Fiona Demers

Fiona Demers (she/her) is a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) and a Canadian Certified Counsellor – Supervision (CCC-S), #10002355 with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, and holds a Masters of Counselling Psychology degree from the University of Calgary.

I believe that we all have within us the innate ability to heal ourselves and that every person is capable of change. While the path to healing is not an easy one, the good news is you do not have to make the journey alone.

Honoring your strengths and lived experience, I take a holistic and integrative approach to tailor our work to meet your unique personality and goals. I draw from evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Motivational Interviewing.

I create a safe, calm, and supportive space for you to gain insights, new tools, and the confidence to use them. I help my clients to view themselves through a more compassionate lens and to feel truly seen and heard. Whether your goal is to gain a deeper understanding of your emotions, to feel better equipped to cope with life’s challenges, to foster healthier connections with yourself and others, or to make a change when you are feeling stuck, I can support you in your journey to create a more fulfilling life.

In addition to working with individuals, I am passionate about supporting couples by deepening and strengthening their relationships. Whether you are in a long term committed relationship or just starting a relationship I can help you to gain insights and concrete tools to transform your relationship. Drawing on evidence-based approaches such as the Gottman Method and Emotion Focused Therapy I create a safe container for you to have difficult conversations, repair ruptures and heal from betrayals, gain a deeper understanding of your relational patterns, create a shared vision for your relationship, and develop new ways of turning towards one another instead of away.

Areas of counselling expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Addictions
  • Grief/Loss
  • Couples Counselling

Education and professional development

  • Bachelor of Psychology – University of Victoria
  • Masters of Counselling Psychology – University of Calgary
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) Level 1 & 2: Dr. Jenina Fisher – 2023
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 2: Assessment, Intervention, and Co-Morbidities, Gottman Institute – 2023
  • Developing Discrepancy, Centre for Collaboration, Motivation and Innovation – 2022
  • Motivational Interviewing Practice-Huddle-Discuss Program, Centre for Collaboration, Motivation and Innovation – 2022
  • Assisting Individuals in Crisis, International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc. – 2022
  • Group Crisis Intervention, International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc. – 2022
  • Counselling Supervision: Theory and Practice, University of Lethbridge – 2022
  • Regulation Strategies for Children and Youth in Crisis, Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute – 2021
  • Depression-Practical Intervention Strategies, Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute – 2021
  • Motivational Interviewing Foundations, Centre for Collaboration, Motivation and Innovation – 2021
  • When Love Hurts Facilitation Workshop – 2020
  • Foundations in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Certificate, Infant Mental Health Promotion – 2020
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1: Bridging the Couple Chasm, Gottman Institute – 2020
  • Clinical Supervision-Skills for Developing Counsellors, Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute – 2020
  • Certificate in Foundations of Play Therapy, Rocky Mountain Play Therapy Institute – 2019
  • Nowh Guna Tseh Carrier Competency Training – 2018
  • Advanced Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Workshop, UNBC – 2018
  • Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Risk: Essential Skills for Clinicians, American Association of Suicidology – 2017
  • Homebuilders® Motivational Interviewing Training – 2017
  • Homebuilders® Relapse Prevention Training – 2017

Fiona Demers, CCC