Mercy Maviko

Mercy Maviko is a Registered Social Worker with the Alberta College of Social Workers since 2008 with authorization to perform psychosocial interventions. She has a master’s degree in clinical social work from the University of Calgary.

She specializes in trauma therapy (childhood as well as recent traumatic experiences). Mercy has specialized training in evidence-based trauma interventions including Accelerated Resolution Therapy and Prolonged Exposure Therapy. She integrates Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Narrative Therapy and attachment-based techniques to meet your unique needs. Mercy has experience working with adults struggling with various issues including domestic violence, abuse (emotional, sexual, physical), trauma/PTSD, depression and anxiety. She works as a Trauma Therapist at the Carewest Operational Stress Injury Clinic in Calgary, she works part-time at Wheatland County Counselling.

Mercy is humbled by her clients’ strength and resiliency in the face of adversity. Her approach to counselling honors your story of pain as well as your story of survival. Mercy does not just focus on resolving traumatic experiences and related mental health problems in counselling sessions; she also joins you in developing tools that foster personal growth, confidence, and authentic living.

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Accelerated Resolution Therapy

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), is a new transformative 9 step therapy for PTSD; trauma; anxiety; depression etc. ART incorporates a combination of techniques used in many other traditional psychotherapies. ART works directly to reprogram the way in which distressing memories and images are stored in the brain so that they no longer trigger strong physical and emotional reactions. ART accomplishes this with rapid eye movements like eye movements that occur during dreaming. Although techniques like these are used in other types of therapies, ART’s very specific and directive approach can achieve rapid recovery from symptoms and reactions that may have been present for many years. ART combines long respected, sound treatment practices with safe and effective methods validated by current scientific research studies conducted by the University of South Florida. www.acceleratedresolutiontherapy.com