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

I am passionate about helping people become the best version of themselves, whether that’s overcoming inner struggles with depression and anxiety or taking a critical look at unhealthy thoughts. I believe in working together to find healthier alternatives. My approach is client-centred and focuses on personal values, hopefulness, and authenticity. I draw on techniques from a variety of counselling models such as cognitive-behavioural therapy and narrative therapy. At the core, I believe people can change, relationships are essential, and that when therapy is good personal fit it works best.

Teamwork

Expertise

Child Counselor
Teens
  • 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
Adults
  • 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

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Training
  • ACT for Adolescents

  • Professional Development courses (less advanced):

  • Trauma Informed Practice: Being Trauma Aware Program

Helping Youth Bounce Back from Stress:

  • 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