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Beverly Reed, MACP

Beverly strives to use genuine empathy to help clients navigate their experiences from a place of acceptance and nonjudgemental understanding. She understands that allowing oneself to be vulnerable and being willing to look inward and work on oneself can be scary and uncomfortable. With this in mind, she believes in working collaboratively with you to make the process a palatable balance of validation and challenging, and one that is as personally-relevant and meaningful as possible. Beverly believes that counselling can often be the missing piece that can help a person flourish in the face of life’s challenges.

Some areas of strength for Beverly include:

  • Anxiety
  • Assertiveness
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Body image
  • Boundaries
  • Codependency
  • Confidence
  • Couples counselling
  • Depression
  • Emotion regulation
  • Emotional abuse
  • Existential concerns
  • Grief/loss
  • Guilt/shame
  • Identity
  • Interpersonal conflict
  • LGBTQ+ concerns
  • Life transitions
  • Loneliness
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivation
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Perfectionism
  • Relationship concerns
  • Self-care
  • Self-esteem
  • Sexual abuse
  • Sexual deviance
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidality
  • Trauma
  • Work-related concerns

 

Beverly holds a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University in Fredericton, New Brunswick. She also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Honours Psychology with a specialization in research from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. She completed an internship at Calgary’s largest counselling agency, where she gained experience in a wide variety of areas and has enjoyed building counselling relationships with people from diverse walks of life. She also has experience working at a psychotherapy clinic specializing exclusively in dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT). Beverly’s approach is both biopsychosocial and relational, with influences from psychodynamic theory. This means that she believes that we are each shaped by an interplay of forces coming from elements both within us and around us.

 

Based on client needs and preferences, Beverly practices mostly from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), psychodynamic, and solution-focused lenses. For couples, she uses a Gottman-based approach.

 

Knowing that many individuals need flexibility in scheduling, Beverly is able to offer several evening appointments in addition to daytime appointments. If you are interested in working with her you can schedule a free 20-minute consultation or get started with a one-hour appointment by calling (403) 695-7911 or emailing intake@livingwellcounselling.ca