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Marney Howard, M.Sc. Registered Provisional Psychologist

Marney Howard is a Registered Provisional Psychologist who works with a number of different populations and modalities. With over 17 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 Provisional Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists

Credential Type: License 
License Number: 2109P 
License Province: Alberta 
License Expiration Date: 03/31/2020

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.

 

 

 

Karen Aujla, M.C., Registered Provisional Psychologist

Karen Aujla is a Canadian Certified Counselor, who comes with a wealth of experience with trauma based, solution focused, short term, and goal orientated interventions with children, adolescents and adults. Karen has a vast range of experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma, domestic violence, custody and access issues, cultural, and intergenerational issues. Karen also offers skills in mindfulness, parenting, social skills training, and career counselling.

Karen has worked with individuals and families from a diverse range of cultures. She is attuned to people’s different experiences, understanding of their presenting issues, and circumstances. Her therapy can be provided in English, Punjabi and Hindi.  

Karen believes that everyone has challenges in their life, and views seeking help has not a weakness, but as strength. The ability to reach out shows resiliency to the temporary problem one is enduring. Karen works collaboratively with the client to establish goals and work towards them successfully.

Education: Masters in Counselling Psychology
License and Certifications: Registered as a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). Karen is also registered with the College of Alberta Psychologists as a Provisional Psychologist.

Credential Type: License 
License Number: 4375
License Province: Alberta 
License Expiration Date: February 2, 2020

email: [email protected]

 

Masimba Uzande BSW, MSW, RSW.

We would also like to welcome Masimba (also known as Simba) to our team. Simba 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 believes that obstacles and challenges are a part of life that can sometimes impact an individual’s wellbeing and mental health.  An individual can learn to grow and conquer these hurdles by understanding themself and the way they interact in the world. I believe that people have the capacity to heal from trauma or adverse life experiences by learning new ways of coping in the world. My goal with clients in therapy is to facilitate self-discovery in order to gain a sense of ownership and control of their life. I do this from a client centered, empathetic and caring approach that is non-judgmental. I use various modalities such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness, and Therapeutic Play. I use a trauma informed approach and strongly believe in the power of building safe and trusting relationships with all of my clients. I have a diverse area of practice that includes working with individuals who are dealing with traumatic experiences, issues of gender and sexuality, mood disorders, anxiety, life stress, struggles with relationships, behavioral issues, anger management, grief and addictions. I work with children and teens of all ages, using therapeutic play or talk therapy, depending on the stage of development and need. I also work with adults, couples, and families. I specialize working with populations including newcomers to Canada, First Nations, Metis, and Inuit, youth in high-risk situations, and members of the LGBTQI community. Therapy is a journey that is different for everyone. However, my common goal with all clients is that they feel empowered to reclaim a renewed positive sense of self through broadening their self-understanding in the world.

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, 2019

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 with the College of Alberta Psychologists.

Credential Type: License 
License Number:  2717P
License Province: Alberta 
License Expiration Date: March 31, 2020

[email protected]

 

Shannon Bannerman, M.A. Registered Psychologist

I have worked as a therapist for over 20 years and have extensive experience working with families (children, teens, blended families and adoptive families). I also have extensive experience working with trauma.

• Sexual violence and abuse • Historical sexual abuse • Family therapy • Cultural ties and relationships • Anxiety and depression

I am a warm, compassionate therapist and believe in working at the pace of the client. I have worked with a number of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and am sensitive to the needs of each individual client.

Education: Masters of Art
License and Certifications: Registered with the College of Alberta Psychologists.

Credential Type: License 
License Number:  3095
License Province: Alberta 
License Expiration Date: March 31, 2020

email: [email protected]

 

Brent Spadbrow, 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 with the College of Alberta Psychologists.

Credential Type: License 
License Number:  2753p
License Province: Alberta 
License Expiration Date: July 1, 2019

email: [email protected]

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