More about Tracy Firth

I enjoy working with adolescents, youth, and adults primarily within a person-centered framework. Central to this approach is the belief that the ability to grow and change is inherent within each individual.  My goal as a therapist is to help you find clarity, and create positive change in your life. Together, we will target the limiting beliefs, behaviours, and language that often holds us back from reaching our full potential. 

My practice is evidence-based, and I will draw skills and techniques from a variety of approaches to help you achieve your goal(s).  I have additional training in Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Processing Therapy for Trauma (CPT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) Skills, the Gottman Method level 1&2 for couples, Suicidality, and Non-Suicidal Self Injury (NSSI). 

I bring my authentic self to every session, along with kindness, empathy, and a quirky sense of humour.  I look forward to working with you!

 

Qualifications

Masters in Counselling Psychology (in progress)

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

 

Affiliations

Psychologists Association of Alberta (PAA)

Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)

 

Certifications

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Certificate in Behavioural Strategies (Mount Royal University)

 

Languages

  • English

My Areas of Specialty:

  • Adolescent & Teen Issues
  • Depression
  • Self Harming
  • Suicidal Thoughts (Idealization) and Survivor
  • Supporting Teenagers with Depression

I can also help with these areas:

  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Divorce or Separation
  • Grief and Loss
  • Insomnia
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Stress Management

Mental Health Disorders:

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder

My Treatment Approaches:

  • Client Centered Therapy (Rogerian therapy)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Existential Therapy
  • Gottman Couples Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy

Sexuality, Intimacy, and Gender:

  • Gender Identity
  • LGBTQ+ and Gender Issues