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A Little Bit About Me

Dayamí Fernandes CCC, MA, BEd.

I am originally from Cuba and came to Canada in 2000 after I got married. My husband was born and raised in Calgary, and he is a descendant of Indian parents…yes, quite the mix. We have two children.

I studied a Bachelor in Education in Cuba where I also practiced teaching for the first two years of my career. When I moved to Canada, I worked as a teacher assistant for a couple of years until I was able to validate my degree, soon after I was working as a teacher in a loving and supportive school. As the years went by, I realized that something was missing and my work with teenagers opened my eyes and the doors to a realm of new possibilities…counselling.

I finished my Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University in 2015 and started my own counselling practice right away in January 2016. I was hired to work on a part-time basis with a wonderful organization called Insight Counselling and Therapy Centre with which I remain linked professionally. At Insight, I helped with the supervision of students that wanted to become counsellors.

In 2017 I became a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) and I am currently a Registered Counselling Therapist with the Alberta Counselling Therapy Association, soon to become the College of Counselling Therapist of Alberta. Post degree I have training in Transactional Analysis and Gottman Levels I and II.

Un poco sobre mí
Yo soy originalmente de Cuba y vine a Canada en el año 2000 cuando nos casamos. Mi esposo es canadiense, nacido y crecido en Calgary pero de origen Indio. Tenemos dos hijos.

Estudie en Cuba donde obtuve my titulo de maestra y donde también trabaje por dos años. Cuando me mudé para Canada, trabaje como asistente educacional por dos años mientras aplicaba para revalidar mi titulo aquí y poco después empece a trabajar como profesora en una escuela que me ofreció apoyo y me recibió como un miembro mas de la familia. A medida que pasaron los años, me di cuenta que algo faltaba y mi trabajo con los estudiantes me abrió los ojos y las puertas a un nuevo mundo de nuevas posibilidades…psicología.

Termine my maestría en Counselling psychology con la Universidad de Yorkville en el 2015 abrí mi practica en enero del 2016. También trabaje a tiempo parcial con una maravillosa organización llamada Insight Counselling and Therapy Centre con la que aun tengo vínculos. Allí ayude a supervisar a estudiantes que querían convertirse en terapeutas.

En el 2017 me acredité como Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) y en el 2019 como Registered Counselling Therapist con la ACTA (Asociación de Counselling Therapist de Alberta) que pronto se convertira en CCTA (Colegio de Counselling Therapists de Alberta). Post Degree: Me entrené en Análisis Transaccional y en Gottman Método para parejas niveles I y II.

Mission
My mission is to help you live your life with awareness and a clear understanding of your needs and goals.

I do not believe in the ``one size fits all`` kind of approach to therapy. I believe that each client can benefit from different therapeutic approaches, depending on the presenting problems that bring them to meet a counsellor and where they are in their lives. This is why I tailor the work that I do to fit the needs of the client. In my practice as a mental health counsellor in Calgary, I use Transactional Analysis (TA), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Narrative Therapy, Gestalt, and Reality Therapy (RT) and Gottman method when working with couples counselling. We work through different presenting problems such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career changes, parenting, overall life dissatisfaction, and much more.

misión
Mi misión es ayudarlo a vivir su vida con conciencia y con una comprensión clara de sus necesidades y objetivos.

No soy partidaria de la idea de que un enfoque terapéutico es bueno o efectivo para todos. La manera en la que trabajamos debe depender de muchos factores, incluyendo (pero no limitado a) los problemas que presenten que lo trae o impulsa a buscar ayuda, personalidad, relaciones o sistemas de apoyo y en el momento en el que se encuentren en sus vidas. Es por eso que en mi practica, adapto lo que hago a las necesidades del cliente. Generalmente utilizo el Análisis Transaccional (TA), la terapia cognitivo-conductual (TCC), EMDR, la terapia centrada en las emociones (EFT), la terapia narrativa, la Gestalt y la terapia de la realidad (RT) y el método Gottman cuando se trata de terapia de parejas. Ofrezco ayuda a problemas como la depresión, ansiedad, problemas de relación, cambios de carrera, crianza de los hijos, y mucho más.

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