Cara Pederson

MC, RCT, CACFT Associate


My life's passion is working with couples and individuals to gain clarity, support, and a greater sense of wholeness. Life’s obstacles feel less intimidating when we have a healthy relationship with others and ourselves.

I was born and raised in Alberta. As an adult, I have moved throughout southern Alberta and parts of Saskatchewan and found myself back in my hometown. I have been married since 2005 and have two teenage children.

My Approach

I know reaching out for help can be hard to do. I am here to meet you as you are and walk with you in this process. It is important for me to engage with you from a place of curiosity, not judgment, and to support your autonomy.

I am a trauma-informed therapist who is trained in trauma therapy using narrative therapy and emotionally focused therapy. I also use some tools from the Gottman Method and cognitive behavioural therapy. I also approach therapy from both a systems and an attachment perspective. 

My Specialties

  • Couples Therapy
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma Therapy
  • Betrayal Recovery Therapy
  • Anxiety, depression and PTSD

Education, Certifications & Training

  • Master of Counselling
  • Registered Counselling Therapist with ACTA (#2577)
  • Associate Member of CACFT (#20171025)
  • Professional Member of CCPA (#10010323)
  • Emotionally Focussed Individual Therapy Levels 1 & 2
  • Core Brain Story Certification from Alberta Family Wellness Initiative
  • Indigenous Canada course from the University of Alberta via Coursera