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Marney Howard, M.Sc. Registered Psychologist

Marney Howard is a Registered Psychologist who works with a number of different populations and modalities. With over 20 years experience in the human services field she has been involved in operating numerous groups for individuals suffering with anxiety, panic and depression. Another area of interest is as a marriage and family therapist while attending Marriage and Family Therapy education for 3 years at Loma Linda University in Lacombe, Alberta. With extensive experience and education working with trauma with both children and adults and addictions, including EMDR.

She is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. 

She is an interactive therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

In addition, she has strong assessment and report writing skills and has began completing Curative Discharge Reports for the courts as well as assessing and writing reports for Emotional Support Animals. She works also with many families that are seeking Christian counselling. 

Education: B.A, M.Sc
License and Certifications: Registered as a Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists

Credential Type: License 
License Number: 5426
License Province: Alberta 
License Expiration Date: March 31,2021

email: [email protected]

 

Penny is a Animal Assisted Therapy dog. She is available to work in session with Marney upon request. The goal of AAT is to improve a patient's social, emotional, or cognitive functioning. Advocates state that animals can be useful for educational and motivational effectiveness for participants.

 

 

 

 

Masimba Uzande MSW, RSW, NMT Trained

Simba is a mental health clinician with experience supporting children, youth and adults from diverse backgrounds including First Nation communities. He brings with him a wealth of international experience in the field of trauma informed mental health interventions with different cultures. He has worked and trained in various parts of the world including the United Kingdom, Southern Africa, and Canada

Simba has training in Neurosequential Model in Therapeutics, which is widely recognized as an evidence-based approach to assessment and intervention for people who have endured adverse childhood experiences or trauma. Trauma informed principals that acknowledge the power of relationships in shaping human experiences underpin Simba’s approach to therapy. He believes in the remarkable capacity of the human brain to adapt and find more meaningful and positive ways to reorganize negative experiences. He does this within the context of a safe and relational mediated therapeutic environment that is attentive and attuned to the needs of the individual.

He therefore uses a client centered approach drawing from a variety of theoretical orientations and modalities that are tailored to the needs of the individual such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Attachment Theory, Feminist Theory Therapy, Mindfulness, and Therapeutic Play with children.

The Neurosequential Network acknowledges that Masimba Uzande has completed NMT Training Certification through the Phase I level.

Education: Masters in Clinical Social Work
License and Certifications: Registered with the Alberta College of Social Workers.

Credential Type: License 
License Number: 13904
License Province: Alberta 
License Expiration Date: July 1, 2020

email: [email protected]

 

Christie Satie, M.C. Registered Provisional Psychologist

My approach is fairly eclectic and I tend to use the modality that best suits the clients needs while operating from an attachment based lens. I often utilize solution focused therapy, attachment based therapies, cognitive behavioural therapy, emotion focused therapy and have training in dyadic developmental psychotherapy. I have been facilitating groups in parenting, separation, and communication in separation and am able to support families through therapy and education. I have experience helping children heal through play and art based interventions as well as coping skills and behavioural management techniques.

I have experience working with families and those involved with Child and Family Services. My passion lies with children, youth and families and supporting them in various challenges including: trauma, abuse, neglect, attachment issues and other mental health issues, as well as family related issues, divorce or separation, and grief and loss.

I believe that healing comes from within the individual and am honoured to be part of this journey with those I work with. The therapeutic relationship is my first priority while encouraging clients to direct their journey in therapy. I believe that growth can come from challenges and can gently support clients to make meaningful changes.

Education: Masters of Counselling
License and Certifications: Registered as a Provisional Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists.

Credential Type: License 
License Number:  2717P
License Province: Alberta 
License Expiration Date: March 31, 2021

[email protected]

Brent Spradbrow, M.C. Registered Provisional Psychologist

I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist. I am passionate about helping and supporting  adolescents and adults through life's many obstacles, such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, life transitions, relationship issues, self-esteem, and job/academic performance issues. I work with Clients to identify their strengths and resources so they can use them to manage problems and find solutions so that each client can discover and reach their preferred outcome. I work with clients collaboratively, which means we both bring unique skills to the counselling session and work together towards the client's preferred outcome.  

I have a direct and supportive style which allows for optimum use of the client's time. My demeanor is genuine, empathetic, empowering, non-judgmental, and at times gregarious. I have extensive experience working with post-secondary students and have a unique insight into the many challenges and issues these clients face.  

I have been told by many current and former clients that building rapport and a trusting supportive relationship are two of my strengths. I believe this helps the clients feel comfortable and ready to share their story early in the therapeutic process.   

Education: Masters of Counselling
License and Certifications: Registered as a Provisional Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists.

Credential Type: License 
License Number:  2753p
License Province: Alberta 
License Expiration Date: July 1, 2020

email: [email protected]

 

Kassandra Malik, BSW, MSW

Clinical Registered Social Worker and Professional Certified Life and Wellness Coach

Kassandra Malik has completed her Bachelor’s and Masters degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Calgary and is currently registered with the Alberta College of Social Workers.  She has also completed her Life and Wellness Coaching from Express Coaching.

Helping others has always been a passion of Kassandra’s since she was a child.  She has over 11 years of experience working in the human service field.  She has worked with various populations including addictions, adoptions, geriatrics and children’s mental health.  

Her areas of interests include adoptions, parent-child work/children’s mental health, addictions, depression, anxiety, emotion regulation and self-esteem.

Kassandra believes in holistic health and incorporates this approach when providing support to clients. practice Kassandra utilizes a strengths-based approach in conjunction with various therapy techniques including motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, attachment theory, play therapy techniques, coaching techniques and solution focused therapy.

Education: Masters in Clinical Social Work
License and Certifications: Registered with the Alberta College of Social Workers.

Credential Type: Certification 
License Number:  8730
License Province: Alberta 
License Expiration Date: April 1, 2021

email: [email protected]

 

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