Denise Mannell   

Registered Psychologist  


First of all, welcome to our website! My name is Denise Mannell and I have been living in Fort McMurray since 2001 and working in private practice full-time as a Registered Psychologist since 2004. My areas of speciality include psycho-educational assessments and counselling services for children and adults. I can honestly say that I thoroughly enjoy my work and it is something that I am passionate about on a daily basis. Seeking psychological services can sometimes be a daunting task and it often creates significant anxiety for people, but the benefits far outweigh this initial stress. The therapeutic relationship that develops during the counselling process will provide you with objectivity and support during a time of crisis and/or personal growth. Rest assured that your individual needs with be fully considered and a highly professional service will be delivered that will increase your coping skills for present and future life stress. Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you are interested in any of the services that we offer, or if you would like to meet one of the psychologists on staff.



Michelle Kardash

Registered Psychologist


I was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan, but I have called Fort McMurray home for 15 years. I obtained my Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Psychology from the University of Regina in 2005. I completed my Master of Counselling in Counselling Psychology through Athabasca University in 2011. I am a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists since 2018. I have experience working in mental health settings including the outpatient services of the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre and in private practice. I have 15 years of experience working in the Human Services field. Specifically, with youth at risk, foster care and group care children, parents, and families struggling with mental health issues, addictions, disabilities, cross cultural issues, ect. I am passionate about working with both youth and adults to help them achieve their full potential and reach their goals. I use a strength based, collaborative approach with clients to help them explore their thoughts and feelings to create hope and a new vision for their lives.



Tyler Chaisson

MACP

I have completed a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. I have a background in education and use an integrative approach to counselling. I am informed by a number of orientations including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitizing Reprocessing (EMDR), and Person-centered (Rogerian) therapy.

Some areas of focus include anxiety, depression, stress, anger management, self-esteem, and other mental health issues. I aim to provide a safe, supportive, and non-judgemental environment to help instill hope and empowerment in clients. I encourage clients to guide the sessions and work on collaboratively designed goals, all while integrating their strengths.

“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” - Jim Rohn



Wanda Chalke

Registered Provisional Psychologist


Originally from Newfoundland, Fort McMurray has been my home since 2001. After many years in the field of Education in roles such as teacher, Education and Behaviour Consultant, and Registered Provisional Psychologist, I have immensely enjoyed a transition to providing counselling supports within our community. My vast experiences in working with children and families has provided a strong foundation in understanding and supporting others on their mental health journey.

It is a pleasure to work collaboratively with the team at Mannell Psychological Consulting. After completion of a Master of Education: School and Applied Psychology program at University of Calgary, my goal is to guide individuals on their mental health journey in a relaxed, person-centered, non-judgemental environment. Modalities such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy will guide you on this journey to better understand your personal strengths, and to foster courage and hope in taking those first steps in restoring and/or achieving positive mental health.




Salome Jagnanan-Kamphof

Registered Provisional Psychologist


Hello! I’m very passionate about being a therapist and supporting others in any way I can! I have been so lucky to have experienced a diverse resume. I have a Master of Science degree in Child and Adolescent Psychology (2007) as well as a Master of Counselling Psychology (2020). I have dedicated many years to working with school districts around the world as an educator, counsellor or psychologist. I’m also trained in EMDR, EFT, EFFT, CBT, SFT, MBCT, and Narrative Therapy to name a few and work a lot with trauma and PTSD. I’m currently training in Couples Counselling as well. You’ll find that my style is pretty adaptable as I’m trained in a large number of therapeutic modalities.

On a personal note, I’m an active mom of 3 who enjoys travelling, food, fitness, and spending time with friends. Whatever your journey, I aim to curate a plan together with you to achieve your goals!





 Lori Bowers

  Office Manager





"The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination."
-Carl R. Rodgers-







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102-10110 Fraser Avenue    
Fort McMurray, AB T9H 5C2    



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