SPECIALTIES

ADD/ADHD

Years in Practice

25 years +

where

Edmonton AB T6G0W6 - Canada

Credentials

BS, OTR/L

Additional Expertise

Counselor/Therapist, Psychotherapist

I Practice in

Multiple states/provinces, please inquire

I AM FLUENT IN

English

I Believe

​In every adult there lurks a child - an eternal child, something that is becoming, is never completed, and calls for unceasing care, attention and education. That is the part of the human personality which wants to develop and become whole. ~ C.G. Jung

About Judith Pinto

I am a Registered Occupational Therapist (Alberta Licence #1015), Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional - Child & Adolescent, and Sandplay Therapy Trainee (member of the Canadian Association of Sandplay Therapists), with extensive training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT), solution focused coaching (Erickson College), sensory processing, meditation, and executive functioning skills coaching.  My consultations, therapy sessions, and trainings integrate a rich understanding of neurodevelopment, sensory integration, attachment and polyvagal theory and their impacts on development, functioning and relationships throughout the lifespan.

I have been a practicing therapist in Alberta for over 27 years.  I started out working in inpatient adult psychiatry and then moved to a community mental health clinic.  After a brief stint in community geriatrics, I turned to working with children with special needs and their parents.  As a result, I have extensive clinical experience supporting individuals (children and adults) with neuro-developmental, academic, sensory processing, and social-emotional struggles. I specialize in helping people who struggle to manage their anxiety - their children's or their own - with all its complex impacts on attention, emotions, moods, behaviours and daily functioning in important roles.

Over the years, I've learned what helps people - children and adults alike - to feel calm and confident in themselves so they can function at their personal best in daily life.  I have applied what I learned through my clinical practice to overcome my own 'performance anxiety' so that I could perform in public iwth a sense of joy and ease - at my own personal best.  Recently, I have expanded the focus of my work from a strictly direct therapy practice to include monthly online workshops for adults focused on developing key skills for addressing anxiety for themselves and their children.

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