I am so grateful to have work that I love. In my own life, I have experienced therapy as an essential process for my healing and my becoming. I am honored to accompany people in their growth and empowerment.
Biography:I have been a Registered Psychologist since 1991. This means I have met a number of criteria: a Master's degree in counseling psychology, supervised practice (or internship), written and oral exams.
I was certified as a Hakomi therapist in November, 2007. This required completion of a two year intensive training in Hakomi as well as one year of supervision by Hakomi Institute trainers. I am also trained in the Re-Creation of the Self model of human development and change, attachment therapy and holistic approaches to addressing trauma (including EMDR). I continue my education via conferences, courses, reading and regular consultation with other therapists.
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In my 3o years of teaching mental health professionals, I have encountered few people who so righteously balance clinical skill, deep compassion and unwavering enthusiasm and integrity. Arlene is not only a model for other therapists, she is a testimony to the brightness of the human spirit. -- Jon Eisman, Director, Mindful Experiential Therapy Approaches, Portland, OR
Arlene Cassidy is a psychologist who has truly found her calling! She brings warmth, wisdom, sensitivity and compassion to each person seeking her assistance. Her work is strengthened by her ongoing commitment to personal growth and professional development, combined with over twenty years of experience. -- Susan MacCulloch, Registered Psychologist, Calgary, Alberta