Meet Sylvia

Clinic Director, Registered Psychologist

Education

  • Doctorate of Philosophy (2014)
  • Masters of Education (2006)
  • Bachelor of Arts (2004)

University

  • University of Alberta, Counselling Psychology

Treatment Approaches

  • Human Behaviour Specialist
  • Demartini
  • Acceptance & Commitment (ACT)
  • Clinical Supervision & Licensed Supervisors
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family / Martial
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MCBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centred
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behaviour
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief
  • Somatic

Specialties & Therapeutic Concerns

  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Guidance
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Infertility
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Life
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy
  • Prenatal
  • Postpartum
  • Psychosomatic
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Women’s Issues

Clientele

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Teenagers (14-18)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

“Hello. Allow me to introduce myself.

I am a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists and a member of the Canadian Psychological Association. I completed my doctoral degree through the University of Alberta’s Counselling Psychology Program. I have offered therapeutic services to the community of Spruce Grove, Parkland County, and surrounding areas since 2010, and because of the growing demand, I established a sacred journey psychological services inc. in 2014. I am grateful for my role as a Director of a counselling practice where additional qualified clinicians extend their services to our community.

It is a bit cliche to say that there is a whole wide Universe out there and that something bigger is going on, but there are some certain fundamental truths here if we dare to look a bit more closely. Systems theory demonstrates that the Universe is a living system that is constantly trying to maintain equilibrium. The Universe operates under fundamental scientific laws that support this theory, and we as humans and living organisms in family systems, follow the same laws. Applied Physiology, the study of how the body works, Physics, Chemistry, Math, Biology, all demonstrate that everything the body does, symptoms and all, attempt to help us maintain equilibrium in order for us to function at maximum capacity. What this means is that any symptom we have, from mental conditions (anxiety, depression, etc.) to physical conditions (aches, injuries, Diabetes, Cancer, etc.) is an indication of our mind and body trying to bring our state into balance. Our emotional experience is an indication of how our perceptions are out of balance. It is through our emotions that our consciousness is trying to bring us back into a balanced state which includes certainty and presence of the mind and gratitude and love of the heart.

I have no doubt that the mind and body are connected and that there is a far greater depth to our experience as humans navigating the pleasures and pains, the supports and challenges, of that which we call life. We have the ability to dive deeply into our psyche and come up with new insights that can impact both our mental and physical well-being. In doing so, we discover the wholeness and truth of our experience, which people call the authentic experience and the greater meaning and purpose to living.”

 – Dr. Sylvia Peske
Registered Psychologist
asj Clinic Director

Office Hours

  • Monday (Daytime)
  • Tuesday (Daytime)
  • Thursday (Daytime)

 

Sylvia accepts SECURE VIDEO clients.

Sylvia is accepting clients for
Yoga for the Brain – EMDR Classes
starting November 2, 2021.

Contact us at 780-960-1616 x 1
for more information.