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 truly have a passion for working with people and am glad I get to let that passion shine!
Along with customer relations roles I have held, my years of experience guiding, facilitating and working with children and families, as well, 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, our grandbaby and my dogs!
I have life experiences that are definitely on my celebration highlights list! These include the great opportunity to summit a number of mountains with the Triple Terrain Trekkers, as well, going skydiving from 18,000 feet(aka; falling out of a plane on purpose) 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 wranglers for our local Mighty Peace Day!
One of my heart’s favorites is our local GP Pride Teen dance – Free Mom Hugs event!
Thank you for allowing me to play a part in your journey with us. I eagerly await the opportunity to welcome you to our Paramount Psychology and Counselling space.
“Communication, Collaboration, Celebration and Connection”
Hello! I have worked as a helping professional since 2005 and have been a Registered Psychologist since 2011 with a Master of Counselling degree (MC) specializing in Counselling Psychology. I am certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), have completed level 1 Theraplay training, have completed Basic Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) training, and have completed Foundations of Play Therapy training. I am currently working towards becoming a Certified Play Therapist through the Canadian Association of Play Therapy. My experience as a Registered Psychologist 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, expressive arts, cognitive-behavioral, and solution focused.
My practice is currently focused primarily on children and teenagers. I am accepting adult clients only for EMDR and ART.
Welcome, I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist with a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology specializing in clinical counselling. I am registered with the College of Alberta Psychologist and Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. I have been providing clinical services to both adults and children since 2009, with a specialized focus in substance use and mental health. Also one of my passions is supporting and working with the LGBTQ2 community.
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 have recently completed Basic Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART).
I practice without judgment or biases, believe in meeting you where you are in your personal journey. I provide an open-minded environment that gives unconditional support, assisting you to take life day by day.
Hello! I’m a Registered Social Worker with a Master’s degree in Individual Mental Health. My clinical background is trauma-based with over 20 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. 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. I also have training in Accelerated Resolution Therapy which can help treat many issues including trauma, anxiety, grief, and more.
Ultimately, my approach is to integrate these frameworks and techniques based on your individual needs and values. I work with children, adolescents, and adults.
Being in autopilot can be the only thing you know when life is feeling so stressful and unbalanced. This could be from past or ongoing abuse and trauma and the way you learned how to cope with it. Maybe you get so caught up in autopilot you forget to slow down, feel, and unpack what just happened. There’s poor communication with your friends, family, and loved ones. Stuck in a rut of communication and not knowing how to adjust. Walls up so high that people aren’t let in, or maybe you are avoiding conflict so much that you have the tendency to people-please and don’t prioritize your own needs. Whatever it might be, you recognize change is needed.
Having built my foundation in the not-for-profit domestic violence and homelessness sector in Grande Prairie, I have a main priority with supporting those who have experienced abuse from those close to them. I have participating and led multiple initiatives for inclusivity and collaboration in our community, now a dedicated member of the Grande Prairie Pride Society board of directors. I value everyone’s story and journey. I enjoy working with individuals and couples. Trauma and relationship conflicts can be complex and difficult to know where to start. I believe that therapy can be a start to explore when feeling stuck. I will support you in exploring with curiosity in a safe and affirming setting. My approach is an inclusive and safe space for all of those looking for support, no matter the background, gender or sexual identity, or intersectionality; your mental health journey matters.
We will set goals together and collaborate on your needs and therapy journey. I will encourage empowerment in your awareness of yourself, ability to be curious, and knowledge of your body and experiences. We will explore the past and the present, unpacking it in a safe space. I will guide you to be more in the here and now with your mind and body and out of autopilot. Finding ways to improve communication and connection with yourself and those in your life.
Deciding to come into therapy is often a decision that comes after contemplation for awhile or a big life event. If you have read this far into my bio, I assume something has resonated with you. Life doesn’t have to be in survival mode or autopilot and I hope together we can find a path forward with hope.
Hello there! I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist here at Paramount Psychology & Counselling. I hold a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Capella University and I am a passionate advocate for mental health and wellness.
Since 2019, I have held multiple positions in the addictions and mental health field where I worked primarily with adult populations.
At Paramount Psychology, I work with youth, adults, and couples to address a variety of concerns including addiction, stress, grief and loss, self-perception, mindfulness, interpersonal relationships, emotion regulation, depression, and anxiety.
I actively implement a Person-Centred approach in all of my work with the objective of having you feel seen, heard, and empowered to find your innate skills that will help move you toward your own unique goals. I also utilize Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) techniques in my practice. In addition, I am Gottman trained (Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1 and 2).
My ultimate goal as a therapist is to create a safe and supportive therapeutic environment that cultivates self-compassion and self-understanding throughout the healing process. I aim to help each client I see find meaning in their experiences, no matter how difficult. I am here to help you evolve into the version of yourself you hope to become.
Hello! I have worked with adults, children, teens and families since 2017 and offer various play, expressive arts and creative interventions for any age.
I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists and a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. I have extensive training and supervision in Play Therapy and am working towards a certification and designation as a Certified Play Therapist with the Canadian Association for Play Therapy.
Using a trauma informed, body/nervous system aware, and a humanistic relational lens, I offer clients various choice for creative interventions that may assist their therapeutic goals. Mindfulness based stress reduction, DBT approaches and understanding and working with our various parts of self are some of the additional ways I offer helpful supports to clients.
I would love to connect and see if I am a good fit for you or your child.
My name is Cynthia and I hold a Master of Counselling Psychology from Memorial University. I am currently in the qualification phase of becoming a provisional psychologist and am excited to have the opportunity to work collaboratively with you in a non-judgmental learning environment where we will explore your goals and uncover your resources, skills, and passion.
I have extensive experience working with individuals who are struggling with social emotional communication, anxiety, anger, stress, and low self-esteem. I have particular interest in empowering people in finding their life’s purpose, developing a better work/life balance; maintaining healthy relationships; navigating life transitions; family changes/dynamics including separation/divorce and blended families. I also have expertise in how to interpret and support children’s behaviour as well as experience working with developmental milestones, learning challenges due to diagnosis such as Autism, ADHD, Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and others.
My counseling approach is client-centered, educational, strengths-based and draws on a variety of therapeutic tools to best meet your needs and goals. I integrate Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Family Systems Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, trauma informed self-care, and existential principles (a spiritual view) into this framework.
My philosophy of counselling can be summed up as follows: 1) The counselor’s role is to act as a guide. (2) Clients must have access to hands-on activities. (3) Clients should be able to have choices and let their curiosity direct their learning. (4) Clients need the opportunity to practice skills in a safe environment.
When you work with me, I see you for who you are and, in doing so, help you to get to know and accept all your contradictions and complexities. I will support you to see beyond the surface layers and to give you permission to be the amazingly complex being you really are. Together, we will work on strategies to empower you to build meaningful, purposeful, intentional connections with life.
I work with Families and Individuals – ages 5-12; adults, seniors
I have always been passionate about the needs of others, our community, and the helping profession. I obtained my Degree in Psychology from Athabasca University, focusing on Cultural Diversity, Indigenous Studies, and Adolescent Development. I hold a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology, with a specialization in Forensic Psychology, graduating with distinction from Capella University.
I have been an advocate at the Victims Services Unit for the last six years, supporting victims and their families while working closely with the judicial system. I am also a trained community support worker, and have 6 years of experience working in various professional, organizational, political and community settings, advising on and supporting the mental health needs of others.
I work as a client support worker at the Odyssey House Women’s Shelter where I have the privilege of working with diverse populations that have faced many traumatic life outcomes. Concurrently I also maintain a position as a Mental Health Therapist with the Integrated Crisis Access Team for Alberta Health Services. This position has given me an opportunity to assist with community members in crisis suffering from a variety of mental health issues.
At Paramount Psychology & Counselling, I work with youth, adults, and couples to address the many concerns you or your loved one’s maybe facing. I utilize a client centered approach. I am trained in Gottman Couples Therapy Level 1 and Level 2, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Informed Therapy, Restorative Justice Practice, Neurodevelopment, Attachment-Based Approaches and trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). My practice is focused on building connection with mind, body, and spirit through trauma informed methodologies. Whether you are facing struggles from the past or, you just need a place to feel accepted, understood and validated – we will work together to create the goals that will guide you towards the outcomes you want to reach.
Hi! My name is Lindsay Bueckert and I work as the accounts manager for Paramount Psychology and Counselling Inc. My husband and I, along with our two teenage children, run our hobby farm. My favourite farm chores include milking my Jersey cow or snuggling with baby calves (can you really call that a chore?). In my spare time, you can catch me at my son’s football games or at my daughter’s volleyball games. Our family loves family game night and camping trips.
What a wonderful team of extraordinary people I get to work alongside.
Hi, my name is Maddie. I am one of the welcoming faces when you come in our doors. I am really enjoying my part-time role here at Paramount Psychology and Counselling.
I’m a post-secondary student working toward being a therapist! I just finished my first 2 years of psychology at NWP and I am planning to do the rest of my degree through an online university.
In my spare time I enjoy hanging out with my nieces, playing video games and reading books. I also enjoy listening to my records.
I look forward to getting to know you all better.
Hi there! My name is Dawn Jaravata, I am a Registered Social Worker here at Paramount Psychology & Counselling. For the past 13 years, I have held multiple positions in the field of addictions and mental health, working with adults, couples, children, and families doing both individual and group therapy. I have 6 years’ experience working with mandated clients.
Whether your presenting concern is trauma, addiction(s), emotional dysregulation, behavioral instability, disordered eating, relationship conflict, self-perception, I am confident that working together, you will progress into your authentic self.
I hold a Master of Social Work degree from University of Calgary. I’m committed to learning and have completed the following specialized trainings: Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Basic Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Gottman Therapy (all 3 levels), and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).
My plan as your therapist is to create a safe, caring, non-judgmental environment where your self-judgment and uncertainties will vanish as you gain personal insights through the therapeutic process. I am excited to see where our therapeutic relationship, your hard work and your determination will take you.