Hi, my name is Russ Marshall and I am a Masters level Registered Social Worker with the Alberta College of Social Workers. I have been involved in human services since 2007 working and volunteering in various capacities.
I started my journey by completing a Child and Youth Care diploma through Lethbridge College and after a few years of work continued onto a Bachelor of Social Work and Clinical Master’s of Social Work through the University of Calgary (Lethbridge campus).
My areas of interest include working with grief/loss, anxiety, depression, stress, interpersonal concerns, and parenting concerns. Currently, I am expanding my practice to include working with couples.
I take an eclectic and collaborative approach to therapy. I maintain a strong Person-Centred approach and draw from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Systems Theory, and Gottman Couples Therapy.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my wife and my dog. We love spending our time traveling, camping, fishing, and hanging out with friends and family.
Starting April 1, 2019 I will be offer appts one morning and one evening per week.
Jeannette Moldon, MSW, RSW
My name is Jeannette Moldon and I am Master's level Registered Social Worker (Clinical) and am one of the owners of Lethbridge Counselling Services. I have been in the counselling field for over 15 years and my areas of practice include trauma/attachment issues, depression, anxiety, stress management and burnout, grief/loss and relational counselling. I am trained in EMDR and certified in Cognitive Behavioural Mindfulness Stress Reduction. In my work I draw from cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness based practices, body oriented interventions and a systems approach. I am relational and person centered and work to provide compassionate therapeutic services to individuals, couples and families. I also enjoy teaching and have worked as a sessional instructor at the University of Calgary Faculty of Social Work. Supervising is another passion and I enjoy supporting students and new therapists in their professional growth.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my two children and practicing yoga.
I offer both daytime and evening appointments during the week.
My name is Mark Bruce and I am a Registered Psychologist with a M.Ed in Counselling Psychology. I have 6 years of experience and specialize in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy. I take a person-centred, strength-based approach. Most of my experience comes from working with individual adults with such challenges as anxiety, depression, stress, grief, domestic violence, adult attachment issues, and relationship issues, but am interested in working with couples, which I am currently seeking training in.
When I'm not at work I enjoy spending time with my wife and five children, usually outdoors (hiking, camping and fishing). I also enjoy playing volleyball, soccer, and floor hockey. When I have time I like to try playing video games, and I've been accused of being a huge Star Wars, and Lord of the Rings nerd.
I currently offer appointments two evenings per week.
Joanne Peterson, M.,C., R. Psych
My name is Joanne Peterson and I am a Registered Psychologist. I have a B.A. in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology. My areas of interest include working with couples and individual adults in the areas of stress management, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship issues, communication, trauma, domestic violence, and life transitions.
Therapeutic approaches I draw from include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Relational Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Existential Therapy, and Positive Psychology. When working with couples, I draw from the therapeutic approaches of Gottman Couples Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, and Emotion Focused Therapy.
As a counsellor, my mission is to provide a caring, safe, and welcoming environment where clients are encouraged to explore past and present life challenges. I stand for equality, diversity, and empowerment. I value being present with my clients and believe the greatest strengths that I offer are my genuineness, insightfulness, and compassion.
In my spare time I enjoy connecting with my family and friends, taking walks in nature, and being around animals of all sizes and shapes.
I see clients four days a week during the day.
Callista Chasse, MSW, RSW
My name is Callista Chasse and I am a Master's level Registered Social Worker. I completed both my BSW and MSW degrees with the University of Calgary and was the proud recipient of the Gayle Gilchrist James and Richard F. Ramsay Gold Medal in Social Work in 2013. I am passionate about supporting people on their journey to healing and personal fulfillment in various capacities including individual counselling, group therapy and community development. I aim to build a genuine and compassionate professional relationship with you as we work towards your well-being. I believe that no two people are the same and therefore draw on strategies from various therapeutic approaches to meet your needs. I take a humanistic and anti-oppressive approach to counselling, combining knowledge from person centered, experiential, and somatic therapies, as well as other models. I am also passionate about art-making as a process for personal and broader social change and infuse this knowledge base in my work.
My areas of practice include grief & loss, intimate partner violence, life transitions, gender identity and sexuality, workplace stress, interpersonal issues, depression and anxiety as well as other mental health problems.
In my spare time I love to dance, spend time with my family, read novels, head to the movies with friends and devour way too much popcorn.
I am currently offer appointments Wednesday and Thursday evenings.
Kaylee Olderskog, M.Ed, R. Psych
My name is Kaylee Olderskog. I am a Registered Psychologist. I have a B.A. in Psychology/Women and Gender Studies and M.Ed. in Counselling Psychology. My goal as a counsellor is to create space to explore challenges, seek solutions and clarity, and celebrate successes. I value a sense of curiosity, creativity, and collaboration in my practice working from a person-centered, strength-based approach.
My areas of interest include working with children, adolescents, and adults in the areas of anxiety (social/generalized), depression, stress management, relationships, trauma, attachment, self-esteem/personal identity, and personal growth. The main therapeutic approaches I draw from include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic, Narrative Therapy, mindfulness and somatic/body-centered based approaches, expressive arts, and I am trained in EMDR (Level 1 and 2).
In my spare time I enjoy riding my bike, enjoying nature, curling, and I’m slowly learning to enjoy the game of golf!
I am accepting new clients for Saturdays during the day.
Carly Sharpe, M.Ed., R. Psych
My name is Carly Sharpe and I am a Registered Psychologist and one of the owners of Lethbridge Counselling Services.
I have a B.A. in Psychology and a M.Ed. in Counselling Psychology. My areas of interest include: trauma, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), social anxiety, disordered eating, depression, anxiety, adult ADHD, sexual/gender identity, and life transitions. The main approaches I draw from in my practice are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, body-centered therapies, EMDR, Mindfulness, relational-based and psychodynamic based approaches. I also enjoy working with groups. I have co-facilitated groups for mandated domestic violence offenders and for general anger. I am also certified in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), and can train individuals in Mental Health First Aid.
In my spare time you can find me exercising, hanging out with my family, and reading. I also love winter and anything that goes along with it! I am passionate about my work and love learning.
I offer appointments one morning per week.
My name is Melissa Gleeson and I am a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologist of Alberta (CAP). I have been working in the counselling field since 2007. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Masters of Counselling Psychology.
I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in individual and group settings. My professional areas of interest include: infertility, adoption, depression, anxiety, stress management, grief/loss, life transitions, parenting and personal growth.
The main therapeutic approaches I draw from include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Systems Theory, Mindfulness and Positive Psychology.
In my spare time I love to spend time with family and friends. I like to be in the active in the outdoors but I also like to spend time inside snuggled up on the couch reading, crocheting, and watching movies.
I am currently available Friday afternoons/Saturday mornings.
Erin Musick, M.C., R. Psych
My name is Erin Musick and I am a Registered Psychologist and one of the owners of Lethbridge Counselling Services. I have been working in the counselling field since 2006 and hold a Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) degree in Psychology and a Master of Counselling degree (Counselling Psychology).
My areas of practice include sexual violence, attachment issues (historical childhood trauma), diet and nutrition including weight issues and binge eating and other eating disorders, domestic violence, body image, developmental processes, sexuality (including orientation, addiction, transitions etc.) and other trauma issues. I also enjoy working with anxiety, depression, adult ADHD, life transitions fears and phobias. I am trained in EMDR (Level I, Level II and Advanced Training in Very early Trauma & Neglect) and am also interested and trained in some body oriented therapies including Hakomi. Other therapeutic modalities that I draw from include Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Systems approaches, and overall, I take a very person-centered approach.
I really enjoy supervision and supervise Master’s Level students during their practicum experiences as well as provisional psychologists. I love to support people in their learning and personal and professional development. I have a strong background in training and teaching in the areas of suicide prevention, psychology, women and gender studies, family violence and human service policy.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my partner, children and pets. I also love music and can be found singing in my car wherever I go. Sunshine makes me smile and I enjoy spending time outside in the warm weather months here in southern Alberta.
I offer appointments Wednesday evenings and Saturday's.
My name is Melissa Mountain and I am a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Counselling Psychology, specializing in Art Therapy and have been working in the counselling field for over 28 years.
I greatly enjoy supporting clients of all ages to address a variety of issues including the effects of trauma, interpersonal violence, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, grief and loss, and the interweaving of these issues.
Grounded in a person-centered foundation, I employ expressive and creative approaches including Art Therapy, Narrative therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Somatic, mindfulness and EMDR to help clients access their inner resiliency and creativity and facilitate therapeutic healing.
When I’m not working, I greatly enjoy spending time with my family camping, hiking, fishing or skiing. I also make time to nourish my soul by going for a run or by engaging in creative arts.
I offer appointments one morning and one evening per week.
Amy Marco, M.C., R. Psych - Currently on Maternity Leave
My name is Amy Marco, and I am a Registered Psychologist. I have been working in the health care field since 2006 when I began my career as a nurse. Since that time I have also acquired a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences with a major in Addictions Counselling, as well as a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology.
My areas of practice include trauma, attachment issues, sexuality and gender identity, domestic and sexualized violence, anxiety (social, phobias, generalized, panic), depression, and personality disorders. I also provide counselling for workplace stress and life transitions, addictions, self-esteem issues, physical health concerns, grief and loss, and relationship issues.
In my practice I use a variety of therapeutic approaches, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Hakomi and other body centered therapies, EMDR, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and psychodynamic approaches. I also draw on solution focused and transactional analysis to inform my work. I have a great deal of experience co-facilitating group therapy for trauma, addictions, as well as for social anxiety and self-esteem. My background in nursing provides me with knowledge of physical health processes and pharmacology, which I incorporate into my practice. Additionally, I have a strong background in presenting, research and writing, which I enjoy participating in as an adjunct to my counselling practice.
Work-life balance is particularly important to me, and I dedicate many hours to nourishing my personal hobbies and relationships. In my spare time I can be found reading, knitting, gardening, dancing and singing, and spending time with my family and friends.
Andrea Eng, M.Ed., R. Psych
My name is Andrea Eng. I am a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists and have been working in the counselling field since 2006. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Education in Counselling Psychology.
I’m often described as welcoming, empathic, open-minded and non-judgmental. I believe in forming a trusting and caring therapeutic relationship in order for you to feel safe and able to share your story with me. Developing trust with each other is crucial to support you in working towards experiencing less emotional pain. If you make the choice to work with me, I want you to feel comfortable in sharing your experiences, current or future apprehensions.
My areas of practice include anxiety and depression, addictions, stress, relationship and family issues, family history dysfunction, major life changes/transitions, trauma, sexual violence, disordered eating, and grief/loss. A strong passion of mine is providing support to women experiencing challenges related to motherhood. This may include depression and anxiety experienced during pregnancy, postpartum depression and anxiety, birth trauma, and pregnancy loss. I have specialized training in understanding and supporting a woman’s journey through motherhood.
I incorporate a variety of therapeutic techniques to help us get to your desired goal. This includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Narrative Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Trauma Informed and Mindfulness approaches.
I work primarily with adults but also enjoy working with children and adolescents.
In my spare time I am kept busy with my two young children.
I offer daytime appointments on Fridays and Saturdays and evening appointments on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
My name is Jennifer Cieslak and I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist. I have a Bachelor of Arts (Hons. Psych) from The University of King’s College in London Ontario, and hold a Masters in Counselling Psychology from Athabasca University.
My areas of interest include attachment, relationships (individual and couple work), stress/burnout, career satisfaction, life transitions, depression, anger and anxiety. I adopt use of primarily Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. I have completed Gottman Level 1 &2 training and am currently in process of completing a certificate in Emotion Focused Therapy. I believe we can heal and move our emotional pain not only through the therapeutic process, but also through creativity, movement, and connecting with others. I am passionate about supporting the individuals I work with find individual ways to heal, and work towards finding meaning and purpose in difficult situations.
My works involves primarily adults, and couples but I also enjoy working with adolescents.
I currently live, and reside in Calgary with my husband and 12 year old Silky Terrier. My favorite activities involve attending Yoga and any fitness class I can fit into my spare time!
I will be offering online counselling sessions on Thursday evenings beginning August 1.