Registered Provisional Psychologist
“The one and only thing that matters most is your journey; your journey is the destination” Bimal Shah
Humans are self-healing regulating organisms, however healing, change or personal growth can be daunting at times and requires support. Ada’s goal is to be part of that support system for you. Ada is committed to helping you tap into the intelligence, resources and healing potential innate in you so you can begin to cultivate and nurture that power and potential within you. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, Ada is passionate about helping you move from a place of pain and stagnation to optimal levels of functioning that shifts your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Ada takes a trauma informed and biopsychosocial-spiritual approach in understanding, acknowledging, and addressing individuals’ needs. Her work is informed by evidence based strategies such as EMDR Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution Focused, and mindfulness techniques.
Ada appreciates the uniqueness of individuals and how important components of an individual’s identity such as race, culture, religion, gender, and socioeconomic status interacts to influence their mental health. Ada operates through an awareness of this intersectionality and strives to tailor counselling to these realities by adopting a multicultural lens and embodying person-centred values in her work.
Ada is a Registered Provisional Psychologist in good standing with the College of Alberta Psychologists, a member of the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta and a member of the Grief Recovery Institute. She completed her Master of counselling from Athabasca University in 2021 and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount Allison University in 2014.