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Cheryl Hutton

Cheryl attended the University of Lethbridge Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program in 2004. She began her career in mental health by assisting families whom had a child that had been diagnosed with a developmental disability, to navigate through the struggles presented to not only the child but to the family systems as well. Continuing along this path she became a Program Supervisor at a local not-for –profit organization supporting families with children diagnosed with a disability. Cheryl furthered her studies by completing the Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology Program at Yorkville University in 2012. She completed clinical work with Alberta Health Services through the Diversion Services Program; working with a client population  who were believed to have mental health complications to rehabilitate them back into society with healthier coping skills. She then gained a position within Alberta Health Services under the Regional Collaborative Services Program (RCSD); a partnership position between Alberta Health Services and the Southern Alberta Rural school divisions designed to bridge the gap between community and school mental health programming. In addition, she has worked with several organizations through contract work on implementing behavioral treatment plans both within the home and school environment, parenting assessments, risk assessments, functional behavioral assessments and many other Psychological based assessments used to screen, diagnose and devise treatment plans for individuals experiencing difficulties with managing their mental health. Cheryl provides private practice appointments on a part-time basis. 


Areas of Practice

Major Practice Proficiencies

•    Individual Counselling - Adult , Adolescents, Children

•    Couples Counselling 

•     Health & Wellness

•    Group counselling

•    Parent & Family Support


Client Demographics

•    Women

•    Men


Other Specializations

•    effective communication

•    Family of origin concerns

•    Parenting solutions

•    Schema therapy- life traps; abandonment, mistrust, codependency, unrelenting standards, emotional deprivation, social exclusion, entitlement etc.

•    Anger management

•    Anxiety related concerns

•    Identity and self awareness

•    Emotion regulation

•    Personality disorders


Therapies utilized


A wide variety of therapeutic modalities are used including but not limited to:

•    client centred

•    Brief solution focused

•    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

•    Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)

•    Narrative Therapy

•    Reality Based Therapy

•    Rational Emotive Based Therapy

•    Motivational Interviewing

•    Mindfulness Based Approaches

  • ​Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)


Specialized Trainings and Certifications


•    Triple P-Positive Parenting Program ( Individual and Groups level 4, Stepping Stones)

•    Effective Co-Parenting

•    Precision Nutrition PN1

  • Mental Health Integrative Medicine

  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1

  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) 


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