Dr. Michelle Emmerling

Edmonton Counselling PsychologistI am a Registered Psychologist with 10 years of extensive professional training in working with a diverse range of individual, couple, and family issues from a holistic and client focused perspective. This means I tailor my work to your unique experience and concerns so that we can work together to help you become aware of different aspects of your experience and areas where you may be stuck. I believe in building a caring, genuine, and supportive therapeutic relationship where you can feel safe to explore your concerns and together we can work towards helping you live a more fulfilling life.

I have specialized training in Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) for Eating Disorders/ Body Image concerns from some of the world’s leading experts. EFT addresses the underlying causes of eating disorders and has been shown to be highly effective in helping individuals to end their battle with food/body image. I also have extensive training and work from the Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) and Emotion Focused Skills Training (EFST) models which are highly effective for struggles within families, workplaces, businesses, and organizations.

I believe that therapy offers a unique opportunity to have someone focus on understanding how you are feeling, your unique individual needs, and what you want to work on changing. Through this process you can rediscover yourself, feel empowered to live a more enriched life, and have long-lasting change.

Issues:

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Eating Disorders/Body Image Concerns
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • LGBTQ Issues
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parent/Teen
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming

Treatment Approaches:

  • Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT)
  • Emotion Focused Skills Training (EFST)
  • Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Existential
  • Family/Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Humanistic
  • Somatic Experiencing (SE)
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)