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Lori Tiemer

Registered Psychologist

I believe in the power of a strong therapeutic relationship. Through building a solid rapport, my goal is to assist in the achievement of increased self-awareness and positive change.  I strive to offer a collaborative, non-judgmental, and trusting environment where difficult emotions can be explored. Every individual is unique and I believe in empowering people to discover the solutions that work best for them. I have spent significant time traveling and volunteering overseas and recognize the importance of demonstrating cultural sensitivity within my counselling practice.


I am a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists and a member of the Psychologists Association of Alberta. I have both training and experience working with children and adolescents. I have utilized art, play, and sand tray therapy with children and adolescents. I have also co-facilitated workshops for parents and have counselled parents and caregivers on developing and maintaining healthy child-parent relationships.

In addition to working with children, adolescents, and parents, I have many years of experience working with adults dealing with acute and chronic pain. I have specific knowledge and experience in pain and sleep management, and relaxation training. I have also worked with individuals dealing with a variety of concerns including trauma, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. 


I offer play therapy for children as well as counselling for parents/caregivers on topics such as parenting, child development, and enhancing child-parent relationships

I also work with adolescents and adults who are experiencing a variety of concerns including:


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Through the development of an accepting and collaborative therapeutic relationship, teenagers can work through their concerns...read more
... and experience personal growth. Depending on the teen’s preference, we may spend our sessions talking or incorporating different modalities such as art or sand tray therapy. Although much of my time with be spent with the teenager individually (if they are comfortable with that), it is also important that the parent(s)/caregiver(s) are involved (to an extent that does not intrude on the personal privacy of the teen). This may occur through individual parental consultations and/or parent/teen sessions, if appropriate. I have experience counselling teenagers dealing with a variety of concerns such as anxiety, depression, and self-esteem. I also have experience working with teenagers in group settings, counselling them on career and educational planning.

Children’s natural method of communication is through play and, within the context of a safe and healing...read more
...therapeutic relationship, they can express their emotions and move towards resolving the concerns they are experiencing in various ways that may include the use of toys, sand, music, and/or art. Although much of my time will be spent with the child individually (if the child is comfortable with that) the parent(s)/caregiver(s), play an invaluable role in the therapeutic process and you be given regular opportunities to discuss any questions or concerns as well as provide updates as to how your child is doing outside of therapy. I have experience working with children as young as 3 years of age and have participated in training related to child trauma, art therapy, and child-centered play therapy. I also have training and experience in providing child-parent relationship training (CPRT) where I work with parents/caregivers in order to improve child-parent attachment.

Experiencing traumatic events, whether in the past or recently, can affect us physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually...read more
...which is why I believe in a holistic approach to trauma therapy. It is important to learn stress management and emotional regulation techniques in order to move away from being stuck in a constant state of stress response (fight or flight). Processing and integrating traumatic events will occur gradually and within the safety of a collaborative therapeutic relationship. I have taken training related to prolonged exposure therapy as well as trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy and have worked with adults diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and acute stress disorder.

I believe in the power of a strong therapeutic relationship. Through building a solid rapport, my goal is to assist in the achievement of increased self-awareness and positive change....read more
...Whether you are facing a major life change as a family, a difficult period of turmoil, discontent or confusion, our family therapy specialists in St. Albert can help you find a positive way forward.