Like all Shift Psychologists, Zac is trained in the Shift Protocol, which is the highly effective blending of two well-researched approaches: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Bilateral Stimulation. He also has experience in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy, and Positive Psychology.


What is your name/nicknames?

Zac Erickson

What do you do at Shift?

I’m a Registered Psychologist. When working with individual clients, I have a particular interest and passion for working with anxiety/depression, negative thinking, adult ADHD, faith transitions/crisis, shame, and relationship issues.

What are your academic credentials?

  • B.Sc., Psychology (2012, University of Lethbridge)
  • M.Sc., Neuroscience (2014, University of Lethbridge)
  • M.Ed., Counselling Psychology, (2017, University of Alberta)

Do you have any pets?

None, but I do have 4 kids! 😀


What is your favourite food?

Pizza is always a great option. Also, I’m a sucker for good Mexican food.

What is a skill you are working on currently?

I’m always on the lookout for new ways of being productive.

What do you do in your spare time?

As a father of four young kids, I don’t have a ton of spare time. I try to spend time each week playing games with my kids (Super Smash Bros and Dungeons & Dragons are two current favourites). I also enjoy having a creative outlet, including podcasting, drawing, and painting. I just bought my first 3D printer, and spend a lot of time painting miniatures and models to use during our D&D games.

What is your dream car?

Something reliable. I’m easy to please in that realm. Perhaps an electric car once the tech has hit mass distribution.

What is your go-to for a good laugh?

I strive to be able to laugh at myself and learn from my mistakes. Real life is often just as absurd and hilarious as standup comedy.

Zac takes a positive, authentic approach and has worked with individuals, couples, families and students of all ages looking forpsychological counselling. He is driven by a desire to help his clients identify obstacles on their journey become their best selves.

He also enjoys coaching clients sort through overcome stress and negative thinking, and to improve their personal performance in all areas of their lives.  With an upbeat and non-judgmental style, he quickly establishes rapport and helps motivate his clients to improve their lives and create a joy-filled existence. Zac believes there is something great in everyone, and that we all need a little help to find it within each other. He also strongly believes there in being an active voice in combating the stigma around mental health and serves those who are faith-based and looking for Christian counselling Edmonton.

When he is not immersed in creating magnificent mental fitness for clients, you could find him playing Mario Kart with his kids, or recording a podcast. He also is a total nerd and loves geek culture, superhero movies, and cheap pizza on a Friday night.

Shifter Zac Erickson Speaks on Accessibility; Mural Credit: Jubilation & Aggression by Matt Clarke

Shift is very lucky to utilize Zac's talents to produce and star in our very own Podcast, "The Shift Show". We're just getting started but you'll quickly be able to discern Zac's ability to think on his feet and provide meaningful directed thought.

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