Dr. Karen Massey, Registered Counselling Psychologist
With hope and compassion Dr. Karen offers a multi-faceted counselling approach for individuals and couples. These therapeutic approaches range from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to working at the subconscious/unconscious levels and integrating mind/body through hypnotherapy, EMDR, Integrative Body Psychotherapy, Family Constellations, Theta technique, and German New Medicine. All of these approaches are described in the Approach to Counselling section. The Emergo Counselling approach matches your unique situation to the appropriate techniques so that you can make changes, create new possibilities, decide on solutions to your problems, and then emerge and go get into action (Emerge….GO…get into action).
Her clients say that they appreciate the empathy, accurate understanding, opportunities for developing new insights, and experiential work which leads to transformational changes in resolving their problems. Recently she received Honorable Mention in the News Digest International for a "Who'[s Who in Local Communities" by Stephen Bozanek, recognizing individuals and businesses who have recently contributed to improving their local communities.
Prior to being a counselling psychologist she worked in the complimentary field of organizational psychology as a human resources manager in large organizations for 27 years. She has experience in employee selection, employee relations, training, team building, program evaluation, job evaluation, career planning, and advising on work and family problems. This broad range of experience provides a thorough understanding of business which enhances helping you with work related issues so that you can find ways to lead a healthier physical and emotional life.
In 1993, due to the sudden death of a family member, she began to learn about spirituality and working at the energetic level. Initially she became a Reiki Master. Along with Reiki she has now been trained in Qi Gong Levels I to III from Dr. Steven Aung, Edmonton; Tai Chi, Christa Healing Method from Adriene Wentworth, Colorado, six years of Family Constellation training from Bert Hellinger, Mark Wolynn, Francesca Mason Boring, Sneh Victoria Schnebel, and Bill Manle. In addition she has taken numerous weekend courses that contribute to a deepening understanding of being a spiritual person who accepts all people as equal and accepts all religions as choices people make to help themselves connect with a Divine Source.
Optional work with a Therapy Dog
Learn about the clinical benefits of counseling using a therapy dog. If you like dogs, you will appreciate the warmth and love that a dog generates during therapy and the humor that is evoked.
We welcome referrals from other professionals. Please see Dr Karen Massey's Professional Resume, and feel free to call her before making your referral. Arrangements can be made between the client, referral source and Dr. Massey for a team approach to helping a client.