We specialize in general psychology and child therapy, providing effective counselling for men, women, and children of all ages, as well as couples and families.
Life poses many challenges and everyone deals with them in their own way. Sometimes we are able to manage and cope quite well. However, some common challenges like relationship problems, mood disorders, loss of a loved one or a traumatic experience can feel very overwhelming and hard to cope on our own. At Edgar Psychological, we know what it’s like to be caught in turbulent times when solutions seem far out of reach. That’s why we put our hearts and souls into helping you find contentment. Our dedicated and experienced therapists believe that problems are a natural part of life and, when dealt with in healthy ways, can provide opportunities for growth and adaptation.
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youtube.com On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Bell will donate more towards mental health initiatives in Canada by contributing 5¢ for every applicable text, call, tweet or TikTok...
“We often give the best of ourselves to coworkers, friends, and strangers. The result? Our partners witness our worst moments when we get home. Nate Klemp and Kaley Klemp offer three ways to connect and boost relationship resilience.”
mindful.org Nate Klemp and Kaley Klemp offer three ways to boost relationship resilience so that we can show up as our best selves in interactions with our partners.
“The important thing about imagination is that it gives you optimism.”
independent.co.uk Somewhere among the clouds of our minds are the post-pandemic nights in clubs and the days in some tropical land. Daydreaming isn’t bad, in fact it can be good, writes Tariro Mzezewa
"Your internal monologue shapes mental wellbeing, says psychologist Ethan Kross. He has the tools to improve your mind’s backchat."
theguardian.com Your internal monologue shapes mental wellbeing, says psychologist Ethan Kross. He has the tools to improve your mind’s backchat
"During moments (or days) when everything seems impossibly complicated, we can still return to one place of simplicity: our innate capacity for presence and kindness."
mindful.org During moments when everything seems impossibly complicated, we can still return to one place of simplicity: our innate capacity for presence and kindness.
By managing our expectations and making smaller goals, our resolutions just might stick this New Year! Here's some ways to approach 2021 realistically and sustainably.
nytimes.com 2020 was a rough one. Here’s how to make goals for 2021 that feel both satisfying and doable.
As we continue to spend more and more time alone, being mindful can enhance our self-love as well as help us live more authentically.
goodtherapy.org Encourage your brain to be self-aware in real-time, and challenge negative thoughts as they appear, so that this kind of thinking becomes automatic.
"It is precisely in darker times that we need to practice gratitude the most."
psychologytoday.com The physical and psychological benefits of appreciating the little things.
washingtonpost.com The connection you build through smiling is good for your emotional health.
“As we all adjust to the uncertainty that lies ahead, we can perhaps take heart from tentative, real-world evidence that suggests resilience really can be taught.”
sciencefocus.com What we can learn from the psychology of those who’ve been through adversity and come through stronger than before.
Amidst the pandemic, many Canadians have increaded their alcohol consumption and substance use as a way to cope, while for others, their addictions have become exacerbated. If someone you know is struggling with an addiction, it can be hard to know where to begin, but the best place to start is with compassion.
psychologytoday.com Transform your relationship with an addicted partner or family member.
“Between the pandemic and hellscape that is 2020, "How are you?" just doesn't cut it anymore. Here are some alternatives to try instead:”
huffingtonpost.co.uk Between the pandemic and hellscape that is 2020, "How are you?" just doesn't cut it anymore. Here are some alternatives to try instead.
Respect between parents and children goes both ways, and it needs to be "bestowed, not extracted."
psychotherapynetworker.org How Much Parental Authority Do We Really Need?
Emotional intelligence is “the ability to manage emotions helps kids navigate social relationships, maximize intellectual success, and develop confidence.”
gottman.com Your emotional intelligence and ability to handle feelings with determine your success and happiness in all walks of life.
Starting in January, we will be offering a (small) 6-week, group yoga class for PTSD. This yoga group will enhance mindfulness skills through moving mindfulness (yoga) to help tolerate unpleasant thoughts and feelings associated with PTSD. For more information visit our website at https://www.edgarpsychological.com/yoga-for-ptsd
"The key to centering, to finding the source of our creative Nile, lies precisely in an ability to situate one’s self in that very space between past and future as time unfolds."
—A much needed reminder today as we sit on the brink of many uncertainties and wide possibilities.
forbes.com There is a third way of experiencing time that lies between past and future, which is the present moment.
"It can sometimes feel difficult to connect with compassion. Elizabeth Sulis Kim explains how we can be kinder to ourselves and others – and reap the mental health benefits."
calmmoment.com It can sometimes feel difficult to connect with compassion. Elizabeth Sulis Kim explains how we can be kinder to ourselves and others – and reap the mental health benefits
"Today’s partners are looking for a way to reconcile their need for commitment and long-term relationships with their need for freedom and individual fulfillment." Therapist and author Esther Perel writes about the mystery of eroticism.
psychotherapynetworker.org It’s long been the conventional wisdom among couples therapists that if couples fix the emotional issues in their relationship, their sexual lives will improve. However, good intimacy doesn’t guarantee good sex. Couples today are confronting a new frontier in the basic understanding of what marr...
As winter is starting to set in, the days are getting shorter and the weather is getting colder. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 15% of Canadians will experience a mild form of seasonal affective disorder. Here are some ways to cope with the winter blues during the pandemic.
cnn.com Seasonal affective disorder appears in about 5% of the US population during winter months. With social distancing amid the pandemic, this form of depression could hit harder this year. Here's how to prep in order to reduce SAD symptoms.
The pandemic "presents a perfect storm for boys and men" when it comes to ideas around masculinity. Here are some ways to help our sons be comfortable with their emotions, and to learn about and question traditional ideas of manhood.
mashable.com Parents can start by following these four strategies.
Today is World Mental Health Day 🧠
We hope everyone can take some time this long weekend to take a mental break and engage in some extra self care!
goodtherapy.org Technology, social media, and on-the-go mindsets, achieving true peace-of-mind, where you feel rested and renewed, can feel extremely difficult at times.
A new study examines the link between teen’s resilience and their executive control network.
scopeblog.stanford.edu Stanford research shows that teens who are good at navigating life are less likely to experience anxiety and depression related to COVID-19.
Elder Jerry Wood shares his story of the 11 years he spent in the residential school system, and the lasting impacts it has had on his life.
Orange Shirt Day is a day to raise awareness and commemorate the Indigenous communities affected by Canada's residential school system, reaffirming that every child matters. In listening to survivor's stories, we can open our hearts and honour those who have, and continue to be affected by the system.
globalnews.ca Watch ‘It was the worst years of my life’: Alberta elder opens up about residential schools on Orange Shirt Day Video Online, on GlobalNews.ca
“If ever there were a time for people to know the important skills that make up what mental health experts refer to as “psychological first aid,” a pandemic is it.”
washingtonpost.com Instead of bandaging a wound, you tend to someone’s anxiety or distress — or your own.
psychologytoday.com Whether facing positive or challenging circumstances, change remains constant.
"Isolation experts advise taking steps to keep your social skills as nimble as possible during this unsocial time."
nytimes.com Deprive people of interactions with peers, and their social skills will atrophy. This is yet another side effect of the pandemic.
Making the case for playtime—how incorporating play into our adult lives makes us more resilient
inc.com Play has always been important for adults. It's even more important in 2020.
Despite our tendency to think otherwise, Dr. Ben Bernstein discusses the ways in which humans are indeed, capable of handling uncertainty (part one of an upcoming series)
psychologytoday.com Learning to be in the present
"To even pose the question can seem insensitive to those who have suffered, or are suffering, acutely. Still, while the costs of trauma are well-documented, less consideration has been given to the counterintuitive possibility that trauma might contribute positively to our wellbeing in particular ways."
psychcentral.com Events are traumatic when they are highly stressful, frightening, or distressing. Such experiences can inflict deep psychological wounds, damaging our mental health and reducing our overall sense of
As the world continues to grapple with a collective sense of loss and grief amidst the pandemic, "how do we navigate this when there is no closure?"
Family therapist Pauline Boss and Krista Tippett discuss the universal experience of "ambiguous loss" in this 30 minute excerpt from the On Being podcast.
onbeing.org A soothing and sometimes counterintuitive reflection on carrying grief in a time of pandemic.
"We need to talk about survivors and we need to start talking about them now-so that we can build the infrastructure that they need to get and stay well physically and mentally."
forbes.com In a recent study of Covid-19 survivors, out of 402 patients, 55% were found to have at least one psychiatric disorder at one month follow-up. This suggests that the effects of Covid-19 on our mental health may be significant and chronic and we need to something about it now, not later.
A new study adds to the power of positive thinking
cnn.com Repetitive negative thinking in later life was linked to cognitive decline and greater deposits of two harmful proteins responsible for Alzheimer's disease, a new study found. But you can fight back by training your brain to be more optimistic.
Happy Long Weekend! We hope everyone is taking some time to relax, practice self care, and focus on well being as new research links the positive impacts this has on your physical health.
psychologicalscience.org New research adds to the growing body of evidence that happiness not only feels good, it is good for your physical health. [July 22, 2020]
There is space between agreeing and disagreeing—this middle ground is understanding
gottman.com Repair happens when we build bridges of validation that connect us, deepening our sense of belonging and security.
“Being mindful of discomfort isn’t just an intellectual exercise. It’s visceral. It means noticing the physical sensations that tell you’re uncomfortable. And it means having the willingness to stay with unease long enough so that it informs you.”
mindful.org Instead of turning away from what feels difficult or painful, mindfulness teaches us that we can learn much from leaning in to any discomfort we're feeling.
Life poses many challenges and everyone deals with them in their own way. Sometimes we are able to effectively manage them and cope well on our own. Other times, surprisingly common challenges such as issues within our relationships, experiencing the loss of a loved one, or attempting to overcome the effects of a traumatic experience can quickly become overwhelming when trying to deal with them on our own. At Edgar Psychological, we understand how it feels to be caught in turbulent times, especially when solutions seem far away or out of reach. This understanding is what drives us to put our hearts and souls into helping you every step of the way as you work to find and experience comfort and contentment!
We specialize in general psychology and child therapy, providing effective counselling for men, women, and children of all ages, as well as couples and families. Our dedicated and experienced therapists believe that problems are a natural part of life and, when dealt with in healthy ways, can provide opportunities for growth and adaptation.
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Psychologist Edmonton. Prairie Owl Psychology & Counselling is located in Edmonton, AB and provides a warm safe place for psychological change. Offering marriage counselling, couples counselling, and individual counselling. Call 780 757 5535.
Relational, client centered, trauma informed psycho-therapeutic services supporting people to become their whole and true selves.
The BriarPatch Centre for Grieving Families provides bereavement services and education to those who have experienced the death of someone they love.
I have been registered as a psychologist in Alberta since 1997 and currently work with individuals, couples, families and organizations.
Equipping you with the tools to raise happy, confident children, sustain intimate relationships, and maintain a healthy sense of personal well-being. Join
Family Medical Practice, Medical Home, IUD Consults and Insertions, Edmonton Southside PCN affiliated Clinic
CMHA in Alberta is your connection to community mental health support. Everyone has mental health and that where mental illness exists, there is help.
Here for you during challenging times and helping you be your best self. Video and phone sessions available.
Edmonton Counselling Services provide consultation, assessment, and treatment for individuals, children, couples, to help overcome mental health challenges; anxiety, addiction, depression, trauma and relationship issues.
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Registered Psychologist in Edmonton, Alberta