Get to Know Monique
Monique Sundlie MSW RCSW
PhD Candidate in Clinical Sexology
I have always lived in Northern Alberta and so
I developed a love for walleye fishing, camping, getting muddy, birding, collecting medicine, hiking & gardening.
I have been in a 30+ year love affair with Warren where I learned how to grow personally and to support my partner's growth as well. I have three adult offspring, and they are amazing people in their own right.
After staying home with my kids for 10 years, I went back to school and graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work BSW in 2008, earned a Master's in Social Work MSW from the University of Calgary in 2010, with two specializations:
Indigenous and Clinical practice.
I am currently working on a PhD in Clinical Sexology with specializations in Addictions and Transgender Care.
Since obtaining my first practice licence in 2005, I worked in the public mental health system, and in a couple of treatment-specific not-for-profit agencies.
I am skilled in Attachment Focussed Couples Therapy, Domestic Violence Assessment and Treatment, Sex Offender Treatment and Sexual Trauma, Work Place Trauma, PTSD,
Complex Trauma and Dissociation.
I am a Board Certified Clinical Sexologist, which means I have specialized in all areas of Human Sexuality including Sex & Porn Addiction, Transgender Care, Human Sexual Function & Dysfunction, Sexual Trauma & Violence, Attachment Couples Therapy, Spouses of Sex Addicts, and Sex Offender Treatment. If the problem is sexual in nature, then I am your therapist.
Other specialized therapeutic skills include Trauma Treatment using Advanced EMDR, Ego State Therapy, Hypnosis, Internal Family Systems and Emotionally Focussed Therapy, Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy, Life Span Integration, Internal Family Systems and Self Leadership.
Registered Mental Health Provider with Indigenous Services Canada
Registered Clinical Social Worker RCSW with an advanced clinical practice licence,
Authorized to Perform PsychoSocial Interventions
Registered Clinical Social Work Supervisor with the Alberta College of Social Workers.
If you are ready to get to work, experience rapid relief and true healing, and if you have a desire to solve your issues without being dependant in a long term therapy relationship, then we will be a great fit.
I am pleased to announce my Associate;
Candace Fournier RSW, BSW is taking new clients for online therapy starting January 2021.
Register to book with Monique or Candace
at this link below.
Get to Know Candace
Candace Fournier, BSW RSW
While I did move around a lot as a child, I have lived in Northern Alberta most of my life and am proud to call it home. I have been with my partner for over 15 years whom I spend most of my time with and I have one adult child. We have two sassy dogs, one small and one large, who are always up for a cuddle and a walk. I am equally an introvert and an extrovert depending on the setting. Being a single parent for many years, I began my educational journey later in life and feel blessed every day that my path led me to this career.
I have been a registered social worker since 2017, and this spring will be completing my Master of Social Work degree with a clinical trauma-informed specialization. My work has been primarily with adult and adolescent survivors of sexual violence and grief and loss with children and adolescents. This work has taught me how to work with diverse presenting adaptations, including anxiety, depression, shame, guilt, flashbacks, dissociation, etc. I also have experience in crisis intervention, which is often solution-focused and allows me to give clients tangible tools they can use right away.
My passion for this work comes from a desire to walk with people on their journeys to wellness. If you feel you are ready to work through the traumas you have experienced and are prepared to navigate your way towards a brighter future free from the shackles of the trauma triggers, then I am the therapist for you. I believe all people have inherent strengths, and that our environment, either past or present, plays a significant part in who we are.
My current treatment approaches draw from components of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy (NT), Exposure Therapy (ET), and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Additionally, I have training in the Flash Technique (FT), which utilizes eye movements or alternating tapping to resolve unprocessed traumatic memories in the brain and Internal Family Systems (IFS), which helps people heal by accessing and loving their protective and wounded inner parts. In January 2021, I will be completing Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) training.
Starting January 1, 2021, I am available for online therapy sessions on
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Saturdays 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.