Meet our COUNSELLING ASSOCIATES
Paige Gryba, M.Ed. (Psy.), Registered Psychologist, #329 Saskatchewan College of Psychologists
Llana Phillips M.A.
Phyllis Hodges M.A., (Transpersonal Counselling Psychotherapy), M.Sc. (Nutrition)
Phyllis Hodges holds an M.A. in Transpersonal Counselling Psychotherapy from Naropa University and a M.Sc. (Nutrition) from the University of Alberta. She has specialized training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and other leading-edge techniques for dealing with trauma, as well as body-based therapies, such as Hakomi. Phyllis also specializes in working with couples. She has completed both levels of the Gottman Institute training in couples therapy and has recently taken training for treatment of sex therapy and sex addiction. Phyllis blends this training with both Eastern and Western philosophies and spirituality into her practice. Treatment may include innovative approaches such as mindfulness, Hakomi, art therapy, or solution-focused therapy, always according to unique client needs and goals. Her specialties include trauma of all kinds, life transitions, eating issues and disorders, anger, anxiety, depression, grieving, couples counselling, conflict resolution, and hoarding, as well as coping with pain management and chronic illness(cancer). Phyllis is registered with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
Lillian Nakrayko B.A., B.Ed., M.A. Counselling
Lillian Nakrayko received her Education degree in 1985 from the University of Saskatchewan and has enjoyed a long successful teaching and counselling career in Saskatoon. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Saskatchewan and a Master of Counselling Psychology from Athabasca University. She has recently retired from the education field and can now devote herself full time to offer sessions to adults, adolescents and children. Her areas of specialization include grief and loss, trauma, ADHD, anxiety, anger management, behaviour modification, depression, work stress and women’s issues. Lillian’s client-centred perspective is applied as she works within cognitive behavioural therapy, narrative, solution-focused, emotionally-focussed and play therapy orientations. She demonstrates her commitment to strengthen and contemporize practice by attending conferences, reading literature and studies that relate to professional interest, especially childhood trauma and women’s issues. Lillian is a member in good standing in the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
Louise Fraser M.A., M.S.W, Addictions Counsellor
Louise Fraser earned a Social Work Degree from the University of Regina, a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Saskatchewan and a Master’s Degree from the Maritime School of Social Work at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She is a fully qualified addictions counsellor. She has had extensive experience with child and family services and urban First Nation services and is certified by First Nations and Inuit Health Branch. She is a member of Aboriginal Advisory Committee for Saskatoon Libraries to encourage more Aboriginal people to access libraries services in Saskatoon. She obtained a certificate in the First Nations Language Instruction Program from the First Nations University of Canada, so she can pass on the Cree language to others to help preserve Indigenous languages. She is trained in Critical Incident Stress Management, suicide prevention, and in counselling survivors of Residential Schools.
Erin Stusick, M. Ed.,(Counselling Psychology) Registered Psychologist, #934
Erin Stusick has a Master’s of Education in Counselling Psychology, is a Registered Psychologist with the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists as well as the College of Alberta Psychologists, and is a member of the Canadian Psychology Association. Erin has counselling experience in a variety of settings such as elementary and high schools, post-secondary institutions, community agencies, and private practice. Erin provides individual counselling to children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of treatment issues including depression and anxiety, separation and divorce, grief and loss, self-esteem and identity, relationships and sexuality, as well as adjustment and transitional issues. Erin has a special interest in the treatment of various trauma-related issues and is trained and experienced in providing Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Additionally, Erin received specialized training through the Behaviour Therapy Training Institute in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Erin believes in a client centred approach where she integrates a range of interventions including cognitive and behavioural therapy, play therapy strategies, art therapy strategies, and mindfulness oriented approaches to tailor treatment specifically to each person’s individual needs.
Jan Shadick, MSc, MFT Registered Marriage & Family Therapist with Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor with American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Certified in Eye Movement Integration (EMI)
Jan Shadick has 24 years’ experience in providing family therapy to teens, couples, and individuals. She provides training and supervision to Family Therapists, Psychiatry Residents, and other students in the counselling professions. Her certification in Eye Movement Integration (EMI) assists clients to resolve trauma, phobias and mood disorders. (EMI is a specific technique that uses neurolinguistic processes to address the problem.) She supports clients to access their own ability to move toward change with a direct style that takes a no-nonsense approach while working from a strength-based perspective. Jan is compassionate, insightful, easy to connect with and is dedicated to helping clients achieve their goals. Jan’s areas of specialization include: relationship issues and communication; family concerns, including parent-teen relationships, parenting issues, blended family issues; trauma and PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder); Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); couples issues; separation and divorce; marriage preparation; grief and loss; depression and anxiety; self-confidence and self-esteem, life transitions; self-harm concerns; and Eye Movement Integration Therapy.
Denise Norris, B.A. BSW, MSW Candidate, Registered Social Worker (SK)
Denise has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from the University of Saskatchewan, a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Regina and will be finishing her Masters of Social Work from the University of Regina this spring. Denise comes to us with nine years experience as a Clinical Social Worker. She has spent the past 5 years as a Medical Social Worker with the Saskatoon Health Region, working with bereaved families and patients experiencing a serious illness. Denise has experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities that present challenging and dangerous behaviours as a Behaviour Consultant, and is now currently in a supervisory role for Behavioural Consultants. She has experience working in the Criminal Justice System with a variety of offenders during her time as a Clinical Social Worker at the Regional Psychiatric Centre and also worked with Young Offenders. Denise's focus during her Masters is on Family Therapy in particular separation, divorce, and blending families. Denise has received her Level 1 and Level 2 Gottman Couples Therapy Training, and also has received her Advanced Trauma Informed Expressive Arts Therapy Training. Denise has experience counselling people suffering from trauma, anxiety, sexual assault, addictions, depression, domestic violence, self-esteem, and family dynamics. She works with families, couples, and individuals children and adults. She is working under the supervision of Paige Gryba, M.Ed.(Psych.), Registered Psychologist #329 (SK).
Nayyar S. Javed is a M.A. Registered psychologist. She has studied at Colorado State University, U.S.A. and University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Nayyar has more than 35 years of experience in providing Psychotherapy at various settings.
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6.Cross-Cultural Adjustment Issues
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Dr Nutan Pandey, Reg. Doctoral Psychologist, Provisional, 802
2. Mindfulness-based Therapy
3. Interpersonal Therapy
4. Client-centred and Solution-oriented Therapy
Dr. Pandey is currently working under the supervision of Paige Gryba, M.Ed. (Psych.), Registered Psychologist #329 (SK). Dr. Pandey is accepting new clients and you can call the office at 306-934-5898 to book an appointment.
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