Harrogate Psychological Services

 

Franki Harrogate, Registered Provisional Psychologist

I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist with a general private practice in north-central Edmonton. I work with adult clients using video or phone sessionon a variety of issues,

including:

  • ADHD

  • Boundaries

  • Relationships

  • Compassion Fatigue/Burnout

  • Life Transitions

  • Depression & Anxiety

  • Trauma

  • Stress

I offer free, 15-minute phone or video consultations for new

clients. This allows us to get a sense of what it might be like

to work together and answer any questions (general or

specific) you might have about therapy, my practice, your

goals, etc.

Please note that my client list is currently full, and I am unable to offer a waitlist at this time.

I provide counselling services for individuals as well as group therapy and relationship counselling. LGBT2SQ+ , polyamorous, and sex worker clients are all welcome. I also endorse harm reduction practices. Self-medicating, in my opinion, is a result of trying to reduce stress, pain or other discomfort. The down side is that over the long term, it can be less and less effective, which can lead to other difficulties. My role is to assist clients through the process of finding or creating better tools and transitioning to sustainable, long-term supports.

My main approach is feminist therapy, which boils down to:

1) You are the expert on your experiences, and it's not my job to "fix" you. You're not broken! I provide a space where we can work together to figure out priorities as well as set goals and decide how to move forward. Together, we will find a way to support you that works best for you.

2) Our experiences are impacted by the systems in which we live: nothing we experience happens in a vacuum. The world we live in and its systems (social, political, environmental, family, etc.) all impact us and our lives. Feminist therapy acknowledges that the systems in which we live can both benefit us and cause us harm. 

3) I actively interrogate my whiteness, my internalized white supremacy and perspectives, and work to de-centre whiteness both as part of my practice and my way of being in the world.

I focus on supporting people where they're at, rather than asking someone to conform to a particular idea of mental health. The only person who can know what is and isn't working for you is you. A "gold-star" treatment, to me, is one that my clients find supportive and beneficial. Making the decision to find support is a great first step. Finding a therapist that "clicks" is also important - for further information about how to decide if a therapist is right for you, please visit my resources page.

I am a non-binary queer, fat, white therapist living and working on the gathering grounds, meeting places, and travelling routes for the peoples of this area, known as Amiskwacîwâskahikan. Amiskwacîwâskahikan encompasses the lands of at least 17 different Indigenous peoples (including Plains Cree, Tsuut'ina, Cree, Blackfoot, Nakota Sioux, Dene, Chipewyan, Assiniboine, Ojibwe/Saulteaux/Anishnaabe), as well the territories of the Métis and Inuit. I further acknowledge and accept my responsibilities under treaty in addition to my responsibilities as a resident of these lands.
“Everyone is familiar with the slogan "The personal is political" -- not only that what we experience on a personal level has profound political implications, but that our interior lives, our emotional lives are very much informed by ideology. We oftentimes do the work of the state in and through our interior lives. What we often assume belongs most intimately to ourselves and to our emotional life has been produced elsewhere and has been recruited to do the work of racism and repression.”
― Angela Y. Davis (2016), Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement
sunflower bee_edited.jpg
Tree Lined Park