Elizabeth Smith, BA, BSW, RSW
Elizabeth is a Registered Social Worker with the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers. Elizabeth has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from The University of Saskatchewan and a Bachelor of Social Work from The University of Regina.
Elizabeth has been counselling individuals, couples, and families since 2006. She is trained in mental health, clinical counselling, marital therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, trauma therapy, and collaborative problem solving. Elizabeth has experience working with people of all ages, cultural, and religious backgrounds.
Elizabeth is a dynamic counsellor who assesses the needs of her clients and works collaboratively with them to develop strategies to target their identified areas for change. Elizabeth’s clients appreciate her warm presence, sense of humour, compassion, thorough knowledge, laid back yet direct approach, professionalism, and commitment to her client’s well-being.
Elizabeth is highly trained in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and works from a strengths based and solution focussed approach. Elizabeth believes in treating people holistically, paying close attention to mental, physical, emotional, social, and spiritual health and well-being. Elizabeth provides counselling for those dealing with:
- Depression and Mood problems
- Anxiety Disorders including Generalized Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Phobias
- Panic Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder
- Personality Disorders
- Grief and Loss
- Trauma including Acute Stress Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Relationship Breakup and Divorce Recovery
- Affair Recovery (Individuals and Couples)
- Emotional Regulation including Anger Management
- Personal or Work Stress Management
- Chronic Pain and Illness
- Parental Coaching
- Parent/Teen Conflict
- Abuse Recovery including Physical, Sexual, Emotional, Financial
- Communication Skill Development
- Conflict Management and Resolution
- Assertiveness Training
- Self Esteem
- Women’s Issues
- Relationship Conflict and Skill Building
Elizabeth looks forward to meeting you to discuss your needs and assist you in achieving the positive change you desire.
Sherry Tucker, BA, BSW, RSW
(Also practices in Prince Albert)
Sherry Tucker is a registered Social Worker with the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers (SASW). Sherry has completed a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Regina and also a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Saskatchewan. Sherry is currently working towards her Master’s degree in Social Work through the University of Regina and will graduate in the fall of 2016.
Sherry has training in Clinical Counselling, Marital Therapy, Family Systems Theory, Intensive Applied Behavioural Analysis (IABA), Restorative Justice, Threat Assessment Training, Trauma Systems Training, Attachment Training and Collaborative Problem Solving. In addition, Sherry has completed extensive research on neurodevelopment, trauma and attachment. Sherry utilizes her experience, knowledge and training to work with children, teenagers, families, individuals and couples.
Sherry utilizes her knowledge of neurodevelopment and training in attachment theory to assist parents/caregivers and children to develop closer bonds and address children’s behavioural concerns. Sherry provides assessments of children and families and develops an integrative strategy to assist the family. Through Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Play Therapy, Art Therapy, skills training and somatosensory activities, Sherry works alongside children andfamilies to help them address their concerns.
The transition to adulthood is a difficult one for most children. Teenagers today experience more pressure than ever before. Balancing school, family and work obligations can be difficult even for adults. The added strain of traversing the road to independence can at times seem like too much for some adolescents. Sherry builds a foundation of trust with teenagers which allows them to express themselves through art therapy, talk therapy and family therapy. With the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Art Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Attachment Therapy.
Sherry helps individuals navigate life’s obstacles and address their concerns in a non-judgemental and direct way. Sherry utilizes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-focused Therapy, Attachment Therapy and Art Therapy to assist individuals in dealing with a variety of difficulties. Sherry has helped individuals who have been diagnosed with or experienced:
Sherry has worked extensively with children, teenagers and individuals who have been diagnosed with or experienced:
- Oppositional Defiance Disorder
- Conduct Disorder
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Grief and Loss
- Sexual Abuse
- Physical Abuse
- Emotional Abuse
- Low Self Esteem
- Attachment Disruptions
- Reactive Attachment Disorder
- Parental Alienation
- Anger Management
- Parent Teen conflict
- Communication issues
- Oppositional Defiance disorder
- Developmental disabilities
- Cognitive disabilities
- Family of origin concerns
Sherry is a wife and mother who has years of experience in the counselling and human service field. Sherry is kind, caring and easy going and can meet with individuals, couples or families living in the Saskatoon area and assist them in discovering how to live their best life.
Connie Lupichuk, MSW, RSW, CLC
Connie Lupichuk has over 35 years of experience working in leadership social work positions. Since 2008, Connie has worked as a counsellor, life coach, workshop facilitator, mediator and parenting/custody assessor and most recently became a Certified Leader for the Family Bridges program Western Canada. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree of Social Work, with specialized training in interest based mediation, critical stress management as well as various other therapeutic modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy. Connie holds certification to provide life coaching, facilitate True Colors workshops, and prepare Parenting Capacity Assessments and Adoption Home Studies (private & international). Connie provides a variety of services for Homewood Health including: mediation services, critical stress management, workplace interventions, health promotions and wellness workshops etc.
After decades of experience delivering human services, Connie now focuses the majority of her time completing assessments and professional services for individual families, lawyers and the government of Saskatchewan. She has been recognized by the Saskatoon family court as an expert authority on child development and parenting capacity. Connie thrives on new challenges and is embarking in a new relationship with Family Bridges, where she facilitates a program designed to help families heal after parental estrangement.
Connie’s Assessment & Consulting Services Include:
- Family Bridges Consultation and Facilitation
- Assessment Services (Parenting Capacity, Family Assessment, Custody & Access, Adoption, Children’s Voices)
- Life Coaching (Personal, Executive)
- Supervision (Clinical Staff)
- Workshops (Team, Professional, Business)
- Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
- Adjudicator Provincial Foster Home Appeals
- Mediation and Facilitation Services
- Human Resources Consulting and Support Services
Connie is a visionary known for her innovative processes, professionalism and integrity. Contact Aspire Too today for more information or to request a quote for services by calling (306)382-2391 or (306)281-7756.
Swift Current Counsellor
Kelly Gerhardt RPC, B.Ed. M.Ed
Kelly Gerhardt joins Aspire Too, working out of the Swift Current office. Kelly has over 10 years of experience working with children and their families who are experiencing challenges. She is known for her candidness, and for getting to the root of a problem or challenge to help create positive, lasting change through active goal setting. Kelly has a degree in Education, a Post-degree Certificate in Special Education and Educational Psychology and a Masters Degree in Special Education and Educational Psychology. She is also trained in the Family Bridges program and is experienced working with different types of unique family structures.
Kelly discovered her interest, ability and passion for counselling and mental health early in her teaching career, working with children and families with a variety of needs. Since then, she has gone to work with children, teens and families in private counselling, foster care, hospitals and several public school divisions. She has developed a methodology for transition planning and goal setting for those who want to make positive changes in their lives.
Kelly’s combination of experience in reactionary treatment, problem-solving, intervention plans as well as preventative work has helped her to think critically and holistically about the challenges that people face in their lives. Kelly coaches her clients in a trusting environment to work through life’s obstacles while sustaining a healthy lifestyle that creates lasting change.
Kelly provides counselling for those dealing with:
• Parental Cconcerns
• Parent/Cchild Cconflict
• Anxiety Challenges
• Trauma and Rrelated Ddisorders
• Depression and Mood Disorders
• Behaviour Disorders
• Goal setting and Achievement
• Life Ccoaching
• Stress Management
• Conflict, Mediation and Sskill building
• Self esteem building
• Self awareness/Self-exploration
• Anger Management
• Communication Skills
• Divorce Recovery for Children
• Couples Counselling
• Marriage Preparation
• Grief and Loss
When Kelly is not working with her clients, helping them create positive, lasting changes, you will find her spending time traveling, outside or with her two labs.
Leanne Leedahl, BSW, RSW, CLC
Leanne is a Registered Social Worker who has worked with individuals, families and professional groups since 1998. Leanne has worked in both frontline and management positions throughout her career and is currently working with children and their families in a school-based setting. She has a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Regina and has received certification in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and is a Certified Life Coach. Leanne is experienced in supporting clients with a variety of mental health concerns and emotional challenges.
Leanne has a deep passion and commitment for helping others. She is trained in Conflict Resolution, Crucial Conversations, leadership, Violence Risk Assessment, and Safe Talk. Her knowledge of family systems theory and societal issues impacting individuals and families has led her to develop highly effective skills and tools to assist clients in reaching successful outcomes. Leanne believes every client’s situation is unique and therefore tailors her therapeutic approach to meet their individual needs.
Leanne combines a number of therapeutic approaches including CBT, conflict resolution, family systems theory and solution focused problem solving to develop a style that has been effective in assisting individuals and families address areas of concern. Leanne provides clinical services in a number of areas including:
Anxiety and depression
Emotional regulation, including anger management
Relationship and couples counselling
Workplace stress and conflict
Leanne’s mission is to help people navigate their complex worlds in order to live a happier and healthier life. She believes in a holistic approach focusing on client strengths. With her compassionate and caring nature, as well as thorough knowledge, senses of humor, passion and dedication to clients well-being, Leanne provides a non-judgmental, accepting and safe environment in which she helps to empower clients to realize their greatest potential.