Christine Boyd, MSW, RWS
Christine Boyd is a Registered Social Worker
and a member of the Couples Reconnect team
of relationship-focused therapists in Calgary.
Christine is a Registered Social Worker with the Alberta College of Social Workers. She holds a bachelor’s degree in social work and a master’s degree in social work, both from the University of British Columbia.
In addition to her ample counselling, public speaking, group facilitation, leadership, and skilled trainer expertise, Christine brings to our private practice counselling team over 17 years of professional experience honed in the non-profit and public sectors. She has walked beside a myriad of clients from all walks of life, from children and youth to parents, couples, and families, helping them through a depth and breadth of mental health, behaviour, addictions, parenting, relational, and conflict challenges.
“Being the “best you can be” is really only possible when you are deeply connected to another. Splendid isolation is for planets, not people.”
Dr. Sue Johnson
Member of the Order of Canada
Christine’s approach and experience
Incorporating a trauma-informed, relationship-based perspective, Christine works from various theories and approaches, including Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Family Systems Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT). Her training competencies include an Externship in Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT) with the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT), Sexual Abuse Intervention Level II, ARC (Attachment, Regulation, Competency), and PCIT (Parent Child Interactive Therapy) modalities, group facilitation for caregivers and staff, as well as children and youth. As a certified Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) facilitator, Christine also has extensive expertise in supporting individuals who experience suicide ideation and can assess level of risk.
How Christine helps couples spark reconnection
Her vast experience in the foster care system has deepened Christine’s understanding of connection, grief, and loss, as well as her compassionate mastery in creating therapeutic interventions that support people in moving through these challenges. She cultivates relentless hope and resilience through her continued education and daily meditation practice.
Most importantly, Christine is a profoundly humble and gracious therapist who believes in relationships and couples’ boundless, under-realized potential to heal, attach, and deepen their self-awareness and connection to each other. Connection sparks tremendous possibilities to change and grow in love and Christine can help you get there.