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We Are Here to Support Your Mental Wellness!

At Begin Within Psychology, we believe in helping you build a life you want to live in. Our team of female therapists specialize in treating mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, perfectionism, grief and loss, trauma, complex trauma, relationship issues, perinatal and postnatal issues, and ADHD. We provide a safe and supportive atmosphere online and/or in-person for adults and teens alike. We are here for you.

Our Team.

Welcome to Begin Within Psychology, where we offer heart-centered counselling services to those looking to address their mental health concerns. Our team of passionate therapists takes pride in using their expertise to help our clients manage issues like depression, anxiety, trauma, perfectionism, relationship struggles, ADHD, neurodiversity, and grief. We invite you to connect with us to learn how we can help you begin your journey towards healing today.

Reach out for a 10-minute consultation:


Call: 587 412 1612

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Building Begin Within Psychology was a dream come true for the owner, Sherri A. Lees, Registered Psychologist. This dream was forged out of her desire to support clients through the hard things in life. She started a solo practice in 2021 with a firm belief that people get through hard things more easily together. The focus of the therapeutic work is working with individuals and teens in the areas of anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, perfectionism, interpersonal issues, ADHD, and complex trauma. Sherri treats clients all over Alberta, including rural Alberta, with a specialization in working with women.

This dream has expanded to include another therapist, Nasim Switzer, who shared this same vision of helping others, but also offered something unique. As a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC), she has a love of supporting adults, teens, couples, parents, and families. Nasim supports clients through anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, perfectionism, ADHD, perinatal and postnatal issues. She is also passionate about helping parents navigate the multiple complexities of parenthood. Because of her designation, she is able to treat clients across the nation. Nasim is currently on maternity leave, caring for her growing family. 

At Begin Within Psychology, we believe that therapists are not the experts. Rather, you are. We want to learn about you, who holds the knowledge and history of your own story. We pay great attention to detail, listening to the most significant and impactful moments that have shaped your experience. 

The therapists at Begin Within Psychology learn about you and why you are particularly struggling. We listen intently to help you articulate the reasons that you find yourself in session. Through skills like active listening, asking open-ended questions, demonstrating empathy, and offering summaries, a nuanced understanding of your story becomes the foundation for the treatment. The focus will be to help address the thoughts, feelings, and/or behaviours that are distressing you or that make it hard to function. We begin to offer you gentle and compassionate ways to work with yourself and begin the process of beginning to heal. 


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Contact Us


#204, 86 McKenney Ave.

St. Albert, AB



Mon - Fri

9:30 am – 7:30 pm


1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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 We respectfully acknowledge that we are on Treaty 6 territory, traditional lands of First Nations and Métis peoples. 


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