About The Grey Matter Team

 Grey Matter Psychology

James Murch R. Psych

James Murch of Grey Matter Psychology provides therapy, consultation, and assessment services, each delivered in a professional, compassionate, confidential and non-judgemental manner. James utilizes his credentials, experience and proficiency with various intervention strategies to treat a range of issues.

James is a registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists, and is also a member of several associations and foundations, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA), International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation (IOCDF), and the Association of Family and Conciliatory Courts (AFCC).

James’ goal with Grey Matter Psychology is to offer personalized counselling services, following a clear treatment plan developed and updated based on a combination of your feedback and needs, combined with his expertise. James is also an advocate for his clients, recognizing that addressing and improving mental health requires supporting clients in resolving broader concerns in their own community, or finding and accessing other supports.

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Peter Driftmier BA MSW prov. RSW

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Peter Driftmier works with adults of diverse backgrounds and ages. He focuses in areas of trauma and adverse experiences, depression and anxiety, relationships, grief and loss, and substance use problems and related behavioral issues.

Peter is a Provisionally Registered Social Worker with a master’s degree in clinical social work. As an early career registered health care provider who is proactive in his career development, Peter receives mentorship from other practitioners. He receives regular clinical supervision and consultation from a Clinical Social Worker as part of his requirements through the Alberta College of Social Workers. Peter also receives additional clinical consultation with a Registered Psychologist at Grey Matter.

Peter has received additional training in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and narrative therapy (NT).

Peter brings a holistic view to his work with people that considers their environment and social realities that can be overlooked in many health-related interactions. Peter considers the intersectional components of mental health and other concerns that lead people to seek professional support. Peter’s approach to therapy integrates his knowledge of the impacts of social issues related to power, oppression, diversity, and dignity on the daily life of individuals. Peter is active outside of his therapeutic work in advocacy initiatives for broader social change. Inside of his therapeutic work, he pays close attention to his clients’ stories of autonomy, agency, and dignity while working actively to create space for his clients to build on their best hopes for the future.

Lyndsay McKerracher

Lyndsay McKerracher is a graduate level intern who provides therapy services at Grey Matter Psychology. Lyndsay has a degree in Sociology and a post-graduate certificate in Victimology. She is currently completing her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University.

Lyndsay works collaboratively with each client to develop a clear and personalized treatment plan.

She utilizes cognitive behavioural techniques to identify and challenge unhelpful emotional and behavioural reactions.

Through Grey Matter Psychology Lyndsay is able to offer therapy services at a reduced rate.

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Areas of Specialization

Practicing since 2013, James has extensive experience with a breadth of issues, and has specific expertise and training in the areas of:

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Adult ADHD
Eating Disorders and Weight Management
Traumatic Stress Disorders including PTSD
Families in conflict
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Psychological Assessment

Intervention Strategies and Practices

James believes in providing personal care that maximizes the potential for individual success. To this end he utilizes a variety of intervention strategies including:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Solution Focussed Brief Therapy (SFBT)
Narrative Therapy
Systems Theory
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