CCC #4422, M.C. I believe that gaining insight into our thoughts, feelings, and perceptions can help us heal, grow, and make positive changes toward our potential. Many of us want to work on making positive changes and improvements, but yet we are inclined to rely on the same old approaches despite our best intentions. My approach to counselling is client-centered and solution-focused. I support clients in experimenting with new ways of thinking, feeling and behaving at a pace that is right for them. Areas of Interest: Marital/Couples Issues Post-Partum Adjustment Defiance and Behavioural Issues Family Therapy Anger Management Stress, Depression, Anxiety and Phobias Conflict Greif, Loss, and Long Term Illness Trauma and Abuse PTST Self Worth, self-esteem, and Assertiveness
CCC #8002, M.C. I have worked in counselling and human services for over seven years with a wide variety of clients. In my therapeutic work, I strive to combine a relational, client-centered counselling style with evidence-based therapy techniques in every session. My hope is that I can provide you with a safe, casual time and space to process your thoughts and feelings while also connecting you with theories and interventions from the psychological science that research have shown to be helpful. I draw from several models of counselling, but I specialize in Schema Therapy which targets life-long destructive patterns and helps clients overcome these “lifetraps.” Areas of Interest: – Anxiety, depression, and stress – Young adults and adolescents – Trauma and grief resolution, especially betrayal and relationship loss – LGBTQ, gender, and sexuality issues – Relationship issues, couples, families, and parenting – Adoption and foster care – Personality, the Enneagram, and the Big 5 – Empowerment, minority stress, and undoing victim-blaming – Addictions and clinical health psychology – Secular Buddhist psychology – Career counselling and life transitions Primary Types of Therapy: – Schema Therapy – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) – Relational-Cultural Psychodynamic Therapy – Triphasic Trauma Therapy – Attachment & Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) – Mindfulness Training & Compassion-Focused Therapy – Positive Psychology & Strength-Centered Therapy – Narrative Therapy – Brief Solution-Focused Therapy – Family Systems Therapies
CCC #6810, M.Ed (Psych) I have worked in a private and school setting for 13 years in both rural and urban environments with children, youth and adults. I have experience working in the areas of anxiety, eating disorders, depression, trauma and grief. I enjoy working primarily from a solution-focused, strength-based approach in order to assist clients with exploring and developing their own sense of competency and ability. Areas of Interest: – Depression – Couples/Marital – Eating Disorders – Adolescent – Individuals – Anxiety – Anger Management – Family Therapy – Children – Self-Esteem Issues – Bullying Issues – EMDR
R. Psych #393, M.Ed Don has worked in the social work and psychology areas for over 30 years. His experience has included work in both public and private practice in Swift Current and Moose Jaw which has provided opportunities to work with a broad age range of individuals, couples and families in a variety of circumstances and settings. Additionally, he has an interest in leadership through involvement in interagency development, serving on church boards, professional committees and providing professional supervision. He has experience and training to work in the areas of: -Trauma -Anxiety -Depression -Parenting -Couples (relationship/marriage) -Critical Incident Stress Debriefing -Anger Management -Grief and loss -Self Worth and Assertiveness -Learning issues
R. PSych #311, M.Ed (Psych) It has been my privilege to provide counselling assistance to clients in Saskatoon since 1977. My style of approach is based on outcome as opposed to process. I strive to provide the tools necessary for you, the client, to deal with the issues at hand so that you can move forward as quickly as possible. I welcome questions and am pleased to explain my observations, opinions and recommendations. It is my hope that by working together we will be able to achieve your goals. I have found that looking for humorous ways of practicing the Serenity Prayer can be interesting and therapeutic. Areas of Interest: -Addictions – Career Planning – Adult Children of Alcoholics – Trauma – Financial – Anxiety – Christian Counselling – Fears – Marital Enrichment – Critical Incident Stress Debriefing – Obsession/Compulsion – Insomnia – Workplace Conflict
R. Psych #570, M.Ed (Psych) I like to help people take control of their lives, and become who they want to become. Areas of Interest: – Youth – Marital conflict – Personal distress – Anxiety – Stress Management – Organizational Development – Human potential – Addictions – World view spirituality – Organizational effectiveness – Motivation – Executive Coaching – Conflict Resolution – Family – Training – Leadership Assessment & Development
R. Psych #880, M.C. I have been working in the human service field with a wide range of clientele over the past seven years. I have experience working with individuals and families of all different ages and especially enjoy working with adolescents. I have supported individuals who have experienced various stresses and mental health issues including; family violence, depression, anxiety, abuse, grief and loss, addiction, and parenting. I believe most people can benefit at one time or another from the support and guidance of a counselling relationship. Areas of Interest: adolescents, grief and loss, performance coaching, family violence, anxiety, stress management
R. Psych #352, M.Ed (Psych) Since 1992, Sharon Neufeld has given individuals and couples tools needed to empower themselves and move to new levels of contentment and accomplishment. Sharon’s holistic and solution-focused approach is based on a foundation that uses Positive Psychology, Health Psychology, Mindfulness, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. She is passionate about creating positive changes that bring balance and unity to body, soul, mind, and spirit. During her career, Sharon has been rewarded hundreds of times as her clients have moved into a balanced and abundant life, based on a genuine love for self and others. With selected clients, Sharon’s training and use of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing has given many clients the power to heal, as memories of past trauma and/or abuse were processed. Sharon’s ability to help clarify the root cause of disruptive life symptoms, along with her professional and educational experience, gives her the insight, discernment, and wisdom, to partner with clients as they work to release their God-given potential in every area of life. Areas of Interest: – Bi Polar – Retirement – Cancer Survival – Bereavement – Separation & divorce recovery – Grief, loss, anger and stress management – Depression – Trauma – Relationship problems – couples, families – Mid-life issues – Pre-marital – Marriage preparation and enrichment – Assertiveness training – Abuse recovery – Addictions – Conflict Resolution – Career and Return to work – Life/Work balance – Relational/Communication – Holistic counselling – mind, body connection – Health psychology – Bi-Polar Disorder – Positive psychology – Self-esteem – Body Confidence/Image – Mindfulness – Solution focused – build on success – Phone consulting – Christian/prayer counselling on request
R. Psych #492, M.Ed I work in private practice as well as the school setting, supporting adults, families, teens and children. I believe in the power of searching for strengths and resiliency to build hope. For the past 18 years my counselling style has incorporated a variety of approaches such as cognitive behavioural therapy, family systems and solution focused. People have described me as gentle, empathetic, yet respectfully direct and proactive. As a visual artist, I encourage personal expression through various forms of art. I like to laugh, see all sides, turn things around and find another chance. What I know to be true is that life presents challenges and through these times we can grow and learn, for ourselves and for others. Areas of Interest. • Self-awareness and empowerment • Life balance and change • Healthy relationships • Grief and loss – including pet loss • Living with ADHD / ADD – Executive Functioning Skills • Self-management/Self-regulation – anger, anxiety, depression, stress • Understanding and living with behaviourally challenged kids • Challenges in the school setting – liaison/advocate for parents and school teams • Working collaboratively with multi-disciplinary teams; including Mental Health practitioners, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupation Therapists and Educational Psychologists.
R. Psych #457, M.Ed I have worked with children, youth and families, providing counselling services to them, for over 25 years. My clients have been from a variety of cultural backgrounds and I have worked extensively with First Nation children and their families through community schools, here in Saskatoon. I specialize in working with troubled children, youth and their parents. In particular, my work has centered around the areas of divorce and separation, anxiety, depression, anger management, grief and parenting skills. The approach I use is primarily Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Narrative Therapy. Using these approaches, I hope to assist clients to reframe and rewrite “their stories”, thereby improving their quality of life. Areas of Interest: – Child and teen counselling and assessment – Group therapy – Single parent issues – Families coping with separation and divorce – Family therapy – Parenting skill development
Registered Social Workers
RSW #309, BSW I have been working as a therapist at PPC since May 1994 and in various social work areas since November 1998. My experience has been in working with children, families, couples and agencies in the area of Family Services, Crisis Intervention, Children Services and children with developmental issues. I specialize in the area of family origin, trauma, child/parent conflict or related conflicts, grief, and parenting issues. Areas of Interest: – Domestic Violence – Parenting Education – Parent/Teen Conflict – Cultural Sensitivity – Family of Origin – Self Esteem – Crisis Intervention – Spirituality – Contemporary Women’s Themes – Cross-Cultural Counselling – Early Childhood – Elderly Abuse – Gambling Addictions and resources – Community Development – Child Development (Special Needs – i.e. Autism)
RSW #3128, BSW My approach is to use a blend of insights from Western and Eastern thought. I support people to clarify and understand, with self-compassion and mindfulness, the issues that contribute to their suffering; inviting them to move towards a more inspired life. Areas of Interest: Compassionate Communication (formerly Non-Violent Communication) Trauma LGBTQ Family of origin Women centered therapy Life transition Mind, body, spirit Cross cultural counselling Identity issues New to Canada and Settlement issues Group therapy Workplace Balance Community Development
RSW #2275, MSW Derek prides himself on the connections he builds with clients, and the outcomes his approach brings. Using humor and a gentle style which focuses on solutions, he has gathered a great reputation for working with youth, families, and young adults. Having many years experience working with reluctant or apprehensive families has given him the ability to create a relaxed atmosphere for everyone present. Derek believes that connection and comfort are the best predictors of success, and that clients are the experts of their own lives.
RSW #4256, MSW My 15 plus years of Counselling experience and education has afforded me the privilege to support adults in the areas of grief, trauma, rebuilding relationships, anxiety/depression, addictions, career transition/employment, cultural adaptation, mindfulness and managing mental health symptoms. I possess a particular interest and skill set in working with men in the areas of emotionality, relationships, family dynamics and self-development. I strongly believe that we all want lives that work toward authenticity, purpose and peace of mind. We are more likely to experience this when we can begin to understand more honestly and get beyond the ‘old stories’ we frequently tell ourselves. Therapy is not so much about fixing our problems but allowing our problems to fix us through insight, courage and healthy planning…and of course laughter. Relationship and connection is key in the process.
RSW #4061, PhD, MSW, Kara has expertise in working with individuals, couples, and affected family members in the context of addiction and multiple disorders, families with young children, families working through separation and divorce, and individuals living with trauma. Kara is welcoming and non-judgmental. She loves working with her clients to accomplish what it is they are hoping to change when they are feeling stuck. She believes in the inner strength of her clients and will work with you to get to the root of the problem, identify the roadblocks in your way, help you to find those “ah ha” moments (and usually some “ha ha” moments), and make those changes last! Specialty areas: -Couple therapy -High conflict couples -Family therapy -Children and adolescents with behavioural concerns -Individual therapy -Stress management, life stages, and career/personal -Adolescents and children -Divorce and separation -Sexuality and identity -Addiction and concurrent disorders -Trauma and dissociation -Eating Disorders -Anxiety and depression -Mental illness -Critical incident stress debriefing