Ana Schlosser, is a Registered Provisional Psychologist born and raised in Tulsa, Okla. (USA). She completed her university education in Kansas and Georgia in the field of Mental Health Counselling Psychology in 2003.
Ana immigrated to Medicine Hat in 2008 as part of the North American Fair Trade Agreement (NAFTA), to work in the area of forensic psychology with a partnership between Alberta Health Services and Alberta Juvenile Justice. Ana has worked in a variety of community mental health, correctional, child protection, residential treatment, emergency room and school settings throughout her career, working with children, teens and families.
In 2014, she opened her private practice, Medicine Hat Counselling, and added work with adults. In 2018, she expanded to The Medicine Hat Counselling Collective by growing into a cooperative of clinicians working together to meet the needs of the community by treating the whole family under one roof. In October 2021, Psynergy Centre Health & Wellness was born out of a community mental health and addictions crisis complicated by the COVID pandemic. Ana works primarily with trauma in front line workers including emergency first responders and military members, (both active duty and veterans) as well as separation/divorce, and OCD. Ana is trained in Level 1 & 2 Reiki in addition to numerous other specialty therapy modalities such as EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Somatic Experiencing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and more. Creative, collaborative, forward thinking interventions for holistic healing and wellness are foundational to her practice.
In April 2021, Ana was selected by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), the world leader on psychedelic research, as a recipient of a full scholarship to be trained as an MDMA Therapist for the treatment of PTSD, making her the other half of the only MAPS approved treatment team pair in Alberta, and one of a handful across Canada. Ana is also trained in Integrative Harm Reduction and Prevention, Emotion Focused-Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy, ATMA Psychedelic Assisted Therapy as endorsed by the Psychologists Association of Alberta, with Postgraduate Certificate in Psychedelic Assisted and Integration Therapy through Fluence, leaders in the industry of psychedelic research and therapist training. In addition to continuing to conduct individual therapy and assessment, Ana has added focus to conducting research to provide innovative science and data to aid in the use of psychedelics for the healing of trauma, addictions and other mental health conditions in hopes of assisting in changing the course of psychiatry and mental health in Canada.
Ana is currently registered with the College of Alberta Psychologists as a provisional psychologist under the supervision of Paul Jerry and Sharon Slate and is governed by their Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.