Like all Shift Psychologists, Blake is trained in the Shift Protocol, which is the highly effective blending of two well-researched approaches: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Bi-Lateral Stimulation (BLS). I work with older adolescents and adults

THE BASICS

What is your name/nicknames?

Matthew Blake McIsaac, but I go by Blake.

What do you do at Shift?

I am a Provisional Psychologist.

What are your academic credentials?

  • Masters of Counselling Psychology through Athabasca University.
  • Bachelor of Arts: Psychology Major, Sociology Minor through MacEwan University.

Do you have any pets?

I hope to have a hypoallergenic dog in the future!

What motivates or inspires you?

I’m motivated to advocate, empower and help clients discover what success means to them. I have an insatiable desire to interpret and evaluate what influences human behaviour, what makes the difference in human performance, and how I can best adapt practice that creates a meaningful process and outcome for clients.

Specialty Populations/Issues:

In addition to depression and anxiety:

  1. Work-Life Balance
  2. Grief and Loss
  3. Trauma
  4. Stress Management
  5. Emotional Regulation
  6. Mindfulness

THE RANDOM

What is your favourite food?

Sushi by far!

What is a skill you are working on currently?

Music Recording and Production.

What do you do in your spare time?

I’ve played guitar for 20 years and enjoy working with my hands (ex. Cars, motorcycles, woodworking).

What is your dream car?

964 Porsche 911, Nissan R32 Skyline, or a Datsun 240 (2JZ swap).

What is your go-to for a good laugh?

I love comedies and will commonly find the humor in any situation.