I have worked with all ages and social demographics. My current focus is counselling in the areas of Trauma (PTSD and Complex PTSD) and Sex Therapy. I also work with issues of self-esteem, body image and weight loss, pain and sleep management, lifestyle coaching, depression, goal setting (life and work), marriage counselling, Bipolar depression, addictions counselling with teens and adults, and group workshops. I also work with groups and individuals on building self esteem through fitness, dance, performance, theatre, clowning and music. I have experience working with youth at risk and youth with disabilities. My extensive background in the recreation and arts combined with my education and training in psychology has developed a counselling approach that emphasises the whole person. It is important to see the needs of the client in the context of their physical, social, spiritual, and cognitive environment.I have a strong cognitive behavioral approach that utilizes and incorporates other styles of counselling (family systems, narrative, client centered, etc) and I am trained in Hypnotherapy and EMDR both excellent tools for working with clients with trauma or clients that need some deeper therapy to find healing. I can see clients in Regina, SK as well as Katepwa Beach, SK.
2012-2014 University Of Yorkville, M. A. Psychology
1993-1997 University Of Regina, B.F.A. In Film And Video Production.
1986-1993 University Of Alberta, B.A., Recreation Administration.
Certificates and Courses
Intensive Sex Therapy Course University of Guelph, Hypnotherapy, EMDR, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, First Aid CPR, Level C, S.P.R.A. Fitness Certification, Pilates Mat Training, Personal Trainer Certification, Yoga for Fitness, Yoga Nidra
Workshops I have Developed and Taught
Pain Management, Managing Stress and Anxiety, Benefits of a Healthy Lifestyle, Sleep Hygiene, Building Self-Esteem, Work Life Balance, Positive Body Image, Performance Anxiety, Dance Therapy, Relaxation Techniques, Anger Management, Weight Management, Personal Empowerment by Reframing the Brain, Teachers Training for Dance, Dance Technique and Choreography.
Lebell and Associates Counselling Services - Regina, SK 2013 to present My work at this agency has included individual counselling in the areas of self-esteem, body image and weight loss, pain and sleep management, lifestyle counselling, depression, goal setting (life and work), marriage counselling, sex therapy, gender dysphoria, PTSD, Bipolar depression, addictions counselling with teens and adults, and group work in addictions and pain management education.
City of Regina – Regina, SK 1991 to 2014 Program Specialist for aboriginal, youth and culture (recreation programming, coaching and advocacy for at risk and new immigrants to Regina to ensure accessibility to programming. Program Specialist, Regina Fieldhouse (healthy lifestyles, sport and fitness), Program Specialist, Adaptive Services, (recreation programming, coaching and advocacy to meet the recreation, accessibility and other needs for persons with disabilities)
Aschera Rose Dance – Regina, SK 1997 to present I teach dance and fitness classes, offer private training sessions to encourage healthy living, weight management, increase positive body image and self esteem.
Luther Care Home – Regina, SK 1992-1993 Worked as a nurse’s aide, caring for the physical needs of residents and visiting with them on slow times.
Wainright Association Community Living – Wainright AB 1989-1990 Child Case Worker; tested and worked with children with developmental challenges and their families to increase learning and functional skills.