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.

Severe/Persistent Issues (e.g., schizophrenia, bipolar, OCD) | Anger | Trauma | Grief | Insomnia | 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 Court-involved families and first responders.

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, experiential therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused therapy.

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Dr. Nicole Nayoski

Ph.D., R. Psych.

Depression/Anxiety/Mental Health Disorders/Chronic Illness Issues/Family Support

As a Registered Psychologist I have extensive training in outpatient mental health and have worked in

health rehabilitation for over a decade. I offer a safe, non-judgmental environment where we can work

collaboratively to ensure your goals are reached.


I completed a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Calgary where I received several research

awards and scholarships, as well as developed an effective therapy program for distressed family

members of individuals struggling with problem gambling. In addition to supervising clinical psychology

residents, I have volunteered for several committees, am registered with the College of Alberta

Psychologists, and am a member of the Canadian Psychological Association. I value continued training

and attend several workshops yearly to ensure you will receive cutting-edge best practice care.


My therapeutic approach integrates evidence supported strategies and I specialize in treating

Depression, Anxieties (panic disorder, general anxiety, social anxiety), chronic illness issues (adjustment,

pain, addiction, illness anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions, anger, insomnia) and other mental health

disorders. I teach critical coping skills and stress management techniques to prevent and treat mental

health issues and foster resiliency. As well, I offer family training and support to those dealing with a

loved one with an addiction or chronic illness.

I work with…

Adults of all ages


I offer individual and group therapy


I offer family support in the context of Addictions and Chronic illness

I treat…

Mood disorders, anxiety disorders, other mental health disorders, chronic illness issues (such as grief and loss, adjustment, return to work, etc.)

I use…

Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR),  Motivational Enhancement

Therapy, Affect Regulation Training, Mindfulness Interventions and Community Reinforcement and

Family Training

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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 regularly works with Court-involved individuals, couples, and families of divorce and separation, providing various interventions (evaluative and therapeutic, including under Practice Note 7) as well as alternative dispute resolution (parenting coordination, mediation, and arbitration). She has been appointed by the Court as a Parenting Expert, and has provided expert evidence in both the Provincial Court and the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta.

Clinically, Janine specializes in treating complex issues, such as anxiety and depression, trauma, eating disorders, self-harm, suicidality, substance use and misuse, personality disorders, as well as relationship problems. She is an expert in working with children and adolescents struggling with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and Conduct Disorder (CD), and provides parent consultation and support for these 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.  


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.

Dr. Amanda Fernandez

Ph.D., R. Psych.

Anxiety | Depression | Trauma | Stress Management | Insomnia | Chronic Illness Adjustment

I am a Registered Psychologist with a practice that is committed to providing evidence-based assessment and treatment. I work collaboratively with each client to explore both their strengths and current challenges in order to help tailor treatment, strengthen and develop coping skills, and create meaningful changes in their lives. I foster an accepting, safe, and empathetic therapeutic environment that allows clients to feel respected, understood, and empowered.

I completed my PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Calgary and have extensive experience in psychological assessment, intervention, and consultation within specialized outpatient clinics, acute care settings, and a concurrent disorders program. I have previously contributed to the development and evaluation of mental health resources and group-based therapies. I am a member of the Psychological Association of Alberta and the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies.

I work with adults (18+) and older adults (65+). I practice cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), a gold standard treatment for many psychological difficulties. I also integrate other evidence-based approaches depending on my clients’ unique needs and goals. My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety (panic, phobias, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, illness anxiety), insomnia, substance use, trauma, and adjustment difficulties related to life transition, caregiving, or coping with illness.

I work with…

Adults (18+) and older adults (65+), individually.

I treat…

Mood and anxiety disorders, insomnia, substance use, trauma, and difficulties associated to life stressors (e.g., job stress, caregiving, coping with illness, grief)

I use…

Cognitive-behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, prolonged exposure therapy, mindfulness-based interventions, and dialectical behaviour skills training.


Joel Mader

M.Ed., R.Psych

Substance Use l Behavioural Addictions l Anxiety l Depression l Men’s Mental Health

Joel Mader is a registered psychologist in good standing with the College of Alberta Psychologists and he is a member of the Psychologists Association of Alberta. He completed his Masters of Counselling Psychology at the University of Lethbridge where he specialized in addictive behaviours and concurrent disorders.

He has experience as both a researcher and clinician. He has published peer reviewed articles on addictive behaviors and substance use, and recently served as a guest editor for a special issue on cannabis which was published in 2021. Clinically, he has worked in a variety of settings ranging from residential treatment, where he served as a clinical director, to intensive outpatient programs, where he worked with individuals with addiction and concurrent disorders. More recently, has been providing private therapy and rehabilitation services to individuals in Calgary and the surrounding area.

In his clinical work, he serves both adolescents and adults to facilitate meaningful change and overcome challenges related to mental health. His style to therapy emphasizes collaboration, empathy, warmth, and understanding; recognizing these as important factors that make up an effective therapeutic relationship.

I work with…

Adolescents (15 and older), emerging adults (18 – 25) and adults

I treat…

Problematic substance use, behavioural addictions, depression, anxiety, and difficulties with adjustments/transitions

I use…

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Relapse Prevention, Motivational Interviewing, and Existential Therapy

Jackie Cheng

M.Ed., R. Psych.

Anxiety | Depression | Trauma | Stress Management | Grief | Adjustment/Phase of Life | Interpersonal Relationships | Learning Disability | Self-Harm/Suicidal Ideation

Jackie Cheng is a Registered Psychologist with over 13 years of clinical experience in providing therapeutic interventions, psychological & psycho-educational assessments, and consultation.  She has experience working with diverse populations across the lifespan, in both public and private sectors, in both acute care settings and outpatient clinics, and in both urban and rural settings.


She holds a Master of Educational Psychology and Special Education – specializing in School and Counselling Psychology, and an Applied Psychology Counselling Diploma – specializing in psychoeducational skills and guidance.  In addition to her private practice, Jackie continues to work with Alberta Health Services in Geriatric Mental Health; initially as a therapist providing assessment and therapy to older adults with complex mental health, co-morbid medication conditions and cognitive impairment; and more recently as a clinical supervisor.  Here she received the prestigious Calgary Avenue Magazine’s 2020 Top 40 Under 40 award for playing an integral part in developing and implementation of the Short Term Assessment and Treatment (STAT) program; which has helped to decrease wait times and streamline access to geriatric mental health services in Calgary.


Jackie works with adolescents (13+) and adults.  Her approach with clients is affable, integrative, and eclectic; and places priority on building strong therapeutic relationships and collaboration with the client’s support networks.  She is considerate of the unique needs and circumstances of each client as she draws upon a number of evidence-based assessment and therapies.

I work with…

Adolescents (13+), emerging adults (18-25), and adults individually.

I treat…

Mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, grief, adjustment/transitions/phase of life, and self-harm/suicidal ideation.

I use…

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Skills, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, as well as the incorporation of existential therapy approaches, mindfulness-based & self-care practices.


Tanya Hutchinson

M.Sc., R. Psych.

Anxiety | Depression | Stress | Family transitions | Parenting | Post-partum concerns

I am a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP).  I hold memberships with the Psychologists Association of Alberta, the American Psychological Association, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, and am a board member and vice chair with the Alberta Family Mediation Society.  I have experience and training in providing psychotherapy and clinical assessment in a psychiatric setting. Shortly after completing my graduate studies, I became immersed in the psycho-legal arena where I have completed over five years of ongoing and extensive training.


My involvement in the psycho-legal field has led me to primarily assist individuals, couples, and families navigating separation and divorce and complex family dynamics. I provide assessment and intervention (under Practice Note 7 and Practice Note 8), parent consultation, mediation, and Parent Coordination-Arbitration. I have been qualified as an expert witness and have provided testimony in the Provincial Court of Alberta.


In my clinical practice, I currently work with older children, adolescents, and adults and provide services to individuals, couples, and families.  My areas of special interest include anxieties (to include sports/performance related), depression, body image concerns, trauma, self-harm, suicidality, life transitions, grief/bereavement, and concerns related to post-partum.

I work with…

Adults, adolescents, children, and families with an emphasis on Court-involved families.

I treat…

Anxieties, depression, stress/coping, and difficulties associated with family dynamics and conflict

I use…

Cognitive-behavioural therapy, exposure and response prevention, emotion-focused therapy, accelerated resolution therapy, and solution-focused therapy

Rachel Jose

M.A., R. Psych.

Trauma | Personality Disorders |  Parenting | Eating Disorders | Anxiety | Depression | Family Transitions 

Rachel Jose is a Registered Psychologist who is a member of the College of Alberta Psychologists, the Psychologists Association of Alberta, EMDR Canada, and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. Rachel benefits from years of work at a Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) clinic, facilitating parenting, adult, and adolescent groups.


Rachel is trained in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), and TEAM- CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy).  Rachel also incorporates aspects of Narrative Therapy, solution-focused, as well as the Neuro-Sequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT). Furthermore, Rachel is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). 


DBT utilizes individual therapy, which teaches client’s mindfulness skills (cognitive stabilization), distress tolerance skills (how to get through moments without making it worse), emotion regulation skills (how to manage emotional reactivity), and interpersonal effectiveness skills (how to communicate more effectively with the people in our lives).  This helps clients improve their emotional reactivity as well as their functioning on a day-to-day basis. Rachel has completed and continues to attend numerous trainings to remain apprised of current and effective treatment.


Rachel’s focus is in treating personality disorders, eating disorders, trauma, self-harm, suicidality, anxiety, and depression. Additionally, she focuses on treating youth who struggle behaviourally; this includes defiance, power struggles, and hostility toward authority figures.  Rachel enjoys working with adolescents and adults, as well as providing parent consultation and support. 


Rachel’s experience working with challenging personalities, high conflict relationships, and traumatized children and youth, has led her to dedicate her practice to working with families of Separation and Divorce.  Combined, Rachel’s treatment modalities allow her to teach clients how and why the brain works the way it does, how to regulate emotion, how to implement coping tools, how to be more effective interpersonally, as well as deal with their individual traumas. Rachel has completed multiple trainings from leading researchers and clinicians in the field of divorce and separation and effectively assists families to cope and to navigate through life transitions. 


Clients have described Rachel as honest, easy-to-talk-to, reliable, kind, open-minded and direct, characteristics that particularly resonate with youth. Rachel is passionate about her work and strives to find innovative ways to help clients secure the change they desire. She is currently accepting new clients.

I work with…

Adolescents, adults, and families who are dealing with high conflict separation/divorce.

I treat…

Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Borderline Personality Disorder, coping strategies, behavioural strategies, Suicidal Ideation, Self Harm, and families who are struggling with high conflict.

I use…

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy, Accelerated Resolution Therapy, TEAM Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, as well as other trauma informed modalities.