EXPERIENCE CHANGE WITH WHITE LION PSYCHOLOGY

 
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“Everything can be taken from a man but... the last of the human freedoms - to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances”

Viktor Frankl

 

A Bit About Therapy

Effective psychotherapy helps clients to improve their understanding of themselves and encourages them to develop new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. It is essential to keep in mind that therapy is not a magic pill or a quick fix: therapy is a healing process that necessitates participation and investment from the client and therapist alike. Making small changes and learning to cope with difficult or uncomfortable feelings can bring life-altering results.

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A Bit About Me

Christa Stehr, MACP, RPsych


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Life comes with many challenges. At times, we are able to manage these challenges and sometimes we need some help. I’m Christa Stehr, a Registered Psychologist based in Edmonton. I'm here to help guide you through life’s most complex and difficult times. I truly care about my clients’ well-being so I tailor my counselling and psychological services to meet their individual needs. 

I am here to help with issues such as anxiety, depression, family conflict, parenting, stress and burnout, grief and loss, trauma, relationship difficulties, effective communication, life transitions (such as children leaving home or moving into retirement) and adjustment issues (such as losing a job or the breakdown of a relationship). I also offer skills training in parenting, discipline, mindfulness, communication, cognitive modification and emotional management.

I come from a background in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I am also a certified Yoga Teacher. My belief is that you have the insight, strength and knowledge to be able to create healing and change in your life. It is through a team approach that I work with clients to determine their goals and the ways through which we can achieve them.

Please contact me for a free 15-minute consultation. We can discuss your concerns and determine whether we are a good fit to work together.




 

Get to Know Me

Coltan Thompson, MEd. 

Registered Provisional Psychologist



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Mental health issues can arise for a number of reasons such as lacking life direction, struggling with identity, disconnection from emotions, or when different parts of ourselves are in conflict. As a Registered Provisional Psychologist, I help people to resolve inner conflicts, connect with their values, mend relationships, and lead more meaningful lives. 


Because every person has unique needs, concerns, desires, and ways of healing, I work with every client to create a personalized treatment approach. Therapy, in my view, should treat the whole person, with sensitivity to the physical, social, mental, and spiritual aspects of one’s life. My aim is to help people move beyond coping and toward change and healing.


Issues that I work with include, but are not limited to, anxiety, depression and mood disorders, trauma, existential concerns, personal identity concerns, life transitions, LGBTQ+ issues, grief, boundaries, regulating emotions and anger, self-harm, and suicidal feelings. I am especially drawn to working with teens and adults.


I draw from a number of therapeutic approaches including Emotion-Focused therapy (EFT), Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused therapy (SFT), Existential-Humanistic therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Therapy is a collaborative process, and my intention is for us to work together to meet your goals.

Please contact me for a free 15-minute consultation. We can discuss your concerns and determine whether we are a good fit to work together.


 

Services We Offer

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Trauma Therapy, EMDR

A Happier, Healthier You

Have you experienced trauma or abuse? CBT, EMDR and Yoga therapies can be used to work toward a healthier you, where anxiety and depressive symptoms are reduced and you can get back into enjoying life. Get in touch today to book an appointment.


Couples Therapy

Harmony For Both of You

Struggling to communicate with or be heard by your partner? Feeling like the relationship is diminishing? It might be time to seek help from a licensed professional. During our Couples Therapy sessions we can work together to develop better communication and improve the relationship. Contact us today and let us help you find a better way.

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Individual Counselling

A Happier, Healthier You

In our therapy sessions, we’ll work to solve current problems and improve positive thinking and behavior. We can help you “re-frame” your reactions and provide you with valuable tools to cope with life’s obstacles. We enjoy working with individuals of all ages, from childhood to late adulthood. Get in touch to book an appointment.

Family Counselling

Healthy Relationships

Families can be our greatest blessing and our biggest challenge. Our family therapy sessions can focus on a variety of concerns such as healthy boundaries, better communication, improved cooperation or effective parenting. Schedule an appointment today.

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Child & Adolescent/Teen Counselling

Healthy Development

Is your child struggling with behaviour, anxiety, depression, peer relationships? We work hard to build a working relationship with your child, so that we can work together to find a more successful, happy future. Contact us to discuss how we can help.

Educational Consultation

Successful Educational Experiences

With years of educational experience, Christa is available to consult with you on ways to improve your child's experience. She is also available to consult with school/district personnel regarding students and programming. Additionally, she can provide guidance, workshops and coaching in change, leadership, curriculum implementation, effective teaching strategies, teacher wellness, etc. Contact her today so we can work towards a better future.

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A Bit About White Lions

Why white lions? 

There is a great deal of symbolism associated with white lions. 

 Lions: Lions represent courage, strength, power and loyalty. Their noble and regal attitudes emulate independence and confidence, balanced by a quiet demeanour. Lions are known to roar only when it is necessary. They have a strong and loving family life and work together to ensure everyone’s needs are met. The lion represents many of the values and characteristics that can help us to live a rich and balanced life.  

White Lions: White lions represent the uniqueness that we all have as individuals. They are not albinos but are their unique colour because of a rare gene.

Due to overhunting, they were actually considered extinct in 2004, but have returned in numbers with the help of humans (reserves, zoos and societies). They embody strength and resilience and show us that we sometimes need help to become the best version of ourselves.

It was once thought that white lions would not be able to survive because of their inability to camouflage. Evidence now shows that their coloring does not hinder their survival. Like us, white lions are able to stand out and still thrive.

 

Contact Us


At White Lion Psychology we love helping our clients develop the tools they need to cope with all of life’s challenges. Contact us today to learn more and book a session.

Please note:

It is recommended to use telephone communication when possible. Our phone number is 587.532.9373

Although every effort is taken to keep email confidential, email cannot be guaranteed to be secure, as rare breeches of privacy could potentially occur.  Electronic correspondence should be limited to non-confidential information. If you chose to use email, please consider carefully the risks associated with sending personally identifying and/or confidential information. When communicating electronically by email, you are consenting to associated email risks.





9690 182 Street NW

Edmonton, AB  T5T 6M1



587.532.9373

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