Our Therapists

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Dr. Sylvia Peske

Clinic Director
Registered Psychologist
SECURE VIDEO ONLINE THERAPY ONLY


Education: Doctorate of Philosophy (2014); Masters of Education (2006); Bachelor of Arts (2004)

University: University of Alberta, Counselling Psychology

Treatment Approaches:  Human Behaviour Specialist; Demartini; Acceptance & Commitment (ACT); Clinical Supervision & Licensed Supervisors; Coaching; Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT); Cognitive Processing; Culturally Sensitive; Existential; Experiential Therapy; Family / Martial; Family Systems; Gestalt; Humanistic; Integrative; Jungian; Mindfulness-Based (MCBT); Motivational Interviewing; Multicultural; Narrative; Person-Centred; Psychoanalytic; Psychodynamic; Rational Emotive Behaviour; Reality Therapy; Relational; Solution Focused Brief; Somatic

Specialties & Therapeutic Interests Addiction; ADHD; Adoption; Alcohol Abuse; Anger Management; Behavioural Issues; Bipolar Disorder; Career Guidance; Chronic Illness; Chronic Pain; Chronic Relapse; Codependency; Coping Skills; Depression; Divorce; Domestic Abuse; Domestic Violence; Drug Abuse; Dual Diagnosis; Eating Disorders; Emotional Disturbance; Family Conflict; Gambling; Grief; Infidelity; Infertility; Internet Addiction; Life Coaching; Life; Peer Relationships; Pregnancy; Prenatal; Postpartum; Psychosomatic; Racial Identity; Relationship Issues; Self-Harming; Self-Esteem; Sexual Abuse; Sexual Addiction; Sleep or Insomnia; Spirituality; Stress; Substance Abuse; Teen Violence; Transgender; Trauma & PTSD; Video Game Addiction; Women’s Issues

Clientele: Adolescents (14+); Adults; Couples; First Nations


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Erin Makowsky, MA


Registered Psychologist
SECURE VIDEO ONLINE THERAPY ONLY


Education: Masters of Arts in Counselling (2009); Bachelor of Arts (2005)

University: City University of Seattle; University of Alberta

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT); Eclectic; Humanistic; Person-Centred; Positive Psychology; Solution-Focused Brief; Strength-Based

Specialties & Therapeutic Interests: Addiction; Alcohol Use; Alzheimer’s; Anger Management; Anxiety; Chronic Illness – Cancer, HIV, AIDS; Chronic Pain – Migraines, Fibromyalgia; Coping Skills; Depression; Drug Abuse; Dual Diagnosis; Emotional Disturbance; Family Conflict; Grief; Infertility; Life Transitions; Medication Management; Parenting; Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum; Relationship Issues; Self Esteem; Sleep or Insomnia; Stress; Substance Abuse; Women’s Issues

Clientele: Teens (16+), Adults, Seniors, First Nations


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Shannon McKay, MC


Registered Psychologist
SECURE VIDEO & IN-PERSON THERAPY


Education: Masters of Counselling (2013); Bachelor of Science, Occupational Therapy (1991)

University: University of Alberta, Graduate Centre for Applied Psychology

Treatment Approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT); Culturally Sensitive; Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT); Eclectic; Exposure Response Prevention; Mindfulness-Based (MBCT); Motivational Interviewing; Narrative; Person-Centered; Strength Based; Trauma Focused

Specialties & Therapeutic Interests: Addiction; ADHD; Alcohol Abuse; Alzheimer’s; Anger Management; Anxiety; Behavioural Issues; Bipolar Disorder; Borderline Personality Disorder; Chronic Illness; Chronic Pain; Codependency; Coping Skills; Depression; Emotional Disturbance; Life Transitions;  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD); Relationship Issues; Self-Harming; Self Esteem; Transgender; Trauma & PTSD; Women’s Issues 

Clientele: Teens (16-18); Adults; Couples; First Nations


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Megan Godbeer, MC


Registered Provisional Psychologist
SECURE VIDEO & IN-PERSON THERAPY


Education: Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology; Bachelor of Business Administration

University: University of Seattle; Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT); Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT); Family Systems; Gestalt; Gottman Method; Humanistic; Mindfulness-Based (MCBT); Motivational Interviewing; Narrative; Person-Centered; Play-Therapy; Sandplay; Solution-Focused

Specialties & Therapeutic Interests: Addiction; ADHD; Anxiety; Autism; Behavioural Issues; Career Guidance; Chronic Pain; Codependency; Coping Skills; Depression; Divorce; Emotional Disturbance; Family Conflict; Grief; Infidelity; Infertility; Internet Addiction; Marital & Premarital; Parenting; Peer Relationships; Pregnancy, Prenatal & Postpartum; Relationship Issues; School Issues; Self-Esteem; Sports Performance; Stress; Substance Abuse; Trauma & PTSD; Weight Loss; Women’s Issues

Clientele: Toddlers (3-6); Children (6-10); Pre-Teens (11-13); Adolescents & Teenagers (14-18); Adults; Couples; Elders (65+)


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Andra Gramescu, CCC, MACP


Registered Provisional Psychologist
SECURE VIDEO & IN-PERSON THERAPY


Pronouns: She / Her / Hers

Education
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Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology/ Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

University: Yorkville University / University of Alberta

Treatment Approaches: Attachment-Based; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); Culturally Sensitive; Eclectic; Emotionally Focused; Experiential Therapy; Expressive Arts; Gottman Method; Interpersonal; Multicultural; Narrative; Person-Centered; Positive Psychology; Psychodynamic; Schema Therapy; Solution Focused Brief (SFBT); Strength-Based; Trauma-Focused

Specialties & Therapeutic Interests: Adoption; Anger Management; Anxiety; Child or Adolescent; Chronic Illness; Chronic Pain; Chronic Relapse; Codependency; Coping Skills; Depression; Divorce; Domestic Abuse; Domestic Violence; Dual Diagnosis; Eating Disorders; Family Conflict; Grief; Infertility; Infidelity; Life Coaching; Life Transitions; Marital and Premarital; Parenting; Peer Relationships; Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum; Relationship Issues; Self-Harming; Self-Esteem; Sexual Abuse; Stress; Substance Use; Suicidal Ideation; Transgender; Trauma and PTSD; Weight Loss; Women’s Issues.

Clientele: Children (7-10); Pre-Teens (11-13); Adolescents & Teenagers (14-18); Adults; Elders (65+); Couples; Families; LGBTQ+; Open Relationships / Non-monogamy; Queer Allied; Non-Binary Allied; Single Mothers; Vegan Allied


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Mitchell Reitz, MS


Registered Provisional Psychologist
SECURE VIDEO & IN-PERSON THERAPY


Education: Master of Science in Clinical Psychology/ Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

University: Capella University / University of Athabasca

Treatment Approaches: Acceptance & Commitment (ACT); Applied Behaviour Analysis; Coaching; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); Compassion Focused; Culturally Sensitive; Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT); Eclectic; Experiential Therapy; Gestalt; Integrative; Mindfulness-Based (MBCT); Multicultural; Person-Centered; Positive Psychology; Psychodynamic; Rational Emotive Behaviour (REBT); Schema Therapy; Solution Focused Brief (SFBT); Strength-Based

Specialties & Therapeutic Interests: ADHD; Autism; Anger Management; Antisocial Personality; Anxiety; Behavioural Issues; Bipolar Disorder; Borderline Personality; Career Guidance; Codependency; Coping Skills; Depression; Developmental Disorders; Emotional Disturbance; Grief; Intellectual Disability; Internet Addiction; Learning Disabilities; Life Coaching; Life Transitions; Men’s Issues; Narcissistic Personality; Obesity; Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD); Relationship Issues; School Issues; Self-Harming; Self-Esteem; Sexual Addiction; Sleep to Insomnia; Sports Performance; Stress; Suicidal Ideation; Teen Violence; Trauma & PTSD; Video Game Addiction; Weight Loss 

Clientele: Toddlers (3-6); Children (6-10); Pre-Teens (11-13); Adolescents & Teenagers (14-18); Adults; Elders (65+); Couples; LGBTQ+; Queer Allied; Intersex Allied; Non-Binary Allied; Little Person Allied; Racial Justice Allied; Sex-Positive, Kink Allied; Sex Worker Allied; Transgender; Veteran’s


Interns

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Tracy Knudson, DipCS, BEd


Intern
SECURE VIDEO & IN-PERSON THERAPY


Pronouns: She / Her

Education: Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (In Progress – 2022); Bachelor of Education, Secondary (2003); Diploma Correctional Services (1993)

University: Yorkville University; University of Alberta; Grant MacEwan University 

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); Culturally Sensitive Therapy; Mindfulness-Based Therapy (MBCT); Motivational Interviewing; Narrative Therapy; Person-centred Therapy; Psychodynamic Therapy; Solution Focused Therapy (SFT); Strength-based Therapy

Therapeutic Interests: Addiction; ADHD; Alzheimer’s; Anger Management; Anxiety; Behavioural Issues; Bipolar Disorder; Chronic Illness; Chronic Pain; Co-dependency; Coping Skills; Depression; Emotional Disturbance; Life Transitions; Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD); Relationship Issues; Self-Harming; Self Esteem; Women’s Issues

Clientele: Children & Pre-Teens (10-13); Adolescents & Teenagers (14-18); Adults; Elders (65+); Couples; LGBTQ2+; Multicultural


Administration

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Ashliegh Font

Office Manager &
Administrative Support


Pronouns: She/Her

Specialties: Booking; Billing; Customer Service; Client Relations; Intakes; Technical Support & Secure Video Set-up