Registered Psychologists

& 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.

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, addiction issues, 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 addiction issues; were neglectful or abusive emotionally, physically, or sexually; or had rigid or extreme belief systems.

Treatment Specialties

  • Trauma
  • Addiction
  • 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

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

Ken currently sees individual adults and couples for a wide range of issues, including, but not limited to depression, trauma and PTSD, anxiety, codependency issues, personal development, grief and loss and low self esteem.

Treatment Specialties

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.

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

LISA HARDER, BA, MA

Certified Canadian Councellor, Registered 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-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.

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 addiction.

Treatment Specialties

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