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.

Alyssa Hasham MA, CCC


Counsellor

Alyssa is a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association who holds a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. She takes an open-minded and strengths-based approach to counselling that is holistic and mindful, while also being emotion and solution-focused in nature. Alyssa has experience working with diverse populations in trauma, domestic violence, addictions, anxiety, depression, gender identity/sexuality and various other presenting concerns. She provides services to children, adolescents, adults, families and couples. Alyssa places great importance in the therapeutic alliance between herself and her clients, and believes that providing a safe, compassionate and engaging space for them to share in is paramount in helping them discover their strengths and work towards attaining their goals through therapy.

Carla Lines MA, CCC


Counsellor

Carla is a professional member of the Canadian Psychotherapy and Counselling Association and a Canadian Certified Counsellor. She has been working as a counsellor for over 15 years and has worked doing group as well as individual counselling. Her areas of interest and expertise are healthy relationships, couples, parenting, young adults, separation/ divorce/ co-parenting, grief and loss and life transitions.

Cece Wiens MHSc, CCC, RMFT


Counsellor/Marriage & Family Therapist

Cece Wiens is a Canadian Certified Counsellor and Registered Marriage and Family Therapist. She has a Bachelor of Psychology and a Master of Health Sciences. She has been a practicing counsellor in the field for 10 years. She has specialized education and training in sexual health and sex therapy. She is trained in Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. She has both ASSIST Training and First Responders training and spent 2 years working specifically in sexual violence. She is also trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy which is a form of Rapid Trauma. Recovery. Her interests include support clients who are experiencing Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Relationship challenges, Sexual Violence, Trauma, Domestic Violence and PTSD. However she is able to support clients presenting with a range of issues.

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.


Psychologist

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.

Katherine Broomfield MA, R.Psych (prov)


Provisional Psychologist/Counsellor

Katherine is a counsellor and provisional psychologist. She has worked for Homewood Health for the past 3 years. In previous years, she has gained experience working in areas such as; adolescent mental health, corrections, addictions, health care and education. Her area of specialty is working with adult and couples counselling. She is known for a warm, relaxed, and comfortable approach to counseling and has used a variety of approaches to help clients, depending on their individual needs. She is a trained clinician and use cognitive behavioural therapy, solution-focused, motivational therapy and psychoeducation extensively. Her experience includes working with clients dealing with addiction, self-esteem, grief and loss, depressive and anxiety symptoms. Her greatest reward as a clinician is helping clients explore ways to make the changes in their lives that will allow them to look forward to the future with hope.

Kyla Roberts MEd, PhD student, CCC


Counsellor

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.

Lyle Gaskell MA, R.Psych.


Psychologist

Lyle is a registered psychologist in Alberta with an MA in counselling psychology from the Campus Alberta Applied Psychology (CAAP) program-which is now run by Athabasca University. He has experience in walk-in mental health approach within a CBT and narrative approach to working with clients. Destigmatizing mental illness and using a non-pathological approach also guide his therapeutic lens and development of interventions. Lyle has a special interest in trauma, depression, anxiety, and life stage development. As well, Lyle has a good base of training in attachment and the family life cycle and experience with education, training, facilitation, coaching, group therapy, and working with families directly. He believes in the need to see mental health on a continuum of health issues all worthy of consideration when working with clients.

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.

Robert Anderson, EdS, LPC, CSAC, CCC


Counsellor

Robert is a licensed professional counsellor and certified substance abuse counsellor from the United States. In addition, he holds a certified Canadian counsellor and psychotherapist designation. He has over 18 years of concurrent (mental health and addiction) disorders experience and has worked in a community based mental health centre, as a contractor for the United States Department of Defense, and for a private group mental health and addiction practice. Areas of expertise include the assessment and treatment of concurrent disorders, relationship and love addiction, co-dependence, and disenfranchised and complicated grief. His theoretical orientation consists of communicating unconditional positive regard to the client while using the frameworks of acceptance and commitment therapy as well as cognitive behaviour therapy to facilitate change.

Rumina Sorathia MA, RPN


Counsellor

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.

Sara-Lynn Kang MA, CCC


Counsellor

Sara-Lynn received her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology through Yorkville University and is accredited with the Canadian Counselling and Psychological Association as a Certified Clinical Counsellor (CCC). Sara-Lynn’s counselling style is based on the belief that all people have intrinsic value and are capable of change, growth and greater freedom in their lives. She draws from a variety of counselling methods such as CBT, person-centered therapy and solutions-focused therapy, and collaborates with her clients to find an approach that best suits their needs.
Sara-Lynn has a strong background working with people of all ages, both individually and in families. She has had over a decade of experience with issues such as depression, anxiety, abuse, sexuality, career counselling, life transitions, stress, self-esteem, and grief.
Sara-Lynn is relatively new to Calgary and so far loves the sunny city, as well as being close to the mountains. In her spare time, Sara-Lynn loves to be outdoors hiking, running, snowshoeing, or swimming. Sara-Lynn is very excited to be working with Homewood and expand her work as a counsellor in the city of Calgary.

Treena Peters, MSW, RSW


Counsellor/Social Worker

Treena holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work and is registered with the Alberta College of Social Workers. She has been a practicing Social Worker in Alberta for the past 19 years. Treena is trained in Solution Focused Brief Therapy and utilizes a framework of client centered practice with a strength based approach. Treena is trained in EMDR and has experience working with children, families, individuals and couples in the areas of trauma, child abuse, domestic violence, parent teen conflict, addictions and mental health.

Victoria Russell MA, CCC


Counsellor

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.