Therapists in the Big Rock Psychology Building encompasses a vast experience that enables us to offer effective outpatient, individualized, psychological care. We treat a number of mental health disorders, and provide a neutral ground to individuals, families, and couples who are seeking counselling and/or assessments. We are all Psychologists with autonomous private practices. WE have come together in this building to provide our community with a variety of services based on the needs identified by the public.
Our focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. We achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan.
We promise to be there for you every step of your journey. Our goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life.
Jennifer Rioux is a Registered Psychologist and offers In-person and virtual services to Alberta residents. Jennifer founded Big Rock Psychology due to knowing the value of having psychologists working together in one building and providing a space for the community that offers as many supports it can for community needs.
Jennifer works with individuals & couples with a variety of issues including addictions, trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, relationship wellness, anger management, life stress, self-harm, infertility, unresolved trauma, grief, and sexual identity. She values a collaborative approach whether offering support or working to look at the thoughts, feelings, and behaviour that are keeping you stuck in unhealthy or unsatisfying patterns. Her goal is to help you recognize your strengths and potential, increase positive life experiences, and build capacity to cope with life's struggles. LGBTQ affirming
Jennifer is trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities including CBT, EMDR, Gottman Method for couples in therapy including specialized training for couples that have suffered an affair and/or trauma. She also utilizes Solution focused therapy, Narrative therapy, and Prolonged Exposure therapy. Jennifer is trained in EMDR therapy, which assists in reprocessing and decreasing emotional/physiological disturbances related to trauma and other issues in life that you may encounter. Jennifer’s professional experience in addiction treatment centers, community centers & medical facilities addressing various addictions, mental health, personal, and family relational concerns has been a valuable part of my professional journey and brings those expertise to her private practice
You may email Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out her website via link below:
Michelle is a Registered Psychologist, servicing Okotoks, South Calgary and surrounding areas. She works with children, teens, adults, couples and families presenting with a variety of issues including, depression, anxiety, ADHD, behavioral issues, grief, self-esteem, anger management, emotional regulation, family conflict, relationships, separation/divorce, parenting, and co-parenting after divorce. She values the therapeutic relationship and takes a collaborative approach when working with her clients, She strives to gain a full and comprehensive understanding of her client's needs and goals in order to help them make the changes they are looking for and reach their potential.
She is trained in a variety of therapeutic models and interventions that she uses to support and guide her clients including, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Client Centered, and Structural Family Therapy. She works with each client to find the best fit model(s) to make the life changes they have identified.
Her diverse professional experience within hospitals, schools, community outreach, counselling centers, and career and life coaching has helped her to develop skills in a variety of areas. She looks forward to meeting you and learning how she can help you reach your goals, and support you on your journey.
Michelle is also available Evenings and weekends
David believes that personal distress is manageable. He explains that most life stressors that contribute to distressing feelings fall into three categories that include relationship difficulties, internal factors (troubling or uncomfortable thoughts) and difficult life events (past and present). Depression and anxiety often occur when these factors go unresolved. He uses EMDR, cognitive-behavioural and solution focused strategies to help his clients develop manageable goals for resolving distress. Each client has the capacity for change and the evidenced based strategies that he uses in his practice are an effective way to help overcome barriers to success.
As a cognitive-behavioural therapy practitioner, he provides a general assessment to assist clients with problem identification, changing unhelpful thoughts and behaviour, and goal development in order to relieve distress in the shortest time possible. As an EMDR trained therapist he assist in reprocessing and decreasing emotional disturbances that you may be experiencing.
David wants work together with you to combine mental health guidance with the expertise you already possess about your life. Help is an email or a phone call away!
You may email David at: email@example.com or learn more on his website link below!
Lauren is a Registered Psychologist. She works with couples struggling with relationship dissatisfaction, as well as, adults and adolescents struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, stress management, self-esteem, life transitions, and emotional wellness. She aims to provide a safe, understanding, and encouraging environment to help clients explore the difficulties they are facing. She works collaboratively with clients to provide the best tools possible to help them achieve their goals and live their best lives.
Lauren makes sure that her approach to counselling fits each individual client. Her treatment approaches include: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Interventions, Person-Centred Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy, as well as Guttman’s Couples Methods and Interventions.
Reaching out for help can feel intimidating but you do not have to face your struggles alone. You can book online on her website link below or email me her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Lauren is look forward to hearing from you!
Katrina is a Registered Psychologist and works with adults and teens/youth presenting with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, anger management, sleep difficulties, and overall life transitions and difficulties. She believes that life can be a beautiful journey but at times along the way we can experience difficulties and have moments in which we lose our way. Katrina believes when given the right tools and support people can overcome stressful life events.
She focuses on a strength-based approach, tailoring treatment to the unique needs of each client. Therapy is designed around exploring beliefs and barriers which are keeping us from reaching our full potential. Katrina’s treatment approaches include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, and Solution-Focused interventions.
Recognizing that we need help and support is the first step and knowing when problems have become bigger than we can handle is hard. She provides free phone consultations upon request or you can feel free to email Katrina directly at email@example.com.
Bookings can also be done on her website with link below.
Amy is a Masters Level student in Clinical Psychology at the University of Brescia. She is excited to provide counselling services to Okotoks and surrounding areas at a reduced fee.
She will be completing her practicum/internship with us and providing quality counselling at 50% off of the recommended fee for psychology services from PAA (Psychology Association of Alberta) under the supervision of Jennifer Rioux.
Fun facts about Amy:
Amy served in the US Navy for 15 years. Her career shift to psychology was driven by the passion to help others as she has been helped herself. She is life experienced and brings much skill to her counselling practice. She values a person-centered and collaborative working relationships with her clientele.
Please contact Jennifer if you are interested in booking an appointment with Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org
All Therapists out of the Big Rock Psychology Building would like to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes Blackfoot Confederacy members Siksika, Piikani, and the Kainai First Nations, the Stoney Nakoda of Bearspaw, Chiniki and Wesley First Nations, the Dene of Tsuut’ina First Nations, and the Métis Nation Region 3, and all those that made Treaty 7 lands their home.