Alexandra Froese, M.Ed., Registered Psychologist

“I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.”

– Carl Jung

To provide the highest level of care for her current clients, Alexandra does not accept new clients for counselling services at this time. Please feel free to book with other counsellors on our team.

I see therapy as a safe place for my clients to heal, learn and grow. I am passionate about working with people who have experienced trauma, loss, divorce/separation, and recent changes in life. I am also well experienced in areas such as suicidal ideation and self-harm, anxiety, depression, and behavioural problems (aggressive, impulsive, oppositional and sexual behaviour problems).

I hold Authorized Practice Endorsement (APE) and provide comprehensive psychological and psycho-educational assessments that help my clients discover their unique strengths and receive needed supports. To find out more, take a look at our psychological assessment services or get in touch. I will be glad to answer your questions and, through the assessment process, offer practical strategies for optimizing learning, work, and relationships.

My Approach

I am a humanistic therapist at the core. My approach combines person-centered, existential and classic gestalt therapies. I also use elements of Dialectical Behaviour (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Cognitive Processing (CPT) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioural therapies (TF-CBT), as well as mindfulness and solution-focused approaches, depending on my clients’ needs. My practice is informed by research in psychology, education, and neuroscience to offer my clients everyday concrete tools for balance, health, and joy.

I strive to be a caring and engaging professional, who makes clients feel comfortable and supported. I enjoy helping people overcome challenges and realize their inner potential.

Professional Background

I am a Registered Psychologist practicing in the areas of clinical, counselling and educational psychology.  For the last 12 years I have been working in the mental health services and education field with adults, teens, and children. I worked in community mental health, as well as a part of clinical services in educational settings and residential treatment teams.

Additional Training

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Immersion with Steven Hayes (online course, in progress)

Telepsychology Best Practices 101: Clinical Evaluation and Care training

Clinical Applications of Self-Compassion course

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) course

Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) training

Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT) course

Family Systems Therapy training

Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for children and adolescents

Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for treatment of anxiety in adults

Suicide Prevention and Intervention training (Train the Facilitator)

Self-Harm Behaviour in Youth: Issues and Strategies

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Understanding Children’s Sexual Behaviours: From natural and healthy to disturbed

WhyTry” Program training. Solution-focused and motivational treatment program for children and adolescents

Lions Quest K-8: Skills for Growing and Skills for Adolescents training

Mental Health First Aid training

Putting neuro-developmental research into your everyday practice workshop

Head injury, TBI, and its impact on the brain: Application for clinical practice workshop

FASD Assessment/New Assessment Guidelines training