Meet Our Team
Dr. Roxana Sterniczuk, Ph.D., R.Psych.
Registered Psychologist Co-Founder & Principal Director
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. She is a member in good standing with the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta and a Member-at-Large of the Canadian Psychological Association Clinical Neuropsychology section executive.
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.
Shannon Flynn, MC, R.Psych.
Shannon Flynn is a Registered Psychologist licensed with the College of Alberta Psychologists. She has specialized training to practice within the areas of Clinical/Counselling Psychology and Rehabilitation Psychology.
Her formal education includes a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with a focus on neurobiological underpinnings of human behaviour, and a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology. Her Master’s clinical training focused on concussion and brain injury rehabilitation, including strategies for improving cognition. Her research concentrated on biopsychosocial factors in brain injury recovery. Shannon’s residency training and clinical experience centred on neurophysiological processes underlying injury rehabilitation, chronic pain, stress, depression, and anxiety.
Shannon has 19 years of combined training and clinical practice in psychology. She has specialized training in the fields of brain health and chronic pain. She also has a general psychological practise in assessing and treating anxiety, depression, and insomnia in otherwise healthy individuals.
E.J. Kim, M.Ed., R.Psych.
E.J. is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP) and a member of the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta. Before his registration as a psychologist, he served his community as a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
His belief in the human capacity for compassion, our tendency towards growth, and the uniqueness of individuals leads him to integrate different therapeutic approaches according to his clients’ needs. As a strong advocate for brain science, E.J. incorporates psycho-education in his sessions to empower his clients with knowledge. He has training in different interventions, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy.
E.J.’s interest in psychology came from his inquiries into the nature of human suffering. While studying toward a Bachelor’s degree in Social Psychology, he worked as a Laboratory Manager for the Mindfulness and Emotion Regulation Research Lab at the University of Rochester in New York. During his military service in South Korea, he served as a sergeant and crisis counsellor. Afterward, he walked El Camino de Santiago to learn, through the physical challenges of a pilgrim, about the nature of his own mind; this experience led him to become an acolyte in a South Korean Buddhist monastery, where he learned the embodiment of mindfulness practice.
After coming back to North America, E.J. completed his Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology and has been working with clients with various difficulties, including emotion regulation, trauma and stress-related disorders, chronic pain management, and anxiety-related and depressive disorders. He is fluent in both English and Korean.
Outside of work, E.J. enjoys participating in and facilitating meditation groups and workshops in his community. If not on a cushion, he can often be found at the climbing wall, in the swimming pool, or longboarding through the park.
Laura Romero, M.C.
Registered Provisional Psychologist
Laura Romero is a Registered Provisional Psychologist, licensed with the College of Alberta Psychologists, and she practices within the areas of Clinical/Counselling Psychology. She holds a Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in communications and psychology and a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology.
Laura’s travels throughout Europe, Australia, Southeast Asia, and the three years she spent living in Singapore led her to study the nuances across various cultures – how people engage and interact with one and other, the ways they communicate and attach meaning, and the belief systems or worldviews they hold. These experiences ushered Laura down the path of psychology, where she works with people by helping them tap into their natural strengths and abilities and assisting them in building resiliency.
Laura’s approach to counselling is holistic in nature, in that she seeks to understand the body-mind-spirit connection. Looking through a lens of attachment and using a trauma-informed approach, Laura supports individuals, couples and families as they work through life’s challenges. Her clinical focus includes the areas of trauma, life transitions, anxiety and depression, caregivers supporting people with chronic illness, and self-discovery.
When Laura is not working, she is happiest when she is connecting with nature, exercising, meditating, spending time with family and friends, reading, and travelling.