Ratings for Dr. Keli Furman
This was the strangest experience. If this is what psychological treatment is about, I want nothing to do with it. Dr. Furman prattled about "karma" and other nonsense. It was strange and uncomfortable. I agreed with her, just to get out of there.
Dr. Keli Furman truly changed my life. Keli’s professionalism, honesty, and empathy is unparalleled. It’s astonishing how someone can be so very intelligent, but equally as grounded and organic. Keli looks at you as a person, not just another client. She is at the top of her field, but works just as hard as someone who is just emerging as a professional. The amount of respect I have for Dr. Furman is absolutely endless. I would recommend her to anyone, an absolute life changer. 100 gold stars out of 10.
Dr. Furman spoke to me in one occasion and jumped to many conclusions about who I was and what I was like. She did not respect my personal space. She also made sweeping comments based on very little information. I did not have confidence in her abilities and made arrangements to have another doctor see me.
It was a really strange experience. Dr. Furman seems to have a dislike of police officers (I'm not one but work in the public sector). Twice she went on tangents about cops. Once was about rcmp corruption and the other was to ridicule them as being "brain washed." Again, really strange. I was polite and said thanks but have since sought a second Dr. who has a little more focus.
The greatest psychologist in Edmonton by a long shot!!!!! Dr. Keli Furman is down to earth and extremely caring!!!! Keli has helped me cope with ALL of my issues over the past twenty years or more and without her help I don't know where I would be today. Thank you Keli for being the DOCTOR that you are. I highly recommend DR. KELI FURMAN. She is the best in Edmonton.
I began seeing Dr. FURMAN at the recommendation of numerous co-workers... not that I was in desperate need of help, just that when I asked around, her name kept coming up. I was in the midst of a particularly nasty divorce/custody battle and was looking for a neutral third party to shed a little light on the situation and my responses. Dr. FURMAN did exactly that and pulled no punches, which most in policing/military can appreciate. I could expect to be told to "pull my head out of my ***" when warranted and my actions fully supported as well, no sugar coating. I always knew where I stood. The divorce spilled into work with multiple false public complaints, transfers and a big chip on my shoulder. The new girlfriend was dragged into the complaints and was then diagnosed with an incurable medical condition, stuff was piling up quickly. My employer was not willing to transfer me or change my shifts to help with my girlfriends health and I eventually resigned. I'm not sure I could have coped as well as I did without Kelli. There was no clinical... more like that friend who tells it like it is shootin' the s**t. The girlfriend is doing amazingly well, we have a two year old son and I have just returned to policing... all is well and we have Keli to thank for an important part of that.
I saw Dr. Furman for approximately 2.5 years to deal with PTSD and the resultant unhealthy changes that had manifested in my interpersonal relationships. After almost 2 decades of policing, I couldn't speak to others in a meaningful way. I couldn't engage in healthy relationships. I couldn't feel emotions on a deep level. I had previously seen other psychologists for personal and marriage counselling. What set Dr. Furman apart from the other psychologists was her ability to find a way to relate to me in a manner that allowed me to feel comfortable enough to freely discuss the issues. The sessions were uncomfortable at times but that was due to the fact that I was discussing matters that I had previously avoided thinking, talking, or acting on. As the discussions progressed the sessions became less uncomfortable and more relaxed and fruitful. It has been approximately 3 years since I saw Dr. Furman but I still find myself using the techniques she provided to deal with my issues. I still occasionally have nightmares and I still have moments when I am less than the best version of myself. The difference is that neither these moments nor those nightmares are able to throw me into a complete tailspin as they once did. I am a better father, a better partner, and a happier person. I am incredibly grateful to Dr. Furman and would (have) highly recommend her services.
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