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Our Team

charlene remenda-madra

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Every event touches our mind, body and spirit.  As a therapist, I strive to see the whole person and the whole picture that has shaped you and the events leading up to our first meeting.  Because all problems stem from relationship issues I pay special attention to our relationship in hopes of creating a safe, non-judgmental place for you to begin, or continue, to heal.  A place where all of you can be accepted and where you might even be able to explore or share the things that might be difficult to face or share out in the ‘real’ world.  Together I hope to develop a goal, intention or vision for a better and happier life that begins from the inside and radiates out and I look forward to supporting you on your personal journey.

about

I have a Master’s of social work degree from McGill University specializing in Counselling with individuals, couples and families.  I have been providing counseling and therapy to individuals, children and families for over 15 years and began working with couples in 2007.  Currently I am also a Sessional Instructor in the Faculty of Social Work at Grant MacEwan University and have extensive training in directive and non-directive play therapy with a special interest in attachment issues. 

In 2007 I became Certified in Integrative Body Psychotherapy, or IBP and use it as a tool to augment my practice.  IBP is a body-centered approach to therapy that uses breath, movement and boundaries to access the wisdom of the body in healing.  Common issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, hopelessness, feeling unheard, unsupported or lost can all be effectively addressed from a body-centered approach to promote lasting and effective change.

services

In my practice, I see individuals, couples, children and families.  Some of the common issues I help people address include:

With children, I work from a play-based perspective to address emotional, physical, behavioral or school-related issues.  Common problems include:

  • Feeling scared or worried
  • Trouble paying attention at school
  • Feeling sad or anger
  • Trouble with peers
  • Bullying
  • Parents divorcing
  • Adjusting to a new parent or step-family, a new school or perhaps a move.  

I also facilitate groups and workshops in and around the St. Albert and Edmonton region on topics that include: boundaries, strengthening your relationships, and conscious parenting.

 

For more information, or to schedule a session:

Call (780) 460-0022
info@riversedgecounselling.com

Send a text message.

More About My specialties

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Trauma
The thinking comes last. I work with trauma from a bottom-up approach “from the toes to the head.” A body-centered or somatic approach is particularly well-suited to healing trauma as the symptoms are stored in the body.... read more
I have experience in the areas of early developmental and emotional trauma, motor vehicle accidents, sexual abuse and I am currently enrolled in a specialized three-year body-oriented approach to the healing of trauma called Somatic Experiencing, or SE. I completed a four-year post graduate program in Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP) with a strong focus on early developmental trauma and attachment injuries. IBP is a comprehensive body-centered model of therapy that combines breathing, movement and presence to gain access to the wisdom of the body – something that is often interrupted, no longer accessible or just too scary to connect to after a traumatic event or series of traumatic injuries. I am compassionate, emotionally present and take a gentle approach to working with individuals.