Find a provider

Ardelle Layden, MSW, RSW

Offers In-person and virtual appointments
  • Social Worker
  • Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars. 8 rating(s).
Accepting new patients

Provider's hours

Sunday
Closed
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
By appointment only

Description

I'm a clinical social worker specializing in anxiety, trauma, PTSD, and depression. With a holistic approach rooted in the stress model and Polyvagal Theory, I help clients facing challenges like childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, workplace trauma, and more. Using EMDR therapy, we reorganize traumatic memories, reducing emotional intensity and physical responses. You'll gain agency and understand that you're not "going crazy" but experiencing dysregulation due to stress. I value "ah-ha" moments and humor in our sessions, but the foundation is our therapeutic relationship.

Conditions

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Chronic Pain or Illness
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse or Violence
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Fears / Phobias
  • Grief, loss, bereavement
  • Men's Issues
  • Mental Disorders
  • Panic disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic symptom disorder
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace stress

Services

  • Attachment-based therapy
  • Compassion-focused therapy
  • Culturally sensitive therapy
  • Emotionally focused therapy
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy
  • Humanistic therapy
  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Person-centered therapy
  • Somatic therapy

Clientele

  • Adults (18+)​
  • Seniors (65+)​
  • Teens (13-17)​

Languages spoken

  • English

Professional designations

  • Master of Social Work (MSW)
  • Registered Social Worker (RSW)

Education

  • Masters of Social Work (Clinical) 2020 University of British Columbia Okanagan Kelowna, BC
  • Bachelor of Health Science: Addictions Counselling 2017 University of Lethbridge Lethbridge, AB
  • EMDR: EMDR Consulting (2020)
  • EMDR Therapy for Complex PTSD: An Integrative Approach to Treating Clients (2023)
  • Non- Violent Crisis Intervention (2023)
  • Naloxone Kit Training (2022)
  • Essentials of Treating and Preventing Suicide (2021)
  • Brain Story Certification (2021)
  • MANDT Intervention Training (2021)

Professional associations

  • Alberta College of Social Workers
Facility Information

Williamson & Associates Psychotherapy

Summary

We are a team of caring, compassionate and experienced therapists in Olds, Alberta who specialize in counselling practices that focus on brain-based, emotion-focused, somatic healing approaches and therapy for a variety of needs and goals. We provide in person therapy in Olds, Alberta and we offer video counselling for clients anywhere in Alberta.

Business hours

Sunday
Closed
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
By appointment only

Services & supplies

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Attachment-based therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Compassion-focused therapy
  • Culturally sensitive therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Emotionally focused therapy
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy
  • Family counselling
  • Family systems therapy
  • Humanistic therapy
  • Marital counselling
  • Marriage and family therapy
  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Narrative therapy
  • Person-centered therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychological testing and evaluation
  • Psychological therapy
  • Relational therapy
  • Relationship counselling
  • Sandplay therapy
  • Solution-focused brief therapy
  • Somatic therapy
  • Strength-based therapy
  • Teen mental health
  • Trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy

Amenities

  • Free parking
  • Wheelchair accessible
Google Map with the provider's location Google Map with the provider's location
304-6501 51 Street, Olds, AB T4H 1Y6

Provider's hours

Sunday
Closed
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
By appointment only

Business hours

Sunday
Closed
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
By appointment only