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Janet Ryan-Newell, M.Ed. (Currently not taking new clients)

Registered Psychologist, Founder

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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Alanna Willms, M.C.

Registered Psychologist

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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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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Angel Agne, M.C.

Registered Provisional Psychologist

Angel recently completed her Master of Counselling in Counselling Psychology through Athabasca University.  As a therapist, Angel believes in each individual’s potential for healing and growth. She values being a compassionate and responsive therapist to ensure that clients feel heard and supported in the therapeutic relationship and in achieving their goals.

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Ashley Schofield

Practicum Therapist

When individuals get sidetracked by life’s challenges, those challenges need not be faced alone. Ashley seeks an empathetic and non-judgmental understanding of a client’s situation to collaboratively inspire hope and gain tools needed to move forward. 

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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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Chantel Wagner

Practicum Therapist

Chantel is a student therapist, finishing her Master of Counselling at the University of Lethbridge. She believes that, “by working toward mental health together, we can create a today that is a little bit easier for us than it was yesterday.”

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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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Emily Killen, M.C.

Registered Provisional Psychologist and Associate Director

Emily uses person-centered therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), emotionally focused therapy (EFT), faith based counselling, and play therapy in her work with her clients.

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Jennifer den Ouden

Practicum Therapist

Jennifer (she/her) is convinced peoples’ problems become solvable when their stories are heard and understood. Because she believes problems exist from a wholistic perspective, Jennifer has adapted a bio-psycho-social-spiritual-cultural framework of understanding in her counselling approach.

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Jesse Lentz M.Ed.

Registered Provisional Psychologist

Jesse holds a Master’s of Education in Counselling psychology from the University of Lethbridge. He’s honored to be working as a registered provisional psychologist.

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Kayla Hare, M.C.

Registered Psychologist

Kayla Hare obtained her Masters of Counselling degree through the University of Calgary and also completed a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Applied Psychology from Concordia University of Edmonton. Prior to completing her Masters, Kayla worked with high-risk individuals and families in a variety of roles, including addictions, mental health, and families with children with disabilities.

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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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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, Clinical Manager

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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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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Meagan Fisk-Jordan

Registered Provisional Psychologist

Meagan believes that every individual is capable of making positive change, and strives to create a welcoming environment with an empathetic and collaborative approach. Meagan practices from a strengths-based, client centered approach which is eclectic in nature.

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Olivia Curran-Morton, M.Ed.

Registered Provisional Psychologist

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 the unique layers of a client’s identity and ensure their comfort throughout their work together.

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Pamela Hillaby, M.Ed

Registered Psychologist

Pamela approaches all clients with deep respect and understanding for unique perspectives, concerns, and strengths. She values how each client has a different journey and goal for counselling. Throughout Pamela’s career, she has always worked to advance and assist individuals. She previously worked in the inner city with marginalized populations to provide stabilization, advocacy, and healing. This position provided Pamela with strong skills to work with diverse populations.

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Sydney Tkachuk, M.Ed.

Registered Provisional Psychologist

Sydney utilizes an integrative approach to counselling as she continually refines her therapeutic modalities in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy, and person-centered therapy. Additionally, Sydney is currently completing her Basic Training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. Sydney can integrate EMDR with her clients at present when needed.

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Tessa Lawlor, M.A.

Registered Psychologist

Tessa firmly believes every individual is capable of growing, making positive changes, and reaching their full potential. She has extensive experience in group facilitation and loves to work with clients in a dynamic, skills-based group format.

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Timothia Kwok, M.C.

Registered Psychologist

Timothia loves seeing people grow towards the best person they can be. She likes to invite people to embrace their unique, quirky, and intriguing selves. Timothia believes in the importance of holistic consideration and helping clients realize their strengths. She believes in approaching challenges as an opportunity for growth while understanding that change is not easy.

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Dawn Johnson

Administrative Team Lead & 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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Emily Friesen-Peters, M.A.

Psychological Assistant and Clinician

In her role as a Mental Health Therapist, Emily takes a trauma-informed empathetic, non-judgmental, and warm approach. Emily values therapeutic relationships that are collaborative, compassionate and empowering. In her assessment role, Emily takes a thorough, direct, and respectful approach. She has assessed adults and adolescents of various levels of functioning.

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Krista Ryan

Psychological Assistant

Krista joined the Kells’ team in 2023. In her role as a Psychological Assistant, she finds immense fulfillment in the art and science of assessment. This passion for understanding the intricacies of the human mind led her to pursue a career in psychology, and she feels fortunate to channel this enthusiasm into her work at Kells.

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Sara Blom

Business Operations Manager

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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Tanmeet Kour

Psychological Assistant

Tanmeet has been a compassionate and dedicated psychology assistant with Kells Counselling since November, 2022. Her academic foundation includes a bachelor’s degree with a psychology major and a master’s in clinical psychology. Eager to deepen her understanding and enhance her skills, she pursued an advanced diploma in counselling psychology from Jamia Millia Islamia. To ensure […]

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Christine Marusyn

Coverage Coordinator

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

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Hayley Pongar

Administrative and Data Management Assistant

Hayley says she was drawn to working at Kells because her position affords her the opportunity to help someone merely by being kind to them and adding some positivity to their day. Hayley strives to be the bright face people see when they enter Kells. 

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Josie Kumar

Business Coordinator

Josie is a Business Coordinator at Kells. What she loves most about her job is working with a team of highly skilled professionals who are passionate about what they do.

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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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Mackenzie Heal

Resource Development Coordinator

Mackenzie started with Kells in July 2023 as an Administrative Assistant and moved into Resource Development where she helps with the process of creation and distribution of clinical programs. 

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Pam Prochnau

Section B Intake Coordinator

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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