Services: Mind

At Elevated Wellness, we believe in the bio-psycho-social-spiritual model of wellness, and because of this our dedicated professionals are here to address your holistic needs.

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For your whole health needs, please browse our list of professionals below and click on the links in their bio’s to learn more about them and the services they provide. Services may be booked directly with the service provider of your choice.

 

Dr. J. Lauren Johnson – Registered Psychologist

Phone: 780-318-1480
E-mail: info@aroundthecornercounselling.com
Website: www.aroundthecornercounselling.com

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If you are looking for an approachable, good-humoured, and effective therapist, I may be the right fit for you. I am an award-winning PhD graduate from the accredited University of Alberta counselling psychology program, and I specialize in working with people coping with trauma, anxiety, cancer, and disability leave, among a variety of other issues. I approach my work with a diversity of skills and strategies to ensure that clients are provided with tailored support that meets their unique needs. Working with clients’ strengths and relying on my extensive training and experience, I am able to provide satisfying and effective therapy in a safe, respectful, and professional environment. I work collaboratively with clients to develop customized goals and treatment plans, offering a variety of therapeutic approaches to help clients improve their quality of life, including CBT, EMDR, and arts-based therapies. With my whole-body approach, warmth, and humour, many clients find our sessions not only effective, but fun – and sometimes even funny! If you are interested in learning more about the services I provide or booking an appointment for therapy or assessment, please contact me directly or visit my website.

 

Ms. Marcela Chavez-Harrison – Registered Psychologist

MarcelaPhone: 780-995-0019
E-mail: mailmarcela1010@gmail.com
Website: www.selfcarepsych.com

I am a Master’s-level Registered Psychologist with specialized training in addictions, trauma, and CBT approaches to therapy. I am passionate about working with people who find themselves wanting to make changes but are feeling stuck or unsure how to proceed. My primary goal in my therapeutic work is to support and help people to become their best selves. Whether it be to increase self-esteem, work through issues from their past, or overcome a bad habit or addiction, I strive to help my clients make meaningful changes.  I have 10 years of experience in working with addictions and trauma, and I am comfortable working with individuals in various stages of readiness to change. Regardless of where my clients are in their change process, my work focuses on working collaboratively with them towards living a more confident and satisfying life. I believe that successful counseling outcomes are a result of the client’s commitment to the counseling process coupled with a connection with a supportive and competent therapist. If you think you are ready to take the first step towards a positive change, I welcome you to take that step with me.

 

Ms. Natalie Forcier – Registered Psychologist

Phone:  587-785-5530
E-mail: forcier.counselling@gmail.com
Website: www.forcierpsychologist.com

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I work from evidence based approaches to help my clients tap into their strengths and resources in order to manage symptoms, overcome adversity and live meaningful, authentic and valued lives. I am dedicated to offering compassionate, warm and attentive support. With dignity and respect we can approach the barriers, pain or patterns that are troublesome and keeping you stuck. Together we can work to explore and restore what is valued and meaningful, whether that be related to improving your personal well-being or your relationships. I am proud to offer a safe and confidential space for diverse individuals including sexual and gender minorities (LGBTQ2S+), as well as individuals from various religious and cultural backgrounds. I work with concerns related to emotional difficulties, depression & anxiety, stress, trauma, self-esteem, interpersonal concerns, and issues around sexual orientation and gender identity/gender expression. I also work with Body Focused Repetitive Behaviours (BFRB’s) including skin picking (dermatillomania/excoriation) and hair pulling (trichotillomania). I work from evidence based approaches to help my clients tap into their strengths and resources in order to manage symptoms, overcome adversity and live meaningful, authentic and valued lives.

 

Mr. Jorge  Ortiz, Registered Psychologist

Phone: 780-434-3698
E-mail: ortizpsyc@gmail.com
Website: https://ortizpsyc.ca/

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“Forgive yourself for not knowing what you didn’t know before you learned it.” – Maya Angelou.

I’m a fully bilingual English/Spanish Registered Psychologist who specializes in addiction and mental health issues for young adults and their family members. I support youth (ages 16 and up), adults, and couples manage:

Abuse • Addictions • Anger • Divorce/Separation • Depression • Grief/Loss • Infidelity  insomnia • Loneliness • Pornography • Relationships • Trauma • Worry

I have certification in CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy), and MI (Motivational interviewing). I provide individual therapy for Depression, Anxiety and Substance Use issues. I provide 90 minute couple’s therapy for issues including infidelity, lack of intimacy, and communication breakdown.

I completed my BA in Psychology at the University of Alberta and my Master’s in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. Since 2006 I have worked for Alberta Health Services in various counselling positions with youth and adult populations, including Substance Use, Depression, Anxiety, Family Conflict, Trauma and Psychosis

I’m a seasonal Instructor at Norquest College where I teach the The Addictions & Mental Health Recovery Practitioner Post-Diploma Certificate Program. This gives a sense of pride and accomplishment as I see myself as an advocate for change within the field of Psychology.

I enjoy boxing, hiking, dancing and travelling. I enjoy watching TED Talks and I’m currently reading Daring Greatly by Brene Brown.

 

Ms. Shari Arial, Trauma-Informed Yoga Therapist

Phone: 780-863-7779
E-mail: therapythruyoga@hotmail.com
Website: https://www.facebook.com/therapythruyoga/

Shari+Arial+pictureI began my journey to become a yoga therapist several years ago when I suffered with my own stress and burn-out. Coming to the awareness that something needed to drastically change in my life, I stepped away from the corporate world and began my 200 hour Teacher Training on my way to being a yoga therapist. Having completed over 600 hours of 954 hours towards IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists) accreditation, I have been a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist since 2015 and continue to specialize in care for anxiety, stress and PTSD. I practice as a trauma-informed yoga therapist and have developed my specialized form of yoga therapy for mental wellness, SAF Yoga Therapy. My focus and passion is to support those seeking relief from their mental and physical stress, helping people discover – for themselves – why and how they are contributing or acting in their current mental, emotional and physical state, providing remedy to overcome the limitations. Clients can expect me to support them by offering the space for them to acknowledge whatever is happening in their bodies, how that might translate into their daily lives, and make choices that support positive change.  Touch & talk, yoga & therapy.