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Debra Widgren, MSW, RSW

Debra embraces a holistic, client-centered approach to her work. She understands that mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Debra brings a natural warmth and genuineness into her sessions and is known for her ability to establish therapeutic relationships built on trust, safety, and mutual respect. She focuses on meeting the unique needs of each client by looking at the physical, emotional, spiritual, and environmental factors that may be impacting their mental health. 

Some areas of strength for Debra include:

  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety 
  • Depression
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Family Relationship Concerns
  • Interpersonal Conflict
  • Life Transitions
  • Mindfulness Practices
  • Occupational Burnout
  • Parenting Concerns
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Self-Esteem/Confidence 
  • Self-Care
  • Spiritual Growth
  • Stress Management 
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma
  • Work-Related Stress

 

Debra is a Registered Social Worker and holds a Bachelor of Education, Honours Bachelor of Social Work and a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work. Over the past decade she has worked with individuals in both community and hospital settings with a focus on Adult and Adolescent Mental Health including Addictions, Anxiety, Depression, Family and Relationship Challenges, Occupational Burnout, Self-Care, and Mindfulness. Based on client needs and preferences, Debra draws on a variety of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Positive Psychology, Family Systems Therapy, and Mindfulness based interventions. 

 

Debra has Friday and Sunday daytime appointments available for online or in-person appointments. If you are interested in booking an appointment with Debra, or to schedule a free 20 minute consultation to see whether she may be a good fit for you, please call (403) 695-7911 or email intake@livingwellcounselling.ca