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

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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.

I have lived in Calgary almost all my life and am happy to call this place home. I graduated from the University of Calgary in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts with Distinction in psychology. 

Get To Know Jessa

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Children & Teens

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  • 15+ years working with children & kids: counsellor, instructor, teacher, coach, and psychologist

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

  • Specialized experience with children/teens from 8 - 18 years old

  • Evidence-based and child-friendly approaches for depression, anxiety, self-esteem, school issues, relationship issues, and trauma.

General Issues

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

  • 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

  • Relationship Issues