Gary J. Meiers, Ph.D., Jo Ann Hammond-Meiers, Ph.D. and Associates Ltd. have been in practice since 1991. Jo Ann Hammond-Meiers has been in the practice of counselling psychology since 1973. Gary J. Meiers has been in the practice of counselling psychology since 1971.
Our work focuses on individuals who have experienced one or more critical events or traumas in their lives, which are now impacting their day-to-day life. Some examples may include relationships between partners in a marriage, in the work world or among family members. It may also include brothers and sisters in conflict, or relationships between parents and children.
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Dr. Meiers has been working in the counselling field since 1970, receiving his Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology from The University of Alberta in 1992. Initially working with troubled teens and their parents in family therapy, Dr. Meiers was licensed in California in 1980 as a marriage, family, and child therapist.
In 1989 he became registered as a Psychologist in Alberta. Dr. Meiers completed levels I and II of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy training from the EMDR Institute in 1998.
In his practice Dr. Meiers sees a wide range of clients: adults, teens and children from alcoholic families, adults who have experienced developmental traumas [sexual, physical and emotional abuse] (often in the context of their own dysfunctional family of origin), clients with PTSD, couples who are seeking to strengthen their relationship, families looking for new ways to resolve old problems, and individuals who keep repeating the past.
Depending on the presenting problem and a client's history, Dr. Meiers often integrates EMDR Therapy and Gestalt Therapy and/or Structural Family Therapy. Dr. Meiers leads individual and small group supervision sessions developing key theoretical and practical therapeutic skills for Registered Provisional Psychologist.
Gary is pleased to announce that he has recently become a certified Gottman Therapist.
Dr. Hammond-Meiers is a Registered Psychologist (1982) who received her Ph.D. from the University of Alberta in Counselling Psychology in 1992. She has been working as a counselor since 1974. She is a Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist (2009), who obtained the Academy of Dance Therapist Registered (1986).
Dr. Hammond-Meiers is a Registered Canadian Art Therapist (2005) with the Canadian Art Therapy Association and a Registered Art Therapist with the American Art Therapy Association. She has a graduate diploma in Distance Education and Technology from Athabasca University (2009). She is a long-standing member of the Canadian Group Psychotherapy Association.
Dr. Hammond-Meiers utilizes a number of kinds of therapeutic approaches, including cognitive behavioural, solution focused and expressive arts therapies in her work with adults, teens and children who have experienced trauma, loss and/or emotional, physical and sexual abuse.
She has completed levels I and II of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing training from the EMDR Institute (1998) and is a Certified Life Coach - Law of Attraction with the Quantum Success Coaching Academy (QSCA) (2013). Her practice includes therapy with adults, children, teens, couples and families.