Rachel Stege, M.Sc., M.Ed.

Edmonton Counselling PsychologistEveryone feels stuck from time to time. Psychology can provide helpful skills to get moving in the right direction. I am a Registered Psychologist with Masters degrees in Counselling Psychology (University of Alberta) and Sport Psychology (Liverpool John Moores University in Liverpool, England). Whether you’re interested in counselling or performance services, psychology can help people can feel stronger and healthier. I enjoy my work – it’s a privilege to see people grow as they learn new skills and find their momentum!

Counselling Psychology: Sometimes we have a major challenge that gets in our way, or sometimes small things build up until we feel worn out, anxious, or frustrated. I believe that people have more strengths and solutions than they realize. We can work to discover those things together, by exploring your experiences, your values, and your hopes for the future. In addition to common counselling approaches, I also have years of specialized experience with hope-focused and strengths-based interventions. I am listed as a Practitioner Affiliate and Research Affiliate on the website for Hope Studies Central at the University of Alberta.

Performance Psychology: As an athlete, dancer, musician, or artist, performance is key. Whether you’re at an elite level and looking for improvement to give you a competitive edge, or at an earlier level in your development looking to build a strong foundation of psychological skills, performance psychology can help. In addition to mental skills training, I believe it is important to address performance while considering the needs of the whole person. The healthier you are mentally and emotionally, the better you’re likely to perform overall.

Issues:

  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain
  • Communication and Assertiveness
  • Confidence and Self-Esteem
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Motivation and Goal-Setting
  • Perfectionism
  • Relationship Issues
  • Performance slump or creative/artistic block
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress Management
  • Substance Use
  • Work-Life (or Sport-Life) Balance

Treatment Approaches:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Hope-focused Counselling
  • Humanistic Therapy
  • Mental Skills Training
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution-focused Counselling
  • Strengths-based Counselling