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CORA MCLACHLAN

(she/her/hers)

Registered Psychologist (#5146)

Registered Canadian Art Therapist

(587) 802-3728

coramclachlan.com

mclachlan.cora@gmail.com

Welcome!

I work with individual adults. Although I've worked with children for about a decade now, I'm currently focusing on supporting parents, & no longer taking new referrals for children. 

 

I know it can be difficult to make an appointment and walk through the doors of a therapist's office. Please feel free to contact me or book a free phone consultation if you have any questions about working with me.

My Therapy Approaches

 

  • Art Therapy

  • Sensorimotor (Somatic) Psychotherapy 

  • EMDR

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Play Therapy

Areas of Specialty & Interest

  • Supporting Non-Biological Parents

  • Grief + Loss (especially in the area of infertility and miscarriage)

  • Burnout (especially parents and helping professionals)

  • Adults with ADHD

  • Supporting parent-child attachment through creativity & play

Experience

 

I have been in private practice since early 2019.

I also do some teaching at the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute.

Previously, I've worked as a therapist in the paediatric palliative care department of a children's hospital, a community counselling agency, schools, and drug and alcohol residential treatment centres.

Education

 

Master of Counselling: Art Therapy, Athabasca University (2014)

Vancouver Art Therapy Institute (2014)

Bachelor of Health Sciences: Addictions Counselling, University of Lethbridge (2007)

 

Post-Education Clinical Training

EMDR: Basic Training - Prepped for Learning with Dr. Judy Moench

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Trauma - Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institue

Certificate in Treatment of Trauma using Play Therapy Skills & Techniques, Rocky Mountain Play Therapy Institute

Certificate in Play Therapy Skills, Rocky Mountain Play Therapy Institute 

Registrations + Professional Memberships

 

Registered Psychologist, College of Alberta Psychologists

Registered Canadian Art Therapist, Canadian Art Therapy Association

Professional Member, Psychologists Association of Alberta


 

Fun Facts

 

I am an adoptive parent, a partner, and also a dog-mom.

I enjoy making music, sound art, and arts & crafts out of things I find lying around.

I LOVE chips, campfires, and I'm currently learning to play the fiddle.