MA, SEP (Advanced Candidate)
Emerson Giraldo Estrada is an Independent Contractor to The Whitestone Clinic and offers individual, couple, and family therapy under the supervision of Dr. Martin Rovers, Registered Psychologist.
Emerson is an integrative counsellor that seeks to facilitate a flow that enables clients to process their own experiences in a warm, calm, and compassionate manner. Emerson has experience teaching and counselling children, teenagers, and adults, from his time working in Colombia, followed by his time in Italy, and then in Canada.
Emerson is committed to assisting others who are facing challenges while they look for meaning and develop an opportunity to reframe difficult and traumatic experiences. He has a special interest in working with addictions.
Emerson is sensitive to a great variety of cultural and faith traditions. He is solidly rooted in his traditions with a faith that is clearly inclusive.
Emerson’s integrative approach consists of Humanistic, Experiential, Systemic, and Psychodynamic models, and is directed by the needs of the client and from various theories, including: Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Somatic Experiencing (SE), and Self-in-Relationship Psychotherapy (SIRP).
Emerson holds a BA (Hons) in Pedagogy and Philosophy from Saint Thomas Aquinas University (Bogota, Colombia), a BA in Theology from Gregorian University (Rome, Italy), a BA (Hons) in Psychology from York University (Toronto, Canada), and will be awarded an MA in Counselling and Spirituality from Saint Paul University (Ottawa, Canada) in Spring 2019.
Emerson is available to see Whitestone clients on Mondays and Tuesdays at The Whitestone Clinic located at 38 Auriga Drive, Nepean, ON, K1C 2H9, and on Wednesdays and Fridays in Orleans at 4473 Innes Road, Suite 404, Ottawa, ON, K4A 3J7. He provides counselling services in the languages of English, Italian, and Spanish.
Emerson is supervised by Dr. Martin Rovers, Registered Psychologist (www.marriagetherapistsottawa.ca). Receipts issued are recognized by most Insurance providers. Emerson looks forward to helping you and can be reached by phone or email.