Welcome! My name is Caitlin Fuller, and while I am new to Clarity Psychology, I have over a decade of mental health counselling experience. I am currently offering assessment and counselling services for adults. If you are interested in learning more about my services, or if you have any questions or concerns about the therapeutic process, I invite you to reach out to me via email at . I am here to support you on your journey towards healing and growth, and I look forward to working with you.
Approach to Counselling:
My approach to counselling is action-based and focused on helping my clients develop practical strategies to make changes. Rather than solely focusing on what isn’t working in their lives, I aim to provide specific, actionable steps that clients can take to improve their mental health and well-being.
The underlying foundation for my work draws from three types of therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). In session, I typically implement a three-pronged approach. I begin with identifying what drives you, your values, and what the life you want for yourself looks like.
Once we have a picture of this, we may implement techniques to identify the narratives you tell yourself about perceived barriers, difficulties, or anything else which may hold you back. Once we have developed this level of insight, we utilize a hands-on, active approach, highlighting our therapy's proactive aspect, which I admit is my favourite. Here, we develop strategies to regulate emotions, increase assertiveness, and address relationship conflicts through interpersonal effectiveness.
Education and Credentials:
- Registered Psychologist (#7124) with the College of Alberta Psychologists
- Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Puget Sound (Tacoma, Washington)
- Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from New York University (New York City, New York)
- Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology (San Diego, California)
I have ten years of experience working with adults in mental healthcare settings. I graduated with my doctorate in clinical psychology (PsyD) in 2022. I completed a doctoral internship at the St. Louis Veteran’s Health Administration Hospital, where I worked exclusively with US military Veterans. After completing my internship, I embarked on a post-doctorate experience to receive specialized training in evidence-based treatment and assessment.
- Assessments (adults)
- Counseling services (adults)
Who I Work With:
I currently work with adults for counselling. I have specialized training and experience working with the following presenting concerns:
- Trauma and PTSD:
I have further expertise in working with adult survivors of childhood sexual trauma and adult sexual abuse
- Substance use disorders:
I enjoy working with individuals facing substance-use concerns or those with family members experiencing substance-related difficulties.
This includes, but is not limited to, relationship changes (endings/beginnings), career changes (hirings/firings), and life changes (new medical diagnoses, births of children)
- Relationship issues
As a counselling professional, I believe in transparency regarding my areas of expertise and limitations. While I am trained to provide individual counselling services, I refer clients seeking services for children, youth, couples, and families to other specialized therapists. I am also happy to provide recommendations for professionals who specialize in the following areas:
- Eating disorders
- Forensic concerns
I currently work with adults for assessment. I am comfortable providing assessment for a variety of behavioural, and emotional/ mental health issues. This includes the following presenting concerns:
- Mental Health Diagnostic Assessments
I will gladly refer you to other qualified professionals if your assessment type is outside those offered above.
I am new to Edmonton, Alberta, and Canada! As an American, I have always dreamed about living in Canada. After completing my education, I decided to make the jump and head to the great north. While I have not been here for an extended period (and have yet to experience a true winter), I love my time here in Edmonton thus far. On weekends, I enjoy exploring different culinary experiences, festivals and taking my dogs to the numerous parks in the city. When not in session, you may find me exploring vintage clothing stores, volunteering with local harm reduction agencies, or running along the River Valley. I’ve also recently started exploring the hobby of refurbishing old furniture, so you can find me at a local hardware store near you!
Caitlin prefers to have a free 15-minute phone consultation with each client prior to booking to ensure that she is the most appropriate psychologist to work with your concerns.