Care Providers – Edmonton and Northern Alberta

Many services are offered by privately-funded care providers, such as psychologists and dietitians who specialize in eating disorders.

For a comprehensive list, please refer to the appropriate region you are seeking care within

​Psychology Services

*denotes they have run groups for EDSNA.

*Amanda Slugoski

Equinox Therapeutic And Consulting Services

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)

*Dr. Michelle Emmerling, (RPsych, PhD)

Emmerling Psychology

Dr. Michelle Emmerling is a Registered Psychologist practicing in Edmonton with a PhD in Counselling Psychology from the University of Alberta. She is also a founding member and partner at Red Tree 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.

*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.

Email: rullah@telus.net
Phone: 780-246-6751

*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.

Email: newchance@shaw.ca
Phone: 780 802 7093

*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).

Phone: 780-430-9224 ext 1
Email: nicallen@rivervalleyhealth.com

Dr. Joanna Bolster (RPsych)

Dr. Joanna Bolster Psychological Services

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.

28, 4004 – 97 Street, Edmonton, AB, T6E 6N1
Phone: 780-903-2881, Fax: 780-633-7615
Email: jbolster@shaw.ca

*Katie Poirier (RPsych)

Red Tree Psychology

Katie is a Registered Psychologist with over five years of counselling experience. Over the past several years, she has worked effectively with people experiencing trauma-related effects and addictions, including eating disorders. Katie values working with both individuals struggling with trauma/eating disorders and their supporters such as parents, partners, and friends. Katie embraces a client-centered framework that emphasizes equality and empowerment, and she considers a genuine therapeutic relationship to be paramount for healing, growth and change.

Email: Poiriercounselling@gmail.com
Phone: 780-604-6529

*Monica Hinton (PhD Candidate, RSW)

Phoenix Counselling Services

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.

Phone: 587-899-2796

Mallory Becker

Mallory is a Registered Psychologist in Edmonton, Alberta specializing in anxiety, relationships, maternal mental health, trauma & depression. She offers counselling to individuals and couples and is currently working at Pine Integrated Health Centre. 

(587) 855-5598

Email: Help@mallorybecker.com

*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.

Email: agatha.beschell@gmail.com
Phone: 780-318-7975 or 844-740-3064 (toll-free)

Ajay Pandhi

Pandhi Counselling & Meditation 

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.

Phone: 780-863-6945

Michelle J. Buckle

MJB Psychological Services Ltd.

Self-esteem and positive body image workshops for children and teens, using expressive arts. Run by registered psychologist and drama therapist, Michelle Buckle.
10042 – 116 Street, Edmonton, AB T5K 1V6
Phone: 780.757.8255
Email: mjbpsychological@gmail.com

Centre for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

CFCBT.ca

The Centre for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a treatment and training clinic. Their team of psychologists are specifically trained to utilize the most advanced treatment available to alleviate symptoms (anxiety, depression, etc.) that interfere with a person’s functioning and well-being.  Their mission is to help clients gain mastery over their beliefs, attitudes, and predictions so they can change their emotions and behaviors and better cope with the challenges present in their world.

#201, 10059-118 Street NW
Edmonton. AB. T5K 0B9
facebook.com/CFCBTEdmonton

Janet Caryk (M.Ed., R.Psych)
Email: jcaryk@interbaun.com
Phone: 780-455-8133

Wendy Salvisberg (M.Sc., R.Psych.(Prov.))
Phone: 780.455.8181, voicemail inbox 2 (office)
Email: wsalvisbergccbt@gmail.com

Dr. Tamara D. Hanoski (R.Psych)

DrThanoski.com

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.

9690 182 St
Edmonton, AB, T5T 6M1

Phone: (780) 604-8704
Fax: (780) 482-1259
Email: drthanoski@shaw.ca

Kathy Rolfe

Balance Psych Services

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.

Phone: 780-937-8109

Beth Murray (R.Psych)

Fresh Hope Counselling

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.

16406 100 Avenue NW

Edmonton T5P 4Y2

Phone: 780.487.3456
Toll Free: 1.866.801.5118
Fax: 1.877.389.6719
Email: info@freshhope.ca

Brandi Gruninger  (R.PSych)

Evolution Psychology

At evolution psychology we strive to help our clients to change, evolve and adapt to life’s inevitable challenges.

#136 – 160 Broadway BLVD
Sherwood Park, AB, T8H 2A3

Phone: 780.570.5709
Fax: 780.570.5719
Email: director@evolutionpsychology.ca

Dr. Paul Bianchini (Ph.D)

Prairie Owl Psychology

9505 79 Street
Edmonton, AB, T6C 2S1

Phone: 780 757 5535
Email: office@prairieowlpsychology.ca

Dr. Amanda Stiller (PhD, R.Psych)

Stillar Psychological

Dr. Amanda Stillar specializes in working with people with eating disorders, and uses Emotion-Focused Family Therapy with parents, partners, and caregivers to help them support their loved one’s recovery.

Among other techniques, Dr. Stillar utilizes:

  • Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT)

Ellwood Commercial Centre
2607 Ellwood Drive SW
Edmonton, Alberta
Phone: 780-999-2023
Email: stillarpsychological@gmail.com

Alex Schinke (R.Psych)

Mindbuffs

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.

Location:

Sherwood Park: #209 9 Chippewa Road, Sherwood Park AB
Phone: 587-341-2342

Ward Psychology & Associates

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.

Location:

Suite 200, 2755 Broadmoor Blvd, Sherwood Park, AB, T8H 2W7
Email: info@wardpsychological.com
Phone: 780.423.5316  Fax: 780.800.5200

Registered Dietitians

Erin Nesbitt, RD
Intuitive Eating Certified Counsellor
Email: connect@erinnesbittrd.com​

Selene Yan, BSc., RD
Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor. Specializes in nutrition counselling for disordered eating and body image healing

Suite 101, 10411 122 Street Edmonton, AB
Phone: (780) 446 4487
Email: embodiedRD@gmail.com
Website: embodiedRD.com

Rachel Tu, BSc, RD
Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor & Yoga Instructor. Specializes in food and body image healing.

Instagram: Food Flow Thought
An offering of helpful food, body movement information, inspirational quotes, and debunking diet culture.

Email: foodflowthought@gmail.com
Website: http://www.foodflowthought.com

The Nourish Collective

Allison Easton, RD
Kalin Herbach, RD
 
Weight inclusive, HAES® aligned dietitians that specialize in eating disorders and disordered eating.
Kathleen McDavid, RD
Fresh Hope Counselling – https://freshhope.ca
Email address: info@freshhope.ca

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)

Family Doctors

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)
147 Laurier Drive, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Phone: 780-482-6129

Dr. Michael John Orth, ​
4210 48 St, Leduc Community Hospital
Leduc, Alberta
Phone: ​780-986-7711

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. ​

​Cold Lake

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. Counselling 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
T9M 1G6
Phone: 780-342-2383

Whitecourt

Eating Disorder Services – Whitecourt Healthcare Centre
Public Health Centre
20 Sunset Boulevard
Whitecourt, Alberta
T7S 1M8
Phone: 780-342-2383

Grande Prairie

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
T8V 3N4
Phone: 780-342-2383

​Canadian Mental Health Association
Address: 9713 100 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB
Phone: (780) 814-2349

Matthew Bain, (MEd, MA)

MMB Counselling & Consulting

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.

Phone: 780-505-2590

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.

Fort McMurray

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
Phone: 403-691-1030

Peace River

Peace River Community Mental Health Services
10015 98 Street
Peace River, Alberta
T8S 1T4

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.

Psychology Services

*denotes they have run groups for EDSNA.

*Amanda Slugoski

Equinox Therapeutic And Consulting Services

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)

Emmerling Psychology

Dr. Michelle Emmerling is a Registered Psychologist practicing in Edmonton with a PhD in Counselling Psychology from the University of Alberta. She is also a founding member and partner at Red Tree 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.

Focus: Eating Disorders, Body Image, Self-Esteem, Anxiety, Depression, Perfectionism, OCD

Specialization: Eating disorders. See Michelle’s approach to working with eating disordersEFT for Eating disorders, and EFFT for families. 

Treatment therapies: EFT, EFFT

Serves: individuals, (adults, adolescents), couples, families

Additional information: Offers EFFT workshops for parents and loved ones.

*Mona Ullah (RPsych)

Psychology Today Listing

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)

Email: newchance@shaw.ca

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

Serves: adults 

*Nicolas Allen (MA, BPE, MES, RPsych)

Theravive Listing

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)

Dr. Joanna Bolster Psychological Services

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)

Red Tree Psychology

Katie is a Registered Psychologist with over five years of counselling experience. Over the past several years, she has worked effectively with people experiencing trauma-related effects and addictions, including eating disorders. Katie values working with both individuals struggling with trauma/eating disorders and their supporters such as parents, partners, and friends. Katie embraces a client-centered framework that emphasizes equality and empowerment, and she considers a genuine therapeutic relationship to be paramount for healing, growth and change.

Focus: individuals struggling with trauma, addictions, eating disorders and their supporters such as parents, partners, and friends

Specialization: Sexual assault/abuse, eating disorders, depression 

Treatment approaches: CBT, Couples Counselling, EFT, Humanistic, MBT, Narrative, TFT 

Serves: adult and senior individuals, couples, groups 

*Monica Hinton (PhD Candidate, RSW)

Phoenix Counselling Services

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)

Pine Health

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)

Pine Health

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)

Doctor Agatha

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, CBTEMDR, 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)

Information & Booking Site

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

Michelle J. Buckle

MJB Psychological Services Ltd.

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)

Psychology Today Listing

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.))

Phone: 780.455.8181, voicemail inbox 2 (office)
Email: wsalvisbergccbt@gmail.com

Dr. Tamara D. Hanoski (R.Psych)

DrThanoski.com

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 Rolfe

Balance Psych Services

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)

Fresh Hope Counselling

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)

Evolution Psychology

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)

Stillar Psychological

Dr. Amanda Stillar specializes in working with people with eating disorders, and uses Emotion-Focused Family Therapy with parents, partners, and caregivers to help them support their loved one’s recovery.

Among other techniques, Dr. Stillar utilizes:

  • Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT)

Specialization: Eating disorders, trauma and PTSD, child or adolescent

Treatment therapies:  EFT, CBT, EFFT

Treatment therapies: Attachment-based, Compassion Focused, DBT, EMDR, EFT, Family / Marital, Humanistic, Person-Centered, Play, Sandplay, Somatic, Trauma Focused

Clients Served: individuals (toddlers, pre-shoolers, child, teen, adult), family, couples

Additional information: Psychotherapy groups for emotion regulation, EFT for eating disorders, emotion coaching for parents

Alex Schinke (R.Psych)

Mindbuffs

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 Psychology

Ward Psychology & Associates

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 Pandhi

Pandhi Counselling & Meditation 

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.

*Renata Logan

Root to Rise Counselling

Treatment Therapies:

  • 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)

krisuccbt@gmail.com

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

Registered Dietitians

*indicates they have run groups for EDSNA

Erin Nesbitt, RD
Intuitive Eating Certified Counsellor
Email: connect@erinnesbittrd.com​

Focus:

  1. Helping people recover from active eating disorders
  2. 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

Selene Yan, BSc., RD

Embodied 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

Food Flow Thought

Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor & Yoga Instructor.

Specialization: Health at Size through Yoga Philosophy & Intuitive Eating. Specializes in food and body image healing.

Additional Information: Services are offered across Canada excluding BC, Ontario & PEI at this time

Andrea Holwenger, RD

Health Stand Nutrition Counselling

Megan Wallace

Sprout Nutrition

Focus: Individual and family nutrition consulting

Additional information: group presentations and nutrition education for parents, corporate wellness, staff education and industry

Lindsay Gervais

Nutrality Nutrition Consulting

Specialization: eating disorders, eating across the spectrum. 

Allison Easton, RD & Kalin Herbach, RD

The Nourish Collective

Focus: Weight-inclusive, Health at Every Size® (HAES®) aligned dietitians 

Specialization: eating disorders, disordered eating

Additional information: Free downloadable self- compassion workbook

Kathleen McDavid, RD

Fresh Hope Counselling

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)

Serena Benali, RD

In Good Nutrition

Focus:. emotional eating, intuitive eating, eating disorders, specifically binge eating disorder, bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa. 

Serves: Individuals, groups

Additional information: offers specific program for binge eating disorder. Please refer to my website for this. 

Katie Brown, RD

Inspire Nutrition

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

Family Doctors

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)

Email: Cdk2@telus.net
Phone: 780-482-6129

Specialization: body images issues and eating disorders

Treatment therapies are matched to patient

 Serves: individuals, adults and adolescents, families, groups

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. ​

​Cold Lake

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. Counselling 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
T9M 1G6
Phone: 780-342-2383

Whitecourt

Eating Disorder Services – Whitecourt Healthcare Centre
Public Health Centre
20 Sunset Boulevard
Whitecourt, Alberta
T7S 1M8
Phone: 780-342-2383

Grande Prairie

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
T8V 3N4
Phone: 780-342-2383

​Canadian Mental Health Association
Address: 9713 100 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB
Phone: (780) 814-2349

Matthew Bain, (MEd, MA)

MMB Counselling & Consulting

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.

Phone: 780-505-2590

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.

Fort McMurray

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
Phone: 403-691-1030

Peace River

Peace River Community Mental Health Services
10015 98 Street
Peace River, Alberta
T8S 1T4

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.