Joy Medori M.C.

Joy Medori M.C.

Registered Provisional Psychologist

joy@reachpsychological.com

Challenges can be made more complicated by other factors that make solutions or the possibility of change seem out of reach.  We all have histories; Our relationships – present and past – or events we experience can leave a subtle or significant impact on how we live our lives today.  The question is never about “What’s wrong with me?“ but often about “What has happened to me?” By looking curiously at the patterns that we want to change, we can identify what those impacts may be, where they come from and look at how it either benefits or disadvantages us.  How do we get there? My belief is that we have to look at our whole selves. This includes our brain, our bodies, our emotions and our relationships with others, and the interactions of all these parts.  Through integration and processing, transformation happens. And then we heal.

In my work, I use and borrow techniques from the following modalities: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Mindfulness based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassionate Inquiry, Systems Theory, Attachment Theory and Person-Centred therapy.  For my work with children, I use principles of Adlerian Play Therapy as well as Theraplay.

I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist with the province of Alberta and a member of the Psychological Association of Alberta.  I have a Master of Counselling Psychology (U of L), a Master of Science in Family Ecology (U of A) and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (AUC).

My experience is varied and I have worked with individuals, couples, families, children and adolescents.  I have particular interest in attachment, relational issues, and challenges associated with post traumatic stress, anxiety and depression.  I have had particular experience in the multicultural context helping families and children dealing with issues and barriers associated with the pre-migration experience and acculturation process.  I am mindful and direct as well as compassionate and good-humoured.  I am a mother, a wife, a sports enthusiast and a forever student of my profession.

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