Working on change is a rewarding experience. My collaborative partnerships with individuals helps engage them in working through issues. Whatever aspect of your life you are thinking of changing or are ready to change is unique and personal to you. My flexible and respectful approach customizes the pace of our work, the goals we establish, and how we get there.
Welcome to Learning to Live® Psychological Services with Dr. Debbie Grove. I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists. As a psychologist, I am passionate about helping people navigate change, well-being, and health for the life they want to live. My hope is that the Learning to Live® web site provides you with a place to start thinking about next steps. See my Getting Started link to help you decide.
I completed my Ph.D. at the University of Calgary, Division of Applied Psychology. My doctoral research and writing focused on midlife depression and was awarded the 2011 Certificate of Academic Excellence by the Canadian Psychological Association.
My special web site section on Healthy at Midlife will help you learn more about my approach to midlife depression, how I can help, and it includes some tools and resources you may find useful. Stay tuned for my blog posts on this important topic.
I believe in staying connected and up-to-date on the latest client supports, resources, and research.
I am a member of the Canadian Psychological Association, the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, and the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta. I am also a member of the International Centre for Clinical Excellence and a reviewer for the Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Over the past ten years, I have worked with individuals, couples, families, and groups. I have specialized training in group therapy for depression, anxiety, and career planning. I bring a breadth of experience helping college and university students, employees, veterans and their families, retirees, and organizations. My experiences in management, as an executive director, and a director for non-profit organizations have shaped my understanding of the needs of communities, organizations, and employees.