Like all Shift Psychologists, Wahab 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). He also has an M.A. Psychology, University of Arizona and a Post-graduate Certificate in Neuroengineering and Cognitive Science, University of Houston


What is your name/nicknames?

I don’t go by a nickname but I am in the habit of using an alias whenever I go to coffee shops or restaurants and the attendant asks, “And your name please?”… for some reason, I am always impelled to reply, “Joe. My name is Joe.”

What do you do at Shift?

Every human being is searching for THE truth in their lives. It is a yearning for that which is felt irrepressibly, something whose call sounds from our deepest, inner, radiant cores. We feel incomplete and we long for a full collision with our true potential that will leave us transfigured for the better. But this odyssey is treacherous and intimidating. The epiphanies and revelations that we gather along the way are scary and uplifting in equal measure. As a psychologist, I strive to make this journey for people a transformative adventure.

What are your academic credentials?

  • M.A. Psychology, University of Arizona
  • B.Sc. Psychology, University of Houston
  • Graduate Certificate in Psychological Assessment, Concordia University of Edmonton
  • Post-graduate Certificate in Neuroengineering and Cognitive Science, University of Houston

Do you have any pets?

Does admiring other people’s pets from afar count?

Specialty Populations/Issues:

My speciality areas are helping individuals overcome depression, anxiety, life transitions, addiction, and stress, as well as shame.


What is your favourite food?


What is a skill you are working on currently?

Creating online educational/fun material for my university students such as podcasts.

What do you do in your spare time?

Read. Read. Read. Dream. Gaze at the stars. Read some more.

What is your dream car?

DeLorean time-machine/car from the movie Back to the Future.

What is your favourite book?

Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse. There is a touch of the strange, shades of hell, and a cornucopia of heaven is this masterpiece. The admixture is a heady brew, and try as you might escape this intoxication, you are relentlessly swept away on delicious waves of enchantment to uncharted territories of your inner-most being. Read at your own peril. As the Steppenwolf himself discovered, such a treatise is for “madmen only”.

What is your go-to for a good laugh?

For a good laugh and for good times, talking to my sisters (who are twins and live so far away). They are two of the greatest people one could ever hope to meet 🙂

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.

Wahab’s Provisional Status is Pending. You will not be able to book him as a Provisional Psychologist yet and receive coverage from your insurance plan yet.

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


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