Dr. Holly Whyte

Dr. Holly Whyte, Registered Psychologist

Certified Perinatal Mental Health Professional

If you are looking for a strong, directive therapist who is going to challenge you while at the same time offer genuine understanding, empathy and compassion then I may be a fit for you. I will laugh with you and will be there with you when you cry and through all of the moments in between. We can work together to change any necessary behaviours, thoughts, or emotions and/or to accept things that are outside of your control. I will strive to meet you where you are at, but also encourage you to meet your therapy goals, even when it might seem tough. 

I am a doctoral level psychologist with approximately 15 years of experience. I draw on a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities and implement interventions in an ethical and deliberate manner. I like to incorporate humour, metaphors, education, and self-disclosure (when appropriate) to help work through your presenting issues and to also provide support and validation to normalize your experience. Ultimately, I am immensely passionate for what I do and feel that beyond any techniques or interventions that it is the relationship and fit that is of utmost importance; and so, I will make every effort to make you feel comfortable, heard, and safe.

I have worked in a variety of capacities including as a teacher, sessional instructor at universities, and as a supervisor.  I have competence in treating couples and individuals in addition to offering psychoeducational assessments. I have training in the three gold-standard trauma treatment modalities, including Prolonged Exposure (PE), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). In addition, I have Level 1 and Level 2 training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. Furthermore, I have taken training in perinatal mental health, suicide intervention, and dialectical behaviour therapy. I have a true interest in working with all of these areas and strive to stay current in my practice through ongoing education.

Lastly, I am a married mother of two young children and enjoy touch football, curling, golf, and running. If you feel like you would like to work together to address your therapy needs, please feel free to reach out to me to book your first appointment.  

 “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change”
~ Dr. Wayne Dyer

Services Offered:

  • Individual Counselling (adults)
  • Couples Counselling
  • Assessment (adults and children)

Educational Background:

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

Areas of Experience:

  • Anxiety
  • Anger Management
  • Burnout
  • Coping skills
  • Depression (including peri-partum and post-partum)
  • Educational and School Difficulties
  • Grief and Loss
  • Identity Issues
  • Impulse Control Issues (obsessive-compulsive disorder, hair pulling, skin picking)
  • Infertility
  • Life Transitions
  • Perinatal Loss
  • Perinatal Mood Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Criticism
  • Perfectionism
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Suicidality
  • Trauma and PTSD