Carrie Le, MC, BHSc
Registered Provisional Psychologist
I'm Carrie, and I’m a down-to-earth soul with a big heart for helping people and giving to the community. I love the arts; everything from paintings to photography to dance to theatre. I enjoy music and live shows, especially electronic dance and indie rock. In the summertime, I love riding my bike along the Bow River, attending music festivals with friends, and hanging out on a sunny patio. I find beauty in ordinary moments, like enjoying a cup of coffee on a quiet Saturday morning when life is still and unedited. Other times, I find myself taking in extraordinary moments like scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef. I embrace living in the moment, whether those moments are simply mundane or completely breathtaking.
I obtained my Master of Counselling with a specialization in Counselling Psychology from the University of Calgary. The program equipped me with theoretical knowledge of counselling practice as well as applied clinical experience through a supervised practicum. I completed course work in the areas of human development, cultural and social justice issues, health psychology, interventions, assessment, research methodologies, and professional ethics. My practicum training included individual counselling with adult clients addressing issues such as anxiety, depression, grief and loss, self-esteem, and trauma. In addition, I co-facilitated group therapy with children and parents on mindfulness, emotional regulation skills, and improving interpersonal relationships. Lastly, I had the wonderful opportunity of doing child-centered play therapy with children which expanded my knowledge and understanding of child development and attachment.
Master of Counselling (MC)
University of Calgary, 2017
Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc)
University of Lethbridge, 2010
My professional experience has largely been in domestic violence and addictions. I previously worked as a Case Manager for the counselling program at the YWCA of Calgary where I completed intake assessments with new clients. In addition, I co-facilitated group therapy with adult men and women on topics related to abuse in intimate relationship. Topics included what is abuse, the effects of abuse, communication, setting boundaries, and expressing emotions, to name a few. As part of my undergraduate education, I completed two internships in addictions counselling. My senior internship was at a therapeutic community rehab centre in Gold Coast, Australia that provided treatment to adults recovering from drug and alcohol addictions. I co-facilitated a variety of process groups and psycho-education groups on topics such as stages of change, relapse prevention, and self-care. I completed my junior internship at Alberta Health Services in Addiction and Mental Health services where I conducted detailed assessment with youth for drug, alcohol, and gambling problems.
One of my most meaningful professional experiences was working as a Research Coordinator for the Elder-friendly Approaches to the Surgical Environment (EASE) Study, which aimed to improve surgical outcomes for elderly patients receiving emergency abdominal surgery at Foothills Medical Centre, in collaboration with the University of Alberta Hospital.