Our Team

Greg Robinson

ACS AssociateGreg Robinson, MSW, RSW, Registered Clinical Social Worker

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Credentials:

  • Masters level Clinical Social Worker
  • Approved Clinical Supervisor

Experience:

  • Over 38 years of experience.
  • Full time private practice since 1995.

Specialization: Relationship/Marital:

  • “My partner and I no longer communicate. I feel that they don’t listen anymore. They think I’m unreasonable; I’m accused of being too lenient with the kids and spending too much money. Our conversations just become fights!”

If this resembles your relationship, I can help. Generalist: I also work with adults with concerns regarding:

  • Family of Origin/Dysfunction
  • Grief & Loss
  • Boundaries
  • Depression
  • Anxiety/Panic Disorders
  • Sexual Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Communication
  • Addiction & Recovery
  • Co-dependence & Enabling
  • Self-Esteem
  • Separation/Divorce
  • Stress Management

Experienced multicultural therapist with various faith backgrounds. First Nations (INAC approved therapist). Please contact us for more information.

Jennifer Spriddle

Jennifer Spriddle

ACS Associate – Jennifer Spriddle B.PE., M.PE., M.ED., Registered Psychologist

Email jennifer@associatescounselling.ca

Credentials:

      Registered Psychologist
      Mediator
        Collaborative “divorce coach’
        Trained In EMDR – an option for clients with Post Traumatic Stress

Experience:

  • Working with athletes / peak performance Psychologist with Athlete Sport Development Centre – South West AB Individual and team athletes
  • Facilitating community groups on topics such as managing stress and anxiety/ burnout
  • Assessment and counselling interventions working mainly with: depression, anxiety / stress, chronic pain, relationships. parenting,
  • Mediation and positive co- parenting through separation and divorce.

Specialization: Sport Psychology:

  • Assessment and interventions with coaches, parents, and athletes aimed at improving individual and team sport performance through a variety of peak performance interventions.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Mediation Collaborative Parenting through separation and divorce.

  • Working collaboratively with parents and other professionals (psychologists, lawyers, financial professionals) in order to support families through the process of separation/divorce
  • Effective co-parenting through separation and divorce

Please contact us for more information.

Margaret Miles

ACS Associate – Margaret Miles MSW, RSW

Credentials:

      • MSW, RSW
      • Masters Level Social Worker+
      • Designated private practitioner

Experience:

  • Consultant to several agencies and community services
  • Residential Addictions Treatment
  • Working in Private Practice since 2004
  • Adoption work

Specialization:

  • Domestic violence – co-facilitate treatment program for male and female D.V. offenders
  • Working with children; parent/teen conflict
  • Trauma, grief and loss, stress management
  • E.M.D.R

Please contact us for more information.

Suzanne Sheppard

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ACS Associate – Suzanne Sheppard MSW, RSW

Email suzanne@associatescounselling.ca

Credentials:

  • MSW, RSW
  • Masters Level Registered Social Worker
  • Designated Private Practitioner

Experience:

  • Crisis work
  • Child, adolescent and adult mental health
  • Experience in adoptions and home assessments, birth parent counselling, placement and follow-up.
  • Adoptions
  • Private Practice since 2007

Specialization:

      • Women’s issues including life transitions, emotional/physical/spiritual well-being, relationships, sexual assault.
      • Child, adolescent and family therapy
      • Emotional health related to depression, anxiety, self-esteem, stress,anger etc.
      • Grief and Loss
      • Parenting Support

Please contact us for more information.

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Sherri Gibbs

ACS Associate – Sherri Gibbs, B.HSc., M.Ed., CCC

Email sherri.g@associatescounselling.ca

Credentials:

      • Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology
      • Triple P Practitioner:
        • Child /Teen – Addresses parents of children and teens who want training in positive parenting and wish to learn a variety of parenting strategies.
        • Stepping Stones – Specifically addresses parents of children with a disability who wish to learn a variety of parenting skills to apply to multiple contexts.

Experience:

      • Experience in working with individuals, couples, family and parent/teen
      • Facilitate workshops for: disordered eating, body image, anger management, grief and loss, post-partum, parenting
      • Sessional Teacher Assistant for the University of Lethbridge Health Sciences
      • Supervisor for the University of Lethbridge practicum students-Master of Counselling Degree and Health Science Degree

Specializations:

      • Physical Well Being: Disordered eating, body image, addictions and recovery, self-harm behaviours
      • Emotional Well Being: Anxiety, trauma and abuse, depression, grief and loss, stress management, self-esteem, life transitions
      • Relationship and Family Issues: Separation/Divorce, blended families, family conflict, parent/teen conflict, family of origin issues
      • Multi-cultural issues

Please contact us for more information.

Ashley Mattersdorfer

Associates Counselling ServicesACS Associate – Ashley Mattersdorfer

Email ashley@associatescounselling.ca

Credentials:

    • B.A., M.Ed., Registered Psychologist

Experience:

  • Worked in private practice since 2002 and have been a Registered Psychologist since 2006. My private practice work has been in counselling (individuals and couples) and assessment (children and adults).

Specialization:

  • Work has centered around counselling individuals with issues of living, such as: stress, anxiety, depression, parent-child relational issues, marital issues, grief and loss issues, and occupational issues.

Please contact us for more information.

Karim McCallum

ACS Counsellor – Karim McCallum

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Provisional Psychologist, B. HSc., M. Ed., CCC

Email karim@associatescounselling.ca

 

  • Credentials
    • Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology
    • Canadian Certified Counsellor with Canadian Counselling Association (2007 – present)
    • Other: B.HSc (Addictions Counselling), B.F.A (Art)

    Experience:

    • Experience working in the fields of counselling, addictions, and mental health since 2001.
    • Experience working with individuals, groups, and community development initiatives
    • Developing and facilitating workshops for: life skills training, grief & loss, addictions & recovery, intimacy & relationships, anger & stress management.
    • University instructor and Internship supervisor, with the U. of L. Addictions Counselling program 2010 – 2014.

    Ways I can Help: Couples, Marriage and Relationship Issues:

    • Are you feeling unhappy, stuck, or lost in your relationship, despite efforts to improve the situation?
    • Are you struggling with having your needs for affection, love, security, companionship or sex met?
    • Do you have difficulties forming, maintaining, or ending relationships?
    • Do you feel you’re putting more effort into the relationship than your partner?
    • Are you struggling with jealousy, trust, resentments, or boundaries in your relationship?

    Mental Health Issues:

    • Does fear and anxiety hold you back from having the life you are wanting?
    • Are you struggling with depression, sadness, or unhappiness, despite your efforts to improve?
    • Are you feeling burned-out or overwhelmed by stress?
    • Do you want to be more happy, healthy, and positive in your life?

    Addiction Issues:

    •     Are you struggling with addictions (alcohol, drugs, gambling, sexual, food, etc)?
    •     Are you struggling with seeing a loved one engaging in substance abuse and/or addictions and feeling torn or helpless around what to do?
    •    Are you in recovery and wanting to continue working on addressing the underlying causes of your addiction?

    Grief/Loss/Life Transitions:

      • Are you struggling with the pain and sadness of losing someone close to you?
      • Are you having trouble getting over a break-up/divorce and moving on?
      • Have you suffered a recent job loss and feeling stuck or lost on where to go from here?

    Healing Past Unresolved Issues or Present Life Stressors :

      • Do you feel that unresolved issues, hurts, or regrets from your past are continuing to negatively impact you and/or hold you back in your present life?
      • Are you struggle with low self-esteem & self-confidence and feelings of “”not being good enough”, or “not deserving good things”” in your life?
      • Do you want to learn ways to further express your true self, and inner strengths / gifts, in your current life and relationships and realize your full potential?
      • Are you experiencing a lot of stress and frustration in your job, and having difficulties coping?
      • Are you feeling like you have become “stuck in a rut” and wanting to get a greater sense of meaning and purpose in your life?

    Health Issues / Death and Dying:

      • Have you or a loved one been facing a life threatening or chronic illness and are having troubles coping?
      • Are you having difficulties acting as a caregiver for another person’s illness or at a loss of how to help them and/or yourself?

Crystal Hartman

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Danielle Tone

ACS Associate – Danielle Tone,  B.A, BSW, M.C. Registered Psychologist Bio Picture Associates                                                                                 

Email: danni.tone@associatescounselling.ca

Credentials:

  • Master of Counselling Degree – Counselling Psychology
  • Bachelor Arts
  • Bachelor of Social Work

Experience:

  • I have counselling experience with children, adults and seniors.
  • Crisis work
  • Past experience facilitating team development workshops.
  • I have worked in various agency settings, including healthcare, family services, and schools.

Areas of Focus:

Children:

  • Anxiety: Does your child worry more than other kids? Do their worries interfere with them doing things other kids do, like sleepovers, play dates, and falling asleep?
  • Frustration Tolerance: Does your child seem to go from 0-60 in no time, and have difficulty coping with feelings, frustration, and anger? Or do they just seem to be mad at little things that don’t seem to bother other kids as much as them?
  • Depression: Does your child seem to be less interested in things they used to enjoy and more prone to tantrums or emotional outbursts than they used to be? Have you noticed that they seem to have a harder time finding the positives than they used to? Do they seem more tearful than before?
  • Self-esteem: Does your child talk negatively about themselves? Or are they unsure of themselves and afraid to make mistakes or take risks, like trying out for a sports team?
  • Change, Stress and Life Transitions: Are there many changes happening for your child? Does your child seem tired and overwhelmed with their daily routine?

Adults:

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Parenting
  • Life transitions, such as changing careers, retirement, and children leaving home.
  • Stress related to current demands such as caregiving, parenting, work and relationships.
  • Personal growth, such as learning new ways to express yourself, exploring new options to reach your own personal best self, and finding ways to be more compassionate to yourself and finding ways to be “good-enough”.

About me:

In my spare time, I enjoy nature, spending time with my family and friends, playing with my dogs, and cooking. You can often find me reading a book, and when no-one is looking, I am known to play the odd game of Candy Crush!

Right now, I offer appointments on Tuesday & Wednesdays, in the afternoon and evening. 

Donnie Scott

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Sheila Fehr

Sheila Fehr

Sheila FehrACS Staff – Sheila Fehr – Office Manager

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I have been with ACS since dinosaurs roamed the earth. Well not really but I have been here since the beginning and have watched it blossom and grow into the organization that it is today. It’s a privilege to “Manage” an office where the service providers practice what they teach both professionally and personally. Although we are a professional office we are more like a family and this is an aspect I believe our clients have come to appreciate. Please contact us for more information.

Liz Wheeler

Associates Counselling ServicesACS Staff – Liz Wheeler – Administrative Assistant

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Liz Wheeler is our Administrative Assistant and shares reception duties with Sheila. Liz has been with us since February 2006, relocating from B.C. to Lethbridge. Please contact us for more information.