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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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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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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Natasha Chevalier
Natasha Chevalier

Student Therapist

Natasha is a warm hearted, compassionate and empathetic individual who believes that every person is unique and should be treated as such. She is currently completing the practicum portion of her Master’s degree at Welling Centre under the supervision of Brian Welling, Registered Psychologist. Natasha is drawn to the depth psychology and humanistic schools of thought. She believes a client centered and collaborative approach is important in counselling.

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Carly Colasimone
Carly Colasimone

Certified Canadian Counsellor

Carly is an empathic, thoughtful, and easy-going individual who is devoted to helping those going through stressful and difficult times. Carly has been influenced by the work of Carl Rogers, Carl Jung, and Alfred Adler. She works from a client-centered approach with the belief that clients are the experts of their own lives. She emphasizes building strong therapeutic relationships. Carly is also heavily influenced by cognitive-behavioural methods. Carly’s goal is to create a safe and supportive environment for all her clients. Her clinical interests include working with depression, stress, and anxiety.

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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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