Claire Gavalia | Registered Psychologist and Registered Play Therapist | J Gordon Psychology Group | Edmonton, AB

Claire Gavalia


Registered Social Worker

I am glad you made it here! I am a dedicated Registered Social Worker and therapist who has a passion for supporting children and families. As a parent, it is so hard to see your child struggling, and I know you want to do everything possible to help your child. I want to support and help you, whether your child is experiencing anxiety, phobias, ADHD symptoms, anger/aggression, or any other difficulties self-regulating. I believe in your child’s resiliency and your family’s ability to heal from experiences you have been through and challenges you face. I want to help you understand what is driving your child’s struggles. I love to work with parents and caregivers, incorporating them into therapy and helping them to support their child to manage big feelings and behaviours. I help parents navigate through the complexities of parenting while providing compassion, respect, and positive regard in a non-judgmental manner.

I have an interest in parent-child therapy and appreciate that strong family relationships improve wellness and functioning. My approach is rooted in attachment theory and the belief that families want to be connected, but sometimes ways in which families communicate, express feelings, or deal with conflict can cause disconnection. 

I work on creating secure emotional bonds within the family system by facilitating communication that is playful, open, and honest, supportive of safe emotional expression, and releasing past hurts. This results in healthier and stronger relationships in your family. 

Please reach out if you have any questions – I would love to hear from you and talk about how I can help!

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“Look at flowers, butterflies, trees, and children with eyes of compassion. Compassion will change your life and make it wonderful”

– Thich Naht Hanh

J. Gordon Psychology Group

Helping resolve challenging life experiences and give space for healing.