Meet Tracy

Intern

Education

  • Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (In Progress – 2022)
  • Bachelor of Education, Secondary (2003)
  • Diploma Correctional Services (1993)

University

  • Yorkville University
  • University of Alberta
  • Grant MacEwan University

Treatment Approaches

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Therapy (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person-centred Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy (SFT)
  • Strength-based Therapy

Therapeutic Interests

  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Co-dependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Self Esteem
  • Women’s Issues

Clientele

  • Children & Pre-Teens (10-13)
  • Adolescents & Teenagers (14-18)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
  • Couples
  • LGBTQ2+
  • Multicultural

“I am a native Albertan who has lived locally for fourteen years. Currently, I am wrapping up my Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology.  My career began in Corrections, where I gained valuable experience as a caseworker in Alberta’s community and institutional-based programs.  From there,  as a single mom, I went back to get my education degree and taught in provincial, federal, private, and post-secondary schools in Alberta.  

I am bilingual in French and Engish and am passionate about multiculturalism and the value of cultural preservation.  I believe that every individual is born with the innate right to be treated with dignity and respect and I am a strong advocate for persons with disabilities and equality. I understand what it is like to be a single mom, to raise children with complex special needs, and how important it is to have someone who “gets it” and who is in your corner.  After twenty years working in Alberta schools and at home as a teacher and principal, I have had the good fortune of working with amazing students of all ages and from all walks of life.  

Now in the final stages of my Master’s in Counselling Psychology, I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with the exemplary staff at a sacred journey and look forward to meeting the community members of Spruce Grove and surrounding areas in the months ahead. 

A dedicated professional, I am open-minded and collaborative. I recognize that success looks different for each individual and incorporate strategies from a variety of therapies to accommodate everyone’s unique circumstances and goals.

I value client safety and welfare and work hard to offer the best care possible for my clients in-person and online. One of the ways I facilitate providing the best care is by staying up to date with the most recent research and advances in psychotherapy. I am honoured to be part of your road to healing and recovery.”

 – Tracy Knudson, DipCS, BEd
Intern

Office Hours

  • Tuesday Mornings
  • Wednesday Afternoons
  • Thursday Late Afternoon & Early Evenings

Tracy accepts IN-PERSON 
& SECURE VIDEO clients.

Tracy is accepting new clients. 

Contact us at 780-960-1616 x 1 
to book an appointment.

What is an Intern?

As part of completing their Master’s Degree, psychology students must complete a mandatory practicum/internship. Interns receive a minimum of one hour of evaluation and supervision from a qualified Registered Psychologist per week. This supervision may be live (the supervisor is present for sessions with the client), via observation (video feed), video or audio recordings, or case file review.

Services provided by Interns are offered at reduced rates and are not covered by insurance plans or benefit packages.

Fees not covered by health plans are tax-deductible as a medical expense on your income tax return. Please keep copies of your receipts for such purposes.