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Psychological Services

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Christy Hunt

Registered Psychologist (AB/SK) - Master of Science in Psychology

Assessment and Counselling; Owner of IT&P

Christy is a registered psychologist in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Dually chartered in Assessment/Educational psychology & Clinical/Counselling psychology, Christy works from a client-centered, non-directive framework & sees her role as a facilitator for you on your journey of healing & growth. Christy has been in private practice since 2009 and has spent that time in a variety of activities including private counselling, school assessment, educational consultation, clinical consultation and supervision, and program development. Christy has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Born and raised in East Central Alberta, Christy is keenly aware of the difficulties accessing specialized services in rural Alberta, and seek to ease this disconnect for our clients.

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Elayne Harris-Lorenz

Registered Psychologist (AB) - Master of Science., Applied Psych, Post Grad Diploma Special Ed

Assessment and Counselling

Beginning her career as a Music and Special Education Teacher, Elayne recognized the importance of thorough Educational Assessment and planning to support students in school.  Transitioning her path, she completed further training and has worked as an Educational Psychologist for 20+ years.  Over this time, Elayne has further incorporated counselling psychology, supporting clients struggling with ADHD, ASD and mood disorders as well as working with those struggling with grief.  Elayne has also taken an active role in mentoring students and young career psychologists at IT& P.

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Alana Pinkoski-Benoit

Registered Psychologist (AB) - Master of Counselling 

Assessment and Counselling

Alana 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. 

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Kelsey Bouck

Registered Provisional Psychologist (AB) - Master of Counselling

Assessment and Counselling

Working as a teacher for 7 years, Kelsey developed a strong passion for working with youth with varying degrees of mental health concerns and diffiriculties functioning in the home and school environment. In addition to working with youth, Kelsey also works with adults and invites clients, regardless of their age, to share their story in space that allows them to feel seen, heard, supported, and validated.  Kelsey is practicing under supervision of Christy Hunt, and is completing her provisional registration hours through the College of Alberta Psychologists in both Counselling/Clinical Psychology and Educational/Assessment Psychology

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Reid Coleman

Mental Performance Coach ​

Master of Science, Psychology, Sport; B.Sc. (Honours), Psychology Sport and Exercise,

Certified Mental Coach, Psychometrist & Therapist

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. Reid recognizes the importance of assessment and mental health outside of the world of sports and has pursued further training in assessment and counselling psychology to allow him to expand his practice beyond sports psychology into counselling and assessment psychology

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Karin Tomiyama Winter

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology

Clinical Therapist, Registered Professional Counsellor - Candidate

Karin has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from The King’s University and a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. Her therapy style is collaborative and client-centered, and she is passionate about embracing each person with their unique strengths and challenges.

Therapy can benefit anyone, even if you are not facing a crisis. Whatever you bring into the therapy room – anxiety, excitement, sadness, shame, addiction, trauma, or happiness – Karin believes it is her job to create a safe space for you. She will walk alongside you as you share your story or work toward a goal, highlighting your unique strengths and resources. Karin works with qualified supervision from Christy Hunt and enjoys working with adults experiencing mood or anxiety concerns, processing past trauma, addictions and recovery, relationship concerns, and transitions.

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Lana Gall

Master of Educational Psychology

Psychometrist

Lana is currently completing her Masters in Educational Psychology through the University of Regina, and will be working under the supervision of Christy Hunt. She has her B.Ed and Special Education Certificate from the University of Saskatchewan and has been working as a Special Education teacher for 15 years.  Lana is passionate about supporting struggling learners and is specializing in Educational Psychological Assessments.  

Rehabilitation Services

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Kerry Zachar

B.Sc. PT

Registered Pediatric Physiotherapist

Kerry is a Physiotherapist who has worked with children aged 0 -18 since 2007.  She is registered in Alberta and 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.  

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Kristen Traverse

RN, BScN, CRE, Anat Baniel Method®

NeuroMovement® Practitioner

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. 

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Kennedy Manning

Master of Science in Communication Disorders: Speech Language Pathology

Registered Speech Language Pathologist (AB/SK)

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.

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Crystal Heck 

Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology, (C)

Registered Speech Language Pathologist (AB/SK)

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.
 

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Nancy Whelan

Master of Science in Communication Disorders: Speech Language Pathology

Registered Speech Language Pathologist (AB/SK)

Nancy is a registered speech language pathologistand has been working with children and their families for over 22 years. Nancy specializes in early language development strategies as well as preschool language and speech sound development therapy.  Nancy has a passion for working with new moms, and can help support babies having difficulty with their feeding journey. Nancy's goal as a therapist is to empower parents to support their child’s development in day to day activities and to help identify ways to work on goals utilizing the strengths of the child.

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Maddy Long

Master of Science in Communication Disorders: Speech Language Pathology

Registered Speech Pathologist (AB/SK)

Maddy is a registered member of the Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (ACSLPA) and has recieved Temporary (CPP) Registered designation with CSASK. She attained her Master of Science Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Minot State University. Maddy values the important role that caregivers play in their child’s growth, collaborate with parents to design therapy plans that include the families priorities, and to provide caregivers with education that will allow them to incorporate their child’s goals into their everyday life. Maddy has experience working with children mainly between the ages of 2 to 6, encorporating a play-based approach when possible, and uses the child’s strengths to help reach their goals.  Maddy’s passion is supporting children in early childhood language development and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), as well as supporting children with autism spectrum disorder and various syndromes.

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Joni Harbin

BSc. Occupational Therapy University of Alberta

Registered Occupational Therapist (AB)

Joni graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science, Occupational Therapy degree in 2002. She has 10+ years experience in pediatric occupational therapy. She took some time at home while her children were young and has recently returned to work as a provisional occupational therapist registered with the Alberta College of Occupational Therapists.  Joni started working in pediatrics while living in California. She received her certification in Sensory Integration and Praxis testing, University of Southern California in 2006. She continued her work as part of a multi-disciplinary team with Alberta Health Services providing occupational therapy for children in school, home and community settings. She has experience supporting children in the areas of sensory processing, executive functioning, coordination, motor development, and attention. She takes pride in building strong connections and choosing the best approach for growth and development using meaningful activities of play.

Supervised Students

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Jenna Stang

Practicum Student

Master 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. 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 centered style to therapy to ensure that her clients feel validated and empowered while working with her.

Client Support Services

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Falon Willis

BA (Psyc), Master of Counselling (Student)

Counselling & Client Support Services

Falon’s degree in Child Development and background in psychology have equipped her to support children & youth in dealing with a variety of mental health concerns, such as anxiety, stress, addictions & trauma.  Falon has an extensive background working with & supporting children, youth and families through individual sessions & group programs. She thoroughly enjoys working as a counselor as well as a mental health educator.   She is passionate about empowering youth to realize their potential to create meaningful change in their own lives and connections in their homes, schools and communities.

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Roxy Collinson

Dip. Rehab Services, Dip, Human Services

Client Support Worker & Equine Assisted Life Skills

Roxy works as a client support worker and runs Equine Life Skills programming. Roxy has completed diplomas in Rehabilitation Services and in Human Services. 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!

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Jill Wytrykusz

Dip. in Food Nutrition

Office Manager

Jill oversees administration for IT&P, including booking inquires, payroll, human resources and everything in between, Jill keeps the office running smoothly.  Jill has a Diploma in Food Nutrition from SIAST Polytech in Saskatoon. She loves planning and scheduling to ensure things run smoothly.  Jill is a mother of four, a wife, and brings experience from hospital, school board and school classroom responsibilities.  She is excited to help deliver a pleasant and organized experience for the clients of IT&P.

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Tylor Hunt

Bachelor of Science

Business Development Manager, Owner of IT& P

Tylor works as the Business Development Manager for Integrated Therapies & Performance. Tylor has been working alongside Christy supporting with contract establishment and proposal writing since the inception of Hunt Psychological Services. With the expansion of HPS to Integrated Therapies & Performance, Tylor has taken on a more active role as a key contact for contract development, finances and employee recruitment and retention.

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