Hello, I'm Meredith Mpinga!
I come alongside adults who are overwhelmed by their emotions, experiences, and environments, and equip them to experience confidence, freedom, and joy - even amidst the messiness of life.
My counselling approach is holistic and centered on you as a client - understanding your story, building on your strengths, and helping you live a life of full of meaning, aligned with your values.
I specialise in integrative faith-based therapy, combining my passions for psychology and theology.
I'm a certified professional counsellor, speaker, pastor's wife, and mum of four.
In 2012 I established Meadowinds Counselling Services to create a restorative space for people.
My passion for companioning people comes from a belief that everyone is created by God with value and a purpose. I am a follower of Jesus, and am happy to integrate faith into our work together if you are looking for counselling from a Christian perspective.
I'm here to come alongside you to explore what's going on and work through the struggles you are facing in an empowering and compassionate way.
Before starting my private practice I counselled women fleeing domestic violence at a shelter in Calgary. I have also supported adults with developmental disabilities in a group home setting in Ottawa, volunteered in counselling centres in both Ottawa and Calgary, and helped with Rainbows, a program for kids whose parents are separated or divorced.
In 2012 I founded Meadowinds Counselling Services and over the years have been honoured to companion many women and men, walking with them into a new chapter of growth and restoration, equipping them for the rest of their story.
Originally from Ontario, I grew up the youngest of 4 kids in a pastor's family. My education took me across the country to various parts of Alberta and Ontario.
Together with my husband, Davies, and our four young kids, we've made our home in a small town just north of Calgary, Alberta.
I enjoy fostering meaningful connection (preferably over coffee!), creating beauty, and continual learning. Witnessing growth and healing in myself and others through therapeutic conversations spurs me on as a counselling therapist.
Master of Arts - Counselling
Providence Theological Seminary, Calgary, Alberta
Bachelor of Arts with Distinction - Psychology
Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario
Certificate - Intercultural Studies & Leadership
Prairie College, Three Hills, Alberta & CAM International, Guatemala
Certified Professional Counsellor
Professional Association of Christian Counsellors and Psychotherapists (PACCP), #20200250
As a member of PACCP since 2013, I abide by their code of ethics and continuing education policies, being proactive to continue learning and receiving professional supervision for the well-being of my clients.
I served on the PACCP Alberta-West Executive for two terms from 2017 to 2021, planning professional training opportunities and heading up marketing and communications for the branch serving therapists in Alberta and British Columbia.
To learn more or to find a Christian therapist near you, go to PACCP.ca
The Association of Counselling Therapy of Alberta is seeking to establish the College of Counselling Therapy of Alberta (CCTA). Currently anyone in Alberta can call themselves a therapist, no matter what education or credentials they may have. This lack of regulation of the counselling profession leaves clients in a precarious situation, as it can be hard to determine whether or not a therapist is trustworthy, ethical, or equipped to help you.
To find out how ACTA is advocating for the proclamation of the regulatory college in Alberta, visit ACTA-Alberta.ca
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