About Kristin

Kristin Matthews

R.Psych, M.C., C.C.C.

As a Registered Psychologist, I am passionate about helping adults and teens who are ready to experience meaningful change.

Background

I have extensive experience working in private practice addressing the many unique concerns of my clients. As a psychologist, I specialize in working with teens and adults individually, as couples, and as families. My approach to counselling involves working with my client’s many strengths while using evidence-based practices. I believe that counselling should feel authentic, safe, and collaborative.

Prior to my work in private practice, I provided single-session counselling for Calgarians within a community services setting. I have managed health prevention and addiction counselling programs across Alberta. I have also designed and delivered counselling programs for workplaces across Alberta and the Northwest Territories. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, I continue to offer counselling for front-line healthcare providers.

When I am not counselling, I value outdoor adventures with my family including biking, paddle boarding, and camping in the summers and skiing in the winters.

Specialties and Issues

I have experience working with clients to address many unique concerns. I specialize in helping adults and teens with the following issues:

Credentials

  • Registered Psychologist (R.Psych), College of Alberta Psychologists
  • Canadian Certified Counsellor (C.C.C), Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
  • Master of Counselling Psychology (M.C.), Athabasca University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology (B.A.), University of Calgary

Professional Development

Ongoing consultation and professional development is a critical part of my counselling practice. Some of my advanced training includes: prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD, feedback informed treatment, acceptance and commitment therapy, addiction and tobacco cessation training, and sexuality in counselling to name a few.