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Team Members


Alana Pinkoski-Benoit

Registered Psychologist

Master of Counselling

Alana recently completed the Master of Counselling program through the University of Lethbridge. She is passionate about psychology and providing services to rural Albertan children, youth, and adults. By recognizing that each individual’s story is unique, Alana takes a collaborative approach working alongside clients through their experiences with life’s ups and downs. To learn more about her background and approach, you can review Alana’s E-Portfolio by clicking here.

Alana's hours are Monday to Friday 9 am - 5 pm 


Alana is currently not accepting new clients.

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Crystal Heck 

Registered Speech Language Pathologist

Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology


Registered with the Alberta College of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists as well as Speech and Audiology Canada, and Saskatchewan Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists, Crystal has over 10 years of experience in the field of speech language pathology. She offers both in person and virtual platforms for treatment, assessment and consultation. Crystal has experience with articulation/phonological disorders and oro-myofunctional therapy, early childhood language development, fluency/stuttering, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Autism, and Language and Literacy.

Crystal's hours are 4:30 pm - 7 pm Monday and 10 am - 5 pm Friday 


Jenna Curry-Lapointe

Practicum Student

Master's of Counselling Program, Yorkville University

Jenna completed her Bachelor of Arts majoring in psychology in December of 2019 and is currently in the process of finishing her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. She will be practicing under Christy's supervision while completing her practicum. Jenna has been working as a clinician since November 2019 starting at an inpatient treatment centre, and moved to outpatient addictions work in February of 2021. Since that time, Jenna has worked with adults and youth struggling with mental health and addiction concerns and is currently working as a school counsellor while finishing her Masters.

Jenna enjoys working with adults and youth struggling with a variety of concerns including substance abuse, process addictions, anxiety and depression, emotional regulation difficulties, trauma and behavioural issues. Jenna uses an eclectic approach specific to her clients needs and believes in using a person centred style to therapy to ensure that her clients feel validated and empowered while working with her.


Kennedy Manning

Registered Speech Language Pathologist

Masters of Science in Communication Disorders: Speech Language Pathology

MSc., R. SLP

Kennedy is a registered member of the Alberta College of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (ACSLPA). She obtained her Master’s of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Minot State University.

Kennedy’s therapeutic approach includes establishing rapport and creating meaningful relationships with clients and their families. She strives to empower caregivers through education and training to ensure client success beyond therapy. She enjoys providing services to individuals of all ages; however, most of her experience has involved the paediatric population. Kennedy is passionate about early childhood language development, and has a special interest in supporting individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She strongly believes in using a neurodiversity-affirming approach that focuses on individual strengths and strategies to support self-advocacy.


Kerry Zachar

Registered Pediatric Physiotherapist

B.Sc. PT

Kerry is a Physiotherapist who has worked with children aged 0-18 since 2007.  She is registered in Alberta and is working on becoming registered in Saskatchewan.  Kerry has worked as a consultant as well as a direct therapist in her career, and has started to do virtual treatment sessions during the pandemic.  PT sessions can be offered in all three ways depending on family needs.  Kerry has worked with kiddos with a variety of diagnoses including genetic conditions, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Coordination Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Stroke, Torticollis and Plagiocephaly. 

Creating a trusting relationship is a foundational part of Kerry's practice and she looks forward to meeting more families.  

Kerry's hours are Wednesday evenings from 5:30-7:30 pm and Saturday from 10 am-4 pm. 


Kristen Traverse

NeuroMovement® Practitioner

RN, BScN, CRE, Anat Baniel Method®

Kristen Traverse is a Registered Nurse, an Anat Baniel Method ®NeuroMovement® practitioner, and a health and wellness educator and coordinator. Her passion is to help people experience true holistic health and well-being. 

She has a background in all types of acute and rural nursing and wellness coordination. She has spent many of her years in hemodialysis, neurology, disease prevention and education and chronic disease management. 

She is a Certified Respiratory Educator and has various certificates in mental health, cardiovascular care and mindfulness and meditation. 

With her unique set of skills, experience and education, she loves to assist and educate people to understand their strengths and use neuromovement as well as wellness tools and resources to live a life that is limitless and meaningful to them. For more information about Kristen and Neuromovement, click here

Kristen's hours are 9 am - 5 pm Monday to Friday

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Lauryn Vander Molen

PhD Candidate in Clinical Psychology

BA (Honours)

Lauryn Vander Molen completed her Bachelor of Arts degree (Honours) in Psychology, with a minor in Sociology at the University of British Columbia in 2016. She is currently in her seventh year in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Lauryn provides evidence-based psychological assessment and intervention services to children, adolescents, young adults, and families under the supervision of a registered psychologist.

Lauryn has received training in a variety of outpatient public and private settings across the East Coast. In August 2022, she completed her pre-doctoral internship in the child and family stream at the Centre for Psychological Services and Research and the Child, Adolescent, and Family Centre of Ottawa, in Ottawa, Ontario. The pre-doctoral internship is the last stage of clinical training to obtain a PhD in Clinical Psychology. She is currently finishing her dissertation and will be awarded her doctoral degree and be eligible for registration with the College of Alberta Psychologists upon its completion.

Lauryn’s areas of practice include neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., ASD, ADHD), mood and anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma and adjustment, emotion regulation difficulties, behavioural challenges, gender and sexuality, and parenting. Her approach to therapy is integrative, drawing from cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, self-compassion, and attachment theory. She is passionate about advocacy and equity in her practice and has a strong focus on risk reduction and enhancing individual client strengths, while working closely with caregivers and other supports.

Lauryn offers virtual and in-person services. Her hours are Monday to Thursday 9am - 5pm.


Reid Coleman

Mental Performance Coach ​

B.Sc. (Honours), Psychology Sport and Exercise, Certified Mental Coach, Mental Game Coach Professional, M.Sc., Psychology, Sport

Throughout his life Reid has had the opportunity to play a number of sports at provincial, national, international, and USport levels. These experiences assisted him to recognize the importance of developing the right mindset to compete and also that the development of mental skills are equally as important as developing physical skills when it comes to competing at an elite level. This was the catalyst for Reid to begin studying in the area of Sport Psychology. He has completed an undergraduate degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology and a M.Sc. in Psychology with a major in Sport. Reid is passionate about helping athletes develop new skills that help them reach their full athletic potential and manage the pressures of competing at an elite level. During his time at university Reid had the opportunity to do research on the effect pre-game rituals have on self-efficacy as well as the factors that affect the development of resilience in elite, adolescent athletes – including research on the effects COVID-19 has had on athletes. In addition to pursuing his degrees Reid has completed various mental skills coaching programs. Currently he is pursuing a second Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology as he recognizes the importance of mental health outside of the world of sports. 

Reid’s mental skills coaching experience includes working with elite teams as well as individual athletes to assist them to develop the skills necessary to compete at a high level. Some of his clients have included those competing at provincial, USport, and NCAA levels. He believes that mental skills training needs to be holistic which means ensuring that both coaches and parents understand the importance of and how to assist in the development of mental skills for elite, youth athletes. Reid enjoys working with athletes from a variety of sports who are interested in improving their performance. 


Roxy Collinson

Client Support Worker and Office Manager

Diploma in Rehabilitation Services, Social Services Worker Diploma, Certified EAL Facilitator

Roxy will hold a few different titles, including client support worker and office manager for HPS. She has worked with children and youth for over 20 years in various roles. Roxy is a certified Equine Assisted Learning Facilitator and currently teaches life skills to children and youth (and sometimes even adults) all with the fun of using horses!

HPS Team: Team Members
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