R. Shakti Allen
I have been a social worker since 1990 and received a Master of Arts degree in Pastoral Counselling and Psychotherapy from St. Stephen’s College in Edmonton in 2013. I am a member in good standing with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association , the voluntary governing body that licenses and registers counsellors across Canada. I am also a Registered Social Worker with the Alberta College of Social Workers.
I believe we come more fully into our own lives when we understand ourselves better. I know that our issues in the world are not lived out in isolation, but often are a result of a complex web of social systems that interact around us. I am a mother, mother-in-law, step-mother, wife, and grandmother. I live in a collaborative family and interact in a collaborative community.
I am a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (C.Hyp) and will utilize hypnotherapy as a tool in some counselling sessions. I am also trained and experienced in providing Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to assist with recovery from trauma.