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

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 English or French speaking 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

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 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.

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

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

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.

LISA HARDER

Student Therapist

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

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. She has completed Level 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

Lisa brings with her four years of direct addictions and mental health counselling experience. Outside of her practicum, Lisa currently works within corrections as the clinical team lead for the addictions department at the largest remand centre in Canada. 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, and other vulnerable, at-risk groups.

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, .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 and couples for a wide range of issues, including, but not limited to anxiety, stress, depression and other mood issues, trauma, and addictions.

Lisa Helps People

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

Natasha Chevalier

Student Therapist

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

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.

Natasha is also interested and influenced by the theoretical orientations of cognitive behavioral therapy due to having over 9 years experience in the educational system where she worked in daycare and volunteered in schools in Montreal, QC with children experiencing behavioral, language and developmental delays. This translates well for working with adults who have experienced the feeling of being different from others. It also translates well in helping parents with children labelled in this way or who are just going through the everyday struggles of life as a parent.

Natasha has been married for two years and has a little daughter. When not working, she can be found doing yoga spending time with friends and family, painting or reading. Natasha is also bilingual, speaking both English and French. She really enjoys learning new languages and is currently trying to learn sign language and Spanish.

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

Population Natasha Serves

Natasha currently sees English or French speaking individual adults for a wide range of issues, including, but not limited to anxiety, stress, depression and other mood issues, and feelings of being different.

Treatment Specialties

  • Anxiety and stress
  • Depression and other mood issues
  • Feelings of being different
  • Parenthood issues

 

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