Dr. Michelle Vandegriend
Registered Psychologist
Professional Counselling Services

Counselling Approach

Counselling Approach

I truly love my job as a psychologist. Seeing individuals take steps toward healing and personal growth for themselves and in their relationships is very rewarding. Psychological counselling itself is a unique opportunity to work in a supportive, safe, and caring professional relationship where you can explore issues and work towards goals.

As an 'easy to talk to' registered psychologist I deeply understand how therapeutic rapport or 'the right fit' between psychologist and client is a significant factor in change. In my work with clients I believe in a down-to-earth, hope-filled, and holistic approach (i.e. emotion, cognitive, physical, environmental, relationships, and spiritual) which focuses on excellence in client care. A genuine, warm, and welcoming counselling environment is important in providing a positive counselling experience, developing practical and effective tools, building on strengths, and finding direction.

Each person and couple I see in counselling is different and as a result I have training in and incorporate a variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches such as:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Approaches
  • Gottman Therapy
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Solution-Focused
  • Narrative
  • Hope-Focused
  • Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Humanistic

Contact me directly at

Ph: 780.619.0626

Suite #107 Inglewood Plaza
24 Inglewood Drive
St. Albert, Alberta T8N 6K4

Certified Gottman Therapist