Alesha Frederickson, MA (she/her)

Doctoral Candidate

Alesha is a doctoral student in Counselling Psychology at McGill University, currently working under the clinical supervision of Mara Riff and Isabelle Duguay at openspace clinic. She has worked as a sexual assault crisis counsellor, providing trauma-informed support to clients at the hospital and in the aftermath of their experiences. Previously, she was a intern at the Psychoeducational and Counselling Clinic at McGill University, where she worked with diverse individuals presenting with anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder, relationship difficulties, childhood trauma, and substance use issues.

Alesha uses various therapeutic approaches based on her client’s needs, including Emotionally-Focused Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy, and Interpersonal therapy. Alesha’s clinical interests include personality disorders, relationship difficulties, complex trauma, anxiety, and eating disorders.  Alesha aims to foster a collaborative and trusting therapeutic relationship to create space for exploration and transformation. Her approach is non-judgmental, empathetic, and authentic, enabling her to walk alongside her clients as they work towards their goals.