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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 10 books in total, including the 720-page textbook called “Addictions Counseling Today: Substances and Addictive Behaviors” 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 Emeritus, Counselling Psychology, University of Calgary

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 10 books. American textbook entitled Addictions Counselling Today: Substances and Addictive Behaviours (Sage Publications, California) will be published December 2019.

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.

Professional Hypnotism Society of America (San Antonio, Texas)

Certified Hypnotherapist, Lifetime Member since January 1986.

Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

Member since 2019.