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

Registered Psychologist, Founder

Janet (she/her) holds an M.Ed. with Distinction in both Counselling Psychology and 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.

In 1991, together with her late husband Rory, Janet opened Kells Counselling (originally named Kids Support Group). In 1997 they co-founded Crossroads Family Services, a private Foster Care Agency which grew to serve Central and Northern Alberta. Since opening, Crossroads has cared for thousands of displaced children. Crossroads currently also provides supports for children and adults with disabilities, through the Kinnections Community Wellness Program.

Janet currently works as the CEO for all of the Family Solutions Group affiliated agencies, including Kells Counselling, Endstate Management, and Crossroads Family Services. Moreover, Janet is mother to 4 birth children, 2 adopted daughters & many foster children. Janet tells us that parenting is her favorite job!

With over 30 years of learning and advocacy, Janet has developed an extensive base of expertise through work with: Family Supports for Children with Disabilities, FCSS Mental Health Services, numerous School Boards, and the Alberta Children’s Services & Justice Systems. Janet’s distinctive approach is informed by her years of front line experience as a parent, foster parent, and teacher as well as by her expert knowledge in Parenting, Child & Teen Development, Family Interventions, and Learning Function.

Janet’s current practice focus:

  • Personal Injury Evaluation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Relationship Counselling
  • Child and Teen Counselling
  • Play Therapy
  • Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Survivors of Abuse Therapy
  • EMDR Trauma Therapy
  • Grief and Loss Therapy
  • Family Interventions