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Harrogate Psychological Services


Franki Harrogate, Registered Provisional Psychologist

I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist with a general private

practice in north-central Edmonton, Alberta. All sessions are

currently conducted virtually or by phone due to the ongoing

COVID-19 pandemic. I work with adult clients in a variety

of areas, including:

  • Boundaries & Trauma

  • Stress/Burnout

  • Depression & Anxiety

  • Relationships

  • I also have a special interest in Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity

Disorder (ADHD) and how trauma symptoms often overlap with

ADHD to impact executive functioning.


I offer free video (or phone) consultations for new clients. This allows us to get a sense of what it might be like to work

together and answer any general or specific questions you might have about therapy, my practice, your goals, etc.

LGBT2SQ+ , polyamorous, and sex worker clients are all welcome. While I am currently accepting new clients for

individual counselling, please note that all no-cost and low-cost (under $100/hour) spaces are full, as are all spaces for

relationship counselling. If you would like to be placed on my waitlist, please reach out using my contact form.

I am also part of a collective that produces and facilitates weekend workshops on understanding and living with ADHD.

Our next workshop is planned for Spring 2023. Please contact me for more details.

I am a proponent of harm reduction practices. My role (as I see it) is to assist clients through the process of finding or

creating more sustainable, long-term supports if that is their goal or would be helpful. It is never my job to shame, dismiss

or minimize anyone's coping strategies.

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 your healing journey 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.) impact us in a variety of ways. "There is no such

thing as a single-issue struggle, because we do not live single-issue lives." ~Audre Lorde

3) I actively interrogate my whiteness, my internalization of white supremacist capitalist patriarchal frameworks, and

work to dismantle these both as part of my practice and my way of being in the world. This includes reckoning with and

divesting from the social contract of whiteness by dismantling my relationship to and engagement with this framework.

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. Finally, as someone diagnosed with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as an adult, I have

a particular interest in how trauma symptoms and coping strategies can sometimes overlap with executive dysfunction.

I am a non-binary queer, fat, neurodivergent, white therapist. I reside and practice on the ancestral, traditional, and
contemporary gathering grounds, meeting places, and travelling routes for the peoples of this area, known as
Amiskwacîwâskahikan. I recognize that I am on stolen land and commit to Land Back, with all of the complexities and discussions entailed by that concept. I also commit to defending water rights for all: Water Is Life.
I extend my gratitude to the many Indigenous peoples who have rich histories and ongoing connections here.
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 thank them for their ongoing stewardship of the lands and waters that sustain all life. I commit to
recognizing, supporting, and advocating for the sovereignty of all Indigenous Nations, worldwide, and particularly the
many Indigenous peoples who live, work, and study in the City of Edmonton and the Province of Alberta. By offering this
land acknowledgement, I affirm Indigenous sovereignty and commit to holding everyone (including institutions,
organizations, and disciplines) more accountable, as well as acknowledging and accepting my specific responsibilities
under treaty.
“Everyone is familiar with the slogan "The personal is political" -- not only that what we experience on a personal level has profoundpolitical 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
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