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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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 Shahinoor Meghji

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:

  • 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.

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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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Kelsey Wittebolle

Registered Psychologist
Individual Adults
Children Ages Birth to 11 Years Old

  • Perinatal Mood Disorders (Pregnancy/Postpartum Depression & Anxiety)
  • Perinatal Struggles (Adjustment Difficulties, Attachment Issues & Bonding)
  • Anxiety, stress, worry, perfectionism
  • 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

Fun Fact about Kelsey

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

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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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Rachel Pharo

Registered Social Worker (RSW)/Master of Social Work (MSW)
Individual Adults & Couples

  • Anxiety, Stress, Worry, & Burnout
  • Depression & Mood
  • Perinatal Struggles (Incl. Adjustment Difficulties, Relationship Changes, Family Dynamics)
  • Perinatal Mood Disorders (Pregnancy/Postpartum Depression & Anxiety,)
  • Relationship Concerns and Family Dynamics
  • Self-Esteem, Confidence Building & Setting Boundaries
  • Life Transitions
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Grief & Loss
  • Reproductive Concerns or Fertility Struggles (Indiv. & Couples)
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Life does not always look how you expected or hoped that it would, which is often times a difficult adjustment.  Sometimes long term counselling is needed to deal with hurtful experiences in the past, while other times a stressful event occurs that might need just a few meetings to address. Rachel’s aim from the start of the counselling journey is to ensure that you feel empowered, hopeful, and that there is a plan in place to help you to start feeling better. She works to create a welcoming, non-judgemental and safe space for all those she meets with. She can offer new skills and different perspectives to combine with your strengths and experience to help you achieve your goals.

Rachel has a Master of Social Work (Clinical Specialization) from the University of Calgary, and has been working with individuals and families in Alberta for over fifteen years. She started her career working with children and families in Southern Alberta and moved to Edmonton in 2011. She has worked with families of all shapes and sizes, including those with multiples.

She has always enjoyed working with families and supporting parents to raise their little ones while also maintaining their own mental health and sense of self. Working with women who are trying to conceive, pregnant, or postpartum, including those struggling with postpartum depression and anxiety, or couples struggling with infertility or reproductive concerns has also been an area of interest.

Additionally, she is experienced in working with individuals going through life transitions, relationship stress, anxiety and panic, depression, stress, grief and loss, family dynamics, trauma, self-esteem, confidence building, setting boundaries, and chronic health issues or life-altering illness, amongst many other concerns.

Note: Rachel is a Registered Social Worker with a Masters degree (MSW). Similar to Psychologists, MSW’s attend graduate school and are primarily focused on treating psychological issues, and are considered a specialty of general social work practice. They may treat many issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship challenges, self-esteem, stress, life transitions, pre/postpartum struggles and more.

Most insurance companies cover the services of a MSW similarity to Psychologists however, with all of our practitioners we strongly encourage you to check your individual policy. Most plans from Blue Cross and Greenshields allow us to direct Bill plans and health spending accounts and other insurance plans typically require you to self-submit.”

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Vanessa Colombina

Registered Psychologist
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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Brittany Sales

Registered Provisional 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).

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Simone Moniz

Registered Provisional Psychologist
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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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.

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Lynn Wolff

Registered Psychologist #1610, M. Sc., M.A.Sc.
Individual Adults & Couples

Fertility Struggles
Coping With Medical Treatments for Assisted Reproduction
Relationships Issues
Divorce & Blended Families
Anxiety & Depression
Grief & Loss
Trauma & PTSD
Egg Donor Psychological Evaluations

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Specialty Training: EMDR (Eye Movement Sensitization and Reprocessing), SRT (Self-Regulation
Therapy)
Philosophy: I strongly believe one major path to health is building and maintaining healthy relationships – from that place I have a passion for couples’ therapy. In individual therapy, which is also important to me, I always keep my eye (and ear) on relationship health. I really value the practice of psychology – every life is different, every way of approaching life’s challenges is unique to each individual.

Treatment Specialities: I have some expertise in dealing with fertility challenges, coping with the pain and stress of infertility diagnoses and the medical treatments. I see both couples and individuals as they manage this difficult time in their lives, which turns everything upside-down.

Fun fact about Lynn: In my private life, my favourite books and movies are autobiographies and biographies – I really

love to see the sense people make of their own lives, and in biography, to follow the interesting trail, which is often so much more adventuresome than fiction.

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Heather D. MacDonald

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

  • 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.

Philosophy: I consider it a privilege to work with individuals and couples 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 and couples 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
  • 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, Fringe plays, live music, watching Oilers games and tennis, and spending time with family and friends.

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Samantha Copithorne

Registered Psychologist
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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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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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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.

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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 Hupka

Licensed Physiotherapist
Pelvic Floor Physio Women
Musculoskeletal Physio Men & Women

  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Urgency / Frequency
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Pelvic Floor Hypertonicity
  • Diastasis Rectus Abdominus
  • Vaginismus
  • Dyspareunia (painful intercourse)
  • Vulvodynia, Vestibulodynia, Coccydynia
  • Pain of Lumbopelvic-hip complex (pubic symphysis, sacroiliac, etc.)
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Chronic Constipation
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Pregnancy Pain (pelvis, ribs, etc.)
  • Pudendal Neuralgia (pelvis / genital pain)
  • Birth Preparation
  • Post Abdominal /Pelvic Surgical Rehab
  • Perineal Tears
  • Pelvic Floor Birth Preparation
  • General Musculoskeletal injury/pain( all ages, male & female)
  • Pelvic Floor Muscle Training / Down Training
  • Core Strengthening
  • Biofeedback
  • Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS)
  • Myofascial Release Techniques
  • Dry Needling / IMS
  • External / Internal Pelvic Floor Manual Therapy
  • Osteoporosis
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Bio 
Kelsey graduated in 2019 with her Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of 
Alberta. She has completed postgraduate training in Biomedical Dry Needling, Concussion 
Rehab, & Women’s Health. When she is not in the clinic, you can usually find Kelsey roller  
blading in the river valley, on a patio with some friends, at the lake with her family, or catching 
up on her guilty pleasure TV shows (either the Bachelor or 90 Day Fiance lol)  
 
Philosophy and style  
During my master’s degree I had the option to take a pelvic health elective and realized how 
little we as women are taught about our reproductive and sexual health. My interest in women’s 
health continued to grow and I learned heartbreaking truths about our healthcare system and 
the mismanagement of women’s health. This did not sit well with me, and I knew I wanted to 
pursue this specialty and work towards elevating the standard of care for women’s health. 
 
I take on a patient centered approach to therapy where I make sure to start with a thorough 
understanding of the individual’s history and their goals for physio. I make sure my clients 
understand why their injury/condition occurred and how the treatment I am providing will 
address it. My main goal is to empower clients learn about their bodies, answer their questions, 
and remove any shame that may have been associated with their issues. I strive to build 
collaborative relationships with my clients where we can work together to reach their goals and 
get them back to doing the things they love.
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Brenna Schuldhaus

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
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Brenna graduated from the University of Alberta with a MSc. in Physiotherapy (2020) after 
completing a BSc. in Honours Neuroscience (2017). She has a special interest in women’s health, 
chronic pain/pain neuroscience, and sports injury rehabilitation. She has completed 
postgraduate training in women’s health, and has acted as head trainer for the Edmonton 
Pandas U18 AA Hockey (AFHLin their 2021-2022 season, and as a game-coverage 
physiotherapist for the Augustana Vikings (ACAC) Men’s Hockey during the 2021-2022 season. 
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Lisa De Villiers

Licensed Physiotherapist
Pelvic Floor Physio Women & Men
Musculoskeletal Physio Men & Women
Pilates Instructor

  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Pelvic/Low Back/Abdominal Pain
  • Painful Intercourse
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Diastasis Recti
  • Pregnancy Pain
  • Birth Preparation
  • Post Abdominal /Pelvic Surgical Rehab
  • Core Strengthening
  • Clinical Pilates
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Victoria Wilk

Licensed Physiotherapist
Pelvic Floor Physio Men & 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
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Education Credentials:

  • Bachelors of Science (MacEwan University, 2016)
  • Masters of Science in Physical Therapy (U of A, 2018)
  • BioMedical Dry Needling (2019)
  • Pelvic Health Solutions: Level 1 & 2 (2021)

Biography: 

Victoria graduated in 2018 with her Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta. She has been working in a private practice setting for the last 3 years. She has completed postgraduate training in Biomedical Dry Needling & Women’s Health. Victoria has had a very strong passion for pelvic floor physiotherapy since she began her Master’s in 2016, and is thrilled to have the opportunity to bring her knowledge and passion for these patients to the community at Pine!

In her spare time, you can find Victoria walking her dog, renovating her house, or throwing some pottery in the home studio she shares with her family.

Philosophy & Style: 

My treatment style for all my patients is rooted in instilling independence and advocating for their well-being. Over the past 3 years of working, I have learned that I feel the most fulfilled in my job when I am able to build a collaborative relationship where me and the patient work together to help them enjoy their life and meet their goals, whatever that may look like. I chose this speciality of pelvic health physiotherapy to help individuals of all anatomies whose concerns are preventing them from doing the things they love. My main goal of treatment is to advocate for, and empower these individuals to not feel shame surrounding their issues, and to be someone with whom they feel comfortable and safe navigating their path to recovery.

 

 

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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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Jillian Palmer

Licensed Physiotherapist
Pelvic Floor Physio Women
Musculoskeletal Physio Men & Women
Gross Motor Assessments for Children (preschool and up)

  • 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
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Emily Coggles

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
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Education Credentials:

  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy (University of Alberta, 2004)
  • Certificate in Acupuncture (Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute, 2006)
  • Certificate in Spinal Manipulation (Swodeam Institute, 2008)
  • Levels 1, 2, and 3 in Instructor for Osteoporosis (Sarah Meeks Seminars, 2009)
  • Certificate in Gunn IMS (iSTOP: Institute for the Study and Treatment of Pain, 2011)
  • Certificate in Fundamentals of Pregnancy & Postpartum PT (American Physiotherapy Association, 2014)
  • Certificate in Pelvic Floor Level 1 (Herman & Wallace: Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, 2018)
  • Certificate in Treating Urinary Incontinence (Lois Hole Hospital for Women, 2018)

Philosophy:
My 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. My 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. I believe in the importance of understanding your specific goals and tailoring evidence-based treatment to what you need. I am here to support you and to encourage you in a safe, empathetic environment.

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

Treatment Specialties:
My background is initially in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, so I am able to bring forward a diverse tool-box to help patients in their pregnancy and post-partum journey. I have experience with acupuncture, IMS, soft tissue mobilization, and spinal manipulation. I also use the foundational strategies in pelvic health including breathing, core work and exercise. I am focused on concrete advice and education to help you understand your body. I am dedicated to active exercises that will empower you to make change in your body. I believe 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. I have experience with vaginal births, C-sections, and VBACs. As a twin mama, I also have personal and professional experience with working with moms of multiples.

Fun Fact about Emily:
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

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 and Rehabilitation
  • Post Abdominal / Pelvic Surgical Rehab
  • Core Strengthening Pilates
  • Sports Injuries
  • Complex Musculoskeletal Conditions
  • Vertigo/Dizziness
  • Gunn IMS/Needling
  • Acupuncture AFCI
  • TMD (TMJ dysfunction)
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Simone Fleet

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
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Carrie McFetridge

Registered Massage Therapist

  • Pre & Post Natal Craniosacral Therapy with Visceral Manipulation
  • Infant/Paediatric Craniosacral Therapy with Visceral Manipulation
  • Advanced Myofascial Therapy
  • Manual Lymphatic Treatment
  • Trigger Point Release
  • Joint Mobilization
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Biography:

Carrie, “The Baby Osteo”, is a Manual Osteopathic Therapist who started as a Massage Therapist.  She graduated from the Manual Osteopathic College of Canada and the Alberta College of Massage Therapy, both with Honours with Distinction and is part of ACMT’s faculty. She has always had a passion for helping people and problem solving- the perfect combo for this career!
When she’s not working, she’s spending time with her 3 kids and dog and planning her next kayaking adventure with her partner. 

Philosophy & Style:

Carrie is a facilitator of healing.  She believes that our bodies want to be healthy and balanced and are always trying to communicate what they need.  It’s her job to listen to your body and give it the helping hand necessary to return to health and balance.  Carrie’s holistic approach aims to find the root cause of the issue and treat it in a gentle, long-lasting way. Her skills allow her to treat all stages of life, but she does have a special interest in moms and babies. 

Qualifications & Treatment Modalities:

  • Manual Osteopathic Therapist
  • Registered Massage Therapist

Additional Training:

  • Paediatric Osteopathic Apprenticeship                      
  • Tethered Oral Tissues in Osteopathy                                                 
  • CranioSacral Therapy for Cranial Nerves                                                                    
  • CranioSacral Therapy for Conception, Pregnancy, & Birth                
  • CranioSacral Therapy for Pediatiatrics                                               
  • SomatoEmotional Release                                                                  
  • Visceral Manipulation                                                                         
  • Access Consciousness: Access the Bars 
  • Usui Ryoho Reiki, Levels 1-3
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Laura Bryant

Registered Massage Therapist

  • Prenatal Massage
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Relaxation Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Paediatric & Geriatric Massage
  • Chair Massage
  • Fascial Stretch Therapy
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Hydrotherapy
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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.

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Vanessa Shynkaruk

Registered Massage Therapist

  • 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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Stephanie Fahey

Registered Massage Therapist

  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Relaxation Massage
  • Prenatal Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Myofascial Therapy
  • Sports Massage
  • Fascial Stretch Therapy
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Joint Mobilizati
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I have always wanted to help people by working in the healthcare field. Growing up in the small town of Camrose, Alberta, I wanted to experience the big city. So in 2009, I packed up and moved to Edmonton to begin my journey.

I completed a Hospital Unit Clerk program at Norquest College and worked as a Clinical Drug Services Analyst at Alberta Blue Cross. However, I wanted something more. I wanted a different focus in health care and to provide hands on treatment in a natural way. Having used massage as my own healing remedy, I decided to take the leap of faith and explore it as a career. I completed the 2200 hour massage program at Alberta College of Massage Therapy (ACMT) in January 2021 and have never been more excited to immerse myself into the world of massage!

I love helping people with massage and I am passionate about women’s health and wellness. My interest in massage comes from using it in my personal life as a tool to relieve stress, anxiety and to improve skin conditions and circulation. I believe massage is one of the safest and most natural ways to improve mental and physical health. It addresses both the mind and body at the same time, which is so important for overall health.

I treat massage as a creative outlet where I can create tailored sequences and unique treatment plans for my client’s individual needs. I incorporate both relaxation and therapeutic massage techniques, so the client begins and ends the session feeling relaxed, comfortable and content. My goal as a massage therapist is for my clients to feel better than when they first arrived. I am currently further exploring facial and neck massage techniques, as well as cupping treatments. In the near future, I hope to offer these additional modalities in my practice.

In my free time, I enjoy being in nature, going for hikes in the mountains and camping. I also recently took up snowboarding as an activity for the winter. I am a lover of music and art. I enjoy attending live music concerts and exploring art markets. Self expression is important for me, so I make it a priority to paint and connect with my creative side.

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Megan Wallace

Registered Dietician
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!

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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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Carrie McFetridge

Manual Osteopathic Therapist

  • Pelvic, low back, abdominal pain
  • IBS, heartburn, constipation
  • Pregnancy Pain
  • TMJD
  • Anxiety
  • Ehlers Danlos Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Long-haul dysfunction
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Biography:

Carrie, “The Baby Osteo”, is a Manual Osteopathic Therapist who started as a Massage Therapist.  She graduated from the Manual Osteopathic College of Canada and the Alberta College of Massage Therapy, both with Honours with Distinction and is part of ACMT’s faculty. She has always had a passion for helping people and problem solving- the perfect combo for this career!
When she’s not working, she’s spending time with her 3 kids and dog and planning her next kayaking adventure with her partner. 

Philosophy & Style:

Carrie is a facilitator of healing.  She believes that our bodies want to be healthy and balanced and are always trying to communicate what they need.  It’s her job to listen to your body and give it the helping hand necessary to return to health and balance.  Carrie’s holistic approach aims to find the root cause of the issue and treat it in a gentle, long-lasting way. Her skills allow her to treat all stages of life, but she does have a special interest in moms and babies. 

Qualifications & Treatment Modalities:

  • Manual Osteopathic Therapist
  • Registered Massage Therapist

Additional Training:

  • Paediatric Osteopathic Apprenticeship                      
  • Tethered Oral Tissues in Osteopathy                                                 
  • CranioSacral Therapy for Cranial Nerves                                                                    
  • CranioSacral Therapy for Conception, Pregnancy, & Birth                
  • CranioSacral Therapy for Pediatiatrics                                               
  • SomatoEmotional Release                                                                  
  • Visceral Manipulation                                                                         
  • Access Consciousness: Access the Bars 
  • Usui Ryoho Reiki, Levels 1-3
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Brittney Pederson

Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

  • Prenatal Preparation
  • Position & Latch
  • Use & Selection of Feeding Tools (Bottles, Cups, Pumps, etc.)
  • Dealing with Under Supply
  • Handling Mastitis, Thrush, Pain or Damage
  • Introduction to Solid Foods, Returning to Work
  • Strategies for Weaning
  • Group Classes (virtual)
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Erica Bilobroka

Speech-Language Pathology
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.

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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.

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Dr. Shenaigh Newman

Chiropractor

  • 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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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.

Carmen Gervais

Administrative Assistant and Social Media

I feel passionate about mental and physical health. I believe everyone deserves to continually grow throughout their lives to become the best version of oneself.  I am currently working on my Bachelor of Arts with a major in Psychology and minor in Sociology, with a goal to become a Registered Psychologist. I am working on my trauma sensitive yoga teacher training and also have training and practice Reiki healing. I push myself to grow and learn as much as I can, in all different ways. I strive to make sure each client that walks through Pine’s door feels comfortable and heard before heading into their appointment.

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Fun Fact:

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

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Laura Bryant

Senior Administrative Assistant/ Office Manager

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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Michelle Johnson

Administrative Assistant
As an advocate for mental health and wellness, I am passionate about people and the pursuit of overcoming obstacles in their lives. I strongly believe in treating each individual as an equal, providing them with a space to feel heard and treated with kindness. I have a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology and am currently working towards completing a Masters of Counselling through City University.

Taylor Melvie

Administrative Assistant
Finishing Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in psychology with a minor in sociology (University of Alberta)
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Philosophy: 
I have a passion for mental health and psychology. My goal is to be a registered psychologist because I love connecting with people and offering a safe space for anyone. My own experiences have led me towards a career in psychology. I want to use my own experiences and education to help others heal and grow.  

Fun Fact: 
In my free time, I love reading! My nose is usually stuck in a book and I love adding my collection. I also love running and hiking! 

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our psychologists at Pine specialize in treating anxiety

Rachel Walpert Fairbrother

Registered Psychologist
Currently on Maternity Leave
Individual Adults & Teens (11-17)

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues (Individually), Codependency,
  • Separation, Attachment Issues & Family Conflict
  • Self-Harm & Suicidal Ideation
  • Addictions, Adult Children of Alcoholics & Harm Reduction
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Grief & Loss
  • Life Transitions & Being a New Parent
  • Perinatal Struggles (Incl. Adjustment Difficulties, Postpartum Anxiety & Depression)
  • Birth Trauma
  • Pregnancy Loss
  • Career Guidance
  • Parenting
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Perinatal Mood Disorders
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Education Credentials:
● Masters in Counselling Psychology (University of Ottawa, 2015);
● Bachelor in Psychology (Trent University, 2011);
● Social Work- General Interest Courses (University of Northern British Columbia, 2013)
● EMDR- Level 1 Basic Training, 2019
● Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Training, 2017
● Certified ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) Facilitator, 2015
● Cultural Competency Training in Indigenous Mental Health
○Mentorship from Elder Harriet Geddes, Fort Providence, NWT- 2015
○Indigenous Canada- Department of Native Studies Online Course- University of Alberta, 2017
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.

Treatment Specialities: I have been fortunate to have worked in a variety of counselling settings over the last six years, which have helped to shape me into the therapist I am today. I began my journey working with adolescents in residential settings, who struggled with mental health
challenges such as childhood trauma, anxiety, depression or addiction. Following this experience, I moved to an Indigenous Dene community in the Northwest Territories where I worked with adults, youth and families. Here, I gained valuable insight into counselling within a multicultural context.

Upon settling in Edmonton, I have had the privilege of working at a non-profit agency that supports adults struggling with complex mental and physical health challenges. This role has allowed me to practice from a trauma-informed and harm-reduction lens, allowing for greater compassion and individualized treatment.I am passionate about supporting individuals to overcome hardship in the areas of trauma, grief,
addiction, anxiety and depression, relationship challenges, self-esteem, self-exploration, and life transitions. Working at Pine has allowed me to apply these skills to perinatal mental health; whether that may be support the transitioning into parenthood, overcoming a birth trauma, or experiencing loss.

Fun fact about Rachel: I am a huge animal lover! I have 2 dogs and take them gallivanting through the river valley or mill creek whenever I get the chance!

Mallory Becker

Registered Psychologist
Currently on Maternity Leave

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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Elizabeth Cyrankiewicz

Elizabeth Cyrankiewicz

Licensed Physiotherapist
Currently on Maternity Leave
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
  • Visceral Manipulation
  • Cranial Sacral Therapy
  • Abdominal Injuries
  • Sports Injuries
  • Complex Musculoskeletal Conditions
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Liz graduated with Distinction from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2013 and completed her Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta in 2015.
Liz loves to learn and has taken many post-graduate courses in Orthopedics and Pelvic Health as well as Acupuncture, Visceral Manipulation, Cranial Sacral Therapy and Functional Resistance Training.
Prior to physiotherapy, Liz worked in the fitness industry as a CSEP Certified Personal Trainer and since then has become a Hypopressive Instructor and 200 HR Registered Yoga Teacher with extra training in Restorative Yoga as well as Prenatal and Postpartum Yoga.
Liz is also involved in the Edmonton birth community and has completed her CAPPA Labour Doula Training, which has given her huge insight into the amazing things the female body can do and how resilient it truly is.
She 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.
Liz is trained to treat a variety of dysfunctions and her caseload includes everything from pelvic health, abdominal issues, prenatal and postpartum health, sports injuries and complex musculoskeletal conditions.
Beyond physiotherapy, Liz enjoys spending time with family and friends, being out in nature and exploring Edmonton’s numerous festivals and events. Her hobbies include biking, hiking, snowshoeing and travelling to new places.

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Jada Nedelec

Acupuncture Therapist
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

Kelsea Mabuchi

Licensed Physiotherapist
Currently on Maternity Leave
Pelvic Floor Physio Women
Musculoskeletal Physio 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
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Filipa Da Cruz Godinho

Licensed Physiotherapist
Currently on Maternity Leave

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 and Rehabilitation
  • Post Abdominal / Pelvic Surgical Rehab
  • Core Strengthening

Calista Powell (she/her)

Licensed Physiotherapist
Currently on Maternity Leave

Pelvic Floor Physio Women
Pediatric Pelvic Health Physio
Transgender Pelvic Health Physio
Musculoskeletal Physio Men and Women

  • Urinary Incontinence
  • 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
  • Visceral Manipulation
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Team-member

39

Team Members

Patients-treated

8K+

Patients Treated

kids

54

Kids Between Us

Pine Health Founders:

Mallory Becker & Jillian Palmer

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