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Registered Psychologist

Landor Liddell, Ph.D.(Ed)

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, 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 counselling
  • Custom pre-marital counselling
  • 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 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesdays 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesdays 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Fridays 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Registered Psychologist

Jennifer Chow, M.C.P.

Jennifer completed her Masters in Counselling Psychology (MCP) at Adler University and is a Registered Psychologist. She genuinely loves people and desires for them to grow and develop and live a life of fullness. It excites Jennifer to be able to sit in the space with another person and witness them as they are and who they are becoming. She is honoured that so many people would share their lives with her and allow her to journey with them through difficult times. She desires to help others find peace with the past, joy in the present and hope for the future.

Specialties in Counselling:

    • Children
    • Adolescents
    • Adults
    • Individuals
    • Groups
    • Trauma
    • Existential Therapy
    • Compassion-focused
    • Self-confidence
    • Relationship Issues
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Addictions
    • Somatic Experiencing
    • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
    • Prolonged Exposure for PTSD

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 new things about themselves. I also believe that counselling can provide a voice to the voiceless, hope to the hopeless and power to the powerless. It is a place where people can grow, develop and experience their own uniqueness, which can be exciting and scary all at the same time. When our hearts are revealed to us, we are graced with seeing the beauty inside. On the flipside, we also are vulnerable to seeing the not so beautiful areas in our lives. To learn to love and respect all parts of who we are and what they have given to us provides a person with the affinity to move through and experience healing.”

Your approach to counselling:

“Multiple facets impact people and how they interact with the world. I desire to provide a safe place for people to be heard, respected and honoured through love and compassion. Through time, sensitivity and understanding, we come to process as to how to best bring peace, healing and hope, personally for you. This can be a scary, unpredictable journey, but I will always do my best for those who come, so I invite you to come as you are, and just be. I love to meet you where you are, and I love to walk into places that may be scary to go alone.”

Availability:

Tuesdays 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesdays 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursdays 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Fridays 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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

Rita Martino, M.Sc.

Rita graduated from the University of Stout Wisconsin, USA in 2004 and has been counselling for 25 years. She is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist, a Certified Pastoral Counsellor, and a certified member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Rita also supervises practicum students and is 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
    • Trained in Somatic Experience
    • Grief
    • Stress
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Life transitions
    • Transgenerational/ancestral
    • Family of origin
    • EMDR

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 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesdays 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursdays 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Registered Psychologist

Marliss Meyer, Ph.D.

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 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesdays 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursdays 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturdays 9:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Registered Psychologist

Nadia Keyes, M.Ed.

As a Registered Psychologist, Nadia works with individuals of diverse ethnic, cultural, and individual backgrounds. Since no two people are the same, working with Nadia is a collaborative process, where therapy is tailored to be just right for you!

Nadia is passionate about working with those who struggle with anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, and unhealthy or abusive relationships. She also supports individuals going through stressful life transitions in their families, relationships, spirituality, or at work. Working from a cognitive behavioral approach, therapy with Nadia will focus on setting goals, making visible life changes, and experiencing the difference in how you think and feel about yourself.

Nadia received both her Masters degree in Counselling Psychology and a Bachelors in Science, with Honors in Psychology, from the University of Alberta.

Specialties in Counselling:

    • Individual psychotherapy
    • Anxiety
    • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
    • Depression
    • Family Violence
    • Unhealthy Relationships
    • Trauma
    • Life Transitions

Inspirational Quotes:

“Every flower must grow through dirt.” – Laurie Jean Sennott

How do you believe counselling can help?:

I believe that counselling provides a safe relationships and environment that allows individuals to test the limits of their beliefs and practice new behaviors they want to bring out into the rest of the world.

Your approach to counselling:

I generally work from a cognitive behavioral approach that shows clients how to tackle their thoughts, emotions, or behaviors. However, I also use a client-centered approach, and I try to match the client where they’re at in the process of change. This means finding the right techniques for each client and working with them to make sure we’re tailoring therapy to be just right!

Availability:

Mondays 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesdays 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursdays 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Registered Psychologist

Emily Snihurowych, Ph.D.

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 1:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Wednesdays 1:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Thursdays 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Registered Psychologist

Sean Rogers, Ph.D.

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

Registered Psychologist

Janet Kaldas, Ph.D.

Janet completed her Ph.D. in Psychology (Clinical) at the University of British Columbia and is a Registered Psychologist.

She works with adults, teenagers, and couples and has experience with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, addictions, abuse/neglect, suicidality/self-harm, personality and relational issues. Her masters and doctoral research focused on perfectionism – if you feel a pressure to be or seem perfect and this adds another layer to your struggles, let’s navigate this together.

Additionally, Janet is a Christian and would welcome the opportunity to incorporate discussions of faith into sessions for clients that also desire to include this element into counselling.

Specialties in Counselling:

    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Eating disorders
    • Addictions
    • Perfectionism
    • Abuse and neglect
    • Suicidality and self-harming behaviours
    • Personality difficulties
    • Relational difficulties

Inspirational Quotes:

“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” – Carl G. Jung

How do you believe counselling can help?:

Sometimes in the midst of struggles, we can lose hold of ourselves. I welcome the opportunity to walk with you in your struggles as you become increasingly grounded and confident in your authentic self.

Your approach to counselling:

I take an integrative approach to psychotherapy. My first priority is in building a safe and trusting relationship with you, and getting to know you; from there, I incorporate strategies from different theories to best adapt therapy to you.

Availability:

Mondays 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesdays 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registered Provisional Psychologist

Shelby Loomis, M.C.

Shelby completed her Master of Counselling degree at City University of Seattle in Edmonton and is a registered provisional psychologist through the College of Alberta Psychologists. 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 works with adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families from all walks of life. She 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. Shelby will work with you to overcome the things that may be holding you back in life and to strengthen your genuine self.

Specialties in Counselling:

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

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 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Wednesdays 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Thursdays 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Registered Psychologist

Steve Mironuck, MACP

Steve received his undergrad in Psychology from the University of the Fraser Valley and his MA in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. He has much experience in working with adolescents in various capacities as well as adults. He is most interested in working with people with various types of anxiety, phobias, and depression since his theoretical orientation is both CBT and REBT.

The most rewarding part of being a psychologist is seeing people grow and change and being able to be a part of that. In his free time, he loves watching and playing sports, specifically hockey and football.

Specialties in Counselling:

    • OCD
    • Depression
    • Social Anxiety
    • Mindfulness
    • CBT
    • Emotional Dysregulation
    • Relationships

Inspirational Quotes:

“Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them.” – Epictetus

How do you believe counselling can help?

“I believe therapy can help by developing trust with people while they begin to share very personal aspects of their lives. As clients start to open up and feel comfortable, they often discuss issues that they have never disclosed before, and it is often during these times that the process of change starts to occur.”

Your approach to counselling:

“My approach to therapy involves seeing the client as the expert, as they know themselves better than anyone. Regardless of which modality I use, I always take a client centered approach by showing empathy, congruence, and unconditional positive regard which is arguably most important.”

Availability:

Thursdays 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Registered Clinical Social Worker

Marcus Busch, M.S.W.

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:

Fridays  10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Registered Therapeutic Counsellor

Sheila Ennin

Sheila completed the Masters of Counselling program at City University of Seattle, Edmonton. She graduated from the University of Alberta in 2017 with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and minor in Biological Sciences.

Striving to provide therapy to persons in need, Sheila has a deep interest in understanding people in their entirety. She believes it is important to see the person as a whole, and to understand the factors, events, and people, that have shaped who they are, and the path that has led them to therapy. Therefore, being aware of unique factors such as the oppression, pain, and barriers her clients face, is very important to her.

Developing Competency In:

    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Trauma
    • Self-Esteem
    • Anger Management
    • Grief and Loss
    • Addictions
    • Relationship Issues
    • Stress
    • Life Transitions
    • LGBTQ+ Related Issues

Inspirational Quotes:

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

How do you believe counselling can help?:

I believe each person is the master of their own life. Therefore, my main role as a therapist is to help support people and help them achieve insight about themselves, their relationships, and their behaviors. Counselling, just like many other environments, allows a space where people can build new and positive experiences. If the therapeutic environment is safe, supportive, and non-judgmental, a strong therapeutic relationship can be built in which healing and growth can occur.

Your approach to counselling:

Currently, my approach to therapy can be summarized as eclectic because I truly believe in meeting people where they are at. However, the roots of my work lie heavily in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, and Narrative therapy. Furthermore, I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) techniques for working with trauma.

Availability:

Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Thursdays 5:30 pm. – 8:30 p.m.
Fridays 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Advanced Graduate Level Intern

Ann-Renee Shirjang

Ann-Renee is currently a Master of Counselling Psychology student at Yorkville University. She has a Bachelor of Religion and Child & Youth Care from Taylor University Seminary. Ann-Renee has extensive history working with children and teens with acute psychiatric challenges as in-patients within a hospital setting. She currently works with the Children’s Mental Health Education Team, running various single sessions and parenting groups for both caregivers and educators.

Ann-Renee is passionate about helping children, teens, and adults as they walk through their journey of life. She values the importance of a positive relationship between counsellor and client in recognizing and enhancing the strengths that already exist within the client.

Developing Competency In:

    • Psychiatric challenges within children/teens
    • Parenting challenges
    • Solution-Focused Therapy
    • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
    • Exposure Therapy
    • Anger Management

Inspirational Quotes:

“To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.” – Bono (Pop group U2 front man)

How do you believe counselling can help?:

We are all trying to go through life as best we can, using the gifts that God has given us to the best of our abilities. Counselling allows us to recognize those gifts more clearly and use them in a positive and helpful way as we travel through the peaks and valleys of our own unique journey.

Your approach to counselling:

My main goal as a counsellor is to listen and work collaboratively with clients in achieving their goals. I aim to offer a safe and judgement-free space in which the client can learn and grow. I try to use theoretical approaches that will best suit the client, however my background is in Solution-Focused Therapy.

Availability:

Mondays 11:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Fridays 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Advanced Graduate Level Intern

Theresa Robinson

Theresa is a Masters of Psychotherapy student at St. Stephen’s College, Edmonton. She graduated from Newman Theological College, Edmonton with a Masters of Divinity in 2009. In 2005 she graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care. Theresa has over 10 years of ministry experience which includes 5 years of chaplaincy at the University of Alberta.

Theresa’s desire to be a counselling therapist comes from a belief in the individual’s capacity for healing, growth and change. Theresa desires to build safe environments for clients to experience this healing and growth.

Developing Competency In:

    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Trauma
    • Self-esteem
    • Anger management
    • Grief and loss
    • Addictions
    • Relationship issues
    • Stress
    • Life transitions
    • Shame
    • Suicidal ideation

Inspirational Quotes:

“Peace is first of all the art of being.” – Henri J. M. Nouwen

How do you believe counselling can help?:

When individuals are ready for change the therapeutic relationship and counselling process can provide the greenhouse needed for people to experience the growth and healing they are looking for. The therapist is there to support the client as the growth and healing comes from within.

Your approach to counselling:

Theresa tends to come from a spiritually integrated, person-centred, psychodynamic approach to counselling. She tends to operated from an eclectic, wholistic view towards therapy.

Availability:

Mondays 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tuesdays 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Wednesdays 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Thursdays 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Fridays 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Advanced Graduate Level Intern

Andrew McBeth

Andrew McBeth is currently a Master of Counselling Psychology student at Yorkville University. He graduated from Vanguard College in 2015 with a Bachelor of Religious Studies. Additionally, Andrew has worked in radio broadcasting and as a pastor with the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada.

For Andrew, working as a therapist is viewed as an act of human service, from which professional excellence and quality care entwine to promote a sense of safety and wellbeing for people seeking counselling. Andrew finds nothing more fulfilling than the experience of journeying alongside individuals during times of difficulty, helping them navigate the countless complexities of life en route to therapeutic change.

Andrew is also interested in spirituality and the exploration of what people consider to be spiritually sacred. He believes the counselling process, when integrated with spirituality, can facilitate health and wellbeing as people discover more of themselves through an inquisitive investigation of what is held most sacred.

Developing Competency In:
· Anxiety
· Depression
· Trauma
· Stress Management
· Addictions
· Relationship Issues
· Life Transition
· LGBTQ+ Related Issues
· Anger Management
· Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
· Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
· Grief and Loss
· Suicide and Self Harm

Inspirational Quote
“Reality is more what we make of it than what it might really be.” –Steve De Shazer

How do you believe counselling can help
Counselling provides a bridge between problematic situations and change. As the cornerstone of counselling, the therapeutic relationship provides people with the opportunity to address and work through deep-seated psychological concerns free from such obstacles as bias and judgement. No matter the issue—emotional turmoil, life change, crisis, doubts, difficulties, frustrations, spirituality, or suicidality—counselling lays the groundwork for resiliency and provides a path forward towards personal healing and transformation.

Your Approach to Counselling
As a counsellor, my role is to facilitate depth of discovery by helping you develop a deeper understanding of yourself and your potential to enact change in your life. Through an integrative approach to counselling that draws from numerous therapeutic methods, the goal is to tailor the approach to your unique circumstance and needs. Aside from the therapeutic method, the counsellor-client relationship is paramount in that you and I, through a collaborative relationship, co-create a therapeutic experience conducive to the outcomes that you’re seeking to achieve.

Availability
Mondays: 2:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Executive Director

Sheila Stauffer (B.A., R.S.W.)

Sheila Stauffer has been the Executive Director of Cornerstone Counselling Centre for nearly nine years. Prior to coming to Cornerstone, Sheila spent 12 years working with foster families and foster children. From this experience, she became committed to the belief that the proactive strengthening of individuals and families is the key to building safe, strong communities. Sheila loves working at Cornerstone because the sliding scale gives people from all walks of life the opportunity to gain emotional health and reach their full potential.

Office Manager

Sheila Wray

Sheila Wray has been with Cornerstone for eight years now. She oversees the reception staff and operation of our front office. Sheila enjoys working at Cornerstone because the staff is wonderful and she feels it is great to be part of something that reaches out to the community with the love of Christ.

Community Engagement Officer

Ron Knol (B.A. (Bu.Ad), LL.B)

After having spent 15 years in the practice of law, I have enjoyed the past 17 years serving many different charities in Western Canada in the area of Planned Giving. Having been an Edmontonian all of my life, I’m pleased to be able to use the gifts and experiences that God has given me in the service of Cornerstone’s Community Engagement.

Communications and Development Specialist

Amanda Morris

Amanda lives by the motto “Life is about people, not stuff.” She loves working at Cornerstone because she is able to meet new people and make meaningful connections every day. She considers it a privilege to be part of an organization that believes that all who need help, irrespective of faith, race, gender, lifestyle, or financial ability should have access to affordable mental health care services.

Full-Time Receptionist & Intake Worker

Becca Alano

Becca joined Cornerstone three years ago as a volunteer, where she learned what an integral role counselling can play in someone’s mental wellness. Now, as a receptionist, she is happy to be part of an organization that offers subsidized counselling services to anyone in need.

Receptionist & Intake Worker

Deidre Martens

Deidre is a student in her fourth year of a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at the University of Alberta. She loves connecting with people and strives to build meaningful relationships, and always hopes to make every interaction a positive one! She is excited to work for an organization that exemplifies compassion and care and offers accessible mental health services for all who need them.
Receptionist & Intake Worker

Hannah Garratt

Bio coming soon!

Bookkeeper

Lucia Dhliwayo, BSc, MBA

Lucia joined Cornerstone Counselling after working in community and organizational development non-profit organizations in Africa and Europe. Cornerstone Counselling’s work to support individual wholeness, while accommodating people of varying financial means is very important to Lucia. It contributes to social justice, a value that Lucia holds dear.

Marketing Assistant

Michelle Dela Cruz

Bio coming soon!