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Jessa Tiemstra B.A., M.C. | Registered Provisional Psychologist At McAtee Psychology

Get To Know Jessa

Jessa Tiemstra
B.A., M.C., 
Registered Provisional Psychologist

Registered Provisional Psychologist

Alberta Psychologists - License No. P6046

College of Alberta Psychologists

Do you ever get the sense that something is not quite right, or that something getting in the way of you being the best version of yourself? It can be hard to put this feeling into words, and, depending on the person, the cause can be quite different.

My name is Jessa, and I provide individual counselling to teens and adults. My ideal client notices that something feels off and hopes for things to be different. I consider it a privilege to be a therapist, and my goal is to walk alongside you to figure out where you may be getting stuck. Together, we can find ways to get you “unstuck”.

My approach is collaborative, empathetic, and nonjudgmental. My goal as a therapist is to create a safe space where we can be authentic and look at new strategies and perspectives to try.

I have experience collaborating with adults and teens who have anxiety, depression, experienced trauma, or are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or otherwise stuck. With my teen clients, I have additional expertise working on self-esteem, self-harm, disordered eating, perfectionism, and relationship challenges.



Child Counselor
  • 15+ years working with teens, counsellor, instructor, teacher, coach, and psychologist

  • Expertise in delivering the following therapies to teens and their families: CBT, ACT, Adlerian, Trauma-informed, Family-based approaches


  Evidence-based and child-friendly approaches for:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Self-Esteem

  • Perfectionism

  • Anger Management

  • Relationships

  • ADHD

Therapy session
  • ADHD, ASD, Learning difficulties, Executive Functioning

  • Mood Disorders (e.g., Anxiety, Depression, Panic Attacks) all ages

  • Workplace/ School Issues

  • Issues with motivation/ concentration

  • Behaviour/ Emotional Management

  • Stress management 

  • Relationship Issues

  • Mood Disorders (Anxiety, Depression)

  • Self-Image & Self-Esteem

  • Chronic Illness 

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Chronic Pain

  • Arthritis

  • ACT for Adolescents

  • Professional Development courses (less advanced):

  • Trauma Informed Practice: Being Trauma Aware Program

  • Ins and Outs of Prompting Resiliency

  • Strategies to Promote Resiliency

  • Emotional Regulation and the Developing Brain

  • Anxiety & Perfectionism

  • Childhood Maltreatment & the

  •  Impact on Attachment

  • Understanding Autism & ADHD to Promote Long-Term Success

  • General Mental Health Training: Anxiety, Depression, Suicide, Crisis, Self-regulation

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