Karin Lord

EMDR Certified Therapist

Firefly Counselling and Consulting

I became a Registered Psychologist in 2001. She has a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy through Loma Linda University in California. I am a member in good standing with the Alberta College of Psychologists, the Psychology Association of Alberta, and the Alberta Association for Infant Mental Health.

While in practice I have enabled individuals, couples and families to overcome a wide range of challenges. Some areas of treatment interest in include trauma, PTSD, anxiety, abuse, addictions, communication issues, personal development, parent-child relational issues, infant-preschool mental health, child development, and aging.

I am a court recognized expert in counselling psychology, infant-preschool mental health, general assessment, and parenting/custody assessment.

I am recommended service provider for paramedics / EMT, military personnel, and for First Nations persons. I previously worked for several years providing psychological services for clients of a sexual assault treatment centre.

I have provided service to community members in home and school settings, private practice, employee assistance programs, community mental health offices, hospitals, and on First Nations reserves. In the past, Karin has run therapeutic groups on parenting, parent-child attachment, self-esteem, and stress management. She continues provide presentations and consults for various government and not-for profit mental health agencies. Karin is a recognized field supervisor for master students, provisional psychologists, PhD. candidates, and has served as a practice mentor for adult and child psychiatrists completing their residencies in child mental health.

I work primarily from an Emotionally Focused Therapy perspective when working with clients. My background is in structural-experiential techniques which provides me with the ability to transition styles as needed. I am certified in EMDR (trauma therapy), Modified Interactive Guidance (attachment therapy), and Motivational Interviewing (additions therapy). She is also undergoing advanced supervision Emotionally Focused Therapy (couples counselling) having completed the foundational and advanced training.

I have a long worked with co-therapy dogs in clinical practice. She finds therapy dogs add a supportive element to the clinical experience, and for some clients can be a major element of the healing process. My therapy dogs typically compete in conformation and performance events when not working in the therapy office or supervising home-life activities.

Phone: (587) 400-0302
Email: karin@fireflycounselling.ca

Population Served:

Both Adults and Children & Adolescents


How EMDR is Offered:

Both online and in-person

Areas of Expertise:

Attachment Focussed
Birth Trauma
Medical Trauma
Physical Abuse
Sexual Abuse