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Registered Provisional Psychologist
Provides Services in English and Tagalog
Kristen Oliveros

Kristen is a Registered Provisional Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists. She obtained her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of Alberta and pursued her Masters in Counselling through Athabasca University. She has been practicing as a Mental Health Therapist for 4 years and has accumulated 8+ years of experience with helping children, adolescents, adults, couples, parents, seniors, and families, who struggle with mental health issues, attachment, relationships, and trauma.

Why Psychology

Getting to work with humans and share knowledge and the human experience together.

My favorite quote

And here you are living
despite it all.
-Rupi Kaur

Kristen has extensive experience in the mental health field prior to becoming a Registered Provisional Psychologist through her work experience as a child and youth care worker in an Intensive Therapy Treatment Facility for children and youth with trauma and attachment issues. Since becoming a Certified Canadian Counsellor and a Registered Provisional Psychologist, Kristen has worked as a Community-based Mental Health Therapist at The Family Centre in Edmonton, where she provided counselling and mental health workshops in Edmonton Public Schools, Seniors Association of Greater Edmonton, and facilitated a Healthy Relationships group for Men. She currently provides psychological services, mental health workshops, and speaking engagements to various agencies and companies through her private practice in St. Albert.

Kristen is trained in numerous modalities including cognitive behavioural therapy, family systems, emotionally-focused therapy, solution-focused therapy, narrative therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, trauma-informed therapy, and utilizes various evidence-based psychotherapy techniques such as somatic experiencing, mindfulness, play and art therapeutic activities. She takes on a client-centred approach within her practice that emphasizes collaborative work with her clients. Currently, Kristen is passionate about working with various populations who are struggling with trauma, attachment issues, multicultural issues, relationship issues, as well as identity issues. Kristen is culturally sensitive in her practice, and she is able to provide therapy in her native Language, Tagalog, and English.

I'm inspired by

when people go through tough times or even daily struggles and come out stronger, wiser, and more optimistic and appreciative of life.

If my pets could talk

They would tell me to take them for more nature walks.

Outside her work as a therapist, Kristen is passionate about physical fitness as she enjoys hiking, cycling, kickboxing, yoga, bootcamp, and traveling to new places. She also enjoys baking, cooking, traveling, and playing with her son. She tends to spend a lot of time expressing herself creatively through music, dancing, and creating mental health content on instagram. You can follow her @theoptimistictherapist on instagram where she shares a holistic approach to mental health and wellness.

Treatment Approaches
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)

  • Attachment-Based

  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

  • Emotionally Focused

  • Eye Movement Densitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Gottman Method

  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Multicultural

  • Narrative

  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

  • Somatic Experiencing

  • Strength-Based

  • Trauma Focused

  • Narrative

  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

  • Somatic Experiencing

  • Strength-Based

  • Trauma Focused

Areas of Specialty
  • Ages 5 and Older

  • Individual, Couples, and Family Work


  • ADHD

  • Borderline / Bipolar Disorder

  • Burnout

  • Compassion Fatigue

  • Grief

  • Life Transitions

  • Parenting

  • Perfectionism

  • Relationships

  • Self-Confidence and Esteem

  • Separation/Divorce

  • Trauma


Initial Intake

  • Child Counselling Services- 1.5 Hours 90 min - $300.00

  • Adult Counselling Services- 1.5 Hours 90 min - $300.00

  • Couples Counselling Services- 1.5 Hours 90 min - $300.00

Individual Counselling Services

  • 1 Hour 50 min - $200.00

  • 1.5 Hours 75 min - $300.00

  • 2 Hours 100 min - $400.00

Child Counselling Services

  • 1 Hour 60 min - $200.00

Couples Counselling Services

  • 1 Hour 60 min - $200.00

  • 1.5 Hours 90 min - $300.00

  • 2 Hours 120 min - $400.00

Telehealth Individual Counselling Services

  • 1 Hour 50 min - $200.00 Typical session time for most clients. 50 therapy minutes and 10 minutes for therapist to complete clinical requirements

  • 1.5 Hours 90 min - $300.00 1.5 Clinical hours is 75 treatment minutes

Telehealth Child Counselling Services

  • 1 Hour 60 min - $200.00 1 clinical hour is 50 treatment minutes.

  • 1.5 Hours 90 min - $300.00 1.5 Clinical Hours is 75 treatment minutes

  • 2 Hours 120 min - $400.00 2 Clinical hours is 100 treatment minutes

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