Trio Psychology & Dr. Cathryn Hanssen

~ Be Your True Self
Photo of Cathryn Hanssen with her three dogs

Photo Credit: The Dog With a Bow Photography

verified by Psychology TodayI am a Registered Psychologist in the province of Alberta. I am also married, and am extremely fond of animals – so fond of them that I have three rescue dogs of my own. I enjoy numerous activities, including hiking and ultimate Frisbee. Another passion of mine is volunteering with the Alberta Spay and Neuter Task Force.

I am professional, caring, and open-minded. I will help you achieve a better understanding of yourself and increase your sense of personal happiness. Together we can remove the blocks that keep you from living the best life you can. It’s like if you can imagine a world that appears grey, and then suddenly someone turns up the colour. I will not only listen to your concerns, but I will also offer tools and solutions to help you move forward.

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International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals

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College of Alberta Psychologists

My education began with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Winnipeg. I then went on to complete a Bachelor of Human Ecology, major in Family Studies from the University of Manitoba. Needing a break, I decided to take 10 or so years off from studying, during which time I worked for a doctor’s office, a hospital, the Government of Manitoba, the Government of Alberta, an EAP, and a non-profit agency.

After working in numerous positions I decided that I wanted to fulfill my dream of becoming a Psychologist. I returned to school and completed a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology. Upon completing this degree, a year and a half of training followed and finally, I was a Registered Psychologist! I also completed a Doctor of Psychology degree (Psy.D.) in 2018.

In my work with clients I offer professional and confidential services. I assist people to gain insight into their concerns, and also the skills to manage them. My hope is that the variety of my education and experience will help me to assist others to reach their own goals.

I chose the name Trio Psychology as it represents my trio of dogs, all of whom have unique personalities and are a large part of my life. When I started my private practice, we had 3 dogs and then rescued another in 2012. In the spring of 2017 we lost 2 of our pack of 4, which was a very sad time. We then rescued another dog in June. So, we are now back to 3 – more about this is on my blog.

Our newly adopted dog, Macy.

Our newly adopted dog, Macy.

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