Miriam VandenBrink, M.A.

Edmonton Counselling Psychologist

People amaze me and I am honoured and humbled to be a part of my clients’ healing by supporting, educating, and holding space for their growth and change. With each of my clients I use a unique therapeutic style to support them in understanding themselves more fully, connecting with loved ones in a deeper way, and gaining ideas and insights to help them live more fulfilling lives. I love helping people open up about their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Therapy research has shown successfully therapy is directly related to the strength of the connection between client and therapist; connecting with people from diverse backgrounds who are experiencing a variety of struggles is my particular expertise.

Some of my clients enter therapy to learn skills to cope with relationship challenges, or struggles like pregnancy and postpartum issues, infertility, loneliness, insomnia, anxiety, and grief. I have particular experience working with individuals going through major life changes or transitions.

I have extensive experience working with couples exploring how to create greater intimacy and connection, those with interfaith/cultural issues, and co-parenting through separation/divorce. Some couples I work with are experiencing challenges related to starting or growing their families. I enjoy working with a wide range of couples including LGBT*TQ persons, those embarking on long-term commitment, and those looking to reconnect after a period of struggle or detachment.

Issues:

  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Life Coaching
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality

Treatment Approaches:

  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive-Behavioural (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy for couples (EFT)
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT)
  • Family/Marital
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Relational