Miriam VandenBrink, M.A.

Edmonton Counselling PsychologistA Registered Psychologist in Alberta with eight years of counselling experience, I specialize in: connecting with people from different backgrounds who are experiencing a variety of struggles; helping people speak openly about their thoughts, feelings, and experiences; and using a therapeutic style to support clients to understand themselves more fully, connect with their loved ones in a deeper way, and gain ideas and insights to help them live a more fulfilling life.

The individual clients I counsel are often looking for ways to cope with hardships such as isolation, insomnia, anger, anxiety, and depression. Some couples I work with are experiencing challenges related to starting or growing their family. Others are struggling to maintain family cohesion despite distance (i.e. one partner working out of town).

I have helped clients having trouble maintaining or creating long-term relationships, work on parenting challenges, or struggling with life’s big questions: purpose, meaning, and death. I have extensive experience working with individuals going through major life changes or transitions and couples exploring how to create greater intimacy and connection, pre- and post-partum issues, fertility concerns and adoptions, inter-faith/cultural issues, and co-parenting through separation/divorce.

Issues:

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Life Coaching
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation/Self-Harm
  • Trauma and PTSD

Treatment Approaches:

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