Vikki Small, M.C., R. Psych.

(she/her)

About Me

We don’t overcome. We move through… Life is rarely easy, but sometimes, the weight of it all can be crushing. Losing sleep. Feeling stressed or overwhelmed. Avoiding people. Saying ‘no’ to experiences you used to enjoy. Your whole body feeling nervous or on edge. Thinking you’re a failure, no matter how hard you try. Perhaps you’re more irritable than usual, or maybe you’re having panic attacks. Or maybe you can’t escape the feeling of dread sitting like a boulder in the pit of your stomach. These are signs of depression and anxiety, and if you’re noticing them in yourself, I can help. As a psychologist in Alberta since 2007, I will help you evaluate your own thoughts and emotions, as well as the behaviours that may not be serving you as well as you’d hoped. I’ll help you reclaim your sense of self, your joy for life, and your sense of accomplishment. Using EMDR therapy, we'll also process any past traumas that have been holding you back. As the founder of Begin Psychology, I believe these words wholeheartedly: “It takes just one step to begin…” So, for every struggle you’re facing, imagine a time when you’re not. Notice your moments of comfort, no matter how tiny they might seem, and know that you can build upon them, one moment at a time. It would be an honour to walk beside you as you do.

Education & Experience

I have Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a Master of Counseling in Applied Psychology, and I am experienced in private practice, neurorehabilitation, and education settings. I maintain the highest professional and ethical standards, with a focus on helping clients realize their fullest potential.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

I am a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists, a Full Member of the Psychologists' Association of Alberta, and a Full Member of the EMDR International Association.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Brain Injury
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • BIPOC
  • Children (4-12)
  • Expats
  • First Responders
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Underserved

Language

  • English

Insurance

  • Does Not Accept Insurance