Teresa Thorpe

Registered Social Worker (MSW RSW)

Teresa is a Registered Social Worker (MSW RSW) who enjoys supporting individual youth, adults, couples and families. Teresa has over 6 years of experience in supporting clients with a variety of needs including complex trauma & PTSD, family and spousal conflict, substance misuse, parenting, caregiver burnout, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, and more. Teresa uses a trauma informed, client centred approach with her clients to build a strong therapeutic relationship based on mutual respect and trust. As the daughter of an immigrant, Teresa also has a specialized passion for supporting immigrants as they adjust to life in Canada. Teresa recognizes the challenges associated with balancing multiple cultural expectations along with addressing the cultural shock that can often occur for those who are new to Canada.

Teresa offers mental health therapy for individual youth, adults, couples and families.

Teresa is a Registered Social Worker in Alberta.

Teresa is ally and supporter of the LGBTQIAS+ community, BIPOC, and Indigenous communities. Teresa belongs and is connected to the Tupinikim Indigenous community in Brazil and holds a strong passion for supporting Indigenous community members who are addressing and navigating both personal and intergenerational trauma.

Teresa’s pronouns are she/her/hers

Teresa offers mental health therapy sessions in-person and via telehealth.

Sliding scale fees may be available upon inquiry.

Experience

Teresa has been passionate about helping others and has worked as a mental health professional for a number of years. She has worked for over 7 years in the field of child disability services; providing emotional support to parents and families struggling with their child’s diagnosis. She also has several years of experience working with adults who were discharged from inpatient settings and needed support transitioning back into the community. In addition, Teresa was also a caseworker for Children's Services, working with high risk teens and young adults in the community. For the past several years, Teresa has worked as a mental health therapist supporting children, teens, adults, couples and families using various therapeutic modalities.

About

In her free time, Teresa enjoys traveling and riding horses. You can often find her either at home on her acreage, at the barn, or at a horse show. Teresa enjoys focusing on her personal relationships and tries to get out and explore the festivals and activities that Edmonton has to offer throughout the year with her partner and dogs.

Education

Masters Degree in Social Work - Clinical Specialization – University of Calgary (2023)
Bachelor of Social Work - University of Calgary (2019)
Bachelor of Arts - Political Science and Religions Studies – University of Alberta (2015)

- Registered Social Worker (Alberta) #15248
- Certificate in Development Milestone and Mental Wellbeing (AHS)
- Certificate in Infusing Culture and Equity (AHS)
- Certificate in Trauma Informed Care (AHS)
- Certificate in Suicide Prevention, Risk Assessment and Management (AHS)
- APT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Certification Level 1
- SAFE Writer Certification
- Completion of Nutrition for Mental Health Training (PESI)

Insurance

Direct billing is available through:

  • Alberta Blue Cross
  • ASEBP
  • Alberta Blue Shield/Medavie
  • Canada Life
  • Great West Life
  • Green Shield
  • Humania Assurance
  • Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP)

Other accepted insurance providers:

  • Manulife
  • Sunlife
  • My Benefits - Johnston Group
  • BPA
  • Canadian Construction Workers Union (C.C.W.U.)
  • ClaimSecure
  • Coughlin & Associates Ltd.
  • D.A. Townley
  • Desjardins Insurance
  • GMS Carriers 49 and 50 (Express Scripts Canada)
  • GroupHEALTH
  • GroupSource
  • Industrial Alliance
  • Johnston Group
  • La Capitale/Beneva
  • LiUNA Local 183 & 506
  • Manion
  • People Corporation
  • RWAM
  • TELUS AdjudiCare
  • Union Benefits
  • UV Insurance

Testimonials

Tatum
Google Review

My partner and I booked a couples massage with Jarod and Natalie, and I could not be more appreciative! They both treated us with such kindness and professionalism, and seemed to be very knowledgeable. We discussed preferences of pressure and location in depth before beginning and they were both able to offer great suggestions for us! They also checked in with us making sure we were comfortable at various times throughout the session, which I really appreciated! We walked out feeling so refreshed and relax, I had even dozed off during the massage! As an added bonus we got a sweet dark chocolate treat at the end of the session, which I loved! This team truly put a lot of care and effort into making their space as serene and peaceful as it is. Thank you so much Jarod and Natalie & thank you Heather for crafting such a wonderful team, and creating such a positive experience for your clients! Highly recommend & will be booking again!!

Adrian
Google Review

First time visiting Aspen Wellness Centre and had a massage with Natalie. One of the best massages I've had in a long time. Very friendly staff and easy to book online. I already booked my second massage and have been telling everyone about this place. Highly recommend.

Jeff
Google Review

Had a 90 minute massage with Natalie Mills and it was fantastic. She is very good at what she does, has a ton of experience (17 years +) and made me feel comfortable throughout the whole experience. Aspen Wellness is a very clean, warm and welcoming clinic. I strongly recommend both Aspen Wellness and Natalie!

Ken
Google Review

I had an excellent experience with Jarod who was highly skilled, professional and effective. I will both recommend to others and return for further treatments.

Josh M
Google Review

Really nice centre! I've been seeing Jarod for massage and he always does a great job. He is skilled and knowledgeable.

Geoff Q
Google Review

What a beautiful, calm environment you have created. I'm so glad you have a new, physical space where you can meet your clients. Jarod is the best massage therapist I have had. He has a wide-array of modalities and techniques which he can employs and is completely attuned to how to address my issues. 100% recommend. 100% will continue coming back!

Raymond N
Google Review

I had a 60-minute massage with Jarod and have nothing but good things to say! Beautiful facility, great staff and an excellent overall experience. I will be back for sure!

Lacey D
Google Review

I love the variety of services Aspen Wellness Centre offers. Jarod is a wonderful massage therapist. He was very polite and professional. I really appreciated the time Jarod took to learn what my concerns were regarding scar tissue from prior surgeries and his suggestions to help me. I will definitely be back!

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