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Zuraida Dada, M.A, C.Psych., CHRP., Registered Psychologist

Phone:  403-948-3968

E-mail:  admin@airdriecounsellingcentre.com

Direct Billing available

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Counselling Statement:

I am committed to helping you identify your strengths, strengthen your resiliency and your coping strategies so that you can successfully manage and overcome the situation you are facing and live a life that is meaningful and fulfilling for you. I am action-oriented and solutions-focused. I create a warm, safe environment for you and I am empathetic, caring, and a good listener.

I have personal experience in overcoming anxiety, stress, and trauma. I am empathetic and also share my own strategies in successfully dealing with these symptoms and situations.

 

Couples/Marriage Counselling Statement:

 

My focus in couple’s and marriage counselling is to assist you to strengthen your relationship. I will assist you with identifying the healthy and unhealthy relationship dynamics. I will help you with problem solving and finding solutions to create a healthier relationship dynamic.

Family Counselling Statement:

My focus on family counselling is to assist you to strengthen your familial relationships. I will assist you with identifying the healthy and unhealthy familial relationship dynamics and will help you with problem solving and finding solutions to create a healthier familial relationship dynamic.

 

Primary Areas of Practices

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Stress (including personal and work-related)

  • Trauma (including domestic violence and racism-related)

  • Life transition and life coaching (including personal and work-related)

  • Career coaching 

  • Return to work

  • Immigration & Integration

Demographic Served 

  • Adult Individuals

  • Adult Couples

Primary Therapies Used

  • CBT

  • Feminist

  • Gottman's approach

  • Imago therapy

  • Systems and Rogerian approaches

Types of services provided

 

  • Individual

  • Couples

  • Family (Adults)

Education/Special Training & Registrations

  • Registered Psychologist in Alberta in good standing for over 13 years

  • Chartered Psychologist in Ontario

  • Registered Psychologist in South Africa specialising in Industrial/Organisational psychology for 18 ½ years

  • Hold my CHRP designation and have a post graduate diploma in Human Resources Management.

 

Languages

English

Afrikaans

Biography

I am a seasoned psychologist and counselor specializing in individual, couples and family therapy. My specializations include anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, life coaching, career coaching and return to work. I am committed to helping you identify your strengths, strengthen your resiliency and your coping strategies so that you can successfully manage and overcome the situation you are facing and live a life that is meaningful and fulfilling for you. I am action-oriented and solutions-focused. I create a warm, safe environment for you and am empathetic, caring and a good listener.

I have personal experience in overcoming anxiety, stress and trauma and am able to empathize with you and also share my own strategies in successfully dealing with these symptoms and situations.

I have been a practicing psychologist for almost 19 years (in South Africa) and for over 13 years (in Alberta). I am also licensed as a psychologist in Ontario. My areas of specialization include counselling psychology and organizational/industrial psychology.

I am also a seasoned speaker and have been the key-note speaker at a number of events. I am also a seasoned facilitator. I am currently completing my PhD in psychology with the focus on post-traumatic growth, resiliency and thriving.

I am a seasoned HR practitioner (with over 25 years of experience) and have my CHPRA designation. I have also worked in the field of Human Factors management. I have lived in two countries and worked in four. I share the same Alma Maters as Nelson Mandela, Bishop Desmond Tutu and Winnie Mandela (with whom I shared classes). I am fluent in two languages and have a working knowledge of five other languages and am currently learning a new language.

 

Travelling is a personal obsession and I have visited many, many countries and all the habitable continents. Being active and being the outdoors is a passion - I am an avid runner and have completed a full (42 km) marathon and several half (21 km) marathons. I enjoy hiking, snow shoeing, Latin dancing, cooking, gardening, and watching movies.