Ana Schlosser, is a Registered Provisional Psychologist who completed her university education in the field of Mental Health Counselling Psychology and has been practicing in the mental health field since 2002. 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 due to a partnership between the provincial health authority Alberta Health Services and government Alberta Juvenile Justice. Ana has worked in a variety of settings in her career including community mental health, corrections, child protection, residential treatment, emergency room and school settings working with children, teens and families. Ana currently works primarily with trauma with extensive experience working with emergency first responders, front line workers and military members (both active duty and veterans) as well as with separation/divorce, and OCD.
In 2014, Ana opened her private practice, Medicine Hat Counselling, and expanded to the Medicine Hat Counselling Collective in 2018 by growing into a cooperative of psychologists working together to meet the needs of the community by treating the whole family under one roof. As a result of COVID complicating an already strained mental health and addictions crisis, it was clearer than ever to treat the whole person through community and connection was key. In October 2021, Psynergy Centre Health & Wellness was born. Psynergy is a integrative mental wellness hub on the banks of the South Saskatchewan river that incorporates nature to bring innovative and traditional multimodal interventions together aiming for well-coordinated care with different collaborative providers. These practitioners and approaches include psychologists, social workers, medical professionals, neuroscientists, trauma informed body workers, energy healers, yoga & breath work instructors, biofeedback practitioners, nutritionist, aroma and sound therapy. By bringing together both conventional and complementary approaches guided by centuries of indigenous knowledge, clients are empowered to trust their innate healing wisdom to improve and restore their health interconnectedly;mind, body, and spirit.
Ana is trained in numerous specialty therapy modalities such as EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Somatic Experiencing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Assessment, Reiki, 1 & 2, Integrative Harm Reduction and Prevention. Other trainings including Using Psychedelics for treating Addictions from the Centre for Optimal Living, Psychotherapeutic touch, Emotion Focused-Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy, ATMA Psychedelic Assisted Therapy as endorsed by the Psychologists Association of Alberta, and Postgraduate Certificates in Psychedelic Integration Therapy and Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy to name a few. In April 2021, Ana was selected by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), the world leader on psychedelic research, as a recipient of full scholarship to be trained as an MDMA Therapist for the treatment of PTSD, making her the other half of the only MAPS trained treatment team pair in Alberta, and one of less than 10 across Canada. Ana has a special interest in providing innovative science, evidenced based practices and data to aid in the use of psychedelics for the healing of trauma, addictions and other mental health and pain conditions in hopes of assisting in changing the course of psychiatry and mental health in Canada and the USA.
Ana was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma (USA)-ancestral traditional lands of the Muskogee, Creek and Osage Nations. She currently resides in Medicine Hat, Alberta on Treaty Land 7 of Siksika, Kainai, Piikani, Stoney-Nakoda and Tsuut’ina peoples. Ana’s indigenous lineage originates from Mexico from the state of Zacatecas, home of the Zacateco Chichimecaindigenous peoples as referred to by the Aztecs and from the village of Samalyuca in the state of Chihuahua-home ofTarahumara indigenous peoples by the Apaches.
Ana is currently registered with the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP) as a provisional psychologist under the supervision of Brad Moser & Dr. E. Joy Muller and is governed by CAP’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.