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Tami-lee Duncan, M.Ed. 

Registered Psychologist

 

Coming from a place of genuine compassion, Tami approaches treatment with authenticity, personality, honesty, knowledge, and humour. Providing individual, couples, and group therapy for a variety of mental health issues, Tami utilizes empirically validated treatment methods to help her clients grow through their challenges. Tami specializes in treating sexual health issues, which includes therapy related to dysfunction, low desire, health & education, orientation, infidelity, and addictions. Her expertise is in treating people affected by sexual pain.

 

As a part of her work with sexual health, Tami contributed to VUE Weekly Magazine and acts as a sexual health resource for local and national media outlets. She is also available for sexual education and consultation, and holds workshops for those who experience sexual difficulties, as well as for professionals working in the area of sexual health. 

 

Tami received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at the University of Lethbridge in 2004. In 2010, she earned her Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology from the University of Alberta and she is currently working towards her PhD within the U of A Department of Psychiatry. Tami completed an internship at the U of A Student Counselling Services, and completed her registration as a psychologist in Alberta early 2012. She is also a Registered Psychologist in British Columbia. Tami has worked in youth residential treatment and inner city programs, and she spent two years living in Oxford, United Kingdom, where she worked with vulnerable young adults with high psycho-social needs.  Tami is a member in good standing of the College of Alberta Psychologists, the College of Psychologists of British Columbia, the Psychologist’s Association of Alberta, and the Canadian Psychological Association. 

Contact Tami directly at tami@transcendpsychological.com or 780-907-7757

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Christine Lee, M.Ed.
Registered Psychologist

Christine has been a Registered Psychologist since 2008. Christine believes we all have internal strengths and resources to work through life's challenges, but sometimes we lose sight of these strengths, sometimes there are gaps in our skills set, or perhaps there are blind spots in how we view a problem situation.  Christine helps clients explore, discover and understand themselves and helps clients learn new skills and strategies to create positive change.  She tailors her therapeutic approach to fit each individual's goals, needs, personality style and readiness for change, but draws primarily from person-centered, solution-focused and cognitive-behavioural (CBT) therapies.  She also offers the possibility of integrating clinical hypnosis and EMDR into therapy.  

 

Christine obtained her Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology from the University of Alberta and completed a residency at the Calgary Counselling Centre.  Through the years Christine has provided counselling in non-profit, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and private practice settings.  She also provides employee health assessments for employers and mental health consultations for physicians.  Her areas of interests include anxiety, depression, anger management, substance abuse/addiction, domestic violence, stress management and self-esteem.

Contact Christine directly at christine@transcendpsychological.com or 780-995-7642

Nicole Perry, M.A.
Registered Psychologist

Nicole Perry is a Registered Psychologist whose approach is collaborative and feminist at its heart. She specializes in working with people who are struggling with feeling burnt out and are learning to say no. Nicole understands that many of us are coping with overwhelming feelings of guilt and shame that keep us from believing we deserve good things, and works to guide her clients toward a more compassionate way forward.

 

Over the past ten years she has also discovered a strong passion for working with survivors of sexual violence. She uses an approach called Somatic Experiencing, which is a non-touch, body-based therapy for healing trauma. She also uses imaginal and mindful approaches to help clients heal old and painful wounds of the past. Nicole approaches her healing work with warmth and curiosity, and offers a safe container for working with difficult experiences.

 

Nicole provides counselling to individuals and groups. LGBTQ* and polyamorous clients welcome.

Contact Nicole directly via her website at www.feministcounselloredmonton.com 

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Tory Pino, M.Ed., 

Registered Psychologist

Tory is a Registered Psychologist within the province of Alberta and holds a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Alberta.  Tory is also the clinical director of counselling services at MacEwan University. He strives to ensure that his services are strongly grounded in contemporary research, customized to suit the needs of each client, and practiced with compassion.  Tory’s approach to counselling is genuine, supportive and direct.  He frequently uses humor to add creativity and insight to counselling sessions.  Although Tory tends to work frequently from a cognitive behavioral model, he also incorporates elements of emotion-focused, person-centered, and solution-focused therapies to best meet the needs and interests of his clients.  His areas of interest include working with issues related to anxiety, depression, relationship issues, anger management, grief & loss, self-esteem & assertiveness training.    

Contact Tory directly at Tory@transcendpsychological.com or 780-993-8135. 

Maija Prakash, MC 

Provisionally Registered Psychologist 

Maija (my-ah) Prakash is a therapist dedicated to helping people find their way out of feeling “stuck.” We might feel stuck in the on position with anxiety, irritability, or inability to focus. Or we can feel stuck in the off position with feelings of depression, lethargy, and sadness. We may even feel stuck in both the on and off positions. Traumatic and painful events such as medical issues, motor vehicle accidents, losses, assaults, and relationship problems can decrease the ability to feel satisfaction, pleasure, and hope. Using scientifically-based somatic therapy, Maija works with her clients to help them release trapped trauma energy, manage stress, reduce discomfort, make decisions, change habits, and repair relationships. She is not a silent, nodding therapist; instead, Maija engages warmly with her clients, bringing gentleness, humour, and directness to therapy.

 

Maija has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alberta, a Masters of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and seven years’ experience as an academic anthropological researcher in the areas of trauma, addiction, HIV/AIDS, and educational supports. In 2010 Maija decided to apply the knowledge she gained as a researcher into a Masters of Counselling from City University of Seattle. Maija was a therapist at the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton for three years and in private practice since 2014. Maija is a member in good standing of the Psychologist’s Association of Alberta, the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy, and the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute.

 

Contact Maija directly at maija@transcendpsychological.com or 780-993- 0787 or visit www.healingthemindbody.com

Dr. Nicole Kostiuk 
Registered Psychologist

Dr. Nicole Kostiuk has worked in a variety of settings including jails, rural schools, counselling centres, and psychiatric hospitals.  This diverse experience allows her to relate to people from all walks of life, with a nonjudgmental and welcoming stance.  Specializing in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Nicole balances her infectious sense of humour with acceptance and compassion to help those who are struggling with their emotions.  Emotion dysregulation can take many forms including depression, anxiety, and/or the feeling as if one is on an emotional roller-coaster.  If emotion dysregulation is causing problems in your life, including your work and relationships, possibly resulting in self-destructive behaviour including self-injury, Nicole is the psychologist who can help you achieve your goals by making effective choices and building a life worth living.

 

Nicole received her Bachelor of Science Specializing in Psychology,  Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology, and Doctor of Philosophy in Counselling Psychology, all from the University of Alberta.  She has been a Registered Psychologist in the province of Alberta since 2011.  Although Nicole’s primary therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which includes DBT, she ultimately works with her clients find the best approach for them.  Nicole has also been trained in and has experience with Prolonged Exposure and EMDR for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder/trauma-treatment. 

Contact Nicole directly at NicoleK@transcendpsychological.com or 780-493-0253

Janelle Boisvert, M.Ed.

Registered Psychologist

Janelle brings experience, compassion and a playful personality to her work with clients. She approaches counselling as a collaborative effort, in which people’s self-knowledge and life experiences are valued.

 

Janelle’s passion lies in helping people develop a loving and respectful relationship with themselves, and believes that this is the foundation to having healthy and fulfilling relationships with others. Her areas of interest include working with clients on improving self-worth, developing healthy boundaries, healing from trauma and PTSD, and healing from grief and loss. Some of the therapeutic approaches that guide her work with clients include person-centred therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, narrative therapy and feminist therapy. Janelle carefully tailors her approach to meet each individual client’s needs. She works closely with her clients to help them identify and achieve their goals for counselling, increase their satisfaction in life, and achieve lasting change. 

 

Janelle obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in French at the University of Alberta’s Campus Saint-Jean, and her Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology at the University of Alberta. She is a Registered Psychologist, and a member in good standing with the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta, and the College of Alberta Psychologists.

 

Janelle enjoys working with a variety of clients including people from diverse cultural backgrounds, faiths and spiritualities, gender identities and sexual orientations. She is also pleased to provide counselling services in both French and English. In addition to working in private practice, Janelle also works at the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton, providing counselling to people who have experienced sexual violence.

Contact Janelle directly at Janelle@transcendpsychological.com or by calling 587-355-2014. Alternatively, please visit www.tamarackpsychology.com for more information about Janelle.

Nina Sangra, MC

Registered Psychologist

Nina is a Registered Psychologist in Alberta and obtained her Master’s degree from Athabasca University. Nina specializes in helping people heal and grow from experiences of childhood sexual abuse and/or adult sexual assault who may be experiencing a wide range of emotional and physical trauma-related symptoms. Nina also works with individuals who are grieving losses to help move through feelings of pain to find meaning and purpose in life, wanting to clarify and assert their boundaries, are learning to manage stress and address/prevent burnout, and are dealing with sexual health issues or problems (e.g. STI diagnoses, considering pregnancy options). 

 

Nina’s therapeutic approach is integrative and draws on various approaches to address the head, heart, and body and includes emotion focused therapy, narrative therapy, feminist therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, and somatic (e.g. body focused) psychotherapy. She regularly engages in professional development and integrates what she is learning into therapy.

 

Nina’s intention is to help you meet your goals as soon as possible while allowing you to be in the driver’s seat. She focuses on helping you create changes in your life and provides tools and strategies to use between sessions to build momentum. Her aim is to help you increase emotional regulation, develop coping skills, and deepen your authentic relationship with yourself and others. She accomplishes this through a collaborative, creative, and client-centered approach with you. 

 

She has been providing counselling services for six years with a focus in community-based organizations and the post-secondary population. She has worked at Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse for five years and at the Centre for Sexuality (formerly Calgary Sexual Health Centre) for six years.

 

Contact Nina directly at nina@transcendpsychological.comor 587.355.5759

Harpreet Gill, Ph.D.

Registered Psychologist

Life can be unpredictable and challenging. Most of the times we are able to effectively deal with difficulties, emerging stronger and more learned. There are times when one may need help to deal with emotional distress. It can happen to any of us. Harpreet works as a facilitator for change, healing and growth.       Harpreet’s areas of expertise are depression, anxiety, PTSD, life transition, eating disorders, self-esteem issues, grief, family of origin issues, addictions, chronic abandonment, anger management, immigrants’ mental health, work stress and marital problems and marital problems. Harpreet integrates a variety of treatment methodology including cognitive behavioral, solution focussed, motivational interviewing, person-centred approach and mindfulness to help improve overall quality of life, interpersonal relationships and occupational functioning.

 

 Harpreet is a member in good standing with the College of Alberta Psychologists and Psychologists Association of Alberta. She has experience working with non-profit, Employee and Family Assistance Program and in private practice settings for the past 12 years in Canada. Harpreet offers services in English, Hindi and Punjabi.

 

Contact Harpreet directly at harpreet@transcendpsychological.com or 780-716-6983 

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Kristi-Anna Steiestol, M.Ed

Registered Psychologist 

Kristi-Anna Steiestol is a registered psychologist who works privately offering therapy to adolescents and adults. Areas of professional interest include grief and loss, cancer, chronic and acute health problems, anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder. She also supports people who are contemplating, facing, or actively pursuing change in their lives. Finally, she enjoys working with clients to determine how they can meaningfully incorporate wellness into the psychological, physical, and relational domains of their lives. Kristi-Anna’s training and professional experiences in hospital, intensive care, cancer care, rural medicine, community mental health, and in-patient psychiatric settings have helped her to appreciate the value of taking an individualized, unique approach for each person she works with. In her spare time, Kristi-Anna enjoys travelling, discovering new coffees, and spending time with her German Shedder (Shepherd), Benny.

Kristi-Anna holds a Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Alberta. She is a member of both the College of Alberta Psychologists and the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta.

Contact Kristi-Anna at (877) 747-4199 or KristiAnna@transcendpsychological.com

Andy Cookson
Office Manager

Andy Cookson has worn many hats (both figuratively and literally) over the years. From his start in the world of being a community reporter for a local radio station, to working as the publisher of Edmonton’s beloved alt-weekly, VUE WEEKLY. The commonality being, a strong desire to work with the public, with an emphasis on communication and team building. Currently, Andy is working towards his Executive MBA while being an amazing father to his two spirited children. 

 

It was this foundation in client care that led him to accepting the position of office manager with Transcend, working away behind the scenes to help to provide the best quality of care for our clients!

Contact Andy directly at admin@transcendpsychological.com or 780-907-7757