Dianne Federation MSW, Registered Social Worker

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Primary Areas of Practices

  • Anxiety,

  • Depression,

  • Past trauma (sexual abuse, emotional abuse, physical abuse)

  • Traumatic event:

    • Witness

    • Motor Vehicle Accident

    • Sudden loss of loved one/pet

  • Couples counselling,

  • Nobody's Perfect Parenting Program for parents of young children,

  • Other parenting issues and parent/teen conflicts

  • Stress Management

  • Grief and Loss

Primary Therapies Used

  • Accelerated Resolution Therapy (Trauma treatment),

  • Certified in trauma therapy - EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprogramming)

  • Gottman couples treatment

  • Clinical Hypnosis

  • Client centered strength based approach

Demographic Served 

  • Adults

  • Couples

Types of services provided

  • Individual Counselling,

  • Marriage counselling,

  • Relationship Counselling,

  • Trauma Therapy.

  • Narrative Emotional Support

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Solution Focussed

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Gottman Couples Therapy

Education/Special Training & Registrations

  • Masters of Social Work

  • Registered Social Worker - Alberta College of Social Work

  • Masters Certification Neurolinguistic Programming

  • Master Trainer for Nobody's Perfect Parenting Program





I studied at the University of Calgary when my children were 3 & 5 years of age graduating with my Bachelor of Social Work degree.  I went on to complete my Master of Social Work degree then worked as a Family Support worker, a Family Therapist, a Play Therapist for the City of Calgary and the Salvation Army Children's Village.  I then served as the Program Director for the Louise Dean Centre for 15 years, then as an Executive Director of a Women's treatment centre prior to establishing my private practice.  I am a parent, a grand parent and a step mother as well. 

I taught as a sessional instructor at Mount Royal College and at the University of Calgary. 

My joy is working with people to assist them in achieving the changes and goals they set for themselves and realize their strengths. 

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

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