Meet Our Team

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

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 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.

E.J. Kim, M.Ed., R.Psych.

Registered Psychologist

Licensed Practice Areas: Clinical/Counselling Psychology
Focus: Emotion regulation, trauma- and stress-related disorders, chronic pain, anxiety (including driving anxiety), and depression
Insurance: Various + WCB + Disability Claims
Korean fluency

Full Bio:

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 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.

Dr. Prabh Parmar, Psy.D.

Registered Provisional Psychologist

Licensed Practice Areas: Clinical Psychology
Focus: Psychological assessment and diagnosis, pre-surgical evaluations, trauma and stress related disorders, chronic pain, insomnia, emotion regulation, cognitive concerns, Autism Spectrum Disorder, child and adolescent development.
Insurance: : Alberta Blue Cross, ASEBP, Green Shield Canada, SSQ Insurance
Punjabi and Hindi fluency

Full Bio:

Dr. Prabh Parmar is a Registered Provisional 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. She expanded her clinical training by completing a pre doctoral internship in community mental health. She has also worked in a long-term care facility, therapeutic school, hospital, and primary care clinic. She completed her doctoral dissertation researching neurological implications of vision impairment. She is a published author and has conducted research in the areas of quality improvement, multicultural competence, clinical competence, and pediatric sleep assessment and treatment.

Dr. Parmar has clinical expertise in the fields of psychological assessment and differential diagnosis, chronic pain, sleep hygiene, trauma and crisis intervention, emotional disturbances, concerns with cognitive functioning, and autism. She has specific training in various interventions, such as Trauma- Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. Her approach to treatment is individualized based on unique presentations and diversity factors. She utilizes a biopsychosocial approach in her clinical work to provide holistic care while integrating medical and mental health.

Outside of professional life in psychology, Dr. Parmar enjoys travelling and working as an interior designer.

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.

Rania ElSouri, M.A.

Registered Provisional 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: : Alberta Blue Cross, ASEBP, Green Shield Canada, SSQ Insurance
Arabic fluency; Limited proficiency in Spanish

Full Bio:

Rania is a Registered Provisional 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.