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alisha macisaac

Hello! My name is Alisha, I’m a Canadian Certified Counsellor living in southern Alberta. My professional experience includes individual and couples counselling, as well as supporting parents of children with complex needs. I have worked with non-profit organizations for the past 8 years in Calgary and Airdrie, Alberta, which has shaped my passion for supporting others and given me a wide range of professional experience.  

I was drawn to the field of psychology from a young age as I experienced challenges in my own life, and now am fortunate to get to use my knowledge and experiences to help people navigate their own journeys. Whether you are new to counselling or have accessed similar services before, if you are struggling with something specific or want to explore areas for development, or if you just want to learn more about therapy or yourself, I would love to connect and see if I can help you reach your goals.

Alisha MacIsaac
(she/her)

BScH, MACP, CCC
Co-Founder and Lead Counsellor 
Works with clients in AB, SK, MB
Currently accepting new clients
alisham@buildingyoucounselling.com

Areas of Practice

I provide trauma informed, inclusive, person centred, online counselling services to address a range of concerns including

Addiction and substance use                           Chronic illness and disability 

ADHD and neurodivergence                            Identity exploration     

Anxiety disorders                                               Mood disorders  

Blended families and coparenting                    Parenting  

Building healthy relationships                          Trauma   

 

Therapeutic Approaches

I believe that caring for our mental health is just as important as caring for our physical health, however I know that talking to someone about your life can be difficult. I strive to create a safe space for my clients to explore their concerns with compassion and acceptance. Everyone learns and processes differently, so I use a variety of therapeutic modalities including

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy                         Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy                           Emotion Focused Therapy​

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy             Motivational Interviewing

                                                                                                                     

Depending on your hopes for therapy, we will develop a plan that is unique to you and may draw from various approaches. 

As a registered counsellor I am required to always be learning and continuing my education to provide the best service to clients. Some of my relevant trainings, degrees and designations are listed below. 

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Centre for Suicide Prevention 

 

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Level 2 

Association for Psychological Therapies 

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional 

Evergreen Certifications 

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy

Evergreen Certifications 

 

Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy

The Gottman Institute

Level 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy

The Gottman Institute

Triple P Parenting Levels 2,3,4

Bachelor of Science in Psychology (BScH)

Queen's University 

 

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP)

Yorkville University 

Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) #11242231

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association 

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Sessions Available Sunday-Thursday Afternoons and Evenings

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