Emma Drebit

MSc | R.Psych | Couples & Family Counselling

Emma Drebit
Emma Drebit, MSc, R.Psych

Emma Drebit is a registered Psychologist working from the Whyte Avenue Wellness Centre in Edmonton, Canada. She provides psychological counselling for individuals, couples, and families to resolve personal and relational issues before they impact her clients’ health and wellness.

Emma takes a systemic approach to understanding how problems have developed and how they impact relationships.

Specialties

Emma specializes in treatment for individuals, couples, and families who are struggling with:

  • Depression and mood issues
  • Anxiety, anger, and stress management
  • Family issues (intact, blended families, stepfamilies, family of origin, extended families)
  • Relationship issues (intimate, friendship, family of origin, in-laws, parenting)
  • Grief and loss (death, separation and divorce, breakup)
  • Adjustment and life transitions (relocation, retirement, family life cycle—pregnancy to empty nest, medical diagnosis)
  • Self-esteem, boundaries, and self-confidence
  • Assertiveness, conflict resolution, and resilience

Couples Therapy

Relationships are vulnerable to emotional injuries that affect communication, trust, intimacy, and security. These injuries can create unresolved issues among partners, kids, and families. In couples counselling, Emma addresses negative dynamics and creates supportive interactions to help couples meet each other’s needs.

Family Therapy

Family therapy helps identify a family’s strengths in order to resolve issues, support each other as a team, and create positive interactions. Emma facilitates conversations that allow thoughts and feelings to be shared, and she focuses on negative family dynamics to uncover root issues. Family therapy is available for adults 18 and up.

Education

Emma is a registered psychologist with a Masters Degree in Science in Marital & Family Therapy from Loma Linda University. Her practicum training was completed in community agencies and her internship was completed at a mental health clinic in Edmonton, Alberta. Emma is a member in good standing with the College of Alberta Psychologists and Psychologists Association of Alberta. She applies Gottman Method Couples Therapy and Emotional Focused Therapy.

Experience

For nearly 20 years, Emma has worked in community agencies, mental health clinics, academic settings like the University of Alberta, and private practices. She has supported individuals of all ages, couples, and families with a variety of concerns ranging from psychosocial stressors to mental health conditions. She has worked on multidisciplinary teams consisting of psychiatrists, general physicians, nurses, and social workers providing treatment and support for various psychiatric conditions.

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