Meet Our Team

roxana sterniczuk

Dr. Roxana Sterniczuk, Ph.D., R.Psych.

Registered Psychologist
Co-Founder & Principal Director
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Dept. Psychology, University of Calgary

Licensed Practice Areas: Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology, and Rehabilitation Psychology
Focus: Neuropsychological assessment, cognitive concerns (memory, executive function), brain injury, insomnia, stress, chronic pain, and life transitions
Insurance: Various + WCB + Disability Claims

Limited Working Proficiency in Polish


Full Bio:

Dr. Roxana Sterniczuk is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists in the Province of Alberta. She has specialized training to practice within the areas of Clinical... Psychology, Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology.

Regarding education, she completed her Master's and Doctoral degrees at the University of Calgary, in the area of Psychology with a specialization in Behavioral Neuroscience. She expanded her clinical research training during a 2-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Dalhousie University in the areas of Psychology, Psychiatry, and Geriatric Medicine. Dr. Sterniczuk also holds a Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Dalhousie University, and she has specialized residency training in Clinical Neuropsychology from the University of Toronto affiliate, Baycrest Health Sciences.

She has 16 years of combined clinical and research expertise in the fields of sleep, aging, dementia, and brain health. Her clinical focus involves the assessment, prevention, and treatment of cognitive challenges, in adults and older adults. Additionally, she specializes in treating insomnia, as well as helping people manage stress and challenging life circumstances, including brain injury, chronic pain, and disability from work.

Dr. Sterniczuk provides consulting and contract services to local and national treatment providers focused on sleep health. She has also published her work in numerous peer-reviewed scientific journals and has been invited to contribute her knowledge to educational textbooks in the fields of circadian and geriatric medicine. She welcomes research opportunities pertaining to brain health and aging, including exploration of the relationships between sleep and circadian rhythms, cognitive functioning, and risk of dementia.

Outside of the clinic, she jumps at any opportunity to travel and explore new foods, cultures, and historical sites. You can also find her skiing in the mountains, lost in a good book, and taking long walks with her two dogs.
prabh parmar

Dr. Prabh Parmar, Psy.D.

Registered Psychologist

Licensed Practice Areas: Clinical Psychology
Focus: Trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, stress-related disorders, ADHD, chronic pain, insomnia, self-esteem building, Autism Spectrum Disorder, child and adolescent development, driving anxiety, psychological assessment and diagnosis, and pre-surgical evaluations.
Insurance: : Alberta Blue Cross, ASEBP, Green Shield Canada, SSQ Insurance
Punjabi and Hindi fluency

Full Bio:

Dr. Prabh Parmar is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists in the Province of Alberta. She has specialized training to practice within the area of Clinical Psychology. She is a member in good standing with the Psychologists' Association of Alberta. ...

Dr. Parmar completed her Master's and Doctoral degrees in the area of psychology, with a specialization in child and adolescent development. In addition to private practice, she has worked in community mental health, long-term care facility, therapeutic school, hospital, and primary care clinic.

Dr. Parmar utilizes a collaborative approach to support each client’s identified treatment goals in a safe space. Treatment is individualized based on each client’s unique life experiences and diversity factors. Dr. Parmar utilizes a biopsychosocial approach in her clinical work to provide holistic care while integrating medical and mental health. Telehealth services are available so clients can engage in treatment from the comfort of their own home.

Dr. Parmar has clinical expertise in the fields of trauma, emotional regulation, life transitions, ADHD, chronic pain, insomnia, Autism Spectrum Disorder, driving anxiety, child and adolescent development, psychological assessment and diagnosis, and pre-surgical evaluations. She has specific training in various interventions, such as Trauma- Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, and play therapy.

Outside of professional life in psychology, Dr. Parmar enjoys travelling.

Dr. Karen J. Coe Ph.D., R. Psych. BCN

Registered Psychologist

Licensed Practice Areas: Clinical/Counselling Psychology and Rehabilitation Psychology
Focus: Assessments with a primary focus on ADHD, concussion, trauma, chronic pain, PTSD, and work disability

Insurance: Various + Disability Claims


Full Bio:

Dr. Karen Coe is a Registered Psychologist in both Ontario and Alberta and experienced BCIA board-certified in Neurofeedback. Dr. Coe is trained in assessment, diagnosis, and psychological treatment and workplace mental health training, as well as individual, cognitive-behavioral/ACT and mental health interventions... (relaxation training, pain management, mood regulation/management techniques, and behavior change counselling).

As a result of an accident Dr. Coe underwent three spinal surgeries and years of rehabilitation for her back and neck. Dr Coe resolved to use her clinical psychology skills combined with applied neurosciences training to optimize her recovery. The outcome of her journey was a heightened sensitivity to the impact of a major injury in all areas of a person’s life and the multiple adjustments required to optimize functioning and manage chronic pain. She rekindled a passion for clinical assessment and the importance of well-informed intervention strategies for a targeted plan to achieve mental health and lifestyle goals. Dr. Coe believes a comprehensive assessment provides insight and data to determine with a diagnosis (if appropriate) and/or evaluation of the client’s current functioning and what is required to address the gap from where they are currently to what is feasible and optimal. Assessment can be applied to mental health concerns, wellness, optimizing career success and major life transitions resulting in a blueprint to guide the client’s decision making including best use of their resources (i.e., physical, mental, cognitive capacity, social networks, and family support) for success. Simply put, assessment is essential to determining what is needed for Return-To-Work, to identify mental health disorders and to achieve exceptional career satisfaction.

Dr. Coe graduated with her Ph.D. with a specialization in Clinical Psychology from the University of Calgary and holds a master’s degree in psychology with a focus on Cognitive Psychology. Karen’s interest in cognitive strategies and stress management for optimal performance has been a foundation for her work in many areas. Her interest in applied neuroscience led her to advanced training in Neurofeedback to accelerate client outcomes for self-regulation and sustained behavioral change. Her practice is focused on adults and adolescents.

Dr. Coe has worked in clinical settings, private practice, as well as held senior management roles in Human Resources and Organization Development with major corporations and consulting firms. She is entrepreneurial and previously built a successful Calgary-based executive search and management consulting business focused on talent. Her knowledge of workplace and occupational stress has been gained working in diverse corporate, operational, and remote field settings. She is a sought-after award-winning public speaker at various conferences, keynote addresses as well as for special interest groups. The National Press have interviewed her as well as for various publications.

Dr. Coe is a member of the Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance as well as Provincial Psychological Associations. Karen is a proud member of a globe-trotting military family with roots in Ottawa. Professionally she is especially interested in ADHD, concussion, trauma, chronic pain, PTSD, and work disability. At play Karen enjoys strength training, ping pong, yoga, swimming as well as travelling with a curiosity for diverse cultures and their cuisine. As a dog lover she is typically found out exploring new areas on dog walks as well as training her rescue dog as a Therapy Dog – fun for both!
rania elsouri

Rania ElSouri, M.A., R.Psych.

Registered Psychologist

Licensed Practice Areas: Clinical/Counselling Psychology
Focus: Chronic pain, eating disorders, depression, trauma, anxiety and stress-related disorders, conflict management, and borderline personality disorder
Insurance: : Various + Disablility Claims
Arabic fluency; Limited proficiency in Spanish

Full Bio:

Rania is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists. She has specialized training in Clinical/Counselling Psychology as well as Rehabilitation Psychology....Rania’s formal education includes Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s in Counselling Psychology. She has extensive experience in the mental health field in other provinces.

Her passion for helping others starts with creating safe spaces through simple conversations. Rania strives on being available for her clients when they need to talk, require psychological or emotional support, or if they’re simply seeking resources. She understands that therapy can be scary at times, especially when you don’t know whom you are talking to. She prides herself on being the co-pilot assisting clients in navigating their routes to their destinations. Rania’s virtual door is always open to starting with a simple getting to know one another.

Rania is trained and uses various therapeutic modalities and techniques which include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT). These techniques are effective in the treatment of anxiety, depression, substance use, personality disorders, eating disorders and that’s just to name a few. Rania believes that everyone comes from a unique background and has their own story to tell, therefore, she incorporates the use of a multi-cultural, harm reduction, anti-oppressive, client-centred approach.

During her free time, Rania loves being outdoors regardless of weather conditions, travelling, listening to music from various parts of the world, and painting. She is an animal lover who would volunteer her time caring for them.

Shalini Chinna swamy, M.A., R. Psych

Registered Psychologist

Licensed Practice Areas: Clinical/Counselling Psychology and Rehabilitation Psychology
Focus: Brain Injury (concussion), Anxiety and stress related disorder, depression, Trauma and Dementia.
Insurance: : Various + Disability Claims
Hindi, Tamil, and Kannada fluency; Limited proficiency in Telugu and Malayalam

Full Bio:

Shalini is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists. She has specialized training in Clinical/Counselling Psychology, as well as Rehabilitation Psychology. Shalini’s formal education includes Masters in Clinical Psychology and Masters in Dementia studies. She has over 6 years of experience working with all age groups including children, youth, adults and aged population. Shalini’s work experience includes school system, dementia care and brain injury rehabilitation. ...

Shalini’s clinical practice evidence based treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Trauma informed modalities- Prolonged Exposure (PE) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). She has experience in Brain Injury and Trauma Assessments, emotional regulation, anxiety and depression, Autism spectrum disorders and Dementia related disorders.

Shalini believes in empowering clients to develop effective coping strategies and identify inner strength to face challenges that come up in life. Her approach is client-centered with consideration of cultural diversity.

Outside of work, Shalini enjoys walking, reading books, exploring cafes, and is passionate about learning about different cultures.

Jesse Rabinovitch, M.A., R. Psych

Registered Psychologist

Licensed Practice Areas: Clinical/Counselling Psychology
Focus: Concussion, headaches, chronic pain, peak performance, life transitions, workplace issues, anxiety and stress-related disorders, depression and related disorders, conflict resolution
Insurance: : Various + Disability Claims

Full Bio:

Born and raised Calgarian, former competitive athlete, and avid mountain enthusiast. Jesse Rabinovitch is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists. He has specialized training to practice in the area of Clinical/Counselling Psychology and over 10 years of professional experience. Jesse has wide-ranging skills working with both adults and adolescents in individual, family, and couples counselling. Over the past decade, Jesse worked in various professional settings, including, hospitals, schools, clinics, as well as private practice. ...

Using solution-focused, person-centered, and cognitive-behavioral therapy modalities, Jesse strives to equip you with the tools needed to sustain excellence. By creating a professional relationship rooted in compassion, trust, and understanding, we will embark on our working alliance and identify the obstacles unique to your situation. Our next step will be supporting you with the identification and implementation of effective solutions to overcome these obstacles. Developing and implementing a champion mindset will have you thriving in all areas of life and embracing the best version of yourself.

Zabrina Kwan, M.A., R. Psych

Registered Psychologist

Licensed Practice Areas: Clinical/Counselling Psychology
Focus: Stress, anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma, interpersonal challenges.
Insurance: : Various

Cantonese fluency

Full Bio:

Zabrina Kwan is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists. She has worked with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and cultures and is passionate about supporting individuals in the areas of stress, anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma, interpersonal challenges, and many other issues. She provides a safe, caring and confidential environment for individuals to become empowered to create positive changes in their lives such as increasing their overall personal functioning and performance. ...

Problems can sometimes arise in life and individuals may need some assistance to get back on track. We will work together to explore your thoughts, feelings, beliefs and behaviours that you want to change in order to meet your goal. In your journey, we will develop strategies that fit your unique situation. Zabrina uses a variety of counselling approaches such as EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing), cognitive-behavioural therapy, solution focused therapy, and interpersonal therapy.

Outside of work, Zabrina enjoys travelling and exploring new culture and cuisine. She enjoys drawing, reading and listening to music. She is passionate about lifelong learning.

justin claude dumont

Justin-Claude (JC) Dumont, M.A.

Registered Provisional Psychologist

Licensed Practice Areas: Clinical Psychology; Rehabilitation Psychology; Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Focus: Addictions, anger management, anxiety, depression, existential crisis, grief, stress management, self-esteem building, trauma, and workplace conflict.
Insurance: : Alberta Blue Cross
French fluency

Full Bio:

JC Dumont is a registered provisional psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP) and a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)....He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience, as well as a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology. Over the course of his career, JC has conducted over 12,000 hours of clinical practice and worked with over 4,000 clients, including first responders and veterans, couples and families, as well as adolescence and adults. He has learned the key role of personal transformative experiences in understanding human nature. Just as he assists his clients on a path of self-discovery and development, he takes time to learn more about himself by participating in personal growth courses and engaging in philosophical studies.

His practice is guided by the principles of humanistic psychology, evolutionary psychology, and cognitive-behavioural therapy. Since working as a mental health therapist, JC has learned that while stories change, the lessons learned stay the same. Indeed, while our experiences are unique, the lessons we learn reflect both our unique individuality and shared humanity. Based on what he has learned from his own experiences and that of others’, JC is able to provide clients insights into the behavioural habits, emotional reactions, and patterns of thought that entrap them.

By making clear observations, providing timely insights, and attempting to heal old wounds, JC helps clients recognize the causes of the difficult situations they face. Our minds try to protect us from the harshness of reality by projecting an image of how we wish to be perceived, rather than who we truly are. As a result, we unmistakably miss our true essence! However, just as the brain must be grounded in reality to heal and function optimally, the mind requires silence to think clearly. Therefore, a common goal in session is to distinguish fact from fiction, and illusion from reality. In short, JC assists his clients in recognizing their human potential and points them toward the tools they need to embody what they can be.

Sandra Wiebe, B.A. Communications

Practicum Student

Focus: Depression, anxiety, stress, life transitions, sleep hygiene, coping skills, chronic pain, self-esteem, interpersonal concerns
Insurance: : N/A

Full Bio:

Sandra is a practicum student under the supervision of Dr. Roxana Sterniczuk and is currently completing a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. Sandra also has a Communications degree from Mount Royal University ...publishing where she enjoyed uncovering the passion of artists, musicians, and business owners. Her curiosity of human nature led her to the world of psychology where she provides client-centred services, focusing on the strengths, resources, and desired outcomes of her clients. She is passionate about all aspects of health, movement, and the outdoors. In her spare time, Sandra enjoys mountain biking, cross-country skiing, traveling, and being anywhere near and on water.

Sandra looks forward to connecting with you, and is available to provide accessible, free counselling services.