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, psychedelic integration, 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, including the use of entheogens. 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 for a wide range of issues, including, but not limited to, trauma, addictions, psychedelic integration, 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
  • Psychedelic integration
  • Jungian psychology; Adlerian psychology; Transpersonal psychology
  • 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

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.

Her work is influenced by the Jungian, Rogerian, systems, and attachment theoretical orientations. Fully bilingual, she provides services in either French or English.

Born in Germany, as a child of military parents, her family was often on the move. She was forced to learn to use discipline, focus, and control as her upbringing had little physical stability. Because of her childhood, she became interested in working with those experiencing unexpected and extreme stress. She also became interested in understanding the influence stress can have on future generations. Prior to psychology, she studied photojournalism, with the purpose of capturing stories of post-traumatic growth and the power of human connection.

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Population Katherine Serves

Katherine currently sees individual adolecents, adults and seniors for a wide range of issues, including, but not limited to anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD.

Treatment Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • PTSD

LISA HARDER

Student Therapist

Each professionally supervised 50-minute session with Lisa is available for a $70 fee. In person or video sessions available.

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. Outside of her practicum, Lisa currently works as the clinical team lead for the addictions department within a correctional facility. She has previously worked with clients with lengthy justice system involvement as well as significant mental health and addictions concerns, and as an addictions counsellor in a detoxification centre.

Lisa also has many years of related experience in a variety of settings with diverse groups; for example, an inpatient psychiatric facility, with people living in the inner-city, vulnerable groups, and with newly released offenders.

When not working, Lisa can be found reading, playing board games with friends or doing puzzles, or spending time with her family. Lisa really enjoys kayaking and playing disc golf, and loves being outdoors.

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

Population Lisa Serves

Lisa currently sees individual adults for a wide range of issues, including, but not limited to anxiety, stress, depression and other mood issues, and addictions.

Lisa Helps People

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood issues, in general
  • Stress
  • Addictions

Jillian Paschen

Student Therapist

Each professionally supervised 50-minute session with Jillian is available for a $70 fee and she is currently offering video sessions.

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.

Centering her counselling approaches around the Spiritually Informed and Creative Arts Therapies, Jillian believes our well-being is connected to creativity in ways that can be explored using Narrative Therapy and the visual arts. Further, she has found that client self-care and self-
compassion can be fostered within the experiential space of a caring and attuned therapeutic relationship.

Jillian has been married for 19 years and has two adult daughters. She is passionate about nature and community, and loves volunteering for social justice causes and with local art and theatre groups.

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

Population Jillian Serves

Jillian currently sees individuals, including adults and children. She also sees couples and families and has a special interest in working with trans youth, with or without their families.

Treatment Specialties

  • Life Transitions
  • LGBTQ2+
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Art Therapy

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