Counselling, Psychotherapy, and Performance Enhancement
Rea received her initial training as a nurse at the Royal Alexandra Hospital School of Nursing, and later completed her Bachelor of Nursing through Athabasca University where she graduated with Great Distinction. She then completed a Masters of Counselling degree through Campus Alberta, and convocated with honours at the University of Calgary. Rea is registered as a Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP) and the Psychologists' Association of Alberta (PAA), and holds accreditation with EMDR Canada and the Canadian Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology (CRHSPP). CRHSPP is a national credentialing body with approximately 3200 psychologist members across Canada who have met supplementary training and experience in psychological health care, beyond requirements of provincial or territorial licensure. Rea aspires to the highest ethical standards outlined in the Canadian Psychologist's Association Code of Ethics.
Professional experience in nursing includes (but is not limited to) practice in the following areas: Neonatal Intensive Care, Psychiatry, Geriatric Rehabilitation, Adult Homecare, and Community Mental Health as a crisis intervention therapist.
Rea has extensive experience as a psychologist in both EAP and private practice. She assists clients to achieve optimal psychological, spiritual, and physical health in the following areas of concern:
Complex Childhood/Adult Trauma and Abuse
Depression, Anxiety, Postpartum Depression, OCD, Phobias, and other DSM-V Disorders
Addictions/ Relapse Prevention/ Dual Diagnoses
Chronic Illness and Pain Management
Couples and Family Relationship Issues/Family of Origin Issues
Eating Disorders/Weight Preoccupation
Grief and Loss - including pets
Performance Enhancement in Athletics, the Performing Arts, and Business
Rea is an advanced level practitioner in EMDR, Brainspotting and CRM; is certified in Crisis Intervention Stress Management, and is a certified Reiki Master. She is highly familiar with the multitude of resources available in the community and through Alberta Health Services in the event that a referral to additional support is necessary.