Meet Our Team

We are committed to getting results for our clients at penney murphy & associates, therefore all of our Counsellors are required to have a minimum of a Masters degree.  Most importantly, our Team has a broad range of clinical specialization & expertise backed up by years of education, experience, on-going professional development and continuous learning which ensures you get the results you’re looking for.  They are the Best of the Best.  Click the links to see some of the work our team does with Individuals, Couples, Children, Youth & Families.   

We believe so strongly in our Counselling Team and the work they do, that we offer a 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee.  

Please MEET OUR TEAM

Kristen Humphries


Wendy Monks-Janzen
B.A., M.C.
Canadian Certified Counsellor
Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association.

Wendy is extremely skilled in her work with:

  • ART & PLAY Therapy 
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Grief & Loss
  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Addictions
  • Mental Health Issues (Bipolar, OCD, Eating Disorders)
  • Self Harm
  • Suicide Ideation
  • Parenting
  • Difficult peer or family relationships
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-confidence  

Wendy works with Adults, Couples, Children 5 yrs and older, and Youth.  Wendy offers ART & PLAY Therapy in her work with Children  🙂

Kristen Humphries

Erica Kovach
B.Sc., B.A. (psych)., M.Ed.

 

Erica does amazing work with: 

  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Grief & Loss
  • Trauma
  • Gender / Sexuality
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-confidence
  • Chronic Illness & Mental Health
  • Aging
  • Change
  • Life Transitions 

Erica works with Adults and mature Youth 16+ 

Kristen Humphries

 
Kristen Humphries
B.S.W., M.S.W. (pending), REGISTERED SOCIAL WORKER

Kristen brings exceptional experience and specializes in the following:  

  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Grief & Loss
  • Trauma
  • Addictions
  • Self Harm
  • Suicide Ideation
  • Difficult peer or family relationships
  • Lack of coping skills
  • Behavior difficulties
  • Difficulties making career decisions 
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-confidence

Kristen works with Adults, Children, Youth and Families.  

Shannon Hurley

 

Shannon Hurley
B.S.W., M.S.W., REGISTERED SOCIAL WORKER

Shannon has excellent clinical skills and specializes in the following:   

  • Concurrent Disorders (Addictions and Mental Health Issues) 
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • OCD
  • Eating Disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Chronic Suicidal Ideation
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-confidence

Shannon is trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy which helps clients to experience less stress/distress more rapidly.
Shannon works with Adults and Youth 13+. 

Ashley Breland

 

Ashley Breland  B.A., B.S.W., M.S.W. (pending)
REGISTERED SOCIAL WORKER 

Ashley is extremely skilled in the following: 

  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Coping
  • Resiliency
  • Addictions
  • Trauma
  • Mood Disorders
  • Change (processing and accepting change) 
  • Self-esteem & Self Worth
  • Relationships
  • Navigating Difficult Conversations and People
  • Self-confidence

Ashley works with Adults offering Individual Sessions.

 

Olivia Dangas 
M.Ed. REGISTERED PSYCHOLOGIST 

 

 

Olivia does amazing work with:  

  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-confidence
  • Self regulation
  • Body image
  • Eating concerns
  • Grief support
  • Communication
  • Boundaries
  • Self care
  • Personal growth
  • Problem solving,
  • Relationship issues
  • Life balance
  • Wellness
  • Goal setting
  • Change planning among other issues.

Olivia works with adults & youth 13 yrs – 18 yrs old. She offers individual and couple sessions.

Murray does excellent work with:  

  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-confidence
  • Addictions
  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Crisis Management

Murray works with adults offering individual sessions on Saturdays.

Jen Mazur,
Ph.D., REGISTERED PSYCHOLOGIST

Jen has vast knowledge and experience in:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Panic attacks
  • Relationship issues
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Behavioral issues
  • Mental health disorders
  • Chronic pain
  • Trauma
  • Addiction 

Jen works with adults, couples, families, children of all ages.
If booking a session for a child, please note Jen requires the first session to be parent/caregiver only to ensure the most positive outcome for your child.  

Jesslet Siluvairayan,
B.A., MSc., C.C.P.C.P.R.,
Canadian College of Counsellors & Psychotherapists

 Jesslet’s areas of specialization include: 

  • Behavioral issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Panic attacks 
  • Relationship issues
  • Mental Health issues
  • Play Therapy
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Autism
  • Parenting Issues
  • Domestic Violence
  • Trauma
  • Cross-Cultural issues

She is skilled in SNAP (Stop Now and Plan) a world renowned cognitive-behavioural strategy that helps children and parents regulate angry feelings by getting them to stop, think, and plan positive alternatives before they act impulsively.

Plus, she speaks 5 languages including English, Hindi, Kannad, Tamil & Malayalam.

Jesslet works with children of all ages, adults, couples and families.
If booking for your child, please note Jesslet requires the first sesion to be parent/caregiver only for the most positive outcome for your child.

Jenna Pokol
M.Ed., REGISTERED PSYCHOLOGIST 

Jenna specializes in:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD/Executive Functioning
  • Self-esteem
  • Resiliency
  • Emotional literacy and regulation
  • Problem-solving and Conflict Resolution
  • Social skills and relationship building
  • Stress and Relaxation
  • Attachment
  • Behavioural concerns
  • Grief
  • Suicidal thoughts/ideation. 

Jenna provides Individual Counselling to Adults as well as to children and youth between 5-18 years of age who are experiencing social, emotional, and/or behavioural difficulties.  

If booking for a child, please note Jenna requires the first session to be parent(s)/caregivers only to ensure the most positive outcome for your child.  Also, Jenna does not provide counselling services for custody agreements or court related custody issues.  

Marcie Dupuis

Marcie Dupuis
B.A., B.S.W., M.S.W., R.S.W.

REGISTERED SOCIAL WORKER  

Marcie is a Trained EMDR ((Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapist and also specializes in the following:

  • Prenatal and Postnatal Stress, Anxiety or Depression
  • Birth Trauma 
  • Grief
  • EMDR
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Panic Attacks
  • Self Esteem
  • Addictions
  • Relationship Issues
  • Blended Families
  • Trauma
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Sexual assault
  • Crisis
  • Disability Claims 
  • Attachment and Foster Care Issues 
  • Parenting High Energy, Strong Willed Children 
  • Marital and Pre-marital Concerns
  • Self Sabotaging Behaviour 
  • Workplace Stress 
  • Critical incident debriefing 

Marcie works with adults, couples & youth.

Carol Metcalfe
B.A., M.S.W., REGISTERED SOCIAL WORKER

Carol has a broad and impressive range of expertise including:

  • Mindfulness
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks 
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Anger
  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Eating disorders
  • Couples relationship issues
  • Parent – teen conflict
  • Complex grief & loss
  • Mental health issues
  • Suicidal thoughts & self-harm
  • Co-dependence
  • Work/life balance
  • Wellness…just to name a few.

Carol works with adults, youth 13 yrs – 18 yrs old, couples and families.

Julie Hershey,
M.A., M.F.C.C.,
Canadian Association for Marriage & Family Therapy

Julie specializes in:

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Relationships
  • Anger
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Work related stress
  • Grief & loss
  • Attachment
  • Separation & divorce
  • Parenting as well as co-parenting issues
  • Behavior issues
  • Art Therapy
  • Play therapy 

In addition to her work with adults, couples and families, and as a member of the Canadian Association for Child & Play Therapy, Julie specializes in Art & Play Therapy which is extremely helpful for children when they may not have the words to describe their feelings. 

Julie works with children of all ages, teens, adults, couples and families.
If booking a session with Julie for a child, please note that Julie requires the first session to be parent/caregiver only to ensure the most positive outcome for your child.  

Garry Prediger,
B.A., B.S.W., M.S.W.,
REGISTERED SOCIAL WORKER

Garry’s impressive skills and extensive experience enable him to provide solutions for:

  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Addiction
  • Stress – personal and job stress
  • Adolescent issues
  • Behavioral issues
  • Depression
  • Relationships (marital, family, parent-child, parent-teen)
  • Family issues
  • Bullying
  • Parenting skills training
  • Child custody/access 
  • Work issues

Garry works with adults, youth 13 yrs – 18 yrs old, couples and families. Garry also provides excellent Executive Coaching. 

Greg Pauli,
B.A., M.A.

With over 20 years’ experience in Mental Health & Addictions, Greg specializes in helping clients change their habits.   
Greg specializes in:

  • Addiction issues
  • Substance Abuse
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Self Esteem issues
  • Co-dependence
  • Behavior changes

Greg works with adults and youth.

Marcy Atchison
Office Manager Extraordinaire

Penney Murphy
B.A., B.S.W., M.S.W., R.S.W.
President / Owner

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