Take a Breath
Salena Dhoot ~ Registered Provisional Psychologist
I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist dedicated to helping my clients find their optimal wellness. As a mental health professional, I aim to create a life balance that prioritizes your well-being and celebrates all aspects of your true self.
Wherever you are is a great place to start.
I acknowledge the traditional lands of the people of the Treaty 7 Region of southern Alberta including the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), and the Tsuut’ina First Nation, the Stoney Nakoda (Chiniki, Bearspaw and Wesley First Nations). In addition to Metis Nation of Alberta, Region 3. Acknowledging the land, I inhabit and work on as a settler is foundational to reconciliation and decolonization.
I work with TEENS, YOUNG & MATURE ADULTS, & COUPLES struggling with depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, transitions and various other concerns.
I understand reaching out for help can be daunting. I am here to help you move from surviving to thriving.
My approach is an integrated modality of psychology, EDMR Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. Building a strong therapeutic relationship built on trust, honesty, respect, and non-judgement are of the utmost importance to me. My work is built upon respect and an anti-oppressive, trauma informed, social justice orientation.
What happens during the first appointment?Initial appointments are 60 minutes long. The first session involves obtaining detailed information on your concerns and struggles. It also involves answering any additional questions you may have and ensuring that you feel your therapist is a good fit.
How often will I need to see a therapist?This varies drastically depending on individual needs. Counselling is an immensely personal journey. Sessions can range from weekly to monthly or less frequently depending on your goals and motivation for change.
Do you work with first responders?Yes, first responders such as firefighters, police, EMTs, medical personnel, present and past members of the military, crisis workers, etc are more susceptible to experiencing a prolonged stress response which can often develop into post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This can lead to unhelpful coping strategies such as drugs/alcohol and often a breakdown in relationships with loved ones. PTSD can cause severe anxiety, flashbacks, uncontrollable thoughts, and nightmares. This can feel debilitating and impossible to overcome, but help is available. Please reach out for a complimentary 15 minute consultation.