Red Deer Health Team​

Nadia Pirbhai, B.Sc., M.C., R.Psych. (AB)

Manager & Operator Red Deer Clinic/Registered Psychologist

Nadia Pirbhai is a registered psychologist and the manager/operator of the Red Deer Wayfound clinic. Working extensively with adults in individual, couple, and group settings, Nadia is passionate about helping her clients live more purposeful and rewarding lives. She enjoys using mindfulness and psychodynamic talk therapy to help determine root cause of problematic behaviour, subsequently helping clients manage and resolve their roadblocks while simultaneously recognizing their strengths and potential.  

Demographics:
Adult, Adolescents, Couples, Groups, Public Safety Personnel, Veterans and Canadian Armed Forces, RCMP, LGBTQ+, Indigenous and Métis

Modalities / Treatment Methods:
Psychodynamic, Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Separation & Divorce Mediation, Forensic Assessments, Sex Therapy

Sharon Slate, R. Psych.

Registered Psychologist

Sharon Slate is a registered psychologist whose 15 years of experience have developed her passion for helping clients navigate through their challenges and discover their strengths. Approaching her practice from a strength-based, interactive and client-centered perspective, Sharon has experience working with individuals, couples, and groups and is able to connect with her clients, forming an alliance to help them find relief from their current struggles.

Demographics:
Adult, Couples, Public Safety Personnel, Veterans and Canadian Armed Forces, RCMP, LGBTQ+

Modalities / Treatment Methods:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Somatic Exposure, Body Oriented Psychotherapy 

Brittany Davies, B.A., M.Ed., R.Psych. (AB)

Registered Psychologist

Brittany is a registered provisional psychologist in Central Alberta who has experience working with individuals, couples, and teens experiencing a diverse range of challenges such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and work-related stress. Brittany’s practice involves a strength-based client-centered approach, helping her clients to better understand their thoughts and emotions and empowering them to make long-lasting and meaningful change.

Demographics:
Adult, Adolescents (14+), Groups, Public Safety Personnel, Veterans and Canadian Armed Forces, RCMP, LGBTQ+, Body Positive/Healthy at Every Size

Modalities / Treatment Methods:
Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Kathy Stolson, B.Sc., M.A.

Registered Psychologist (AB)

Kathy is a registered psychologist and has worked with a diverse clientele over her career. Common themes she has noticed throughout the different settings is that asking for help can be difficult and takes a tremendous amount of courage. Also, almost everyone can benefit from the opportunity to share and explore in a non judgemental, comfortable setting. This experience can lead to an opportunity to learn new ls, build on existing skills and/or gain a new perspective.

All of which can be helpful in reducing symptoms or discomfort and increase the quality of life.A substantial amount of her career has been spent working in the public service, most recently with Correctional Services of Canada. This has allowed her to develop a broad understanding of the unique experiences and challenges first responders and public service personnel face.  In addition to helping those who are recovering from traumatic events and related issues such mood regulation and addiction, she is also passionate about working through grief and loss related issues.Kathy is also excited to announce Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Sessions will be offered Summer 2020 in the Central Alberta region.  She has an extensive background with horses and holds an Associates Degree in Equine Science. Kathy is very fortunate to experience the healing power of horses everyday and looks forward to sharing that with others.

Juli Sinclair, M.A., B.Sc.,

Registered Provisional Psychologist

Juli is a Registered Provisional Psychologist. She has previously worked in post-secondary and school environments. Juli enjoys working with older children, teens, and adults who may experience challenges such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma, and life stress. She is passionate about helping others overcome the obstacles that may interfere with them living an authentic and balanced life.  Juli’s counselling philosophy is both strength-based and client-centred. This means she utilizes client strengths and collaboration to develop treatment plans that will facilitate meaningful change. Juli draws on different therapeutic approaches to help clients understand their thoughts and emotions and discover their own strengths and abilities. Juli aims to create a safe space for her clients where they can feel empowered, supported, and understood. 

Demographics:
Adults, Adolescents, Older Children, LGBTQ+

Modalities / Treatment Methods:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Trauma-informed

Jessica McDonald, B.A. Psych., M.C.

Registered Psychologist

Jessica is a Registered Psychologist and has a diversified background working with various mental health concerns and struggles. She provides services to preschoolers, children, adolescents, adults and couples.  Jessica works with clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, work stress, trauma or marital issues using a client-centered approach. She also specializes in learning/school assessments, gifted testing, ADHD assessments and Social/Emotional testing. Her approach with clients, is to provide them with skills to better manage their emotions, help them manage their day-to-day stresses and improve their overall coping strategies. Her ultimate goal, is for her clients to feel they are heard, seen and understood. 

Demographics:
Adult, Adolescents, Children & preschoolers, Couples

Modalities / Treatment Methods:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Gottman Couples Counselling