Hello, I am Brenda Petrie. I am a Registered Psychologist and founder and CEO of Brenda Petrie Psychotherapy & Consulting. I have a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counselling. My areas of study were in marriage and family therapy. My services include individual, couple, family and group counselling for children, teens and adults. I also have a Bachelor of Education degree in Elementary Education. Special education was my area of study. I offer cognitive, academic, and behavioural assessments for children between the ages of 6 and 16. I am glad to often have the opportunity to work with students in the field and to help develop counsellors achieve the superior level while benefiting their expertise. I am also available for consultation for schools, teachers, and students to assist with academic or behavioural concerns.
My office is located in Drayton Valley and includes a therapy playroom for children and a family/group therapy room. To help curb the spread of COVID-19, I am following all the necessary protocols and safety measures.
Counselling for Adults
Like all therapy, adult counselling and therapy begins by building trust with each other. Once trust is established, we can begin working toward achieving your desired results.
I can help you overcome many challenges.
I am also certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. It is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders. EMDR encourages the patient to briefly focus on the trauma memory while simultaneously experiencing bilateral stimulation (typically eye movements), which is associated with a reduction in the vividness and emotion associated with the trauma memories.
I also work with several employee assistance programs to improve your emotional well-being and workplace experience.
Counselling for Adolescents and Children
If your child is having learning or behavioural difficulties, I can assess their situation and offer play therapy and other treatments. I work together with children, adolescents and their parents to achieve their scholastic and social goals.
One of My Favourite Quotations:
“I am more and more convinced that our happiness or unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life, than on the nature of these events themselves.” - Baron Alexander von Humboldt
I accept new clients dependent upon my current client base and other contracts. Please call so we can discuss an expected timeline.
I acknowledge that my office is on Treaty 6 territory and Métis Region 4, a traditional meeting grounds, gathering place, and travelling route for the Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis, Dene, and Nakota Sioux. I acknowledge all the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries and lived in and cared for these lands for generations. I am grateful for the traditional Knowledge Keepers and Elders who are still with us today and those who have gone before us.
You Can Also Reach out to Me on Noustalk.
5219 Industrial Road,
Drayton Valley, AB T7A 1R6
By appointment only.