Farah Premji, MSc, R.Psych is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists.
Farah completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Western Ontario, where she earned her Bachelors of Management in Organizational Studies, with a double major in Business and Psychology. After completing her bachelors degree, Farah spent approximately one year co-facilitating therapy groups for perpetrators of abuse.
Farah went on to earn her Masters of Science in Counselling Psychology at the University of Calgary. As part of her degree, she completed internships at both the Calgary Urban Project Society and Mount Royal University.
Approach: Farah now works in private practice, and adopts an approach to therapy founded on trust, empathy and mutual respect so that individuals feel understood and encouraged to create positive change in their lives.
Languages: Farah is fluent in English, Urdu/Hindi and Arabic.
You are encouraged to reach out and book a free 20-minute phone consultation with Farah to learn more about her approach and see if she's a good fit.
Farah has received the following specialized training:
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
Farah has been trained in EMDR, which is used primarily to treat trauma.
Gottman Method Couples Therapy
Level 1 and Level 2
Farah has received both Level 1 and Level 2 clinical training from the Gottman Institute, taking a "research-based approach to creating stronger relationships" in couples therapy and marriage counselling.
Farah has completed training in anxiety management and coping skills.
Farah has completed training in strategies to manage addictions with the Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute.
CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
Although Farah takes an eclectic approach to counselling, she employs her evidence-based, academic training in CBT where appropriate to assist her clients in coping with, and treating, depression and anxiety.
SFT (Solution-Focused Therapy)
Farah also employs a goal-directed approach to counselling when appropriate, focusing on empathy and developing an accurate understanding of client concerns.