& Mental Health Practitioners
All of our psychologists, therapists and counsellors offer in person, video and phone sessions. If you opt for an in-person session, Welling Centre is conveniently located in South Edmonton in a beautiful historic house just off of Saskatchewan Drive. Each of our mental health practitioners offer a variety of treatment specialties and rates. Please read through the profiles to find a good fit for you.
At Welling Centre, our practitioners are blessed to live and offer service on Unceded Amiskwacîwâskahikan/ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚ Unceded Treaty 6 territory, traditional and ancestral lands of First Nations and Métis people. May the healing that happens on this land lead to reconciliation and remembering.
BRIAN WELLING, BA, MA
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 is currently completing his PhD in Psychedelic Therapy. 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, addictions counselling, and spiritual/personal growth, but he 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 transpersonal psychology, including the use of entheogens. Part of his own spiritual development involved working intensively with shamans in Peru, Colombia, and Mexico.
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.
Direct billing offered. Brian is not currently accepting new patients. New patients and those who have not seen him for more than 6 months, please call 780-222-7405 to be added to Brian’s waitlist.
Population Brian Serves
- Personal growth
- Psychedelic integration
- 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
Carly Colasimone, BA, MA
Certified Canadian Counsellor, Registered Provisional Psychologist,
Each 50-minute session with Carly is available for a $175 fee and is eligible for extended health benefits through some insurance companies.
Carly is an empathic, thoughtful, and easy-going individual who is devoted to helping those going through stressful and difficult times. She graduated with a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University and is now both a Canadian Certified Counsellor and a Registered Provisional Psychologist.
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 sees her clients and herself as fellow travelers on a journey towards healing and self-actualization. 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. There has been a rise of interest in psychedelics. Carly has been trained in psychedelic integration therapy, in order to promote harm reduction.
During her undergraduate degree Carly was a peer counsellor for students with disabilities. While working on her Master’s degree she volunteered for the Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton, where she worked with youth and women who were or were at risk of becoming criminalized.
In her spare time, Carly is also a kickboxing instructor. She has a passion for helping individuals work on their health and wellness goals. When she is not working, you can catch Carly cuddling up with her two miniature dachshunds.
Ken Creegan, BACAP, MC, RTC
Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, Psychotherapist
Each 50-minute session with Ken is available for a $160 fee and is eligible for extended health benefits through some insurance companies. Need a bit more time – Ken also offers 80-minute sessions for $240. Some sliding scale rates are available – ask Ken for more details.
Ken is an intuitive, empathic, and compassionate therapist who is committed to helping people understand themselves and create positive and meaningful change in their lives.
Ken draws heavily from “depth therapy” and is influenced by Jungian, psychoanalytic, and Gestalt perspectives while also holding a humanistic lens, which states that at their core people are ultimately good. In addition, Ken has training in sensorimotor psychotherapy, as well as EMDR, and has also trained to work with couples, having completed Level 2 of the Gottman approach. Recently, there has been a revival of interest in psychedelics. Ken works with Psychedelic Integration from a harm-reduction approach.
Ken believes that with each person there is a desire to become more whole and that therapy provides a space to go to the root of the issue or repeating pattern, which sometimes isn’t always obvious or apparent.
Having emigrated from Ireland, Ken has over 10 years of working in the mental health field as a psychodynamic psychotherapist.
When not at the office, Ken enjoys spending time with his family, playing good music, and enjoying the mountains.
Population Ken Serves
Individual adults and couples
Wendy Myshak, BA, RTC, CT
Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, Psychotherapist
Each 50-minute session with Wendy is available for a $100 fee and may be eligible for extended health benefits through some insurance companies.
Wendy is a heart centered, intuitive, counsellor who takes an integrative approach to therapy in the areas of addiction and recovery, stress, depression, spiritual emergency, and generational trauma. Wendy is trained in Transpersonal Counselling Psychology, and is a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor with integrated and lived experiences that support deep healing.
Her work in the counselling field began with a focus on supporting individuals with substance use disorders and recovery, as well deep work with groups. She has 5 years of clinical experience in individual and group therapy. Wendy has been influenced by the work of Chuck Spezzano, Carl Jung, Stanislav Grof, and Rupert Spira. Her holistically integrated therapy approach is based on Transpersonal theories, and helping individuals wake up to who they really are. Wendy’s goal is to help people understand their issues and uncover positive ways to move past them and integrate this new awareness into their lives. She is skilled at creating a psychologically safe space to do this deep work and to wake up from the illusions of the ego mind of form and fear.
She supports people to come into flow with life and the divine using a psychotherapeutic approach that is informed by non-dual understanding, which bridges the gap between spirit and psychotherapy. As well, Wendy is trained in relational therapies such as, Experiential, Family Systems Theory, Yalom and Gestalt, Breath-Work, Individual, Group, and Somatic Therapies, as well as Eastern Mindfulness and Meditation practices. She is skilled in various forms of consciousness raising methods including, Buddhist Meditation, Holotropic Breathwork ™, Jungian Dream work, and uses Archetypal-based Tarot cards as a supplemental tool. She has an interest in, and experience with, the healing potential of non-ordinary and non-dual states of consciousness. Through Wendy’s experience with these deep healing states, she can hold space for deep-rooted change; and meet people in their deepest shadows with presence, embodiment, compassion, and grounding.
In her off time, Wendy practices mindfulness, Tarot, travel, exploring with like-minded friends the true nature of who we are. She has spent time in Buddhist retreats, non-dual contemplation retreats, assisting Holotropic Breathwork ™ retreats, and increasingly sitting quietly, enjoying the beauty of life.
Population Wendy Serves
Individual adults and groups
- Trauma (sexual, physical, emotional, cultural stress, intergenerational)
- Addiction and recovery
- Inner work
- Life transitior
- Grief and loss
- Spiritual emergency
- Psychedelic integration
LISA HARDER, BA, MA
Certified Canadian Councellor, Registered Provisional Psychologist
Lisa is currently on maternity leave.
Lisa is an empathetic, compassionate individual who strives to help everyone recognize their own strength, resiliency, and worth in a safe environment. She graduated with a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and is currently both a Canadian Certified Counsellor and a Registered Provisional Psychologist.
Lisa believes a client-centered holistic approach to counselling is key. She is influenced by psychodynamic and humanistic approaches, in addition to cognitive-behavioural and solution-focused methods. Lisa has completed Level 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and also recently completed training in Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy.
Lisa has approximately six years of direct mental health and addiction counselling experience in a variety of settings. She completed the practicum portion of her Master’s degree at Welling Centre, where she worked with adult clients experiencing a variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma, addictions, and stress. The majority of her experience otherwise has been acquired within the justice system, both within various correctional centers as well as newly-released individuals with significant mental health and addiction concerns. She has also worked as an addictions counsellor in a community detox facility. 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, and other vulnerable, at-risk groups.
In her spare time, Lisa enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, and staying physically active.