About Me

  • I have been practicing in Edmonton, Canada for over 25 years.
  • I have full training/supervision in Self-Regulation Therapy.
  • I am a Certified Bioenergetic Therapist with the International Institute of Bioenergetic Analysis.
  • I have full training as a practitioner of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
  • I have had extensive training in the Energy Therapies.
  • My dog and cats occasionally serve as co-therapists.
  • My academic credentials include a Master of Education in Counselling Psychology; and two undergraduate degrees, including a Bachelor of Theology.
  • I have an active spiritual life and do Chi Gong meditation daily.
  • I have been happily married for 25 years and have a 14 year-old adopted daughter.

Roy Psychotherapy believes in a holistic approach to therapy that integrates body, mind and spirit. With its abundant resources, our clinic is able to offer clients a multi-faceted approach to therapy. Our specialists sometimes use multiple techniques in conjunction with one another, combining them as necessary to formulate an individualized program of of healing for each patient. As a mental health facility committed to offering assistance to the St Albert community, services are offered on a sliding scale. Roy Psychotherapy offers services to children as well as adults, and has treated many youth for learning and developmental disorders such as Dyslexia and Asperger’s Disorder. The clinic also offers treatment for Disruptive Behavior Disorders including ADHD and Conduct Disorder.

As part of our commitment toward an inclusive and egalitarian practice, our clinic is sensitive towards those with alternative sexual orientations. Roy Psychotherapy also strives for cultural sensitivity and offers certain therapies in English, French, and Spanish. We may also be able to offer therapy in other languages on a case by case basis. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with a mental illness and require treatment, or if you are experiencing a difficult time in your life and would like emotional support, contact Roy Psychotherapy to schedule a free, no-obligation intake consultation at our St Albert clinic. At your appointment, an intake specialist will discuss your needs with you and assist you in determining the appropriate course of action. Contact our clinic today and take the first step toward positive change.

Testimonials

About 12 years ago my career in the Canadian Forces came to an end. I could not lie to myself or cover up any more. I had loved the military for 23 years. I ate, drank, breathed it but I was a fraud and couldn’t take it anymore. I put in my release. An astute Doctor sensed something was up and referred me to psychologist Francois Roy. For the first time in 10 years since that fateful night when my life changed forever was I able to tell someone what happened. He was able to draw the story out, have me relive it, and provide me useful coping mechanisms to deal with it. He is the most compassionate man I have ever met. I was never able to go back to the Canadian Forces because I had to face the fact that I was a different person now. But he was able to help me face this dreadful truth and moved to a different career: going back to school for eight years, via a B.A. Degree then onto a Master’s Degree, through the Registration process and finally become a Registered Psychologist. I am a different person now and I am not the same swaggering confident man I was in the Canadian Forces. I still miss that. But more importantly I have been able to accept what happened to me, take ownership of it, and move on through Francois Roy’s encouragement, coaching, guidance and wise advice. I would have been a derelict on Jasper Avenue or dead by my own hand had I not met him that day 12 years ago. I am not bitter but I moved on and can accept myself as I am now.

D.C.

Do you want to feel ‘listened to’? Do you want to be ‘understood’? Do you want to move past the ‘blocks’ you know exist within your being? Is it important to feel ‘safe’ when you are sharing deeply about yourself to another? Do you like ‘aha’ moments when the light goes on inside with something you may have heard that makes absolute sense? Are you afraid to see a therapist for whatever reason? Are you toying the idea of dealing with an issue yet tend to put it ‘off’ like it will somehow magically be ‘fixed’? If anything at all resonates with any of the questions presented here, then booking a session with Francois Roy is your answer! Francois offers excellent feedback; listening skills; gentleness; and encouragement in each and every session I have booked with him. I have worked through some major blocks/barriers with Francois’s intelligence/knowledge as a therapist. Moving through some of the tough stuff is painful YET the support that Francois offers is experienced during these vulnerable moments in a very meaningful way. It makes dealing with life’s challenges something to look forward as opposed to running from. I have recommended Francois to many people throughout the years and always had them call me immediately after to say, “Wow… that was an excellent experience!” “Francois really is as amazing as you said.”

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