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Rachel Walpert Fairbrother

Registered Psychologist
Individual Adults & Teens (11-17)

  • Anxiety, Stress, Burnout
  • Relationship Issues (Codependency, Attachment, Conflict, Communication, Transition into Parenthood)
  • Self-Harm & Suicidal Ideation
  • Addictions, Harm Reduction, Adult Children of Alcoholics
  • Trauma (Childhood, Family/Intergenerational, Residential Schools, Critical Incidents).
  • Grief & Loss
  • LGBTQ2S+ Ally
  • Life Transitions (Career changes, Becoming a Parent, Separation/Divorce, Retirement)
  • Perinatal Struggles (Incl. Adjustment Difficulties, Postpartum Anxiety & Depression)
  • Pregnancy & Birth Trauma
  • Parenting Support (Toddlers, Preschoolers, Pre-teens, Teens)
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Education:

  • Masters in Counselling Psychology (University of Ottawa, 2015);
    • Bachelor in Psychology Honours (Trent University, 2011);
    • Certified ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) Facilitator, 2015
    • Cultural Competency Training in Indigenous Mental Health, 2017
  • Assisting Individuals in Crisis- Canadian Critical Incident Stress Training Summit, 2017
  • Motivational Interviewing- 2018
  • Sexuality, Gender & Diversity Training- Evan Westfal, University of Alberta, 2019
  • EMDR Basic Training- EMDR Consulting- 2019
  • Circle of Security Parenting Course-Facilitator, 2020.
  • Incredible Years Parenting Course-Facilitator, 2021
  • CBT for Perinatal Mood Disorders- Beck Institute, 2021

Philosophy: I practice from a client-centered, trauma-informed perspective, meaning I view the client as the expert of their own experiences. I encourage clients to share their experiences, explore different perspectives, and tap into their personal intuition in therapy. I ask questions to help explore thoughts, feelings and behaviours that may be causing distress in our lives. The treatment modalities I draw from are Narrative, Strength-Based, Psycho-Educational, Cognitive-Behavioural (CBT), Existential and Attachment Based therapies.

Fun fact about Rachel: I spend my free time wrangling my 2 kiddos and 2 dogs and love travel, nature walks and good podcasts!

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Deanna Barrie

Registered Psychologist
Individual Adults

Children aged 0-10

  • Perinatal Mood Disorders (Pregnancy through Postpartum – Depression, Anxiety, Birth Trauma & OCD)
  • Perinatal Struggles (Incl. Adjustment, Relationship Changes, Family Dynamics & Perfectionism)
  • Grief & Loss (pregnancy loss, infertility, stillbirth, birth & medical trauma)
  • Parenting & Attachment
  • Anxiety, Stress, Burnout & Overwhelm
  • Depression
  • Child & Youth Mental Health & Behavior Concerns
  • Pelvic Pain & Reproductive Health Concerns
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Treatment Specialities:

I have significant experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in a variety of capacities. I have a special interest in attachment issues, reproductive mental health, spirituality,  and holistic therapy. I have considerable experience working with survivors of family violence and trauma recovery.  I appreciate the uniqueness in each person and therefore, I tailor therapy to suit each individual, presenting issue, and goal. I draw on principles of:

  • Attachment-Based
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Emotion Focused
  • Hakomi
  • Somatic Therapies
  • Mindfulness-Based Therapies
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Clinical Hypnosis

Education Credentials:

  • Master of Counselling (Athabasca University)

Philosophy:

I believe that all people have a natural affinity toward growth and healing. As a psychologist it is my role to provide a safe, non-judgemental and compassionate space to explore concerns as they arise. I honour the strengths and abilities that each person brings to therapy and use these as important and valuable resources to move toward wellness. Equality and understanding problems within the context in which they occur are also important tenants of my work. Through connection and collaboration, I work together with clients to find the right solutions for them.

Fun fact about Deanna:
I always end my week with a Friday night dance party in my kitchen.

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Simone Moniz

Registered Provisional Psychologist
Pine Cone Health Clinical Lead

Individual Adults & Couples
Preteens/Teens (Ages 9+)

  • Maternal Mental Health (Incl. Adjustment Difficulties, Grief, Relationship Changes, Self-Esteem, Postpartum Anxiety & Depression)
  • Anxiety, Stress, Worry, & Burnout
  • Depression & Mood
  • Grief & Loss
  • Relationship Struggles
  • Parent/Child Relationships & Attachment
  • Mindfulness
  • Anti-oppressive and feminist therapeutic lens
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Education Credentials:
  • Masters in Counselling Psychology (Athabasca University);
  • Bachelor in Psychology-Applied Enhanced Stream (Concordia University of Alberta);
  • Circle of Security Parenting;
  • Talaris Parenting,
  • Triple P Parenting.
  • Perinatal CBT
Philosophy: I love attachment, which is a strong emotional bond created within seconds of birth between infant and caregiver. This attachment is foundational for all human beings we need attachment to survive For children, this emotional bond helps create healthy friendships, self-worth, success in school/work and self-regulation. Later on, as adults, our attachment system shows us in our intimate relationships with our partners but also our children. My values are pro-queer, pro-trans, pro-sex work, pro-Black and anti-colonial.

Treatment Specialities: One of my passions is parents with parenting struggles, whatever the age of their child. My background has offered me parenting coaching experiences for ages 0 to 14. I love educating parents on healthy expectations of their children, so ultimately, they feel more competent and successful in positively disciplining their children. We sometimes parent the way we were parented, without the intention of doing it exactly the same way. But without a deeper understanding of what to do differently, you may feel lost. That is completely normal and you are certainly not alone.

A couple of my strengths is being genuinely empathetic to your situation while using humour to remember some fun strategies moving forward. Life can get serious, the work to change ourselves doesn’t always have to be.

Fun fact about Simone: I am a wanderlust adventurer. I love travelling. I’ve been to 16 countries and 6 continents, with the hope to make it to all 7 continents.
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Samantha Copithorne

Registered Psychologist
Sherwood Park Clinical Lead

Individual Adults & Couples

  • Perinatal Mood Disorders (Pregnancy/Postpartum Depression, Anxiety, Birth Trauma & OCD )
  • Sleep/Insomnia
  • Unplanned Pregnancy
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Grief & Loss (Incl. Infertility & Pregnancy Loss)
  • Perinatal Struggles (Incl. Adjustment Difficulties, Relationship Changes, Family Dynamics)
  • Trauma & PTSD
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Education:

● Master of Counselling (Athabasca University)
● Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Molecular Biology (Grant MacEwan University)
● Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care
● Advanced Perinatal Mental Health Psychotherapy
● EMDR Basic Training

Philosophy: My therapeutic approach is being genuine, non-judgmental and empathetic. I enjoy working collaboratively with the client to help and support them

through their challenges. I also believe in the importance of humour to come up with fun collaborative creative strategies for therapy.

Treatment Specialities: I am passionate about supporting individuals through their journeys into parenthood. I believe in the importance of helping postpartum moms (and dads) adjust to their new roles as seamlessly as possible. I predominately work from a cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) perspective, which is effective for supporting maternal mental health concerns. I also have my certificate in basic eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR) training, which has demonstrated efficacy as a treatment strategy for trauma. I have experience working with adults who are struggling with various perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (such as postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety), grief, self-esteem concerns, anxiety, depression, and trauma. I am also an ally of the LGBTQ2+ community, and believe in the importance of mental health support for all individuals.

Fun Fact about Sam: I really love eating from food trucks. Doesn’t matter the type of food, as long as it’s from a food truck – I will love it!

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Teela Tomassetti

Registered Provisional Psychologist
Individual Adults

  • Birth Trauma
  • Trauma (domestic violence, childhood sexual abuse, sexual assault, tragic losses)
  • Perinatal Challenges (Infertility/Miscarriage/Stillbirths) and Mood & Anxiety Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Self-compassion
  • Anxiety, Stress, Worry, Depression & Burnout
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Education Credentials:

  • Currently completing Doctorate (PsyD) with California Southern University
  • Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (Yorkville University)
  • Bachelor of Arts (University of Manitoba)

Philosophy:

I am passionate about the work that I do and feel that it is a privilege to be in this role. I believe in walking alongside my clients and respect that this is their journey and that they are the experts of their own lives. I feel that everyone is unique and thus my counselling approach flexes to meet your individual needs by blending techniques. I believe that it is essential to create a warm, inviting and engaging space for you. One that creates a sense of safety and security as you work through the challenges that brought you to me.

One of my favourite areas to support clients around is finding their own voice and the tools to use it. You can expect me to bring compassion, directness and humour to our therapy sessions. My values are pro-queer, pro-trans, pro-sex work, pro-Black and anti-colonial.

Treatment Specialities:

I specialize in the area of trauma, birth trauma, mental health and addiction and have for over 15 years. I have worked with various forms of trauma; domestic violence, birth trauma, sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse and loss. I am currently completing my Doctorate, with a focus on birth trauma and  am passionate about this communities healing.

The modalities I tend to use are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and am formally trained in Narrative Therapy through the Narrative Therapy School in British Columbia. I am especially drawn to Narrative as its motto is “the person is not the problem, the problem is the problem.” I support clients in seeing how the issue they are struggling with does not define them. It also supports you in creating a new way of viewing the stories that have power in your life.

Fun Fact about Teela:

Teela used to  live a double life as a professional actor and could  be seen on the stage in theatre, musical theatre, film and TV!

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Simone Fleet

Licensed Physiotherapist
Sherwood Park Clinical Lead

Pelvic Floor Physio Women
Musculoskeletal Physio Men & Women

  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Pelvic/Low Back/Abdominal Pain
  • Painful Intercourse
  • Diastasis Recti
  • Pregnancy Pain
  • Birth Preparation
  • Post Abdominal / Pelvic Surgical Rehab
  • Core Strengthening
  • Persistent Pain
  • Postpartum Preparation and Rehabilitation
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Alex Yaworski

Licensed Physiotherapist
Adults and Seniors
Females for Pelvic Health
Males and 13+ for anything MSK related, sports injuries

  •  Urinary Incontinence 
  •  Urinary Urgency/Frequency
  • Pregnancy Pain
  • Management of Endometriosis
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse 
  • Fecal Incontinence 
  • Chronic Constipation 
  • Rectal Prolapse 
  • Pelvic/Low Back/Abdominal Pain 
  •  Sexual Pain and Dysfunction 
  • Chronic Pain 
  • Diastasis Recti 
  • Pregnancy Pain 
  • Birth Preparation 
  • Post Abdominal/ Pelvic Surgical Rehabilitation 
  • Pre/Post Top Surgery Rehabilitation 
  • Pre/Post Genital Reassignment Surgery Rehabilitation 
  • Core Strengthening 
  • Perinatal Tears
  • Management of Hemorrhoids
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Pelvic floor Birth Preparation
  • Pelvic Floor Hypertonicity
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Special Training:

  • Sport Physiotherapist
  • Exercise prescription
  • Yoga Instructor
  • Acupuncture
  • Able to order diagnostic imaging (not covered by AHS)
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Tara Strekies

Licensed Physiotherapist
Pelvic Floor Physio Women
Musculoskeletal Physio Men & Women

  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Pelvic/Low Back/Abdominal Pain
  • Painful Intercourse
  • Diastasis Recti
  • Pregnancy Pain
  • Birth Preparation
  • Post Abdominal / Pelvic Surgical Rehab
  • Core Strengthening
  • Persistent Pain
  • Postpartum Preparation and Rehabilitation
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pelvic Floor Muscle Training
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Management of Hemorrhoids
  • Bladder Retraining
  • Myofascial Release
  • Pelvic Floor Manual Therapy (Internal / External)
  • Dry-Needling / IMS
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Allison Carnio

Licensed Physiotherapist
Adults and Seniors
Females for Pelvic Health

  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Pelvic/Low Back/Abdominal Pain
  • Painful Intercourse
  • Diastasis Recti
  • Pregnancy Pain
  • Birth Preparation
  • Post Abdominal / Pelvic Surgical Rehab
  • Core Strengthening
  • Persistent Pain
  • Postpartum Preparation and Rehabilitation
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Education Credentials:

  • Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology (University of Alberta, 2016)
  • Masters of Science in Physical Therapy (University of Alberta, 2018)
  • Certificate in Treating Urinary Incontinence (Lois Hole Hospital for Women, 2018)
  • Certificate in Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy – Level 2 Upper Quadrant (2019)
  • Certificate in Dry Needling (2021)
  • 200-Hour Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher Training (2021)

Biography:

Allison graduated in 2018 with her Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta and has worked in a private practice setting since then. She has completed postgraduate training in Manual and Manipulative therapy, Dry Needling & Women’s Health. Allison has had an interest in pregnancy and postpartum health for many years and, after having children of her own, she was driven to specialize in women’s health with Pine.

Allison has three young daughters, two of which are twins. In her spare time, you will most likely find her in the company of family and friends; most likely playing board games, crocheting, or tackling DIY projects in her home. Allison also enjoys staying active by biking, hiking, skiing, and practicing yoga.

Philosophy & Style:

My treatment philosophy is based on the belief that a thorough assessment creates the foundation of a successful treatment plan. I deeply understand that the transition into motherhood is a significant life event with many things to learn along the way. In my personal and professional experience, I have found that education can go a long way in easing this transition and therefore my treatments include an education component as well as manual therapy techniques and therapeutic exercise. My goal is to meet my clients where they are – whether that be non-pregnant, preconception, pregnancy, early postpartum, or months or years postpartum – in order to help them meet their treatment goals and ultimately get back to the activities in which they find fulfilment.

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Vanessa Shynkaruk

Registered Massage Therapist
Pine Community Building Lead – Sherwood Park

  • Pre & Post Natal Massage
  • Infant/Paediatric Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Myofascial Therapy
  • Trigger Point Release
  • Relaxation Massage
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Hydrotherapy
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Vanessa has always been fascinated with anatomy, the human-body, and its incredible abilities to heal, grow, and adapt! She is an active person who grew up playing competitive sports and had been interested in Massage Therapy as a career for as long as she can remember! She decided to finally go for it, and completed her 2200-hour program graduating with distinction, from Alberta College of Massage Therapy in 2021.
Vanessa has worked in the healthcare field for over 18 years, and before Massage she has worked as Medical Office Assistant in a GP’s Clinic (Specialized Sports Medicine), as well as a Chiropractic & Physiotherapy-Assistant; but she is most well-known in the Edmonton Birth Community as a Certified Labour-Birth Doula (CAPPA 2013). She’s also a Certified Babywearing Educator (CBS 2013), trained Postpartum Doula (CAPPA 2015), Childbirth Educator, and has taken her Spinning Babies® Workshop Training (2017).
Vanessa is passionate about treating the body as a whole, she practices from an evidence-based approach sprinkled with a holistic mindset, and would best describe herself as a “solid mix of science and spirit!” She believes in meeting people right where they’re at and trusts that working together as a team, and as a community, is where the magic in wellness really happens!

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Galina Sivert

Registered Massage Therapist

  • Prenatal + Postnatal Massage
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Relaxation Massage
  • Trigger Point Release
  • Myofascial Therapy
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Paediatric & Geriatric Massage
  • Sound Meditation + Mindfulness 
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My name is Galina, and I am here to support you. 

My career in health started off with my personal journey in reclaiming my body back to health when I was a teenager. That led me to becoming a Personal Trainer where I coached and supported people in their health journeys. Working with people closely led me into asking lots of questions about the function of the physical body, mental body, and emotional body. This led me into studying Massage Therapy and other alternative modalities for healing. I am a certified Somatic Breathwork Facilitator, as well as NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming) Master coach. 

I have spent the last 15 years on a deep journey of personal growth and self – actualization which solidified my life’s purpose of helping women be and feel their best. I artfully weave all of my life’s wisdom, skills and learnings to create a multi-dimensional experience of healing. During the treatment, not only will you receive an amazing massage, you will also be guided into a deep state of relaxation and nervous system regulation. Believe me when I say this is a game changer. Your cup will be filled! 

My goal is for you to let go of tension and pain in your physical, mental, and emotional body. T It’s safe to let go of the weight off your shoulders. It’s safe to release the burdens off your back. 

I deeply value growth and expansion through the deeper layers of the self and the human journey that we are all on. What I have come to realize is that it’s our individual responsibility to prioritize our health and wellbeing. 

I am here to empower you, educate you, and support you in becoming more conscious, connected, and whole. 

All of you is welcome here. I am at your service 🙂

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Jessica Ofstedahl

Acupuncture Therapist
Jessica Ofstedahl, R. Ac, CHNC, Doula

  • Menstrual Health
  • Fertility
  • Pregnancy, & Postpartum
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Constipation
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Constipation
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Skin Conditions
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Jessica is a Registered Acupuncturist with the College and Association of Acupuncture of Alberta(CAAA), a Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant through the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, and a Birth Doula. She has worked in the wellness industry for the past 11 years. She has a passion for combining Chinese Medicine with Functional Nutrition to uncover underlying causes of disease and to promote optimal wellness in her patients.
Like so many practitioners, Jessica’s interest in alternative medicine began after facing her own health issues. She was tired of only masking symptoms and began seeking other options. She turned to nutrition and acupuncture and was thrilled with the response. Additionally, she developed a deeper understanding of her body; this sparked the fire in her to help others.
Jessica has an affinity for woman’s health. She feels the most in her purpose when she is assisting women through different transitional stages and hormonal pivots such as puberty (menstrual regulation), preconception, pregnancy, post-partum, and perimenopause. Her interests also include digestive disorders, skin conditions, anxiety, and depression.
Her goal is to provide a space where her patients feel supported, safe, and understood. She is committed to helping those who come see her feel more connected, in tune, and in charge of their bodies.
Jessica is known for being nurturing and compassionate. She is always up for a good laugh and conversation.

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Megan Schafers

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Registered Nurse
Breastfeeding & Lactation Support

  • Positioning and latching
  • Nipple pain, damage, mastitis, plugged ducts
  • Assessment of possible lip or tongue-ties
  • Milk supply concern (from low to abundant)
  • Poor infant weight gain
  • Pumping/milk expression
  • Prenatal preparation
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Megan is a Registered Nurse, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and a Certified INNATE Postpartum Care Provider.

Megan had always dreamed of working with babies and their families, and she spent the first part of her career as a Registered Nurse working with children at the Stollery Children’s Hospital. She now focuses on breastfeeding support and working with families in the postpartum time. Her approach to lactation and breastfeeding respects the innate abilities and wisdom of each breastfeeding parent and baby.

Megan has experience supporting families in lactation and breastfeeding in a variety of settings including in home support, outpatient breastfeeding clinics, NICU and inpatient postpartum units.

Megan is also a part of the team at Uptown Dental, where she assists with lip and tongue tie assessment and provides immediate latching support after the frenectomy procedure.

Megan’s intention is to serve as one of the many necessary layers of support for the parents in our community.

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Emily Fleming

Registered Dietician

  • Intuitive eating
  • Mindful eating
  • Disordered eating
  • Food relationship
  • Maternal health
  • Children’s Health
  • Bowel health
  • Health optimization
  • Chronic disease prevention and management
  • PCOS
  • Food allergies and intolerances
  • Meal planning
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Emily is a Dietitian registered with the College of Dietitians of Alberta. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of Alberta in 2018 and is currently completing her Master of Public Health. Before joining Pine, Emily worked in outpatient counselling in the public sector serving clients across the lifespan with various nutrition concerns, including chronic disease management, digestive concerns, health optimization, and disordered eating. Emily‘s main goal is to help her clients feel confident in any food-related decision they make, regardless of the area of their concern. Emily takes a weight-neutral approach to health where the pursuit of thinness gets put aside, diet plans are ditched, and meaningful values-based nutrition changes are made. When not working or studying, Emily can be found trying new recipes, mountain biking or cross-country skiing in the river valley, or being an all-around home body. 

Topic Practice Areas

  • Disordered eating
  • Gastrointestinal concerns
  • Intuitive eating
  • Nutrition optimization
  • Maternal health
  • Healthy growth
  • Food allergies and intolerances
  • Picky eating
  • Meal planning
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Emily Cipkar

M.Sc., R.SLP, S-LP (C)
Speech Therapy for Children, Teens, & Adults

  • Speech Sounds 
  • Motor Speech Disorders
  • Receptive or Expressive Language Delays
  • Early Language Acquisition
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
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Training and Certifications:

  • Certificate in Francophone Practice for SLPs
  • Meaningful Speech Course (Gestalt Language Learning) – ongoing
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training
  • Trauma-informed Care training
  • Pivotal Response Treatment Level 1 & Level 2
  • PEERS for Adolescents Online Provider
  • Various webinars on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) best practice guidelines
  • Various webinars on neurodiversity-affirming approaches

Why did you choose Speech-Language Pathology?

I have always had a passion for helping and teaching others. While I was completing my undergraduate degree in French Studies, I realized that I really enjoyed learning about linguistics and the particulars of language and speech. Through that discovery, and the passion for teaching others, I came across the profession of Speech-Language Pathology, and realized it hit all my boxes!

What ages of clients do you treat?

I have most of my experience working with preschool and school-aged children, but I have facilitated groups for teenagers, and I enjoy working with them equally.

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I received my Bachelor of Arts in French Studies, with a minor in psychology, at the University of Windsor in 2017. Originally from Ontario, I moved here in 2017 to complete my Master of Science with the University of Alberta, finishing in 2019. Shortly afterwards, I completed the graduate certificate program in Francophone Practice for SLPs. My approach to treatment is to find the most functional goals for the client and family, and work with them to accomplish it. I enjoy making treatment fun and engaging, keeping in mind the client’s strengths. I am a strong advocate for a client’s communication needs, using their preferences for how they communicate with the world.

When not at work, you’ll find me spending time with my spouse and cats, or diving into my latest craft hobby. I enjoy knitting, crocheting, sewing, embroidering, or anything that helps pass the time!

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Nicole Antunes

Administrative Assistant
M.Ed Counselling Psychology Graduate Student (University of Alberta)

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Philosophy:
One of my biggest passions is psychology. I have always been interested in learning more about an individual’s mental and physical health. I believe that nothing is one size fits all – everyone deserves to find the best treatment to address any of their concerns. By creating a comfortable environment (like Pine) and building connections, I hope clients feel validated and reassured. My goal is to become a psychologist. Through my graduate career, I aim to build clinical, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills that allow me to work with clients to help identify mental health concerns and enhance overall well-being.

Treatment Specialities:
I have experience in a variety of mental health settings through several of my volunteer opportunities, such as Alberta Hospital and as a Crisis Responder with the Kids Help Phone. Through these opportunities, I have gained skills in collaborative problem solving, reflective listening, risk assessment, and crisis management.

Fun fact about Nicole:
When I am not at work or school, I enjoy camping and spending time outside with friends and family. I also enjoy watching true crime documentaries.

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Jody Pottinger

Administrative Assistant

Jody has been a part of the Pine Forest since she moved to Alberta from small town Manitoba in 2019.
She has taken multiple admin courses through the University of Manitoba, and loves being at the front desk!
She is passionate about anti-diet culture and all things mental health.
Jody finds great joy in helping clients take the first steps towards improving themselves physically and mentally.

She cannot wait to meet you in the clinic!

Lindsey Feltis

Administrative Assistant
As an aspiring psychologist, I believe firmly in empowering children, adolescents, and adults to find and become their best version of themselves. After completing my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Communication Studies at Wilfrid Laurier, I completed my master’s degree in Developmental Psychology. My research focused on the benefits of mindfulness and self-compassion among children and adolescents at summer camp. I am now a graduate student in Counselling Psychology, and I am continuing to research the benefits of self-compassion, as well as the flow of compassion in interpersonal relationships.  
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After completing my MEd and PhD at the University of Alberta, my dream is to become a registered psychologist and support children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of mental health concerns. I believe that the greatest healing arises through building a therapeutic relationship based on connection, compassion, and authenticity. I am honoured to be a part of the team at Pine, as their holistic approach to healing also values relationships built on connection, compassion, and authenticity.   

Fun fact about Lindsey: Before I began my education at the University of Alberta, I spent my summers working as a camp counsellor, and eventually the camp director, at an overnight summer camp in Southwestern Ontario. I believe that summer camp changes lives and it was actually summer camp that inspired me to pursue psychology! 

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Sorryn Kruger

Administrative Assistant

Hi, my name is Sorryn Kruger! I am one of the administrative assistants at Pine. I am a 550 hour certified yoga teacher, I did my 500 hour training with Modo Yoga International in Ecuador, where I learned the foundations on how to teach Hatha yoga, and then I did my 50 hour Yin Yoga training with Prana Yoga here in Edmonton. Being a student and teacher of yoga, I am passionate about sharing the benefits a daily yoga practice can bring. I am also passionate about the different types of therapy and how they can improve the overall quality of life for someone. It is a goal of mine to become a Recreational therapist, so I can further help my community around me. Some more fun facts about me are that I can speak a little bit of German, and I love Harry Potter, plants, and grilled cheese. It is also my life’s dream to go whale watching one day and see a pod of whales in their natural habitat. 

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