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Dr. Kevin Alderson, PhD

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Dr. Kevin Alderson, PhD 

Licensed Counselling and Clinical Psychologist

I am here to help. I fully embrace the “4C’s” of my profession, an acronym I coined, which stands for caring, compassionate, competent, and well connected in the mental health community. You deserve the best, and that is all I offer. My ideal client is someone like you: that is, a person who is serious about improving, growing, and overcoming (or least better managing) whatever it is you need help with now. In general, I work with addictions, sexuality, sexual orientation, gender, gender dysphoria, gender identity, and relationship issues.

I have written 8 books in total, and I am currently writing a textbook called “Addictions Counselling Today: Substances and Addictive Behaviours” for Sage, one of the largest publishers of textbooks in the U.S. I have written two others textbooks, one of which is called “Counselling LGBTI Clients.”

I am an expert in helping. I am a respectful therapist who is deeply concerned about what matters right now to you. I have 31 years of experience, and despite my accomplishments, I am unpretentious, present, and humble. I am competent in many forms of psychotherapy.

Additional Details

Professor of counselling psychology at the University of Calgary since 2001.

Editor in Chief of the Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy since 2008. This is the only national peer-reviewed professional journal in the counselling profession in Canada.

Author of eight books. Currently writing an American textbook entitled Addictions Counselling Today: Substances and Addictive Behaviours (Sage Publications, California).

Additional Credentials

College of Alberta Psychologists

Registered Psychologist since March 1986

Canadian Psychological Association

Member since October 2003.

American Psychological Association

Member since January 2006.

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

Member since October 2006.

American Counseling Association

Member since June 2012.

World Professional Association for Transgender Health

Member since March 2013.

Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health

Member since March 2013.

Professional Hypnotism Society of America (San Antonio, Texas)

Certified Hypnotherapist, Lifetime Member since January 1986.