#5, 620 1st Ave N.W., Airdrie, AB
T4B 2R3

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Shannon O'Grady  M.A., Provisional Psychologist

Direct: 403-862-2379

E-mail: shannon.leah.ogrady@gmail.com

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Counselling Statement:

Hello!

My name is Shannon and I am a Provisional Psychologist at the Airdrie Counselling Centre.

I have been working in mental health for over 10 years with a specialized focus on children, youth, and their families. I enjoy working with individuals, families, and couples-- all is welcome!

 

I use an attachment and family systems theory approach in counselling; we are all emotionally connected whether it's with our families, friends, or peers. Our experiences and interactions with these humans deeply matter; it's important to understand how we interpret our experiences and how it affects us.  Our environments also have the ability to impact the way we interpret our experiences and interactions; it can be helpful to develop an awareness of the common 'tape reels' we have set on repeat to assist in challenging ourselves and taking steps towards wellness.

Carl Rogers developed a counselling approach named Person-Centred Therapy and I've adopted his three core conditions: to listen with empathy--be present and genuine, to be non-judgmental, and to have unconditional positive regard for my clients.

 

I am goal oriented in my sessions and enjoy being interactive with my clients (using art, games, craft, and play). Sometimes I may give activities for you to engage in at home until I see you again. I think that sounds so much better than homework :)

 

I very much enjoy feedback and always invite you to help steer our counselling path; my goal is to ensure you feel supported throughout this process wherever you are at.

 

Thank you for reading and take care!

 

Sincerely,

Shannon

Primary Areas of Practices

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Emotional and behavioural concerns

  • Family relationship concerns

Demographic Served 

  • Children

  • Youth

  • Adults

  • Couples & Family

Primary Therapies Used

  • Family Systems approach

  • Person Centred approach

  • Attachment based therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy

  • Solution Focused Therapy

Types of services provided

 

  • Counselling

  • Consulting

    

Education/Special Training & Registrations

  • Bachelor of Child Studies

  • Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology

  • Registration at the College of Alberta Psychologists

  • DBT Skills training

  • CBT Skills training

  • Mindfulness training

  • HeartMath

  • Brain Gym

  • Non-Suicidal Self Injury training

  • Art Therapy

  • Eating Disorders

  • Attachment Through the Ages

  • Sleep Disorders

 

Languages

English

Biography