Dr. Trista Friedrich is a Registered Doctoral Psychologist with the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists (#1115) and has an Authorized Practice Endorsement. She was born and raised in northern Saskatchewan. She completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Saskatchewan in 2019. During her graduate training she published 14 peer-reviewed journals with her co-supervisors Drs. Hunter and Elias. From 2018-2019 she completed her pre-doctoral residency at the Horizon Health Network in Fredericton, NB where she trained in operational stress injury, physical rehabilitation, and in-patient psychiatry settings. She has worked in private practice since 2020, and also worked n the public sector from 2019-2023, initially at the Alvin Buckwold Child Development Program and then the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital.
Her current practice is focused on using psychological science, as well as evidence-based assessments and interventions to optimize clients’ functioning, including children, adolescents, parents, adults, workers, and athletes. She has an interest in peak performance and health and rehabilitation psychology, including injury recovery, chronic illness, medical trauma, and somatic disorders. She also provides treatment for mood and trauma-related disorders. Dr. Friedrich utilizes an integrative approach in her collaborative work with clients, their families, and multidisciplinary treatment providers. She has completed training in a variety of evidence-based interventions, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, Unified Protocol, Heart Rate Variability Training, and Emotion Focused Family Therapy, which she draws from to form a collaborative treatment plan based on client preferences and her clinical experience.