Our Psychologists

Nicole Smith Bringsli, M.Sc.

Nicole Smith Bringsli is a Registered Psychologist in both the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan. She is a Master’s level Psychologist who has worked in the area of forensics, education, mental health, clinical and counselling psychology. In particular, she has done a significant amount of work in the area of trauma, abuse and maltreatment. She has worked across various age spans, including children, adolescents and adults.

Lisa Evans, M.Ed.

Lisa Evans is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists and a Registered Play Therapist with the American Play Therapy Association. She has a Masters of Education with a specialization in Counselling Psychology. She also has a strong background in Education with over 20 years of experience working with school aged children and families.  Lisa has worked with clients of various ages including children, adolescents and adults. She has extensive training in play therapy, including Filial and Theraplay approaches. Lisa has also worked with and studied child trauma, adult post-traumatic stress syndrome and chronic pain.

Aimee Griffiths-Petersen, MC

Aimee Griffiths-Petersen is registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists. She holds a Masters of Counselling Psychology from Athabasca University and a Bachelors of Arts with a major in Psychology from the University of Victoria and is a member of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPAAimee has provided both individual and group counselling to adults and youth in the areas of life stress, depression, anxiety, self-harm, exposure to trauma and/or neglect, and substance abuse. Aimee has also worked in complex case management for individuals with concurrent intellectual disabilities, mental health diagnosis, and addictions. Aimee has completed training in Cognitive Behavioural Skills Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Skills Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, and Prolonged Exposure therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. In addition, Aimee is currently completing training in the Neuro-Sequential Model of therapy from the Child Trauma Academy as well as a training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for teens. Aimee is also experienced in conducting psychological assessments.

Kirsten Timpany, M.Ed

Kirsten Timpany is a registered psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists. She has a Masters Degree in Education with a major in Counselling Psychology from the University of Alberta as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Athabasca University and is a member of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA). Kirsten possesses clinical training in cognitive therapies, trauma therapies, therapeutic play and Gottman method couples therapy. Kirsten has specific interest with working with couples where one or both partners have experienced trauma, there has been an extra-marital affair or when one or both partners struggle with addiction. She has worked with individuals who have experienced a number of life challenges including domestic violence, trauma and abuse, and a variety of mental health concerns.

Jessica Eve Ferro

Jessica Eve Ferro is an Art Therapist and Canadian Certified Counsellor registered with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. She completed a Master of Counselling with Athabasca University and an Advanced Diploma with the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute. She also has a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree majoring in Psychology from Carleton University. She is also an LGBTQA+ ally. Jessica has experience working with individual youth and adults using art therapy, narrative therapy, and solution-focused therapy. She has supported clients experiencing grief and loss, trauma, anxiety, depression, self-harm, relationship challenges, and life transitions.

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Training

 Nicole Bringsli is trained in play therapy techniques, the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT model), cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), psychological assessments, experiential therapies and various other counselling modalities. She also has experience consulting to various services in regards to individual cases and programming. She is licensed by the the College of Alberta Psychologists (Reg #2913), the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists (Reg #535) and the Psychologists Association of Alberta (PAA). She has begun this private practice after working for about 12 years with various government, health and non-profit agencies.

Nicole Bringsli provides training in the following areas:

  • ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
  • Childhood Sexuality
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Media Literacy
  • Social Thinking Skills
  • Healthy Brain Development

 

**training created based on need and in consultation with the requesting service provider.