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our psychologists at Pine specialize in treating anxiety

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!

Lynda Kordyban

Registered Psychologist
Individual Adults

  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Childhood Trauma & Neglect
  • Depression & Mood
  • Soulwork / Spirituality
  • Self Esteem
  • Burnout
  • PTSD
  • Communication skills
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Professional Associations:

  • College of Alberta Psychologists
  • Psychologists’ Association of Alberta
  • Canadian Register of Health Service Psychologists
  • Canadian Art Therapy Association
  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

Certifications:

  • Expressive Arts Psychotherapy and Ecotherapy
  • Energy Psychology (Emotional Freedom Technique)
  • Play Therapy

Education:

  • Masters of Education, Counselling Psychology, University of Alberta
  • Bachelor of Social Work, University of Calgary

Philosophy:

When we grow our self-awareness, our self-expression, and our knowledge of resources, we can discover what truly nurtures us. We can then take better care of ourselves and others. With this our capacity to listen and respond with awareness and compassionate action can also grow.

I have found the path of being a mother and a grandmother to be a phenomenal growth journey, and one that has taught me compassionate responsibility. I am grateful for the help I have received along the way and I deeply value being a part of the healing journey of others.

Fun Fact:

I use flower essences and essential oils, especially Pine :), for daily self-care.

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 Shahinoor Meghjipsi logo

Registered Provisional Psychologist
Individual Adults & Couples

  • Perinatal Struggles (Incl. Adjustment Difficulties, Relationship Changes, Family Dynamics)
  • Perinatal Mood Disorders (Pregnancy/Postpartum Depression and Anxiety)
  • Parenting Support, Parent/Child Relationship & Attachment
  • Anxiety, Stress, Burnout & Overwhelm
  • Depression, Loneliness, Isolation
  • Relationship Issues (Incl. Dating, Learning Healthy Boundaries & Conflict Skills, Communication, Trust & Connection)
  • Career Guidance
  • Self-Love, Self-Compassion & Self-Confidence
  • Mindfulness
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Education Credentials:

  • Master of Counselling (City University of Seattle)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Simon Fraser University)

Specialized Training:

  • Certified Perinatal Mental Health Professional (PMH-C) (Postpartum Support International)
  • Perinatal Mood Disorders Components of Care (Postpartum Support International)
  • Advanced Perinatal Mental Health Psychotherapy (Postpartum Support International)
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy – Level 1
  • Mindfulness – MBSR, MBCT, MSC
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Theraplay – Level 1
  • Certified Trauma Professional (CTP) – Trauma Informed

Philosophy:

I believe by human nature at the very core we all seek acceptance and connection. Be it connection to self, connection to others. We are relational beings, continuously learning and adapting to our environments, doing the best we can in any given moment. My approach to therapy is grounded in the principles of mindfulness which carry the attributes of non-judging, patience, curiosity with a beginner’s mind, trust, non-striving, acceptance and letting go of what no longer serves us well. I draw upon evidence-based therapeutic modalities with a trauma-informed lens to support my clients for what brings them in to counselling.

There is a quote by an ancient Persian Poet by the name of Hafiz that I came across during my journey as a graduate student which continues to deeply resonate for me. This quote, for me, speaks to why I choose the work I do each and every day:

“I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being”.

So many of us have had moments in our lives where we have experienced loneliness, disconnect, sadness, isolation, hopelessness, helplessness, confusion, overwhelm whether for a brief moment or more. This is human, we can all relate to some degree, and yet many of us have a difficult time expressing, reaching out for help, or knowing where to turn during these moments. My purpose, at my core, is to offer each client a safe, warm, accepting space for sharing, for healing, for learning and growth/transformation, while sitting along-side to witness and support each of them in their individual process through their own unique journeys. I offer practical tools and strategies with process-oriented modalities including:

Modalities:

  • MBCT – Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
  • MSC – Mindfulness Self-Compassion
  • Narrative Therapy
  • CBT – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Gottman Method

Fun Fact About Shahinoor:

One of the most terrifying and spectacularly mesmerizing adventures Shahinoor has been on to date was ziplining across two miles (12 platforms) of mountain ranges in the tropical forests of the Dominican Republic.

Angela Young

Registered Psychologist
Individual Adults
Children & Teens (age 3+)

  • Anxiety, Stress, Worry, & Perfectionism
  • Depression & Mood
  • Learning Coping Strategies
  • Trauma & PTSD (incl. Birth Trauma)
  • Attachment Issues
  • Parenting Support
  • Perinatal Struggles (Incl. Adjustment Difficulties, Grief, Relationship Changes, Postpartum Anxiety & Depression)
  • First Nations History & Generational Trauma
  • Anger & Behaviour Issues
  • Support Through Separation/Divorce
  • School & Social Struggles
  • Play Therapy
  • Psycho-Educational Assessments
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Kelsey Wittebolle

Registered Psychologist
Individual Adults
Children Ages Birth to 11 Years Old

  • Perinatal Mood Disorders (Pregnancy/Postpartum Depression, Anxiety & OCD)
  • Perinatal Struggles (Adjustment Difficulties, Attachment Issues & Bonding)
  • Anxiety, stress, worry, perfectionism & OCD
  • Depression and mood
  • Learning coping strategies
  • Parenting Support
  • Mindfulness
  • Life transitions 

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Philosophy

In counseling, my aim is always to validate a client’s current experience, and normalize it! Our struggles are often experienced by many but in a world where we are only starting to open up to each other, it is all too easy to feel completely alone.

Using a client-centered approach, I strive to help clients clarify their values and goals and work towards them with mindfulness and self-compassion. You are the expert on your life, and I have the privilege of working alongside you on your journey. I welcome clients of any race, ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, gender identify, and ability.

Education Credentials

  • Masters in Counselling Psychology (McGill University)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology (University of Manitoba)
  • Circles of Security Parenting Facilitator
  • PSI and 2020 Mom Maternal Mental Health Certificate Training
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Theraplay Level One
  • Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy (ExRP) by Cognitive Behavior Institute

Fun Fact about Kelsey

I am a big Grey’s Anatomy fan and have probably seen every episode at least twice.

Randa El-Chami

Registered Provisional Psychologist
Individual Adults & Couples
Teens (14-17)

  • Anxiety & Stress Management
  • Depression & Mood
  • Perinatal Struggles (Incl. Adjustment Difficulties, Relationship Changes, Anxiety & Depression)
  • Self Esteem & Self Image Challenges
  • Suicidal Ideation, Self Harm
  • Life Transitions and Changes (Including Navigating Divorce)
  • Relationships Struggles
  • Domestic Violence/Healthy Relationships
  • Grief & Loss
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Education Credentials:

  • Master of Counselling (Athabasca University)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (University of Alberta)

Philosophy:

At all stages of life we may experience times where we feel overwhelmed, and this can impact us emotionally, mentally, relationally, and spiritually. However, individuals can show remarkable resilience and courage in the face of daunting challenges when provided with the necessary support and connection. Using a client centered approach, I strive to provide you with a safe, respectful, and non-judgemental environment from which you can begin to process vulnerable and challenging life experiences.

My goal is to help you gain insight, clarity, and empowerment geared toward growth and change.

I believe you are the expert in your own life and that a strong relationship with the self is often a necessary precursor for meaningful change. I approach therapy from a strengths-based and solution focused lens, meaning that I develop a treatment plan tailored to your individual strengths and values that emphasizes taking meaningful steps toward your goals. I also draw from several other approaches to meet the diverse needs of clients. My intention is to create an inviting safe space that is inclusive of your personal values and beliefs and to foster a collaborative therapeutic relationship filled with kindness, understanding, and compassion.

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Brittany Sales

Registered Psychologist
Individual Adults & Couples
Teens (11-17)

  • Anxiety & Stress
  • Depression, Self-Harm, Suicidal Behaviour
  • LGBTQIA2S+ and Gender Identity Challenges
  • Eating Disorders
  • Interpersonal Relationship Challenges
  • Life Transitions and Changes
  • Self-Image, Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem Challenges
  • Trauma
  • Person-Centred (humanistic)
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Treatment Specialities:

I base my therapeutic practice on the values of trauma-informed care, which include safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration, and empowerment. As each client is a highly unique individual, my approach is tailored to fit the needs of each client. The treatment modalities/orientations that I draw from are:

  • Person-Centered (humanistic)
  • Cognitive Behavioural
  • Narrative
  • Existential
  • Feminist and Social Justice Oriented
  • Strengths-Based
  • Self-Compassion and Self-Acceptance Based
  • Mindfulness Based
  • Trauma-Informed

Education Credentials:

  • Master of Counselling (Athabasca University)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (University of Alberta)

Philosophy:

I value the client as the expert of their life and consider it a privilege to be a collaborative part of the therapeutic journey. I am eager to support people in navigating system and personal challenging in a safe and warm environment that fosters change and healing. In sum, my philosophy is “You are worthy of the support you need”.

I am passionate about advocacy, social justice and cultural responsivity. I am also deeply committed to decolonizing and Indigenizing my therapeutic practice, and engage in ongoing self auditing to ensure I am best using intersectional culture-infused counselling principles to create and inclusive and safe space for Queer, Indigenous, Black, Brown, and People of Colour (QIBPOC), LGBTQ2S+ and polyamorous clients. I value a holistic approach to health and look forward to working with clients to discover creative and integrate solutions for whole well-being.

Fun fact about Brittany:
I love learning about dreams (the sleep phenomena). I am steadily improving my ability to lucid dream and it is both thrilling and mysterious! (Also, I am an INFJ for any familiar with the Myers-Briggs).

Simone Monizpsi logo

Registered Psychologist
Pine Cone Health Clinical Lead

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

  • Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders (Conception/Pregnancy through Postpartum – Depression, Anxiety, Birth Trauma & OCD)
  • Perinatal Struggles (Incl. Adjustment, Grief and loss, Relationship Changes, Family Dynamics & Perfectionism)
  • 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
  • PMH-C (Perinatal Mental Health Certified) through Postpartum Support International 
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy) 
  • ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy) 
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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Erin Botterill

Erin Botterill

Registered Psychologist
Individual Adults

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Perinatal Struggles (Incl. Adjustment Difficulties, Postpartum Anxiety & Depression)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Body Image
  • Coping Mechanisms
  • Life Transitions & Being a New Parent
  • Stress & Burnout
  • Grief & Loss (Incl. Infertility & Pregnancy Loss)
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Education Credentials: Master of Counselling. I have also completed training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) at the Beck Institute, finished Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) foundational training at Behavior Tech, and attended training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). In addition, I have completed the Maternal Mental Health Certificate  Training through Postpartum Support International and 2020 Mom.

Philosophy: During life transitions, people need a safe space to gain greater insight into their concerns, explore different ways of navigating life challenges, and learn new coping strategies to
become more resilient. I create a safe space by being non-judgmental, genuine, and empathetic.  I genuinely care about my client’s well-being, am relatable and easy to talk to, and am passionate about seeing people meet their personal and professional goals. My therapeutic style is collaborative, engaging, and feedback orientated. After gaining an in-depth understanding of what is bringing you to counselling, I tailor my treatment approach to your unique needs, preferences, and strengths. I draw upon evidence-based therapies to help client’s build a more authentic, balanced, and fulfilling life.

Treatment Specialities: I have gained counselling experience in a variety of settings which have included: a women’s reproductive mental health clinic, a comprehensive DBT clinic, and a rural primary care network. I am currently a collaborator with Welldoc Alberta working to enhance Physician’s perinatal mental health. I am passionate about helping  people address perinatal  distress, anxiety, depression, life transitions, stress, burn-out, and grief and loss. I connect well with people who are wanting to become more self-compassionate and create a life more in alignment with their values.

Fun fact about Erin: I have recently begun snowboarding again.

Mallory Becker psi logo

Registered Psychologist
Co-Founder

Individual Adults & Couples

  • Perinatal Struggles (Incl. Adjustment Difficulties, Relationship Changes, Family Dynamics)
  • Perinatal Mood Disorders (Pregnancy/Postpartum Depression, Anxiety, PTSD & OCD )
  • Anxiety, Stress, Burnout & Overwhelm
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues (Incl. Dating, Learning Healthy Conflict Skills, Communication, Trust, & Family)
  • Mental Health of Fathers
  • Grief & Loss (Incl. Infertility & Pregnancy Loss)
  • Self-Love, Self-Compassion & Self-Confidence
  • Traumatic Events & PTSD
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Heather D. MacDonald

Registered Psychologist; M.Ed, M.Sc
Individual Adults

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy,
  • Motivational Interviewing,
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT),
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT),
  • CBT for Insomnia (CBT-I),
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT),
  • Self Management of Chronic Pain group therapy,
  • Grief Counselling,
  • Perinatal Mood and Affective Disorders, and
  • Anger Management.
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Education Credentials:
I have a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology and a Masters degree in Social Psychology, both from University of Alberta. In addition, I have taken specialized training in:

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy,
  • Motivational Interviewing,
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT),
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT),
  • CBT for Insomnia (CBT-I),
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT),
  • Self Management of Chronic Pain group therapy,
  • Grief Counselling,
  • Perinatal Mood and Affective Disorders, and
  • Anger Management.
Philosophy: I consider it a privilege to work with individuals willing to be open enough and vulnerable enough to share their inner worlds with me, and to try new things even when it may feel uncomfortable or scary. I love to see the sense of purpose, contentment, clarity, satisfaction, and hope that clients achieve through their psychotherapy experiences. I welcome clients of any race, faith, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, background, and ability.

Treatment Specialties: I would describe my counselling approach as empathic,strengths-based, active, collaborative, and evidence-based. This means that I focus on understanding what’s important to you, where you feel stuck, what you have tried, and what has and hasn’t been helpful. I will then use that information, along with my knowledge and experience of what works, to guide what strategies we try but will also regularly seek your input and feedback to make therapy as effective as possible for you. I see you as the expert on your own life, and me as a supportive coach who offers new perspectives or strategies to help you move forward. I work with adults experiencing a broad range of issues, including:

  • Anxiety, panic attacks, work and/or personal stress, self-criticism and procrastination
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Relationship issues such as difficulties with communication, conflict, trust and connection
  • Chronic pain and other chronic conditions
  • Depression, grief, and loss
  • Perinatal struggles such as adjustment difficulties, postpartum anxiety and depression
  • Feeling stuck or lacking a sense of direction or purpose
  • Challenges with making a change, whether it’s reducing smoking or drinking, increasing physical activity or other healthy behaviours, spending more time with loved ones, or doing more self-care.

If you’re wondering if I would be a good fit for you and your needs, or just have a few questions before you’re ready to book an appointment, please feel free to contact the clinic to book a free 10-minute consultation with me.

Personal Interests: I love running, hiking and camping in the mountains, Zumba classes, live music, watching Oilers games and tennis, and spending time with family and friends.

Vanessa Colombina psi logo

Registered Psychologist
Edmonton Clinical Lead

Individual Adults & Couples
Teens (12-17)

  • Pregnancy and Postpartum Depression & Anxiety
  • Trauma (Birth Trauma, Family of Origin Trauma, etc.)
  • Stress, Anxiety, Panic Attacks & Burnout
  • Mood, Motivation, Depression, Self-Harm & Suicidal Thoughts
  • OCD
  • Burnout
  • Sleep & Insomnia
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sex & Intimacy Struggles
  • Parenting Support / Struggles
  • Grief & Loss (Incl. Infertility & Pregnancy Loss)
  • Coping & Communication Skill Development
  • Career Guidance
  • Teachers & Educational Staff
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I view clients as the expert in their own lives. Each person has many strengths that can be nurtured to support their wellbeing. It is my role as a therapist to help clients to rediscover their strengths, while building new skills that address distressing events and to fully enjoy the pleasant times.

Treatment Specialities
My therapeutic practice is shaped by my belief that clients need to feel safe and part of the process. The process will evolve as we get to know each other and as the clients’ needs/goals evolve.

Modalities Include:

  • Person-Centered
  • Trauma Informed
  • Narrative
  • Strengths-based
  • Mindfulness
  • EMDR
  • Exposure Response Prevention (ERP)

Fun Fact
I love driving with the windows down and singing along to the radio very loudly.

 

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our psychologists at Pine specialize in treating anxiety

Michelle Johnson

Mental Health Therapist
Individual Adults & Couples
Adolescents & Teens Ages 8 and up

  • Stress, Anxiety, Worry & Overwhelm 
  • Depression & Mood 
  • Relationship Issues & Family Dynamics 
  • Self-Esteem & Perfectionism 
  • Life Transitions 
  • Eating Disorders & Body Image 
  • Addictions & Harm Reduction 
  • Grief & Loss (Incl. Infertility & Pregnancy Loss) 
  • Self-harm & Suicidal Ideation 
  • Trauma  
  • Perinatal Struggles (Incl. Adjustment Difficulties, Relationship Changes, Postpartum Anxiety & Depression) 
  • OCD
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Philosophy:
My hope is to create an inclusive and non-judgmental space where clients feel heard, valued and seen as they explore their inner worlds. I practice from the belief that my clients are the experts of their own lives and am honoured to walk alongside them on their journey of self-discovery. I wholeheartedly believe that connection, compassion, and empathy are at the foundation of growth and change and acknowledge that by meeting my clients where they are at, we can work collaboratively to create individually tailored therapeutic goals that prioritize their personal strengths, skills, values and perspectives. 

Modalities include: 

  • Person-centered 
  • Trauma-informed 
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy 
  • Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) 
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) 

Fun Fact:
My favourite place to be in my free time is out in nature with my dog, family or friends and love to get out to the mountains as much as possible (preferably snowboarding). I started skiing as soon as I could walk and then, around age 10, begged to try snowboarding and have never looked back! 

Karelia Gamache

Canadian Certified Counsellor
Individual Adults & Families
Children ages 5+

  • Family Therapy (conflict)
  • Parent sessions (co-parenting, strategies)
  • Children/Youth (behavioral issues, learning/academic struggles, anxiety/depression, trauma/PTSD)
  • Domestic Violence
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Pregnancy Support
  • Pre/Post Natal Support
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Pregnancy/Infant Loss
  • Grief
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Philosophy

I am grateful to have landed in a line of work where I have the privilege of hearing others’ insight and wisdom about life, as well as stories of hardship, triumph and survival. I am always amazed by clients’ courage to be vulnerable in the face of adversity; as well as their perseverance in taking steps towards well-being for both themselves and others. Change is definitely not easy; but fortunately, we don’t have to do it alone! In my work, I empower people to tap into their innate wisdom, knowledge, skills, and experience to bring about meaningful and lasting change in their lives; offering my own experience, knowledge, tools, and wisdom, when helpful.

I support people in tuning into their body’s messages, which can help bridge the gap between mind and body, fostering healing and well-being. I use a variety of approaches in my work (e.g. art, movement, play – yes, play is important for adults too!) as I believe that talk therapy is not for everyone.

In working with families, I believe that every family has conflict; however when conflict is frequent, and heightened, it can be helpful to seek support. Together, we focus on identifying the patterns that lead to conflict in the family unit and find ways to interrupt these patterns and strengthen patterns that promote well-being.

Education

  • Bachelor of Psychology Degree (Hnrs.) (University of Winnipeg)
  • Master of Counselling Degree (University of Calgary)
  • Aurora Family Therapy Program Year 1 & 2 (University of Winnipeg)

Further Training

  • Family Systems Theory (counselling practicum completed at the Family Therapy
  • Centre in Calgary, under the direction of Dr. Karl Tomm)
  • Narrative Therapy (training through Narrative Therapy Centre, Vancouver, BC)
  • Expressive Art Therapy (Cathy Malchiodi)
  • Expressive Play Therapy (Level 1 and 2) (Centre for Expressive Therapy, Marie Jose
  • Dhaese, Parksville, BC)
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Trauma Themes–Module 1A, 1B, 2A (Sensorimotor
  • Psychotherapy Institute)

Modalities:

  • Family Systems Theory
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (including the body in healing)
  • Expressive Therapy Approaches (e.g. play, sandtray, art)
  • Response-Based Practice

Fun Facts

I love to sing – it sets my soul on fire! I am also Métis, Dutch, and Scottish (despite the fact that my name comes from an area of land in Finland, now owned by Russia, I am not Finnish). I also have a very creative brain that can be entertaining and amazing (and sometimes very distracting!) at times. Ok, now I am finished!

edmonton counsellor

Meagan Chan

Registered Provisional Psychologist
Individual Adults & Couples
Children ages 12+

  • Traumatic Events Across the Lifespan & PTSD (including complex trauma and dissociation)  
  • BIPoC & Minority Issues (including clash of cultures, children of immigrant parents)
  • Attachment Wounds/Injuries & Relationship Issues (including healthy and domestic violence, communication skills, boundary setting, assertiveness training)
  • Grief & Loss (including life transitions and disenfranchised grief, i.e., grief that doesn’t fit into society’s norms)
  • Identity Issues (including finding purpose/meaning in life, developing self-compassion)
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Education:

  • Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (Yorkville University)
  • Bachelor of Science Specialization in Psychology (University of Alberta)

Philosophy:

Starting a journey of healing and growth can be daunting but you don’t have to do this alone. It takes strength to reach out for help and courage to be vulnerable to share your story and pain with someone else. This is why I strive to establish a trusting relationship by providing a safe environment for you to feel less isolated and for you to freely express your true self without the fear of judgment. I see therapy as a partnership between you and I, where I’m never above you but instead walk beside you as you search for greater clarity and meaning. Although it’s completely normal to feel stuck and confused with not knowing how to manage or make sense of your emotional pain, I see you as the expert of your life and believe that you have the ability to reconnect to your strengths to make changes. No matter where you are in life, there is always an opportunity for you to change, heal, and grow. Let me help you discover what’s causing you pain so you can find a way to heal and find purpose in your life.

I have nearly ten years of experience working in the mental health field by helping individuals work through their emotional distress created by various issues like suicide, relationship problems, violence, and grief. I have supported individuals of diverse ages, races, cultures, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and abilities. I work from an approach of meeting you with where you’re at and use humour to help you develop tools to cope. In addition to therapy, I further support individuals with their unique recovery journey and foster resourcefulness through facilitating courses.

Specialized Training:

I have received specialized training and incorporate different approaches to tailor therapy that is unique to your needs, such as:

  • Trauma-focused practices like Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
  • Attachment-Based Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • I help couples bond with each other through Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) and Gottman Method (Certification in Level 1 and 2).

 

Christy Wells

Registered Provisional Psychologist
Individual Adults
Teenagers / Adolescents (14-18)

  • Anxiety
  • Burnout
  • Communication Skills
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression/Mood
  • Emotion Management
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Transitions
  • Menopause
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum Support
  • Postpartum depression and anxiety disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
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Philosophy:

I believe every person has a unique story, and no two people will experience things the same way. I use a client-centred approach where respect, empathy, and non-judgement are the foundation of my style, and you are the expert in your life. Therapy should be a collaboration, and the relationship we form is the heart of where true change occurs.Together, as we develop a partnership, we will work towards taking the next step forward and making the positive changes needed to enhance your life.

Fun Facts:

I’ve been a newborn and family photographer for 14 years, telling people’s story through my lens. I’m a former synchronised swimmer and lived in the pool! Now, you can find me doing a variety of fitness classes from barre to spin and my personal favourite rebounding! I love summer and coffee.

Christ Wells, Psychology Intern
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Jamie Hofmann

Registered Psychologist
Parenting Support
Infant/Toddler/Children (birth to age 10)

  • Anxiety, Stress, Worry, & Burnout
  • Depression & Mood (Incl. Self Harming)
  • School Related Concerns Including School Avoidance & Test Anxiety
  • Grief & Loss
  • Career Guidance
  • Sleep Struggles/Insomnia
  • Coping Skills & Emotion Management
  • Parent, Family & Peer Relationships
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  • Attachment + Bonding
Toddler/Preschool Aged (3-5)2022-04-25T22:39:28+00:00
  • Social skills development
  • Anxiety Management
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Play-based strategies
  • Behavioural challenges
  • Self-esteem building
  • Parenting support and education
  • Psychoeducational assessments and consultation
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
School-aged children (5-10)2022-04-25T22:39:28+00:00
  • Social Skills
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Peer Conflict
  • Self-esteem building
  • Play-based strategies
  • Intervention for specific diagnoses (ADHD, anxiety, autism, OCD, ODD)
  • Trauma-informed interventions
  • CBT
  • Parenting support and education
  • Cognitive and social-emotional-behavioural assessments and consultation
Cognitive Assessments2022-04-25T22:39:28+00:00

Ages 6-16: Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children Fifth Edition (WISC-V)
Ages 2-7: Wechsler Preschool & Primary Scale of Intelligence Fourth Edition (WPPSI-IV)

These assessments may be used to:

  • Diagnose Intellectual Disability in children
  • Better understand a child’s learning style and areas of challenge and to provide recommendations and strategies to support both within the home and school environments
  • Qualify and advocate for specific programs or classroom supports such as Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD)
  • Assess for giftedness to qualify for programs for gifted children
  • Social-emotional-behavioural. assessments:

Ages 3-16: Behavioural Assessment System for Children Third Edition (BASC-3)

This assessment may be used to:

  • Support qualification for Program Unit Funding (PUF) for Early Education programming
  • Diagnose childhood disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Anxiety, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Better understand a child’s social-emotional-behavioural needs and to provide recommendations and strategies for both home and school environments
Learn more about Jamie2022-04-25T22:39:28+00:00

Education Credentials:

  • Master of Education (M.Ed) – School and Clinical Child Psychology (University of Alberta)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (MacEwan University)

Philosophy:

I see attachment and connection between caregiver and child as the foundation for not only supporting social-emotional-behavioural challenges, but critical for a child’s overall development and well-being. It lays the foundation to support emotional regulation, positive relationships, self-esteem, confidence and mental well-being. Supporting and empowering parents through the beautiful, challenging, confusing, ups and downs of their parenting journey is a true passion of mine. I view each child as unique, capable and deserving of being treated with kindness and respect.

I utilize, teach and promote a strength-based, positive parenting and respect-based approach with the children, parents and families that I work with. My goal is to help caregivers build confidence and skill in their parenting approach to raise empowered, autonomous, confident and emotionally healthy children.

Fun Fact:
I love to sing. If you ever pass by me while I’m driving, you will likely see me belting out to my favourite Disney or Broadway songs.

All Pelvic Floor Physiotherapists Treat These Conditions2023-08-09T05:11:56+00:00

Treatment Spectrum

Pelvic Health Physiotherapists for Women treat the following:

Birth Preparation

Postpartum Rehabilitation

Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Urgency / Frequency

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Diastasis Rectus Abdominus

Core Strengthening

Pelvic floor Hypertonicity

Sexual Pain including:

  • Vaginismus
  • Dyspareunia (painful intercourse)
  • Vulvodynia
  • Vestibulodynia

Coccydynia (Tailbone pain)

Pregnancy Pain (pelvis, ribs, etc.)

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

Pubic Symphysis Dysfunction

Pelvic/ Low Back/ Abdominal Pain

Endometriosis

Bowel Dysfunction including:

  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Chronic Constipation
  • Flatulence Control
  • Pain with Bowel Movements
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Bloating

Adenomyosis

Pudendal Neuralgia

Post Abdominal /Pelvic Surgical Rehab

Perineal Tears

Pelvic Health Physiotherapists for Men treat the following:

Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Urgency and Frequency

Stop/start urine flow

Slow Urine or ejaculate flow

Fecal Incontinence

Fecal Urgency

Chronic Constipation

Pain with Bowel Movements

Pelvic/ Low Back/ Abdominal Pain

Erectile Dysfunction

Premature Ejaculation

Pain with Erection

Pain with Ejaculation

Pain with Sex

Pelvic Pain including:

  • Chronic Prostatitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome

Post-Hernia Repair

Pre and Post-prostatectomy Rehabilitation

Diastasis Rectus Abdominus

Core Strengthening

Pelvic Health Physiotherapists trained in Gender Affirmation treat the following:

Pre/Post Top Surgery Rehabilitation

Pre/Post Bottom Surgery Rehabilitation

Postoperative Pain Management

Wound Healing and Scar Tissue Management

Sexual Function and Sensation including sexual pain

Pelvic/ Low Back/ Abdominal Pain

Pelvic Floor Muscle Dysfunction including:

  • Pain
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Urgency and Frequency
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Chronic Constipation
  • Fecal Incontinence or urgency

Victoria Wilk

MScPT, BSc

Licensed Physiotherapist
Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Women
Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Men
Adult Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
Pediatric Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Passionate about treating:

  • Pregnancy
  • Postpartum
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Injuries and Return to Activity
  • Pediatrics

For more information on pediatric services, click here

Learn more about Victoria2023-11-19T21:24:01+00:00

Post-Secondary Education:

  • Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy, University of Alberta, 2019
  • Bachelor of Science, MacEwan University, 2016

Additional Training:

  • Functional Dry Needling
  • Level 1 – Treating Urinary Incontinence
  • Level 2 – Pelvic Pain Through a Trauma Informed Lens
  • Non-Internal Pelvic Health Considerations

Biography: 

Victoria’s philosophy surrounding her approach to physiotherapy stems greatly from her personal experience, as a patient herself when she was a child. The care she received when she was younger, was unfortunately not patient centered, collaborative, empowering, or respectful of body autonomy – and this led her to drop out of rehab and ultimately the high-level sport Victoria was competing in at the time. As Victoria decided her career path as an adult, and landed on physiotherapy she knew this experience had to shape the care provider she would be. Hence, her mission with clients is to make them feel everything she didn’t. Victoria wants patients to know that she is there to support them, but also make them feel empowered with knowledge to help themselves beyond their appointment. Victoria wants patients to feel as though they are part of the process, and treatments will always be guided by their goals and respectful of their personal comfort level. If you work together she aims to always make you feel heard, and comfortable and from there Victoria believes you can almost always achieve the goals you are hoping to work towards.

Fun Fact: 

One reason I chose to be a physiotherapist is because I LOVE to work with my hands. But when I am not getting this fill at work I fiddle at home, and have taught myself to learn almost any craft that I’ve ever been interested in. I can hand embroider, sew, wood carve, make soap or lotions, grow a cut flower garden from seed, have renovated my entire house and built an outdoor greenhouse with my husband, share a home pottery studio with my in-laws, and the list goes on.

 

 

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Filipa Da Cruz Godinho

BA, ACC, Biomedical Dry Needling

Licensed Physiotherapist
Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Women
Adult Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Speaks: Portuguese, English and Spanish

Passionate about treating:

  • Postpartum Rehabilitation
  • Chronic Pain
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Urge Incontinence
Learn more about Filipa2023-08-09T02:41:36+00:00

Post-Secondary Education:

  • Bachelor Degree in Physiotherapy, Higher School of Health Technology of Porto – Polytechnic Institute of Porto, 2012

Additional Training:

  • Acupuncture Canada Certification
  • Biomedical Dry Needling
  • Spinning Babies Workshop
  • Hypopressives: Level 1
  • Extensive Training in Chronic Pain
    • Level 2 and 3 Female and Male Pelvic Pain
    • Key Concepts in Pain Science
    • Happy Bladder Course
    • Exercises for the Sensitive Nervous System
  • Pregnancy, Pelvic Girdle Pain, and the Pelvic Floor
  • Diastasis Rectus Abdominus and the Implications for Low Back
  • Certification in Pilates Network Level 1
  • Mobilization of the Visceral Facia: Urinary System
  • The Pelvic Floor Piston – Foundation for Fitness
  • Kinesiotaping (Levels 1, 2, and 3)
  • Mulligan – Lower and Upper Limb
  • Certificate in Manipulative Therapy

Philosophy:

Filipa has a strong focus on patient’s needs and expectations, within a psychosocial approach. Her sessions are very informative and patients feel empowered. Filipa uses a hands-on approach to work the joints, muscles, and fascia to improve pain, mobility, and function of the body. This boosts patient’s hard job. Patient’s leave with a home exercise program tailored their specific needs and for long lasting results.

Fun Fact:

When my husband and I were dating, we had agreed about not living in a place with snow…

Lisa Koskinen (De Villiers)

BScPT

Licensed Physiotherapist
Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Women
Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Men
Adult Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Speaks: Afrikaans and English

Passionate about treating:

  • Post-partum rehab
  • Pregnancy related conditions and preparation for birth: vaginal and CS births
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Bowel Dysfunction
  • Abdominal Scar Tissue Following Surgery
Learn more about Lisa2023-08-09T02:59:58+00:00

Post-secondary education:

  • Bachelor of Science Physiotherapy, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2009
  • Pilates Comprehensive Certification in mat, Body Arts in Science International (BASI), Vancouver, graduated November 2016
  • Pilates Comprehensive Certification in equipment: Reformer, Cadillac, WUNDA Chair, Barrel, Spine Corrector, Body Arts in Science International (BASI), Vancouver, graduated December 2016

Additional training:

  • Dry needling Level 1 & 2
  • Facial Manipulation Certification level 1 & 2
  • Introductory pelvic health courses, Diana McDonald level 1 and Pelvic health solutions level 2 & 3
  • Pregnancy and Pelvic Girdle Pain
  • Innovative exercises for the Sensitive Nervous system
  • Preserving the active Hip
  • The abdominal wall after pregnancy and DRA
  • Motivational Interviewing, CBT and ACT for treating Pain
  • Dermo neuromodulation
  • Managing Mechanical Lower Back Pain and Pelvic Girdle Pain- Telerehabilitation friendly
  • The physical therapy approach for Dyspareunia
  • Certificate in Pain Management
  • The female athlete and pelvic floor
  • Explain Pain
  • Mobilization of the visceral fascia
  • Labour and delivery: maternal support through comfort measures and pelvic biomechanics
  • Cesarean Birth: The role of Physiotherapy in preparation and recovery
  • Elevating pregnancy birth and the 4th trimester
  • Reframe Endometriosis in Rehab
  • Hypopressives Level 1
  • Webinar: How to be an LGBTQ+ inclusive physiotherapist

Philosophy:

Lisa is a registered Pilates Instructor and she enjoy using this unique skill in rehabilitation to give her clients a different experience of movement in their bodies. Her physiotherapy values include building a strong therapeutic relationship, establishing self-efficacy, and taking a holistic approach to rehabilitation using the bio-psycho-social model of care to reach client specific goals. Lisa’s goal is to empower her clients to be the best version of themselves or to help them gain back control of their bodies. She loves helping clients explore endless and creative possibilities to move and feel better. Ultimately, Lisa would describe herself as a compassionate motivator. Furthermore, she values the skills and expertise of peers and other health care professionals and she is always willing to learn from others. Mantras: “Motion is lotion”, “do it differently”

Fun fact:

I am a South African born Canadian who loves hockey and cats!

 

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Jillian Palmer

MScPT, BSc, CAFCI

Licensed Physiotherapist
Co-Founder

Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Women
Pediatric Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
Adult Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Passionate about treating:

  • Pregnancy
  • Birth Preparation
  • Postpartum Rehabilitation
  • Postpartum Return to Sport

For more information on pediatric services, click here

Learn more about Jill2023-08-09T02:46:46+00:00

Post-Secondary Education:

  • Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy, University of Alberta, 2010
  • Bachelor of Science with Honors: Neuroscience, University of Alberta, 2008

Additional Training:

  • Pelvic Health Uro-Therapy Clinic and Women’s Health Program
  • Pelvic Health Solutions: Pelvic Pain
  • Hypopressive Training System Level 1
  • VM1: Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 1
  • Pelvic Health Solutions: Visceral Manipulation
  • Acupuncture, CAFCI
  • The Female Athlete – Level 1
  • Foundations: Diaphragm/Pelvic Floor Piston for Adult Populations Treating and Training the Female Runner (or Any Female Athlete)
  • Cupping
  • Ortho Levels: 1&2 Upper, 2 Lower
  • Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute: TMJ, Tsp, and Csp

Philosophy:

Jill believes strongly that pelvic health physiotherapy should be standard care for women during pregnancy and postpartum. Jill is amazed by the human body and its ability to adapt recover and heal. She believes that a multidisciplinary approach to healthcare is extremely important and is proud of what Pine is doing to achieve that.

Fun Fact:

I have 4 kids who are my world and if I didn’t love what I do so much, I would probably stay at home with them full time.

Emily Coggles

BScPT, CAFCI, CGIMS

Licensed Physiotherapist
Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Women

Passionate about treating:

  • Pregnancy
  • Birth Preparation
  • Postpartum Care
  • Post Abdominal/Pelvic Surgical Rehab
  • Core Strengthening
Learn more about Emily2023-08-09T03:07:48+00:00

Post-Secondary Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, University of Alberta, 2004

Additional Training:

  • Certificate in Acupuncture, Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute
  • Certificate in Spinal Manipulation
  • Levels 1, 2, and 3 in Instructor for Osteoporosis
  • Certificate in Gunn IMS
  • Certificate in Fundamentals of Pregnancy & Postpartum PT
  • Certificate in Pelvic Floor Level 1
  • Certificate in Treating Urinary Incontinence
  • Spinning Babies Workshop

Philosophy:

Emily’s philosophy is based on supporting women as they transition through pregnancy into the beauty and complexity of motherhood. Pregnancy and post-partum does not need to hurt. Emily’s approach in the clinic involves education about what is happening in your body, hands on treatment that is unique to you and your needs, and homework of targeted exercises and planned activities. Emily believes in the importance of understanding your specific goals and tailoring evidence-based treatment to what you need. She is here to support you and to encourage you in a safe, empathetic environment.

Emily’s background is initially in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, so she is able to bring forward a diverse tool-box to help patients in their pregnancy and post-partum journey. Emily has experience with acupuncture, IMS, soft tissue mobilization, and spinal manipulation. She also uses the foundational strategies in pelvic health including breathing, core work and exercise. Emily is focused on concrete advice and education to help you understand your body. She is dedicated to active exercises that will empower you to make change in your body. Emily believes in creative solutions for activity modification to help you return to what you love, whether it is running a race or playing with your kids at the park. She has experience with vaginal births, C-sections, and VBACs. As a twin mama, Emily also has personal and professional experience with working with moms of multiples.

Emily has always had an interest in pregnancy and postpartum care. However, she came to investigate this path professionally when she became pregnant with her first child. She was determined to learn as much as she could about her own body. Emily feels strongly that the more women know about their journey in pregnancy and postpartum, the smoother the journey will be. Emily is now a mom to four littles, including twins, and she continues to be passionate about women’s pelvic health.

Fun Fact:

I love home projects! My husband and I always seem to be involved in an exciting project with renovating our home or changing our yard. I am not one to sit still for too long and I like to swing a hammer!

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Kristine Fairbanks

MScPT, BSc, CAFCI, Gunn IMS

Licensed Physiotherapist
Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Women
Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Pediatric
Adult Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
Pediatric Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Passionate about treating:

  • Pregnancy
  • Postpartum
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Musculoskeletal including TMJ, headaches, dizziness and BPPV
  • Pediatrics including pelvic, musculoskeletal and developmental

For more information on pediatric services, click here

Learn more about Kristine2023-08-09T03:01:18+00:00

Post-Secondary Education:

  • Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy, University of Alberta, 2009
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Alberta, 2007

Additional Training:

  • Manual Orthopedic Levels 1-4
  • Spinal and Peripheral Manipulation
  • Pelvic Floor Womens, Pelvic Pain and Dysfunction, Pediatric Pelvic Floor and Incontinence
  • Gunn IMS, FDN, CAFCI – acupuncture
  • Cupping, Graston, k tape
  • Stott Rehabilitative Pilates
  • TMD, headaches and migraines
  • Vestibular rehabilitation and treatment (inc BPPV)
  • Craniosacral Therapy 1
  • Diagnostic Imaging

Philosophy:

As a physiotherapist, Kristine believes in taking a holistic approach by considering the whole body on assessment and taking a hands-on approach to treatment. Using manual therapy and needling to get you moving, then exercise and strengthening to make you strong and stable, her goal is to get you pain free and back to your activity/sport/life.

Fun Fact:

All my free time is spent with my two amazing children, Jake and Maya, and my incredible husband, Tyler.

Kelsey Hupka

MScPT, BKin

Licensed Physiotherapist
Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Women
Adult Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Passionate about treating:

  • Pregnancy
  • Birth Preparation
  • Postpartum Rehabilitation
  • Return to Exercise
  • Hip and Low Back Pain
Learn more about Kelsey2023-08-09T03:03:48+00:00

Post-Secondary Education:

  • Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy, University of Alberta, 2020
  • Bachelor of Kinesiology, University of Alberta, 2020

Additional Training:

  • Dry needling/IMS
  • Level 1: The physical therapy approach to anyone experiencing urinary incontinence
  • Level 2: The role of physiotherapy in the treatment of anyone experiencing pelvic pain through a trauma informed lens
  • Pregnancy, pelvic girdle pain and the pelvic floor
  • Management of Diastasis Rectus Abdominus

Philosophy:

During her master’s degree Kelsey had the option to take a pelvic health elective and realized how little we as women are taught about our reproductive and sexual health. Kelsey’s interest in women’s health continued to grow and she learned heartbreaking truths about our healthcare system and the mismanagement of women’s health. This did not sit well with her, and she knew she wanted to pursue this specialty and work towards elevating the standard of care for women’s health. Kelsey’s personal treatment style is a combination of manual therapy, exercise, and a lot of education. She always wants to make sure her clients know why their injury or condition occurred and how the treatment plan will address it. Kelsey strives to build a collaborative relationship with her clients where they can work together to reach their goals and get them back to doing the things they love!

Fun Fact:

I used to work for the Edmonton Oilers!

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Elizabeth Cyrankiewicz

Elizabeth Cyrankiewicz

MScPT, BScKin, ACC, CSEP-CPT

Licensed Physiotherapist
Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Women
Adult Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Passionate about treating:

  • Postpartum Rehabilitation
  • Pregnancy
  • Birth Preparation
  • Complex Musculoskeletal
  • Return to Exercise
Learn more about Elizabeth2023-08-09T02:57:52+00:00

Post-Secondary Education:

  • Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy, University of Alberta, 2015
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, University of Alberta, 2013

Additional Training:

  • Hypopressive Training System Level 1, 2, and 3
  • Spinning Babies Workshop
  • 200hr Yoga Teacher Training, Restorative Yoga, Pre + Postnatal Yoga
  • Male and Female Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • ISM Training – Diane Lee
  • Craniosacral Training Level 1, Upledger Institute
  • VM1: Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 1
  • Orthopedic Level 1
  • Acupuncture Canada Certification
  • The Female Athlete – Level 1
  • CAPP-OB Level 1: Fundamentals of Pregnancy + Postpartum Physiotherapy
  • Ktape for Women’s Health
  • Post-professional Pelvic Floor Certification, Dianna Macdonald
  • CAPPA Labour Doula Training

Philosophy:

Liz has a gift for connecting with patients and strives to create an environment for her clients to feel heard and validated as they navigate their road to recovery. Her approach to physical therapy, founded in the Integrated Systems Model (ISM), focuses on looking at a patient as a whole to get to the root of the problem and includes the use of manual therapy, patient education and a strong element of therapeutic exercise. She treats the body with a holistic approach and has applied her passion and knowledge of the human body to creating her own unique style of assessment and treatment.

Fun Fact:

I am a mom to 2 little humans. I play the harmonica and have a black belt in karate.

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Laura Bryant

Registered Massage Therapist
Clinic Director

  • Prenatal Massage
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Relaxation Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Paediatric & Geriatric Massage
  • Chair Massage
  • Fascial Stretch Therapy
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Hydrotherapy
Learn more about Laura2022-04-25T22:39:27+00:00

Philosophy:
I feel massage therapy is an integral part of one’s well-being. I have always been a big believer in the education associated with massage therapy and other forms of alternative medicine, and I encourage patients to take an active role in their treatment.

Education Credentials:
Laura graduated from Grant MacEwan University in 2012. Since then she has has the opportunity to work in a variety of spaces. Upon graduation of her diploma program, Laura went on to complete her Advanced Prenatal Massage certification in April of 2015 and in 2018, she completed her Fascial Stretch Therapy Level 1.

Treatment Specialities:
While working as a Massage Therapist, Laura enjoys treating a diverse clientele, but especially treating those with sport injuries, myofascial pain, individuals during their prenatal and postpartum stages, and those in their geriatric years by incorporating techniques such as Fascial Stretch Therapy, PNF, Trigger Point Therapy and hydrotherapy.
Laura thrives on seeing her patients succeed, in any form, whether it be decreased pain, increased range of motion, decreased headaches, an overall decrease in stress, or a better sleep. She feels massage therapy is an integral part of one’s well-being. Laura has always been a big believer in the education associated with massage therapy and other forms of alternative medicine, and she encourages patients to take an
active role in their treatment.

Fun Fact:
When Laura is not working, she enjoys playing softball, golfing, volleyball, going to the gym and snowboarding. Traveling is large part of her life, and she enjoys visiting new places and renewing her love for places she’s been. Laura also enjoy spending time with friends and family, and baking goodies for them to try.

Jessica Dumont-Robertson

Registered Massage Therapist

  • Prenatal and Postnatal Massage 
  • Cupping Therapies 
  • Therapeutic Massage 
  • Deep Tissue Massage 
  • Relaxation Massage 
  • Pediatric Massage 
  • Sports Massage 
  • Trigger Point Release 
  • Hydrotherapy (Hot Stone) 
  • Reiki 
Learn more about Jessica2023-03-11T18:08:14+00:00

Biography

I became a massage therapist in 2018 because I wanted to make a positive change in this world. I wanted a career where I could help people feel healthy and able to continue doing the things that they love.

Over the last couple of years, I have been trained in **sports massage, myofascial remodeling, cupping, and prenatal massage.** I have had mentors from several different backgrounds varying between extreme deep tissue, therapeutic sports massage to the quiet craniosacral approach. Within my practice, I prefer incorporating all of my backgrounds to fit the specific reason my client is coming in.

As an athlete, I know firsthand how debilitating injuries can be and how some symptoms never seem to go away. I use my experience from past injuries to help me understand where my clients are at and to formulate more sustainable treatment plans.

When I’m not helping others heal you can find me exploring the outdoors with my two kids and our two pugs!

I look forward to seeing you in my treatment room!

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Taylor McKee

Registered Massage Therapist

  • Prenatal and Postnatal Massage
  • Cupping Therapies
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Relaxation Massage
  • Pediatric Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Trigger Point Release
  • Hydrotherapy
Learn more about Taylor2022-12-19T17:15:43+00:00

Biography

I have always been a very active person, from my years as a National level competitive swimmer, to now being a CrossFit junkie. Years ago, when I was still swimming, I got a terrible back injury which started my love for self-care. Going for massages was what helped me the most to heal from my injury, which is what made me want to become a massage therapist myself. After doing some yoga teacher trainings, I went to school for massage therapy and received my honours diploma in January 2020 from the Alberta Institute of Massage. In August of 2021, my husband and I decided to move from our hometown Medicine Hat to the big city of Edmonton! We have been loving it and decided to call the city home.

I absolutely love being a massage therapist. I love being able to help my clients every day and see how much better they feel after their treatments. I very much believe in a multidisciplinary approach to healing, and I want to be able to help my clients with a proper treatment plan to get them back to feeling their best. I have special interest in prenatal and postnatal massage, and I have taken further courses to become a birth doula. I also very often treat clients with neck and shoulder pain, back pain, sciatic pain, and am able to provide therapeutic treatments, deep tissue, or relaxation massage.

Kelsey Byers

Registered Massage Therapist

  • Prenatal and Postnatal Massage
  • Acute / Chronic Injuries
  • Relaxation Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Fascial Stretch Therapy
  • Myofascial
  • Pediatric Massage
Learn more about Kelsey2024-04-30T18:27:31+00:00

Education

  • Massage Therapy – Macewan University, 2015
  • Physical / Occupational Therapy Assistant, 2020

Philosophy

Kelsey is passionate about patient centred care and enjoys building treatments around the specific needs of each client.

Fun Fact

Kelsey used to teach dance, and is still on the studios board of directors, She spends much of her free time helping with classes and performances

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Wendy Mitchell

Registered Massage Therapist

  • Prenatal and Postnatal Massage
  • Pain Management
  • Scar Release Therapy
  • Stress Release
  • Addressing physical symptoms through an energetic and spiritual lens
  • Relaxation Massage
  • Therapeutic Intra-Oral
  • Cupping
  • Myofascial
  • MPS (Microcurrent Point Stimulation)
  • Cranial Sacral
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Pediatric Massage
Learn more about Wendy2024-04-30T18:23:17+00:00

Education

  • Optician (1981)
  • Optometric Assistant (1998)
  • Massage Therapist (2000)
  • Medical Office Assistant (2013)

Additional Training

  • Cranial Sacral Therapy
  • MPS (Microcurrent Point Stimulation)
  • Cupping
  • Reflexology
  • Reiki
  • Access Consciousness

Philosophy

It’s not so much about the job, as she has never considered massage as a job. She just get to hang out with some really cool people. It’s more about belonging to a community and helping other along the way in their journey. Giving our patients our knowledge & experiences, while using it to improve health. Wendy welcomes the freedom to shine in the family of Pine!

Wendy has worked with many clients over the years from children to seniors. As a result, her belief is at different stages of our lives, pain free may be too much to ask for. However, easement would be a gift. The miracle of easement, giving patients a sense of hope is as essential as the treatment itself.

Fun Fact

Wendy loves hanging out with her family at the lake, reading and learning & swimming!

 

Megan Wallace

Megan Wallace

Registered Dietitian
I support both adult and pediatric populations in the following areas:

  • General Healthy Eating/Lifestyle Management
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Pre & Postnatal Nutrition
  • Intuitive Eating
  • Food Aversions/Intolerances
  • Food Allergies
  • Gut Health
  • Women’s Health
  • Food Relationship
  • Disordered Eating
  • Menu Planning
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As a Registered Dietitian it is my job to help people form healthy habits. I work with clients on a holistic level, as how we view food, procure it and eat it, touches almost every other aspect of our lives.
I am extremely passionate about helping each individual client and/or family find the most sustainable and enjoyable version of nutrition for them.
I also am a food-lover myself, so I have endless recipes, food shares, food fails and resources to pass on to my clients!

Sonia James

Registered Acupuncturist 

  • Stress management 
  • Anxiety, Depression and other psycho-emotional support 
  • Fertility
  • Pregnancy and Postpartum  
  • Menstrual Health  
  • Digestive Health 
  • Sleep disorders 
  • Pain related issues  
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Biography:

Hi! I’m Sonia, and I’ve been immersed in acupuncture for most of my life, having received the benefits of this medicine since I was a young girl.  I knew back then that this is what I would do when I grew up, and here I am now, having graduated from MacEwan’s Acupuncture program.  I am excited to meet you where your body, mind and spirit are at, and to make use of all the Chinese medicine modalities I’ve learned to help you tap into your own body’s healing abilities.  

Fun Fact: 

Outside of the clinic, you will usually find me taking all the joy from life that I can with family and friends, singing off key and laughing way too loud! 

 

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Jessica Ofstedahl

Registered Acupuncturist 
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 Wallace

Erica Bilobroka

Speech-Language Pathologist
Speech Therapy for Children, Adolescents, Teens & Adults

  • Speech Sounds
  • Motor Speech Disorders
  • Orofacial Myology and Tongue Thrust
  • Fluency (i.e. Stuttering)
  • Early Language Acquisition and Expansion
  • Early Literacy Skills
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Learning and Study Skills
  • Receptive or Expressive Language Delay
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Training and Certifications:

  • PROMPT+ Trained
  • Orofacial Myology: From Basics to Habituation
  • Various webinars on the assessment and treatment of Motor Speech Disorders through Apraxia Kids
  • Ultimate Play-Based Speech Therapy Certification
  • Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP)
  • Trauma Informed Care Certification
  • Health Change Methodology Certification
  • Indigenous Awareness and Sensitivity Certification

Why did you choose Speech-Language Pathology?

I began University with the intention of becoming a Pharmacist but quickly realized it wasn’t going to be a fulfilling career for me. Heading into my third year of my undergraduate degree, I started to explore the idea of becoming an SLP and did some volunteer work/clinical observations of an SLP in my hometown. Observing my very first session behind the two-way mirror, my heart and soul lit on fire! I knew that I had found the career that would never feel like work. I pursued Speech-Language Pathology from that moment on and have never looked back!

What ages of clients do you treat?

I have extensive experience working with school-aged children; however, I love working with kids of all ages and have also recently discovered joy working with young adults who are interested in improving their speech and/or oral rest posture.

Learn more about Erica

I received my Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta in 2008 and immediately pursued my Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, graduating in early 2011 from the Thesis-track. Since that time, I have worked in a variety of preschools, schools, and families’ homes with children aged 2-18. It is such a joy to work with families, building strong connections and getting to witness the excitement and pride that comes when communication breakthroughs are made. I truly feel so blessed to be entrusted with your loved ones and am grateful for every family that walks through my door. My goal is to make speech therapy fun, functional and engaging for your family!

When not at work, you will find me spending time with my husband and 2 children (4 & 6.5). We love to build Lego, swim, take family walks and explore our community playgrounds. I also love to read, take dance class, travel, and spend time with extended family and close friends.

Carin Broome

Speech-Language Pathologist
MSc.SLP, R.SLP, S-LP(C) 
Speech Therapy for Babies, Children, Adolescents, Teens & Adults 

  • Speech Sounds 
  • Motor Speech Disorders 
  • Oral Motor Delays/Disorders 
  • Pediatric Feeding Disorders 
  • Infant Feeding
  • Picky Eating
  • Orofacial Myology and Tongue Thrust
  • Pre and post frenectomy care
  • Early Language Acquisition and Expansion
  • Early Literacy Skills
  • Receptive or Expressive Language Delay 
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Training and Certifications:

  • PROMPT Bridging Trained
  • IAOM – 28-hour Certification-Track Course
  • Talk Tools ® – OPT™ Level 3 Therapist
  • Functional assessment and remediation of Tethered Oral Tissues
  • Breathe Baby – The Breathe Institute
  • Feed the Peds
  • Myo Munchee
  • The Floortime Course for Professionals
  • Pivotal Response Treatment Level 1 Certification
  • Hanen Certification in: It Takes Two to Talk, Learning Language and Loving It, Target Word, More Than Words, Talkability, ABC and Beyond
  • American Sign Language Level 1 and 2
  • “The Invisible Disability” Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Various webinars on pediatric feeding disorders
  • Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP)
  • AAC Ally
  • Various webinars and courses related to Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

About Carin:

I graduated from the University of Alberta in 2011. Since then, I have worked in a variety of settings including schools, community centres and families’ homes. I have a passion for helping children express themselves in a way that is meaningful and functional for them. I believe that children learn best through play and incorporate strategies into play and daily activities. I am also passionate about supporting children and adults to eat safely and enjoy food. The relationship between speech and feeding development is a special interest area and one that I love supporting children and families develop. I also value looking at the whole person and providing appropriate referrals to other disciplines to help everyone reach their potential.

When not at work, I am spending time with my husband and 3 kids (18, 16 and 8 months), watching musicals, trying new restaurants, and planning our next vacation.

 

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Dr. Shenaigh Newman

Chiropractor
Pine Cone Health Clinical Lead

  • Pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain
  • Pre/Postnatal care
  • Neonatal/Infant specific issues
  • Pediatrics
  • Concussion
  • TMJ disorders
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Neck pain/low back pain
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Biography:

Dr. Shenaigh Newman received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Alberta in 2011 and graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in 2016. She has always had a passion for treating pregnant and postpartum patients and that interest only grew after she became a mom in 2018. When not in the clinic, you can find her chasing after her toddler, snuggling her new baby or off on some new adventure in the mountains.

Education Credentials:

  • Doctor of Chiropractic (Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College)
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry (University of Alberta)
  • Certified TCM Acupuncture Provider
  • Certified Complete Concussion Management Provider
  • Webster Technique
  • Active Release Therapy (ART)
  • Graston Techniques
  • Kinesiology Taping

Philosophy:

Dr. Shenaigh delivers a hands-on, evidence-based, and patient-centred approach to treatment. She enjoys figuring out the root cause of the problem and helping give her patients the tools to help prevent the issue in the future. She believes that a well-rounded form of treatment is best and often combines manual therapy with education, stress management, nutrition guidance, and rehabilitation exercises. She is passionate about helping new moms (and dads!) navigate the journey into parenthood and helping them achieve their goals; whether it be to pick up their kid pain-free or to run a 10km next summer.

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Julia Mio

International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) 

  • Support for Breastfeeding, Lactating & Formula Feeding 
  • Prenatal Preparation  
  • Concerns & Discomfort: Nipple, Breast, Mastitis, Plugged Ducts, Milk Blebs and More 
  • Position & Latch  
  • Infant Growth, Sleep and Development 
  • Bottles: Starting, Refusal and more 
  • Tongue and Lip Ties: Assessment, Support and Navigating Complexities 
  • Pumping (Pump Rentals, Fittings, Routines, Pump Selection, etc.)  
  • Milk Production (Low Supply / Hypolactation, Hyperlactation, Stopping Lactation) 
  • Safe Formula Preparation, Choosing Formula 
  • Feeding through Different Stages (Distractable Nursing, Chest/Bottle Feeding with Solid Foods, Returning to Work while Lactating, etc.)  
  • Strategies for Weaning 
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Bio 

Julia is an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant and holds a Diploma in Child Psychology. She has had the privilege of helping thousands of parents since 2010. As a passionate advocate for families, she believes that parents are the ones who know their children best! She is dedicated to using her expertise to partner with families while navigating their unique journey into parenthood. 

Julia spent the beginning of her career as a founding partner of an Edmonton Breastfeeding Clinic where she cared for thousands of infant-parent dyads in partnership with a breastfeeding medicine physician. She now focuses on drawing on her 13+ years of expertise to offer respectful, evidence-based and practical solutions to all types of breastfeeding and infant nutrition challenges while centering families and their goals.  

She has provided mentorship and teaching to physicians, nurses, SLPs, physiotherapists etc. in all areas of breastfeeding and infant nutrition. With significant clinical expertise and additional training in areas such as milk production, infant oral structures (ex: tongue and lip ties), choosing and using feeding tools, infant reflexes and neurobiology and development, she is here to guide you along your feeding journey (sometimes one baby step at a time).  

Julia is proud member of several professional organizations such as the Institute for the Advancement of Breastfeeding and Lactation Education, International Lactation Consultant Association, Canadian Lactation Consultant Association, International Association of Tongue Tie Professionals and La Leche League Canada. 

She thoroughly enjoys continuing education and keeping her skills up to date. Highlights include: spending time in Portland, Oregon with Dr Bobby Ghaheri at his ENT clinic and attending the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Conference in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. 

Closer to home, she was trained directly by Dr Alison Hazelbaker as a validator and assessor using the Hazelbaker Assessment Tool for Lingual Frenulum Function (HATLFF) through the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Calgary in 2018-2019. This tool is now used as part of the AHS South-Zone Ankyloglossia Protocol in assessment and treatment of infants with oral restrictions (aka Tongue Ties and/or Lip Ties

When she is not working, she is trying to keep up with her two active kids in the Mill Creek ravine, enjoying a third cup of coffee or doting on her many (but never too many) houseplants!
 

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Jessica Brownoff

Jessica Brownoff

Senior Administrative Assistant/ Office Manager

Jessica was drawn to Pine for being a single location that offers an interdisciplinary and holistic approach for care, beautifully packaging support for the body and mind for all. You may know her as one of the lovely voices and smiling faces you see when you arrive to our clinic, or for her quick email replies. She currently helps to manage many of the behind-the-scenes operations of the Forest. 

She, alongside the brilliant mind of Laura Bryant make up the ‘Mitochondria of Pine’. Together they strive to optimize the delivery of care from our diversely talented providers and welcoming front-end admin team, to support the health needs of our wonderful clients. 

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Jessica has always had a passion for understanding and exploring the intricate connectivity and complexity of the human body. After completing a degree in Biology and Science Psychology, she realized her passion for working hands-on in health care, to make a direct impact on an individual’s life through nursing. 

Currently, Jessica is a Registered Nurse working in Women’s Health and Postpartum. By working with and learning from the invaluable family at Pine, Jessica hopes to bring the knowledge she has gained to the bedside. Ensuring that each individual she encounters feels respected, cared for, while being appropriately educated, empowered and advocated for, in order for them to play an active role in their healing journey.

Jessica understands that her patients’ health and wellbeing extend beyond their physical diagnosis and that working to promote all aspects of health are key for delivering optimal care. 

Jessica has a quirky sense of humour and is passionate about forming genuine connections with both the clients and staff within the Pine Community. She understands that each person plants a seed within the Pine Forest, with their own story and unique needs.

Laura Bryant

Laura Bryant

Senior Administrative Assistant/ Office Manager
Clinic Director

Carmen Gervais

Carmen Gervais

Administrative Assistant 

As someone who is extremely passionate about the mental health field, Pine has been the perfect work environment for me to be involved in. Currently working through school, to achieve my goal of becoming a Psychologist, Pine has been a huge support and motivation for me.  The integrated aspect of Pine is such a beautiful place for the community to come to. I strongly believe each client should feel safe, heard and welcomed right as they step through the door.
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Fun Fact:

When I am not working, I love hiking, yoga and horseback riding.

Taylor Melvie

Taylor Melvie

Administrative Assistant
Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Psychology (University of Alberta)  

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Education:

Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Psychology (University of Alberta)

Philosophy: 
I love being someone people can turn to when they need support, and my goal is to be a registered psychologist. I love connecting with people and offering a safe space for anyone. My own experiences have also led me towards a career in psychology and I want to use these experiences and education to help others heal and grow.    

Fun Fact: 
In my free time, I love reading and hanging out with my puppy, Presley! My nose is usually stuck in a book and I love adding my collection. If I’m not reading, I’m probably on a walk with my pup. 

Sorryn Kruger

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.

Brooklyn Weymouth

Brooklyn Weymouth

Administrative Assistant
I’ve gained an appreciation for psychology and understanding the science behind it. Pine provides the perfect environment to further dive into the world of holistic health and psychology, and I’m excited to expand my knowledge during my time here. I am currently attending Macewan University pursuing my Bachelor of Commerce degree.
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Fun Fact: 

In my free time I love listening to music, bingeing TV shows and movies, spending time with my friends, and enjoying hot summer days.

Myka James

Myka James

Administrative Assistant
Health and wellness are at the forefront of my priorities for myself, as well as others. I am currently finishing up school at the University of Alberta to become a recreation therapist, wanting to work with individuals with disabilities, as well as vulnerable populations. I have worked at the U of A as a teaching assistant and have also volunteered as a leisure companion with the Brain Care Centre. Working in an interdisciplinary health and wellness-oriented environment such as Pine has made me aware of the complexities and variations of people’s well-being, as well as the many ways we can assist them in reaching their goals! 

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Fun Fact: 

In my spare time, I enjoy going to the gym, cooking, and going on walks. 

Cameron Thorton

Cameron Thornton

Administrative Assistant
Mental and physical health are two of the most important things to me. I believe there is so much value in taking initiative when it comes to your wellness, and I am always so excited to help others take that step. Pine offers so many amazing approaches to helping and managing one’s physical and mental being and I am so happy to be a part of it. I am currently majoring in Sociology at the University of Alberta and have loved taking classes to expand my knowledge on Psychology! 

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Fun fact:

I can play 5+ instruments and truly love writing songs. When not enveloped in music you can find me at the climbing gym! I also am fluent in French and learning ASL. 

 

Mikaila Hiltz-Folster

Mikaila Hiltz-Folster

Administrative Assistant

Hi, my name is Mikaila and as an administrative assistant, I am so happy to welcome you to Pine!  

I am currently pursuing a Bachelor of Social Work, and holistic healing and health are at the top of my passions while entering this line of work. While here at Pine, my ultimate priority is to help ensure you have the smoothest experience possible.  

In my free time, I love to travel, watch reality tv and snuggle with my cat.  

Can’t wait to see you soon!  

Sophia McCourt

Sophia McCourt

Administrative Assistant
I am a 3rd year kinesiology student at the University of Alberta. I am also currently volunteering with the Program for Pregnancy and Postpartum Health at the University of Alberta. I have a passion for women’s health throughout their lifespan, especially pregnancy, the postpartum period, endometriosis, and pelvic health.  As such, I hope to be in medical school, learning to become a doctor and then further specializing in gynecology/obstetrics. In the meantime, I love working at Pine, it truly is a wonderful place to be. The interdisciplinary approach to health inspires me, as numerous modalities can converge in one place, making it more accessible to people who want to explore all that Pine has to offer. Overall, I learn something new every day regarding the topic of health and wellbeing, and plan to take everything I’ve learned to put into practice at Pine, university and (hopefully) one day as a doctor.

Sophia McCourt

Dana Miller

Administrative Assistant
Mental wellness and a healthy body has always been a priority for me, so after gaining my Medical Office Assistant Certificate it made sense for me to work at a place like Pine that creates safe places for people to heal and grow in their own wellness journeys. But when im not at Pine im usually on walks with my dog Jasper or adding the newest tattoo to what i call “my collection.

Sophia McCourt

Ava Loria

Administrative Assistant
Hello! I’m Ava, a proud member of the administrative assistant team that helps the forest operate! I am currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at the University of Alberta. I love learning new things about people and the world around me. I am a strong believer that the mind and body go hand in hand and love seeing this interaction and the unique approaches and perspectives put into action every day. I love finding ways to make someone’s day a little easier and ways to make life run a little smoother in any way possible whether it be a quick smile or a helpful phone call. Everyday I’m so grateful to be a part of such a welcoming community and to learn from each amazing human! 

Calista Powell (she/her)

PhD, MScPT, BSc, PgCSH, ACC

Licensed Physiotherapist
Currently on Maternity Leave
Edmonton Clinical Lead

Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Women
Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Pediatrics
Pelvic Health Physiotherapy for Gender Affirmation
Adult Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Passionate about treating:

  • Chronic Pelvic and Abdominal Pain
  • Sexual Dysfunction: Pain, Arousal, Orgasm, and Desire
  • Post Trauma Care
  • Pediatric Pelvic Health
  • Endometriosis/Adenomyosis

For more information on pediatric services, click here

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Post-Secondary Education:

  • Doctorate of Philosophy in Clinical Sexology, International Institute of Clinical Sexology, 2022
  • Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy, University of Alberta, 2017
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Sexual Health, University of Alberta, 2018
  • Bachelor of Science, Ambrose University, 2015

Additional Training:

  • The Evil Triplets of Female Pelvic Pain (& Their Friends…)
  • Endometriosis 101: Moving Towards Better Care
  • Special Considerations for Caesarean Section: Preparing for and Recovering from Belly Birth
  • Spinning Babies Workshop
  • Herman and Wallace: Pregnancy Rehabilitation
  • Herman and Wallace: Postpartum Rehabilitation
  • Herman and Wallace: Pediatric Incontinence
  • Physical Therapy in Gender-Affirming Care: Transgender Health
  • Hypopressive Training System Level 1 and 2
  • Acupuncture Canada Certification
  • The Female Athlete – Level 1
  • VM1: Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 1
  • Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation: Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy for Paediatrics
  • Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation: Physiotherapy for Ano-rectal Disorders
  • Pelvic-Perineal Re-Education 2: The Physical Therapy Approach for Dyspareunia
  • K-Tape for Women’s Health Certification
  • Treating Urinary Incontinence: Pelvic Floor Muscle Re-education and Behavioural Techniques

Philosophy:

Cali dedicates herself to providing exceptional care to her patients. Through her own experiences Cali recognizes the importance of listening to patient’s concerns and experiences, ensuring they feel heard, understood, and validated. Cali uses a comprehensive approach to physiotherapy, providing well rounded, individualized treatment plans for each patient. She is committed to continuous education, constantly seeking out the latest research and knowledge ensuring that patients are receiving the most effective and evidence-based care. Cali focuses on utilizing education, manual therapy and exercise to help address the needs and goals of each patient. Her passion for what she does comes from witnessing her patients’ transformation and recovery and she strives to create a safe and supportive environment where they can embark on their healing journey with confidence and trust.

Fun Fact:

My desire to become a physiotherapist started with a volunteer trip to Thailand when I was 19. Seeing the effects of physical injuries on people’s livelihoods I realized that things like physiotherapy can make such a difference in someone’s life. I also dream of writing a book.

Calista Naismith Physiotherapy
Jada Nedelec Acupuncture

Jada Nedelec

Acupuncture Therapist
Pine Community Building Lead – Edmonton
Currently on Maternity Leave

R.Ac, HHP, Reflexology, Doula

  • Menstrual Health
  • Fertility
  • Pregnancy, & Postpartum
  • Digestive Health Including Crohn’s disease
  • Constipation
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Nausea, & Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Stress
Team-member

39

Team Members

Patients-treated

8K+

Patients Treated

kids

54

Kids Between Us

Pine Health Founders:

Mallory Becker & Jillian Palmer

Every tree in a forest is valuable. Young trees enjoy protection from harsh winds and temperatures, and old trees can grow to be strong and protect the seedlings beneath them. Together, trees create a community that offers support and protection.

We can’t think of a more beautiful metaphor for health and the journey of life than the Pine tree.

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