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Alberta EMDR Therapists - Tessa Lawlor MCP, R.Psych

Tessa Lawlor MCP, R.Psych

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Meet Tessa (she/her), an accomplished professional who seamlessly blends expertise and passion in her role as a Registered Psychologist. Holding a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Alberta, Tessa brings a wealth of knowledge to her practice. Her journey began with five impactful years of working with individuals with disabilities, cultivating a deep-rooted desire to unlock human potential.

Tessa’s dedication to fostering growth and transformation is the driving force behind her therapeutic approach. With a strong foundation in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Person-Centered, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Dialectical-Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Gottman Method couples therapy, she seamlessly tailors her methods to suit each client’s unique journey. Her expertise also extends to play therapy for children, showcasing her commitment to comprehensive care.

With Tessa, clients embark on collaborative and empowering relationships. Her profound compassion and empathy create an environment of trust, allowing individuals, couples, families, and children to flourish. Tessa’s expansive range of services spans from navigating grief and loss to building self-esteem, managing stress, and fostering self-compassion.

Tessa’s holistic approach addresses the core of human experience. She adeptly guides clients through life transitions, conflict resolution, communication enhancement, and even issues as complex as domestic violence and suicidality. Tessa’s dedication is evident in her ability to help clients embrace their journey, realize their potential, and thrive in every facet of life.

Elevate your well-being journey with Tessa, a dynamic therapist who sees possibility in every individual and is driven to ignite positive change.

Tessa works with individuals, couples, families, and children.

Tessa's Areas of Focus: Individuals (Adults, Teens, Adolescents, Children 10+ Years of Age ), Couples, Families

  • Anxiety
  • Boundaries
  • Communication & Conflict Resolution
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotion Regulation Issues
  • Grief & Loss
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Life Transitions & Changes
  • Living with Disabilities
  • Marriage & Relationship Challenges
  • Parenting & Family Challenges
  • Perfectionism
  • PTSD
  • Self-Esteem & Confidence
  • Sense of Self & Identity
  • Shame
  • Stress & Stress Management
  • Suicidality
  • Trauma
  • Women’s Issues
Alberta EMDR Therapists - Jennifer Benson MA, P.Psych

Jennifer Benson MA, P.Psych

Online Sessions Within Alberta

Jennifer, a Provisional Psychologist based in Alberta, Canada, brings a wealth of expertise to her role. She holds a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alberta. Jennifer’s credentials include specialized training in EMDR, Recent Traumatic Episode Protocol (R-TEP), Group Traumatic Episode Protocol (G-TEP), and Self Care Traumatic Episode Protocol (STEP), enabling her to administer group EMDR therapy. She is actively preparing for the EPPP, with the goal of achieving full registration as a Psychologist by early 2024.


Jennifer’s professional contributions extend beyond her role at Grigore Counselling & Associates. She also collaborates with adult clients through Park Integrative Health, an integrative clinic that includes medical doctors. Driven by the co-founding doctor’s pioneering Long-Covid treatment program, Jennifer serves as the Lead EMDR therapist on Park Integrative Health’s Long-Covid Team. Her EMDR therapy has proven to be remarkably effective in addressing Covid-related trauma, alongside pre-existing trauma, while aiding clients in managing chronic and sometimes incapacitating concerns and symptoms.


What sets Jennifer apart is her commitment to creating a secure and nurturing environment for her clients. She fosters self-awareness, encourages insightful exploration, and empowers clients to navigate life’s challenges through new coping strategies that drive positive change. Her approach is characterized by genuine care, non-judgment, relatability, and empathy. Jennifer’s counselling style is collaborative, engaging, and feedback-driven. 


Jennifer operates from a foundation of strength-based, trauma-informed, client-centered methods, deploying various techniques, including EMDR, tailored to the unique needs of her clients. Her extensive experience spans a wide spectrum of concerns, encompassing trauma, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, and life transitions. Jennifer’s dedication to her clients’ well-being and her holistic approach make her an invaluable asset in the field of psychology.

Jennifer's Areas of Focus: Individuals (Adults 18+)

  • Anxiety
  • ADD / ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Mangement
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Burnout
  • Career Guidance
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Education & Learning Disabilities
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital & Premarital
  • Medical Detox
  • Medication Management
  • Men’s Issues
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep & Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Substance Use & Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Testing & Evaluation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss
  • Women’s Issues
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