Edmonton Health Team

Lucia Antonucci, M.C. (she/her)

Registered Psychologist, Manager & Clinical Lead, Edmonton Clinic

Lucia Antonucci is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologist (CAP) and is a member of the Psychologist Association of Alberta (PAA). She also holds certificates in both crisis and suicide intervention. Taking a client-centered approach while working with adults, children, young people, Lucia views the healing process as a collaboration between client and therapist and her practice emphasizes respect, acceptance, realness, and empathy. Additionally, Lucia provides group therapy and administers psychoeducational workshops to clients in private practice and public organizations. 

Lucia has specialized training in working with public service personnel such as EMS, Fire, Police, and Veterans and holds certificates for Occupational Awareness Trainings.   

Demographic:
Adults, Children, Groups, Public Safety Personnel, Veterans and Canadian Armed Forces, RCMP, LGBTQ2IA+

Modalities / Treatment Methods:
Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

Mariel Ansion

Registered Psychologist

Mariel Ansion is a registered psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologist, and a member of the Psychologist Association of Alberta. She completed her master’s degree in counselling psychology at the University of Alberta.

She first specialized in cross-cultural counselling. Through her work with immigrants and refugees she discovered her passion for working with trauma and took more specialized training such as EMDR and ART. Since 2020 she has been working with public service personnel such as EMS, Fire, police, and veterans supporting them process work-related trauma.

When working with adults and youth Mariel uses a client-centered approach combining different evidence-based practices to best match the needs of the person. She also uses humour as part of creating a safe space and releasing some of the tension clients often experience. She practices from a caring, empathetic, non-judgmental perspective and sees her role as a facilitator of the healing process, with the client being the protagonist of their own healing.

She also has a passion for working with children under 5 years old. When working with young children she works collaboratively with their caregivers from an attachment-based approach, combining sessions where they all participate in the activities and sessions with the caregivers alone where she supports them with parenting strategies and ways to support the child at home.

 

Demographics: Adults, Adolescents, Children, Groups, Public safety personnel, Veterans and Canadian Armed Forces, Immigrants, Refugees, Second-Generation Canadians, LGBTQ2IA+

Modalities: Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Humanistic, Attachment, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Emotion Focus Therapy (EFT), Theraplay

Experience/Specialties: Trauma/PTSD, childhood trauma, relationship issues, parenting, cultural diversity, adjusting to changes, family and intimate partner violence, sexual violence

Languages: English, Spanish

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Kimberly Doerr, M.C.

Registered Psychologist

Kimberly Doerr is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists and has worked in the mental health field for the past four years. Prior to beginning her work at Wayfound she worked at a local organization providing psychological support in schools, out in the community and in the downtown office which has allowed her to work with a broad demographic of clients with various presenting mental health challenges. Kimberly likes working with adolescents and adults in individual and group settings. She enjoys treating anxiety and depression and is passionate about working with clients who have experienced traumatic events. Kimberly prioritizes establishing rapport with her clients to create a strong foundation that fosters emotional safety and contributes to effective therapy.

Demographics:
Adults, Groups, Adolescents

Modalities / Treatment Methods

Psychodynamic, Attachment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused Therapy

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Samantha Greenwood M.C (she/her)

Registered Psychologist

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Sam is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists, holds active membership with the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta (PAA), and has over ten years of counselling experience in both Canada and Australia. Specifically, Sam specializes in anxiety, perfectionism, relationship difficulty, and trauma (including PTSD, CPTSD, and areas related to interpersonal violence). Overall, Sam takes a holistic, client-centered approach to counselling, while also utilizing a directive approach where therapeutically necessary.

In addition to her work in private practice, she is a published researcher and presenter on the topic of work-life balance. She is also currently in the process of writing a book on human connection.

Demographic:
Adults, Adolescents, Public Safety Personnel, Veterans and Canadian Armed Forces, RCMP, LGBTQIA2S+

Modalities / Treatment Methods:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Attachment, Mindfulness, Existential Psychotherapy, Prolonged Exposure (PE) Therapy

Candace Hamilton

Registered Psychologist

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Candace is a Registered Psychologist, and she specializes in working with clients whose lives trauma has impacted. She has over eight years of experience in mental health, where she has worked with clients from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Candace’s practice is grounded in the Bio-psychosocial model of care and the Adaptive Information Processing Theory.

Candace believes that emotional safety is a vital component of the therapeutic relationship. Therefore, she aims to create a safe space where clients are supported to reclaim their voice, explore traumatic events, process adverse childhood experiences, overcome feelings of depression, powerlessness, and break the cycle of anxiety. 

Demographic:
Adults, Groups, Public Safety Personnel, Veterans and Canadian Armed Forces.

Modalities / Treatment Methods:
Psychodynamic, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and Recent-Traumatic Episode Protocol, Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Mindfulness, Emotionally-Focused Therapy 

Emma Peters

Registered Occupational Therapist

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Emma Peters is a Registered Occupational Therapist with the College of Alberta Occupational Therapists and a member of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists. Emma specializes working with uniformed-personnel and military members.

Utilizing a functional, strength-based, and person-centered approach, Emma supports clients in working towards daily wellbeing. She holds certificate in Prolonged Exposure therapy, is a Clinical Certified Trauma Professional, and has completed training in cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectal behavioral therapy, body-based, and activity-based interventions. Additionally, Emma has experience with home assessments and equipment provision. With a holistic approach, Emma takes into account the impact of each person’s cognitive, emotional, and physical functioning as it related to a person’s ability to participate in the valued areas of their life. Grounded in belief that engagement and connection is foundational to mental well-being, Emma prioritizes the therapeutic relationship with respect, openness, humour, and compassion to support clients in reaching their goals.

Nina Sangra

Registered Psychologist

Nina is a registered psychologist in Alberta who helps people heal and grow from trauma, burnout, compassion fatigue, PTSD, loss, and grief. She specializes in working with people who have experienced childhood, developmental, physical, and sexual trauma and may be reliving past wounds. She takes a collaborative and gentle approach and believes the heart of effective therapy is the therapeutic relationship. Nina aims to help clients reduce emotional and physical symptoms and move through the past safely so they can fully ground and live in the present. She takes an integrative therapy approach to address the head, heart, and body by using cognitive-behavioural therapy, narrative therapy, emotion-focused therapy, and somatic (e.g. body-focused) therapy.  

Demographic:
Adults, Groups, Public Safety Personnel, Veterans and Canadian Armed Forces 

Modalities / Treatment Methods:
Cognitive behavioural therapy, narrative therapy, emotion-focused therapy, somatic therapies