Aspire Too Counselling and Professional Services, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW, CLC

Aspire Too Counselling and Professional Services View Specialties

  • Aspire Too - Registered Clinical Counsellors
  • #304 - 1114 22nd Street West , Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7M 0S5
  • Additional Locations:
      See additional office location: Prince Albert,
      496 Marquis Road
      Prince Albert,
      (306) 491-3424
      See additional office location: Melfort,
      202 Main Street
      Melfort,
      (306)341-2363
  • Phone: (306)281-7756
  • Send A Message.
  • Session Fees: Counselling fees - $119.05 per one hour session
  • www.aspiretoo.ca
  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Email, Phone, IM, Webcam


Saskatoon Counsellors
Leanne Leedahl, BSW, RSW, CLCLeanne 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:

Life coaching
Anxiety and depression
Suicide ideation
Interpersonal conflict
Stress management
Emotional regulation, including anger management
Selfesteem issues
Parentteen conflict
Addictions issues
Relationship and couples counselling
Divorce recovery
Workplace stress and conflict
Career counselling
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.


Giselle Plamondon, BSW, RSW, Clinical Counsellor/Registered Social Worker, Yoga Teacher
Gisele is a Registered Social Worker with the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers. She has a Social Work degree from the University of Regina. Gisele has experience counselling youth and adults in a clinical setting. She has worked with clients in relation to anxiety, depression, low self esteem, trauma, and daily life stress. Gisele recently completed Level 1 Gottman training and is excited to add couples counselling to her practice.


Gisele is passionate about empowering people to reconnect with themselves through acknowledging and reclaiming the power they have over their own lives. She believes that a healthy sense of self esteem is foundational for growth and encourages clients to explore the relationships that they have with themselves. Gisele takes a person-centred approach, seeking to understand each situation from the perspective of the client. Gisele is often described as warm, genuine, and down to earth.
Gisele works with clients in the areas of:
AnxietyDepressionSelf Esteem and Self ConfidenceLife stressAdjustment following life changesTraumaGrief and LossRelationship IssuesSelf Care and Personal GrowthDecision MakingCommunication Skill DevelopmentConflict ResolutionSocial and Life Skills
In addition to her clinical counselling practice, Gisele provides private or small group yoga classes, either in the comfort of your own home, or at the Aspire Too office.  Gisele has completed 100 hours of yoga teacher training and offers private and small group yoga classes upon request. She has a firm belief in the power of yoga to heal the body, mind, and spirit and seeks to help students use yoga as a tool for personal growth and healing. Each class is tailored to the needs of the student and is infused with music and a coordination of breath with movement.
Gisele has experience conducting workshops and is available to custom create and facilitate workshops and events on topics such as: body image, healthy relationships, self esteem building, and more.

When Gisele isn’t inspiring her clients to realize their true potential, you can find her reading books for personal and professional development, spending time with friends and family, or doing headstands at the yoga studio.

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 problemsAnxiety Disorders including Generalized Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, PhobiasPanic Disorder Bipolar DisorderPersonality DisordersGrief and LossTrauma including Acute Stress Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Relationship Breakup and Divorce RecoveryAffair Recovery (Individuals and Couples)Emotional Regulation including Anger ManagementPersonal or Work Stress ManagementChronic Pain and IllnessParental CoachingParent/Teen ConflictAbuse Recovery including Physical, Sexual, Emotional, FinancialCommunication Skill DevelopmentConflict Management and ResolutionAssertiveness TrainingSelf 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.                                                                         


Michael Kluba, BSW, RSW, Clinical Counsellor, Registered Social Worker
Michael is a Registered Social Worker with the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers. Michael has three years of post-secondary education in Psychology from the University of Saskatchewan, a Bachelors of Social Work Degree from the University of Regina, and is currently applying to a distance program with the University of Calgary, Master of Social Work Degree, Clinical Practice Specialization.

Michael has a diverse knowledge base, education, and experience in human services and health care. Michael has worked with individuals with severe physical impairments, and is conscious of the complex family dynamics that occur as a result of such impairments.  Michael has experience in Child Welfare, is aware of signs of abuse, has facilitated foster/adoptive parent training, and is educated in child development. Michael is highly knowledgeable and experienced in working with individuals with addictions, mental health, and traumatic experiences.  He has worked in the areas of addictions counselling and detox, Critical Care (Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit), Internal Medicine, Acute Care Pediatrics, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Vascular/Thoracic and General Surgical units, and has vast experience in working with patients and families in these areas with multiple intricate issues.  Michael also has experience working with violence, domestic abuse, and anger management. 

Michael works from a Systems and Brief Solution Focused approach.  He provides holistic care, paying detailed attention to the bio-psycho-social-spiritual components of clients.  He is educated and experienced in Crisis Intervention, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and follows aspects of a Narrative approach where the client is always the expert.  Michael has experience working with people of all ages, cultures, ethnicities, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

Michael focuses on the present, primary issue, and works with clients to establish step-by-step goals to create change and improvement of a client’s overall wellbeing.  Michael completes a psychosocial assessment with each client to get a full understanding and picture of a client’s physical and mental health, support network, financial supports and employment, housing, etc.  Michael is known for his humor, compassion and empathy, proactivity, calmness, honesty, and supportive nature with clients.

Michael is client-centered, strength-based and a generalist practitioner.  He provides counselling and case management to individuals and families living with issues in:


Addictions (Harm Reduction, and Family Systems approach)Mental Health (Anxiety, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, other mood disorders, and Self-Harm)Acute and Chronic Physical Health support (for individuals and families)Suicide Survivor Support to familiesLGBT related issues (including, “coming out,” acceptance, self-esteem, romantic relationships, and family dynamics)Self-AdvocacyCrisis and Conflict Management (for individuals and families)Death, Dying, and GriefTraumaEmotional Regulation, including Anger ManagementStressDecision MakingPsychoeducationConnect client and family members with healthcare professionals and needed information, help clients and families navigate the medical system, and link clients and families to other community resourcesHousing, finances, and employment
Michael has a flexible schedule, and is available during the day, some evenings and weekends.


Sherry Tucker, BA, BSW, RSWSherry 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.

Children

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.

Teenagers


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.


Individuals


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:
ADHD Oppositional Defiance Disorder Conduct Disorder Anxiety Depression Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Grief and Loss Sexual Abuse Physical Abuse Emotional Abuse Neglect Low Self Esteem Attachment Disruptions Reactive Attachment Disorder Autism Parental Alienation Divorce/Separation Anger Management Self-Harm Parent Teen conflict Communication issues Oppositional Defiance disorder Developmental disabilities Cognitive disabilities Self-Exploration/self-improvement 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.
Contact us

(306)382-2391

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 providing services high conflict divorce services and 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 and with New Ways for Families a program designed to help families of separation and divorce make good decisions for their children.
Connie’s Assessment & Consulting Services Include:
Family Bridges Consultation and Facilitation
New Ways for Families Consultation and Facilitation

Clinical Services
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 DebriefingAdjudicator Provincial Foster Home AppealsMediation and Facilitation ServicesHuman 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.



Prince Albert Counsellors

Kelly Gerhardt RPC, B.Ed. M.EdKelly Gerhardt joins Aspire Too, working out of the Prince Albert 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.



Giselle Plamondon, BSW, RSW, Clinical Counsellor/Registered Social Worker, Yoga Teacher
Gisele is a Registered Social Worker with the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers. She has a Social Work degree from the University of Regina. Gisele has experience counselling youth and adults in a clinical setting. She has worked with clients in relation to anxiety, depression, low self esteem, trauma, and daily life stress. Gisele recently completed Level 1 Gottman training and is excited to add couples counselling to her practice.


Gisele is passionate about empowering people to reconnect with themselves through acknowledging and reclaiming the power they have over their own lives. She believes that a healthy sense of self esteem is foundational for growth and encourages clients to explore the relationships that they have with themselves. Gisele takes a person-centred approach, seeking to understand each situation from the perspective of the client. Gisele is often described as warm, genuine, and down to earth.
Gisele works with clients in the areas of:
AnxietyDepressionSelf Esteem and Self ConfidenceLife stressAdjustment following life changesTraumaGrief and LossRelationship IssuesSelf Care and Personal GrowthDecision MakingCommunication Skill DevelopmentConflict ResolutionSocial and Life Skills
In addition to her clinical counselling practice, Gisele provides private or small group yoga classes, either in the comfort of your own home, or at the Aspire Too office.  Gisele has completed 100 hours of yoga teacher training and offers private and small group yoga classes upon request. She has a firm belief in the power of yoga to heal the body, mind, and spirit and seeks to help students use yoga as a tool for personal growth and healing. Each class is tailored to the needs of the student and is infused with music and a coordination of breath with movement.
Gisele has experience conducting workshops and is available to custom create and facilitate workshops and events on topics such as: body image, healthy relationships, self esteem building, and more.

When Gisele isn’t inspiring her clients to realize their true potential, you can find her reading books for personal and professional development, spending time with friends and family, or doing headstands at the yoga studio.


Sherry Tucker, BA, BSW, RSWSherry 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.

Children

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.

Teenagers


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.


Individuals


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:
ADHD Oppositional Defiance Disorder Conduct Disorder Anxiety Depression Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Grief and Loss Sexual Abuse Physical Abuse Emotional Abuse Neglect Low Self Esteem Attachment Disruptions Reactive Attachment Disorder Autism Parental Alienation Divorce/Separation Anger Management Self-Harm Parent Teen conflict Communication issues Oppositional Defiance disorder Developmental disabilities Cognitive disabilities Self-Exploration/self-improvement 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.
Contact us

(306)382-2391


Meltford Counsellors



Giselle Plamondon, BSW, RSW, Clinical Counsellor/Registered Social Worker, Yoga Teacher
Gisele is a Registered Social Worker with the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers. She has a Social Work degree from the University of Regina. Gisele has experience counselling youth and adults in a clinical setting. She has worked with clients in relation to anxiety, depression, low self esteem, trauma, and daily life stress. Gisele recently completed Level 1 Gottman training and is excited to add couples counselling to her practice.


Gisele is passionate about empowering people to reconnect with themselves through acknowledging and reclaiming the power they have over their own lives. She believes that a healthy sense of self esteem is foundational for growth and encourages clients to explore the relationships that they have with themselves. Gisele takes a person-centred approach, seeking to understand each situation from the perspective of the client. Gisele is often described as warm, genuine, and down to earth.
Gisele works with clients in the areas of:
AnxietyDepressionSelf Esteem and Self ConfidenceLife stressAdjustment following life changesTraumaGrief and LossRelationship IssuesSelf Care and Personal GrowthDecision MakingCommunication Skill DevelopmentConflict ResolutionSocial and Life Skills
In addition to her clinical counselling practice, Gisele provides private or small group yoga classes, either in the comfort of your own home, or at the Aspire Too office.  Gisele has completed 100 hours of yoga teacher training and offers private and small group yoga classes upon request. She has a firm belief in the power of yoga to heal the body, mind, and spirit and seeks to help students use yoga as a tool for personal growth and healing. Each class is tailored to the needs of the student and is infused with music and a coordination of breath with movement.
Gisele has experience conducting workshops and is available to custom create and facilitate workshops and events on topics such as: body image, healthy relationships, self esteem building, and more.

When Gisele isn’t inspiring her clients to realize their true potential, you can find her reading books for personal and professional development, spending time with friends and family, or doing headstands at the yoga studio.

Leanne Leedahl, BSW, RSW, CLCLeanne 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:

Life coaching
Anxiety and depression
Suicide ideation
Interpersonal conflict
Stress management
Emotional regulation, including anger management
Selfesteem issues
Parentteen conflict
Addictions issues
Relationship and couples counselling
Divorce recovery
Workplace stress and conflict
Career counselling
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.



Aspire Too Counselling and Professional Services Reaches

Saskatoon SK
Melfort SK
Prince Albert SK
Humboldt SK
Swift Current SK