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ANNA ROBERTSHAW

Registered Social Worker (she/her)

I believe therapy is built on trust, safety, and mutual respect, and so I bring my real self to my relationship with clients in order to meet and discover the ‘self’ you want to become. Together, we will explore the physical, emotional, and environmental factors creating friction in your life, and work towards sustainable and meaningful change. This may include learning new skills, processing emotions, and finding meaning in your past and present experiences. Life is full of challenges, and I will accompany you in learning to build resilience in the face of those challenges, without becoming overwhelmed. My clients share that I bring warmth, authenticity, and a calm presence to our sessions, acknowledging individual strengths and the uniqueness of your life experiences.

 

My work in the areas of community mental health and domestic violence have strengthened my flexible and inclusive approach. I’ve had the opportunity to support clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship challenges, frustrations with parenting, low self-esteem, addiction, and sleep issues. I draw primarily on acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, narrative techniques, and emotion-based work in my practice, maintaining a person-centered approach first and foremost.

I hold a Masters degree in Clinical Social Work and am a registered Social Worker. I have additional training in the areas of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Emotion-Focused Family Therapy, Nurturing Parenting programming, and trauma therapy.

I work with school aged children (6-12) and their parents, as well as adults across Alberta. I am a member of the Trans Affirming Network. 

  • Anxiety
  • Depression and suicidal ideation
  • Boundaries/communication
  • Emotional regulation and anger management
  • Family/Relationship concerns, including communication, boundaries, and understanding family roles and dynamics
  • Grief and loss, including loss of a loved one, relationship or career; prenatal or infant loss; and ambiguous or anticipatory grief 
  • Interpersonal conflict, including in the family or workplace
  • Life transitions, including the ebbs and flows of marriages, partnerships and friendships; parenthood and empty nesting; entering or leaving the workforce; moving; and, living with chronic illness or changes in abilities   
  • Parenting/Co-parenting concerns, such as communication, building empathy and behavioural strategies
  • Self-compassion and self-esteem/confidence in the context of identity, self-exploration, relationship building, and finding meaning in life
  • Sleep concerns, including insomnia, sleep hygiene, and addressing dreams and nightmares
  • Stress Management and self-care
  • Impacts of trauma, including those stemming from childhood and developmental experiences, PTSD, and sexual and intimate partner violence 
  • People pleasing
  • Burnout

Like you, my own experiences—such as the chronic illness of a loved one, grief around the loss of my mother, the nuances of navigating the ups and downs of marriage, raising a young family, and exploring my own individuality and purpose – have fundamentally shaped who I am and how I see the world. I’m a work in progress. With every changing phase of life, I learn new things about myself – some of which I welcome, and others, not so much. Along the way, I’ve found drawing on the unique perspectives of others (both personal and professional) has brought depth to my story in meaningful and often unexpected ways.

 I am currently available Monday’s 3:30 – 9pm and Saturdays 9 am – 1pm

Fees for counselling are $200 per hour. A therapy hour is considered 50 minutes. I am available for a free 15-minute virtual meet and greet to determine if we’re a good fit. Please see our fees section for more details.

ANNA ROBERTSHAW

Registered Social Worker (she/her)

Hi, I'm ANNA.

I believe therapy is built on trust, safety, and mutual respect, and so I bring my real self to my relationship with clients in order to meet and discover the ‘self’ you want to become. Together, we will explore the physical, emotional, and environmental factors creating friction in your life, and work towards sustainable and meaningful change. This may include learning new skills, processing emotions, and finding meaning in your past and present experiences. Life is full of challenges, and I will accompany you in learning to build resilience in the face of those challenges, without becoming overwhelmed. My clients share that I bring warmth, authenticity, and a calm presence to our sessions, acknowledging individual strengths and the uniqueness of your life experiences.

 

My work in the areas of community mental health and domestic violence have strengthened my flexible and inclusive approach. I’ve had the opportunity to support clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship challenges, frustrations with parenting, low self-esteem, addiction, and sleep issues. I draw primarily on acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, narrative techniques, and emotion-based work in my practice, maintaining a person-centered approach first and foremost.

I hold a Masters degree in Clinical Social Work and am a registered Social Worker. I have additional training in the areas of cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy), emotion-focused family therapy, Nurturing Parenting programming, and trauma therapy.

I work with school aged children (6-12) and their parents, as well as adults across Alberta. I am a member of the Trans Affirming Network. 

  • Anxiety
  • Depression and suicidal ideation
  • Boundaries/communication
  • Emotional regulation and anger management
  • Family/Relationship concerns, including communication, boundaries, and understanding family roles and dynamics
  • Grief and loss, including loss of a loved one, relationship or career; prenatal or infant loss; and ambiguous or anticipatory grief 
  • Interpersonal conflict, including in the family or workplace
  • Life transitions, including the ebbs and flows of marriages, partnerships and friendships; parenthood and empty nesting; entering or leaving the workforce; moving; and, living with chronic illness or changes in abilities   
  • Parenting/Co-parenting concerns, such as communication, building empathy and behavioural strategies
  • Self-compassion and self-esteem/confidence in the context of identity, self-exploration, relationship building, and finding meaning in life
  • Sleep concerns, including insomnia, sleep hygiene, and addressing dreams and nightmares
  • Stress Management and self-care
  • Impacts of trauma, including those stemming from childhood and developmental experiences, PTSD, and sexual and intimate partner violence 
  • People pleasing
  • Burnout

Like you, my own experiences—such as the chronic illness of a loved one, grief around the loss of my mother, the nuances of navigating the ups and downs of marriage, raising a young family, and exploring my own individuality and purpose – have fundamentally shaped who I am and how I see the world. I’m a work in progress. With every changing phase of life, I learn new things about myself – some of which I welcome, and others, not so much. Along the way, I’ve found drawing on the unique perspectives of others (both personal and professional) has brought depth to my story in meaningful and often unexpected ways.

 I am currently available Monday’s 3:30 – 9pm and Saturdays 9 am – 1pm

Fees for counselling are $200 per hour. A therapy hour is considered 50 minutes. I am available for a free 15-minute virtual meet and greet to determine if we’re a good fit. Please see our fees section for more details.