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Director, Registered Psychologist & Play Therapy Provider
Megan in a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists and a Play Therapy Provider. She believes in providing a safe environment for individuals to work through their emotions at a comfortable pace. Megan is able to provide this as she works from a person-centred approach, she strives to help and provide her clients with effective strategies to help maintain and attain a happy, meaningful life.
Megan has several areas of interest and experience, including grief and loss, trauma, play therapy, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. She has worked with a variety of age groups, including young children, teens, adults, and couples. Before Ridgeline Therapy, Megan worked in a private practice, clinical setting, schools and in a community-based center.
Megan uses many modalities to help clients. She integrates aspects of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).
Registered Psychologist & Registered Play Therapist
Tania is a Registered Psychologist, a Registered Play Therapist and the Co-founder of the Institute of Child Psychology.
She completed her undergraduate studies in South-Africa before engaging in a one year, full time internship in Chicago at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. During this internship year, she worked with oncology patients and their families. She focused primarily on supporting those who were in the Stem Cell Unit.
In 2012, she received her Masters of Counselling from City University of Seattle. During her Master's degree and in the years following, Tania and her husband lived with and cared for a sibling group of four. Tania’s clinical work has forever been changed by the four children- with the importance of relationship, consistency, and honouring resiliency being central to everything that she does.
Since completing her degree, Tania has worked in a private practice setting with a range of clients. She has a specialization in play therapy and parent coaching, but works with clients across the life-span. She works primarily from an attachment based perspective. This means that she works with clients to explore how early relationships impact how we come to understand our self, other people, and the world. Tania’s approach is depth focused, while maintaining a strong emphasis on healing strategies.
Tania presents workshops on children’s mental health both nationally and internationally, co-hosts “The Childpsych Podcast”, and works in a supervisory capacity with masters level students and provisional psychologists.
Registered Provisional Psychologist
Sarah is a Provisional Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists, recently received her Master of Counselling degree from City University of Seattle and hopes to soon become a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist. Sarah has always been fascinated by people and truly believes that each person already has everything they need to live the life they envision. As a therapist, she hopes to simply walk beside her clients with compassion and awe as they rediscover the answers within themselves. Sarah's goal is to help all clients trust their experiences and feel their emotions while improving their ability to be in safe, affirming relationships with themselves and others.
From an attachment-based perspective, Sarah uses trauma-informed, evidence-based practices including but not limited to Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Mindfulness Interventions. Sarah’s areas of interest included working with young children, adults, and couples on relationship/marital issues, anxiety, grief, and woman’s issues while also working with family conflict, peer relationships, mood issues, stress, emotional regulation and coping skills.
Prior to Ridgeline, Sarah has experience working with children/adolescents, couples and adults in private practice, community mental health crisis supports, as well as in schools providing mental health programming for all ages. In her free time, Sarah especially enjoys spending time with her friends and family, her partner, and their dog. She also loves food, music, hiking, and snowboarding.
Sarah looks forward to having the privilege of hearing her client’s life stories, empathize with their experience, and hopefully make them laugh along the way.
Mental Health Therapist
Kelsey is completing her final stages of her Master’s of Counselling Degree through City University of Seattle and plans to register with the College of Alberta Psychologists later this year.
Kelsey strives to create a safe, trusting, inclusive and fun environment for her clients through a person-centered approach. She believes that individuals possess a great deal of resiliency and hopes to support her clients through exploring their challenges and building on the unique strengths and resources they already have. Working through difficult emotions and experiences can be a scary feet to do on one’s own. Kelsey hopes to be a trusting and helpful voice to walk along this journey with you, provide new perspectives and skills, and together work towards growth and a fulfilling life for each client. Everyone moves at their own pace and Kelsey is ready to meet you where you are at.
Kelsey has experience working with adolescents and adults who have endured trauma and incorporates a trauma-informed approach, allowing her to compassionately acknowledge how our past experiences often influence our thoughts, actions and relationships. In addition to trauma work, Kelsey has worked with family violence and in school-based settings. Kelsey is also interested in working with adolescents and adults with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship concerns and life transitions. Kelsey utilizes various therapeutic modalities, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
Kelsey is excited to meet clients from all walks of life and feels honoured to have the privilege of being a part of your story.