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Counselling Psychologists

Kelsey Wittebolle_Registered Psychologist
Kelsey Wittebolle
Registered Psychologist

Infant/Toddler/Children (birth to age 10)

  • Attachment + Bonding
  • Anxiety
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Play therapy (Theraplay)
  • Behavioural challenges
  • Parenting Support and education
  • Psychoeducational assessments and consultation 

 

 
  • Social skills
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Play Therapy (Theraplay)
  • Parenting support and education
  • Psycho-educational assessments and consultation 
Philosophy 
Attachment is at the foundation of everything. It teaches us about the world, and about ourselves. It informs how we relate to others, how we regulate our emotions, and what feels safe. And while it is a biological mechanism, that doesn’t mean it’s always easy.

 
Neither is raising children. I would venture to say it’s one of the hardest things you’ll ever do. There are so many things that can get in the way of being the parent you want to be, and sometimes we need a little help. 
 
Education Credentials 
  • Masters in Counselling Psychology (McGill University)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology (University of Manitoba)
  • Circles of Security Parenting Facilitator
  • PSI and 2020 Mom Maternal Mental Health Certificate Training
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Theraplay Level One 
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Randa El-Chami

Registered Provisional Psychologist

Teens (14-17)

  • Anxiety, Stress, & Worry

  • Depression & Mood (Incl. Self Harming)
  • Self Esteem & Self Image Challenges
  • Coping Skills & Emotion Management
  • Life Transitions & Changes (Including Navigating Divorce)
  • Behavior Struggles
  • Relationship Struggles (Peer & Family)
  • Supporting Parents and Teens with Health Social Media Use

Education Credentials:

  • Master of Counselling (Athabasca University)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (University of Alberta)

Philosophy:

At all stages of life we may experience times where we feel overwhelmed, and this can impact us emotionally, mentally, relationally, and spiritually. However, individuals can show remarkable resilience and courage in the face of daunting challenges when provided with the necessary support and connection. Using a client centered approach, I strive to provide you with a safe, respectful, and non-judgemental environment from which you can begin to process vulnerable and challenging life experiences.

My goal is to help you gain insight, clarity, and empowerment geared toward growth and change.

 

I believe you are the expert in your own life and that a strong relationship with the self is often a necessary precursor for meaningful change. I approach therapy from a strengths-based and solution focused lens, meaning that I develop a treatment plan tailored to your individual strengths and values that emphasizes taking meaningful steps toward your goals. I also draw from several other approaches to meet the diverse needs of clients. My intention is to create an inviting safe space that is inclusive of your personal values and beliefs and to foster a collaborative therapeutic relationship filled with kindness, understanding, and compassion.

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Randa El-Chami_Canadian Certified Counsellor
registered child psychologist Edmonton
Jamie Hofmann
Registered Psychologist

Infant/Toddler/Children (birth to age 10)

  • Anxiety, Stress, Worry, & Burnout

  • Depression & Mood (Incl. Self Harming)
  • School Related Concerns Including School Avoidance & Test Anxiety
  • Grief & Loss
  • Career Guidance
  • Sleep Struggles/Insomnia
  • Coping Skills & Emotion Management
  • Parent, Family & Peer Relationships

  • Attachment + Bonding
  • Social skills development

  • Anxiety Management
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Play-based strategies
  • Behavioural challenges
  • Self-esteem building
  • Parenting support and education
  • Psychoeducational assessments and consultation
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Social Skills
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Peer Conflict
  • Self-esteem building
  • Play-based strategies
  • Intervention for specific diagnoses (ADHD, anxiety, autism, OCD, ODD)
  • Trauma-informed interventions
  • CBT
  • Parenting support and education
  • Cognitive and social-emotional-behavioural assessments and consultation

Ages 6-16: Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children Fifth Edition (WISC-V)
Ages 2-7: Wechsler Preschool & Primary Scale of Intelligence Fourth Edition (WPPSI-IV)

These assessments may be used to:

  • Diagnose Intellectual Disability in children
  • Better understand a child’s learning style and areas of challenge and to provide recommendations and strategies to support both within the home and school environments
  • Qualify and advocate for specific programs or classroom supports such as Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD)
  • Assess for giftedness to qualify for programs for gifted children
  • Social-emotional-behavioural. assessments:

Ages 3-16: Behavioural Assessment System for Children Third Edition (BASC-3)

This assessment may be used to:

  • Support qualification for Program Unit Funding (PUF) for Early Education programming
  • Diagnose childhood disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Anxiety, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Better understand a child’s social-emotional-behavioural needs and to provide recommendations and strategies for both home and school environments

Education Credentials:

  • Master of Education (M.Ed) – School and Clinical Child Psychology (University of Alberta)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (MacEwan University)
 

Philosophy:

I see attachment and connection between caregiver and child as the foundation for not only supporting social-emotional-behavioural challenges, but critical for a child’s overall development and well-being. It lays the foundation to support emotional regulation, positive relationships, self-esteem, confidence and mental well-being. Supporting and empowering parents through the beautiful, challenging, confusing, ups and downs of their parenting journey is a true passion of mine. I view each child as unique, capable and deserving of being treated with kindness and respect.

 

I utilize, teach and promote a strength-based, positive parenting and respect-based approach with the children, parents and families that I work with. My goal is to help caregivers build confidence and skill in their parenting approach to raise empowered, autonomous, confident and emotionally healthy children.

 

Fun Fact:

I love to sing. If you ever pass by me while I’m driving, you will likely see me belting out to my favourite Disney or Broadway songs.

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Vanessa Colombina
Registered Provisional Psychologist

Preteens/Teens ages (Ages 12+)

  • Anxiety, Stress, Worry, & Burnout

  • Depression & Mood (Incl. Self Harming)
  • School Related Concerns Including School Avoidance & Test Anxiety
  • Grief & Loss
  • OCD & Trauma
  • Career Guidance
  • Sleep Struggles/Insomnia
  • Coping Skills & Emotion Management
  • Parent, Family & Peer Relationships

I view clients as the expert in their own lives.  This is specially important for empowering youth to grow into independent beings who can make health choices and advocate for what they need.  I believe young people and their families have many strengths that can be nurtured to support the health and happiness of the individual and family.

 

Treatment Specialities

My therapeutic practice is shaped by my belief that clients need to feel safe and part of the process.  The process will evolve as we get to know each other and as the clients’ needs/goals evolve.

 

Modalities Include:

  • Person-Centered
  • Trauma Informed
  • Narrative
  • Strengths-based
  • Mindfulness
  • EMDR
  • Exposure Response Prevention (ERP)

Fun Fact

I love driving with the windows down and singing along to the radio very loudly.

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Vanessa Colombina_Registered Provisional Psychologist
Professional counselling for kids at Pine Cone Health
Angela Young

Registered Psychologist

Children & Teens (age 3+)

  • Attachment-based/bonding
  • Social

    Skill Development Anxiety Management

  • Behaviour Issues
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Play-based strategies
  • Parent psycho-education / consultation
  • Social Skills, Anxiety / Depression
  • Behaviour
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Peer Conflict
  • Self-Esteem Building
  • Grief / Loss
  • Trauma
  • Interventions for Specific Diagnoses (ADHD, autism, OCD, ODD)
  • Play-based strategies
  • Parent psycho-education / consultation
  • CBT and Narrative Modalities
  • Trauma-Focused Interventions
  • Social Skills
  • Anxiety / Depression / OCD / Perfectionism
  • Trauma
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Esteem Building
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Play-based strategies
  • Parent resources
  • CBT / narrative / EMDR / ERP / client-focused therapy
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Simone Moniz
Registered Provisional Psychologist

Preteens/Teens (Ages 9+)

  • Self Esteem
  • Anxiety, Stress, Worry, & Burnout
  • Depression & Mood
  • Grief & Loss
  • Relationship Struggles
  • Parent/Child Relationships & Attachment
  • Mindfulness
Education Credentials: 
  • Masters in Counselling Psychology (Athabasca University); 
  • Bachelor in Psychology-Applied Enhanced Stream (Concordia University of Alberta);
  • Circle of Security Parenting;
  • Talaris Parenting, 
  • Triple P Parenting.  
Philosophy:  I love attachment, which is a strong emotional bond created within seconds of birth  between infant and caregiver. This attachment is foundational for all human beings we need attachment to survive For children, this emotional bond helps create healthy friendships, self-worth, success in school/work and self-regulation. Later on, as adults, our attachment system shows us in our intimate relationships with our partners but also our children.

Treatment Specialities: One of my passions is parents with parenting struggles, whatever  the age of their child. My  background has offered me parenting coaching experiences for ages 0 to 14. I love educating  parents on healthy expectations of their children, so ultimately, they feel more competent and successful in positively disciplining their children. We sometimes parent the way we were parented, without the intention of doing it exactly the same way. But without a deeper understanding of what to do differently, you may feel lost. That is completely normal and you are certainly not alone.   

A couple of my strengths is being genuinely empathetic to your situation while using humour to remember some  fun strategies moving forward. Life can get serious, the work to change ourselves  doesn’t always have to be. 
Fun fact about Simone: I am a wanderlust adventurer. I love travelling. I’ve been to 16 countries and 6 continents, with the hope to make it to all 7 continents.  
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Rachel Walpert Fairbrother

Registered Psychologist

Teens (11-17)

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues (Individually), Codependency,
  • Separation, Attachment Issues & Family Conflict
  • Self-Harm & Suicidal Ideation
  • Addictions, Harm Reduction
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Grief & Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Career Guidance

Education Credentials:

  • Masters in Counselling Psychology (University of Ottawa, 2015);
  • Bachelor in Psychology (Trent University, 2011);
  • Social Work- General Interest Courses (University of Northern British Columbia, 2013)
  • EMDR- Level 1 Basic Training, 2019
  • Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Training, 2017
  • Certified ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) Facilitator, 2015
  • Cultural Competency Training in Indigenous Mental Health
    • Mentorship from Elder Harriet Geddes, Fort Providence, NWT- 2015
    • Indigenous Canada- Department of Native Studies Online Course- University of Alberta, 2017

 

Philosophy: I practice from a client-centered, trauma-informed perspective, meaning I view the client as the expert of their own experiences. I encourage clients to share their experiences, explore different perspectives, and tap into their personal intuition in therapy. I ask questions to help explore thoughts, feelings and behaviours that may be causing distress in our lives. The treatment modalities I draw from are Narrative, Strength-Based, Psycho-Educational, Cognitive-Behavioural (CBT), Existential and Attachment Based therapies.

Treatment Specialities: I have been fortunate to have worked in a variety of counselling settings over the last six years, which have helped to shape me into the therapist I am today. I began my journey working with adolescents in residential settings, who struggled with mental health
challenges such as childhood trauma, anxiety, depression or addiction. Following this experience, I moved to an Indigenous Dene community in the Northwest Territories where I worked with adults, youth and families. Here, I gained valuable insight into counselling within a multicultural context.

Upon settling in Edmonton, I have had the privilege of working at a non-profit agency that supports adults struggling with complex mental and physical health challenges. This role has allowed me to practice from a trauma-informed and harm-reduction lens, allowing for greater compassion and individualized treatment.I am passionate about supporting individuals to overcome hardship in the areas of trauma, grief, addiction, anxiety and depression, relationship challenges, self-esteem, self-exploration, and life transitions. Working at Pine has allowed me to apply these skills to perinatal mental health; whether that may be support the transitioning into parenthood, overcoming a birth trauma, or experiencing loss.

Fun fact about Rachel: I am a huge animal lover! I have 2 dogs and take them gallivanting through the river valley or mill creek whenever I get the chance!
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Brittany Sales

Registered Provisional Psychologist

Teens (11-17)

  • Anxiety & Stress
  • Depression, Self-Harm, Suicidal Behaviour
  • LGBTQIA2S+ and Gender Identity Challenges
  • Eating Disorders
  • Interpersonal Relationship Challenges
  • Life Transitions and Changes
  • Self-Image, Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem Challenges
  • Trauma
Philosophy:
When it comes to youth, setting them up for success early is key. I believe that giving youth the opportunity to develop adaptive mental health skills, strategies, and tools is a priceless investment in a healthy future. I also believe in nurturing the inner strengths of both the youth and the family to cultivate
enduring health and well-being.

Treatment specialities:
I base my therapeutic practice on the values of trauma-informed care, which
include safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration, and empowerment. As each client is a highly unique
individual, my approach is tailored to fit the needs of each client. The treatment modalities/orientations
that I draw from are:

  • Person-Centered (humanistic)
  • Cognitive Behavioural
  • Narrative
  • Existential
  • Feminist and Social Justice Oriented
  • Strengths-Based
  • Self-Compassion and Self-Acceptance Based
  • Mindfulness Based
  • Trauma-Informed

I am passionate about advocacy, social justice, empowerment, and cultural responsivity. I am also deeply
committed to decolonizing and Indigenizing my therapeutic practice, and engage in ongoing self auditing
to ensure I am best using culture-infused counselling principles to create an inclusive and safe space for
Queer, Indigenous, Black Brown, and People of Color (QIBPOC), LGBTQ2S+ and polyamorous youth.

Fun fact about Brittany: I love learning about dreams (the phenomena that happen when we sleep). I am
steadily improving my ability to lucid dream and it is both thrilling and mysterious!

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Brittany Sales
Mallory Becker

Mallory Becker

Registered Psychologist

On Maternity Leave

Teens (11+)

  • Anxiety, Stress, Worry, & Burnout
  • Depression, Mood & Motivation
  • Trauma
  • Grief & Loss
  • Self Esteem
  • Relationship Struggles
  • Parenting Strategies
  • Career Guidance
  • Navigating Difficult Transitions including Parent Separation or Moving

Speech Language Pathologists

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Carly Axani

Speech-Language Pathologist

Speech Therapy for Children, Adolescents, Teens & Adults

  • Speech Sounds
  • Orofacial Myology and Tongue Thrust
  • Fluency (i.e. Stuttering)
  • Early Language Acquisition and Expansion
  • Early Literacy Skills
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Learning and Study Skills
  • Receptive or Expressive Language Delay
  • Augmentative & Alternative Communication
  • Complex Communication Needs
  • Transgender Voice and Communication
Training and Certifications

  • Lidcombe Program Certification
  • Introduction to PROMPT: Technique
  • Tongue Thrust and Beyond- Myofunctional Therapy
  • Transgender Voice and Communication Training for Clinicians
  • Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing
  • Visualize and Verbalize for Language Comprehension
  • Seeing Stars-Symbol Imagery for Reading and Literacy
  • Touch Chat for Communication Devices
  • Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD)
  • Trauma Informed Care Certification
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention
  • Health Change Methodology Certification
  • Indigenous Awareness and Sensitivity Certification
  • Certified Clinical Educator with the University of Alberta Faculty of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Why did you choose Speech-Language Pathology?
My undergraduate degree is in nursing. And while I loved bedside nursing, I was hungry to further my education and find a career that would offer more professional autonomy and work-life balance as I planned to start a family. My oldest sister was a Speech-Language Pathologist, and I couldn’t believe that she got paid to play games and sing songs with kids all day, so instead of applying for a Masters program in Nursing, I applied to Speech-Language Pathology…and the rest is history!

What ages of clients do you treat?
I love to work with kids of all ages. I have extensive experience working with school-aged children, from kindergarten through grade 12, but I love working with babies and toddlers too!

Learn more about Carly
I received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Alberta in 2007 and worked at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Labor and Delivery and teaching prenatal classes to high-risk families. I love working with young families, so when I decided to further my education, Speech-Language Pathology seemed like a perfect fit! While working part-time as a Registered Nurse, I completed my Masters in Science in Speech-Language Pathology in 2011. I have worked in a variety of preschools, schools and communities with children aged 1-20 but my greatest lessons and experience come from being a mom to my 4 young children (ages 2, 3, 6 and 8).

It is my joy to work with families to establish and maintain goals that are functional and attainable. I love to find ways to make speech therapy fun and easy to incorporate into your busy life! Building connections with and helping families is my passion, and I am so grateful for the privilege of being a part of your communication journey.

Outside of work hours, you will find me outside with my kids and spending time together as a family. We love to swim, ride bikes, ski and go for nature walks. We are also Disney superfans, and can’t wait for Covid to be over so we can get back to the parks!

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Physiotherapists

Stacy Culbert

Licensed Physiotherapist

Pediatric Physiotherapist

  • Gross motor delays

  • Sports and orthopaedic injuries
  • Low muscle tone
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Down Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy

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Kristine Fairbanks
Kristine Fairbanks

Licensed Physiotherapist

Pediatric Physiotherapist

  • Gross Motor Assessments for Children
  • Gross Motor Delays

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Calista Powell (she/her)

Licensed Physiotherapist

Pediatric Physiotherapist

Children & Teens (age 3+)

  • Transgender Pelvic Health Physio
  • Musculoskeletal Physio
  • Daytime Incontinence
  • Bed Wetting
  • Constipation
  • Bowel Leakage
  • Imperforate Anus
  • Hirschsprung’s Disease

I see kids for Pediatric Pelvic Health Physiotherapy starting at the age of 4-5 years old. Pediatric Pelvic health Physiotherapy includes treatment for daytime incontinence, bed wetting, constipation, bowel leakage, imperforate anus and Hirschsprung’s Disease. Treatment for constipation can begin from the age of four all the way into adulthood and for urinary disorders, such as bed wetting, can start at the age of five all the way into adulthood. Unlike adult pelvic health physiotherapy there are no internal exams involved. The only time an internal assessment would be done is if the following three are present: previous surgical bowel correction, it is deemed necessary for treatment, and child and parent are both comfortable.

Even though treatment does not involve an internal assessment children are still taught how to engage their pelvic floor through specific cueing and assessment is done on top of clothing. All assessment and treatment is thoroughly explained to the guardian and child and tailored to what is comfortable. Treatment as stated includes pelvic floor training, education, breathing exercises, daily schedule and habit retraining and core strengthening. Treatment is very specific to what each child is experiencing because even what causes something like bed wetting is not universal.

I love working with kids because they are intuitive to what is going on around them and what is causing their problem. They achieve success quickly as their bodies change and modify much faster than adults. Kids are also fun and motivated. When working with pediatrics there is often a psycho-social aspect to their diagnosis which makes them motivated to see change quickly.

Building connection with children and families and helping them attain goals and milestones through play and fun makes working with children a constantly changing, exciting and the most rewarding job to have.

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Children love to be active, physio can help!
Holly Thompson

Licensed Physiotherapist

Pediatric Physiotherapist

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Spina Bifida
  • Global Developmental Delay
  • Down Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder
  • Scoliosis
  • Idiopathic Toe Walking
  • Plagiocephaly
  • Torticollis
  • Chronic Pain

Holly graduated from the University of New Brunswick in 2007 attaining her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. She went on to continue her education at the University of Alberta and graduated in 2010 with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy.

Holly has always had a passion for children and began her physiotherapy career working with preschool, kindergarten and school aged children at a local school. Holly has worked with children with a variety of neurological and orthopedic conditions included but not limited to cerebral palsy, spina bifida, global developmental delay, down syndrome, autism, developmental coordination disorder, scoliosis, idiopathic toe walking, plagiocephaly and torticollis.

Building connection with children and families and helping them attain goals and milestones through play and fun makes working with children a constantly changing, exciting and the most rewarding job to have.

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Jillian Palmer

Licensed Physiotherapist

Pediatric Physiotherapist

  • Gross Motor Assessments for Children (preschool and up)
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Pelvic/Low Back/Abdominal Pain
  • Post Abdominal / Pelvic Surgical Rehab
  • Core Strengthening
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Jill Palmer

Registered Dieticians & Lactation Consultants

Megan Wallace

Megan Wallace

Registered Dietician

  • Healthy Weights

  • Picky Eating
  • Infant Feeding/Starting Solids
  • Food Allergies
  • Food & Body Relationship
  • Family Meal Planning

 

I am extremely passionate about working with children and families. As a Mum to three, young kiddos myself (4.5, 2.5 and 1) I can assure you, I am in the arena fighting the same battles as you.

While navigating food with children can be tiresome and challenging, I long for the opportunity to teach parents and caregivers strategies to address picky eaters, decrease mealtime drama and not have to eat ‘kid-food’ every night. Among my passion for giving parents’ permission to relax at mealtimes, I also seek to support the health of children in a variety of other areas.

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Linda Crawford

Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

On Leave Until Sept 2021

  • Prenatal & Partner Prep.
  • Improving Position & Latch
  • Dealing with Over/Under Supply
  • Feeding Concerns
  • Introduction of Solid Foods
  • Choosing a Pump & Improving your pumping results
  • Returning to Work & Weaning


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Certified Lactation Consultant Linda Crawford
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Brittney Pederson

Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

  • Prenatal Preparation
  • Position & Latch
  • Use & Selection of Feeding Tools (Bottles, Cups, Pumps, etc.)
  • Dealing with Under Supply
  • Handling Mastitis, Thrush, Pain or Damage
  • Introduction to Solid Foods, Returning to Work
  • Strategies for Weaning
  • Group Classes (virtual)
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Administrative Team

Jessica Brownoff

Senior Administrative Assistant

Jessica is one of the first lovely voices you hear and smiling faces you see when you come into Pine. If you have not physically met her, you may know her for her quick e-mail replies or for helping organize the various classes and workshops at the clinic. She was drawn to Pine for being a single location that offers a multidisciplinary and holistic approach for care, beautifully packaging support for the body and mind.

Jessica has been doing part-time administrative work, predominantly with physiotherapy since 2015, as she works through her various undergraduate degrees. Throughout university, she worked closely with a student group called “Brain Awareness Movement”, as well as an organization called “Networks Activity Centre” for stroke survivors. These two wonderful organizations helped develop a curiosity to further understanding the intricate connectivity and complexity of the human body.

After completing her first undergraduate degree in Biology and Science Psychology, she realized her passion for working hands-on in health care, to make a direct impact on an individual’s life. Currently, Jessica is at school full-time at the University of Alberta in the After-Degree Nursing program. She cannot wait to see where her Nursing career takes her and how she can collaborate with the wonderful family at Pine.

She understands that her patients’ health and wellbeing extend beyond their physical diagnosis and that working to promote all aspects of health are key for delivering optimal care. She has a quirky sense of humour and is passionate about forming genuine connections with both the clients and staff within the Pine Community. She understands that each person plants a seed within the Pine forest, with their own story and unique needs.

When Jessica is not working or studying her day away, she enjoys spending quality time outdoors with her family, friends and dogs. She is always daydreaming about her next great travel adventure. In August of 2014, she successfully summited Mt. Kilimanjaro and is looking forward to her next travel and life endeavors.

Jessica Brownoff Senior Administrative Assistant
Nicole Antunes

Nicole Antunes

Administrative Assistant

 

Education Credentials:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Psychology (MacEwan University)
Philosophy:

One of my biggest passions is psychology. I have always been interested in learning more about an individual’s mental and physical health. I believe that nothing is one size fits all – everyone deserves to find the best treatment to address any of their concerns. By creating a comfortable environment (like Pine) and building connections, I hope clients feel validated and reassured. My goal is to become a psychologist. Through my graduate career, I aim to build clinical, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills that allow me to work with clients to help identify mental health concerns and enhance overall well-being.

Treatment Specialities:

I have experience in a variety of mental health settings through several of my volunteer opportunities, such as Alberta Hospital and as a Crisis Responder with the Kids Help Phone. Through these opportunities, I have gained skills in collaborative problem solving, reflective listening, risk assessment, and crisis management.

Fun fact about Nicole:

When I am not at work or school, I enjoy camping and spending time outside with friends and family. I also enjoy watching true crime documentaries.

Carmen Gervais

Administrative Assistant and Social Media

I feel passionate about mental and physical health. I believe everyone deserves to continually grow throughout their lives to become the best version of oneself. I am currently working on my Bachelor of Arts with a major in Psychology and minor in Sociology, with a goal to become a Registered Psychologist. I am working on my trauma sensitive yoga teacher training and also have training and practice Reiki healing. I push myself to grow and learn as much as I can, in all different ways. I strive to make sure each client that walks through Pine’s door feels comfortable and heard before heading into their appointment.

Fun Fact:

When I am not working, I love hiking, yoga and horseback riding.

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Justine James_Administrative Assistant

Justine James

Administrative Assistant

 

 

I have a background in social work. I am a certified holistic birth and postpartum doula. I am trained in spinning babies. I am also a certified reiki practitioner.

Philosophy: I have a passion for supporting childbearing families, especially women, children and the LGBTQ community. I am committed to ensuring that all parents and caregivers have the support they need in order to thrive prenatally, in birth and afterward. 

I approach my work from a strength-based perspective and I believe that people are the experts of their own lives. 

I love knowing people’s stories and I genuinely care about the experience of every patient who comes into the clinic. People connect easily with my down to earth approach; I never take myself too seriously! 

Fun Fact: I love being in the mountains, so the environment at Pine definitely makes a good substitute! 

Michelle Johnson

Administrative Assistant

As an advocate for mental health and wellness, I am passionate about people and the pursuit of overcoming obstacles in their lives. I strongly believe in treating each individual as an equal, providing them with a space to feel heard and treated with kindness. I have a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology and am currently working towards completing a Masters of Counselling through City University.

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Patients Treated

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Kids Between Us

Pine Cone Health Founders:

Mallory Becker & Jillian Palmer

Every tree in a forest is valuable. Young trees enjoy protection from harsh winds and temperatures, and old trees can grow to be strong and protect the seedlings beneath them. Together, trees create a community that offers support and protection.

We can’t think of a more beautiful metaphor for health and the journey of life than the Pine tree.

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