Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Our team of Calgary psychologists has a broad range of specialties to serve you better. We offer a versatile range of treatment approaches and strategies that are tailored individually to each person’s unique needs. From children to adults, couples, and families, we treat everyone we meet with patience, dignity and respect.

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Dr. Terry Singh

Ph.D., R. Psych.

Anger | Trauma | Grief | Insomnia | Severe/Persistent Issues (e.g., schizophrenia, bipolar, OCD) | Personality Disorders

Dr. Terry Singh is a Registered Psychologist. He holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with post-graduate specialization in Child and Family Forensics, and has had more than a decade of clinical experience in Canada and the USA. He has served as a Professor at the university level, is an internationally-recognized researcher, and has been the recipient of several national and provincial awards over the course of his career. He is a member of the College of Alberta Psychologists, the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, the Alberta Family Mediation Society, and the Canadian Association of Threat Assessment Professionals. 

 

At this time, Dr. Singh’s primary work involves assisting Court-involved individuals, couples, and families of divorce and separation during and after the transition via evaluation (Practice Note 7 and Practice Note 8), treatment, mediation (sometimes called ‘parenting coordination’) and arbitration. He has been qualified as an expert witness and provided testimony in both the Provincial Court and the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta.

 

Dr. Singh’s counselling expertise involves the shorter-term treatment of trauma, insomnia, grief, and anger, while his longer-term work includes treatment of personality disorders and severe/persistent mental health conditions. Dr. Singh’s Anger Management program provides evidence-based strategies for expressing anger in a healthy and assertive way, and facilitates constructive outcomes. Successful completion may be recognized with a Certificate of Achievement.

I work with…

Adults, children, and families. I specialize in assisting first responders and Court-involved families.

I treat…

Trauma, sleep, and anger issues in individuals. I have also gained a reputation for successfully helping people with severe or persistent mental health issues.

I use…

Emotion-focused therapy, psychodynamic therapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), experiential therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused therapy.

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Janine Copeland

M.Ed., CCAC, R. Psych

Addiction | Anxiety | Depression | Eating Disorders | Trauma | Personality Disorders

Janine Copeland is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists and is a member of the Psychologists Association of Alberta, the Association of Family and Conciliation Court, the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, and the Canadian Addiction Counsellor Certification Federation. Janine has extensive experience working in addiction treatment centers, including the position of Clinical Director. Janine has volunteered as an Expert Witness for the University of Calgary Trial Advocacy Program. She is committed to regularly attending trainings and conferences, to enhance her skills and remain current.

 

Janine has over 15 years of clinical experience working with adolescents, adults, and families. She specializes in treating complex clinical issues, such as anxiety and depression, trauma, eating disorders, self-harm, suicidality, substance use and misuse, personality disorders, as well as relationship problems. Additionally, she is an expert in Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and Conduct Disorder (CD) working with children and adolescents, as well as providing parent consultation and support.

 

Janine has worked across multiple cultural settings, such as South East Asia, and enjoys working with diverse populations. She is passionate about assisting individuals and families reach their goals and lead a healthy life. She offers daytime, evening and weekend appointments. Janine is currently accepting new clients.

I work with…

Individuals, couples, and families, ranging from adolescents to adults.

I treat…

A variety of mood related disorders as well as compulsive disorders.  I work with people who are trying to change aspects of themselves or their lives, and who are working towards becoming the best versions of themselves.

I use…

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Transpersonal Therapy.

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Dr. Jessica McLachlan

Ph.D., R. Psych

Substance Use | Concurrent Disorders | Anxiety | Depression |  Family Support

As a Registered Psychologist I provide individualized, evidence-based, and collaborative care. My therapy style is non-judgmental, respectful, and supportive; I understand and value the importance of developing a strong therapeutic relationship. 

 

Since completing my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Calgary, I have gained experience in a correctional institution, primary care settings, and a specialized addiction program. I have been fortunate to work with many different people; adolescents and adults with diverse backgrounds and presenting concerns (e.g., anxiety and depressive disorders, substance use disorders, concurrent disorders, stress, relationship issues). 

 

I am certified in Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy (IHRP) through the Center for Optimal Living in New York City. I have completed training in Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT), a therapy program for the family members or friends of individuals with substance use concerns. I am also credentialed through the Canadian Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, a national organization that promotes research and training in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). 

 

Although CBT is my primary orientation, my work is guided by the principles of harm reduction. I also have an interest in mindfulness-based interventions and draw upon other approaches when in line with the needs and interests of my clients.

I work…

Individually with adults.

I treat…

Problematic substance use and mood concerns (e.g., depression, anxiety, stress). I also work with family members who are struggling with a loved one’s substance use.

I use…

Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Interventions, and Community Reinforcement and Family Training.

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Jaime Rasmussen

M.C., R. Prov. Psych.

Anxiety | Stress | Depression | Self-esteem | Life Transitions | Relationships | Body Image | Mindfulness and Meditation

I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist who provides individual psychotherapy under the supervision of Dr. Ruby Sharma, PhD, R.Psych. I completed my B.A. (Hons) in Psychology from University of Calgary following a 15-year career in health and fitness. During my honours thesis I worked on a novel line of research with the Calgary Adult Bariatric Surgery Speciality Clinic to gain a better understanding of how psychosocial factors influence weight loss and quality of life following bariatric surgery. My passion for wellbeing and vitality, curiosity about the human condition, and desire to help people live happier, healthier lives led me to pursue my Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Calgary. 

 

I have worked in various treatment settings, including community counseling centers and private practice. I have experience working with a wide variety of clients and presenting issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, impulse control, ADHD, OCD, grief, relationship issues, and life transitions. I am committed to providing comprehensive quality of care based on evidence-based treatment and personalizing treatment to individual needs and goals. My approach is collaborative, practical and empowering.

 

I believe that everyone has the capacity to grow and that well-being can be fostered through an authentic, empathic and accepting relational connection. Together we will look at your life- where you may be stuck or struggling and what direction you want your life to take. My intention is to help you gain insight, express your authentic self and cultivate a life of meaning, purpose, and vitality, no matter what your past or current circumstances. 

I work with…

Individual adults and older adolescents with a variety of concerns.

I treat…

Anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, body image issues, self-esteem issues, trauma, relationship conflict (e.g. dating/marriage, separation/divorce), workplace issues and life transitions. I also work with people looking to explore meaning and purpose.

I use…

an integrative style of therapy grounded in Mindfulness and Acceptance-Based Cognitive Behavioral therapies, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy.