Dedication. Expertise. Passion.
Clinical Lead/ Therapist
Kirsten Nelson, MSW, RSW
Kirsten Nelson holds a Masters in Social Work with a clinical focus and is a Registered Social Worker. She is currently working towards her designation of becoming a Registered Clinical Social Worker (RCSW).
Kirsten works from a client-centered approach and always approaches her work from a trauma-informed stance. She has training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectic Behavioural Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. She currently holds Levels 1 and 2 certificates in Gottman Therapy.
Her specialities focus on treating anxiety and depression, targeting issues specific to stress, grief and loss, chronic illness and pain, as well as overall mental health. Kirsten has experience working with clients across the life span.
When she is not performing her clinical practice, she enjoys being in nature and participating in physical activity. She is currently accepting all clients into her practice at this time.
Marie Sutherby is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists and holds a Master of Education in School and Applied Child Psychology from the University of Calgary.
Marie has been fortunate to work and train in public and rural schools and a not-for-profit agency providing assessment, consultation, and intervention services. Marie approaches her work utilizing a collaborative and strength-based perspective in order to help children, adolescents, and their families understand and overcome challenges.
Marie specializes in child and adolescent psychology and provides both intervention and formal and informal assessment to address a wide range of concerns such as, mood and regulation concerns (e.g., anxiety, depression, stress), social skills, self-esteem, trauma, and grief/loss. Marie also has specialized training in psychoeducational assessments which identify school-based concerns and provide individualized recommendations to optimize learning.
In addition, Marie provides support to parents/families who are struggling or concerned about their child’s behavioural, social, emotional, or academic wellbeing. Marie views parents as the experts on their children, and as such, works collaboratively with families to create strategies and supports to meet their unique needs.
On a personal note, Marie enjoys being with her family, spending time in nature, and baking.
Tanja Stipanovic is an experienced professional with 10 years of supervision and administrative experience with different organizations. Tanja holds a diploma in Addictions Counselling & Community Service Work from Reeves College with strong understanding of addictions and trauma- informed care.
Over the years Tanja has developed excellent interpersonal skills with high level of personal maturity and responsibility, along with active listening and problem-solving skills in high-pressure situations. Delivering outstanding customer service has always been and essential part of a day's work for Tanja.
Outside of the office setting, Tanja is a busy mother of three beautiful children who enjoys biking and vacationing with her family and friends.
Research Coordinator and Office Assistant Manager
Vincenzo Sabella holds a Masters with honours in Applied Clinical and Health Psychology and Bachelors Degree in Sciences and Psychological Techniques from the University of L'Aquila in Italy. He
spent two years of post-university studies in Rome at the Italian Institute of Scientific Sexology.
Vincenzo is currently working towards his objective of becoming a Certified Psychologist in Canada.
During the internships Vincenzo gained experience working with all age groups, such as children with alleged ADHD, elders and sexual minorities and in several settings.
Vincenzo has acquired experience researching on suicidal ideation and suicide in sexual minorities for his Master thesis. His favourite psychological area of work and research is emotions.
He has also reached a great level of communication and organizational skills during his volunteering and working experience.
Vincenzo is currently employed as the research coordinator and office assistant manager while he is completing his education and professional realization.
Outside of work Vincenzo enjoys a nice chess game, outdoor and fitness activities, a good book or a good movie.