Registered Psychologists

& Mental Health Practitioners

BRIAN WELLING, BA, MA

Registered Psychologist

Brian is a registered psychologist and former instructor at both MacEwan University, where he taught psychology to undergraduates, and at St. Stephen’s College, where he trained practicum students enrolled in graduate programs in the Department of Psychotherapy and Spirituality. He has worked in community clinics, specialized multi-disciplinary teams in the inner city, and as a mental health consultant and trainer for front-line staff in programs funded by Children’s Services. Brian received his MA in Counselling Psychology at the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Vancouver. He also has training in psychodrama, Brain Spotting, hypnotherapy, and EMDR. He is certified as an instructor in Mental Health First Aid, and as a peer-coach in Motivational Interviewing. Brian specializes in trauma treatment and addictions counselling, but also treats a variety of concerns.

Brian has been significantly influenced by the depth psychology theories of Carl Jung and Alfred Adler, and has a special interest in spiritual growth and personal development. Part of his own spiritual development involved working intensively with shamans in Peru.

Brian is the driving force behind the Welling Centre. He views the human psyche as striving for balance, wholeness and growth. In his own pursuit of this, Brian enjoys spending time with his family, loves animals, music, movies, and is passionate about mythology, shamanism, and mysticism.

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Population Brian Serves

Brian currently sees individual adults, families, and groups 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. He also works very well with adult children of parents who were: narcissistic, selfish, or absent; had addictions; were neglectful or abusive emotionally, physically, or sexually; or had rigid or extreme belief systems.

Treatment Specialties

  • Trauma
  • Addictions
  • Personal growth
  • Adult children of parents with addictions
  • Adult children of narcissistic, selfish, or absent parents
  • Adult children of neglectful, physically/emotionally/sexually abusive parents
  • Adult children of parents with rigid or extreme belief systems
  • People who feel like they do not belong or fit in
  • Grief and loss
  • Existential issues
  • Bipolar and personality disorders
  • Anger management
  • High functioning autism
  • Psychosis

SUZAN ERRITZOE

Transpersonal Counsellor and Workshop Facilitator

Suzan is an experienced Danish-registered counsellor, teacher and workshop facilitator. She has been seeing clients individually for over 20 years, as well as guiding groups in meditation and mindfulness and leading workshops in how to align with deeper levels of our true inner nature and authentic being. Her psychotherapeutic education draws widely from different traditions: from cognitive and psychodynamic to the existential and transpersonal approaches.

Her work has over the years become more centered around what she sees as our unique ability, to directly connect with what is deeper within us than our psychological structures. This is a step into a ’Deeper” or ”Higher” Self, informed by our innate levels of heart-knowledge. A reconnection with the genuine aspects of our own true nature, that register in us as qualities of Love, Meaning, Clarity, Purpose, Intimacy and Belonging.

Suzan is the owner of ”Being One” Counseling; www.beingone.ca

Population Suzan Serves

Suzan offers counselling services and workshops for couples and individuals; Anyone who wishes to connect more with their true nature and essential resources – to connect with a depth of heart, that heals, nourishes and fulfills. She believes, that every difficulty or issue in our lives can be a potential door into more meaning and goodness – pointing us in the ”right” direction and taking us to where we long to be. Her many years of training along with her professional and personal experiences, has given her a unique presence and ability to guide her clients into a way of being, that initiates an awakening in the heart, bringing us back to the beauty of what we first truly are, as Love.

PLEASE NOTE: Suzan is not a psychologist, so she does not treat conditions that grossly impair a person’s functioning. For more severe mental health conditions, please see one of the above practitioners.

Suzan Helps People

  • Live authentically, from a deeper honesty and Love
  • Awaken inner essential qualities and resources
  • Deepen and grow in relations with others
  • Heal emotional wounds
  • Uncover answers to deep inner longings
  • Find clarity and direction

GARRETT GOOCH

Student Therapist

Garrett is a compassionate and growth-minded individual dedicated to helping others on their personal life journeys. Currently a Masters-level student of counselling psychology at Yorkville University, Garrett is completing the practicum component of his degree at Welling Centre, where he is supervised by Registered Psychologist, Brian Welling.

Operating primarily from a client-centered and collaborative approach to psychotherapy, Garrett is also heavily influenced by Adlerian, Jungian, cognitive-behavioral, existential, and positive psychology theoretical orientations. His clinical interests include working with anxiety, depression, addictions, trauma, as well as gender and sexual-related concerns.

Prior to embarking on graduate studies in psychology, Garrett worked as a yoga/meditation instructor and youth care worker in Edmonton and surrounding area. With diverse experience in both mental health and community non-profit work, Garrett is committed to assisting vulnerable populations and advocating on their behalf. In particular, he is actively involved in the LGBTQ2S community, where he serves as a community-based researcher and health advocate for sexual and gender minorities.

When he is not working or snuggling with one if his 4 furr babies, Garrett can be found wandering the Mill Creek ravine, making a mess with acrylic paint, or playing board games with his long-time partner and close friends.

Each professionally supervised 50-minute session with Garrett is available for a $70 fee ($105 for 80 minute couple sessions) and is eligible for extended health benefits.

If you are interested in an appointment with Garrett, call 780-222-7405 or book online by clicking the ‘Book an Appointment’ button. .

Population Garrett Serves

Garrett currently sees couples, individual adults and youth (13 to 17) for a wide range of issues, including, but not limited to anxiety, depression, addictions, trauma as well as gender and sexual-related concerns.

Treatment Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Addictions
  • Trauma
  • Gender and sexual-related concerns
  • Relationship counselling

Holly Pedersen

Student Therapist

Holly is an empathic and warm-hearted individual who is passionate about making meaningful connections with others. She is currently completing the practicum portion of her master’s degree at Welling Centre under the supervision of Brian Welling, Registered Psychologist.

Drawn to the psychodynamic and humanistic schools of thought, Holly is dedicated to help her clients achieve a fulfilling and balanced life. A trusting and collaborative relationship promotes a safe and healing space where her clients can be seen, heard, and understood. Holly’s approach to healing is holistic and client centered.

Holly has been married for 12 years and has two lovely daughters. Growing up in a small rural town, she highly values the benefits of belonging to a community. Holly is an active member within her community: she holds a position on the counsel board at her daughter’s school, is the events coordinator at her church, and helps her husband coach soccer. Building community is an advantageous quality that she hopes to instill within her daughters.

Each professionally supervised 50-minute session with Holly is available for a $70 fee and is eligible for extended health benefits through most insurance companies.

If you are interested in an appointment with her, call 780-222-7405 or book online by clicking the ‘Book an Appointment’ button.

Population Holly Serves

Holly currently sees individual adults and  youth (13 to 17) for a wide range of issues, including, but not limited to anxiety, depression, and addictions.

Treatment Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Addictions

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