Celine Olsen, BA, MSW, RSW Registered Social Worker
Helping and connecting with others has always been a passion of mine. I believe everyone has the innate wisdom and capacity to heal. As your counsellor, we will work collaboratively to reconnect you with your wisdom.
I work with adults and teens who may be experiencing a wide variety of trauma or stress related symptoms including anxiety, depression, emotional overwhelm, relationship issues, self- harm, suicide ideation, vicarious trauma, or family issues. Your symptoms may be minimal, or may be overwhelming, regardless of where you are at, I invite you to work with me. I hope to bring more joy and positive experiences into your life. You deserve to move forward, you deserve to feel joy, and you deserve to experience life in the moment.
The reality is, there’s pain and suffering in this world, and it touches every person at some point in life. Many of us aren’t given the tools or opportunity to learn how to process or hold space for our pain. This may lead to suppression or avoidance, or for us to shut our hearts off to the world in order to protect ourselves.
Therapy offers us the opportunity to learn tools to hold space for painful emotions, and to also learn how to intentionally create joyful experiences for ourselves. My goal as a therapist is to walk alongside individuals who are ready to (re)connect with themselves.
I look forward to hearing your story and connecting with you!
My Professional Experience
I have six+ years of experience in the mental health field working with families, youth, and individuals. My specialization and experience are focused on working with individuals impacted by trauma and sexual abuse.
Through our work together, we can discover the best tool to support your healing, whether it be Cognitive, Somatic, or Emotional processing. All of these techniques will lead you towards better understanding yourself, and wholeness. I am Metis and integrate the emotional, physical, spiritual, and emotional domains of wellness into my practice.
My practice is informed by somatic trauma informed therapeutic modalities such as Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Compassionate Inquiry, and Sensorimotor. Education and Training
I graduated from Mount Royal University with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice (Honours) and I have a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work with a specialization of Trauma-Informed Practice from the University of Calgary. I appreciate that holding a career as a therapist means becoming a lifelong learner, therefore I strive for ongoing professional development have completed or are currently enrolled in the following trainings:
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) – Calgary, Alberta
Working with the Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma- PESI
Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics- Calgary, Alberta
Brain Story Certification- Calgary, Alberta
Mindfulness & the Body; an Introduction to the Hakomi Method- Calgary, Alberta
Compassionate Inquiry with Dr. Gabor Mate (Ongoing) – Online
Clinical Social Work Designation (In Progress)
I am registered with the Alberta College of Social Workers as a Social Worker – RSW # 17896
I have always been an avid animal lover, outside of practice you might find me at the dog park with one or more of my four dogs. I grew up on a farm and hope to move to an acreage one day where my partner and I can create a sanctuary for animals in need. I believe we are all deeply connected to nature and spend much of my free time outdoors hiking or enjoying nature walks. Recently, my own healing journey has led me to reconnect with activities that brought me joy as a child. This includes singing, dancing, baking, painting, and spending quality time with loved ones.