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Therapy West Cochrane

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Registered Psychologists

The way we feel is our reality. So why not shape our feelings to suit our needs and our situation better?

Working with a psychologist can help you do this in order to build a successful career, stronger relationships and a fulfilling life.

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Therapy West is a professional psychology practice based in Cochrane, AB.

We are a group of registered psychologists that provide a range of treatment and assessment services across the lifespan, from childhood through adulthood.

We strive to create a safe space that fosters healing and understanding through open dialogue, transparency, and compassion. We promote change by helping you learn to recognize and move through uncomfortable feelings and limiting behaviours.

Erica Ford

Registered Psychologist

Erica Ford helps people create more satisfying, meaningful relationships.

Erica's a good fit for people looking to:

  • • Connect more deeply with their partners.
  • • Feel more secure in their relationships with their own body.
  • • Change how they relate to food and their bodies
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Jayla Schmidt

Registered Psychologist

Jayla Schmidt helps people navigate life’s natural ebb and flow; welcoming both the highs and the lows.

Jayla is passionate about helping people:

  • • Understand the underlying functions of their difficulties through assessment
  • • Feel, think, act, and grow in new ways
  • • Implement practical tools to maximize their sense of well-being
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Therapy West Cochrane Jayla Schmidt

Tina Virjee

Registered Psychologist

Whether facing challenges or striving for personal growth, seeking support is a sign of strength.

Tina views the counselling process as a collaboration between client and therapist:

  • • Construct an achievable path to meet individualized needs
  • • importance of recognizing and utilizing personal strengths to achieve goals
  • • Experience working with adolescents and families
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Therapy West Cochrane Tina Virjee

Michelle Kachur

MACP; Registered Provisional Psychologist

Michelle is a Provisional Psychologist with a background in counselling psychology. Michelle has extensive personal and professional experience in childhood neurodevelopmental and genetic disorders.

Michelle strives to support families struggling with their child’s behaviour:

  • • Having worked in a school-based setting for 8 years
  • • Offers parental support in the form of strategy-building
  • • Emotional support centered around harmony in the home
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Therapy West Cochrane Jayla Schmidt

Helping you build structure, stability, and a sense of well-being.

Our approach to counselling involves customizing a treatment program for you based on your current concerns and goals. We use a bio-psycho-social systems framework to create a program unique to the challenges you are dealing with, with each team member specializing in specific areas of concern and/or populations and move through uncomfortable feelings and limiting behaviours.

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Clouds come and go, the mountain remains.

Meeta Ahluwalia, Indian Author

There will always be constants in your life, your mountains, that provide the bedrock of your beliefs and support. Sometimes the clouds may obscure your view of the mountains. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t still there watching over you.


Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.

Fred Rogers

Your present circumstances don’t determine where you go; they merely determine where you start.

Nido Qubein

I like the mountains because they make me feel small. They help me sort out what’s important in life.

Mark Obmascik

All mountain landscapes hold stories: the ones we read, the ones we dream, and the ones we create.

Michael Kennedy

Don’t pay attention to the size of the mountain in front of you. Rather, think about what the view from the summit is going to be like.

Craig D. Lounsbrough

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