Psychology

Psychology
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Psychology

Mercy Shambare   Registered Psychologist

Mercy is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists. She graduated from Yorkville University, New Brunswick in 2012 with a Masters on Counselling Psychology. She is a dedicated therapist who effectively works with clients to guide them through a variety of situations. Her counsel equips them to use their strengths to accomplish goals they set.

Mercy is experienced in working with clients ages 6 and up, and she connects well with children, teens, couples & families. Mercy has worked extensively within the area of child and adolescent services. Specifically, in the Edmonton Public School System and Catholic School System/Alberta Health Services. She has extensive experience working with various diagnosis including: Trauma,  Adjustment Disorders, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Cognitive Disorders, Depression, Addiction problems, Parent-child relationships, and relational problems, and concurrent disorders She brings with her a rich education base in family and couples’ systems to provide effective guidance to those struggling with relationship issues. She is also gifted in helping people work through issues from their past. Mercy has a personal faith background that enables her to provide support and faith-based counselling to those who are wanting their faith/spirituality included in the sessions.

Mercy approaches counselling with a variety of therapeutic approaches including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution focused brief therapy (SFBT), cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Spiritually Augmented Cognitive Behavioural Therapy ( SACBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), family systems therapies, and sand tray/play therapy. Her vast experiences, personally and professionally, have equipped her to work with mood disorders — including depression and anxiety, self-esteem/confidence, grief and loss, relationship issues and marital conflict. She is also an excellent Christian therapist for those looking for a faith perspective in their counselling. Mercy connects well with her clients.

As a therapist, Mercy is proficient in helping clients deal with work related stress/workplace challenges, as well as teaching about healthy boundaries, and how to implement them. She has also worked with various addictions, and helps clients with anger management.

Mercy is an authentic therapist who believes in her clients. She a true believer in the power and essential nature of hope. She has a good sense of humour and brings a strong ability to connect with her clients — one of the biggest predictors of success in therapy. She brings a genuine love for helping people become whole, healed and free. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her family, take walks, read and travel to hot sunny locations for a break from long, long, long Edmonton winters!

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Areas of Interest:

Children (6 and up) | Teens | Couples | Families 

 

  • Trauma

  • Adjustment Disorders

  • ADHD

  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Cognitive Disorders

  • Addiction Problems

  • Parent-Child Relationships

  • Relational Problems

  • Concurrent Disorders

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Areas of Interest:

  • Individual Therapy 

  • Sports Psychology for Youth (12+) and Adults

  • Psycho-educational, ADHD & Behavioural Assessments for Youth (6+)

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Solutions Focused Brief Therapy

  • Sports Psychology Performance on Demand Coaching

  • Teen Anxiety and Depression

  • Parental Support for Youth Mental Health, Learning & Behaviour Concerns

  • LGBTQ2+

  • Sports Performance

  • Post Secondary Pursuits, Recruitment, Testing, & Career Counselling

Erin is a Registered Psychologist who obtained her Master of Counselling from the University of Calgary. Additionally, Erin holds a Master of Education in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard School of Education and BA in Psychology from Yale University. 

 

Erin can help clients overcome challenges related to stress, emotions, learning, self-esteem, identity and belonging. She has supported clients in managing anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, self-harm and feelings of suicide. She is passionate about improving the life of her clients by working collaboratively in providing tools and strategies to help them build resiliency through strength-based approaches. Erin’s preferred therapeutic approaches include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy and performance on demand coaching. Erin is eager to help clients identify and meet goals set through therapy, ensuring clients feel heard and not judged. 

 

Erin has worked extensively with youth and families within the context of the education system. Throughout Erin’s time of working in education, she has developed expertise in conducting psychoeducational, mental health and behavioral assessments, as well as in developing recommendations for student support plans. She has provide psychological consultation to teachers, school administrators, medical and mental health professionals, as well as parents.

 

Erin was a member and captain of the Yale Women’s Ice Hockey team. She also played and coached in the CWHL with the Calgary Inferno. Using her education and athletic experience, Erin has provided sports psychology services and recruitment support in a variety of sports to a number of individuals looking to pursue their dreams in international competition, WHL, NCAA and USport leagues. Erin is also familiar with standardized testing and can offer guidance to athletes and families looking for support.

 

Erin lives in Beaumont with her husband and young children. In her free time, she enjoys staying active with her children, volunteering as coach for her son’s hockey team, travelling to sunny destinations and spending time with her family and friends at the cabin. 

Erin Feser            

Registered Psychologist