McMillan James

Registered Psychologist

Hello! I am McMillan James and I am a Registered Psychologist with experience spanning academic and clinical counselling settings. I earned my BA in Psychology and my Masters of Counselling with a focus on Addiction and Mental Health. During my graduate studies I completed my thesis on the Phenomenological Experience of Athletic Retirement. My clinical experience encompasses: addiction counselling with youth, Family School Liaison Counsellor for District 51, and the provision of psychological services for Canadian Back Institute and Lethbridge Integrated Service Court.

I am intentional in creating an environment where you can slow down, catch your breath, and regain your balance. I value a client-centered and collaborative approach. Together, we will process and integrate challenging experiences and limiting beliefs that allow for a more fulfilled and grounded way of living. My therapeutic approach is informed by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Humanistic theories. Additional competency includes although not limited to administering and interpreting Psycho-Educational Assessments.

In order to bring my whole heart and presence into my work, I thoroughly enjoy my “off-time” which involves walking my adorable spicy pup, adventuring with my husband, practicing yoga, meditation, and reading.

How I Can Help You

It’s my goal to create a comfortable, safe environment, where we’ll work to achieve the goal together

Anxiety, Depression, Stress

Many of us struggle with feelings of sadness, overwhelming fears, or a desire for relief. This can make it hard to handle… Learn More

Grief and Loss

Life transitions are hard, whether related to a loss of a loved one or a shift in career, it can feel incredibly painful adjusting to the new… Learn More

Anger Management

Sometimes, we have days that seem to be filled with nothing but opportunities to get angry. Strong emotions are simply our body’s way… Learn More

Addiction and Abuse

Substance abuse and other addictions can have devastating consequences. People who struggle with addiction(s) struggle with their realtionships with family members... Learn More

Children and Teens

Being a teenager or a youth in today’s world can be extremely overwhelming. Feelings of loneliness, fear, and the pressure to be “enough”… Learn More

Credentials and Experience

It’s my goal to create a comfortable, safe environment, where we’ll work to achieve the goal together

Credentials:

Experience:

Contact McMillan