Marlen walker

Meet marlen

I am a Person-Centered therapist that believes each individual has the capacity for positive growth. I focus on my client’s positive qualities and strengths and help them generate solutions to their problems. I will work with a client to construct a new and better reality.

 

I utilize brief solution focused strategies, cognitive behavioural techniques, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and sensorimotor work in combination with relaxation and guided imagery. I incorporate an integrative approach that is relationship driven.  Through self-evaluation, I assist clients in understanding themselves better.  I work with clients to identify their unique abilities and focus on ways to solve problems that arise. I trust in their capacity to find solutions and access their inner strengths. I teach them coping skills and strategies.

 

A little about me! I was born and raised in Edmonton. I am a wife and mother of 2 adult children. I love traveling, music, art, dance and entertainment of all kinds. I enjoy reading, family, friends, laughing and kindness. I like to go for long walks in nature, practice yoga and do word and jigsaw puzzles. 

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The greatest piece of advice I've received:

Maya Angelou quote: "Do the best that you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better."

Something on my bucket list:

I would love to travel to Egypt to visit the pyramids.

My top 3 values:

Transparency

Curiosity

Honesty

If I was an animal I'd be...

A bird, so I could greet the morning with song and fly above the earth.

I have a day totally to myself, with no obligations. Where would you find me?

Walking in nature.

Besides my work, a special skill of mine:

I create mosaic art out of broken china and found objects.

My Myers-Briggs personality type:

INFJ: The Advocate

My Work

Populations I Work With
  • Adults of all ages

Areas of Practice
  • Chronic Pain Management

  • Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Childhood Abuse and Neglect

  • Sexual Assault

  • Depression

  • Anxiety/Stress

  • Life Transitions/Career Exploration

  • Grief/Bereavement

  • Stress Management & Relaxation

  • Sleep Management

My Therapeutic Modalities
  • Brief Solution-Focused

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

  • Sensorimotor

  • Art Therapy