Our Team

Jamie Watson MACP, CCAC

Registered Provisional Psychologist/Director, Homewood Counselling Centre

Jamie’s approach to counselling is specific to each client he works with. He believes the therapeutic process is highly creative and relies equally on spontaneous diversion and meticulous planning. In addition to direct focus on the individual, Jamie also believes deeply in the power of family dynamics, social structure, and the societal pressures that exist in our highly complex modern world.

Jamie’s clinical experience consists of extensive group work, individual and family therapy as well as a broad range of psychoeducational elements. An eclectic approach that consists of Narrative therapy, Psychoanalytic therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing forms a solid foundation that is solely focused on being client centered. Jamie has a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and an addiction specialization diploma. Jamie is currently a Registered Provisional Psychologist and a Canadian Certified Addiction Counselor.

Alma Fourie, PhD

Counsellor/Social Worker

Alma holds a PhD Diaconiology specializing in play therapy from the University of South Africa, as well as a master of commerce degree majoring in industrial psychology from Stellenbosch University, South Africa. She also received her higher diploma in education from Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
She has 26 years of experience and possesses expertise in counselling, clinical supervision, leadership, mental health, domestic violence, stress management, play therapy, as well as facilitation and training. Her research interest includes adverse childhood experiences, trauma informed practices, and employee wellness. She has a passion for guiding individuals as well as being present on their healing journey.

Collins Nwabunike MA, MSW, RSW

Counsellor/Social Worker

I am a Registered Social Work Therapist who is passionate about working alongside individuals and families using an anti-oppressive framework. I practice from a client-centred approach and view those I work with to be the experts in their own life and experiences. This means that I see my clients through a collaborative approach, in that we work as a team together.

I am trained in a variety of evidence-based therapies to ensure I can assist in you achieving your treatment goals and to improve overall functioning and well-being. I commonly utilize approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Narrative Therapy, Play Therapy and various Mindfulness techniques. Working from a trauma-informed perspective, I am motivated to provide support and build resilience to individuals affected by trauma. I have significant experience working with children/youths, adults, couples and families experiencing a myriad of mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, phobias, crisis/stress, trauma, loss and grief. I value working alongside my clients to discover the approaches and styles that will work best for them.

Christian Danis MA, R.Psych.


Christian Danis is a Registered Psychologist who is passionate about his profession and helping others in whatever possible. Christian has over 20 years of experience working as a counsellor in a large variety of settings. He has practiced in shelters for teenagers, aboriginal schools, hospitals, and as a corporate employee assistance therapist and he is currently operating a private practice at YYC Therapy. Christian has been working as a contractor for Homewood Health for over 5 years in various capacities and has dedicated the last 3 years to Homewood Health’s Calgary Intensive Out-Patient (IOP) services. He has lead IOP groups, provided individual therapy, and ongoing services through Homewood Health’s Aftercare Programming. Christian is a PTSD Therapist working with Veteran’s Affairs and First Responders, and others who have been struggling with trauma. He is currently working at Homewood Health as a Trauma Specialist working with our IOP clients utilizing Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART).

Jennifer Hack MSW, RSW

Counsellor/Social Worker

When it comes to living, life can be full of stressors, disappointments, changes, challenges and losses that can cause a range of emotional, mental and physical responses. In therapy, I take the approach that all experiences, both internal and external, can create opportunity for growth, fulfillment and greater meaning. In essence, our greatest challenges in living and relationships provide us the opportunity to develop and master coping skills, courage, wisdom, gratitude and compassion for ourselves and other people.

My therapeutic focus is on anxiety, depression, addiction, loss and grief, couples counselling, life transitions, child/youth counselling and parenting skills.

I utilize an eclectic approach and use interventions and methods from multiple approaches of counselling. I believe that people and the issues that people deal with are complex, and therefore a therapeutic approach should be more open and well-rounded to fit the individual client and/or families and their unique needs. The interventions and methods I utilize, include: Solution Focused Counselling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, DBT/Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Interpersonal Skills, Attachment Therapy and Trauma-Informed Practice.

Kyla Roberts MEd, PhD student, CCC


Kyla is a trauma-informed narrative therapist who is passionate about supporting individuals and families to achieve health and wellness. She utilizes a holistic, integrative approach to therapy that incorporates evidence-based techniques and provides individualized care. She has been formally trained in conducting psychological assessments, individual, youth, couples, and family counselling. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Honours Psychology from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, and a Master of Education degree in Counselling Psychology, specializing in Mental Health and Addictions from the University of Lethbridge in Lethbridge, Alberta. She is currently a PhD Counselling Psychology student at the University of Calgary conducting research on the impact of transracial adoption. She is registered as a Canadian Certified Counsellor and currently provides support to clients impacted by mental health concerns, addictions, and trauma.

Micheline Mazurski MSc (OT)

Occupational Therapist

Micheline Mazurski is an Occupational Therapist who joined the Homewood Health team in 2019. She earned both her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and her Masters of Occupational Therapy degrees from Dalhousie University.

She has clinical experience treating clients with a broad range of mental and physical health conditions. She is particularly interested and experienced in trauma, mental health and cognitive behavioral therapy. She focuses on providing a bio-psycho-social (whole person, whole life) and self-management approach to enable individuals to re-engage in meaningful activities in their lives.

In addition to direct client care, Micheline is passionate about mental health program development and education. She played an instrumental role in the development of a return to work mental health group, which she later helped launch across Canada. Micheline has received dedicated training in cognitive processing therapy, prolonged exposure therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, concussion management, cognitive/physical capacity evaluations, and chronic pain management.

Monique Brideau MSW, RSW

Counsellor/Social Worker

Monique Brideau, MSW RSW, is passionate about helping her clients to identify solutions to relationship conflict and female sexual dysfunction concerns and to build their resilience to trauma, compassion fatigue, burnout and grief & loss. She graduated from the University of Calgary with her Masters of Social Work in 2013 and mainly uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) tools in her work.

Rumina Sorathia MA, RPN


Life can complicated by hurdles that requirement a helping hand, this can be an overwhelming step. Reaching out and getting assistance is the self-care, learning new or reworking the coping skills that give a healthy alternative and hence a different outcome. I am an experienced and fully licensed Psychiatric Nurse dedicated to compassionate care. My work has been a great source of personal reward as I see that my clients move toward mental wellness. My educational background has given me a solid understanding of mental health and the therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Dialectical Behavior therapy (DBT) and Motivational Interviewing. I possess more than 20 years of progressive experience in the mental health field. I believe in a collaborative problem solving, and supportive approach by which we can not only strengthen existing skills and learn new coping strategies to gain mastery over life situations. The intention is to collaboratively build healthy relationships with yourself and others, strengthening your path to attaining meaningful goals. Using a collaborative- support strategy we will create new or amend old negative patterns of behaviors.

Victoria Russell MA, CCC

Counsellor/Social Worker

Victoria Russell holds a Masters’ Degree in Counselling Psychology- received from Yorkville University in the Summer of 2015. Victoria Russell is a Certified Canadian Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. For the past 10 years Victoria has worked within the non-profit/Domestic Violence sector- working with at-risk youth and other vulnerable populations.
Victoria practices from a client-centered, trauma-informed, attachment focused, and holistic perspective. The different therapeutic techniques that Victoria utilizes include the following approaches: Psychotherapy (Attachment & Relationships), Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Creative Arts & Play Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

Wendy Thompson MSW, RSW

Counsellor/Social Worker

Wendy graduated from the University of Calgary, where she was trained in psychotherapy, with a Master of Clinical Social Work (MSW) and a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW, with distinction). Prior to that she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University. Her area of interest is in trauma and PTSD and she uses EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) with her work in this area. Wendy also uses different therapeutic modalities in her work as a clinician including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.

Wendy is originally from BC and has lived in Calgary for 20 years. She spends her free time with her family, enjoying many activities.