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.

Direct billing offered.

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

Carly Colasimone

Certified Canadian Counsellor

Each 50-minute session with Carly is available for a $100 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. Carly graduated with a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University and is now a Canadian Certified Counsellor. Carly is working towards becoming a Registered 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 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.

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.

Population Carly Serves

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

Treatment Specialties

  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Anxiety

LISA HARDER, BA, MA

Certified Canadian Councellor, Provisional Psychologist

Each 50-minute session with Lisa is available for a $100 fee and is eligible for extended health benefits through some insurance companies.

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-centred, 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 addictions 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 centre as well as newly-released individuals with significant mental health and addictions concerns. She has also worked as an addiction 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.

 Lisa is currently offering video sessions.

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, trauma, and addictions.

Treatment Specialties

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

Lynn Welling Empey, BEd

Certified Life Coach, Certified Health Coach, Certified Executive Function Coach

Lynn offers coaching for teens, motivated tweens, and adults who are struggling with learning, social, and everyday life executive function challenges (possibly due to ADHD, autism spectrum, or learning disabilities) to gain life skills, tools, and strategies so that they can have a life they love. When working with teenagers and tweens, Lynn works with the whole family, to enhance the benefits of the coaching.

Lynn is, and has been, a private music teacher for 45 years. During this time, she has taught hundreds of students (adults and kids) and worked with student’s parents. Many of them have struggled with attention issues, following directions, working memory issues, procrastination, managing overwhelm, getting started, being on time, underachieving, low self-esteem, making decisions, motivation, planning, prioritizing, and organization; all executive function issues. She also raised 2 kids alone, both of whom have some executive function challenges. With a late adolescent diagnosis of ADHD for her daughter, she realized that her mother also had ADHD (undiagnosed), as well as, other disorders, and that these challenges had impacted Lynn greatly.

Searching for answers, Lynn became a certified life coach, then a certified health coach, and finally, a certified executive function coach. These three certifications enable Lynn to coach clients from a wholistic approach. From her own experiences with family, she knows that all members of a family are impacted by the executive function challenges of each member. Thus, Lynn works with all members, first as a family, then individually, over a period of time.
Lynn believes in a collaborative approach with her clients, so that each person has input into each session and in the direction upcoming sessions may assume. She also strives to allow each person to reach their full potential.

When not coaching, Lynn enjoys playing the piano and otherwise making music, staying fit and healthy, being in nature, spending quality time with her family, plants, and animals – especially cats. Lynn is a life-long learner, particularly interested in psychology, sociology, transformational thinking, music, and education.

Lynn offers her services through Pink Sand Coaching. She lives in Calgary, but also works with people in Edmonton and other areas through virtual consultations. Since the needs of each family and individual are unique, so is the number of sessions provided to them. Each coaching session is 45 minutes long. Unlimited email support as well as short phone or virtual check-ins as needed, are included in the pricing of each session. Fees vary by family dynamic and other factors. Contact Lynn for a free consult here.

https://www.pinksandcoaching.com/

Population Lynn Serves

Lynn currently sees individual tweens and teens in a family context, and sees individual adults for coaching.

Treatment Specialties

  • Executive function difficulties
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Learning difficulties

LOW COST THERAPY OPTIONS

Welling Centre is able to offer low cost therapy by offering sessions with Masters Level Student Therapists that are fully supervised by our experienced Registered Psychologist, Brian Welling. Sessions are only $70 per 50 minute session. Check out our Student Low Cost Therapist profiles below.

LORI SCHURMAN

Student Therapist

Each professionally supervised 50-minute session with Lori is available for a $70 fee and she is currently offering video, phone or in-person sessions.

Lori is a Masters-level counselling psychology student who is completing her practicum under the supervision of Brian Welling, Registered Psychologist.

Lori has a lot of experience already, which is unusual for a student therapist. She currently works professionally as a mental health therapist, serving as a member of a multi-disciplinary health team. Lori has developed and leads a weekly mindfulness practice group, facilitates psycho-educational groups, and has had extensive experience working with parents and families experiencing a variety of social and mental health concerns, including loss, grief, learning to care for a child with complex health needs, addiction, poverty, and mental illness.

In her role as a Registered Nurse for the past 16 years, Lori has been deeply touched by the courage and resilience of her fellow travellers. She feels privileged to join clients on their journeys of growth and self-discovery.

Lori strives to create a space and relationship with you where you feel welcomed to bring all parts of yourself. Her counselling is influenced by psychodynamic depth psychology and humanistic theoretical orientations.

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

Population Lori Serves

Lori currently sees individual adults for a wide range of issues, including, but not limited to anxiety, stress, depression, grief, and loss.

Treatment Specialties

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