Exchiela Benusic, MA
I have completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Masters of Counselling Psychology, encompassing over 15-years experience in the mental health field. I use a compassionate, gentle approach to support you in reaching your goals and becoming the best version of yourself. I have additional training in trauma, mind/body/spirit health, compassion/empathy fatigue and motivational interviewing.
My therapeutic approach includes viewing therapy as a journey that can foster your awareness, help you tackle your difficulties, and make choices towards living a personally fulfilling and empowered life. I have experience in working with different therapeutic models (solution-focused therapy, family-systemic, cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical-behavior therapy, mindfulness-based stress reduction, EMDR Therapy, attachment, talk therapy, emotional freedom techniques (EFT), acceptance and commitment therapy, psychotherapy/psychodynamic and integrative) and have developed an eclectic approach which is tailored to each individual's unique self and needs.
In every therapeutic endeavor I undertake, the therapist-client relationship plays a balanced role of partnership. Research and my clinical work have shown, time and again, that the most important factor in effective therapy is the therapeutic relationship. Having said that, I believe in the primacy of an attentive, genuine, and empathetic therapist who provides a non-judgmental, safe and confidential environment in the service of your personal growth and well-being.
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At Empowered Wellness & Solutions, our approach to mental health is based on compassionate, evidence-based strategies to support and guide you in reaching your goals. Helping you reach the best version of yourself is our personal passion and vision at Empowered Wellness & Solutions.
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Land Acknowledgement – Empowered Wellness & Solutions acknowledges that our work takes place on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy, including the Siksika, Kainai, and Piikani; the Tsuut’ina First Nation; the Stoney Nakoda; the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III; Treaty 7, Treaty 6 and the Metis ancestral lands.