Marcella began her career providing compassionate services to vulnerable populations within a variety of non-profit organizations for over 10 years. She has vast experience working with traumatized children, youth, families, and adults and has coordinated a child and youth sexual abuse treatment program in Calgary. She has also worked in the Montreal public school system as a school counsellor.
Her specialty is supporting children, youth, families, and adults in a wide range of diverse challenges, including but not limited to attachment, abuse, anxiety, depression, anger, separation/divorce, parenting/co-parenting, trauma, grief and loss, bullying, academic and behavioural challenges, and parent-child conflict.
She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Guelph University in Guelph, Ontario and obtained a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.
Marcella is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists and a member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), the Psychologists Association of Alberta (PAA), and the Alberta Play Therapy Association (APTA). She has completed additional training in play-based techniques through Rocky Mountain Play Therapy Institute and the Alberta Play Therapy Association and advanced training for Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy for use with children and youth. She has also completed an Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy® with the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT).
In addition to her private practice at Nurture Psychology, Marcella is a Director and co-founder of Calgary Reconnect Counselling Group, which operates two relational psychology service branches: Kids Reconnect and Couples Reconnect.
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