Susan McGowan

EMDR Certified Therapist

Counselling in Cold Lake

Susan McGowan, BSW, MSW, RCSW (AB), RSW (ON, NB) is a Registered Clinical Social Worker with the Alberta College of Social Work. For almost 30 years, I have worked with children, adolescents and adults living with stress, depression, anxiety, anger, addictions and trauma. I am interested in helping people build upon their own strengths to better understand, manage and express their emotions, thoughts and behaviours. I will help you build and develop new skills to meet your life goals. If you’re not sure what your goals are, I can help you with that too. People value my genuine nature and my ability to build strong working relationships with clients. Years of professional practice and specialized training in Mindfulness, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Hope Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) allows me to assist you to live your best life. I believe that self-compassion is the greatest gift that we can give ourselves. I strive to treat everyone with empathy, respect, and kindness. I have the skills necessary to work with people who have experienced trauma including CAF Members, Veterans, First Responders and their families, and First Nations and Metis people.

3409-901 16 Street , Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada, T9M0C3

Phone: (905) 977-1668

Population Served:

Both Adults and Children & Adolescents


How EMDR is Offered:

Both online and in-person

Areas of Expertise:

Attachment Focussed
Birth Trauma
Critical Illness
Grief & Bereavement
Medical Trauma
Panic Attacks
Physical Abuse
Road Traffic Accidents
Sexual Abuse
Social Anxiety