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Holistic Approaches that Focus on the Health and Well Being of our Clients.

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Our team receives ongoing training regarding cultural and trauma informed techniques. It is important for us to understand the impacts of Residential Schools, systematic oppression, racism colonization and the types of trauma it creates for our clients.

We focus on how to adopt a Two-Eyed Seeing approach encouraged by Elder Albert Marshall to help create a better understanding in helping our clients.

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Services Include: 

Individual Counselling

Telehealth Counselling 

Family Counselling

Couples Counselling 

Group Therapy

 

Fees: $200.00

FNIB and Treaty Status Provider

Leigh Sheldon

Indigenous Registered Psychologist
Executive Director 

I am an Indigenous Registered Psychologist and operate two practices, in Slave Lake and Edmonton area. However I serve clients all over Alberta.  I founded Aboriginal Psychological Services in 2017 and founded Leigh’s Counselling Services 2018. I have been practicing as a Registered Psychologist since 2018 and provisional psychologist since 2013. 

I specialize in how to provide Psychological Services for Indigenous peoples.  My research as a Masters student at City University of Seattle focused on providing counselling services to Indigenous Peoples and best practices. My Provisional supervision included trauma and addictions with high risk youth and young adults facing oppression.  My practice has allowed me to work with array of clients. I have experience in culturally diverse populations and clients with clinical disorders. Furthermore, experience with grief and loss, trans-generational trauma, identity and sexuality, substance abuse and dependence and multiple forms of abuse. I also specialize in understanding the impacts of Residential School systems, colonialism, oppression and racism. With the understanding of colonialism in our neurosystem biology  we can learn how to repair our nervous systems and strategies to decolonize.  Decolonization requires the understanding of how our culture can heal us, and how culture can be bridged into the clinical western ways of science.

Lastly, I have been able to provide group counselling, “Yalom’s Psychotherapy Model of Here and Now ” and family counselling. Even though I specialize in Indigenous Psychology, it has given me the tools to counsel non-Indigenous groups as well as other culturally diverse populations. I believe in ongoing training and best practices to be informed with up to date techniques. I completed Somatic Attachment Second Year, and Somatic Experiencing Training 

Beginner Level. My experience has allowed me to offer consultation, staff training, clinical supervision and student internships. I also believe in holistic approaches and embodying the Medicine Wheel to healing the person.  I need to live by the Wheel in order to offer this knowledge to my clients. Our clients require gentle, kind and empathetic approaches. I

FNIHB provider and covered under all Insurance Benefits.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday -Telehealth

Email: leighannesh@yahoo.ca

Cell: 587-594-9855 Please leave a message or text non-personal information

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Services Include: 

Kathleen Golosky

Registered Metis Psychologist

Kathleen is a Registered  Metis Psychologist. She has a Master of Counselling in the Division of Applied Psychology at the University of Calgary. Kathleen is also a proud member of the Metis Nation of Alberta.  Kathleen is passionate about working with Indigenous peoples and  learning best practices for for culturally and trauma informed techniques. With over 15 years of experience, Kathleen specializes in the areas of child, youth, family, and individual therapy.  Her focus is on attachment, trauma, self-regulation, adoption, group care and foster care, anxiety, depression, addictions, and developmental disorders; in particular ADHD and Autism. As a parent of children with developmental disorders, she understands the daily challenges that both children and their family members encounter. Advocacy and social justice are key to how she supports participants to meet their therapeutic needs.  

Kathleen's uses multiple therapeutic approaches that fits the needs of her clients. She fosters Person-Centred Therapy; Attachment Therapies, EMDR, (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) an evidence-based behavioural intervention for all ages . She also uses the EMDR Integrative Attachment Trauma Protocol (IATP) to strengthen attachment and resolve trauma within families.  She has training in Theraplay, an attachment-based directive play therapy and the Marschak Interaction Method(MIM), an attachment-based assessment tool are used in work with families. Kathleen is a certified trainer for  Connect, an attachment-based parent training for teens and Circle of Security, an attachment-based parent training for children. Both of which are delivered in group-settings.

Kathleen has worked in a variety of settings including schools, community counselling agencies, and in an Indigenous residential addictions treatment centre. She has delivered counselling in both rural and urban communities, including on First Nations reserves.

Individual Counselling

Child, Youth and Adult 

Telehealth Counselling 

IN-Person Counselling 

Play Therapy 

EMDR Therapy

Family Counselling

Group Therapy

 

Fees: $170.00-$200.00

FNIB and Treaty Status  Provider

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Email: kmgolosk@gmail.com

Cell: 587-594-9855

Frank Shannon

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Services Include: 

Somatic Experiencing Practitioner

Self Regulation TherapyPractitioner

Cultural Competency Trainer

Somatic Consultation Liaison 

Facilitation and Workshops with Indigenous Culturally based Trauma for Staff and Service Teams.

Trauma Practitioner Individual Sessions

Not accepting Clients.

Fees: $125.00-$175.00

Somatic Experiencing Practitioner 
Canadian Foundation for Trauma Research and Education, 
Knowledge Keeper 

Frank Shannon of the Haida Nations, Eagle clan, currently resides in Edmonton, Alberta. He makes his way with his family, annually, to hunt, gather and maintain strong cultural connections in his community, Old Massett, Haida Gwaii, British Columbia. He and his wife values their children experiencing the resurgence of culture and his Nation moving towards health and healing from hurts of the past. He has been honoured for over the last 18 years to share and learn with the many First Nations people and communities in the Edmonton area. Frank worked at Aboriginal Counselling Services of Alberta, where he completed assessments for children and youth in the care of Child and Family Services. He assists them in attaining greater self regulation and resilience from their traumatic experiences as well as provides recommendations to caregivers in the community. Frank also facilitated educational circles for men in the areas of family violence and parenting. 

Currently, Frank, works as a contractor and consultant with many agencies in Edmonton. He is a  somatic based practitioner for private sessions.  Frank has worked for 12 years as an Aboriginal Cultural Helper in acute health care advocating, assisting and supporting patients as well as families during their hospital stay. He has worked with community Elders through ceremony as well as by raising cultural awareness to provide support to hospital patients, family and staff. He has provided cultural resource training to frontline staff in the area of grief and loss, addictions focusing on the impact of intergenerational trauma.

Email:frankshannon@gmail.com

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Adriana
Henderson 

Registered
Psychologist  

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Adriana Henderson  Is a non-Indigenous Ally. She is both a high school teacher and Registered Psychologist. She began teaching Junior high/High school in 1992 and has worked exclusively with teenagers her entire career. In 2011 she graduated from City University of Seattle with a Masters in Counselling and has been working in a counselling capacity in schools since 2009. In 2019 she became a fully Registered Psychologist. Adriana draws on an eclectic approach to therapy; she is grounded in the therapeutic theories of EMDR, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Narrative Therapy but also draws on techniques of Somatic Therapy, Hakomi and  Gestalt Therapy. Adriana recently completed Certification in Suicide and Assessments, Certification in Trauma Complex level One and  She is also specializing in Indigenous Cultural Awareness and the impacts of healing. Although Adriana’s main client population has been junior high and high school students, she is looking forward to working with a diverse adult clientele while at Indigenous Psychological Services.  

 

Individual Counselling

In-Person and Telehealth

Covered under Insurance benefits.

FNIHB Provider 

Email: adfahe@icloud.com

Cell:780-594-9855

Services include:

Individual Counselling 

In-Person and Telehealth

Provider for FNIHB

Insurance coverage provided.


CounselLor 

Laurie has completed her Masters of Counselling through Yorkville University. She was an intern with Leigh’s Counselling Services and Indigenous Psychological Services. Her internship focused on best practices for counselling with Indigenous and BIPOC populations. Her supervision involved Indigenous Cultural Awareness training and applied Somatic techniques.   She also works as an addiction counsellor and have been in that role for the past five years.  Her experience includes working with children, youth and their parents over the last twenty-one years in the field of prevention and intervention.  Over the years Laurie has volunteered at the Edmonton Fetal Alcohol Network, the Ma’mowe Community Advisory Board, Community Solutions to Gang Violence and as an in-school mentor at Ben Calf Robe.

She has completed her certification "Treating Complex 

Trauma: Beyond Competency" and draws from attachment-based theory while using a strength-based approach. She has a passion for supporting others as they work through any distress or challenges that they may be experiencing. She truly believes that every person is the expert of their own life and very fortunate to be able to enhance and build on the tools that that they already have.

Email: indigenousservices2021@gmail.com

Cell:825-525-1988

Laurie Escott 

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 Services Include: 

Individual Counselling

Jordans Principle Coverage for Youth and Children 

In-person and Telehealth 

Sliding Fee Scale Rate

$70.00 & Sliding Fee Scale 

Not a FNIHB Provider.

BIPOC Clients 

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Marcus Johnstone 

 Services Include: 

Masters of Counselling Student 

I am a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology student interning with Leigh’s Counselling Services. My studies have allowed me exposure to an array of intervention skills and techniques with my focus being in the areas of cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness, and cultural diversity. Over the last 5 years, I have spent time volunteering, participating, and facilitating in transformational healing work. This work focuses on overcoming life challenges, trauma, and healing in either a group or individual setting.

It is my experience that individuals fundamentally want two things: to be seen and loved for exactly who they are. In my work I strive to support individuals in facilitating their journey so that they may move through life’s challenges with compassionate support and guidance. Each human is vastly unique, and my job is to support my clients in finding the answers they seek in life and mental health in a way that compliments their unique nature. Outside of counselling and psychology, I grew up playing high level soccer which saw me play with the Canadian Youth National Team, Vancouver Whitecaps Residency and eventually with the University of Alberta. Between soccer and strength and conditioning I have over 10 years of experience working in the field of coaching. 

Email: marcusbjohnstone@gmail.com

Cell: 587-594-9844

Individual Counselling

In-person and Telehealth 

Sliding Fee Scale Rate

$50.00

Not a FNIHB Provider.

BIPOC Clients

Non-Indigenous Ally

Individual Counselling

In-person and Telehealth 

Sliding Fee Scale Rate

$70.00

Not a FNIHB Provider.

BIPOC Clients

Kelly is an Indigenous Intern taking Master of Counselling at City University of Seattle. Kelly has been in the human services field for over 22 years, supporting Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, including LGBTQ2S+ and other culturally diverse populations. Kelly has experience as a Cultural Connector and Circle Keeper, including facilitating cultural competence training, cultural sensitivity, and Practise as Ceremony (Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society).Kelly has experience working with children, youth, adults, and families focusing on intergenerational trauma, grief and loss, parenting, substance use and multiple forms of abuse (sexual, family/partner violence).

It can be difficult to seek help when clients are facing challenges in life, that is why it is important to find someone you will feel comfortable with. Kelly is honoured every day to walk alongside people on their healing journey. It is her goal to create a safe and comfortable environment to offer support to you, whether it is a clients first time to counselling or clients continuing their personal journey.  
Kelly works from a holistic lens. She is currently trained in EMDR, solution focused therapy, and Attachment theory (psychodynamic perspective). She also embodies the Solution Focused Brief Therapy; Trauma informed care; Traditional Parenting (Janet Fox). Lastly, she has an undergrad degree in Child and Youth Care.

Email: Indigenousservices2021@gmail.com

Call 587-594-9855

Kelly
Hawreliak
 

Masters of Counselling Student

 Services Include: 

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Horeya Mosavi

Masters of Counselling Student

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Horeya is a Non-Indigenous Ally. She works with a diverse population of individuals from different cultural background dealing with trauma and PTSD. She utilizes a Narrative Therapy (NT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and cultural diversity in my practice from a person-centred approach. She is currently being trained in EMDR. She works with individuals going through grief, trauma, PTSD helping individuals to resolve unprocessed traumatic memories to allow the brain to resume its natural healing process. She currently volunteers with Chrysalis Network, a national human trafficking hotline, as a counsellor providing care for the survivors of human sex trafficking. 

She believes individuals are experts in their own lives and deserve mental health aside from physical health. 

 Services Include:

Individual Counselling

In-person and Telehealth 

Sliding Fee Scale Rate

$50.00

Not a FNIHB Provider.

BIPOC Clients

Email: Indigenousservices2021@gmail.com

Call: 587-594-9855

With our Circle of Laws that guide us, we facilitate professional services that can create a greater wellbeing for our clients.