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Dr. Robbie Babins-Wagner, PHD

Chief Executive Officer

Robbie is a pioneer in the mental health industy whose efforts to transform how people view, receive and deliver counselling have created positive change in the mental health of thousands of Albertans. She has a PhD in Social Work from the University of Calgary, a Masters of Social Work from Carlton University and Bachelors Degrees in Social Work and Psychology from McGill University. Robbie has extensive experience in counselling, domestic abuse, mental health, child welfare and health care. She is a recognized Social Work Supervisor with the Alberta College of Social Workers and is a Fellow and Approved Supervisor with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. Within the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary Robbie is an Adjunct Professor where she teaches as a Sessional Instructor. She is also a Senior Associate and Trainer with the International Center for Clinical Excellence in Chicago.


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Cathy Keough, MSW

Registered Social Worker / Director – Counselling Initiatives

Cathy Keough is the Director of Counselling Initiatives at the Calgary Counselling Centre. Cathy has been with CCC for the past 21 years in numerous counselling and leadership roles. She has a Masters Degree in Social Work specializing in Communities, Management and Policy.

She has extensive experience in the implementation and integration of outcome measurement in counselling. She has over 25 years of clinical experience working in domestic abuse, proven leadership in promoting effective and efficient service delivery in mental health and promoting clinical supervision in the not-for-profit sector. Cathy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and an Approved Clinical Supervisor with the Alberta College of Social Work.


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Christine Berry, MSc

Registered Psychologist / Director of Family Violence Prevention Initiatives

Christine has a Masters in Science in Counselling Psychology from the University of Calgary and has spent over a decade specializing in the area of family violence. Christine works with other community agencies to stop domestic abuse at its root causes. She has won awards, including the 2008 Selinger Award through HomeFront and the Canadian Group Psychotherapy Association 2008 Group Therapy Appreciation Award for Creative Programming.


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Deborah Kieran, MACP

Registered Psychologist / Associate Director

Deborah is a Registered Psychologist with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Waterloo and a Masters in Arts Counselling Psychology from City University of Seattle. She has extensive experience in the counselling industry.


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Christine Molohon, MSW

Registered Social Worker/Associate Director

Christine is a Registered Social Worker with a Masters of Social Work, clinical specialization and a Bachelors degree in Social Work, both from the University of Calgary. She has an extensive background in counselling pregnant and teenage parents. While working with the Canadian Mental Health Association, Christine gained experience in suicide and grief. Additionally, Christine has training and experience in both Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and couples therapy, while at the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy with the Couple’s institute in CA.


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Carla Blaine, Med

Registered Psychologist / Supervisor

Carla works as both a counsellor and a College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP) Supervisor overseeing provisional psychologists completing their CAP residency at Calgary Counselling Centre. She is a Registered Psychologist with a Masters of Education from the University of Alberta. Prior to working at Calgary Counselling Centre, Carla worked as a Special Education teacher in Edmonton within a therapy program and worked extensively with families and adolescents in Edmonton.


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Dr. David Gibbs, MD

Consulting Psychiatrist

David Gibbs is a Consulting Psychiatrist with Calgary Counselling Centre. Dr. Gibbs graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1996. He has been a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada FRCP(C) since 2002. Prior to joining our team he was Staff Psychiatrist at the Peter Lougheed Centre and the N.E. Mental Heath Clinic.


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Annemarie Rued-Fraser

Registered Psychologist

Annemarie Rued-Fraser has a Masters in Science Counselling Psychology and a Masters in Primatology, both from the University of Calgary. She completed her residency here at Calgary Counselling Centre.

Annemarie has training and experience in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Her specialties include complex trauma, existential anxiety, addictions recovery, domestic violence, and borderline personality disorder. She is fluent in both English and French and able to provide counselling in both languages.


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Elisa Lutz, MSc

Registered Psychologist

Elisa Lutz has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Calgary and a Master of Science in Counselling Psychology from California Baptist University. She completed her internship and residency at Calgary Counselling Centre.


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Maureen McWilliams, MA

Registered Psychologist / Senior Supervisor

Maureen works as both a counsellor and a College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP) Supervisor overseeing provisional psychologists completing their CAP residency at Calgary Counselling Centre. She is a Registered Psychologist and holds two graduate diplomas in Psychology and Rehabilitation, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Counselling from Gonzaga University.

She has experience in many different areas – psychiatric, addictions and rehabilitation.


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Manroop Bal, MBBS, MSc, MACP

Registered Psychologist

Manroop Bal is a Registered Psychologist with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Master of Science (MSC) in Applied Psychology and a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology.


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Natalya Austin, MSW

Registered Social Worker

Natalya Austin is a counsellor and Brief Intervention Caregiver Support Program (BICS) supervisor at Calgary Counselling Centre. She completed her Bachelor of Social Work and Masters of Social Work in clinical studies, and has a Level 1 in Narrative Therapy and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.

Along with having an understanding of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and child welfare, she has provided counselling to individuals, couples and families. Her practice is guided by a developmental and trauma-informed approach when working with children and youth.


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Marcus Cheung, MSW

Registered Social Worker

Marcus Cheung has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Crime and Deviance Specialization, a Masters of Social Work, and Clinical Specialization from the University of Calgary. He completed his advanced clinical practicum at the Carewest Operational Stress Injury Clinic, where he served the RCMP and military populations who are affected by post-traumatic stress and other related mental health conditions.


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Michelle Keough, MSW

Registered Social Worker

Michelle has a Masters of Social Work and a Bachelors of Arts. She completed her Bachelor of Arts at Memorial University Newfoundland and her Masters of Social Work at the University of Calgary. Michelle chose to complete her internship at Calgary Counselling Centre in addition to previously assisting in the Centre’s Research Department.


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Anne Theresa Sureshkumar, MSW

Registered Social Worker

Anne has a Masters in Social Work, and a Masters in Philosophy in Guidance and Counselling. Anne has experience working internationally as a social worker in India and Canada. She has insight on how collective and individualistic societies function, giving her the ability to engage with immigrant populations. Her areas of interest include mental health, domestic violence, intersectionality, identity development for ethnic and sexual minorities, and research. She is a passionate advocate of cultural humility.


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Stephen Walker, MSW

Registered Social Worker

Stephen has a Masters of Social Work degree with a Clinical Specialization from the University of Calgary. Stephen became a counsellor after years working with homeless youth and adults. Stephen’s experience includes crisis intervention, anger management, addictions, domestic violence, trauma, depression and couple therapy.

His practice is guided by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Narrative Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. He believes everyone should have the opportunity to get help when they are ready and is energized by supporting those looking for change.


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Diana Izard, MSW

Registered Social Worker

Diana is a counsellor and Brief Intervention Caregiver Support Program (BICS) clinician at Calgary Counselling Centre. She holds a Bachelor’s of Social Work and a Master’s of Social Work – Clinical Specialization from the University of Calgary. Diana is working towards becoming a Certified Play Therapist.

Prior to becoming a counsellor, she spent many years working in behaviour and mental health classrooms, where she enjoyed applying her knowledge of attachment, trauma, and grief and loss to create a positive and fun learning environment for students and staff.


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Helene Eldegard, MACP

Registered Psychologist

Helene is a Registered Psychologist and a counsellor with a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Psychology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. Helene completed both her internship and her residency at Calgary Counselling Centre.

Helene bases her therapy on an integrative approach that draws from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She works with individuals, couples, youth and families struggling with a variety of difficulties.


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Iain Dolan, MACP

Registered Psychologist

Iain is a full time counsellor with a Masters in Counselling Psychology from Athabasca University and a BA in English Literature from the University of Guelph. Prior to working as a counsellor, he enjoyed working in community mental health settings in Calgary.


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Tina Larkin-Black, MSW

Registered Social Worker

Tina is a Registered Social Worker at Calgary Counselling Centre. She completed her Bachelor of Social Work and Masters of Social Work with a Clinical Specialization at the University of Calgary. She also completed her internship at Calgary Counselling Centre.

Tina bases her practice on an ecological systems theory and draws from Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Mindfulness. She has a special interest in domestic violence, elder abuse, aging, mental illness, trauma loss and grief.


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Claire Fan, MSW

Registered Social Worker

Claire is a counsellor and Brief Intervention Caregiver Support Program (BICS) clinician. She completed both of her Bachelor of Community Rehabilitation in Disability Studies and Masters of Social Work (clinical specialization) at the University of Calgary. Claire has experience working with individuals who have been affected by poverty, neglect and abuse, as well as immigrant and refugee individuals and families based out of Calgary school systems. Claire aims to provide a safe space that encourages individuals, couples and families to dialogue in transparent conversations that will help enhance their wellness.


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Becca Anderson, MSW

Registered Social Worker

Becca is a Registered Social Worker and full-time counsellor. She has a Bachelors degree in Recreation Management and Therapy from Brigham Young University – Idaho and a Masters of Social Work with a Clinical Specialization from the University of Calgary.

Becca works from an integrated approach drawing from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness. She enjoys working with people from a range of issues and has special interest in working with youth and young adults in helping them to build their self-worth.


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Denis Sushkin, MSW

Registered Social Worker

Denis is a full-time counsellor and a Registered Social Worker. He holds a Masters of Social Work degree with a Clinical Specialization from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Education from the Eurasian National University. Denis has more than ten years of experience working with children, youth, and families, including working with those who live with chronic illnesses and disabilities. In his practice, Denis draws on CBT, Narrative and Solution-Focused therapies. He believes in a holistic approach to change through the integration of physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual aspects of life.


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Camille Kim, MSW

Registered Social Worker

Camille is a full-time counsellor and Registered Social Worker with a Masters of Social Work from the University of Calgary and a bachelor’s degree in Pacific and Asian Studies from the University of Victoria. She has experience counselling individuals, couples, and families in areas of self-esteem, trauma, and inter-personal relationships. Camille has training in trauma-informed care, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and neurobiology-informed care. Camille became a counsellor because of her passion for working with people to improve their lives and relationships.


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Stefan de Villiers, MSW

Registered Social Worker

Stefan de Villiers is the coordinator of the male domestic abuse outreach program (MDAOP) at the Calgary Counselling Centre. He holds a Master of Social Work degree (clinical specialization) from the University of Calgary.

Prior to joining CCC, Stefan worked as a youth worker with youth struggling with addictions, homelessness, behavior issues, and family breakdown. Stefan has an interest in domestic violence and worked as a research assistant during his graduate degree, publishing on gendered practices in child welfare.


Counsellors in training

Through the Haskayne Learning Centre, we teach the next generation of frontline service providers at the largest non-university based training facility of its kind in Western Canada. Our students receive world-class experience and training to provide you with the best counselling experience possible. In fact, our students regularly help people achieve their goals at a slightly higher rate than more experienced counsellors, a testament to our students’ dedication and our supervisors’ outstanding guidance.