Alexandra Froese, M.Ed., Registered Psychologist

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

– Carl Jung

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