Hi, I’m Sana Atiq-Omar. I have a Master’s in Counselling Psychology with extensive experience working with people from diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds, and treating clients with a history of trauma. I have worked for not for profits servicing newcomers to Edmonton and refugees resettling in Canada.
I have also worked with a wide range of ages (including children as young as preschool aged). I work with children from a child directed lens, letting them guide the process. My experience includes co-creating a program for mothers and their young children, helping them create stronger bonds.
I believe that you are the expert of your life. Each person’s struggle is unique and therefore a one size fits all or “cookie cutter” therapy approach is not effective for most people. My therapeutic approach is integrative, utilizing a combination of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness, art and play therapy.
I will work with you to find a suitable modality for your specific needs. I also work on a sliding scale, although these spots are limited.
To find out more about the different services I provide, please click on the services tab, or contact me if you have any questions.