Dr. Raechelle Paperny is a Calgary-based psychologist. For the past 30 years she has worked in the field as a researcher, university professor, consultant, speaker, and therapist. Her private practice focuses on boosting emotional resiliency in individuals and strengthening family relationships.
Her expertise in the fields of attachment, interpersonal-neurobiology, and developmental psychology has laid the foundation for her guiding principles: Connection to others is key to human survival and mental wellness; Relationships shape our brains, bodies, sense of “self” & “other”, as well as our patterns of emotional regulation; History is not destiny, we all hold the capacity to change, adapt & grow towards wellness.
Dr. Raechelle creates a therapeutic atmosphere that emphasizes safety, acceptance, understanding, and authenticity as she accompanies her clients on their paths towards well-being and wholeness. Her clinical approach is relational and holistic. Rather than working with a singular protocol or method, she works intuitively, selecting from a diverse toolbox of modalities to best meet the individual needs of her clients. She is trained in and employs EMDR, EFFT, CBT, interpersonal neurobiology, as well as somatic-based models that integrate mind-body connection (Trauma Sensitive Yoga Therapy, Polyvagal-informed approach, and meditation & mindfulness techniques).
She has witnessed time and again the self-righting nature we all possess to re-wire our brains toward health. This capacity provides a foundation of hope that continues to inspire her work.