Andrea (Thrall) Dobbs

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I firmly believe in the healing power of relationship and I strive to nurture my clients’ connection to loved ones and significant others. I believe that positive change starts with healthy individuals who then form healthy relationships and establish positive child-parent connections. These relationships give rise to healthy families and thriving communities. To me, empathy and compassion are at the heart of healthy connection and by creating a space for these qualities to flourish, we take the first steps toward healing.


To me, the therapeutic relationship is an essential starting place for positive growth. Therapy is a space to be received and welcomed, a space where we can look at life’s challenges with a compassionate eye so that we may be curious about what changes might make life more enjoyable. 

 

I am a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists as well as a member of the Psychologists Association of Alberta. I have experience and training in providing counselling to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. My background includes offering counselling within school settings as well as not for profit agencies. Most recently, I have had the joy and pleasure of working with the amazing group of professionals at River's Edge Counselling Centre.

AREAS OF SPECIALTY

Individual Counseling

Child / Adolescent Counselling

Couples Counselling

Family Counselling

Professional Supervision

THERAPY APPROACHES

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • EMDR

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy

  • Existential

  • Family Systems

  • Gottman

  • Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy

  • Narrative

  • Person-centered

  • Play

  • Solution Focused

  • Trauma Informed

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)