Landor Liddell
Landor Liddell, Ph.D.(Ed)

Registered Psychologist

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Landor initially practiced as a Pastoral Counsellor for 9 years until he chartered as a Registered Psychologist in 1984 and has been a practicing Counselling Psychologist for a total of 37 years. Landor’s graduate education includes the following: M.Div., 1975; M.Sc. (Human Ecology), 1984; Ph.D. (Education), 2005. He works with adult individuals, couples, First Nations individuals, and couples. His interest in counselling is “helping people in their becoming” – Bruno Bettelheim.

 

Landor was an ordained minister for a number of years – through his work at Cornerstone he have been afforded the opportunity to work with persons seeking counselling from a range of faith and Christian denominational perspectives.

 

Specialties in Counselling:

    • Individual psychotherapy
    • Marital/relationship counseling
    • Custom pre-marital counseling
    • Career/executive assessments
    • Life coaching

 

Inspirational Quote:

“…every individual is unique – is a new set of experiences, a new universe: has been granted the ability to bring something new into being; is capable of participating in the act of creation itself.  It is the expression of this capacity for creative action that makes the tragic conditions of life tolerable, bearable – remarkable, miraculous” (Peterson, Jordan B., 1999, Maps of meaning, Routledge, London & New York).

 

How do you believe counselling can help?

“Through the art of being present to another person”, Mahoney suggests, “the client/therapist relationship provides a context for vital experiments in living…a transformational crucible” (2003).”

 

Your approach to counselling:

“Existential & integrative”

 

Availability:

Mondays 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesdays 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesdays 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fridays 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Jim Chalmers

Jim Chalmers, M.A.

Registered Psychologist

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Jim Chalmers

 

Jim is a Registered Psychologist with a M.A. in clinical psychology. His specialties include Object Relations, Jungian Depth Psychologies, and certification in EMDR. Jim graduated from Antioch University in 1985.

Jim has been counselling for 27 years and works with adults, couples, and families. His strongest interest in counselling is the healing of emotional darkness and trauma.

He chose to become a counsellor to be of help to others.

 

Specialties in Counselling:

    • Depression
    • Spirituality/Existential issues
    • Sexual abuse
    • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Insight
    • EMDR

 

Inspirational Quote:

“The truth will set you free”

 

How do you believe counselling can help?

“By allowing greater intimacy with oneself and others”

 

Your approach to counselling:

“Object relations, Jungian Depth Psychology, and EMDR”

 

Availability:

Mondays 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tuesdays 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wednesdays 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursdays 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fridays 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Jennifer Chow
Jennifer Chow, M.C.P.

Registered Provisional Psychologist

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Jennifer Chow
Jennifer recently completed her Masters in Counselling Psychology (MCP) at Adler University and registered as a provisional psychologist. Prior to her Master’s degree, she completed a Bachelor’s of Arts in psychology at the University of Alberta and worked at the Pregnancy Care Centre (PCC) supporting and providing resources and education to girls in unexpected or crisis pregnancies. Jennifer is excited to work alongside and empower people of all different ages and backgrounds.

 

Jennifer is pursuing a career in counselling because she wants to help people find joy and hope in their lives. She genuinely loves people and wants the best for them.

 

Jennifer is a true believer in self-care; some ways she engages in self-care are spending time with her family and friends, making music, cooking (and enjoying it after), running, and drinking tea.

 

Specialties in Counselling:

    • Adult
    • Individuals
    • Groups
    • Self-esteem
    • Relationship issues
    • Depression
    • Anxiety

Inspirational Quote:

“If you can’t fly, then run, if you can’t run, then walk, if you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny…” – C.S. Lewis

 

How do you believe counselling can help?

“I believe that counselling provides people with the opportunity to discover things about themselves that they did not know before. Not only can it be a means of self-discovery, but it also provides a voice to those who do not have a voice and it provides hope to those who may not have any.”

 

Your approach to counselling:

“There is not one theory that works for everyone; therefore, I believe it is my job to incorporate practices and techniques that will effectively help the individual or system that is before me. However, my lens of understanding stems from a more systemic/holistic manner, where I believe that multiple factors influence and affect an individual and the way that he or she interacts with the world. I have great interest in narrative therapy and cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), and I want to approach people in a strengths-based manner where I can empower them with tools and coping skills to work through their issues.”

 

Availability:

Tuesdays 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Wednesdays 3:00 – 8:00 pm
Thursdays 3:00 – 8:00 pm
Fridays 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturdays 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Rita Martino
Rita Martino, M.Sc.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Certified Psychotherapist, Certified Pastoral Counsellor

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Rita Martino

Rita graduated from the University of Stout Wisconsin, USA in 2004 and has been counselling for 25 years. Rita is Certified Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Pastoral Counsellor. She is a student practicum supervisor and a part-time faculty member at City University.

 

She works with individuals, couples, groups, and families. Rita’s strength in therapy stems from her deep understanding of the family system. This helps her to support, encourage, inspire, and guide each person to grow and find their own strengths to move forward in their lives.

 

Rita chose to become a therapist and specialize in couples and family systems because she believes when couples, marriages and families are in a harmonious and loving environment, self-discovery and development of each individual within the system occurs organically.
She is comfortable using interdenominational pastoral counselling as she has 25 years of ministerial background.

 

Specialties in Therapy:

    • Individuals, couples, marriage, and families
    • Crisis
    • Trauma
    • Grief
    • Stress
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Life transitions
    • Transgenerational/ancestral
    • Family of origin

What is transgenerational therapy?:

“The transgenerational perspective maintains that generational conflict can remain unresolved throughout generations. This view does not imply that all conflict is caused by generations, only that unresolved issues can continue to affect families throughout generations.”

 

Inspirational Quote:

“When the tenderness finds the secret hurt, it will crack the rock and let the soul emerge.” – Rumi

 

How do you believe counselling can help?

“When a person is able to reach out and begin to open up, they can then learn to trust their own abilities to process with their therapist and find change.”

 

Your approach to counselling:

“I have a soft yet steady approach. Sometimes baby steps, sometimes leaps. Together, a rhythm occurs between therapist and client to create a safe environment where growth can be the result.”

 

Availability:

Mondays 1:00 – 7:00 pm
Tuesdays 10:00 – 6:00 pm
Wednesdays 10:00 – 6:00 pm
Thursdays 10:00 – 6:00 pm
Fridays 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Marliss Meyer
Marliss Meyer, Ph.D.

Registered Psychologist

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Marliss Meyer

 

Marliss graduated with her Ph.D in 1988 from the University of Alberta. She has her Ph.D in Educational Psychology and has been counselling for 27 years.

 

Marliss works with individuals, couples, families, primarily adults, but also works with children and adolescents (when working with children it is essential to work with the parents as well.)

 

From the time that she was involved in planning her university career, she was interested in Psychology. Her mother was a special education teacher and her father was an Administrator in Social Work. She was always interested in their work and in their attitudes of caring for and helping others. When she took her first psychology course, she was totally inspired and knew that it was the direction that her career would take. She continued to believe that it was the most wonderful choice of career for herself. Marliss has always been fortunate to love her work. Marliss’s strongest interests in counselling are stress management, marriage counselling, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, understanding cognitive disabilities and special education needs, managing behavior problems, depression, and anxiety.

 

Specialties in Counselling:

    • Marriage counselling
    • Family counselling
    • Managing behavior problems in children & adolescents
    • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (Diagnosis & Management)
    • Stress management
    • Managing depression & anxiety
    • Grief counselling
    • Dealing with children with special needs
    • cognitive ability assessment, interpretation, & programming
    • Issues related to self-esteem
    • Recovering from marriage/relationship break-ups
    • Anger management
    • Addictions

 

How do you believe counselling can help?

“Providing support in a nonjudgmental fashion, allowing people to have their feelings, recognizing the vulnerabilities, but also the strengths that individuals bring to the situation, offering observations and suggestions from a helpful perspective, and by helping clients to resolve their concerns within an accepting environment.”

 

Your approach to counselling:

“I use a supportive, client focused approach. I strongly believe in Cognitive Behavior Therapy as well. I listen, ask questions, and provide observations, but also try to provide theoretical perspectives that will assist the individual to explore, understand, and resolve their concerns.”

 

Availability:

Tuesdays 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wednesdays 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursdays 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturdays 9:15 am – 4:15 pm

Emily Snihurowych
Emily Snihurowych, Ph.D.

Registered Psychologist

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Emily Snihurowych

 

Emily received her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Counselling Psychology from the University of Alberta in 2006 and has been counselling for 20 years.

 

She works with individuals, couples, families, and groups. Emily’s interests in counselling are anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, communication, marital and relational difficulties, stress management, family of origin issues, and faith-based counselling.

 

Emily is a committed Christian and incorporates these values into her sessions for clients who want this perspective. She loves counselling and feels privileged to be able to support and help individuals who desire to improve their quality of life.

 

Specialties in Counselling:

    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Trauma
    • Grief & loss
    • Communication
    • Marital & relational difficulties
    • Stress management
    • Family of origin issues
    • Faith-based counselling

 

Inspirational Quote:

Emily does not have a single quote that guides her life. Her inspiration comes from the Bible.

 

How do you believe counselling can help?

“I believe that the key to therapeutic change lies in the quality of the therapeutic relationship. If clients experience complete acceptance, empathy, genuineness, openness, respect, and an understanding of the problem from the therapist, as well as ideas about its solution, it empowers them and causes them to feels free and safe to explore their issues.”

 

Your approach to counselling:

“I am an integrative therapist and vary my counselling approach to accommodate my individual clients and the circumstances that bring them into counselling.”

 

Availability:

Tuesdays 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Wednesdays 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Amanda J. Marleau, M.Sc.

Registered Psychologist

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Amanda Marleau

 

Amanda graduated from Loma Linda University in 2011 with a Masters of Science in Marital and Family Therapy and then obtained her Registration as a Psychologist in 2014. Her previous education included a Bachelor of Science specializing in psychology from the University of Alberta.

 

She has been counselling for 6 years and loves working with couples, families, individuals of all ages, and school-age children. Amanda is a person whose faith plays an important role in her life. She understands that everyone is journeying in life differently and is willing to meet you where you are.

 

Specialties in Counselling:

    • Emotion-focused therapy
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Family of origin issues
    • Marital & family counselling
    • Sexual issues
    • Grief & loss
    • Chronic pain
    • Body image issues

 

Inspirational Quote:

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” Dalai Lama XIV

 

How do you believe counselling can help?

Counselling can help you love and accept yourself as you are. It helps reflect your values, beliefs and opinions to assist you in growing and developing a better understanding of who you are.

 

Your approach to counselling:

An integrated systems-based approach with particular attention to attachment theory.

 

Availability:

Wednesdays 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturdays 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Evylin Chudyk, M.Ed.

Registered Provisional Psychologist

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Evylin Chudyk

 

Evylin graduated from the University of Alberta in 2011 with a Master of Education degree in Counselling Psychology. Currently, she is registered as a Registered Provisional Psychologist and is working toward becoming a Registered Psychologist.

 

Evylin enjoys working with individuals, couples, children/youth and families. She chose to become a counsellor to help alleviate the pain and difficulty that is a part of life. She endeavours to serve as a guide, helping people to successfully navigate the experience of the human condition, and hopefully to help people “…to live deliberately. …To live deep and suck out all the marrow of life…” (Thoreau).

 

Her religious upbringing was very traditional and she still holds traditional beliefs and practices the faith in which she was raised. Evylin does her very best to live a life that incorporates God daily and believe that reflecting on life from a spiritual place is essential to living a meaningful, purpose-driven life. She is open to allowing her clients the opportunity to direct whether – and to what extent – religious belief or spirituality is incorporated into their therapy.

 

Specialties in Counselling:

    • Relationships
    • Grief & loss
    • Trauma
    • Addictions
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Life transitions
    • Boundaries and assertiveness
    • Stress
    • Compulsive hoarding

 

Inspirational Quotes:

“It is worth remembering that the time of greatest gain in terms of wisdom and inner strength is often that of greatest difficulty.” -Dalai Lama

 

“What you resist persists” -Carl Jung

 

How do you believe counselling can help?

“Counselling helps by bringing a greater awareness and understanding to one’s experience.  I strive to provide a safe environment where negative emotions can be felt and processed in a supportive, knowledgeable manner.  One of the goals of my work with an individual is to remove obstacles that prevent a person from living a meaningful, purposeful life and create an atmosphere in counselling where one’s true potential can be explored.”

 

Your approach to counselling:

“My approach to counselling is client-centered. A client-centered approach allows the therapist to draw upon the clients’ own experience and wisdom and apply that knowledge in an effective and helpful manner in within the therapeutic process. This approach honours the client’s own internal thoughts, feelings, and experiences in an open, non-judgmental and empathetic manner.

 

Additionally, I draw upon a variety of therapeutic approaches because I believe that everyone is unique and deserves to be treated in a manner befitting who they are. As a result, I may also incorporate cognitive-behavioural therapy, solution-focused therapy, emotionally-focused therapy, mindfulness practice, family systems approach, and/or a strengths-based approach.”

 

Availability:

Saturdays 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sherry Bilida
Sherry Bilida, BA (Psych), MPS, RTC

Registered Therapeutic Counsellor

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Sherry Bilida

 

Sherry is a spiritual psychotherapist who is fascinated with the complexities of being human and the resiliency of the human spirit. Her mission includes compassionately journeying alongside clients through a diversity of issues. Sherry enjoys addressing spiritual concerns, personal growth, identity issues, self-esteem and assertiveness, conflict resolution and communication skills. She welcomes children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, and the LGTBQ community.

 

Specialties in Counselling:

    • Trauma & Abuse
    • Addictions
    • Boderline Personality Disorder
    • Dissociationt
    • Schizophrenia
    • Depression & Anxiety
    • Suicidal Ideation
    • Shame
    • Bereavement & Grief
    • Intimacy Issues & Attachment Struggles
    • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Eating Disorders

How do you believe counselling can help?

“I am humbled and honored to be trusted with my clients’ stories and I am convinced talking about things with another person helps. Building trust through the process of sharing and supporting creates an environment that draws out inner wisdom in the exploration of resolution. I believe painful periods in life are catalysts for tremendous growth and that healing occurs within the context of a caring, safe and non-judgemental relationship. It is my desire that my clients regain their power as they hear and trust what is within them, rather than the voices of self-doubt.”

 

Your approach to counselling:

“I am a strong advocate for mental, emotional, spiritual, psychological, physical and social balance. My multi-faceted approach to counselling incorporates a holistic orientation as I invite my clients to explore transitions and nurture authentic and healthy relationships with themselves and others. Wellness is achieved by uncovering dysfunctional beliefs, transforming thoughts, and developing behavioral skills so you can write a better life story in your future. Together we will re-examine your current narrative and locate the obstacles to a satisfying life. I offer a spiritually conscious path toward empowerment and authenticity so we can be at peace being fully ourselves. My relational emphasis is informed by a combination of my education in spiritual psychotherapy, my focus on strong, healthy relationships, and from raising and home schooling my five grown children.”

 

Inspirational quote:

“Things end, there is a time of fertile emptiness, and then things begin anew. First there is an ending, then a beginning, with an important empty or fallow time in between. That is the order of things in nature. Leaf-fall, winter, and then the green emerges again from the dry brown wood.” – William Bridges

 

Availability:

Thursdays 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Holly Slavik
Holly Slavik, M.Ed

Registered Professional Counsellor

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Holly Slavik

 

Holly is a Registered Professional Counsellor. She has a Masters of Education from the University of Alberta, and has completed coursework for a Masters of Spirituality and Psychotherapy at St. Stephen’s College. She enjoys working with adults of all ages who have not yet been able to connect with their true potential emotionally, spiritually, vocationally, and relationally. Holly has been counselling for 5 1/2 years.

 

Specialties in Counselling:

    • Family of origin issues
    • Life transitions
    • Spirituality
    • Emotionally focused

Inspirational Quote:

“What do you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

 

How do you believe counselling can help?

“Counselling helps by exploring experience, behavior, values and attitudes, and feelings in the presence of a supportive other, and selectively working towards changes”.

 

Your approach to counselling:

“I draw from a background in Jungian therapy and use a variety of psychodynamic approaches (such as focusing), attachment-based therapy, dream work, and spiritually-based therapy.”

 

Availability:

Tuesdays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesdays 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Marcus Busch, M.S.W., R.S.W.

Clinical Social Worker

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Marcus Busch

 

Marcus is a Master of Social Work graduate of the University of British Columbia (1978) who has been practicing in Edmonton for most of his career. Additionally, he has a BA (UAlberta), BSW (UCalgary), and is a Registered Clinical Social Worker with the Alberta College of Social Workers.

 

Marcus works with adolescents, families, couples, and individual adults aged 13-100. His strongest interest is relationship counselling.

 

Marcus chose to become a counsellor to serve by helping people change and grow through intentional process and relationship.

 

Specialties in Counselling:

    • Marriage & family therapy
    • Reconciliation counselling
    • Discernment
    • Grief
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Men’s issues

 

Inspirational Quote:

Ecclesiastes 3:1-9 “To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven, a time to be born, a time to die; a time to plant, a time to reap; a time to kill, a time to heal; a time to break down, a time to build; a time to weep, a time to laugh; a time to mourn, a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to speak, and a time to keep silent; a time for war, and a time for peace.”

 

How do you believe counselling can help?

“Through supportive accompaniment, deeply understanding a person in his or her environment can lead to the development of skills for living and hope for a different future. Skilled and compassionate service to others is my greatest calling.”

 

Your approach to counselling:

Systems – working with people in the various contexts of their lives (e.g., psycho-emotional, relationship, work, faith, cultural).

 

Strength-based – identifying and harnessing people’s innate and acquired abilities and skills.

 

Existential – exploring purpose and mission in people’s lives.

 

Availability:

Thursdays  5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Yiyan Ma

Student Counsellor

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Yiyan Ma

 

Yiyan is presently finishing her Master’s of Counselling degree at City University of Seattle. Her previous studies have included completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Law from Tianjin University of Commerce in China. Besides counselling, Yiyan has been teaching for the Edmonton Public School Board since 2009.

 

Yiyan enjoys working with clients from all walks of life. Her primary passion is to explore and investigate the potential underlying factors that are positively and negatively influencing a person’s mental health. Yiyan believes in the innate healing power that each individual possesses. She is committed to supporting her clients in reconnecting to their own capacity for healing through various modalities including Compassion Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Existential Therapy and Attachment Theory.

 

Specialties in Counselling:

    • Depression & Anxiety
    • Spirituality & Existential Issues
    • Mindful Living
    • Trauma & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Insight
    • Grief & Loss
    • Marriage Counselling
    • Family Counselling
    • Issues related to self-esteem & self-compassion
    • Recovering from marriage & relationship break-ups
    • Anger Management
    • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
    • Counselling in Mandarin

 

Inspirational Quote:

“The wound is the place where light enters you.” – Rumi

 

How do you believe counselling can help?

We all experience that moment when our inner critic gets too loud and we feel conflicted inside. Instead of desperately trying to escape this noise to search for peace, we always have the choice and capacity to calm the mind and body so we can hear our heart’s deepest desires and let our inner wisdom guide our way. I offer my company, love and compassion on the journey with you. I can be the compassionate witness to your suffering to ensure you are not walking alone.

 

Your approach to counselling:

Each person is unique with very different cultural, lifestyle, mental/emotional and spiritual factors influencing his or her state of well-being. I feel inspired to work with clients in exploring the root causes of their struggles. I also approach clients gently and gracefully and respect the clients’ autonomy on their own healing journey.

 

Availability:

Wednesday 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 1:30 pm; 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Nicolette Sopcak

Student Counsellor

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Nicolette just completed her clinical internship for a Master of Counselling degree at City University of Seattle. She holds a Master of Arts in Educational Psychology from the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany, and a PhD in Human Ecology from the University of Alberta.

 

Specialties in Counselling:

    • Attachment
    • Relationships & Intimacy
    • Parenting
    • Family Dynamics
    • Trauma
    • Stress
    • Shame & Guilt
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Mindfulness
    • Existential Issues & Spirituality
    • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
    • Counselling in German

 

Inspirational Quotes:

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.”

 

How do you believe counselling can help?:

“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” – Brené Brown

 

Your approach to counselling:

“I work from a client-centred perspective and I have received specific training in attachment, motivational interviewing, brief therapy, trauma and EMDR.”

 

Availability:

Mondays 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Wednesdays 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Krister Temme
Krister Temme

Student Counsellor

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Krister is finishing his last year of his Master of Counselling from City University of Seattle. His interests are in couples counselling, trauma, grief and loss, depression and anxiety, and child and family counselling.

 

Krister believes in the relational process of therapy to help people explore their internal landscape and experiment with new directions, attitudes, and approaches to past and present struggles. Everyone has developed an impressive array of adaptations to life’s problems, but often life throws a set of problems our way that are outside our current ability to face without help. Reaching out and trying something new is a wise, brave, and logical step to grapple with your current struggle and grow through it.

 

Specialties in Counselling:

    • Couples counselling
    • Depression & anxiety
    • Trauma
    • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Grief & loss
    • Child counselling
    • Family counselling
    • Parenting
    • Life transitions
    • Dream work
    • Addictions

Inspirational Quotes:

“We have enough people who tell it like it is—now we could use a few who tell it like it can be.” – Robert Orben

 

How do you believe counselling can help?:

Counselling works because it taps into the natural process of change and healing in our biology. We are a relational species and counselling produces change by using the relational approach. Genuine compassion, empathy, and unconditional faith in the goodness of the person are all foundational to helping a person bring clarity, self-compassion, direction, and motivation to changing what they want and need to change.

 

Your approach to counselling:

The foundations of my approach are relational, genuine compassion, and creating a safe environment in which to explore and then to seek comfort from experimenting with new approaches to old and current problems. I especially find the psychodynamic framework and attachment approaches to be guiding techniques.

 

Availability:

Mondays 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturdays 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Krister Temme
Shelby Loomis

Student Counsellor

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Shelby is currently completing the last year of her Master of Counselling degree at City University of Seattle. Her previous education includes a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Applied Psychology and a minor in Education from Concordia University of Edmonton.

 

Shelby believes that we are all responsible for creating our own meaning in life. Our past plays an important role in shaping who we are as individuals, but it does not determine who we become.

 

Specialties in Counselling:

    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Suicide & Self-Harm
    • Stress Management
    • Self-Esteem
    • Relationships
    • Anger Management

Inspirational Quotes:

“Meanings are not determined by situations, but we determine ourselves by the meanings we give to situations.” – Alfred Adler

 

How do you believe counselling can help?:

Each person has a unique perspective that shapes the way they view the world and make sense of things. These perspectives dictate how and why a person behaves the way that they do, but sometimes we get stuck in negative patterns that are hard to get out of. Awareness of our unique patterns and ourselves is the first step to creating a meaningful life. Counselling provides a safe environment in which we can explore and work towards a healthier version of ourselves.

 

Your approach to counselling:

As a counsellor my role is to teach, guide, and encourage people in creating a better understanding and changing the parts of their life story that is holding them back. My goal is to create a cooperative, optimistic, respectful, and growth-focused therapeutic environment in which people can feel safe. Although much of my practice is influenced by Adlerian psychotherapy, I draw on other counselling models to fit the unique needs of each individual.

 

Availability:

Mondays 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuesdays 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursdays 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Krister Temme
Natalie Willis

Student Counsellor

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Natalie has completed a Master of Counselling Psychology degree through Athabasca University and is a registered provisional psychologist. She has worked in the addictions and mental health field for four years in many roles and has experience with individual and group counselling, hypnotherapy, crisis counselling, conflict resolution, and trauma.

 

Specialties in Counselling:

    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Addictions
    • Trauma
    • Self-Esteem
    • Performance
    • Life transitions
    • Grief

Inspirational Quotes:

“You are braver than you believe, smarter than you seem, and stronger than you think.” – A.A. Milne

 

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene

How do you believe counselling can help?:

Counselling helps by providing a safe environment for people to work through issues that are impacting their quality of life and well-being. An individual may not understand why they are experiencing what they are, and counselling can help bring new insight and awareness. A foundational goal of mine is to develop a trusting and collaborative relationship with individuals that facilitates the counselling process.

 

Your approach to counselling:

I work from a person-centered approach where I strive to provide a safe, nonjudgmental, and trusting environment that allows individuals to explore areas they believe they need to work on. This exploration can be focused on specific issues or on a general sense of discomfort and pain. My goal and philosophy is to better understand what an individual is thinking, feeling, and experiencing from their perspective, and walk with them on their journey of self-exploration and healing.

 

Availability:

Saturdays: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Marcia Buhler, M.A.

Registered Provisional Psychologist, Certified Canadian Counsellor

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Marcia Buhler

 

Marcia is a Registered Provisional Psychologist and also a Certified Canadian Counsellor with an MA in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling from Fresno Pacific University/Seminary.

 

Marcia has counselled children, adolescents, families, and individual adults but currently focuses her work on providing counselling services to children 4 – 10 years of age and their families.

 

Marcia chose the profession of counselling because she believes in the human spirit and our capacity to grow and make change.

 

Specialties in Counselling:

    • Child counselling
    • Parental skills
    • Attachment issues
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Behavioral issues
    • Relationship dynamics
    • Spirituality

 

Inspirational Quote:

“Who looks outside, dreams.  Who looks inside, awakes.”  – Carl Jung

 

How do you believe counselling can help?

Counselling is a personal and relational discovery, eliciting truth, wisdom, and acceptance so that healing can occur.

 

Your approach to counselling:

I work primarily from a psychodynamic orientation that is also influenced by family systems theory, attachment theory, and a client-centered philosophy.  I also have training in cognitive behavioral therapy and incorporate these techniques when the needs of my client determine this.

 

Availability:

Tuesdays  5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Sean Rogers, M.A.

Registered Psychologist

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Sean Rogers

 

Sean graduated from the University of Alberta with his Bachelor of Arts in 1991. He went on to the University of Minnesota earning his Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology in 1994.

 

Sean completed an internship in adoption, attachment disorder and play therapy in 1996. He has been counselling for 21 years and his strongest interests are military families and the stresses they face, the impact of childhood trauma, adoption and how people adjust to later adoption, family dynamics, and adjustment to family transitions.

 

Sean works with children, families and couples. He works with children beginning in infancy, but any work with children younger than 5 takes the form of parental consultation and focuses on building therapeutic parenting skills. Sean does counselling and assessments with children and families. He chose to become a counsellor because he was always drawn to service based careers that involved helping others: policing, military, counselling, and teaching. He believes that counselling impacts lives in a very personal and satisfying way. It is humbling and awe-inspiring to be part of a person’s efforts to improve themselves, and overcome the pain in their lives.

 

Specialties in Counselling:

    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Abuse victims
    • Attachment and bonding
    • Adoption
    • Foster care
    • Family relationships
    •  Stress
    • Bullying
    • Couples issues
    • Step families
    • Divorce
    • Academic issues
    • Anger management
    • Behavioral problems

 

Inspirational Quotes:

“Be the person you want your child to become” – Noah ben Seah

 

“Experience consists of mistakes from which you learn. Failure consists of mistakes from which you don’t.” – Gary Emery

 

How do you believe counselling can help?

“Through the application of compassion, insight, and specific techniques within the context of a trusting therapeutic relationship, counselling offers people the opportunity to alter their frame of reference and re-write their working models (the assumptions we have about ourselves, others and the world around us). These assumptions colour our experience, decisions, and emotional responses. They are learned through our past personal experiences, and create our expectations about the present and the future. A person’s anxieties or unhappiness today result from their past experiences, and the working models the person has created based on those experiences.”

 

Your approach to counselling:

“Eclectic. At its base, my approach arises from Humanistic-Existential psychology. I make heavy use of Cognitive Behavioral techniques. My work with children is fairly systemic, taking into account the context in which the child lives, and involving the parents in an ongoing consultation process, even when the work is focused on the child.”

 

Availability:

Thursdays  12:00 pm – 2:00 pm