Marcy Dormer | Equinox Therapeutic

Marcy Dormer, M.C.

Registered Psychologist

Marcy is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists and member of the Psychologists Association of Alberta. She completed her Master of Counselling degree through Gonzaga University.

Marcy has a few great loves in her life, and working with people who experience complex trauma, couples and families is near the top of her list (aside from her lovely children – just in case they read this). In fact, Marcy’s real passion is simply people. She approaches every person as a whole individual, seeking to truly be present to the person in front of her, with a genuine compassionate, non-judgmental, trusting, safe and secure relationship base from which clients can explore change.

She has been privileged to provide therapy to children and families involved with Child and Family Services of Alberta, school-based therapy to children and their parents, and in a trauma-focused private practice with individuals, couples and families. Marcy focuses most of her work on helping individuals heal from trauma and helping relationships repair injuries, build trust and become more connected, be it couples or families. She has worked with a wide variety of client concerns, but most especially: trauma and complex trauma; relationship issues (ie. affairs, relationship breakdown, conflict between parents and children), parenting concerns (ie. parenting strategies, boundaries, setting limits, communication), and depression, anxiety, oppositional behaviour, ADHD, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, suicide and self-harm.

Marcy has been trained in a variety of therapies, including: Solution-Focused, Narrative, Cognitive-Behavioural, Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples, families and individuals, Emotion-Coaching, and Theraplay and EMDR as well as having received training in the Neurosequential and Neuro-developmental models of therapy and numerous trauma-focused trainings. Marcy is an avid learner whom always seeks to serve her clients in the best way possible and continues to expand her skills through ongoing professional development. Despite all of these trainings, Marcy believes she can learn best from listening to, and seeking to understand, the lived experience of each client.

For fun, which is an absolute necessity, Marcy enjoys hiking and running outside, playing piano, singing and dancing to music that she thinks is cool (but her teenagers groan about), and socializing with friends and family. Adventure is always agreeable to Marcy and you may find her exploring the Edmonton area with adventure-minded others and her new dog.

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