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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Cam Kinoshita, M.C.

Registered Provisional 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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Aliya Manji, M.A.

Registered Psychologist

Aliya obtained her Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology in 2008 and has been working with children, adolescents, couples, and families for over 10 years. Aliya’s passion lies in working with people as they move through different life stages and changes, while raising awareness to help reduce the stigma surrounding mental health.

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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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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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Tessa Lawlor

Registered Provisional 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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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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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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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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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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Alyssa Ryan, M.Sc.

Registered Psychologist (on maternity leave)

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. Alyssa is currently on maternity leave.

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Emily Killen, BCS

Program Manager

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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Liz Ryckman

Intake Manager

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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Patti Hurl

Clinical Assessment Trainer

Patti started working with Kells Counselling  in 2005. She has a background in psychology, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and additional training and experience in academic interventions. Patti began to work with our clinical assessment team in 2006, and has been our Clinical Service Manager for a number of years.

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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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Sara Blom

Administrative Assistant (on maternity leave)

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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Christine Marusyn

Coverage Coordinator

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

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Chantel Wagner

Solutions Clinic Team Lead

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! When not creating art, Chantel can be found indulging in perogies.

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Emily Friesen-Peters

Clinical Associate and Psychological Assistant

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

Solutions Program Assistant & Clinical Associate

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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Nicole Labrie

Administration & Assessment Coordinator

Nicole joined the Kells administration team in December 2018 after finishing up her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Alberta. She enjoys working at the front desk, getting to know clients and their stories, and providing a welcoming atmosphere to all who walk in the door.

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Dawn Johnson

Receptionist

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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