Crossroads Healing Centre, Individual, Couples, & Family

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Crossroads Healing  Centre is a place “Where everyone matters”. That is why we have assembled a team of people who not only are good at what they do, but they are dedicated to ensuring that all persons who receive services from Crossroads can expect to be treated with respect and dignity regardless of gender, age, race, socio-economic background, sexual orientation, religion and non-religion.

Crossroads has brought together skilled counsellors professionally trained in marriage and family therapy, and/or psychology  and who are members in good standing with their professional associations. Counsellors are required to engage in ongoing professional development, peer support and supervision. Working with other agencies, resources, and professionals in our community assures that each client is well served. Empowering our clients to take responsibility for their well-being, make better decisions, and independently utilize supports and resources in the community, is one of our main goals.

Michael Fedunec, MA,CPC, Clinical Traumatologist
Mike holds an MA in Counselling and am a Certified Professional Counsellor (CPC) with the Professional Association of Christian Counsellors and Psychotherapists. As a clinical traumatologist  He is a trainedin  Anger & Depression Management, Medical Meditation & Stress Management, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy. He has 25years counselling experience. Having been raised in an abusive and alcoholic family has given him a sensitivity and understanding towards those who experience stress, depression, anxiety, addiction, co-dependency, marital and family conflict.

 Elaine Davie, MSW, RSW
Elaine holds both a Bachelor of Social Worker and Master’s of Social Work and is registered
with the Alberta College of Social Workers.
Elaine’s counselling experience includes working with children, youth, individuals and families on topics such as depression, anxiety, grief/loss, parenting,relationships, abuse, stress management, and multicultural etc. Elaine uses a mix of therapeutic approaches to individualize what may work for each client she works with. Methods such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused, strength based, Narrative

 Edwin Brobbel,  M. Ed (Counselling Psychology) Registered Provisional Psychologist
Edwin Brobbel has a Master’s of Education in Counselling Psychology and is a Registered Provisional
Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists.  His counselling approach is based on a high respect for the client.  He views life and counselling as a journey for both counsellor and client.  Therapy is a team effort directed by the client’s needs. Edwin’s approach is a mix of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), and mindfulness.  He also makes use of Dialectic Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Transactional Analysis (TA), and ExistentialApproaches.   Edwin is willing to include spiritual and transpersonal
aspects into counselling when it matches the client.

 Melanie Smith, MSW, RSW
Melanie holds her Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work degree and is registered with the Alberta College of Social Workers. Melanie believes the most important aspects of counselling is the relationship between the counsellor and client, and ensuring it is one withgenuine respect, honesty, and confidentiality. She values being non-judgmental, empathetic, and treating all clients with unconditional positive regard. Sheenjoys working with children, youth, individuals, couples and families. Melanie believes she would b helpful in areas such as life transitions, relationships, parenting support, occupational issues, emotional/physical/spiritual well-being, self-esteem, anxiety/depression, self-harm, anger issues, grief and loss, and past issues.

 Ryan Padar, MA ( Counselling Psychology) Registered Provisional Psychologist
Ryan holds a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP) degree from Yorkville University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology from the University of Lethbridge. Also he has obtained an advance diploma in Community Services Work and a Diploma in Community Services (Case Management). Ryan is a Registered Provisional Psychologist through the College of Alberta Psychologists. Ryan’s approach to counselling is focused on integrity, honesty, and respect. Since the counselling  is largely dependent upon the relationship between
counsellor and counsellee, the journey needs to be a delicate balance ofcollaboration that is ultimately focused on the needs of the client. This collaborative approach includes a mix of Reality Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural
Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Transactional Analysis (TA), Refocusing Therapy, Client-Centred Therapy, and Psycho-education. Ryan is willing to incorporate biblical aspects into the counselling journey when

 Connie Lassiter, B.Ed, MA (Counselling Psychology) Registered Psychologist
Connie is a Registered Psychologist and a member of the College of Alberta Psychologists, Psychologist’ Association of Alberta, and the Canadian Psychological Association. She worked for many years, as a classroom
teacher, and realized that improving an individual’s emotional needs was a prerequisite to learning. While working full-time, she achieved a Masters of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology from  City University, Seatle.
Connie prefers a competency, collaborative approach to helping. Despite an individual’s struggles, she believes all individuals possess the strengths and power within themselves, their families, and communities to make positive changes in their lives. She deems the therapeutic relationship as “key” to helping clients. Through non-judgmental support and respect, the client determines what needs to be different in their lives and works with the counsellor to set goals. Every individual is unique, so helping sessions are formulated to meet an individual’s needs. Counselling provides space for clients to tell their stories, to be acknowledged, and ultimately be understood.

Crossroads Healing Centre Reaches

Lethbridge AB