Lisa Najdziak, M.A., R. Psych. (AB: 1960)
Lisa enjoys helping clients overcome a variety of mental health concerns, stress factors, and life challenges. While she has significant experience helping people deal with depression, stress, couples communication and anxiety, Lisa has a particular interest in assisting clients struggling with addictions (eg. drugs, alcohol, internet...). and trauma. Lisa also brings with her strong skills in helping adults dealing with ADHD, Tourettes, Learning Disabilities, Autism, Borderline Personality Disorder, and Bi-Polar Disorder.
Lisa has provided therapy services in many settings including residential and addiction treatment centres, schools, AHS Mental Health Services, EAP programs and on Reserve for First Nation populations.
Lisa works primarily from a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) approaches. She has additional training in trauma therapy using Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and associated trauma informed approaches. Lisa has a solid understanding of the impact disrupted attachments may have on a person throughout their lifetime.
Lisa has extensive experience within the First Nations community, and a strong understanding of the multigenerational challenges faced by Residential School survivors, and those who have been raised by Residential School survivors. She has also provided mental health, self-esteem, and personal development supports to the Two-Spirited and LGBTQ community.
Lisa offers primarily late afternoon and evening appointments to allow clients to easily schedule appointment around work and family life commitments.
Lisa has been a Registered Psychologist in Alberta since 1990. She has an Honours Psychology Degree and Master's Degree in Education (Counseling) from the University of Alberta. She is a member in good standing with the Alberta College of Psychologists and the Psychology Association of Alberta.
Lisa works out of our South Edmonton office