Treatment Services for Northern Alberta
Our Support Groups
This page includes private-care treatment services in the province of Alberta.
Please note: most services are available virtually– if you can’t find the service you are seeking in your area, consider a service offered in another area of the province.
*denotes they have run groups for EDSNA
Amanda focuses primarily on addictions counselling, trauma therapy, couples counselling, self-harming behaviors, and anxiety/depression counselling. She has specialized training in treating complex trauma and addictions and uses a variety of modalities including those drawn from Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioual Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Structural Dissociation Theory, Animal-Assisted Therapy, Polyvagal Theory, Trauma-Informed Stabilization Treatment, and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
Focus: Addictions, trauma therapy, couples counselling, self-harming behaviors, anxiety/depression
Specialization: Equine-Assisted Mental Health
Treatment therapies: EMDR, CBT, DBT, Structural Dissociation Theory, AAT, Polyvagal Theory, Trauma-Informed Stabilization Treatment, EFT.
Serves: individuals, couples, group therapy
Dr. Michelle Emmerling, (RPsych, PhD)*
Dr. Michelle Emmerling is a Registered Psychologist practicing in Edmonton with a PhD in Counselling Psychology from the University of Alberta. She is the co-owner of Alberta Wellness Center for Eating Disorders and owner of Emmerling Psychology. Dr. Emmerling’s professional training and experience includes working with individuals (adults and adolescents), couples, and families struggling with eating disorders, body image concerns, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder and more. She also has a passion for working with caregivers who are supporting their loved one’s recovery. Dr. Emmerling is also an Emotion Focused Skills Training clinician, trainer, and provides workshops for caregivers.
Focus: Eating Disorders, Body Image, Self-Esteem, Anxiety, Depression, Perfectionism, OCD
Specialization: Eating disorders. See Michelle’s approach to working with eating disorders. EFT for Eating disorders, and EFFT for families.
Treatment therapies: EFT, EFFT, EFST, Somatic Experiencing and Body-based skills
Serves: individuals, (adults, adolescents), couples, families
Additional information: Offers EFFT workshops for parents and loved ones.
Mona Ullah (RPsych)*
Mona specializes in eating disorders, ADHD, disordered eating, relationship issues, self-esteem, trauma, depression, and healing from attachment wounds from childhood. She also specializes in EFT, EMDR, CBT.
Focus: help clients illuminate their ability to face challenges from the past and future.
Specialization: Eating Disorders, ADHD, Self Esteem, Mood/Personality Disorders
Treatment therapies: EFT, EMDR, CBT, DBT, ACT, Attachment-based, Biofeedback, Existential, Family / Marital, Feminist, GM, Humanistic, IFS, Interpersonal, Intervention, Jungian, MBCT, MI, Multicultural, Narrative, Neuro-Linguistic, Person-Centered, PET, REBT, SFBT, Strength-Based, SFT, TFT. .
Serves: Individuals (aged 6 and over), couples, family, elders, bisexual, gay, lesbian. Indigenous and other racial or ethnic backgrounds.
Communities served: Body Positivity, Cancer, Open Relationships Non-Monogamy, Veterans
Additional information: Also speaks: Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu
Jody Lamb (RPN)*
Jody is a Registered Psychiatric Nurse who currently works in an out-patient setting as a Mental Health Therapist. Jody holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Psychology. She works primarily with adults experiencing mental health concerns including eating disorders, trauma, depression, anxiety, bipolar, addictions, and personality disorders. She utilizes a variety of approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and psychodynamic therapy in her practice.
Focus: eating disorders, trauma, depression, anxiety, bipolar, addictions, personality disorders.
Treatment therapies: CBT, DBT, psychodynamic therapy
Nicolas Allen (MA, BPE, MES, RPsych)*
Nicolas specializes in treating athletes with eating disorders. He has an extensive background in sport psychology and counselling with over twenty years of athletic coaching and mentoring experience and was a five-time member of the Canadian National Fencing Team. With a background in exercise, sports performance, and sport psychology combined with training in exercise rehabilitation, he offers unique insight into eating disorders, weight control challenges, chronic pain management, and sport psychology needs. (note: office is located in a sports performance facility, which may be triggering for some sufferers).
Focus: Anxiety, depression, eating disorders, concussion diagnosis and rehabilitation, injury rehabilitation and life transitions.
Specialization: eating disorders, weight control challenges, chronic pain management, sport psychology
Treatment therapies: tailored and include SFT, CBT.
Serves: Pre-teens, teens, young adults, adults.
Additional information: welcomes amateur and professional athletes
Dr. Joanna Bolster (RPsych)
Joanna is a registered psychologist whose practice is located on the south side within Edmonton, Alberta. She has been licensed as a psychologist for 15 years now, and has worked as a therapist for a further five years prior to being licensed. Joanna has worked at the University of Alberta Hospital, Yellowhead Youth Centre, Bosco Family Services, Alberta Care-a-Child, Ermineskin Elementary School (Hobbema, AB), and several different private practices. In addition to her private practice work, she am also a clinical lecturer with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Alberta; providing supervision and training in the provision of psychotherapy, to physicians in training to be psychiatrists.
Focus: broad, including eating disorders, health psychology, stress, anxiety, addictions
Treatment therapies: integrates different styles to suit client
Serves: individuals, families, couples, parent(s), children, teens
Katie Poirier (RPsych)*
Katie is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists and has been working in the field for over 10 years. In this role, she believes her priority is to hold what is well in her clients and help them find what they want to flourish. Her particular passions and areas of specialty are in the realm of eating disorders, sexual assault/abuse, and trauma. Katie believes in helping clients grow and flourish through a client-centered framework that emphasizes equality and empowerment. She brings compassion and humour to therapy and strives to create an open and collaborative space for all to be heard. Outside of her client work, Katie values spending time with her partner & three kiddos (twins plus one!), as well as leaning into her creative outlets. Although Katie calls Alberta home, her roots are in New Brunswick and she wears that proudly!
Focus: individuals struggling with trauma, addictions, abuse, and eating disorders; as well as their supporters such as parents, partners, and friends
Specialization: Sexual assault/abuse, eating disorders, depression, trauma
Treatment approaches: CBT, Couples Counselling, EFT, Humanistic, MBT, Narrative, TFT
Serves: adult and senior individuals, couples, groups
Monica Hinton (PhD Candidate, RSW)*
For the past 10 years, Monica has specialized in treating those diagnosed with eating disorders. Depression, anxiety, addiction and trauma typically accompany disordered eating/eating disorders and are also addressed in sessions. She has also spent the past 8 years working with active duty and retired Canadian Armed Forces personnel working from a cognitive and experiential trauma treatment focus. Monica’s 15 years of clinical work includes government, non-profit and private practice work.
Virtual services available in Alberta
Focus: anxiety, depression, marital and premarital, sexual abuse, suicidal Ideation
Specialization: Eating disorders, trauma, PTSD, self-harming
Treatment therapies include: CBT, DBT, Gestalt, SFT, strengths based, experiential, MI, IFS, guided imagery, humanist, feminist therapy
Serves: Civilian and military individuals and couples.
Communities: Aviation Professionals, Body Positivity, Gay Allied, Lesbian Allied, Open Relationships Non-Monogamy. Veterans.
Erin Botterill (R.Psych)
Focus: Eating Disorders, Body Image, Anxiety, Depression, Perinatal Struggles (Incl. Adjustment Difficulties, Postpartum Anxiety & Depression), Coping Mechanisms, Life Transitions & Being a New Parent, Stress & Burnout, Grief & Loss (Incl. Infertility & Pregnancy Loss)
Clients served: adults
Brittany Sales (Provisional Psych)
Focus: Eating Disorders, Anxiety & Stress, Depression, Self-Harm, Suicidal Behaviour, LGBTQIA2S+ and Gender Identity Challenges, Interpersonal Relationship Challenges, Life Transitions and Changes, Self-Image, Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem Challenges, Trauma, Person-Centred (humanistic)
Clients served: adults (individuals & couples), teens 11-17
Dr. Agatha Murray (PhD, RPsych)*
Agatha’s therapeutic approach is grounded in empathy, respect for diversity (including LGBTQ+), and evidence-based practice. She uses cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), solution-focused brief therapy, and other therapy techniques.
Focus includes: anxiety, difficult or toxic relationships, depression, PTSD, eating disorders
Treatment therapies include: EMDR, CBT, EMDR, SFT, mindfulness, EFT.
Clients served: adults of all races, genders, and sexual orientations
Additional information: does not provide couples’ counselling, formal psychological assessments, or counselling for work-related injury (WCB) cases or those with legal (court) involvement.
Dr. Michelle Brewer (PhD)
Specialization: Eating Disorders, Women’s Issues
Treatment therapies/Treatment Approach/Types of Therapy: Coaching, CF, Compassionate Inquiry; Culturally Sensitive, EFT, Feminist; GM, Humanistic, Imago, MBCT; Psychodynamic; Re-Evaluation Counselling, Somatic, TF
Ethnicity: Indigenous Peoples. Individuals, adults, adolescents / teenagers (14 to 19). Groups
Additional information: Also speaks German and French. Buddist faith. Offers weekly group meetings: Mindful Meals on Sunday nights. Daring and Sharing Weekly Call, a support and coaching call that runs as a book club. Trained in MDMA-assisted psychotherapy
Ellen Robertson, R.Psych, M.ED
Specialization: ARFID in children at adolescents. At this time, Ellen does not work with adults with ARFID
Treatment therapies/Treatment Approach/Types of Therapy: Coaching, CBT, parent skill development, behaviour management, anxiety treatment, and pediatric feeding challenges.
Additional information: Focus on pediatric assessment was supported through public healthcare (provisional hours in preschool and school age diagnostic clinics); works in diagnostic assessment with focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Currently seeing clients both in-person and virtually.
Alberta Wellness Center for Eating Disorders
Multi-approach Center employing a comprehensive team of professionals with experience treating and support people with eating disorders. Team includes psychologists, dietitians; support is also available for caregivers and families. Offers short-series yoga workshops to support eating disorder recovery.
Specialization: Eating Disorders, disordered eating
Treatment Therapies: varied per client needs
Dr. Mallory Frayn (PhD, R. Psych)
Dr. Mallory Frayn is a clinical psychologist licensed in both Alberta and Quebec. She specializes in the treatment of eating disorders and disordered eating, particularly binge-spectrum eating disorders. Mallory’s practice, Impulse Psychology, offers therapy to those struggling with eating disorders and disordered eating, as well as related concerns such as emotion dysregulation and interpersonal concerns. She practices from an integrative stance that incorporates behavioural aspects of CBT-E, while also taking a process-based perspective to work with clients on the difficulties that have developed in the context of their lives to date. She also offers therapy for clients located in Alberta via tele-therapy.
Specialization: Eating Disorders, disordered eating, binge-spectrum eating disorders
Treatment Therapies: Tele-therapy for people located in Alberta
Mo Bamuwagun (RSW., MSW., CCTP II)*
Mo is a Registered Social Worker with a Clinical Specialization in Adult Mental Health and Addiction. She is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional II and addresses disordered eating from this lens. She has over 7 years of experience working with individuals across the lifespan. Mo identifies as an integrative therapist which means she is trained and utilizes interventions from a wide variety of modalities depending on the client’s needs.
Specializations: EMDR, CBT, DBT, Emotion Focused Therapy, ACT and Mindfulness strategies.
Michelle J. Buckle
Self-esteem and positive body image workshops for children and teens, using expressive arts. Run by registered psychologist and drama therapist, Michelle Buckle.
Specialization: trauma-informed use of expressive arts therapy and play.
Clients served: individuals, couples, families and groups
Treatment therapies: Drama, Movement, Play, Art, Music, Sandplay, Games, Poetry, Journaling
Group programs: Self Esteem & Body Image: Beauty From Within and Circle of Security Parent Training
Additional information: also works with families, acts as liaison with teachers, administrators, professionals. Assessment of learning, emotional or behavioural disabilities.
Janet Caryk (M.Ed., R.Psych)
Focus: OCD, anxiety, eating disorders
Specialization: CBT for individuals and families affected by OCD and other phobic avoidance anxiety disorders
Treatment therapies: Exposure therapy and ERP for treatment of Panic Disorder, OCD, Social Anxiety Disorder, Agoraphobia, Specific Phobias and Health Anxiety.
Serves: individuals (preteens to elders), couples, groups
Wendy Salvisberg (M.Sc., R.Psych.(Prov.))
Dr. Tamara D. Hanoski (R.Psych)
Tamara D. Hanoski is a registered psychologist offering counselling in Edmonton, Alberta. She has completed both her masters and doctoral degrees in the area of counselling psychology, through the accredited program at the University of Alberta. She has over 17 years of experience in the counselling field, where she has worked with adults, adolescents, and children, as well as couples and families. This would include working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds and different sexual orientations.
Issues addressed include: Depression, anxiety, grief, loss, relationships/divorce, stress. Anger management, self-esteem/assertiveness, post-partum, disordered eating
Treatment therapies: CBT, eclectic, EFT, GM, narrative, person-centered, play, sandplay, SFBT
Clients served: individuals, children, adolescents, adults, elders, family, couples,
Kathy has an interest in working with people of all ages and has training in counselling psychology and behavior modification. She has experience working with children and youth with ADHD, ODD, FASD and children on the Autism spectrum. She is also a certified Clinical Traumatologist. Her experience has given Kathy the ability to work with families, critical incidents, PTSD, depression, stress/anxiety and relationships to name a few.
Specialization: Trauma and PTSD, stress management, addiction, depression. Full listing of concerns addressed on Kathy’s website
Treatment therapies: CBT, EMDR, EAP, Family / Marital, Family Systems, GM, Intervention, MBCT, MI, SFBT, Trauma Focused
Beth Murray (R.Psych)
Beth Murray is the Founder of Fresh Hope Counselling and is a Registered Psychologist in the Province of Alberta. She is an experienced Level II EMDR Therapist & Eating Disorders Specialist and has a Post-Graduate Certificate in Chronic Pain Management, PgCPain, from the University of Alberta Rehab Medicine Faculty. Beth Murray started counselling in 1999.
Specializations: Eating Disorders, mood disorders, trauma and PTSD, chronic pain, highly sensitive people (HSP), depression, damaged core beliefs/self-image, anxiety, body image, faith issues.
Treatment Therapies: Christian counselling, CBT, DBT, EMDR , Eclectic, EFT, Interpersonal, MI, Positive Psychology, REBT, SFBT, Trauma Focused
Serves: adult individuals, couples, elders, families
Additional information: Registered Dietitian services available.
Brandi Gruninger (R.PSych)
At evolution psychology we strive to help our clients to change, evolve and adapt to life’s inevitable challenges.
Focus: depression, anxiety, relationship issues
Specialties: anxiety, eating disorders, pregnancy, prenatal, postpartum
Treatment therapies: CBT, DBT, EMDR, Feminist, Humanistic, MBCT, Trauma Focused
Serves: adults, adolescents
Communities: Bisexual Allied, Gay Allied, Lesbian Allied, Transgender Allied
Dr. Amanda Stiller (PhD, R.Psych)
Dr. Amanda Stillar is a Registered Psychologist practicing in Edmonton with a PhD in Counselling Psychology from the University of Alberta. She is the co-owner of Alberta Wellness Center for Eating Disorders and owner of Stillar Psychological. Dr. Stillar works with individuals (adults and adolescents), couples, and families struggling with eating disorders, body image concerns, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, trauma, and more. She believes in the tremendous healing power of families and is passionate about working with caregivers who are supporting their loved one’s recovery. Dr. Stillar is an advanced therapist, trainer, and supervisor for Emotion Focused Family Therapy.
Specialization: Eating disorders, trauma and PTSD, child or adolescent
Treatment therapies: EFT, CBT, EFFT, EMDR and trauma-informed approaches
Treatment therapies: Attachment-based, Compassion Focused, DBT, EMDR, EFT, Family / Marital, Humanistic, Person-Centered, Play, Sandplay, Somatic, Trauma Focused
Clients Served: individuals (toddlers, pre-schoolers, child, teen, adult), family, couples
Additional information: Psychotherapy groups for emotion regulation, EFT for eating disorders, emotion coaching for parents
Alex Schinke (R.Psych)
At Mindbuffs, they bring collective experience in athletics, business, e-sports, and coaching into their Sport and Performance Psychology practice to help you achieve your goals. They are committed to the pursuit of excellence in every area of your life as you bring your game to the next level by flexing the most important muscle in your kit: your mind. Their work is relational; they come alongside individuals, teams, businesses, and organizations, working together to develop the self-awareness, culture, confidence, and focus that guides high performance.
Focus: athletes, performers, business leaders, esport gamers, female teen development
Specialization: sports performance, child, adolescent, eating disorders
Treatment therapies: ACT, CBT, Hypnotherapy, MI, Narrative, P-C, Positive Psychology, SFBT, Strength-Based
Serves: preteens through elders. Communities: body positivity, Gay, Lesbian, Non-Binary and Queer allied, Veterans.
Additional information: speaks German
Ward & Associates Psychological Services is a psychological clinic in Sherwood Park that has psychologists who are trained and experienced in working with those with disordered eating or diagnosable eating disorders.. They also offer video counselling for clients anywhere in Alberta.
Focus: PTSD, eating disorders , first responder treatment, anxiety, including worry, fears, OCD, panic or anxiety attacks, couples counselling
Treatment therapies: EMDR, PE, CBT, CPT, DBT, ACT, Hypnotherapy, Existential Therapy GM, SFT, MBT, EFT
Serves: individuals, couples
Additional information: spiritual growth counselling
Ajay’s ability to connect and produce positive change stem from over 15 years of solid work experience, as a mental health therapist, manager of therapeutic business services and as a social worker trained in clinical practice. His innate wisdom comes from someone who has been in the trenches of life. This wisdom mingled with his diverse and multi-faceted work experience make him therapeutically much sought after.
- Emotional Focused Couples Therapy
- Hakomi Body-Centered Psychotherapy
- Humanistic and Person-Centered Therapies
- Family Systems, Attachment and Narrative-based Therapies
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Solution-Focused Therapy
- Cognitive Processing Therapy (for trauma)
- John Gottman’s Model for Couples
Serves: youth (ages 16 and up), adults, couples, families, people of all backgrounds and diversities
Kris Uitvlugt (Ph.D., R. Psych)
Focus: Emotion dysregulation, self-harm behaviour, disordered eating, relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety
Specialization: Trained in CBT-E for eating disorders, and specializes in DBT.
Treatment Therapies: DBT, CBT, ACT
Serves: Adults and teens (age 14+), parents or caregivers wanting to support their loved ones.
Melanie Samaroden (R. Psych., MC)
Focus: Eating disorders/disordered eating in athletes.
Specialization: Trained in both DBT and Hakomi methods of therapy.
Treatment Therapies: DBT, CBT, MBCT, Somatic.
Serves: Adults and teens.
Ellen Klaver (Registered Provisional Psych, MEd)
Phone: (587) 815-4751
Specialization: assessment and treatment of emotional dysregulation, eating disorders, insomnia, borderline personality disorder (BPD),self-harm behaviour, depression, and anxiety
Types of Therapies: evidence-based treatments, namely comprehensive DBT, DBT for eating disorders (DBT-ED), CBT for Insomnia (CBT-I), CBT-E for eating disorders, EFT, EFFT
Serves: Adults and teens (age 14+), parents or caregivers wanting to support their loved ones
Additional Information: I am completing the final year of my PhD in counselling psychology at the University of Alberta where I conduct research on the treatment development for insomnia in eating disorder populations
Dr. Helena Dayal (PhD, R.Psych)
Experience Working with Eating Disorders: Helena ran psycho-educational groups for university students with eating issues at the University of New Brunswick from 2012-2013. She has also offered individual counselling to several university students through her master’s level practicum at University of New Brunswick (2012), University of Alberta (2013-2014, 2015-2016), and currently in her work as a psychologist at MacEwan University (2018-present). Helena also completed research for her Master’s thesis in Counselling Psychology on the topic of shame and resilience in counsellor trainees with eating issues
Specialization: eating disorders, trauma/PTSD, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, perfectionism
Treatment Approaches: Somatic Experiencing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Emotion-focused Therapy, NeuroAffective Relational Model
Serves: Adults (18+) of all races, genders, and sexual orientations
Helena is a Registered Psychologist with a PhD in Counselling Psychology from the University of Alberta. She is the owner of Head and Heart Psychology, where she offers counselling to individuals facing challenges with disordered eating, trauma (grief/loss, familial issues, struggles connecting with others), self-confidence/self-worth, anxiety, depression and more. Helena has worked in various settings over the years, including with post-secondary students, newcomers to Canada, and in cancer care. She offers a gentle, nonjudgmental, and curious presence in her work, and strongly believes in the importance of bridging together the mind and body to support healing
*denotes they have run groups for EDSNA
Erin Nesbitt, RD
Helping people recover from active eating disorders
Teaching the principles of intuitive eating to people who have dysfunctional eating patterns and want to learn how to have a healthier, more peaceful relationship with food and their bodies.
Specialization: eating disorders, Maudsley-based family therapy, treatment plans for refeeding, weight restoration, recovery treatment for eating disorders. Weight neutral approach to learning to change eating patterns
Kathleen McDavid, RD
Specialization: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, orthorexia nervosa
Serves: family-based support for children and teens with eating disorders, emotional eating, and those who wish to end the cycle of dieting and weight re-gain.
Edmonton West Primary Care Network
Angela Wong, BSc, RD, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor
Suite 124 Meadowlark Health and Shopping Centre
156 Street & 87 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5R 5W9
Phone: 780.443.7477 (ext: 7502)| Fax: 780.481.9149
*Experienced with disordered eating and food relationship recovery
NOTE: if you are referred to Angela by an Edmonton WEST Primary Care Network doctor, her service is covered by Alberta Health. (i.e. publicly-funded)
Andrea Holwegner, RD
Andrea Holwegner is the founder and CEO of Health Stand Nutrition Consulting Inc. established in 2000. Her mission is to empower people to create a healthy and joyous relationship with food and their body.
Focus: Personal Nutrition Counselling, Workplace Nutrition Counselling, Workplace Speaking Engagements
Phone: (403) 301-4106
Health Stand Nutrition Consulting
Change is possible. Let our eating disorders dietitians help free you or your loved one from diet prison and the guilt and overwhelm from punishing restriction, bingeing, and purging routines. As part of your care team we work collaboratively with your family, family doctor and your therapist. Don’t have a therapist? No problem. We can help refer you to a trusted colleague when needed.
Focus: Offers virtual and in-person (Calgary) Nutrition Counselling for Individuals and Families, Free Eating Disorder Educational Resources (including a Newsletter and Blog), Cooking Classes, and Workplace Nutrition Services.
Website: Health Stand Nutrition
Phone: (403) 301-4106
Lindsay Gervais, RD
Jana Ranger, RD, BSc
Allison Easton, RD & Kalin Herbach, RD*
Focus: Weight-inclusive, Health at Every Size® (HAES®) aligned dietitians
Specialization: eating disorders, disordered eating
Additional information: Free downloadable self- compassion workbook
Selene Yan, BSc., RD*
Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor.
Focus: Weight-inclusive and Health at Every Size® approach. Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor. Specializes in nutrition counselling for disordered eating and body image healing
Specialization: binge/compulsive eating, eating disorders, body image healing
Additional information: Provides group programs, workshops, services across Canada
Rachel Tu, BSc, RD*
Serena Benali, RD
Katie Brown, RD
Specialization: Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor
Focus: Online dietitian helping women escape diet culture and eat for enjoyment
Additional information: Diet-Free Moms Program, free “10 Daily Activities for a Diet-Free Life” information
Christine McIntosh, RD, PhD
When entering “eating disorders” in area of interest in the College of Family Physicians Find a Physician database, these names also appear:
Dr. Carol Kostynuk, (Psychiatry- referral needed)
Dr. Joris Butzelaar
Book through the Allin Clinic website
Specialization: treats a spectrum of concerns, including eating disorders
Treatment therapies are matched to patient
Serves: individuals, adults and adolescents
If you know of other family doctors in the Edmonton region who have experience with eating disorders, please let us know.
Nutritional counseling services are often available through local primary care networks (PCN) You can find your PCN through this website. Looking for a doctor who has experience in eating disorders? You can search the Find a Physician site at the College of Family Physicians, by entering “Eating Disorders” in the PRACTICE INTERESTS field (right side, down a bit). You can also filter by TOWN/CITY. The colours on the left side indicate if they are: accepting patients (Green), require referrals (Yellow) or aren’t accepting patients (Red).
Theravive is a website that helps people find therapists. Each therapist writes a short bio, listing the areas they treat. You can see who offers eating disorder therapy in Alberta, and search by city/town. Be sure to ask specific questions about their expertise in eating disorders and whether they follow best practices as therapy approaches made widely vary.
Eating Disorder Services – Cold Lake Healthcare Centre (AHS)
Offers services for individuals/families and health care providers including education, resources, individualized support consultations, and assistance with referrals to appropriate services. Counseling is completed in collaboration with other health care providers. Workshops and in-services are available.
Location: Cold Lake Healthcare Centre
Suite 208, 314 25 Street
Cold Lake, Alberta
Eating Disorder Services – Whitecourt Healthcare Centre
Public Health Centre
20 Sunset Boulevard
Eating Disorder Services: Alberta Health Services; North Zone
Provides services for individuals and health care providers related to eating disorders. Offers services for individuals/families and health care providers including education, resources, individualized support, consultations, and assistance with referrals to appropriate services. Counselling is completed in collaboration with other health care providers. Workshops and in-services are available.
10014 99 Street
Grande Prairie, Alberta
Canadian Mental Health Association
Address: 9713 100 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB
Phone: (780) 814-2349
Matthew Bain, (MEd, MA)
Matthew has an extensive psychology background in a broad range of areas. Clinical diagnosis and treatment, family centered practices, motivation, performance concepts, and emotional management have led to a depth of practice. Matthew has Master’s degrees in both Education and Sport & Exercise Psychology, doctoral level work in Clinical and Counselling Psychology, and is currently doing his PhD in Sport Psychology, focusing on personality and motivation across the lifespan.
Stacie Frey, (R.D)
Stacie is a Registered Dietitian in Grande Prairie who helps clients from all over Alberta. She uses motivational interviewing and a non-diet, weight neutral approach to help clients improve their food relationships. Stacie works with clients who struggle with disordered eating as well as diagnosed eating disorders. She does one-to one or family counselling sessions. Stacie is registered in Alberta, but current regulations allow her to see clients in Manitoba and Saskatchewan as well if needed.
Support Groups for Overeaters
Service offers opportunity for individuals to recover from compulsive eating through shared experiences, strength and hope support to other compulsive overeaters using a twelve-step format to abstain from overeating face to face meetings telephone and on-line meetings available every day of the year
Tracy specializes in: treating binge eating, anorexia, bulimia, and other non-specified eating disorders; anxiety and depression; and self-esteem issues.
Peace River Community Mental Health Services
10015 98 Street
Peace River, Alberta
Residents of Peace River can contact the Mental Health Clinic at 780-624-6151 for services in your area. This phone number will connect clients with members of the intake/assessment team, who will be able to assist with the coordination of treatment providers.
Clients are encouraged to speak with their Primary Care Physician first, but may also self refer to the clinic.