zac rhodenizer

Registered Psychologist, M.Ed., B.A./B.Ed. - Owner & Director, LIFT

 

Zac helps people who are genuinely looking to add meaning and purpose to their lives but are having a hard time figuring out how. A lot of clients want to explore meaning, generate motivation, and discover direction. He also help families change the patterns of behaviour that cause so much interpersonal conflict. Through a family systems approach you and your spouse, or you and your children, can really tackle the root causes of the discord and chaos in your home.

 

Zac is also the director of the Lifestar Alberta program for individuals and couples affected by unwanted sexual behaviour, infidelity, and betrayal trauma.

Ultimately what clients need is to feel and know their therapist cares about them. Zac's number one priority when talking with a client is to make sure that he isn't thinking about anything but them for that hour. Counselling with Zac is about having a therapeutic experience more than just advice or skill building.

** ZAC IS NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING CLIENTS UNTIL JULY 2022. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT FOR JULY 2022 OR LATER, PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE.

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SABRINA STUSHNOFF

B.A., M.A. (Counselling Psychology), CCC

Sabrina has had a passion for working with people since 2011 when she first began volunteering at a senior’s centre. In 2018, Sabrina completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and went on to complete a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology in 2021. During her professional development, Sabrina volunteered with both young children and seniors as well as worked at the local Women’s Shelter here in Lethbridge.

Sabrina uses an eclectic approach, drawing from Client-Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy. She is empathetic, understanding, and genuinely cares about collaboratively working with you to meet your goals. Sabrina enjoys working with children ages 7 and up, youth, and adults, as well as couples and families. Sabrina also enjoys running support groups through the LifeStar program.

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ELLIOTT Kemmet

Clinical Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW

As an experienced counsellor, I have the great privilege of helping others discover insight and clarity in their lives to take action towards greater health and wellbeing. It is human to struggle. We all have our ups and downs and being isolated in our emotional experience can just make it worse. I am here to offer a warm and supportive environment to explore your concerns and achieve improvement in psychological, physical, spiritual and relational well-being.

In therapy, my aim is to foster an environment where you experience empathy, connectedness and acceptance. Through the process of exploring your deepest values and needs, I seek to empower you to heal from emotional wounds and reach greater meaning, purpose and fulfilment in life.

If you are feeling ready to start your therapeutic journey or even a little unsure about the process, feel free to contact me to book an appointment or to explore any questions you might have.

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DARYL SUTTER

Registered Provisional Psychologist, B.A., B.Ed., M.A., M.C.

Daryl’s approach to counselling services is to provide an atmosphere of trust, respect, honesty and sincerity. His primary approach to counselling is Narrative Therapy. Using this approach, Daryl can listen closely and actively question for details in the narrative that support the individual’s values and strength-based skills. These details are then used to configure and guide the counselling sessions. By listening for and acting upon specific details that are being infringed upon in the given situation, the client and Daryl can align their mutual cognitive understandings of the values and skills.

Daryl’s field of specialization is that of trauma and how acute (instant events) or chronic (long-term events) trauma adversely affects the human psyche. He has focused specifically on how stress, anxiety and depression in educators and healthcare providers lead to compassion fatigue and empathy erosion. He is AFFA certified in Occupation Trauma Awareness.

Compassion fatigue, occupational stress injury, and burnout can affect all members of a society. Anxiety and depression are significant indicators towards burnout. My mission is to assist those, whose empathy, compassion and professionalism have been eroded, by providing a nonjudgmental, safe and caring therapeutic environment.

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KATHLEEN KOPTIE

Bio coming soon

Wally Czech

B.A., M.C. PSYCH, CCC

Wally has a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology and is a Certified Canadian Cunsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Wally has been in clinical practice for 20 years and has been providing group, couple, and individual therapy within the LifeStar program for the last 10 years.

 

Wally also has a small private practice where he does individual therapy for all age levels as well as couples counselling. In addition he is the Director of Training for the Canadian Alliance to end Homelessness where he provides training and consultation across Canada for communities and organizations working to end homelessness. He has also created a youth based assessment tool related to youth homelessness.

 

Wally is married and has three boys ages 23, 21, and 12. He and his wife own and operate a bouncy castle rental business as a sideline.