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Psychologists & Clinical Social Workers in Saskatoon

At Crossroads Therapeutic Solutions, we deliver professional, confidential counselling and therapy in Saskatoon. Our highly skilled team of therapists have extensive academic backgrounds, practical experience and attend professional development workshops and training. All therapists are City Of Saskatoon Employee and Family Assistance (EFAP) providers. After hours appointments are available with most therapists, including evenings. Some therapists offer limited weekend appointments. Meet our team of therapist below and call us to schedule an appointment today!

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Dr. Boechler has over 25 years of experience in counselling and therapy. Steve believes that we can make changes in our lives and grow beyond the experiences of our past and the challenges of the present. He understands individuals in the context of relationships, cultures and community. Steve works with individuals & couples from a trauma informed perspective on a breadth of human experiences and struggles including: posttraumatic stress disorder, traumatic experiences, harassment and bullying, workplace challenges, anger, assertiveness and pornography. He provides counselling and therapy related to anxiety, depression, self-esteem, struggles in mood regulation, and couples dealing with challenges in relationships.

Dr. Boechler also provides Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) following work place incidents, clinical supervision, and workshops on work-life balance and resiliency. His practice includes services to people with intellectual disabilities.

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Frances has over 17 years of counselling experience with individuals, couples & youth (16+). She believes counselling can be of great help to clarify unmet needs, explore unexamined areas or issues and to build connections between mind, body, and emotions. Ultimately, clients gain confidence in their own abilities, taking the next steps on their own.

Her areas of interest include: depression, anxiety, stress, life transitions, work/life balance, trauma and sexual abuse, family of origin, boundaries, self-esteem, self-care, healthy relationships (including same-sex couples), gender identity, sexuality, addictions, and the impact of physical/mental health on individuals and families.

Frances has advanced education & training in Somatic Experiencing, Trauma and Abuse, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Grief & Loss, Client-Centered and Solution Focused Therapy.

Experience:

Over 15 years of supervised clinical counselling (including 6 years in Mental Health and Addictions Services), crisis counseling, case management, advocacy, family & multi-disciplinary case conferences (all Saskatoon hospitals and rehabilitation ward), group work (Women & Stress, Self Esteem, Anxiety, Family of Origin), and delivering presentations on a variety of issues including: sleep problems, boundaries, women & stress, self-care, relaxation and men & mental health.

For over 15 years, Frances has been involved with planning the Living with Mental Illness Conference. This one-day conference runs annually in May, during Mental Health Week. It is the only one of its kind in Saskatchewan, benefitting friends and family members who may require support and information about community resources. This year's workshop takes place on May 4th, 2018 at the Travelodge Hotel in Saskatoon.

For more information or to register: www.livingwithmentalillnessconference.ca

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Christa has a Master’s of Education in Counselling from the University of Saskatchewan and over 15 years of experience working with diverse populations in the human service field. She provides counselling to individuals, couples, and families. Previously, Christa was employed at University of Saskatchewan Student Counselling Services, Catholic Family Services Saskatoon, and Child & Youth Mental Health Services in Alberta.

Christa’s areas of practice include: life transitions, grief/loss, separation & divorce, family of origin, impact of trauma and sexual abuse, communication, assertiveness, anger, boundaries, healthy relationships (including same sex couples), self-image, body image & eating concerns, depression, anxiety, addictions, self-harm, coping with stress, and finding work/life balance.

Christa uses an eclectic approach, drawing on a variety of counselling theories (cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, systems theory, solution focused therapy, somatic experiencing, mindfulness, feminist and strength-based approaches).  She believes in a holistic approach to mental wellness: supporting the “whole” person, taking into consideration the mental, emotional, physical, social and spiritual states of well-being. She also believes in the idea of the therapist as a fellow traveler. "The therapist is not just an observer of the client's emotional journey or even a disinterested guide, but a fellow traveler, resonating with the client's sadness, anger, and anxiety."

Throughout Christa’s years as a therapist in various settings, she has facilitated presentations/workshops on topics such as grief, coping with a sudden loss, communication and conflict resolution, self-esteem, children exposed to violence, and burnout prevention/self-care, and effective coping and decision making for various community agencies, parenting after separation and divorce, celebrating women (self-image), raising boys/building heroes, life skills for teens, and a body image/eating concerns group.

Christa has advanced training in:

  • Working with Victims of Domestic Abuse: Integrating Responses and Resistance (Dec 2012)
  • Solution Focused Treatment Approaches for PTSD (Oct 2012)
  • Shame and the Treatment of Trauma (May 2012)
  • Forgiveness and Healing: Applications in Clinical Practice (May 2012)
  • Integrating Mindfulness into Clinical Practice (October 2010)
  • Eating Disorders:  Navigating Treatment Difficulties (April 2010)

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Sheena is passionate about helping people identify their strengths and gain perspective to work through life's challenges. She believes as Maslow said, "In any moment, one can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth".  Sheena is a Clinical Social Worker with extensive experience and education in counseling individuals, couples, and families.

Sheena draws from many approaches to match her clients' needs. These include emotion-focused therapy, solution-focused therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, non-violent communication, and family systems therapy. She is also a certified yoga teacher and incorporates mind-body techniques when appropriate.

Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Bachelor and Master’s Degrees in Social Work, as well as a Master’s Certificate in Public Management. She has advanced training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), emotion-focused therapy with couples, mindfulness-based therapy, stress management and relaxation, mediation and conflict resolution, dealing with workplace harassment, sexuality, crisis intervention, suicide and violence risk assessment and prevention, among others. She is an approved provider of Health Canada’s First Nations and Inuit Health Branch.

Social action is important to Sheena, and she volunteers for with a number of organizations serving vulnerable people, including assisting newcomers to Canada and providing support to LGBT youth. In her spare time, she enjoys being active with her family and her many sports pursuits.

Sheena's areas of interest include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Problems
  • Stress and Life Balance
  • Separation and Divorce
  • Workplace Conflict/Harassment
  • Grief and Loss
  • Mindfulness
  • Abuse
  • Body Image and Eating Issues
  • Sexuality
  • Self-Harm Behaviour
  • Addictions
  • Trauma

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Maureen Walker joined the partnership at Crossroads Therapeutic Solutions in May 2016.  She is a Registered Psychologist and has a Master's degree in Educational Psychology (obtained in 2003) from the University of Saskatchewan.  Maureen has experience working with individuals, couples, and families since 2001 and she works with children, adolescents, and adults.  Previously, Maureen was employed with Family Service Saskatoon, Saskatoon Interval House and the Crisis Shelter at the YWCA.

Maureen has an integrative approach to therapy, using a variety of counseling theories, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR & EMI Therapy, Feminist and Strength-Based Approaches, Systems Theory, Emotion Focused Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy.

Maureen’s professional experience is in the areas of healthy relationships, couple counseling (including same-sex couples), workplace issues, stress, anger, conflict resolution, trauma, grief, life transition, anxiety and depression, parenting, domestic violence, separation, and divorce.

Maureen has advanced training in:

  • EMDR Therapy
  • Attachment-Focused EMDR Therapy
  • Children and Attachment
  • EMI (Eye Movement Integration) Level 1 and Level 2

Memberships/Interests:

  • Saskatchewan College of Psychologists,
  • Saskatchewan Association of Psychologists
  • EMDR Canada
  • EMDR International

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Joanne has twenty years of experience helping people overcome obstacles, improve their lives and achieve greater happiness. She provides therapy for individuals, couples (including same-sex couples) and families (youth 12+). She holds a master’s degree in clinical social work and is a certified coach. Joanne’s areas of interest include recovery from relationship trauma with a toxic partner, enhanced communication in couples and families, emotion regulation, anxiety, depression, body image, self-esteem, anger, assertiveness, boundaries, substance abuse, separation and divorce, bereavement, and more.

Joanne uses an eclectic approach to therapy and coaching, including Positive Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused, Strength-Based and Systems Therapy, Trauma-Informed Therapy and Disordered Eating.

Joanne has advanced training in the following:

  • How to Rewire the Traumatized Brain
  • Rapid Recovery Techniques for Depression and Self-Esteem
  • Better Outcomes Now - Evidence-Based Practice
  • Caring for the Brain after Narcissistic Abuse
  • Mindfulness-Integrated Cognitive Behavior Therapy (MiCBT)
  • Treating Eating Issues from a Systemic Perspective
  • ASIST—Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
  • DBT: Skills Training for Clinicians Working with Children and Adolescents
  • Self-Injury in Youth—Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute
  • Children & Adolescents: Brain Development, Behavior, Learning and Emotional Challenges
  • The Explosive Child-Treatment Options
  • Eating Disorders, Finding Your Way Through Treatment Difficulty
  • R.I.E.N.D.S program (Anxiety Treatment for Youth)
  • Interventions for Traumatized Children and Adolescents
  • Family Strategies, Practical Tools for Professionals Treating Families Impacted by Addictions
  • Addictions Diagnostic Assessment Workshop
  • Solution-Focused Strategies
  • Thought Patterns For High Performance

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Jai Richards recently joined the partnership at Crossroads Therapeutic Solutions in April 2017. He is a Registered Psychologist and has a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology (2010) from Goddard College in Vermont, USA and obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Western Ontario in London. Jai has experience working with adult individuals, couples and families. Previously Jai was employed with the Saskatchewan Health Authority (current) and provided contractual counselling services at Family Service Saskatoon and Penny Murphy and Associates, as well as his own private practice.

Jai uses an eclectic and integrative approach to therapy, using a variety of counselling theories and modalities tailored to each client. These approaches could include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Narrative therapy, EMDR, SE, Strengths-based and Solution Focussed Therapy. Jai’s aim is to work in partnership with clients in a safe therapeutic, non-judgmental environment to explore aspects of your life that you may wish to clarify, understand or change. He also works to help you accept yourself and/or change your behaviour to one which is more productive for you and to help you move towards becoming the person you want to be.

Jai’s professional experience is in the areas of healthy relationships (including same sex couples), gender identity issues, anger and/or violence in relationships (with both victims and aggressors), trauma, anxiety, depression, stress management and grief/loss and sexual offenders.

Jai has many years of experience in facilitating both educational and therapeutic groups such as: intimate partner violence, sexual offenders, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, anger in relationships and moving on from trauma.

Jai’s advanced training includes:

  • Refugee Mental Health Course
  • Looking Through the Eyes of Trauma and Dissociation: EMDR and Ego State Therapy Across the Dissociative Continuum
  • WPATH: Transgender Health: Best Practices in Medical and Mental Health Care
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Basic Training – Saskatoon, SK
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Dissociative Disorders – Standard Course Part 1 – Online
  • Somatic Experiencing (SE) Level 1 – Saskatoon, SK

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