More about Smita Gupta

Hi! I am a mother of a beautiful toddler and a therapist, who loves to make sound clinical judgments, based on standardized tests. I am an internationally trained Masters in Psychology with Post Masters Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Later, I also attended The University of Alberta for additional courses like Neuropsychology and gained ethical competency.

I have extensive experience working in a pediatric diagnostic clinic. Presently, I specialize in assessments, I can help with Psychoeducational assessments ( that includes but are not limited to, Gifted and neurodevelopmental assessments like ADHD, Learning Disability, etc..); parental evaluations, cognitive, memory and behavioral assessments, etc..

My Therapeutic approach is mostly influenced by cognitive behavioral therapy, Mindfulness techniques, and solution-focused brief therapy. In my personal life, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

I render services in English, Hindi, and Punjabi.

 

Qualifications

Masters in Psychology

 

Affiliations

Member of Psychologists Association of Alberta

Canadian Psychological Association

 

Certifications

Mindfulness based CBT online course by The Beck Institute of Cognitive Psychology

Essentials of CBT online course by The Beck Institute of Cognitive Psychology.

SAFE (Structured Analysis Family Evaluation) certified Home assessor.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy skills training.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for depression.

 

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi

My Areas of Specialty:

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD / ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Stress Management

I can also help with these areas:

  • Career Changes or the Loss of a Career
  • Child & Youth Stress and Trauma
  • Cognitive Disability
  • Cross Cultural Issues Counselling
  • Dealing with Physical Health Issues
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family Caregiver Stress
  • Grief and Loss
  • Issues Related to Bullying
  • Panic Disorder
  • Parenting Issues & Support
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Premarital Counselling
  • Self-Esteem Issues

Mental Health Disorders:

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Expressive & Receptive Language Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder

My Treatment Approaches:

  • Client Centered Therapy (Rogerian therapy)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Mindfulness Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy

Assessment Services:

  • Assessments For Developmental Disabilities
  • Career Assessments
  • Custody Access & Parental Assessments (PN7, PN8)
  • Gifted / Intellectually Advanced Assessments
  • Personality and Behavioural Assessments