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"I FIND WORKING WITH WOMEN TO BE EXTREMELY REWARDING AND PRIVILEGED WORK. A WOMAN WHO HAS EXPERIENCED HEALING AND KNOWS HERSELF IS A WOMAN WHO WALKS DIFFERENTLY IN HER LIFE. A WOMAN WHO IS FREE IS A POWERFUL WOMAN. POWERFUL WOMEN CHANGE THEIR WORLD."
Areas I Work In
The areas I work in include anxiety, worries and fear, self-trust, infertility, trauma, relationship difficulties, work stress, life transitions, grief and loss, self-esteem, compassion fatigue and burnout, adult daughters of narcissistic mothers, and loving someone with a mental illness.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You are able to say to yourself,
"...I can take the next thing that comes along".
- Eleanor Roosevelt
Dr. Easter Yassa, Registered Psychologist
I am a Registered Psychologist (#3932) in Alberta with over 15 years of counselling experience and over a decade of post-graduate psychology focused training. I offer counselling services to adults (18+) and seniors, both individually and in couples. I also offer group therapy services. In my practice I am committed to providing a caring, compassionate and non-judgemental space for you to explore what’s troubling you and work towards your goals.
Currently, I am accepting new clients.
When you come to the edge of all the light you have,
and must take a step into the darkness of the unknown,
believe that one of two things will happen.
Either there will be something solid for you to stand on --
or you will be taught how to fly.
~ Patrick Overton, Author, Poet
I believe you are not merely a list of symptoms, whatever they may be. My approach to therapy is about seeing you as a whole person. You are more than the sum of your troubles. You have strengths, challenges, underdeveloped parts, overdeveloped parts, healthy parts, a unique story, a past, a journey you are navigating and, most importantly, a path into a future that you are shaping either consciously or unconsciously. You are complex, layered and whole. My overall approach to therapy is about creating and holding a space to explore all the parts of you and all the things you find hard to say, but yearn to express. The therapy approaches I use most can be found below and reflect my belief that therapy can be a safe space for you to do this, and to know yourself in ways that you may not have fully known yourself before. Therapy is a space to dive deep into what moves you, what matters to you, and reconnect to the authentic you. It is a space to move toward a life of your conscious choosing.
Processing the fundamental experience of being human in this world at this time in order to consciously create a meaningful life, connection with others, freedom of your decisions, and responsibility.
Using a state of deep relaxation and an indirect approach to suggestion that involves metaphors, symbols, and contradictions to access the healing and reprocessing power of your unconscious.
Exploring your emotions, thoughts, early life experiences, and beliefs to support your understanding of the impact of your past on your present behaviour so you can begin tochange patterns in your life.
Click here to learn more about other therapy approaches that I may integrate into therapy as it meets you and your needs.
If she got really quiet and listened,
new parts of her wanted to speak.
- S.A.R.K., Succulent Wild Woman
Dr. Easter Yassa
Hours of operation:
By Appointment Only
Unit 4217, 101 Sunset Drive,
Cochrane, AB, T4C 0W7
Phone: (587) 410-2610