Ms. Krista Bruyer

Ms. Krista Bruyer, Registered Psychologist

~ accepting new clients ~

My career in mental health spans over 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 strengths-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 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural 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, occupational burnout, and chronic pain. I have also worked closely with survivors of domestic violence and individuals who have experienced loss and trauma. My shared identity as both a mother and a psychologist inform my passion for working to promote the mental well-being of women and mothers. I have specialized training in peri-partum and post-partum depression/anxiety as well as an interest in working with individuals undergoing fertility treatment.

“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
  • Identity Issues
  • Infertility
  • Interpersonal Violence
  • Life Transitions
  • Perfectionism 
  • Perinatal Loss
  • Perinatal Mood Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Concerns or Insomnia
  • Suicidality
  • Workplace Stress and Burnout