Dr. Vivienne C. Rowan
C. Psych.

Dr. Vivienne C. Rowan specializes in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) for anxiety disorders and related conditions. Dr. Rowan received her master’s degree in Experimental & Applied Behaviour Analysis and Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba and specialization from the Medical College of Pennsylvania. She focuses on assessment and treatment for trauma and post traumatic stress disorder and in disability management.

John WDr. John R. Walker
C. Psych.

Dr. Walker received his Masters Degree and Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Manitoba. He completed his clinical psychology internship at the Mendota Mental Health Institute in Madison, Wisconsin. He has a special interest in cognitive behaviour therapy and self-help approaches.

Dr. Paul Rezutek
C. Psych.

Dr. Rezutek received his Master’s and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Manitoba and completed his clinical psychology internship at the Student Counselling and Career Centre at the University of Manitoba. His practice integrates cognitive–behavioural and mindfulness-based approaches within the context of collaborative and supportive therapeutic relationships. His clinical interests include helping children and their caregivers with anxiety (e.g., separation, social, generalized, phobias, school refusal), obsessions and compulsions, behavioural difficulties (e.g., ADHD, autism spectrum disorder – level 1/Asperger’s Syndrome) and parenting concerns, as well as helping adults with anxiety (e.g., generalized, health, social, panic, phobias), depression, obsessions and compulsions, posttraumatic stress, chronic pain and health concerns, stress management, life adjustment, return to work difficulties, and autism spectrum disorder – level 1/Asperger’s Syndrome. Dr. Rezutek also has extensive experience consulting with caregivers of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Dr. Andrew Lubusko
C. Psych.

Dr. Lubusko received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Manitoba and completed his Clinical Psychology internship at the Student Counselling and Career Centre at the University of Manitoba. His clinical interests include anxiety and post-traumatic stress, depression, self-control/emotional regulation difficulties (e.g., anger management, adult ADHD), return-to-work issues, and couples counselling. Dr. Lubusko is fluent in Polish and works primarily with adults, college/university students, and adolescents.

Dr. Corey Mackenzie
C. Psych.

Dr. Corey Mackenzie received his M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Queen’s University and completed his clinical internship at Baycrest in Toronto. He uses cognitive behavioural and mindfulness-based approaches to help younger and older adults suffering from anxiety, depression, and difficulties coping with stressful life experiences.

Dr. Leanne Mak
C. Psych.
(currently on maternity leave)

Dr. Mak received her Master’s degree and Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Manitoba. She completed her pediatric clinical psychology internship at British Columbia’s Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, BC. Her clinical interests include children with anxiety and depression, emotion regulation difficulties, attention problems, and parenting.

Dr. Linda J. Trigg
C. Psych.

Dr. Linda Trigg has extensive experience working with adults, children and families in the mental health, child welfare and school systems She has special interests in anxiety, depression, stress, family and couple counselling, separation and divorce, parenting issues, panic attacks, phobias, and grief/bereavement. In addition to her clinical work she has extensive experience as a supervisor and trainer and in administrative roles. Dr. Trigg was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of Winnipeg Child and Family Services and the Executive Director of New Directions for Children, Youth and Family. She recently retired as Director of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Institute of Manitoba but maintains a part-time practice at the institute.

Dr. Diane Hiebert-Murphy
C. Psych.

Dr. Hiebert-Murphy received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Manitoba. She completed her clinical psychology internship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Her special interests include couples therapy, family therapy, parenting, and high conflict relationships.

Dr. Heather MacKenzie
C. Psych.
 

Dr. MacKenzie received her M.Sc. degree and Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Calgary. She completed her clinical psychology residency at the University of Manitoba. Her clinical interests include helping children & adolescents with anxiety, depression, chronic health conditions, emotional regulation difficulties, and attention problems.

Dr. Jason Ediger
C. Psych.

Dr. Ediger has a special interest in blending cognitive behaviour therapy with mindfulness based approaches to change and coping. His practice focuses on anxiety, mood difficulties, chronic pain and health concerns in adults and adolescents. He has extensive experience with disability claims and return to work issues.

Off-Site Psychologists

Dr. Andrea Piotrowski
C. Psych.

Dr. Piotrowski received her Master’s degree in experimental psychology and Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Manitoba. She completed her clinical psychology internship in Neuropsychology at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Her interests include cognitive behaviour therapy for anxiety, depression, and adjustment to life circumstances. Dr. Piotrowski also does a variety of cognitive assessments.

Dr. Bill Leonhart
C. Psych.

Dr. Bill Leonhart, C. Psych. received his Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba. He is interested in helping individuals with disability prevention, chronic pain, adjustment difficulties, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorders, post-traumatic stress, panic attacks and depression using applied behaviour analysis, cognitive behaviour therapy and mindfulness based approaches.

Dr. Ronak Patel
C. Psych.

Dr. Patel completed his PhD in Clinical Psychology at Ryerson University in Toronto, ON where he also earned his Master’s degree. Alongside his training in Clinical Psychology, he pursued a specialization in Clinical Neuropsychology. In his clinical practice, he has developed expertise in working with a diverse range of individuals, including those affected by depression, anxiety, trauma, stress and adjustment-related difficulties, as well as various neurological conditions (e.g., traumatic brain injury, stroke, and dementia). Dr. Patel is passionate about helping his clients alleviate psychological distress and achieve their goals. He primarily draws upon a cognitive-behavioural orientation, but he also often incorporates other evidenced-based modalities such as motivational interviewing, mindfulness-based therapy, and techniques from cognitive rehabilitation.

Associates

Ms. Sarah Rigby, M.A.

Sarah Rigby received her Master’s degree in clinical psychology from the University of Manitoba, where she is currently pursuing her Ph.D.  Her clinical interests include treating adults and adolescents who experience difficulties with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, and obsessive compulsive disorder.

Dr. Kathryn Sexton
C. Psych. Cand.

Dr. Kathryn Sexton received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, working in the Anxiety Disorders Laboratory.  She completed her clinical psychology residency in the University of Manitoba’s Clinical Health Psychology Program, and conducted further post-doctoral training in the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinical and Research Centre at the University of Manitoba and Health sciences Centre in Winnipeg.  She is fluent in French, and is experienced helping adults, adolescents, and children struggling with anxiety, depression, sleep difficulties, chronic stress, and illness adjustment.  She has a special interest in cognitive behaviour therapy for worry/generalized anxiety and health anxiety, and in approaches to pain management and stress coping in immune-mediated inflammatory diseases such as MS and IBD.

Ms. Uliana Nevzorova
M.A.

Uliana Nevzorova completed her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Manitoba. She provides assessment and individual therapy to adults for a variety of psychological difficulties, such as mood disorders (e.g., depression), anxiety disorders, panic attacks, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma, chronic pain, and adult ADHD. She also provides counselling for a wide range of problems in living, such as chronic stress, relationship difficulties, grief, and organizational skills training.

Ms. Karen O’Brien, M.A., C. Psych. Cand.

Karen O’Brien received her MA in Clinical Psychology from the University of Manitoba and is currently completing her PhD there. She spent the last year working at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, focusing on behaviour change related to chronic health challenges, disease adjustment, and coping with disease-related distress. She uses a variety of approaches, including CBT, body focusing, and ACT to address difficulties with anxiety, emotion regulation, return to work, loss of all sorts, chronic pain, health related challenges, life transitions, and stress. Karen enjoys working with adults, adolescents, and couples.

Dr. Christine Henriksen
C. Psych Candidate

Dr. Henriksen received her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Manitoba. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Harvard Medical School’s McLean Hospital and furthered her training at McLean with a post-doctoral fellowship at the renowned Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Institute. Dr. Henriksen has extensive experiencing treating adults and older adolescents with anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, mood disorders, and eating disorders utilizing a combination of cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and other mindfulness-based approaches.

Ms. Judy Kienas
M.A.
 

Ms. Judy Kienas has received Master’s degrees in both Counselling Psychology (University of North Dakota) and Clinical Psychology (University of Manitoba). She is currently completing her Ph.D. studies at the University of Manitoba. Her clinical interests include working with adults and couples from a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy orientation within the context of a strength-based approach to helping people obtain their goals. She enjoys helping people with anxiety, depression, obsessions and compulsions, posttraumatic stress, return to work difficulties, relationship problems, and anger management concerns.

Ms. Katherine Kenyon
M.A.
 

Ms. Katherine Kenyon received her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Manitoba where she is currently completing her Ph.D. She has extensive training and experience working with adults who are experiencing such difficulties as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress, panic attacks, impulsivity, emotion regulation problems, and chronic health concerns. She also enjoys helping adults to cope with stressful life experiences including work and relationship problems. Ms. Kenyon has particular interest and specialized training in working with individuals who have experienced violence in intimate relationships.