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

Registered Provisional Psychologist

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 Chaulk

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.

 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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