Dr. Karon Dragon

Registered Psychologist

Accepting New Clients? No
Regular Hours:

F: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Modalities of Care: OnlineIn-Person

Welcome! My name is Karon; I am a Registered Psychologist in Alberta with over a decade of clinical experience and training in various therapeutic modalities which equips me to treat a wide range of presenting concerns. I hope the information below helps you to find the right fit with a psychologist which is essential for successful counselling.

I currently offer individual counselling services at Clarity Psychology for adults. If you are interested in learning more about my services, or have any questions or concerns about the therapeutic process, I invite you to contact me via email at karon(at)claritypsychology.ca.

 

Approach to Counselling:

My initial hopes for our counselling is to build a safe, caring and authentic relational space where you can make sense of your individual circumstances, feel listened to, understood and supported. I do this by creating an environment that helps you feel comfortable and safe to express your thoughts and emotions. I will tailor my approach to what will best support you in the moment while we simultaneously work together to navigate any concerns that may have deeper or more tender roots. Once we have a shared understanding about why you have come to therapy and what you are hoping to get from the process, we discuss possible treatment options for how best to move forward.

My primary therapy orientation is Cognitive Behavioural, meaning that I help people manage difficult emotions and life events by examining and changing unhelpful patterns in their thinking and behaviours. However, I see everyone as completely unique and needing their own particular co-created path to healing. This means I am also able to draw upon other modalities as needed, such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I am passionate about providing thoughtful and compassionate therapy that is grounded in evidence-based practice and caters to the unique needs of each individual.

I am not rigid in my approach and welcome feedback on whether counselling is working for you. I am always happy to adjust how I work with clients to better meet their needs.

 

Education and Credentials:

  • Registered Psychologist (#4288) with the College of Alberta Psychologists
  • B.A. (Hons) from the University of Alberta
  • B.Ed. (Distinction) from the University of Alberta
  • M.Ed. in Educational Psychology from the University of Alberta
  • Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Alberta

 

Background / Experience:

Throughout my graduate training and professional experiences I have had the opportunity to work with adults in various settings, such as schools, community clinics and public health care. 

Since registering as a psychologist, I have completed a number of specialized trainings in various therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD, Exposure and Response Prevention (Ex/RP) for OCD, and Narrative Therapy as well as trainings in a number of clinical presentations.

 

Services Offered:

  • Individual Counselling

 

Who I Work With:

At present, I work with individual adults (ages 18+). I have specialized training, experience and/or interest working with the following presenting concerns:

  • Neurodiversity
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • OCD
  • Life transition challenges
  • Stress management
  • Attachment injury/Family of origin concerns
  • Anger management
  • Relationship challenges
  • Parenting stress
  • Emotional dysregulation
  • Boundaries, communication, assertiveness
  • Self Esteem
  • Perfectionism

 

In most cases, I will refer to other professionals for the following issues:

  • Phobias
  • Eating disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Addictions
  • Forensic concerns
  • Chronic pain

 

About Me:

Professional Memberships:

  • Canadian Psychological Association 
  • Alberta Teachers Association

Languages Spoken:

  • English

 

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Meet Our Team

Dr. Damien Cormier

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Emma McArthur

Office Manager

Chayse Haldane, M.Ed.

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Dr. Karon Dragon

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Dr. Sean Barford

Director / Registered Psychologist

Dr. Erica Dunn

Director of Counselling / Registered Psychologist

Dr. Carley Hoyle

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Dr. Caitlin Fuller

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Tanya Dompe

Psychometrist

Pamela Lamash, M.Ed.

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Justine Ulan, M.Ed.

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Dr. Janet Lau

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Shari Barham

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Clarissa Cheong, M.Ed.

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