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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 and clinical 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. 

Lana Gall

Registered Psychologist (Provisional) (SK)

Master of Educational Psychology

Lana has recently completed her Master in Educational Psychology through the University of Regina, and is working under as a registered provisional psychologist under the supervision of Christy Hunt, R. Psych. 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 and Psychological Assessments.  

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Reid Coleman

​Registered Provisional Psychologist (AB), Certified Mental Coach

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

Reid has completed a B.Sc. (Honours Degree), Sport and Exercise Psychology and a M.Sc. in Psychology with a major in Sport. In addition to his degrees, he has specialized training in mental skills coaching and post graduate courses in counselling psychology. Reid’s interest in the area of Sport Psychology was developed through his own experience as an athlete where he had the opportunity to play a number of sports at an elite level, including USport.  He is passionate about helping athletes develop new techniques and strategies that help them reach their full potential while managing the pressures of competing at an elite level.

 

Reid recognizes the importance of assessment and positive mental health outside of the world of sports. As a Registered Provisional Psychologist in Alberta, his main areas of focus are Assessment/Educational Psychology and Counselling Psychology. His main approach is cognitive behavioural therapy. He enjoys supporting clients in identifying the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. Reid understands that by supporting clients in recognizing unhealthy thought patterns and behaviours, they can begin to make changes to assist them improve their mental well-being.

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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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Candace Stryker

Master of Education in Counselling Psychology

Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC)

Receiving her CCC designation in 2018, Candace found counselling later in life after having first followed her passion for the external environment. Candace predominately integrates mindfulness practices, inner child work, Internal Family Systems Therapy, and believes that relational wounds need to be healed in relationship with a safe other to undo one’s sense of aloneness in pain. Candace’s areas of clinical practice include attachment wounds, trauma, addiction, grief, depression, anxiety, stress management, and relationship issues

 

Candace has worked in palliative care and moved into the addictions field in 2020. She is currently pursuing her certification in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP). She feels grateful and incredibly inspired to live her best life through observing the strength, courage, and resiliency she sees in all those she supports

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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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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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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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.

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Patty Warren

B.BA

Speech Language Pathology Assistant

With 14 years of experience working with children on the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and neurodivergent kids, Patty has developed a deep understanding of their unique needs and the strategies that best support their development. My journey as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) began 4 years ago, where I played a pivotal role in facilitating communication and language development in children. This experience has
provided me with invaluable insights into the importance of early intervention and individualized support in fostering children's linguistic abilities.
My experience working with ASD and neurodivergent kids, combined with my analytical background and fluency in two languages (English and Spanish), has equipped me with a unique set of skills that I now apply in fostering an enriching learning environment for students. Through my role, I've had the privilege of witnessing the transformative power of education firsthand. One of the most rewarding aspects of my career shift has been the opportunity to work closely with children, guiding them, and witnessing their growth. I find immense fulfillment in helping students develop and improve their language skills and empowering them with the tools they need to succeed.

Supervised Students

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Miranda Piecharka

B.MT, Accredited Music Therapist, Dip. Applied Psychology & Counselling

Master of Counselling (Student) - April - September 2024

Miranda began her career as an accredited music therapist (MTA) after completing her Bachelor of Music Therapy at Acadia University. During this time, she also completed a Diploma of Applied Psychology and Counselling. She has gained experience working with children and teens with and without developmental disabilities, as well as parents and adults dealing with life stressors. In addition to the training provided in her Master of Counselling program, she has studied sound therapy and somatic healing techniques to highlight the mind and body connection. Miranda will be integrating these techniques with talk therapy and music therapy to meet the client wherever they are in their therapy journey to promote growth and meaningful change.

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Miranda Piecharka

B.MT, Accredited Music Therapist, Dip. Applied Psychology & Counselling

Master of Counselling (Student) - April - September 2024

Miranda began her career as an accredited music therapist (MTA) after completing her Bachelor of Music Therapy at Acadia University. During this time, she also completed a Diploma of Applied Psychology and Counselling. She has gained experience working with children and teens with and without developmental disabilities, as well as parents and adults dealing with life stressors. In addition to the training provided in her Master of Counselling program, she has studied sound therapy and somatic healing techniques to highlight the mind and body connection. Miranda will be integrating these techniques with talk therapy and music therapy to meet the client wherever they are in their therapy journey to promote growth and meaningful change.

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Falon Willis

Master of Counselling (Student), BA

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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Glenys Reeves - Gibbs

Master of Science, Marriage & Family Therapy (Student), MA, BSC, 

Family Systems Therapy Services

Glenys’ career is varied and includes family work as a mediator. Over her 15 years mediating she worked with parents to develop effective co-parenting plans. As well she mediated family living contracts between parents and adolescents to assist with family reunification. Glenys was the initial facilitator in Lloydminster for “Parenting After Separation” an Alberta Government program for parents experiencing separation and divorce.


Glenys is a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation. During this time, she trained and practiced as a certified divorce coach. She co-authored “Taking the High Road to Separation and Divorce” which made the Amazon top pick list after its release. Her focus in the book is effective communications between separating and divorcing couples. Continuous learning is a passion of Glenys’. This in addition to her love of family work had her return to school to complete post-graduate training in couple and family systems therapy. Using a variety of therapeutic strategies and techniques including Sand Tray and Play Therapy Glenys will assist couples and families explore relational dynamics from a systems perspective. Her work ranges from assisting with relationship enhancement to intervening with high conflict couples and families.

Client Support Services

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Jessica Kaastrup

B.Ed, Registered Teacher (AB/SK)

Learning Coach, Client Support Services

Jessica is an elementary teacher working with us as a learning coach. She has 6 years classroom experience, with the majority of her teaching career spent in Grade 1. Her passion in the classroom was teaching literacy and enriching the education of students with varied needs and learning styles. She believes in incorporating as many learning styles as possible when working on a goal or subject area with her clients. With the fortunate opportunity to work individually or in a small group setting, she strives to develop a relationship with her clients so they feel welcome and comfortable to challenge themselves in their academic journey.

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Ashley Schlosser

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Companion Care Nurse

Ashley has been a nurse in Lloydminster for over 15 years!  The majority of her career has focused on supporting individuals battling with mental health and addiction issues, as well as work in both senior care facilities and with younger children in education settings. Recently she has observed a growing need in our community for mental health and companion care among our seniors.  Ashley understands the challenges families face in caring for their aging loved ones while juggling a busy lifestyle.  Everyone deserves to feel independent and values, regardless of age.  This is the reason that Nurse Ashley is here to lighten your load and ensure your elderly family members receive the exceptional care they deserve.  Ashley believes that together we can build senior wellness in our community

Business Support Services

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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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