Vicki Hebert, BCR, M.C.
Registered Provisional Psychologist | Certified Grief Recovery Specialist® | EMDR Clinician
I believe it is an honour to work alongside others who have experienced grief and loss. It was the loss of my mother to cancer four years ago that changed everything that I had imagined and planned for in my life. My mother’s death was anticipated yet, nothing prepared me for the feelings of devastation that followed for months afterward. It was this journey through loss, grief, and eventual healing that led me into working with others who have experienced loss, providing compassionate and evidence-based practices in my work.
I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist, in good standing with the College of Alberta Psychologists. My primary area of interest include working with adolescents and adults who have been impacted by trauma, using mindfulness and EMDR interventions in treatment. Recent neuroscience has shown that trauma is stuck in the body. Therefore, utilizing treatments that target the brain and body is important to my therapeutic approach.
In my spare time I enjoy spending it with my husband and two children, family, and friends. I love adventures to the mountains and taking walks with my dog, Moose. Also, mindfulness and yoga are important to my mental health, providing me with moments to find peace and gratitude in each day.
Vicki has worked in the mental health field for the past 12 years, with experience in the areas of trauma, post-traumatic stress, dissociative disorders, grief and loss, anxiety, mood disorders, and individuals impacted by human trafficking. After the completion of her undergraduate degree in Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies, Vicki worked as a forensic outreach worker, with individuals found not criminally responsible due to mental illness (NCR). Prior to this work, Vicki worked with individuals impacted by neurodegenerative disorders (dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease), intellectual disabilities, and in forensic outpatient services.
Vicki has been trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Additional trainings include the Hakomi method, consciousness-based psychotherapy, and mindfulness. Vicki has also provided teaching assistance for both undergraduate and graduate studies.
During Vicki’s internships in the Master of Counselling program with City University of Seattle, she completed an extensive internship both in private practice and at the Sexual Assault Centre, in Sherwood Park. Vicki provided therapy and informal assessment services to both adults and adolescents. Vicki provided treatment for historical and recent sexual violence, individuals in the sex trade industry, human trafficking survivors, and created and facilitated a mindful movement and expressive arts group for women who have experienced sexual violence. Utilizing a trauma-informed lens informs the treatment Vicki provides in the therapeutic process.
Vicki’s educational background also includes a diploma as a Therapy Assistant from MacEwan University, including placements at the University of Alberta Hospital and long-term care settings. Also, Vicki completed her undergraduate degree in Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies (BCR), from the University of Calgary.
Media and Workshops
Vicki is a certified mindfulness and yin yoga instructor, facilitating workshops for non-profit organizations and yoga studios in Edmonton. Vicki has also facilitated Trauma-Informed Yoga workshops throughout Edmonton and surrounding areas.