Aaron Telnes, M.C.
Aaron’s approach, as a Career Psychologist, is built around his belief of empowering his clients to discover, grow, and self-actualize through their own inherent abilities and skills. As he believes you are your own expert, Aaron fosters his clients’ strengths and promotes self-efficacy through understanding personal motivation, assisting in self-exploration, and goal identification and implementation. Aaron believes in the power of our thoughts and how if we can change our thoughts; then, our feelings, behaviours, and circumstances will change too. Aaron also believes in encouraging a high level of self-awareness in his clients and strives to support clients by developing a non-judgmental and acceptance-based therapeutic relationship.
Aaron is focused on empowering, motivating, inspiring, and assisting clients in gaining a better understanding of who they are in order to facilitate a successful career choice, transition, or departure, through self-reflection, research, assessments, decision-making, and goal setting. Aaron also has a passion for working with entrepreneurs or clients attempting to determine if entrepreneurship is right for them.
Aaron is a Registered Psychologist in good standing with the College of Alberta Psychologists. He completed both Bachelor of Arts and Master of Counselling degrees at the University of Calgary. During his Bachelors, Aaron researched the effectiveness of a short-term problem-solving intervention to support individuals with performance anxiety, and at the Master’s level, Aaron focused his research on improving mental health at the individual and organizational levels for individuals with social anxiety.
Aaron also offers personal counselling through our Synthesis Psychology practice (visit→). His areas of specialty include anxiety, depression, and insomnia (sleep issues). He also works with clients in the areas of stress management, interpersonal conflicts, communication issues, self-esteem/confidence, and life choices/transitions.