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.


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
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Please note that beginning May 1, 2021, Dr. J. Lauren Johnson will be simplifying her psychology practice and working from her home in Old Strathcona for the foreseeable future. Her new website will be and her new email address will be We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.


Ms. Marcela Chavez-Harrison – Registered Psychologist

MarcelaPhone: 780-995-0019

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


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
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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.


Mr. Michael Neeland, Registered Social Worker

Phone: 780-239-2112
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I have been practicing in the field of psychotherapy and mental health for the past 8 years, and am trained and experienced in various psychotherapy models. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, and chronic pain with children and adults. I believe that I am unconditionally accepting, non-judgmental, easily approachable, dedicated, and compassionate. To me, therapy is all about engaging with you in a shared process to work through any barriers you may be facing. Every person’s life is complex and unique, and I believe therapy should reflect the same: personal and unique. It is very important to me that therapy is based on trust so that you feel safe and empowered. Reaching out takes a great deal of courage and is the first step towards personal growth. I look forward to the opportunity to meet with you and support you through any challenges or barriers you may be facing. I’d be more than happy to meet with you for a free consultation to get to know one another better and discuss what you would like to work towards.


Ms. Evangeline Barrow, Registered

Provisional Psychologist and Certified Art Therapist

Phone: 587-735-3276

My personal and professional work is driven by a genyellowtree-0142uine desire to learn from and care for others. I believe that people are strong, creative, and resourceful, and I’m committed to providing ethical, informed, and supportive services to help others live meaningful lives. I welcome all clients 18+ to access my services. I specialize in working with anxiety, trauma, intimate partner violence, stress, self-compassion, self-expression, and more. If you have other areas of concern, I’m happy to discuss whether I can help. I strive to create a safe and inclusive space where you can express yourself and where we can develop and work toward clear goals together. I integrate various therapeutic approaches, such as Narrative Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. As a trained art therapist, I invite all clients to engage in visual art making to enhance their therapeutic journey and will support them in this process. Art therapy promotes creativity, can reduce stress, and can help us regulate emotions and process experiences that are difficult to verbalize. You can read more about my therapeutic approach on my website.

Ms. Sonya Sehgal, Registered Psychologist

Phone: 780-700-9256

I have a passion to work with individuals from all walks of life on their journey towards wellness. I serve adults 18+ with concerns related to depression, anxiety, stress, self-esteem, anger, relationship difficulties and cross-cultural intergenerational challenges. I also incorporate cultural competence/sensitivity into my practice by creating an inclusive space that respects differences in opinions, values, and attitudes of diverse cultures.  My philosophy emphasizes the uniqueness of each individual and I build on this foundation by integrating evidence-based interventions from cognitive behavioural (CBT) and solution focused therapy (SFT) to support clients to reach goals and foster personal growth. I also have a passion to work with clients who have experienced current and/or past trauma and I am trained in the evidence-based modalities of EMDR and Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) for the treatment of PTSD.

My education includes an Honours Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Toronto and a Masters in Counselling Psychology from the University of Alberta. My experience spans working in the non-profit and health care sector and consulting with multidisciplinary teams to offer a mind-body approach to wellness. I am happy to provide therapy services in English and Hindi.