Arian Guedes

Registered Psychologist
Virtual and In-Person
 per hour
If you feel like you no longer take pleasure in usual activities, your interpersonal relationships are suffering, you find your mood sad, angry and you experience sleep disturbances... you are not alone! Mental health is a continuum and everyone at times feels overwhelmed, out of balance and confused by life’s curve-balls. As a Registered Psychologist, Arian has successfully worked with clients with various concerns such as trauma, PTSD, depression, burnout and occupational stress, OCD, Anxiety, Phobia, Grief and loss related to break-up or divorce, self-esteem issues, relationship concerns, couples or marital issues, co-dependency and more.
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Mental Health Concerns

With over 10 years of experience in the field of counselling, Arian brings a wealth of expertise to her practice. She has extensive training in trauma informed therapy as well as couples/marital counselling. As an EMDR therapist, she has helped countless First Responders, Veterans, and individuals dealing with trauma and PTSD. As a relationship therapist (certified in Gottman’s method for couples therapy), she effectively guides couples and individuals through relationship concerns. Arian is also trained in various other modalities which enables her to effectively treat various mental health issues.

Arian is a compassionate and open-minded person who believes that everyone has the potential to make meaningful changes, if offered the right environment. She aims to create a therapeutic environment of unconditional positive acceptance to help you work through your fears and doubts in a non-judgmental atmosphere. She takes the time to customize her assessment and treatment planning based on your individual uniqueness, as "one size doesn't fit all".
Anxiety Disorders Individual Therapy


Identify the root cause of your anxiety, develop resilience and learn to cope with your generalized anxiety, social anxiety, performance anxiety, OCD, panic attacks or phobias so you can lead a fulfilling life.
Depression Individual Therapy


Identify, understand, and work through the experiences, thoughts, and feelings that are making you feel depressed and learn effective coping strategies to help you overcome them to live a happier life.
Trauma and PTSD Individual Therapy

Trauma & PTSD

Understand, process, and work through the difficult emotions and memories that are causing you pain after the traumatic experience in a safe and non-judgmental environment to help you recover and heal.
Childhood Trauma Individual Therapy

Childhood Trauma

If you have experienced trauma as a child, counselling can help you understand, process and heal from what has happened to you so that you can move on with confidence, strength and resilience.
Self Esteem Individual Therapy

Self Esteem

Reframe your thoughts and experiences to challenge the unhelpful beliefs that harm your self-image so that you can start to feel good about yourself and live your life with confidence and self-love.

Emotion Regulation

Develop the skills necessary to regulate your emotions by learning how to rethink situations to reduce anger or depression, identify and challenge unhelpful thinking patters, and be mindful to reduce anxiety and stress.

Intrusive Thoughts

Learn to recognize, challenge, and take control of unwanted intrusive thoughts, images, and feelings that negatively impact your day-to-day life.

Sleep Concerns

Sleep deprivation can have a significant impact on mental health. Understand the underlying causes of your issues and develop a routine to improve the quality of your sleep.


Start identifying the triggers that lead to your unwanted and intrusive thoughts to regain control of your life by learning how to sit with those feelings, rather than compulsively acting on them.


Counselling can provide support for any issues related to your service or other experiences in the line of duty, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, grief or anxiety.

First Responders

Counselling provides a safe outlet for the feeling you have to suppress while in the front lines, help you manage stress, and heal from anxiety and trauma.
Relationship Issues Individual Therapy

Couples Issues

Work together to get through rough patches, improve communication, nurture intimacy, rebuild trust, set boundaries, make parenting decisions, and handle separation or divorce constructively.

Workplace Issues

Develop the strength and resilience to cope with a variety of work issues including handling conflict, occupational stress, returning to work, employment leave, motivation issues and feeling stuck.

Conflict Resolution

Learn how to resolve conflicts in a healthy and productive way without compromising your own values, integrity, boundaries or self-respect so that everyone involved feels heard and respected.
Stress Individual Therapy

Stress and Burnout

Learn to reduce your stress and prevent burn out by practicing mindfulness, implementing relaxation techniques, setting boundaries, doing things you enjoy and prioritizing self-care.


Identify and change the patterns of behaviour that make it difficult for you to make decisions, ask for help, set boundaries, be alone, or stop yourself from feeling responsible for other people’s behaviours.

Personal Growth

Enhance your personal growth by boosting your self-esteem, confidence, motivation, focus, self-discipline, and fostering a positive inner dialogue.


Develop the confidence to trust in yourself and be decisive in your actions without fear of making the wrong decision or for being judged for not making the right one.

Mental Health Assessments

A mental health assessment can help you identify if you have any underlying mental health conditions that are impacting your quality of life such as anxiety, depression, OCD, borderline personality disorder, PTSD and more.

Trauma Assessments

Trauma assessments involve an in-depth analysis of the nature, timing, and severity of the traumatic events, the effects those events had on you and whether you have long lasting symptoms as a result.

Performance Psychology

Learn how to perform at optimal levels in all aspects of your life by overcoming the mental or physical barriers, as well as the behavioural limitations that get in the way of success.
Anger Issues Individual Therapy


Regain control in your life and learn how to control your anger by improving communication skills, expressing yourself in healthy ways, learning to relax, reframing your thoughts, and practicing gratitude.

Gender and Sexuality

Feel supported in a safe and accepting space for you to explore your sexuality and gender identity, process and heal from discrimination, and gain the strength to come out and be your authentic self.
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VAC Assessments

Arian specializes in conducting comprehensive Veteran Affairs Canada (VAC) assessments for veterans to determine their eligibility for disability benefits and services from VAC. Arian takes a professional and compassionate approach to VAC assessments. She understands the challenges of military service and strives to make the assessment process as comfortable as possible for veterans. Her evaluations are thorough, objective, and designed to determine an accurate diagnosis and how a veteran’s condition relates to their military service. The resulting medical reports provide the necessary details and rationale to support veterans’ VAC benefit claims.

Counselling Approaches

Arian is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP) and a member of Psychological Association of Alberta (PAA). Arian has a BA from University of Calgary and MACP from Yorkville University. Her extensive years of experience in various organizations such as post-secondary institutes, non-profit, and private sector, has made her an inspiring, empowering, respectful and kind therapist.
Cognitive Processing Therapy
Strength Based Therapy (SBT)
Trauma Informed Therapy
Person Centered Therapy
Mindfulness Therapy
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Gottman Method
Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

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