Mona Ullah, M.A., R. Psych. (AB: 4296)
Mona is a collaborative and strengths-based therapist. This means that Mona helps you to find what is working within yourself, and then helps you to nurture and grow this element, until you feel capable of managing life challenges. Mona has worked clinically with individuals and couples of all ages and groups in diverse settings, including community-based mental health, medical/primary care, university, as well rural and urban school settings.
Mona has a speciality in helping clients with eating disorders. She has assisted many people in overcoming eating issues such as anorexia (restricting food intake), bulimia (binging food and/or purging after eating), pica (eating non food substances such as hair, clothing, ice, soap, paper, string/wool, chalk, paint, gum, pebbles, charcoal, ash, clay, starch, etc…), and obesity (actively overeating leading to weigh gain, or dealing with historical over-eating which has resulted in being overweight for years). Mona helps clients deal with both the historical and current causes of the eating disorder. She works with clients to manage the associated psychological, emotional, physical and social challenges with being outside of the client’s, the medical community, and/or societies target weight range.
Depression / Anxiety / Adult ADHD / Communication
Mona helps individual clients in overcoming depression, low-self esteem, stress management, anxiety, and anger control issues. She works with adults wondering if they have, or have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). She is interested in assisting not only the person who is challenged by issues of inattention, concentration, and impulsivity, but also in the associated social interaction challenges that come with these symptoms. Mona also recognizes that a person’s mental health issues also often have a direct negative impact on their close family and couples relationships. She always looks forward to working with not only the person who is struggling with the mental health concern, but also with that person’s partner to improve understanding, communication, and connection.
Mona has training and extensive experience using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness. She is also trained to help individuals deal with addictions and trauma using Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). Mona is trained in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) for clients struggling with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).
Mona has assisted many couples to deal with communication challenges, conflict resolution, and boundary issues through the use of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Narrative Therapy.
Professional Training and Credentials
Mona is a Registered Psychologist. She completed her Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University, and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology / Sociology at the University of Alberta. She is a trained individual, couples and group therapy, and has run groups for individuals regarding adult ADHD, anxiety, depression and mindfulness. Mona is currently pursuing her full certification in Emotionally Focused Therapy to further deepen and strengthen her couples work.
Mona works out of our Edmonton South Office