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Lindsay Savard MSW, RSW

Lindsay brings a soft and cozy ambiance to her therapy sessions. She values cultivating a space of gentle curiosity, acceptance and respect where client and therapist work together as a team. Lindsay received extensive family therapy training from the nationally-renowned SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health in Toronto and has had hands-on comprehensive internships with Alberta Health Services and Palliser Regional School District. Lindsay considers it a privilege to accompany children, teenagers, couples and families of all backgrounds, faiths, sexual orientations and identities on their personal journey to living well.  

 

Some areas of strength for Lindsay include: 

Children, Teenagers and Adults:

  • Acute and Chronic Suicidality
  • Anger Management 
  • Anxiety 
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
  • Bullying
  • Coping/Emotional Regulation Tools 
  • Coping with Parental Separation and Divorce
  • Crisis Interventions
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Indigenous Ways of Knowing
  • Managing Stress
  • Mindfulness 
  • Pain Management
  • Perfectionism
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-harming 
  • School Behavioural Issues
  • Video Gaming/Social Media Concerns

Families:

  • Attachment Challenges 
  • Family Dysfunction 
  • High Conflict
  • Interpersonal Communication 
  • Parenting Children with Differing Abilities
  • Parenting Skills and Support 
  • Setting Boundaries
  • Sibling Rivalry

Couples: 

  • Gottman-based Approaches

Lindsay obtained her Master of Social Work with honours specializing in children and their families from one of the top clinical schools in Canada, namely the University of Toronto and completed her Bachelor of Social Work with great distinction from the University of Calgary.

Lindsay uses an eclectic and trauma-informed approach with clients pulling techniques from evidence-informed therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Gestalt, and Narrative Therapy. For couples, Lindsay uses Gottman-based techniques which is a modality that has been highly successful with partners in research. She also views the presenting obstacle through the lens of family systems, attachment, psychodynamic and a two-eyed seeing approach that couples Western approaches with Indigenous Ways of Knowing if desired by the client. Lindsay always works along side clients ensuring there is transparency and collaboration when building treatment plans and setting goals. 

Keeping in mind that life can feel busy and rushed at times, Lindsay is able to offer Saturday morning and early afternoon appointments. She also offers sliding scale options. If you are interested in working with Lindsay, you can schedule a free 20-minute consultation in-person or over the phone. Alternatively, you can get started with Lindsay in a one-hour appointment by calling (403) 695-7911 or emailing intake@livingwellcounselling.ca.