Leili is a Clinical Psychologist registered in the Northwest Territories and Alberta, and a member of the Association of Psychologists of the Northwest Territories. She is also a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
Leili is a Doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD). In addition she holds a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (2010) from Adler University in Vancouver.
As a mental health clinician in the North for over 12 years, Leili has experience supporting clients across many presenting symptoms and from diverse backgrounds. Part of her caseload includes providing clinical supervision and consultation to mental health professionals.
The clinical foundations used in Leili’s work are rooted in an integrative, client-centred approach. She incorporates evidence-based methods that highlight the role of the entire being in healing psychological issues. Her areas of expertise are PTSD/trauma, anxiety and relationships. Leili provides the couples therapy on the team.
Laura (she/her) is a Registered Psychologist in the Northwest Territories and Alberta and is a member of the Canadian Psychological Association. She completed her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University (2013) while also learning from Elders and Knowledge Keepers in Yellowknife where she had the pleasure of living for eight years. She is delighted to join the Heidema team to serve northerners again.
As a mental health therapist with nearly ten years of experience, Laura has worked in both the private and non-profit sectors serving diverse clients. Laura feels honoured to serve adult clients facing the effects of a range of challenges, including stress, anxiety, anger, depression, and trauma. Her approach is compassionate, non-judgemental, anti-oppressive, and client-centred. Laura is always open to learning first from the clients she serves. She incorporates evidence-based modalities that best suit clients based on their unique backgrounds. When appropriate, she finds humour can also help build the therapeutic working relationship.
Always curious and continuously learning, Laura has received training in a wide breadth of specialized therapies. She draws on narrative therapy (which focuses on how our stories and values shape the way we view our challenges and strengths) with mindful body-awareness to walk clients through uncovering the deep healing they seek.
Canadian Certified Counsellor
Jennifer is a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. In addition, she holds a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University (2019).
Jenn takes a holistic approach to counselling and focuses on the whole person. Her counselling style is eclectic so she can tailor the counselling journey to fit the needs and situations of her clients. Jenn is passionate about helping others find clarity and a way forward in the face of life’s many challenges. Her heart’s desire is to journey alongside her clients in a caring and compassionate way.
Some of the therapeutic methods used in Jenn’s practice include Client -Focused, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Mind-Body Connection. Her areas of specialty include depression, anxiety and grief.
We help clients explore their experiences in a safe and compassionate environment. We help clients identify the systems and patterns that contribute to their experiences and support them to make shifts that result in clarity and healing.