Mission Hill Psychology

Maria Catherine Pungur-Farrell, M.C., Registered Psychologist


Anxiety, overwhelm, panic! Living with anxiety can have a negative impact on your quality of life and relationships. You may experience excessive worry, insomnia, indecision,​ have a lingering "uneasiness," and feel constantly nervous, restless, and tense. However, the great news is that anxiety is super treatable! Together, we will understand your anxiety, its function and how it works, and develop your own personalized toolbox so that you can regain a sense of calm back in your life! 


Otherwise known as that looming, grey cloud. Depression drains your energy and saps your motivation. You may feel exhausted, withdrawn and constantly fatigued. Even getting up and out of bed can seem like a momentous task! Depression can sneak into so many areas of your life, and it's time to work with your mood to get you back home to yourself again . However your depression may affect you, I use evidence-based treatment for depression to help alleviate that dark could so that you can meaningfully engage with life again. 


Sometimes our emotions can get pretty big. Sometimes we don't even know what emotions actually are, let alone how we experience them or know how they directly affect us. Perhaps as children, we weren't taught the purpose, function and usefulness of emotions, and now is the time to take that journey to better understand yourself. As an emotion-focused therapist, I love untangling the web of emotions, so that you can better understand yourself and how they show up in the world. With better understanding of our emotional experience, we are able to show up for ourselves, take care of our self, and meaningfully engage with the world. 

Life Transitions

Life presents us with key turning points and sometimes, we need extra help and support in navigating the challenges life brings. Wether it is adjusting to a new career, struggling with self-doubt, relationship concerns, adjustment issues, or major life changes, it is important to have a variety of supports. Together, we can walk through the journey to make sure you are equipped with the tools to best manage whatever comes your way. 

Stress and Burnout

You're mentally done! Work, school, relationships, caring for others, deadlines, and just....life. You might feel fed up or mentally checked out. Or perhaps you feel that you are totally drowning in your professional and personal responsibilities. If you are struggling with burnout, a decreased sense of accomplishment, overwhelming emotional exhaustion, and reduced professional effectiveness may be holding you back. As a result of my gra​duate res​earch, I am well equipped with the knowledge to help you recover from burnout and develop tools you need to manage stress in an effective way. 

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Living with PTSD can cause intrusion in your daily life and greatly inhibit your potential for growth and success. Persistent reminders of the traumatic event is replayed in your mind, sometimes ongoing for years. Despite your best efforts, your mind is unable to organize and heal from the trauma. As an EMDR trained clinician, I can help you reprocess the traumatic memories that are holding you back at home, work, with friends, and your community. 


Relationships can be a challenge in 2022. So many individuals are seeking connection and a partner to share a healthy relationship with. Navigating the dating world can be overwhelming and daunting, and developing and fostering healthy relationships can sometimes be a challenge. I can assist in helping you understand yourself to a deeper level, including your relational goals and needs, and help you develop effective communication strategies to build closeness, safety and connection in your romantic and interpersonal relationships. 

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Maria Catherine Pungur-Farrell, M.C.

Registered Psychologist

Registrant of the College of Alberta Psychologists

Registrant of the College of Psychologists of British Columbia 

Ph. 780-686-9684

Email: [email protected]