Kristy Vallentgoed, M.A.

We Live What We Teach

Kristy Vallentgoed, M.A.

Kristy holds a Masters of Arts in Counselling psychology. She relocated to BC in May 2021 from Alberta where she is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta of Psychologists (Registration #5334). Currently, she is applying for registration with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia. She is accepting new clients at Wise Mind Centre. She works with children and adolescents age 12 and up. She also works with young adults and offers couples therapy using Gottman Method. Please check with your insurer to see if it would services provided by a psychologist registered in Alberta.

Kristy believes change happens for her clients when they are able to feel a safe, trusting, and stable connection with their therapist. As such, she strives to provide clients with a secure place to feel and express their emotions. Kristy utilizes a variety of approaches with her clients, including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, and the Gottman Method for Couples. Kristy is also passionate about learning new, evidence-based approaches to treatment and incorporating these approaches to promote lasting change for her clients.

For many years Kristy has worked in a variety of adolescent residential programs incorporating families, individuals, and peer supports in order to promote growth in clients. In her work with adolescents, Kristy has worked with individuals dealing with a variety of issues including addiction, mental health, and life skills development. Kristy continued her practice with adolescents as a Psychologist in Alberta completing psychoeducational assessments, and providing individual and family therapy to help adolescents with a variety of presenting concerns including anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, peer relationships, and trauma. Kristy has also worked with individuals, couples, and families with similar presentations.

"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