Meagan Jordan

Practicum Student

Meagan is a practicum student psychologist under the supervision of Pamela Hillaby. Meagan is obtaining her Master of Counselling from City University of Seattle (based out of Edmonton) and holds her Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Psychology with a minor in Women Studies. Meagan has a genuine, honest and empathetic nature and believes in the […]

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Alanna Willms, M.C.

Registered Provisional Psychologist

Alanna received a Master of Counselling from the University of Lethbridge, and also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Human Services from Trinity Western University. Alanna strongly believes that every person possesses an inherent worth and dignity that should be protected and respected. She is passionate about connection and feels honoured to walk with all people as they find growth and healing.

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Cam Kinoshita, M.C.

Registered Psychologist

Cam approaches each interaction with the belief that everyone is doing the best they can. He demonstrates a deep compassion for others. Cam has worked with families and adolescents for most of his career. His counselling sessions provide guidance and support through the ever-present transitions in life.

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Daniel Clark, M.A.

Registered Provisional Psychologist

Daniel Clark completed his Master of Counselling degree through City University of Seattle (Edmonton program). Daniel has always valued working with others. Prior to being a Provisional Psychologist, Daniel has always worked in humanities/service industry which has enhanced communication and teamwork skills.

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Sydney Tkachuk

Registered Provisional Psychologist

Sydney obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in psychology from the University of British Columbia Okanagan in Kelowna. Currently, Sydney is completing her Masters of Education in counselling psychology at the University of Lethbridge. Sydney worked alongside adolescent and youth populations experiencing sexual traumas as a student therapist in a practicum placement […]

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Olivia Curran-Morton

Practicum Student

Olivia strongly believes in the individuality and uniqueness of clients. She takes a holistic approach to client care and truly believes that everyone wants to find meaning in their lives. As such, Olivia respects the importance of working with diverse clients and integrating their unique perspectives into her practice. She uses an integrative approach to incorporate […]

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Tessa Lawlor, M.A.

Registered Psychologist

Tessa obtained her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology through Yorkville University, and also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Alberta. Prior to completing her Master’s degree, Tessa worked with people with disabilities for five years.

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Jessica Nelson

Practicum Student

Jessica is a practicum student working towards a Master of Counselling Psychology at Athabasca University. For the duration of her practicum placement, Jessica will be supervised by Lauren Appleby. Jessica also has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Grant MacEwan University. While attending school, Jessica held multiple positions in the field of human services […]

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Kristy Ollerhead

Practicum Student

Kristy is completing her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology through Yorkville University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Honours Psychology from MacEwan University. Her clinical supervisor is Pamela Hillaby. Kristy’s previous work history includes working with children, families, and vulnerable populations. In these roles, Kristy has worked with clients who have experienced trauma, […]

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Lasha Gauthier M.A

Registered Provisional Psychologist

Lasha is passionate about helping all individuals reach their full potential. Lasha is currently completing a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology through Yorkville University.

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Alyssa Ryan, M.Sc.

Registered Psychologist

Alyssa’s steady, playful, and down-to-earth style quickly puts people at ease. Alyssa’s approach to therapy and assessment is first and foremost, deeply respectful and humanistic.

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Farzad Zaré-Bawani, Ph.D., Professor

Registered Psychologist

Dr. Farzad Zaré-Bawani has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and is a Registered Psychologist in Alberta. Dr. Zaré-Bawani is Associate Professor of Psychology at Concordia University of Edmonton and coordinates Concordia Practicums at Kells Counselling.

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Linda Forde, M.Sc. (MFT)

Registered Psychologist

Linda is passionate about assisting those struggling with mental health concerns. Linda completed her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Loma Linda University and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of Toronto.

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Pamela Hillaby, M.Ed

Registered Psychologist

Pamela completed her Master of Education in Counselling Psychology through the University of Alberta. She works with an emphasis on the physiology of trauma as well as clients’ strengths, which has shown to be tremendously effective. Pamela provides individual and couples counselling for adults.

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Kara Gushuliak, M.Sc. (MFT)

Registered Psychologist

Kara received her initial training as a marriage and family therapist through Loma Linda University. With over 20 years’ experience working with children and families, and more than a decade of experience as a psychologist. Kara’s approach recognizes the complexity and interconnectedness of human relationships.

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Laura Clark, M.Ed.

Registered Psychologist

Laura Clark is Kells’ longest tenured psychologist. With over 25 years of expertise, Laura practices as both a registered Counselling Psychologist and an Assessment Specialist. Laura devotes a regular portion of her practice to the assessment of learning disabilities, both privately and for Edmonton Public Schools. Laura also supervises young therapists training with Kells.

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Wendy Davies M.A.

Registered Provisional Psychologist

Wendy graduated from Yorkville University in 2021, with a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, after completion of a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology through Macewan University in Edmonton, Alberta. Wendy takes a client-centred approach to helping individuals and couples achieve their goals. She believes that you know yourself best, and aspires to help you […]

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Lauren Appleby, M.A.

Registered Psychologist

As a therapist, Lauren believes that all clients have the potential for change and growth. Through her practice at Kells, she has demonstrated an active commitment to providing clients with the information and support they need to progress through life’s transitions and to regulate their moods.

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Janet Ryan-Newell, M.Ed.

Registered Psychologist, Founder (Currently not taking new clients)

Janet holds an M.Ed. with Distinction in both Counselling Psychology & Psychometric Assessment. For the first decade of her career Janet worked with Edmonton Public Schools, both as an Elementary School Teacher and as a School Psychologist.

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Emily Killen, M.C.

Program Manager & Counsellor

Emily has a dynamic role at FSG, as she oversees the administration, assessment coordination, and various other agency functions. Emily works with the psychologists at Kells to provide assessments and therapeutic group facilitation. She is trained in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy through the DBT Centre of Vancouver and provides skill coaching for emotional regulation. Further, she co-facilitates Kells’ Trauma Program including the RESET Recovery Program and Tools for Trauma Recovery.

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Chantel Wagner

Assessment Team Supervisor

Chantel keeps busy doing psychological assessments and report writing for our personal injury team. Chantel has a calming presence and a kind heart. She is fueled by her passion for art which keeps her quite busy in her spare time!

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Emily Friesen-Peters

Psychological Assistant and Clinician

Emily Friesen-Peters is a Clinical Associate and Psychological Assistant who joined the team in 2019. Her specialty is psychological assessments. Emily has a background in research, addictions and forensics. Emily has a passion for discovering and understanding why people do what they do.

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Timothia Kwok

Psychological Assistant and Clinician

Timothia graduated with a Bachelors degree and a Graduate Diploma in Psychological Assessments. She is currently in the Masters of Counselling with Athabasca University.

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Candice Jordan

Administrative Assistant

Candice joined the Kells Counselling team in the spring of 2021. She brought with her many years of education experience working with children, teens and adults.

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Liz Ryckman

Intake Coordinator

Liz has been with Kells since 2004 and has had the privilege of watching Kells grow to become the established clinic it is today. Liz has a warm, approachable demeanor and great listening skills, which makes her role as Intake Coordinator a wonderful fit.

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Sara Blom

Administrative Supervisor

Sara started working at Kells as part of the administration team in 2018. She is happiest when spending time with her family. Sara has an immeasurable passion for children and animals.

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Dawn Johnson

Assessment Coordinator

Dawn joined the Kells Counselling office in the summer of 2019 as our Receptionist. She is always smiling and happy to greet clients over the phone or in person when they come into the office.

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Pam Prochnau

Intake and Administration Assistant

Pam started working at Kells as part of the administration team in 2016 and is now a part of the Intake Team. She is passionate about helping people find a therapist that can help them grow and heal.

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Christine Marusyn

Coverage Coordinator

Christine joined the team in January 2020, and bring a diverse administrative background with her.

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