Ms Krista Bruyer

~ Krista is currently on maternity leave; she is not accepting new clients at this time ~ ~

My career in mental health spans nearly a decade and during that time I’ve recognized the importance of tailoring my work to meet each client’s unique needs. I provide a collaborative environment to facilitate change and I meet all individuals at their own stage of readiness. As a psychologist, I utilize a strength-based approach that is grounded in Positive Psychology and employ an attitude of hope in all of my interactions. My practice is a combination of therapeutic techniques, which have demonstrated and researched effectiveness, as well as my personality which results in counselling often infused with analogies and humor. I typically utilize Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy while also grounding my work firmly in compassion and genuine care for my clients. I believe that by establishing a strong therapeutic relationship I can help my clients facilitate change, foster areas of strength, and create sustainable happiness.

My counselling-related experience includes working in the area of rehabilitative health where I’ve gained experience working with depression, anxiety, and chronic pain. I have also worked closely with survivors of domestic violence and families who have experienced loss and trauma. My shared identity as both a mother and a psychologist informs my passion for working to promote the mental well-being of mothers. I have a special interest in peri-partum and post-partum depression as well as working with individuals undergoing fertility struggles.

“Every person…is full of great possibilities that can be realized through imagination, effort, and perseverance.”
~ Scott Barry Kaufman

Services Offered

  • Individual counselling (adults)

Educational Background 

  • Masters of Counselling Psychology
    (Athabasca University)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
    (University of Alberta)

 

Areas of Experience

  • Anxiety
  • Anger Management
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping skills
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Interpersonal violence
  • Identity issues
  • Infertility
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-Criticism, Perfectionism
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual abuse
  • Sleep concerns or Insomnia
  • Suicidality
  • Workplace Stress and Burnout