Staff

Danyelle Lynch M.Sc. MCFC

Registered  Psychologist

Director

The most beautiful people that we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, and known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” —Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Since 2009 I have had the honour to walk alongside children, youth, and their caregivers as they navigate through their struggles. Using expressive therapy techniques I am able to build understanding into your child’s world view, support them in processing their current concerns, and offer insight and recommendations for the family as a whole with the goal of increasing your family’s unity and well-being.

As a Registered  Psychologist, my approach with families is informed by person-centered, developmental, family systems, and trauma informed theories. I work with individuals and families 3 years old and up. My role is to assist your family through your current struggles by offering support, insight, and consultation. I have considerable experience working with children, youth and their families in areas of anxiety, depression, ADHD, anger, self-harm, disordered eating, separation/divorce, attachment, adoption, complex trauma (physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect), and singular traumatic events (car accidents, assault).

I have advanced training in Play therapy, Sandplay therapy, Art therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). I have worked with Children Services, foster parents, and adoptive parents. I offer direct billing through Blue Cross, Green Shield, and Telus Health.

Nicole Pawlick

Therapeutic Support Counsellor

Certified Child and Youth Care Counsellor


Since 2016 I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings which include; community centres, treatment centres, daycares, group care, and in-home support work. I appreciate what working in the life space can do to help support others and expand their strengths. I have grown to appreciate and understand the impact that creative activities can have in the healing process. My role is to work with children, youth and their supports to enhance their skills and knowledge in order to overcome challenges they face.  

Being a Child and Youth Care Counsellor, gives me a unique approach and allows me to work from a relational, developmental, strength-based, and trauma informed lens that enables me to have a holistic view when working with children, youth, and families. My role is to work as an equal with people where they are at and allow them a safe place where they can express themselves in a variety of mediums in order for us to work together to understand and conquer struggles. I have experience working with children and youth who struggle in the areas of developmental delays, FASD, homelessness, sexual abuse, attachment, suicidal ideation, and complex trauma.  

 I currently have training in Therapeutic Play and Sandplay and plan on advancing my learning in both therapies. I currently am beginning my Masters in Science in Clinical Mental Health Counselling specialized in Marriage, Couples, and Families.

Janelle Pozerniuk

Therapeutic Support Counsellor

Certified Child and Youth Care Counsellor


As a Certified Child and Youth Care Counsellor, my goal is to meet your child where they’re at and help them see their light again! I use things like music, art, plants, animals, and play to create a therapeutic, safe relationship and then use creative counselling techniques to get some real work done. I use attachment theory and work from a trauma-informed, strength-based lens often in the life space so that the new skills can be easily implemented. 

I have specialized training in family violence and sexual assault, and have worked closely with children, youth and families around homelessness, anxiety, depression, ADHD, addictions, PTSD and suicidal ideation.

Since 2011, I have been working with children, youth, and families from all walks of life. I most recently spent 4 years working alongside Children’s Services and families to help them with their various struggles, and I loved interacting with the families as a whole. I also currently work part time with homeless males aged 16-24 with the Edmonton John Howard Society. 

Madeleine Shenher

Counselling Therapist Intern

I am currently a practicum student from Yorkville University nearing completion of a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. I enjoy using a humanistic approach, meeting clients with unconditional positive regard and navigating possible solutions for obstacles you may encounter. Working collaboratively from a strengths-based approach, I want to support clients in building upon their pre-existing skills and knowledge of themselves to improve their overall wellbeing.
As an elementary school teacher for a number of years, I have had the opportunity to work with children, youth, and families in a variety of capacities. I understand the value and importance of play based approaches and look forward to integrating play into therapy, completing play therapy training in the near future. Being a Registered Yoga Teacher, I also appreciate the importance of mindfulness and enjoy incorporating mindfulness-based practices into counselling. 
I believe in the importance of building an authentic connection and see it as an honour to work alongside clients on their therapeutic journeys.