Aaron Telnes, M.C.
Registered Provisional Psychologist
Aaron believes in empowering his clients to discover, grow, and self-actualize through their own inherent abilities and skills, as they are their own experts. He believes in fostering his clients’ strengths and promoting self-efficacy through understanding personal motivation, assisting in self-exploration, and goal setting. Aaron believes in the power of our thoughts and how if we are able to change our thoughts, our feelings and behaviours will change too. He strives to address his clients’ needs through strategic, actionable problem-solving. 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, assessment and research, and decision-making. Aaron also has a passion for working with entrepreneurs or clients attempting to determine if entrepreneurship is right for them.
Aaron is a Registered Provisional Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists and a member of the Psychologists Association of Alberta. Aaron is also a Special Affiliate with the Canadian Psychological Association. Aaron completed a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Psychology, from the University of Calgary. While completing his Bachelor of Arts degree he completed a research study investigating the effectiveness of a short-term problem-solving intervention on performance anxiety. Aaron also holds a Master of Counselling degree from the University of Calgary. Throughout the completion of his Master of Counselling, he focused his research in the areas of social anxiety and improving mental health at the individual and organizational levels.
Aaron also offers personal counselling through our Synthesis Psychology practice (visit→). His areas of specialty include anxiety, depression, stress, interpersonal conflicts, communication issues, self-esteem/confidence, and life transitions.