About Tiffany Beks

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About Me

I am a Registered Psychologist, EMDR therapist, and Clinical Traumatologist located in Calgary, Alberta. I have a special interest and advanced training in the areas of trauma, perinatal mental health, and grief and loss. My approach to therapy and counselling is strengths-based, client-centered, and trauma-informed. I draw from a range of therapeutic models to address the unique concerns of each client, including narrative therapy (NT), acceptance-and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), and solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT).


I approach my client work with compassion, warmth, and respect. I work hard to understand deeply your unique circumstances, concerns, and worldview. Through this process, I aim to establish a trusting, collaborative therapeutic relationship with you. I will support you in becoming more aware of your skills and internal resources, and how to use these strengths to respond meaningfully to life's challenges and adversities.

My Education & Experience

Education

I hold a PhD in Counselling Psychology from the University of Calgary with a specialized interest in traumatic stress, military/first responder mental health, and perinatal mental health. As part of my educational and clinical training, I completed supervised practicums in perinatal and postpartum mental health, adult mental health, and child and adolescent mental health and a doctoral residency in traumatic stress.

Advanced Training

I am deeply committed to ongoing professional development in order to continually enhance my psychology practice.

Trauma, Occupational Stress, and Compassion Fatigue

I have completed advanced training in evidence-based modalities for treating extreme stress and various types of trauma (natural disaster, interpersonal violence, service-related trauma, etc.,), as well as issues related to stress, burnout, and compassion fatigue:

  • Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (2023) – The Neurosequential Network 
  • Clinical Traumatologist Certification (TITC-CT; 2021) – Clinical Traumatology Institute 
  • Compassion Fatigue Specialist (CFST; 2021) – Clinical Traumatology Institute 
  • EMDR Level 1 (2021) – Sue Genest Counselling Inc. 
  • Basic Accelerated Resolution Therapy (2021) – Rosenzweig Centre for Rapid Recovery 

Perinatal and Parental Mental Health

I have received advanced training in the area of perinatal mental health and reproductive loss, as well as difficulties experienced among parents of young children:

  • Brazelton Touchpoints: The How and Why of Child and Family Engagement (2022) - The Brazelton Institute 
  • Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (2021) – Postpartum Support International 
  • Advanced Perinatal Mental Health Psychotherapy (2021) – Postpartum Support International

Featured Blogs

While providing therapy and working with clients is my first passion, writing is my second! Check out some of my articles on topics related to mental health, psychology, wellbeing, parenting, and family life.

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