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auxiliary therapists

Our auxiliary therapists are an integral part of our team. While they may not be in the office full time, they bring essential perspectives, skills, and specialties

Brittany Reinich

Brittany is a Registered Provisional Psychologist who works in private practice as well as with Family Supports for Children with Disabilities (FSCD). She enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Brittany believes that when people feel safe, connected, and grounded to the here and now, space then emerges to make choices that serve and support wellbeing. When working with clients, Brittany utilizes a bottoms-up and mindfulness-based framework. This supports individuals in making sense of their body and nervous system's attempts to protect them from harm, empowering clients to access insight and compassion around their coping. Brittany believes that healing space opens up from this deepened understanding that then supports clients in safely connecting to their internal and external resources. Brittany considers the therapeutic alliance to be an important part of this work in order to support clients in feeling safe, empowered, and anchored as they move through healing and towards well-being. Brittany's dog, Finn (see bio), also enjoys supporting clients through his caring and calming presence, if clients find this helpful.

 

Brittany has experience working with clients who have experienced trauma, grief, anxiety, sports related stress, mood and regulation challenges, neurodiversity (e.g. Executive Functioning Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders), attachment related challenges, and relationship issues. 

 

Brittany works with the following frameworks as part of her therapeutic process:

- Mindfulness and Body Centered Approaches

- Narrative Therapy

- Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy

- Trauma-Informed 

- EMDR

Finn is a very special pomeranian who has been supporting clients in their healing process since he was just 10 weeks old. Finn is a caring, calm, and wise little fella who enjoys greeting clients with his enthusiastic prance, sitting quietly with clients in their healing work, and providing a smile whenever it is needed. Finn has experienced and worked through his own trauma when he was just a young lad and holds a deep understanding and appreciation for the work his clients do. Finn is adored by many and loves to give back all the love he receives through his work. His kind and gentle spirit is calming and supportive and his many outfits bring out laughter and joy from those he meets! In his spare time, Finn enjoys cuddles, running through long wet grass, treats, daily meditation, and long car rides with his human, Brittany.

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Phone: 587-735-3276

Evangeline Barrow

My personal and professional work is driven by my genuine desire to learn from and care for others. I believe that people are strong, creative, and resourceful; and I'm committed to providing ethical, informed, and supportive services to help them access their strengths and live meaningful lives.

I rely on compassion; my own and other professionals' knowledge and experience; and continuous learning to guide me in helping people. I honor people's diverse needs by integrating a variety of approaches to best support them. I strive to create a safe and inclusive space where you can express yourself and where we can develop and work toward clear goals together.

 

Phone: 780-910-1625

JIM eliuk

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Jim Eliuk has been a Registered Psychologist since 1987, after completing his Masters’ degree in Counselling Psychology in 1986.  Over the past 34 years, he has worked in Mental Health settings, in rehabilitation settings as well as in private practice.  He has also supervised graduate students at the U. of A. on their path toward becoming Registered Psychologists.

He has training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Therapy (Level I & II), hypnosis and Hakomi, a body-based therapy.  He has expertise in PTSD, management of chronic pain and stress, depression, anxiety and relationship concerns.  He is available for in-person as well as online counselling sessions.

 
 

Kelty Hawley

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My name is Kelty Hawley and I am a Registered Psychologist practicing in Edmonton with a M.Ed. in Counselling Psychology from the University of Alberta.

I offer counselling and psychotherapy to individuals ages 16 and older. I specialize in working with depression, trauma, and working with Indigenous clients.

I have over ten years of experience providing therapeutic services to adults, teens and groups. I work with clients from all backgrounds, cultures, spiritual beliefs, and sexual orientations.

Tatiana peet

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Tatiana Peet is a Clinical Counsellor and Registered Art Therapist in private practice since 2010. She works with adults, children, adolescents, couples, and families. Tatiana uses a gentle, mindfulness-based approach to support clients to access their inner resources. Her modalities include focusing-oriented therapy, art therapy, and Jungian-based therapy. She is currently training in Somatic Experiencing trauma work. Tatiana has been teaching Art Therapy at the graduate and undergraduate levels since 2011. She regularly facilitates Art Therapy workshops and trainings for professionals. She can be found on www.tatianapeet.ca.

 
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Phone: 780-934-7777

thomas changarathil

My name is Thomas Changarathil and I am a registered psychologist who has been in practice since 2003. I work with children, adolescents, parents, and adults throughout my career in various environments (schools, residential, secure treatment facilities, walk-in counselling service).

I offer virtual sessions through a variety of platforms such as Zoom, Skype, Google Meet, etc.

 

Tessa Dimnik

My name is Tessa Dimnik and I am a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists. One of my main focuses in therapy is to create an environment of authenticity and empathy - this means that you are going to see me for who I am and I hope this encourages you to be more comfortable being you! I enjoy working with a range of populations including adults, couples, and families and I work with diverse cultures, ethnicities, spiritual beliefs, and sexual orientations.

My approach to therapy sits within 'person-centred' and I use tools, tips, and techniques from other approaches such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, and Emotion-Focused Therapy.

In my spare time, I enjoy skiing, hiking, playing volleyball, reading, traveling, and spending time with my family, friends, and 3-legged dog. I am also a huge advocate for realistic and on-going self-care. I am always looking for further opportunities to learn and expand my therapeutic experiences and knowledge.

 

Yona mcginnis

Yona McGinnis is an art therapist, artist, yoga teacher, mother and grandmother in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. She is a Registered Art Therapist and has practiced in the Edmonton area, using a trauma informed approach, for over a decade.

Yona received her art therapy training through the Master of Psychotherapy and Spirituality- Art Therapy Specialization at St. Stephen’s College in Edmonton. She has amassed experience working with grief and trauma, most recently providing art therapy at Little Warriors Be Brave Ranch, working with children, youth and their families who have been affected by childhood sexual abuse. Yona continues to provide trauma informed art therapy supervision for the Be Brave Ranch, and also to practice privately and teach practical applications of trauma informed art therapy principals.