Practitioners

REGISTERED PSYCHOLOGISTS & MENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONERS

Brian Welling, MA, BA
Brian Welling, MA, BA

Registered Psychologist

Brian currently sees individual adults for a wide range of issues, including, but not limited to trauma, addictions, personal growth, grief and loss, relationship and communication issues, existential issues, adjustment issues, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, personality disorders, anger management, high functioning autism, and psychosis.

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Jillian Paschen
Jillian Paschen

Student Therapist

Jillian believes each human being yearns to be seen and heard for the individual they are, most deeply. She is currently in the 4th year of her Master of Psychotherapy and Spirituality, Art Therapy Specialization at St. Stephens College, and completing the practicum portion of her degree at Welling Centre under the supervision of Registered Canadian Art Therapist, Lucy Lu, and Brian Welling, Registered Psychologist.

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Katherine Dunford
Katherine Dunford

Provisional Psychologist

Katherine is a provisional psychologist with a Master of Counselling degree from the University of Lethbridge. She is trained in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Her goal is to provide help and support to those who want to break the cycle of pain and suffering, recover from adverse experiences, and live satisfying lives of wellness and joy. She uses a spiritual and holistic approach to assess and optimize all areas of an individual’s life, and this can include incorporating yoga and mindfulness meditation into her practice.

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Lisa Harder
Lisa Harder

Student Therapist

Lisa is an empathetic, compassionate individual who strives to help everyone recognize their own strength, resiliency, and worth in a safe environment. She is currently completing the practicum component of her Master’s degree at Welling Centre under the supervision of Registered Psychologist, Brian Welling.
Lisa believes a client-centred, holistic approach to counselling is key. She is drawn to both the psychodynamic and humanistic schools of thought, but also has considerable experience with cognitive-behavioural and solution-focused methods. Lisa brings with her four years of direct addictions and mental health counselling experience.

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LICENSED HOMEOPATH

Mette Mitchell
Mette Mitchell

Homeopath, Bsc (hons), LCHE

Mette is an experienced homeopath from Denmark, where she is a Registered Alternative Health Practitioner. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree, in homeopathy, from Middlesex University in the UK in 2015, and became a licensed homeopath through the Centre for Homeopathic Education (CHE) in London.

She is a trained classical homeopath but has also enjoyed an education that provided a thorough training in other methods of homeopathy, in particular, the Eizayaga layers method, acute prescribing, and organ support/detoxification. She chooses the method that is most suited to each individual case.

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REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Scarlet Welling-Yiannakoulias
Scarlet Welling-Yiannakoulias

Registered Massage Therapist

Scarlet’s technique is slow, rhythmic, and gradual as she thoroughly treats areas of soft tissue dysfunction. She works by the principle that calming the nervous system invites muscles to soften and treatment to be most effective. Therefore, though she uses deep tissue, active release, PNF stretching, and trigger point release techniques when appropriate, the overall experience is deeply relaxing.

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OSTEOPATHIC MANUAL THERAPY (OMT)

Theresa Dextrase
Theresa Dextrase

Osteopathic Manual Therapy (OMT)

A session with Theresa involves primarily gentle osteopathic palpation and manipulation. She hopes to bring you more in touch with how you are living in your body, and your internal resources. All work takes place within your comfort.
Theresa has been a health professional since 1995. She completed a 7-year program with the Canadian School of Osteopathy—Manual Practice (Vancouver Campus) in April of 2016. She won a research award for her thesis, A Qualitative study of the Osteopathic Manual Therapist as Educator in Clinical Practice and thus was entitled to and completed an extra year of advanced studies with the main campus of the college in Montréal, Collège d’Études Ostéopathique.

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YOGA INSTRUCTOR

Shari Arial
Shari Arial

Trauma Informed Yoga Instructor

Shari Arial was drawn to Trauma-Informed Yoga with the desire to help others learn tools to support their mental wellness. Shari’s lighthearted approach creates a supportive space for self-inquiry and self-care while addressing the deeper issues people face.  Shari’s training background is unique and specific to offering Trauma-Informed Yoga, including Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy which combines yoga with elements of contemporary mind-body psychology, trauma-informed practices and consideration of body complaints.

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