ShiftGrit’s Edmonton Psychologists Are Trained In Our Innovative & Structured Approach to Therapy

We use specific elements of the most cutting-edge, well-researched, evidence-based, scientific approaches to therapy, put them in the most effective order, and boost results with Shift innovations.

Our Edmonton psychologists re-calibrate your cognitive perspective and subconscious reactions, so you can crush life’s challenges, be more in control of your relationships, reactions, and confidence and consistently approach your goals.

The strength-based, solution focused therapy with us shows up in all areas of life because we train core mental health fitness.

How Does ShiftGrit’s Therapy Program Work in Edmonton

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Step One:

Find the Root Cause
Our registered psychologists launch a detailed investigation into your patterns, mental health history, and past life experience. We use this to identify the root causes of your concerns.

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Step Two:

Educate Your Conscious Mind
ShiftGrit Psychologists use this to teach your thinking, or conscious, cognitive mind, why your concern exists and how it works.

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Step Three:

Train Your Subconscious Mind
A lot of therapy stops at the cognitive, conscious mind but ours goes beyond it.

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Step Four: Application

A New Thought Foundation
You make the changes in your life that you couldn’t do before.  Armed with a new thought foundation from ShiftGrit Psychology, you aren’t limited by a mindset that gets in your way. The sky’s the limit!

Work with our Registered Edmonton Psychologists

Our central downtown and south Edmonton therapy locations have both Registered and Provisional Edmonton psychologists. We also offer certified counsellors and coaching.

Our structured therapeutic approach can help those with mental health challenges or even high performers looking to optimize their lives.

We treat children over 12, adolescents, and adults for individual therapy.

Clinical Psychology & Counselling Services:

Your Edmonton clinical psychologist will be interested in identifying your limiting beliefs and how they may “show up” in your day-to-day life.

Then, using a combination of cognitive behavioural therapy and bilateral stimulation, your psychologist will help you reprocess traumatic memories and emotions associated with these limiting beliefs, so they will no longer be overwhelming in your life.

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Additional clinical concerns that we provide psychological intervention for:

  • Trauma
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Avoidant Personality Disorder
  • Behavioural Addictions
  • Anorexia
  • Dependent Personality Disorder
  • Suicidality and Self Harm
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Phobias

There are specific non-clinical issues that people often need help with in an effort to optimize their lives. Many high-achievers and entrepreneurially-oriented individuals can benefit from the non-cognitively oriented approach of the ShiftGrit Method from the best psychologist Edmonton.

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Additional life optimizations that we provide psychological intervention for:

  • Sex Issues and Sex Therapy
  • Communicate Effectively
  • Setting Healthy Boundaries
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Insomnia Treatment
  • Bullying
  • Coming Out (LGBTQ+)
  • Infertility
  • Positive Parenting
  • Child Behaviour Issues
  • Toxic Relationships
  • Grief and Loss
  • Intimacy Issues
  • Polyamory
  • Divorce
  • Self-esteem Concerns
  • Retirement & Empty Nest

The exposure therapy that ShiftGrit uses called “Bilateral Stimulation” is an empirically supported therapy for addressing the emotional and psychological suffering that might result from a distressing or traumatic life incident or experience.

With Bilateral Stimulation, the incident may be desensitized and processed again to diminish its unpleasantness and severity. It operates similarly to how the brain naturally processes information when you are sleeping during REM.

One of the beautiful things about Bilateral Stimulation is that you don’t have to go into great detail about the specific issue, circumstance, or occurrence you want to deal with and move through. You’ll tell friends and family about the best psychologist edmonton.

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Our Client Experience Specialists

At ShiftGrit our dedication to meeting your treatment goals starts with our “Client Experience Specialist”, a specially trained customer service representative who will take your information request, phone call, or online booking and make sure that you are matched with an Edmonton Psychologist that will identify the root causes of your concerns and train new adaptive responses from all walks of life.

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Get Matched With The Best Psychologist For You By Our CES

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Schedule Your First Appointment

10445 124 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5N 1R7, Canada
124street Location

There is a close lot available at 12302 Stony Plain Road – Lot #483

If you are not able to find street parking, there are a few parking lots that are available near the office.

12302 Stony Plain Road – Lot #483
10313-10335 124 St NW Parking
12417 – 105th Avenue NW – Lot #357
Precise ParkLink

9148 23 Ave NW #203, Edmonton, AB, T6N 1H9, Canada
South Location

There is a parking lot right in front of the office outside the strip mall.


Therapists are classically educated AND then specially trained in our unique mental health services.

We come armed with a very specific, structured program and our Edmonton therapists will guide you through it step-by-step.  One benefit of working with a directive therapist is that they will orient you to the underlying, causal factors, which avoids getting stuck in surface-level weeds and helps facilitate long-lasting mental health benefits.

Depending on treatment needs and financial circumstances, every client is different, but Shift psychologists typically see their clients once every week or two.

This is a tough one. It’s a little bit like asking a personal trainer how long it will take to bench press 100 pounds. It all depends on personal characteristics, how much work you have to do, how often we see you, how hard you work and how our program clicks with you.  That said, our results are fast and furious for most of our clients, and we tend to attribute this to our structured, outcome-driven therapeutic model.  We don’t have wandering discussions; there’s a goal for each and every session, and we try darn hard to help you reach it.

We do not offer phone consultations with our clinicians, but if you have a question for us, we will always find time to chat. Our Concierge and Front of House Staff are very knowledgeable about our approach and therapy. We want you to be comfortable with your choice of therapist near me and service.

Our Values

ShiftGrit Psychology was developed to address the five main limitations that prevent people from proactively seeking the help of Edmonton psychologists to enhance their lives.

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We seek to destigmatize the profession of psychology. We want clients who are proud of their time here and will be proud to tell their friends and family.

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We also work to demystify the counselling process. We do this through sharing our knowledge and teaching our language so our clients have a chance to make their own informed decisions.

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Creating Accessibility

Creating accessibility through our various podcasts, blogs & technology help our clients get the most out of every session and provides the utmost value from our counselling sessions.

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Freedom To Transcend

Taking responsibility for ourselves, our behaviour and the consequences that it has on our lives and the lives of others around us. We don’t have to live by anyone’s predefined ideas about who we should be provided we remain accountable.

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Truth Over Comfort

When we remain accountable to ourselves in life transitions then we are also able to demand that out of others. This has a stabilizing, “win-win” effect on our relationships. Those around us know where we stand and learn to expect the truth out of us.

What makes ShiftGrit Psychology a leader in Counselling services?

The Shift Method is a therapeutic relationship that is rooted in attachment and trauma theory. Weakened attachments in early childhood create life challenges through things like negative emotions and limiting cognitions about ourselves.

Many people have relationship issues. Since couples are made up of individuals, we recommend couples counselling be broken up into individual therapy. This way, each person can work on their non-cognitive beliefs about themselves, which negatively affect their relationships with others. Counselling Psychology in the Edmonton area will never be the same!

ShiftGrit is proud to be offering Direct Billing from our Edmonton psychologists with the following main insurance providers:

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Blue Cross

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Canada Life

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Green Shield

Direct Billing at ShiftGrit

Other insurance providers may certainly be used, but they will likely reimburse you rather than accept direct billing. If you have any questions about insurance providers or direct billing, please give us a call!

Our psychologists include members of…

There are different regulatory bodies which govern the profession of Psychology in Alberta.

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College of Alberta Psychologists

The College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP) is the regulatory body for the profession of psychology in Alberta.

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Canadian Psychological Association

Advancing research, knowledge and the application of psychology in the service of society through advocacy, support and collaboration.

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Psychologists' Association of Alberta

Advancing the science-based profession of psychology and to promote the well-being and potential of all Albertans.