Like all Shift Psychologists, Sam 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 mostly with adults and adolescents.


What is your name/nicknames?

My full name is Samantha, but I typically go by Sam.

What do you do at Shift?

I am currently a provisional psychologist working towards full registration!

What are your academic credentials?

I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, as well as a Master’s of Counselling from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.

Do you have any pets?

Oh yes! I’m a huge animal lover and my partner is a veterinarian – so we have lots of animals and growing, Including a cat, a Saharan Uromastyx (a type of lizard), and several poison dart frogs.

Specialty Populations/Issues:

  • Trauma (particularly from past abuse or sexual assault)
  • Social Anxiety
  • Issues related to having emotionally immature parents or caregivers
  • Addiction
  • Work-life balance and wellbeing
  • Grief and loss


What is your favourite food?

I’m a total foodie and I’m very adventurous with food – but nothing beats a good hot dog.

What is a skill you are working on currently?

I’m currently looking up good ideas for home-keeping and interior design. I especially love learning about colour theory (and the psychological effects that different colours in the home can possess!

What do you do in your spare time?

I love cooking, good books, good films, and good video games. I’m also interested in getting into Dungeons and Dragons!

What is your dream car?


What is your go-to for a good laugh?

I consider myself a bit of a stand-up comedy buff, so naturally I’ll put on a favourite comedy special for a good laugh!

South Edmonton Location

9148 23 Ave NW #203, Edmonton, AB T6N 1H9

South Edmonton Common is Canada’s largest retail power centre, and when fully developed, it will spread over 320 acres and contain some 2,300,000 square feet of retail space, making it the largest open-air retail development in North America. The Common is located in south Edmonton, Alberta extending from 23rd Avenue south to Anthony Henday Drive, and east from Gateway Boulevard to Parsons Road.

**Sam is a Shift Coach with a Masters of Counselling. You will not be able to book her as a Provisional Psychologist and receive coverage from your insurance plan.**

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We have offices in Calgary: 587.352.6463 and in Edmonton: 780.705.6463.