Kari Adams

Registered Psychologist
Virtual & In-Person
 per hour
As a trauma specialist and EMDR therapist, Kari specializes in helping individuals process and heal from trauma and PTSD. Her years of training and experience also helps individuals overcome anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, stress & burnout, work related issues, and more.

Kari also specializes is family therapy, guiding families to better understand one another, improve communication, resolve conflicts, process grief, and enhance the health of their relationships.

Kari places a strong emphasis on the therapist-client relationship, dedicating time to understand you holistically, and the many intersecting roles and identities you may hold; you are much more than just a person facing struggles! Kari will guide you to identify areas of strength and assess your struggles in order to support you in a way that aligns with your unique needs and circumstances.
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Mental Health Concerns

Kari has completed EMDR training and often use this approach to help people heal from trauma and PTSD. She also draws on modalities such as DBT, Narrative Therapy, CBT, and attachment theory to support clients in addressing whatever issues they want to work on together.
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.

Family Counselling

Regardless of your family structure, counselling can help you improve communication, set boundaries, resolve conflicts, and develop a healthy family dynamic where every member is heard and respected.

Domestic Violence

Whether you are currently in an abusive relationship or have escaped one, we are here to help you receive the support and resources you need to ensure you feel confident and resilient in your new life.

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.
Grief and loss Individual Therapy

Grief and Loss

Grieve your loss at your pace in a caring and supportive environment as you move through the different stages of grief and begin to take the steps to move on from your loss and heal.


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.
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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Counselling Approaches

Kari has 15 years of experience working with various non-profit organizations in Calgary, including working with people who have been victims of crime; people who have experienced domestic violence; individuals with various mental health concerns; and families caught in high-conflict, high-risk patterns.
Family Systems
Existential Psychotherapy
Person Centered Therapy
Narrative Therapy
Mindfulness Therapy
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

More About Kari

When Kari isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her family. She is a proud mom to a pair of wild and wonderful twins, and they definitely keep her on her toes. Kari is also an avid reader and loves to lose herself in a good book - fiction, non-fiction, anything goes! When weather allows, you can often find Kari exploring the parks and pathways around Calgary, and tending to her backyard vegetable garden.
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