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

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

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 Stephanie 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

KEN CREEGAN, BACAP, RP, RTC, CAPT

Student Therapist

Each professionally supervised 50-minute session with Ken is available for a $70 fee and he is currently offering video, phone or in-person sessions starting in mid-September.

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

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 also has training in sensorimotor psychotherapy, as well as EMDR. 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 working in the mental health field training as a psychodynamic therapist in Ireland and practicing as a registered psychotherapist in Ireland and Ontario. Ken is excited to transition to the role of a psychologist while drawing on his previous experience over the years.

When not at the office, Ken enjoys spending time with his family, playing good music, and enjoying the mountains.

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

Population Ken Serves

Ken currently sees individual adults for a wide range of issues and symptoms including but not limited to, trauma and PTSD, grief issues, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, and stress.

Treatment Specialties

  • Anxiety & Stress
  • Repeating negative life patterns
  • Depression
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Anger issues

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