Bringing unconscious patterns to light, reprocessing past experiences and establishing attainable goals for the weeks ahead often give clients the momentum to move forward while freeing them from old ways of thinking and behaving. These approaches enable clients to use new neural pathways or modify established ones which create long-lasting changes.
Olivia incorporates different modalities in her work such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), client-centered psychotherapy, mindfulness-based techniques and humanistic therapy.
She has a specialization in the treatment of trauma. She is a trained EMDR therapist (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) which is used for clients who have experienced mild to severe trauma, adverse life experiences, or psychological stressors. She holds a certificate in play-based treatment of trauma to assist children in coming to terms with difficult events.
She also works in the area of school psychology. She has been a part of the Mental Health Capacity Building in Schools Initiative (MHCB) which is led by Alberta Health Services in collaboration with Alberta Education. The purpose of the initiative is to establish projects that provide the staffing and support required to implement a school-based community mental health promotion, prevention, and early intervention program. She works one day a week for the Greater North Francophone School Board.