Nicole Martin, MC Registered Psychologist

Nicole has completed a Bachelor of Psychology with the University of Alberta and a Master of Counselling Psychology through Athabasca University. Nicole is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists and a member of the Psychological Association of Alberta. Nicole is eager to bring her playful soul to meet the playful souls in your life to foster their growth and healing!

Nicole has spent almost 15 years focusing on supporting families and young children to navigate difficulties that arise due to developmental delays, ADHD, autism, behavioural issues, trauma, grief/loss, separations, emotional regulation, and anxiety. Nicole has experience working in clinical settings, shelters, schools, and within homes to provide therapy and support. In addition, Nicole places value in a multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach to understanding a child’s difficulties and welcomes consultation with teachers, paediatricians, and any other professionals involved in a child’s care.

With deep compassion for children, Nicole has built her practice around therapeutic modalities which are strength based, rooted in attachment theory, are trauma-informed, and aim to extend that same compassion to a child’s parents and caregivers. In her integrative practice, Nicole will draw on play-based therapies such as Child-centered play therapy, Synergetic play therapy, Narrative Therapy, Expressive Arts therapies, Mindfulness practice, and Theraplay. Theraplay is a family and relationship-based therapy which can promote a stronger bond between caregiver and child, as well as, cooperation, emotional regulation, self-esteem, and resilience for children. Get playful parents, you will most likely be part of the therapy at some point!

Is counselling/therapy right for your child?

Try our free 15-minute telehealth consultation.  We can talk over any concerns you may have and see if this is good fit your child and you.
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READY FOR THE NEXT STEP?

HERE'S WHAT TO EXPECT

Initial Consult
Step 1: Make sure this is a good fit
15-min /Free Telehealth Consult
  • Optional meet and greet over video chat 
  • Discuss high-level needs and make sure this is a good fit between therapist and needs
  • Go through approach and what sessions may look like
Parent Meeting
Step 2: Set Goals & Action Plan
60-min /$200 per session
  • Meeting with parents to discuss the needs of the child/teen in detail
  • Set Goals and create an action plan to track
  • How and where to begin. Prepare your child for first appointment.
Child Sessions
Step 3: Individual Client Sessions
60-min /$200 per session
  • Each session is unique and tailored to each individual
  • Together, we will work to uncover the child’s unique strength and resilience
  • Recurrence is based on individual needs
Parent Check-ins
Step 4: How are we doing
30-min /$100 per session
  • Optional meeting with parents to discuss progress and any changes
  • Open progress report
  • Re-visit goals to ensure we are on track with outcomes