Celeste Ferguson, Registered Provisional Psychologist in Edmonton

Celeste Ferguson

MACP, BA

Registered Provisional Psychologist

I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists (#P7202) and a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist. I have specialized training in grief and loss, play-based therapy approaches as well as Eye Movement and Desensitization (EMDR) therapy. I am currently working towards completing training competency in integrating and applying EMDR in my work with children.

Over the past decade, I have been blessed to work in the fields of mental health and child development supporting families and children within educational, home, community, and private practice settings. I have witnessed the positive impact of supporting the younger generations experiencing challenges affecting their everyday functioning, to grow and learn with a focus on connection and emotional expression. I strongly believe that through safe and developmentally supportive relationships, children can be uplifted to build upon their existing strengths, resources, and supports to build coping skills for everyday success. I have a special interest and skills in supporting grief and loss, trauma, stress, emotional regulation, social skills, generalized anxiety, parenting skills and more.

In my approach I bring an integrative perspective that pulls from different approaches, modalities and techniques like Person-Centered Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), play-based exploration and learning, and Somatic Embodiment. With these approaches, I strive to support self-awareness, self-empowerment, emotional regulation, healing, and a deeper connection to self and others in an ever-changing world. Additionally, I am a Kids Have Stress Too! Facilitator and a Circle of Security® Parent Facilitator which together inform my support of parents and caregivers with the use of psychoeducation, self-reflection, and specific tools and strategies.

I believe in empowering each person I sit with to draw upon their internal strengths and resources while providing non-judgmental and compassionate therapeutic support. I believe it is necessary to meet each person where they are at, while recognizing that strength and possibility can be drawn from within and cultivated even in the hardest of times.

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“In my early professional years I was asking the question, How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for [their own] personal growth?” 
 
–Carl Rogers

J. Gordon Psychology Group

Helping resolve challenging life experiences and give space for healing.