Deborah Kieran, M.A., R. Psych.

We Live What We Teach

Deborah Kieran, M.A., R. Psych.

CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS.

Deborah Kieran is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of BC (#2677) and the College of Alberta Psychologists (#3826). She obtained her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from City University of Seattle in 2008. She is currently accepting new clients at Wise Mind Centre for virtual appointments.

Deborah sees counselling as a unique relationship where you are supported through the changes in your life as you move towards your goals. Engaging in a collaborative, therapeutic process can help you be your best self. You may be seeking a different relationship with others in your life or with yourself. You may be struggling with anxiety, stress, sadness, a life transition, adjustment to an illness or injury, chronic pain or trauma or you just might not be feeling the way you want to feel. Supportive, empathic listening, new ideas to consider, skills to practice and employ, a safe place to wonder “what now” is what Deborah wants to share with you. She welcomes feedback and direction from her clients and sees it as necessary to the co-creation of a beneficial therapeutic environment.

Deborah has been in helping professions for over 20 years. She has been a Registered Psychologist for over 10 years and worked at a large general counselling agency. She considers herself to be the fortunate recipient of other’s ideas and solutions that she now shares with clients who need them. “My clients have taught me so much about how to live life well, how to be flexible and resilient.”

She utilizes strategies from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Progressive Goal Attainment Program, Strategic Treatment of Depression, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, the Brain Story, Advanced Strategies for Treating Anxious Families, the ADHD Effect, Clinical Hypnosis, Prolonged Exposure (for the treatment of trauma and PTSD) and Pain Reprocessing Therapy.

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change

Carl Rogers

To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself

Thigh Nhat Hanh

Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward

C. S. Lewis