Psychologists, Counsellors and Therapists in Edmonton
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Dr. Jason Jones
Director | Registered Psychologist | Certified Sex Therapist
Dr. Jones is not currently accepting new clients.
Dr. Jason Jones has been a Registered Psychologist since 2012 and founded Loving Choices Psychology in 2017. He is a Certified Sex Therapist and Supervisor and has completed numerous post-graduate certifications and workshops related to sex therapy, couples counselling, family therapy, and weight management. He completed a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Psychology degree at Northcentral University.
Johnathan Bown is a Registered Psychologist at Loving Choices Psychology. He completed a Master’s of Education degree in Counselling Psychology at the University of Lethbridge. He has also completed EMDR level 1 training, as well as Emotionally Focused Therapy (EMT) level 1 training. He is a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) and a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists.
Karen Kirkpatrick is a Registered Psychologist at Loving Choices Psychology. She completed a Bachelor of Education degree as well as a post-bachelor diploma in Inclusive Education at the University of Alberta. She completed a Master of Counselling Psychology degree at Athabasca University. She’s also completed additional training in EMDR Level 1 and 2, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Gottman Couples Counseling Level 1 and 2, Intensive Sex Therapy through Guelph University, and is currently completing training to become a Certified Sex Therapist.
Certified Sex Therapist
Venessa Farn is a Certified Sex Therapist at Loving Choices Psychology. She graduated from UW-Whitewater with an MSc in Community Counselling. She has post-graduate training in trauma recovery and substance abuse. She’s also completed the Sexual Health Certificate Program at the University of Michigan, and is an AASECT-Certified Sex Therapist. She has completed Level II training in EMDR and has training in Music Imagery. Venessa is a Canadian Certified Counsellor and is a Licensed Professional Counsellor in the State of Wisconsin.
Registered Provisional Psychologist
Georgie is available on the weekends!
Georgie Jarvis is a Registered Provisional Psychologist at Loving Choices Psychology. She earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Sociology/Psychology from the University of Alberta and a Master of Science in Counselling Psychology (with distinction) from the University of West Indies. Her graduate-level education was designed with a strong multicultural focus. She is also a registered psychologist in Barbados, where she worked with clients from diverse countries, cultures, ethnicities and beliefs.
Clinical Sexual Health Educator
During Angela’s sexual health education, she realized that her own pre-conceived notions about sexuality were enmeshed with mainstream society’s views on what is “normal”, “healthy” or “feasible”. She believes it’s necessary to reflect on the nature of sexuality, how it fits and how it is used in our social, economic and political structures. She was inspired to work with Loving Choices Psychology to provide continuing education to professional sexuality therapists, educators and clients.
Angela has completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, as well as Advanced Studies in Critical Care Nursing. She has been working as a Registered Nurse for the past 19 years.
Sexuality is a vital component of overall health and wellness. Angela wants to live in a world in which individuals are empowered to live authentically by making choices that cultivate personal empowerment, enhance sexual well-being, celebrate diversity of sexual expression, promote equity across all genders and that encourage active participation in inclusive communities.
Angela provides a positive, comprehensive and honest human perspective of human sexuality. She respects cultural pluralism and promotes universal values. She utilizes a variety of teaching methods to address the diversity of learning styles among learners. She aims to address all three learning domains: cognitive, affective, and behavioural. Angela promotes a lifelong learning about sexuality.
Psychology Practicum Student
Shayna has been passionate about mental health her entire life, helping others heal and grow, as she believes everyone has the capacity for change. She focused her education and professional experience towards helping people struggling with mental health concerns. Working at Loving Choices Psychology was her number one choice for her practicum experience and she’s grateful to be accepted into the team.
Shayna has completed a Bachelor of Arts degree with a Psychology major and Philosophy minor. She has completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, which has allowed her to work as a Registered Nurse (RN) on two adult inpatient psychiatric units for the last seven years. She’s currently completing a Master of Counselling degree at Athabasca University.
Health and wellness are socially-constructed concepts that people strive for in our lives. What’s healthy for one person may not be healthy for another, and each individual has a different understanding of what wellness means for them. She collaborates with clients to co-construct an understanding of what health and wellness means for them and how to achieve it in their lives. Shayna is an optimistic realist who will respect your history and limitations without judgement, and work with you to co-construct realistic goals.
Shayna works from a trauma-informed and harm reduction approach. She helps people struggling with anxiety, depression, interpersonal issues, and self-esteem concerns. She’s also able to assist people struggling with emotion dysregulation, distress tolerance, and stress management. She specializes in supporting clients that identify as queer, polyamorous, neuro-divergent, or alternative to mainstream society.