The  Therapists

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Denise Stacey, MA

Registered Provisional Psychologist

I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist located in Fort Saskatchewan. I have been working with children, adolescents and families for over 20 years in a variety of settings such as group homes, schools, headstart, respite and therapeutic day programs. While my primary focus is on children and adolescents who struggle with social, emotional, and or behavioural struggles at home, school or community, I also have a heart for working with young adults and families.

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Masimba Uzande, MSW

Registered Social worker

Simba is a mental health clinician with experience supporting children, youth and adults from diverse backgrounds including First Nation communities.

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Viola Ncube, MSW

Registered Social Worker

My treatment approach is highly relational and I work to facilitate self-awareness and change with individuals and families through empathy, trust, and compassion. I feel honoured to do this work and to bear witness to your experience. I can help you to live a more deliberate and purposeful life, so please connect with me if my approach resonates with you. I have special training in Sexual Abuse Therapy and training in other modalities.

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Audrey Kodye, M.Ed

Registered Psychologist

Audrey obtained her Master's degree in Psychology in 2013 and is certified in T.E.A.M-CBT, a cutting-edge approach to the treatment of anxiety and related disorders and issues. Audrey chose T.E.A.M-CBT because she strongly believes in this approach, which transformed her life in a profound and powerful way, after she had been struggling with anxiety for years. She therefore made a commitment to train extensively in TEAM-CBT so she could help others benefit from it.

Audrey draws from a wide range of methods and techniques, so that you may collaboratively find one or several that are powerful in bringing you relief.

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Simone Linn, MC

Registered Provisional Psychologist

I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist and a trained trauma-informed and EMDR therapist specializing in working with youths, adolescents, adults and couples. I am a compassionate and authentic individual that offers unconditional positive regards and genuine empathy. As a therapist, I am very person-centered and uses integrate techniques and strategies from the Advanced Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, Gottman Couples Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy Model, Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Mindfulness to best support clients' personal needs.

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Mercy Shambare, MA

Registered Psychologist

Mercy is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists. Mercy is experienced in working with patients ages 6 and above; she connects well with children,youths, adults, couples and families.

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Ntando Ntini, MSW

Registered Social Worker

My speciality entails supporting clients of diverse backgrounds. I draw from diverse therapeutic toolboxes such as Cultural Betrayal Trauma Theory, Solution Focused, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Family Systems , Person Centred, Multicultural, Solution Focused Brief , Rational Emotive Behaviour therapy.
Incorporating cultural traditions, seeing the individual as the expert in their own life, whatever complementary therapeutic approach I integrate in therapy, I respect that individuals present with complex issues that offers some understanding of their struggles or illnesses. The aim is to identify coping strategies as we unmask shame and promote healing.

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Dr Sheryl Symister-Allen, MA, PsyD

Registered Psychologist

If you want to start the journey on the road to fulfillment, I can help. It’s a lot of work to handle all that life throws at you everyday, let alone successfully manage your mental health. If you are experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, relationship challenges or any other mental health issues you may believe that no one can relate to what you're going through or your situation will never change.You are not alone and your situation can get better. I will help you find unique strategies on how to take control of your mental health concerns without ever leaving your home or your safe space.

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Zetilda Ellis, MSW

Registered Social Worker

My name is Zetilda, and I grew up on the beautiful island of Jamaica. I graduated from: The University of the West Indies, Mona (UWI) with a BSc in Psychology; The University of Technology, Jamaica (Utech), with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PDE); and, the University of Calgary (U of C) with a Master of Social Work degree (MSW) - Clinical Social Work Practice. I have over 10 years experience working in various positions, which focus on helping people improve their mental health. Trained in validated and alternative therapies such as EMDR, CBT, Structural Family Therapy and Energy Medicine. Experienced working internationally and locally, in schools, hospital and community mental health settings.

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Sholly Scarlett, MSc

Registered Psychologist

Sholly has been a registered psychologist for over 10 years and specializes in marriage and family therapy. Her therapeutic approach utilizes EMDR,Somatic experiencing, Hakomi and Emotion Focus Therapy.

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Eveline Ngwa, MSW

Registered Social Worker

With certifications in Grief, CBT, Solution Focused Therapy, AEDP, and training in Narrative Therapy, Structural Family work, my approach to counselling is affective and experiential helping people heal, one layer at a time.

As former child intervention worker, I have experience working with people involved with child and family services, bicultural parenting and persons who struggle with serious and persistent mental illness and addictions.

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Ifeatu (Iffy) Nwankwo, MA

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Hartwell Counselling is guided by a Registered Clinical Counsellor that has provided high quality counselling to individuals, couples, and families for over 10 years

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Seeon Smith, MA

Certified Canadian Counsellor

My name is Seeon and I have been working with individuals, couples, and families for almost two decades. I am passionate about supporting individuals in need of relief from emotional pain. I believe in the importance of open and vulnerable communication and I work very hard to help families become closer through safe conversations. It is my belief that providing support to family members individually and collectively can foster a safe, emotionally healthy, and engaging environment for all. I utilize an eclectic approach to therapy, but I will work with you to discover what will work best for your specific situation. Clients have the option of a spiritual and/or a non-spiritual therapeutic experience. Regardless of the approach of your choosing, I will respect and meet you wherever you are.

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Neisau Ramcharan,MSW

Registered Social Worker

Neisau is a registered social worker with 10 years of clinical experience working with individuals (teens, adults, older adults), couples and families on issues related to anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, identity/race / cultural differences, disability and accessibility, self-advocacy, (pre-) marital issues, parenting, grief/loss, life transitions and chronic diseases.

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Dr Sandra Dixon, PhD

Registered Psychologist

Dr. Sandra Dixon is a Registered Psychologist in Alberta and an Assistant Professor at the University of Lethbridge. Her program of research addresses culturally sensitive counselling practices among immigrants, cultural identity reconstruction, and ethno-cultural diversity issues including but not limited to the intersectionality of spirituality, class, race, and gender across cultural contexts. On a communal level, she currently serves on the Boards of the Psychologists Association of Alberta and Alberta Network of Immigrant Women (ANIW).

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Alcia Reynolds- Mains, MA

Certified Canadian Counsellor

I work mainly with challenges faced by women and children related to immigration and reintegration in another country, addiction, mental health, marginalization and relationships.

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Claude Shema,MD,Msc.,PsyD-c

Psychotherapist, RPC

Claude Shema is a clinician with a background in general tropical medicine, psychology and psychiatry studies ( UK,USA) with many years of clinical practice in mental health. His clinical interventions include counselling, psychotherapy, psychiatry and other related clinical interventions for more than 20 years.

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Shayla S Dube, MSW

Registered Social Worker

As a renowned social work clinician with almost 10 years clinical experience working with different age groups with multifaceted mental health struggles, she avoids clustering clients into one box as there is no one size fits all, Instead, Shayla has takes an eclectic approach to treatment that is wholistic and strength based as she incorporates modalities such as CBT, DBT, Solution Focussed Therapy, Sandy Play Therapy, EFT

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Crystal Caneus-Penner, MA

Certified Canadian Counsellor

If you are struggling yourself, need to find some help or support from someone in your family or you are honestly unsure of how or where to begin, I assure you, you have come to the right place. My practice offers Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Support/Therapy for parents, parenting consultations, Group Therapy, Online Therapy, Therapy for the student, Workshops, Team building and Public Speaking.

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Dayirai C Kapfunde MSW

Registered Social Worker

At Journeys of Life Counselling Services Inc., I use an integrated therapeutic model approach to help people through life transitions and overcome setbacks. I provide people the space to be assertive in life, find their voice, make and maintain meaningful changes. I also inspire people to increase awareness of their own strengths and be the authors of their lives. I allow people the space to gain clarity and identify concrete steps to resolve their issues and I find a way to connect with people who are unsure if they want support through validation and empathy. I counsel children, youth and families using an integrated therapeutic model on how to gain clarity, resolve conflicts and have the courage to activate behaviors to grow individually and together, to live a more meaningful life.

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Noreen Sibanda, MA

Registered Provisional Psychologist

Noreen has experience working with bi/multicultural children, youth, couples and families, She takes a client centered approach to therapy and incorporates other modalities like EMDR,Solution focused approach and DBT

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Zvikomborero Rukovo, MSW

Registered Social Worker

I am a co- partner of Self Focus Counselling, where we provide therapeutic support for teenagers, young adults and seniors. I have 6 years experience working with clients with a variety of issues such as; grief and loss, addictions, life stage transitions, stress management, relationship difficulties and mood disturbances.

We get it! Getting help for an emotional or mental health concern can feel a little scary,if not frustrating. Finding the right therapist to work with can be time consuming and overwhelming, thats why we have done the work for you. Below are therapists* that understand this and are here to help make the process easier.

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