Andrea S

Andrea S
Position
Doctoral intern
Student Wellness Centre

Education

  • University of Saskatchewan (Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology – Candidate)
  • University of Regina (Masters of Arts in Cognitive, Research and Applied Psychology)

About

I emigrated from Bosnia in 1997, and was raised in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan; a visitor on the Treaty 4 original lands of the Cree, Ojibwe(OJIB-WĒ), Saulteaux (SO-TO), Dakota, Nakota, Lakota, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. My ancestors are of Bosnian, Croatian, Turkish, Italian, and Austrian heritage. I am a first generation Canadian. I now work, live and play on unceded Lekwungen territories, home to the Songhees, Esquimalt, and W̱ŚANÉC peoples. I am feminine and identify as a woman. My pronouns are she and her.

My previous training focused on assessment and counselling for children, teens, adults, and aging clients. I provide treatment for anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, sleep difficulties, suicidal ideation, and self-harm. I also practice in the areas of grief and loss, stress, major life transitions, and relationship concerns.

Counselling approach

My theoretical perspective is integrative. I believe in a flexible approach, one that addresses most pressing issues, builds on individual strengths, and moves growth toward resilience. In my therapeutic approach, I use elements of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, humanistic and mindfulness-based approaches. I practice integration of evidence-based practices in all my therapeutic work.

Areas of interest

  • Anxiety and stress management
  • Mindfulness and acceptance
  • Anxiety and stress management
  • Psycho-educational assessment
  • Cognitive assessment
  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • Lifespan development
  • Cognition and aging