Every therapist at Paramount Psychology & Counselling shares a genuine interest in helping people live their best life.
Hello and welcome! My name is Kalua Rhody and I am the co-owner of Paramount Psychology & Counselling, where I offer therapy and clinical supervision services. I have been a registered psychologist since 2008. Over the years, I have offered counselling, education and facilitation in non-profit and educational settings on the topics of self-care, student success strategies, trauma-informed practice, sexual abuse, self-esteem, and women’s wellness. In 2012, I launched my private practice, Healing Horizons Inc., offering individual and couples’ therapy services to adolescents and adults with a wide range concerns and goals. Among other outcomes, I help my clients learn how to:
As a lifelong learner, I have trained in many cutting-edge and traditional counselling approaches. I integrate cognitive-behavioural therapy, mindfulness, solution-focused and positive psychology along with several mind-body strategies including Emotion Freedom Techniques (EFT Tapping) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I draw from neuroscience and attachment theory, and have trained in Terry Real’s Relational Life Therapy, the Developmental Model for couple’s therapy and the Gottman Method for couple’s therapy.
At the core of how I practice is the belief that relationship is paramount. Research shows that more important than any technique is the quality of therapeutic relationship. My primary intention as a therapist is to create a safe space where you feel seen and understood, while gently inviting you to take action in ways that will improve the quality of your life.
Hello! I’m a Registered Psychologist, Social Worker, and noteworthy leader in the fields of psychology and counselling. As the owner and operator of Mountain View Psychological and co-owner of Paramount Psychology and Counselling in Grande Prairie, Alberta I spend my days working as a therapist, educator, facilitator, consultant, clinical supervisor and director. In addition, I’m a sessional Instructor of Psychology at Grande Prairie Regional College, and Grande Prairie’s Sexual Assault and Trauma Centre.
After being born and raised in the Northwest Territories, I moved to Alberta on a volleyball and soccer scholarship where I studied social work and psychology. Having a passion for both fields, I graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Calgary and a Master’s of Science in Psychology from Walden University.
A distinguished traumatologist, I specialize in sexual and relational violence, relationships, addictions, attachment, as well as rural, remote, and Indigenous practice and healing modalities.
I’ve dedicated my career to trauma-informed best practice and education. It’s an honour to be an awarded Canadian humanitarian, a Duke of Edinburgh award recipient, and a Witness to the House of Commons Special Committee on Violence Against Indigenous Women.
Along with my professional pursuits, you’ll find me volunteering my time with many non-profit groups, athletics programs, and philanthropy clubs.
I am that smiling face you’ll be greeted with as you enter the building and I eagerly await the opportunity to welcome you to our Paramount Psychology and Counselling space.
I feel at my best when I am working with and supporting others. Along with customer relations roles I have held, my years of experience guiding, facilitating and working with children and families, as well as my work with at-risk youth have really solidified that the human services field is where I belong.
When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband, our adult children and new grandbaby!
I have life experiences that are definitely on my celebration highlights list! These include the great opportunity to summit a number of mountains with friends over the past few years, as well as going skydiving over the Kennedy Space station! Talk about a free fall!
I have proudly volunteered as stage manager for the performances of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Grease the Musical, as well, for the opening ceremonies of our Summer Games. I even got invited to have fun as one of the back stage supporters for our Mighty Peace Day!
One of my heart’s favorites is our local GP Pride Teen dance – Free Mom Hugs event!
I take great pride in handling the behind-the-scenes details at Paramount so those on stage can shine and I thank you for allowing me to play a part in your journey with us.
“Communication, Collaboration, Celebration and Connection”
Hello! I am a Registered Psychologist with a Master of Counselling degree specializing in Counselling Psychology. I have worked with children, youth, and adults since 2005. My experience is in working with individuals who are struggling with trauma, abuse, stress, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, and life transitions.
I am caring, compassionate, and use a collaborative approach to work with my clients in helping them reach their goals. I believe in the healing power of connection and the work I do is based on this. I use a variety of approaches in my work including play therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and solution focused therapy. I am certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and have completed level 1 Theraplay training.
Nicole Lalonde is a Registered Provisional Psychologist. I hold a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology. For over the last decade I have been providing clinical services to both adults and children, with a specialized focus in substance use and mental health. As well as working within the LGBTQ2 community. I have also practiced as a Substance Use Disorder Therapist with experience working with workplace treatment programs/requirements.
I have been recognized as a concurrent disorder specialist with extensive experience in CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) therapeutic modalities, and am also Gottman trained (level 1 &2).
I practice without judgment or biases, believe in meeting you where you are in your personal journey and provide an open-minded environment that gives unconditional support. Assisting you to take Day by Day, moving through whatever emotions may arise.
I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist on the Paramount Psychology & Counselling team. I hold a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology specializing in Forensics, which has granted me extensive knowledge in regard to psychology and the law.
Psychology is interrelated with the criminal system, as people often seek out supports and resources when they’re involved in criminal or civil processes. I’m here to provide the support that can make a journey through the legal system feel less troubling.
Throughout my schooling, I focused on intimate partner violence and the cycle of abuse. In addition, I have the skills to help those suffering from other hindering concerns such as depression, anxiety, grief, relationship struggles, family conflict, coping skills, self-esteem, stress, and more for youth and adults.
I’m here to listen and provide the support you need to overcome the struggles that are causing you negativity in your life. Feelings of hopelessness don’t last, but the learned strategies to overcome it do.
Hello! My name is Jillian Levesque and I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist in good standing with The College of Alberta Psychologists and a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. I have a Master of Arts degree majoring in counselling psychology from Trinity Western University, and have previously worked in trauma counselling services, child and youth mental health, and community counselling programs. I hold certifications in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, OEI trauma therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), and specialized Child and Youth play-based treatments.
My career began in Vancouver BC, where my work focused on trauma and attachment issues, and Children and Youth mental health. I offer an interactive, heart focused, evidence-based treatment approach in my work as a therapist, parent and family educator, public speaker, and child & youth advocate. I also hold specializations in Somatic psychotherapy and provide trauma informed counselling to individuals of all ages. It is my passion to connect with both individuals and their families affected by a wide variety of difficulties.
My beliefs about counselling center around a collaborative relationship between myself and my clients. Whether you are struggling with relationship issues, behavioural issues, grief and loss, life changes, trauma, anxiety, or stress, all these experiences can lead us to learn more about ourselves and connect with those around us. No matter what you are facing, I believe that in the depths of our upmost suffering we can together find hope. My passion as a counsellor is to be able to walk with you as you discover more about who you are, embrace your life’s experiences, and bolster meaningful relationships.
It is a privilege to be back serving the Peace Region, and I look forward to meeting you!
Hello! I’m a Registered Social Worker with a Master’s degree in Individual Mental Health. My clinical background is trauma-based with over 17 years of experience working with victims and perpetrators of both sexual and physical violence. During this time not only did I provide therapy to adults, couples, and youth, but I also presented numerous workshops and keynotes, and testified at the House of Commons in Ottawa on the topic of Domestic Violence in rural and remote communities.
I’m committed to best practices and have sought out specialized training in many areas. This includes being Gottman trained (all 3 levels), certification in EMDR, and extensive training in expressive play and sand play therapy as well as Somatic Resolution.
I believe that healing, getting unstuck, moving forward, or gaining new insight and perspective is a process that I’m privileged to be a part of. It’s an honour to have the opportunity to support clients through their journey. So, whether that’s big “T” trauma or little “t” trauma, grief and loss, or finding your best self, I’m here for you.
My name is Caitlin Solheim and I’m a Registered Provisional Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists(#3093p). I have a passion for helping people work through difficulties in their lives by listening with empathy, building a genuine connection, and teaching mindfulness-based techniques and other coping skills.
I’m committed to creating a safe, non-judgmental space that allows my clients to feel secure enough to be able to express themselves fully. Whether you feel you need to work through past traumas and complex issues or you just need an educated outside perspective, I am ready to sit down with you, hear what you have to say and help you discover who you really are and what your goals are.
I have a Bachelor of Arts degree with a Psychology major from Athabasca University and a Master’s of Science degree in Psychology from Walden University. I use several different approaches in my practice that include: Person-Centered theory, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Logotherapy, Existential therapy, and Play therapy.
Ultimately, my approach is to integrate these frameworks and techniques based on your individual needs and values. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults.
Hello! I’m passionate about supporting individuals and couples with a variety of concerns—always with the understanding that you are the expert of your own life. Together, I’ll work with you in establishing and moving towards your individualized therapeutic goals.
I believe the therapeutic relationship is one of the most important determinants in achieving outcomes and therefore, with an awareness of your time and investment, I strive to create a compassionate, non-judgmental, and supportive environment that is conducive to achieving positive change in your life.
For over 20 years I worked in the health sciences and helping fields, and I practiced for over 17 years as a Registered Dietitian while spending several years as a substitute school teacher, before shifting careers slightly into a further helping profession of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
With a keen understanding of the mind-body connection, and taking a focused, trauma-informed, biopsychosocial approach, I’m eager to assist you with achieving your goals using evidence-based practices. Through collaboration, I help clients realize their personal strengths and abilities, while offering some new strategies and skills that can assist in facing many of life’s challenges.
A Registered Provisional Psychologist who began my academic career in Grande Prairie at GPRC, finished the undergrad at UBC while researching Clinical Perfectionism, and returned to Grande Prairie after completing a Master’s Degree in Applied Psychology. In my practice I see a wide range of clients adults, teens, and children seeing diverse pathologies including depression, anxiety, personality disruptions, behavioural issues, esteem issues and more. I also see individuals and couples, and families and can work with many types of relational difficulties. Stress and anger issues are also areas in which I am effective in working through.
My practice is now alongside Paramount Psychology and has a comfortable interior to match the welcoming approach that I can provide for all cultures and backgrounds.
I hold a Master’s in Clinical Social Work Practice and I am registered with the Alberta College of Social Work.
I have a unique passion for working with teenagers and young adults, however, I enjoy working with people from all walks of life. I have extensive training in the area of trauma, in particular, sexual violence and childhood trauma. I am also a generalist and work with many other concerns, including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, body image, grief, loss and faith-based concerns.
In my practice, I utilize components of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Practices, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focused, Narrative Therapy and Faith-Based Interventions. To ensure best practice, all approaches are personalized based on your goals, preferences, and needs. I operate from a person-in-environment lens with the understanding that our environment, both past, and present, often heavily influence our current circumstances and concerns.
I endeavour to build on the strengths and skills you already possess. It is my hope and intention that therapy will empower and encourage you to see your strength and grow in your resilience as you overcome obstacles.