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Counselling Psychologists

Deanna-Barrie_Registered-Child-Psychologist
Deanna Barrie
Registered Psychologist

Infant/Toddler/Children (birth to age 10)

  • Attachment-based/bonding
  • Anxiety Management
  • Play Therapy (Theraplay)
  • Behaviour Challenges
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Parenting Support & Education

  • Social Skills & Peer Relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotional Regulation
  • School Issues
  • Play Therapy (Theraplay)
  • Intervention for specific diagnoses (ADHD, anxiety, OCD, ODD & Developmental Disorders)
  • Parenting support & education

Treatment Specialities:

I have significant experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in a variety of capacities. I have a special interest in attachment issues, reproductive mental health, spirituality,  and holistic therapy. I have considerable experience working with survivors of family violence and trauma recovery.  I appreciate the uniqueness in each person and therefore, I tailor therapy to suit each individual, presenting issue, and goal. I draw on principles of:

  • Attachment-Based
  • Theraplay
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Emotion Focused
  • Hakomi
  • Somatic Therapies
  • Mindfulness-Based Therapies
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • EMDR

Education Credentials:

  • Master of Counselling (Athabasca University)

Philosophy:

I believe that all people have a natural affinity toward growth and healing. As a psychologist it is my role to provide a safe, non-judgemental and compassionate space to explore concerns as they arise. I honour the strengths and abilities that each person brings to therapy and use these as important and valuable resources to move toward wellness. Equality and understanding problems within the context in which they occur are also important tenants of my work. Through connection and collaboration, I work together with clients to find the right solutions for them.

 

Fun fact about Deanna:
I always end my week with a Friday night dance party in my kitchen.

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Teela Tomassetti

Certified Canadian Counsellor (C.C.C), MACP, B.A.

Pre-Teens & Teens (11 and up)

  • Self-esteem/self-worth/self-compassion
  • Anxiety, Stress, & Worry
  • Depression & Mood
  • Trauma (childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence)
  • Grief and loss
  • Confidence building
  • Addiction
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Teela Tomassetti_Certified Canadian Counsellor
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
Vanessa Colombina
Registered 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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Psychology for teens is available at Pine Cone Health
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
Jamie Hofmann
Registered Psychologist

Currently on Maternity Leave

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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Speech Language Pathologists

Erica Bilobroka

Speech-Language Pathologist

Speech Therapy for Children, Adolescents, Teens & Adults

  • Speech Sounds

  • Motor Speech Disorders
  • 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

Training and Certifications:

  • PROMPT+ Trained
  • Orofacial Myology: From Basics to Habituation
  • Various webinars on the assessment and treatment of Motor Speech Disorders through Apraxia Kids
  • Ultimate Play-Based Speech Therapy Certification
  • Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP)
  • Trauma Informed Care Certification
  • Health Change Methodology Certification
  • Indigenous Awareness and Sensitivity Certification

Why did you choose Speech-Language Pathology?

 

I began University with the intention of becoming a Pharmacist but quickly realized it wasn’t going to be a fulfilling career for me. Heading into my third year of my undergraduate degree, I started to explore the idea of becoming an SLP and did some volunteer work/clinical observations of an SLP in my hometown. Observing my very first session behind the two-way mirror, my heart and soul lit on fire! I knew that I had found the career that would never feel like work. I pursued Speech-Language Pathology from that moment on and have never looked back!

 

What ages of clients do you treat?

 

I have extensive experience working with school-aged children; however, I love working with kids of all ages and have also recently discovered joy working with young adults who are interested in improving their speech and/or oral rest posture.

 

Learn more about Erica

 

I received my Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta in 2008 and immediately pursued my Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, graduating in early 2011 from the Thesis-track. Since that time, I have worked in a variety of preschools, schools, and families’ homes with children aged 2-18. It is such a joy to work with families, building strong connections and getting to witness the excitement and pride that comes when communication breakthroughs are made. I truly feel so blessed to be entrusted with your loved ones and am grateful for every family that walks through my door. My goal is to make speech therapy fun, functional and engaging for your family!

When not at work, you will find me spending time with my husband and 2 children (4 & 6.5). We love to build Lego, swim, take family walks and explore our community playgrounds. I also love to read, take dance class, travel, and spend time with extended family and close friends.

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Erica Bilobroka_Speech Language Pathologist

Physiotherapists

Stacy Culbert_Licensed Physiotherapist_Pediatric Physiotherapist_Edmonton
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

Licensed Physiotherapist

Pediatric Physiotherapist

  • Gross Motor Assessments for Children
  • Gross Motor Delays

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Kids can benefit from physiotherapy, find it at Pine Cone Health
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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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

Pediatric Chiropractors

Dr. Shenaigh Newman

Pediatric Chiropractor

  • Delayed Milestones
  • Growing Pains
  • Neck / Back Pain
  • Constipation
  • Infant Specific Issues
  • Sports Injuries
  • Concussions

Biography

Dr. Shenaigh Newman received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Alberta in 2011 and graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in 2016. She has always had a passion for treating pregnant and postpartum patients and that interest only grew after she became a mom in 2018. When not in the clinic, you can find her chasing after her toddler, snuggling her new baby or off on some new adventure in the mountains.

Philosophy & Style

Dr. Shenaigh delivers a hands-on, evidence-based, and patient-centred approach to treatment. She enjoys figuring out the root cause of the problem and helping give her patients the tools to help prevent the issue in the future. She believes that a well-rounded form of treatment is best and often combines manual therapy with education, stress management, nutrition guidance, and rehabilitation exercises. She is passionate about helping new moms (and dads!) navigate the journey into parenthood and helping them achieve their goals; whether it be to pick up their kid pain-free or to run a 10km next summer.

Qualifications/Courses

  • Doctor of Chiropractic (Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College)
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry (University of Alberta)
  • Certified TCM Acupuncture Provider
  • Certified Complete Concussion Management Provider
  • Webster Technique
  • Active Release Therapy (ART)
  • Graston Techniques
  • Kinesiology Taping
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Dr. Shenaigh Newman_Chiropractor

Osteopathic Therapists

Carrie McFetridge_Manual Osteopathic Therapist

Carrie McFetridge

Manual Osteopathic Therapist

  • Feeding challenges/ tongue tie restrictions

  • Torticollis
  • Plagiocephaly
  • Colic
  • Reflux and Digestive challenges
  • Anxiety

Biography:

Carrie, “The Baby Osteo”, is a Manual Osteopathic Therapist who started as a Massage Therapist. She graduated from the Manual Osteopathic College of Canada and the Alberta College of Massage Therapy, both with Honours with Distinction and is part of ACMT’s faculty.
She has always had a passion for helping people and problem solving- the perfect combo for this career!
When she’s not working, she’s spending time with her 3 kids and dog and planning her next kayaking adventure with her partner.

Philosophy & Style:

Carrie is a facilitator of healing. She believes that our bodies want to be healthy and balanced and are always trying to communicate what they need. It’s her job to listen to your body and give it the helping hand necessary to return to health and balance. Carrie’s holistic approach aims to find the root cause of the issue and treat it in a gentle, long-lasting way. Her skills allow her to treat all stages of life, but she does have a special interest in moms and babies.

Qualifications & Treatment Modalities:

  • Manual Osteopathic Therapist
  • Registered Massage Therapist

Additional Training:

  • Paediatric Osteopathic Apprenticeship
  • Tethered Oral Tissues in Osteopathy
  • CranioSacral Therapy for Cranial Nerves
  • CranioSacral Therapy for Conception, Pregnancy, & Birth
  • CranioSacral Therapy for Pediatiatrics
  • Somato Emotional Release
    Visceral Manipulation
  • Access Consciousness: Access the Bars
  • Usui Ryoho Reiki, Levels 1-3
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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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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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Brittney Pederson_Certified Lactation Consultant

Administrative Team

Jessica Brownoff Senior Administrative Assistant

Jessica Brownoff

Senior Administrative Assistant/ Office Manager

Jessica was drawn to Pine for being a single location that offers an interdisciplinary and holistic approach for care, beautifully packaging support for the body and mind for all. You may know her as one of the lovely voices and smiling faces you see when you arrive to our clinic, or for her quick email replies. She currently helps to manage many of the behind-the-scenes operations of the Forest.

She, alongside the brilliant mind of Laura Bryant make up the ‘Mitochondria of Pine’. Together they strive to optimize the delivery of care from our diversely talented providers and welcoming front-end admin team, to support the health needs of our wonderful clients.

Jessica has always had a passion for understanding and exploring the intricate connectivity and complexity of the human body. After completing a 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 through nursing.


Currently, Jessica is a Registered Nurse working in Women’s Health and Postpartum. By working with and learning from the invaluable family at Pine, Jessica hopes to bring the knowledge she has gained to the bedside. Ensuring that each individual she encounters feels respected, cared for, while being appropriately educated, empowered and advocated for, in order for them to play an active role in their healing journey.


Jessica 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.


Jessica 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.

Laura Bryant

Senior Administrative Assistant/ Office Manager

Laura-Bryant-Registered-Massage-Therapist
Carmen-Gervais_Administrative-Assistant

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.

Taylor Melvie

Administrative Assistant

Education Credentials:

  • Finishing Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in psychology with a minor in sociology (University of Alberta)

Philosophy: 
I have a passion for mental health and psychology. My goal is to be a registered psychologist because I love connecting with people and offering a safe space for anyone. My own experiences have led me towards a career in psychology. I want to use my own experiences and education to help others heal and grow.  

 

Fun Fact: 
In my free time, I love reading! My nose is usually stuck in a book and I love adding my collection. I also love running and hiking! 

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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.

Nicole Antunes

Administrative Assistant

 

Education Credentials:

  • M.Ed Counselling Psychology Graduate Student (University of Alberta) 
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.

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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.

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