Get to know Deena West

Individuals, Couples, Group Counselling, LGBTQI+ Ally, and Culturally Inclusive

Deena West

Deena is a lifelong asset to the community of Medicine Hat. Deena’s passion to dig deep and inspire hope developed while working with marginalized populations in homeless initiatives and with women and children fleeing family violence. 


She is the one you want on your team as she will advocate for the things you didn't even realize you needed! And will remind you of the things you forgot you wanted. You will stand a little taller and believe in yourself a little more!


Deena is so dedicated to her friends and family, the people she counsels, and her animals. So much so that she has been known to sneak her dogs into her office,  thinking we don't see her... Deena, we see and we love it! And it reminds us all at Keys of her integrity and commitment to the people (and furry friends) in her life.


Deena specializes with those dealing with trauma and childhood pain and provides EMDR. 

Areas of Focus:

  • Childhood Trauma

  • Neglect

  • Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault

  • Attachment Deficits, Attachment Repair

    • Workplace Bullying Workplace Harassment

    • Relationship Trauma

    Additional Qualifications

      • Trained in Attachment Focused EMDR – level 1,2,3

      • Trained in Narrative Therapy – level 1, 2

      • Nature and Animal Assisted therapy – Externship

      • Gottman Level 1, 2

      • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy – Externship

      Deena also focuses on:

      Anxiety, depression, emotional abuse, grief and loss, grief work and compassion fatigue, postpartum depression, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), self-esteem, sexual abuse and assault, stress management, suicidal thoughts and ideation & survivors.

      Intervention Approaches:

      • Client Centered Therapy (Rogerian therapy)

      • Emotionally Focused Therapy

      • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) 

      • Gesalt Therapy

      • Gottman Couples Therapy

      • Mindfulness Therapy

      • Narrative Therapy

      • Person Centered Therapy

      • Solution Focused Therapy

      Alberta is located on Treaty territory traditional lands – a traditional gathering place for diverse indigenous peoples whose histories, languages, & cultures are an influential aspect of our community in Medicine Hat and area.

      Keys to Hope Counselling Services is committed to ensuring that the spirit of all Treaties are honoured and respected.

        CONTACT US

        #104, 1865 Dunmore Rd.
        SE Medicine Hat, Alberta

        Phone: (403)-487-1607

        Fax: (403)-487-1707


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