Meet our Facilitators

 

 

Our Facilitators

Michelle Emmerling

Psychologist

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Michelle is a Registered Psychologist practicing in Edmonton. She has a Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology from the University of Alberta and has professional training and experience working with a diverse range of mental health concerns from a variety of treatment settings. Michelle has spent the last 6 years specializing in an exciting and unique approach to working with individuals, couples, and families struggling with eating disorders called Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT). Some of her areas of interest include: body image concerns, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, perfectionism, OCD and self-criticism. To learn more about her approach, please visit her site.

Jody Lamb

Registered Psychiatric Nurse

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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 is in good standing with the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta. Jody has experience facilitating group and individual therapy sessions. 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. Jody believes in supporting clients in their journey for optimum health and creating a safe environment. She loves nature, music, animals and exploring holistic health alternatives.

Renata Logan

Psychologist

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Renata Logan is a registered psychologist with a special interest in interpersonal issues, chronic disease management, grief, personal growth and eating disorders. Basing her work in a holistic frame, Renata believes that the source for all healing and lasting, positive change is rooted in the mind-body-spirit triad, as well as the family-community connection. While her formal training has been in family systems with components of cognitive-based therapies, her work is expanding to include more body-centered therapies, including Emotion-Focused Therapy, Hakomi, Integrative Body Psychotherapy and Yoga Therapy. Renata particularly enjoys working with parents, helping to remind them of what unique wisdom they hold. Outside the therapy room, Renata enjoys outdoor adventures, cultural/artistic events, and treasured time with her loved ones.

Katie Poirier

Psychologist

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Katie is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists and also holds a Masters of Education degree. She has worked with clients who have experienced eating disorders, sexual assault/abuse (Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton), addictions 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 to create a safe place for all to be heard. Her training background involves areas such as Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples, and Hakomi. Click here to learn more about Katie’s approach.

Selene Yan

Registered Dietitian

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Selene is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor with over 10 years of experience. She specializes in working with eating disorders and body image concerns. She helps individuals tune inwards so they may better understand and attend to their body’s needs. Selene works from a trauma-informed and weight-inclusive lens. Her approach is guided by her training in mindfulness, yoga, embodied recovery, and somatic experiencing. Her goal is to help individuals cultivate a satisfying and safe relationship with food and body. You can find her online here: embodiedRD.com or on Instagram: @embodiedRD

Kalin Herbach

Registered Dietitian

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Kalin is a weight-inclusive Registered Dietitian and co-founder of The Nourish Collective. She specializes in eating disorder recovery, and also helps folks heal from disordered eating. She is deeply passionate about helping individuals replace judgement and punishment with compassion and curiosity. Kalin feels so grateful that she is able to do this work, and form meaningful relationships with her clients.

Allison Easton

Registered Dietitian

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Allison is a weight inclusive Registered Dietitian and is a co-founder of The Nourish Collective. Allison specializes in eating disorder recovery and healing from disordered eating. At the center of her work is respect, honesty, and a practical, down-to-earth approach. Allison cares deeply for the health and well-being of her clients. Outside of work, her passion is family, animals, the outdoors, and gardening.

Rachel Tu

Registered Dietitian

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Rachel Tu is a yoga teacher and registered dietitian. She teaches from a trauma informed lens and specializes in eating disorders, food & body image work and intuitive eating for her nutrition counseling. She incorporates mindfulness and body movement approaches to reconnect people to a healthy sense of wellbeing. You can learn more about Rachel on Instagram (@foodflowthought) or foodflowthought.com.

Karen Wadson

Psychologist

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Karen is a registered psychologist in Calgary with over 10 years of counselling experience. She practices from a client centered approach, which views the client as the expert on their own life, and she draws interventions from psycho-dynamic, CBT, solution focused and narrative therapies to assist clients in making the changes they would like to have in their lives. Her particular area of specialization is in the area of disordered eating and body image. She holds advanced training in the treatment of eating disorders through the International Association of Eating Disorder Prevention (IAEDP).

Carol Fredrek

Registered Psychologist

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Carol is a Registered Psychologist who specializes in eating disorders, body image, anxiety, depression, and trauma. For over 2 decades, she has offered skilled and caring therapy.  Carol incorporates research-proven therapy approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT Tapping). To learn more about her approach, visit this page. Be at peace with yourself.  Be at peace with food, your body, and your weight.  To learn more, visit her website at healingmatters.ca.

Dr. Angela Grace

Registered Psychologist

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Dr. Angela Grace, Ph.D., is a Registered Psychologist with a passion for the prevention and early intervention of eating disorders and weight bias.  She is a Health at Every Size and social justice advocate.  She provides early intervention for youth who show early signs of poor body image and eating issues.  She is a passionate speaker & writer, and provides education & training about preventing eating disorders & weight bias for teachers, parents, and health care professionals.  She teaches restorative Iyengar yoga classes, provides holistic nutritional coaching, and practices spiritual approaches to recovery. To learn more, visit her website www.heartcenteredcounselling.com

Sara Kreklewich

Occupational Therapist

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Sara is the Disorder Eating Consultant for Central Alberta. She is also a registered Occupational Therapist with over ten years experience. she is passionate about the area of mental health and believes in empowering clients to achieve their goals. She currently works in hospital and community mental health settings and has diverse skills, training and experience.
Sara has a strong interest and knowledge base in the area of disordered eating, depression, anxiety and relationship issues.

Patty Rempel

Registered Social Worker

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Patty has been working in the field of mental health with families and individuals for more than 25 years. She has experience in community clinics, schools, and inpatient and outpatient settings. She is a registered social worker and has a master’s degree in health education with a specialization in eating disorders. Presently she works as a mental health therapist for AHS in chronic disease management. She also has a private practice in Red Deer providing therapeutic interventions to those struggling with eating disorders, disordered eating, and body image dissatisfaction. Patty utilizes CBT, ACT and mindfulness based strategies in order to help her clients improve their relationship with body, food and mind. She thrives on supporting her clients to build self-acceptance through self-compassion.

Mo Bamuwagun

Registered Social Worker

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Mo is a Registered Social Worker with a clinical specialization in adult mental health and addictions. She was born in Nigeria, West Africa and started her work within mental health from there. She has worked with individuals, families, couples and young adults across the lifespan and across various mental health and addiction concerns. From the beginning of her career, she has had intersectional encounters with disordered eating of various kinds, both within the BIPOC community and the wider population. In her current roles, both as a mental health therapist with AHS and in her private practice, she has continued to encounter concerning presentations of disordered eating. Her approach to therapy is centered on being weight inclusive, body positive, intuitive and importantly, being curious about intersecting interactions between systems and the individual. She is trained in a wide range of therapeutic interventions and is a licensed Trauma Therapist.