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 best psychologist Edmonton 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.

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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.

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 Edmonton therapy location has 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.

ShiftGrit Psychology & Counselling: Our Psychological Method Demystified

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 the reconditioning process through reconditioning the responses in the “walnut brain,” which is referred to as our primitive, pre-evolutionary brain, akin to our animal instincts. This process employs psychological techniques reminiscent of classical conditioning, as used by behaviourists like Pavlov with dogs, but in this case, it’s an inverted form of classical conditioning. Your psychologist will guide you to revisit traumatic memories, and emotions tied to these inhibiting beliefs., so they will no longer be overwhelming in your life.

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.

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 “Reprocessing” which 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 reconditioning via exposure & integration (REI) (more commonly referred to as Reprocessing), the incident may be desensitized and processed again to diminish its unpleasantness and severity.

One of the beautiful things about reprocessing 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.

Edmonton Psychologists Directory

At our Edmonton-based mental health facility, we proudly feature an experienced team of Psychologists and Therapists. Our expert practitioners are dedicated to providing the highest quality care and offer a range of services tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual. The following professionals make up our talented Edmonton network:

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Our Client Experience – Find a Psychologist in Edmonton

At ShiftGrit our dedication to meeting your treatment goals starts with our “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.

Get Matched With The Best Psychologist in Edmonton For You

Schedule Your First Appointment

124 Street Location

ShiftGrit Psychology & Counselling
10445 124 Street, Edmonton, AB,T5N 1R7, Canada

Phone: (780) 705-6463

Downtown Edmonton Parking

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

What makes ShiftGrit Psychology & Counselling 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.

Utilizing a thoughtfully devised method, based on classical conditioning, exposure, desensitization, attachment theory, and neuropsychology, we extract the core of emotions, actions, and cognitions that hinder individuals from attaining their desired life.

ShiftGrit is proud to be offering Direct Billing from our Registered Provisional Psychologist Edmonton with the following main health care insurance providers:

Blue Cross

Canada Life

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 Edmonton counselling centre includes members of…

There are different regulatory bodies that govern the profession of Clinical 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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Psychologist Association of Alberta

The Psychologist Association of Alberta is advancing the science-based profession of psychology and to promote the well-being and potential of all Albertans.

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I've never been to therapy. What can I expect finding a therapist?

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.

How often should I see my therapist?

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

How many sessions will it take?

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.

Do you offer phone consultations?

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.

How much do psychologists charge per hour in Alberta?

Psychologists in Edmonton, Alberta typically charge between CAD 200 to CAD 250 per hour, though rates vary based on experience, specialization, and location. Some offer sliding scale fees or reduced rates for clients facing financial constraints. Be sure to research rates, payment options, and insurance coverage when searching for a "psychologist Edmonton." At Shift Grit, we aim to connect you with qualified professionals to support your mental health journey.

What is the difference between therapist and psychologist?

The main difference between a therapist and a psychologist lies in their education, training, and scope of practice. Psychologists typically hold a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in psychology and are trained in conducting psychological assessments, diagnoses, and research-based treatments. They may also provide therapy. Often the terms are used interchangeably by the public.

When should I see a psychologist?

You should consider seeing a psychologist if you are experiencing persistent emotional, mental, or behavioral issues that interfere with your daily life or well-being. Common reasons to seek help from a psychologist include: 1) Difficulty coping with stress or life changes 2) Persistent feelings of sadness, anxiety, or hopelessness 3) Relationship or family problems 4) Grief and loss 5) Trauma or abuse 6) Issues with self-esteem or self-worth 7) Difficulty managing anger or other emotions 8) Substance abuse or addiction

How do I find a psychologist for free?

Finding a psychologist for free can be challenging, but there are options to explore: 1) Community mental health clinics: Many cities have community clinics that offer free or low-cost mental health services, including sessions with psychologists or therapists. 2) Universities or training institutions: Psychology programs often run training clinics where graduate students provide therapy under supervision. These services may be free or low-cost. 3) Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs): Some employers offer EAPs that include free, confidential counseling sessions for their employees. 4) Online support groups or forums: While not a substitute for professional care, online communities can provide peer support and resources for mental health concerns. 5) Government-funded programs: In some regions, government-funded mental health services may be accessible. Check with your local health department for available options. Remember that while free services can be helpful, they may have longer wait times or limited availability. ShiftGrit Psychology & Counselling does not provide free psychological or counselling services.