Desiree Olivera
BA., M.A., R. Psych

Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists - License No. 5682
Psychologists’ Association of Alberta

I am a Registered Psychologist with over 15 years of experience providing therapeutic services to teens, adults, and families. I have worked at a number of clinics that include women’s shelters, inpatient treatment centers, and in other private counselling practices. 


I specialize in working with individuals who are dealing with life stressors, depression, anxiety/depression, grief and loss, addictions, eating disorders and OCD. 


I use a client-centered approach which means we are working collaboratively on a path towards healing. My goal is to help you and your family identify areas where support is needed and create strategies that will guide you on a path towards healing.

Current Affiliates

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Decorative Objects

Expertise

Children & Teens

Fun with Imagination

Experienced in counselling children and teens between the ages of 8 - 17 with concerns related to:

  • Family stressors, self-esteem, addiction, OCD, emotional regulation, academic issues, depression/anxiety, eating disorders, or friendship related issues

  • Evidence based therapies include: CBT, DBT, ERP & relapse prevention strategies.

I use empathy and connection to build relationships with teens to help them identify and achieve their goals

Adults

Love and Happiness

I have over 15 years experience with expertise in the following areas:

  • Individuals dealing with stress, depression, anxiety, stressful life changes and trauma

  • Individuals struggling with addictions, emotional regulation, eating disorders, dual diagnosis and struggling to manage impulsive behaviors

  • Specialized in obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) assessment, diagnosis and treatment, utilizing Exposure and Response Prevention Treatment (ERP) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Expertise in the following therapeutic approaches: CBT, DBT and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) treatments

General Issues

Happy Family

Regardless of age (children, teens,  adults), I have expertise in the following:

  • Individuals struggling with addictions, OCD, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, grief, mood disorders (e.g., depression, anxiety), and eating disorders.