Cheryl Hutton is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP). She brings over 10 years of experience to the field of mental health.
Cheryl believes in an eclectic approach and with meeting the client where they are at. She believes that people do well if they can; meaning if they are struggling it isn’t simply because they don’t want the change but perhaps because they don’t have the tools to make the change or know how to navigate the process. She believes in aligning the client with their true values and with helping them to get “ curious not furious ” about the presenting situation and how the clients own behaviors May be playing a role in the situation; in other words “ lets put the client back in the drivers seat of their own lives by focusing on what they do have control over in their own lives”. She believes in learning and growing from the challenges we are faced and in promoting resiliency through validating our experiences and using our past as a guiding post rather than a hitching post. “ Our past does not define us as individuals, our current behaviors and what we do on a consistent bases speaks more about ourselves”.
Each counselling session is booked with a Registered Psychologist to work on treatment goals. Sessions can be personalized for individual concerns including but not limited to therapy supports for depression, anxiety, conflict management, self-esteem, self awareness, goal-orientated planning
Couples may book joint counselling sessions with a Registered Psychologist to work on strengthening their relationship. The Gottman Method is an approach to couples therapy that includes a thorough assessment of the couple relationship and integrates research-based interventions based on the Sound Relationship House Theory.The goals of Gottman Method Couples Therapy are to disarm conflicting verbal communication, increase intimacy, respect, and affection, remove barriers that create a feeling of stagnancy in conflicting situations, and create a heightened sense of empathy and understanding within the context of the relationship.