& Mental Health Practitioners
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 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.
- 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
Transpersonal Counsellor and Workshop Facilitator
Suzan is an experienced Danish-registered counsellor, teacher and workshop facilitator and the owner of ”Being One” Counseling; www.beingone.ca. She has been seeing clients individually for over 20 years, as well as guiding groups in meditation and mindfulness and leading workshops in how to align with deeper levels of our true inner nature and authentic being. Her psychotherapeutic education draws widely from different traditions: from cognitive and psychodynamic to the existential and transpersonal approaches.
Her work has over the years become more centered around what she sees as our unique ability, to directly connect with what is deeper within us than our psychological structures. This is a step into a ’Deeper” or ”Higher” Self, informed by our innate levels of heart-knowledge. A reconnection with the genuine aspects of our own true nature, that register in us as qualities of Love, Meaning, Clarity, Purpose, Intimacy and Belonging.
Please note: sessions with Suzan are not available for insurance coverage.
Population Suzan Serves
Suzan offers counselling services and workshops for couples and individuals; Anyone who wishes to connect more with their true nature and essential resources – to connect with a depth of heart, that heals, nourishes and fulfills. She believes, that every difficulty or issue in our lives can be a potential door into more meaning and goodness – pointing us in the ”right” direction and taking us to where we long to be. Her many years of training along with her professional and personal experiences, has given her a unique presence and ability to guide her clients into a way of being, that initiates an awakening in the heart, bringing us back to the beauty of what we first truly are, as Love.
PLEASE NOTE: Suzan is not a psychologist, so she does not treat conditions that grossly impair a person’s functioning. For more severe mental health conditions, please see one of the above practitioners.
Suzan Helps People
- Live authentically, from a deeper honesty and Love
- Awaken inner essential qualities and resources
- Deepen and grow in relations with others
- Heal emotional wounds
- Uncover answers to deep inner longings
- Find clarity and direction
Jillian believes each human being yearns to be seen and heard for the individual they are, most deeply. She is currently in the 4th year of her Master of Psychotherapy and Spirituality, Art Therapy Specialization at St. Stephens College, and completing the practicum portion of her degree at Welling Centre under the supervision of Registered Canadian Art Therapist, Lucy Lu, and Brian Welling, Registered Psychologist.
Centering her counselling approaches around the Spiritually Informed and Creative Arts Therapies, Jillian believes our well-being is connected to creativity in ways that can be explored using Narrative Therapy and the visual arts. Further, she has found that client self-care and self-
compassion can be fostered within the experiential space of a caring and attuned therapeutic relationship.
Jillian has been married for 19 years and has two adult daughters. She is passionate about nature and community, and loves volunteering for social justice causes and with local art and theatre groups.
Each professionally supervised 50-minute session with Jillian is available for a $70 fee and is eligible for extended health benefits through most insurance companies.
If you are interested in an appointment with her, call 780-222-7405 or book online by clicking the ‘Book an Appointment’ button.
Population Jillian Serves
Jillian currently sees individuals, including adults and children. She also sees couples and families and has a special interest in working with trans youth, with or without their families.
- Life Transitions
- Art Therapy