OFF THE BEATEN PATH PSYCHOLOGY AND WELLNESS
KRISTY MCCONNELL, R. PSYCH. 
AIRDRIE, ALBERTA PSYCHOLOGIST
RUN WALK AND TALK, EMDR THERAPIST

403-607-7999

ANXIETY AND WORRY

Be gentle with yourself, you're doing the best you can.

Anxiety turns a mouse into a monster. It makes conveying a simple message seem like delivering a presidential speech. It can turn day to day tasks into a seemingly endless crusade. Through walking or running together, we will focus on calming the mind and being present in the moment. We will identify personal coping strategies that work for you and move beyond the worry.

GRIEF AND DEPRESSION

You Got This;

Depression and grief can make the world feel like a very lonely place. It can be hard to try to explain the pain you feel to others around you who may not understand. Together, we will consider your thoughts, feelings, and actions. From a place of non-judgement and compassion we will identify strategies to boost your mood and renew your curiosity in life. It can be hard to incorporate movement into your day when you feel down. Let's move, and talk, together.

TRAUMA AND PTSD

A ship does not sail with yesterday's wind.
-Louis L'Amour

The collection of memories we each have become a part of our unique human experience. Sometimes past events that were scary, troubling, or traumatic become stuck in our minds and influence our thoughts, emotions, and behaviours in the present. EMDR is one of the ways we can help understand how the past can affect the present. By working together to gently process the old stuff that is getting in the way, healing and growth can occur.

RELATIONSHIPS

The strongest among us are those who reach for others. 
-Dr. S. Johnson

Humans are social beings. We need relationships to thrive and become our authentic selves. In relationships, whether in your family, marriage, friendships, or workplace, conflict can be difficult. Instead of it damaging your connection, we can work together to channel conflict into an opportunity for growth and positive change in a relationship.

SUPPORTING WOMEN

"Her soul is fierce
her heart is brave
her mind is strong."
-R.H. Sin

Gender shapes our social and cultural context, and sometimes it can be difficult to manage our own values and beliefs amongst all the pressures and roles we have. Whether you are a mother suffering from postpartum depression or baby blues; a professional who feels confined by a glass ceiling you are told does not exist; or a young adult trying to figure out how to establish your intelligence amongst a seemingly more objectified-online world, contact me. We will challenge assumptions and stereotypes, and work to define and assert your strengths.

Direct billing is available for members of Alberta Blue Cross, the RCMP, the Canadian Armed Forces, and Veterans.