MEET YOUR THERAPIST

Maria Farrell

Registered Psychologist, Owner of Mission Hill Psychology

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Over the past decade, I have been involved in ongoing education, training and experience in the mental health field. Trained primarily in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, my style is compassionate-focused, collaborative and focused beyond symptoms to treat the entire individual, rather than a diagnosis. I am passionate about helping clients grow into better versions of themselves, a process that I find deeply rewarding and humbly inspiring.

I strongly believe in the connection between the mind, the body, and the environment from which one lives and work. I believe that therapy is both evidence-based and holistic, as I integrate the importance of culture, community, and relationships that combine to inform treatment outcome. 

I am currently completing my Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D., Cand.,) from California Southern University, and I currently hold a Master of Counselling (M.C.) from the City University of Seattle and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology from Grant MacEwan University.

 As a continual learner, I attend between 2-4 workshops, consultations, conferences or educational training seminars per month to focus on new research, skills, ethical, and integration of new techniques into treatment.

I am a psychologist for one simple reason:


I am passionate about helping people heal, and I am honored to watch them grow into the best version of themselves.

Credentials

Professional Registration

  • College of Alberta Psychologists #5635

  • College of Psychologists of British Columbia #2635

Membership Affiliations

  • Psychologists Association of Alberta

  • Canadian Psychological Association

  • American Psychological Association

  • Canadian Association of Cognitive & Behavioral Therapies

Academics

  • Current student, Doctor of Psychology – California Southern University

  • Masters of Counselling – City University of Seattle, Edmonton, Alberta

  • Bachelor of Arts, Major in Psychology – Grant MacEwan University, Edmonton, AB

Post Graduate Courses, Certifications, Training & Workshops

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – Anxiety and Depression, CBT Canada – Accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada

  • CBT for Anxiety Disorders – Essential Skill, Cognitive Behavioural Institute

  • Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) Level 1 and 2 training with Dr. Sue Johnson

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Level 1 and 2 training with EMDR Consulting

  • The Unified Protocol – Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders: Introductory Workshop. Boston University

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) with Dr. Kathleen Chard

  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level II (CCTP-II) Certification, Evergreen Institute
"It takes two to speak the truth: one.”
- Henry David Thoreau

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MARIA FARRELL  •   Registered Psychologist