Patrick McFarland

Registered Psychologist

Hello! I have worked in the mental health field for over 9 years as a Mental Heath Therapist and, most recently, as a Registered Psychologist with Associates Counselling. During that time, I have had the opportunity to work with individuals, across the lifespan, with a variety of presenting concerns.

My intent, as a Registered Psychologist, is to help people with a range of physical, emotional and behavioural concerns alleviate feelings of distress and improve overall well-being. In session, I come from a person-centered approach, which focuses on strengths and utilizes empathy and genuineness to help promote well-being. Additionally, I integrate various therapeutic modalities, such as cognitive-behavioural therapy, mindfulness, and trauma-informed approaches.

I look forward to having the opportunity to meet with you and work towards achieving your therapeutic goals. If you have any questions feel free to contact me at Associates Counselling Services with the email or phone number provided below!

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

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

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

Couples and Relationships

Despite the high rate of marriage/common-law, few people have been given the tools to repair and renew their most important relationships… 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

Credentials and Experience

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

Credentials:

  • Master of Education in Counselling Psychology, with a focus in Addictions and Mental Health 
  • Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists (#4758)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) 
  • Bachelor of Social Work/Registered Social Worker with the Alberta College of Social Workers (#10440)

Experience:

Employment:
AHS: Child, Youth & Family Addiction & Mental Health – Working as a mental health therapist, conducting assessment and treatment for youth, age 5 to 18 years, with a range of mental health concerns.

Practicum Internships:
School District 51: Consultation and Assessment Services – Conducted psychoeducational assessments within a school setting.
LFS: FASD Assessment & Diagnostic Clinic – Conducted a range of psychological assessments, as a part of a multidisciplinary team.
AHS: Adult Mental Health – Gained experience providing mental health assessment, provisional diagnosis and individual therapy with adults.
AHS: Lethbridge Youth Residential Treatment Centre – Gained experience providing individual and group-based counselling.

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