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Every therapist at Paramount Psychology & Counselling shares a genuine interest in helping people live their best life.

MEET OUR TEAM

Kalua Rhody

Registered Psychologist, BA, MA, RPsych

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:

  • Discover and break free from limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging behavioral patterns
  • Communicate effectively and resolve conflict for healthier and more fulfilling relationships
  • Manage stress and anxiety
  • Let go of fears, anger or sadness that keep depression entrenched
  • Set boundaries and be assertive
  • Navigate and adjust to life transitions & changes
  • Move through grief and loss
  • Heal from trauma, abuse and childhood wounds
  • Develop inner strength and courage
  • Achieve work-life balance
  • Cultivate self-compassion, self-forgiveness and self-love

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.

Ruth Proulx

Registered Psychologist, BSW, RSW, MSc, RPsych

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.

April Tranter

Office Manager

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”

Adele Rideout

MC, Registered Psychologist

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

Registered Provisional Psychologist, MA, CCC

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.

Katrina Przybylski

Registered Provisional Psychologist

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.

Jamie Crozier

MSW, RSW

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.

Caitlin Solheim

MSc. Registered Provisional Psychologist

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.

Tenille Millsap

CCC, MA Counselling Psychology, BSc Nutrition & Food Sciences, BEd.

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.

Eleah Peters

MSW, RSW

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.

Amber Chenard

MSc, Registered Provisional Psychologist

I believe that everyone deserves a safe and affirming counselling journey. My office is a safe space for those of all backgrounds and intersections. Therefore, my practice is person-centred, trauma-informed, and holistic. My practice is built on the foundation of evidence-based theories. I pull from different theories depending on your unique needs. These may include but are not limited to cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectic behavioural therapy (DBT), positive psychology, psychoeducation, mindfulness, and the Gottman Method for couples therapy. I primarily work with adults, teens, and couples, and offer both short and long-term therapy, depending on your needs.

I am a provisional psychologist with my Master of Science (MSc) in Clinical Psychology. While I completed my MSc, I built my foundation in the not-for-profit sector in Grande Prairie. Specifically, I have experience working in the domestic violence and homeless sector and have vast experience in supporting those impacted by trauma. Over these years, I worked with many QTBIPOC individuals and initiatives. Through these experiences, I grew more passionate about supporting our local 2SLGBTQ+ community and am now a dedicated member of the Grande Prairie Pride Society board of directors.

I strongly believe that learning is an ongoing journey. I strive to continue to grow and develop my practice to best support you through life’s challenges.

Cassandra Alexopoulos

BA, MSc.

Hello there! I am a qualifying counsellor on the Paramount Psychology team and I am a passionate advocate for mental health and wellness. I hold a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Capella University and I am currently in the qualification phase of becoming a provisional psychologist.

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 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) techniques in my practice. I am Gottman trained (Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1 and 2).

My ultimate goal as a therapist is 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.

Melissa Boyle-White

MC, CCC, Registered Provisional Psychologist

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.