About Erin

Registered Psychologist

Education

  • Masters of Arts in Counselling (2009)
  • Bachelor of Arts (2005)

University

  • City University of Seattle
  • University of Alberta

Treatment Approaches

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Humanistic
  • Person-Centred
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution-Focused Brief
  • Strength-Based

Specialties & Therapeutic Concerns

  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety;
  • Chronic Illness – Cancer, HIV, AIDS
  • Chronic Pain – Migraines, Fibromyalgia
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Life Transitions
  • Medication Management
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Women’s Issues

Clientele

  • Individuals
  • Teens (16+)
  • Adults
  • Seniors (65+)
  • First Nations

“I am a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists and a member of the Psychologists Association of Alberta and Canadian Psychological Association. I completed my Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology through City University of Seattle and my Bachelor of Arts through the University of Alberta. I have several areas of interest and experience, including grief and loss, addictions, chronic illnesses including cancer and HIV and AIDS. I have experience working in a hospital and health care, school and community-based settings, and with Children’s Services. I have worked with a variety of age groups including young children, teens and adults. My primary interest lies in working with adults and adolescents.

The relationship between therapist and client is paramount to a successful outcome in therapy. In order for the therapeutic relationship to thrive, the therapist must create a place where clients feel that they are able to share their stories. I believe in being open, honest, and straight forward so that clients may do this. I draw from several therapy models depending on what best fits the needs of my clients. Some of these may include cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness, person-centred therapy, as well as solution-focused techniques. Through the journey of therapy, I assist clients in working towards making positive changes in their lives so that they are able to live their best life.”

 – Erin Makowsky, MA
Registered Psychologist

Office Hours

  • Saturday (Morning & Early Afternoon)

 

Erin accepts SECURE VIDEO clients.

Erin has a waitlist. To be put on Erin’s waitlist, please contact us at 780-960-1616 / reception@asjpsychological.com