Meg Grudeski

She/Her/Hers
MACP, C.C.C., Registered Psychologist
mgrudeski@ignitecounselling.ca
CREDENTIALS & TRAININGs
  • Registered Psychologist (College of Alberta Psychologists, #7078)
  • Canadian Certified Counsellor (Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association, #10001140)
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Master Trainer (n30249)
  • SafeTALK Facilitator
  • Mediation training (Mediation Yukon)
BIOGRAPHY

Salutations! Where to start the ol’ biography?

​I began my work in the mental health and counselling field working with street-level outreach teams and in youth shelters. My harm reduction approach was honed in that work, and continues to grow and inform my core belief of meeting folks where they're at in their lives and helping people identify and utilize their own strengths.

Since moving to the Yukon, I’ve completed my formal graduate studies in counselling psychology (Yorkville University, 2016), adopted two "Yukon Special" rescue dogs, completed my accreditation as a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCPA, 2017), got a bunch of new tattoos, completed my accreditation as a Registered Psychologist (CAP, 2023), and joined the Ignite team as a partner! I am excited to continue to work with folks in the territory, and to further expand my professional abilities serving Yukoners.

I am an integrated therapist, working primarily from feminist, positive psychology and humanistic lenses, with significant clinical experience in solution-focused, harm reduction, and narrative therapy models. This just means I’m interested in how individuals make sense of their own strengths and challenges, how they navigate social context and the other people in their lives, and that I prefer to emphasize the ways in which things are working (or not working) for folks, and then figuring out what might work better for them in their situations, rather than fitting them into a prescribed system. I work with individuals of all genders and ages (over 16 years), and with couples of all relationship orientations.

AReas of practice
  • Anxiety 
  • Self-awareness
  • Relationship conflict
  • Suicide
  • Anger management
  • Depression
  • Ethical non-monogamy & polyamory
  • Kink & BDSM

…the list could go on and on; ultimately, ask your therapist if you’re curious about their knowledge in a specific topic area. The most important factor in counselling is not the clinician’s “expertise” but rather the connection and trust between the folks in the session

While I am passionate about therapy, I’m keen to continue to complement my counselling practice with my other clinically-focused support services, including: workshops, seminars and trainings, consultations, and supervision. Through a relationship built with The Northern Institute of Social Justice at Yukon University, I’ve been delivering psychoeducational training, and alongside Erin, I facilitate suicide awareness and education workshops, and I appreciate the opportunity I’ve been given to benefit from my work in communities outside of Whitehorse.​

When I’m not in professional mode, I like to spend time on adventures with friends and puppers - mostly canoeing or on sight-seeing hikes - hanging out with cool folks from Yukon Roller Derby, reading, watching documentaries, having debates, making puns, laughing, learning new things, and trying to be a better version of a human.

Ignite is
expanding!

We are currently seeking a full-time, experienced therapist to join our practice.

Ignite is expanding! Interested in learning more?​ Please reach out.

info@ignitecounselling.ca