z – Our Counsellors

S. Wendy Kritzer BSW MSW RSW SEP – Martensville, Sask – (she/her)

306-270-4178

I am a Registered Clinical Social Worker with experience working with children, youth, adults, couples, and families.

S. Wendy Kritzer BSW MSW RSW SEP - Martensville, Sask - (she/her)

I am passionate about working with children, adolescents, and adults and helping them to move forward. I will assist clients in developing and working toward goals to fulfill their personal potential. As a clinician, I believe that each person has the answers that they seek and that as the therapist, my role is to help support self-discovery, facilitate increased personal insight and work together with you to accomplish your goals, whatever they may be.

My practice includes working individually with adults, youth and children, couples and family counselling.

Areas of interest and experience include:

  • Trauma Therapy (Somatic Experiencing Practitioner/SEP)
  • Anxiety (Generalized or Social)
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Self Confidence/Self-Esteem
  • Women’s Issues
  • Self-Harming Behaviors
  • Social Skills
  • Anger Management
  • Child and Adolescent Issues
  • Separation/Divorce
  • Parenting/Co-parenting Issues
  • Parent and Teen Conflict
  • Couples in Conflict
  • Blended Families
  • Self Growth and Empowerment
  • Managing Stress
  • Communication Skills for Couples or Family Members
  • Self Care, Self Regulation, Boundary Setting, Trust
  • Individuals challenged and crippled by a loved one who struggles with a mental health difficulty

Colette Silzer BISW MSW RSW – Saskatoon, Sask – City Park Area – (she/her)

306-321-7509

Colette Silzer BISW MSW RSW - Saskatoon, Sask - City Park Area - (she/her)

Most importantly to me I want to support those seeking therapy to feel safe, comfortable, heard, and understood. I have practiced in the field of Social Work – Counselling since 2011. I have an undergraduate degree in Indigenous Social Work (BISW) as well as a graduate degree in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Regina. I have worked for non-profit agencies, Ministry of Social Services, Child and Youth Mental Health, and as an in patient Addictions Treatment facility. I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I am passionate in the work that I do and love supporting people through life challenges. I believe all people have the answers to their own struggles. I want to support you and your family in achieving clarity, peace, and reach your fullest potential. I utilize a strength-based approach.

My areas of interest and experience include:

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Somatic Experiencing Trauma Therapy Intermediate Level Completed
  • Stress
  • ADHD
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Codependency
  • Self Esteem
  • Coping Skills
  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Peer Relationships
  • Eating Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive (OCD)
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Learning Disabilities

Teresa Michayluk BISW RSW – Saskatoon, Sask – Montgomery Park Area – (she/her) – MATERNITY LEAVE

306-222-7678

Teresa Michayluk BISW RSW - Saskatoon, Sask - Montgomery Park Area - (she/her) -

Everyone has a story, and different life experiences which make us all so unique and individual in our own ways. I am passionate about working with children and adolescents and empowering them to grow into their best versions of themselves. I enjoy helping people and guiding them to understand and utilize their own strengths. I find great honor in watching individuals enhance these strengths and move forward in positive personal growth.

I draw from many approaches to match my clients’ needs. These include solution-focused therapy, strength-based therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, emotion-focused therapy and family systems therapy. I am extensively trained in mediation and conflict resolution.  I strive to incorporate which ever approach best suits a client’s needs.

I have practiced in the field of Social Work / Counselling since 2010. I have an undergraduate degree in Indigenous Social Work (BISW) from the University of Regina, as well I have extensive training and qualifications in mediation and conflict resolution through the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute( ADR SK).  My work experience is widespread around and in the areas of justice, education, counselling, and conflict

Areas of interest and experience include:

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Somatic Experiencing Trauma Therapy Beginner Level Completed
  • Depression
  • Self-Harm
  • Coping Skills
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Trauma
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Anger Management
  • ADHD
  • Obsessive Compulsive (OCD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Peer Relationships
  • Codependency
  • Self Esteem
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Transitions

Jennifer Ballantyne BSW RSW – Saskatoon, Sask – City Park Area – – (she/her)

306-361-8117

Jennifer Ballantyne BSW RSW - Saskatoon, Sask - City Park Area -  - (she/her)

I’m committed to listening with an open heart and mind, and walking beside you as you navigate life’s most difficult challenges. I will create a safe space that empowers you. Together, we will explore the root cause of your difficulties, and develop coping strategies to address them. 

I am a registered Social Worker with experience working directly with children, youth, adults, and families. I use a holistic, client centered approach that encourages individuals to use their personal strengths to reach their counselling goals. I’m passionate about what I do, and feel fortunate to be part of your journey.    

My areas of experience and interest are: 

  • Anxiety 
  • Stress
  • Depression 
  • Self-harming behaviours 
  • Grief and Loss
  • Self-Esteem 
  • Self Growth and empowerment 
  • Anger management 
  • Parent and Teen Conflict 
  • Self care, Self regulation, Boundary setting 
  • Life transitions 
  • Peer relationships 
  • Behaviour issues

Tamara Krasowski BSW RSW – Martensville, Sask – (she/her)

306-621-3912

Tamara Kasowski BSW RSW - Martensville, Sask - (she/her)

I have been a Registered clinical Social Worker since 1999 and have been providing clinical counseling for over 23 years. I have a BA in Social Work, Psychology and an ACA in Sociology. I had extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families and couples, working from a collaborative, strength based approach that is mindful of cultural, ethnic and economic concerns.

My goal is to help clients to understand the link between their emotions, thoughts and behaviours to assist them to have insight about the impact in their life and assist them in making positive changes. My focus will be on listening to individual concerns while providing the safe environment you to need to address your concerns. Therapeutic approach includes a combination of cognitive-behavioural therapy, client centered, motivational and solution focused interventions.

I utilize multiple counselling strategies applying the best approach that suits the client’s needs. These include Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I work with children, adolescents, adults, and couples. I am passionate in the work that I do and love supporting people throughout their most challenging times. I understand the difficulty in allowing yourself to be vulnerable while sharing your story and will hold a safe space for you to do so comfortably. Also, offers Pocketalker Personal Sound Amplifier, which amplifies sounds close to the listener while reducing background noise, making it ideal for use in one on one communication.

My areas of interests and experience include: 

  • Couples Counseling 
  • Separation and Divorce
  • Relationships
  • Complicated grief
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Anger Management
  • Stress Management
  • Workplace Stress
  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) – group and individual debriefings

Glenna Good BSW RSW – Saskatoon, Sask – Willowgrove Area – (she/her)

306-321-4603

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Glenna Good BSW RSW - Saskatoon, Sask - Willowgrove Area - (she/her)

My name is Glenna Good and I have been a Registered Social Worker since 2002. I obtained my Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Saskatchewan and my Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Regina. I continue to further my formal education with my current enrolment in Somatic Experiencing Therapy.

I bring a wealth of knowledge in working with children, preteens and teens as well as their families through my role of Family Service Worker from 2002-2009. I use a Solution Focused and Family Systems approach in my work with children, youth, individuals and families.

Most recently I have gained expertise in the area of Medical Social Work, working with those navigating our complex health system and linking individuals and their caregivers to the appropriate resources. My current role as Assessor Coordinator has given me valuable insight into working with clients where they are at and developing holistic care plans to move each client forward in their personal journey.

Offering Services for Individual counselling ages fourteen and up. No Couple or Family Counselling is available at this particular office. 

My areas of specialty are:

  • DBT Certified
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Parent/Teen Conflict
  • Stress Management and Burnout
  • Life Transitions
  • Caregiver Support
  • Certified in Trauma Informed Care
  • Enrolled in SE and True Color’s Facilitator Training
  • Able to provide group sessions on vision board making
  • Self care practice
  • Facilitator trained in preventing and coping with compassion fatigue/burnout

In addition to regular office appointments I also see clients via web conferencing, telephone sessions and walk and talk appointments.

I am thrilled to be a part of the team at The Counselling Corner and can’t wait to meet you!


Chantal Gelinas BSW RSW – Martensville, Sask – (she/her)

306-202-9019

Chantal Gelinas BSW RSW - Martensville, Sask - (she/her)

I believe in the importance of providing a safe setting where individuals are given the opportunity to share and work through any challenges they may be experiencing. I want to empower people and assist in identifying their strengths and gain perspective to move forward in their healing journey.

We will work together in exploring emotions, building insight, and developing interpersonal skills. I believe in utilizing various counselling strategies that are specific to each person’s wants and needs to best support them. I am a registered Social Worker and have worked within a social work role that assisted the needs of the clients I worked with, as well as various non-profit organizations in our community. I am passionate about continuing to expand my knowledge to best support children, youth, and adults in order to achieve healing and wellness.

My areas of experience and interest are:

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Self-harming behaviours
  • Grief and loss
  • Self-esteem
  • Self Growth and empowerment
  • Anger management
  • Parent and Teen Conflict
  • Social Skills
  • Coping Skills
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Self care, Self regulation, Boundary setting
  • Life transitions
  • Peer relationships
  • Behaviour issues
  • DBT Certification

Joleen Mallory BSW RSW – Saskatoon, Sask – Lakeview/Lakeridge – (she/her)

306-270-4954

Joleen Mallory BSW RSW - Saskatoon, Sask - Lakeview/Lakeridge - (she/her)

I am a Registered Social Worker, practicing in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. I am experienced in working with children, youth, adults, and senior citizens. I am experienced in crisis counselling, solution focused-therapies, and positive psychology. I am committed to working with you to reach your wellness goals, I practice from a strength-based, client centered approach. I really enjoy the work that I do!

Areas of Experience and Interest:

  • Positive Psychology
  • Crisis
  • Solution Focused Therapies
  • Metaphysics
  • Boundaries
  • Communication
  • Healthy Relationships – with self and others
  • Social Skills
  • Personal Advancement
  • Stress Management
  • Life Transitions
  • Trauma

Brittany Slugoski BSW RSW- Saskatoon, Sask – she/her 

306-914-4256

Brittany Slugoski BSW RSW- Saskatoon, Sask – she/her

Hi there, my name is Brittany, and I obtained my Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Degree from The University of Regina in 2014. I have worked in a variety of settings including; The Ministry of Justice, in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Counselling, Education, and in Mental Health Promotion. I am experienced working with children, youth, adults, and families from diverse cultural backgrounds and feel honored to work with people as they seek awareness, healing and strength. 

My approach is holistic with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, and Strengths-Based Therapy. I believe in meeting people where they are at and aim to help people live joyful, fulfilling lives despite the challenges they may have experienced. 

My areas of interest and experience are:

  • Anxiety (Generalized or Social)
  • Depression
  • Self-Growth and Empowerment
  • Anger Management
  • Self-Harming Behaviors
  • Stress Management/Burnout
  • Peer Relationships
  • Coping Skills
  • Self-Care/Self-Regulation
  • Behavioral Concerns
  • Trauma
  • Life Transitions

Kayla Chatterson BSW RSW-Southern Saskatchewan- (she/her) 

306-451-7657

Kayla Chatterson BSW RSW-Southern Saskatchewan- (she/her)

Offering Virtual/Phone Appointments 

Thank you for being here today! 

I first want to acknowledge just how incredibly difficult it can be to reach out for support. That’s why I offer a safe, non-judgemental, empathetic, validating space for you to share whatever difficulties you’ve been facing. 

I am a registered social worker providing virtual only counselling; online or by phone. 

I have experience working with folks who are dealing with anxiety and/or depression, who have experienced trauma (post-traumatic stress, as well as complex/developmental trauma), who have disrupted attachment connections, who have emotional regulation concerns, who are feeling stressed with work and family dynamics, and those who have experienced grief. 

My approach to therapy is trauma informed and anti oppressive. I believe in the power of compassion for the self and for others. You don’t have to handle the stress of life on your own. 

If you would like to work together, please e-mail thecounsellingcorner11@outlook.com. I am currently accepting new clients.

Areas of interest and expertise: 

  • Anger management 
  • Anxiety
  • Coping tools 
  • Communication 
  • Complex trauma 
  • Depression 
  • Emotional regulation skills 
  • Grief
  • Post-traumatic stress  
  • Self-care 
  • Self-harm 
  • Stress management 

Allyssha Olson BA BISW BSW RSW – Canwood/Prince Albert, Sask – (she/her)

639-922-7336

Allyssha Olson - BA BISW BSW RSW - Canwood/Prince Albert, SK

Hello, my name is Allyssha. I am a registered social worker in Saskatchewan. I hold a Bachelors of Indigenous social work and a Bachelor of Arts and science with a major in Indigenous studies and minor in psychology. I believe in inclusion; and collaboration to help clients reach their desired approach and outcomes. I am passionate in working with women, men and children dealing with domestic violence. Residential school, trauma and abuse is another area that I am passionate in with working with individuals to gain tools in dealing with the inter-generational traumas that have created huge factors in today’s society.

If you are struggling; together we can work towards you building this foundation to deal with grief, loss and other barriers you may be facing.

My passion is to bring healing to those who have or are going through traumatic experiences in their lives, to help navigate through one’s journey.

My areas of interest and experience are:

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self Harm
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Worth
  • Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Separation/Divorce
  • Grief/Loss
  • Addictions 
  • Comorbid Diagnosis
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • ADHD
  • Autism/Spectrums
  • Co-dependency

Julie Cassidy BSW RSW – Nipawin, Sask – (she/her)


     306-715-7483

Julie Cassidy BSW RSW - Nipawin, SK

Hi, I’m Julie Cassidy, a Registered Social Worker. My passion is working with people and engaging in lifelong learning and growth. I have experience working with youth, adults, couples, groups, and seniors. My education includes a Bachelor of Sociology, Bachelor of Social Work, and am a Certified Compassionate Inquiry Practitioner. I have training in crisis counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, solutions focused brief therapy, motivational interviewing, grief, anger management, and more. I utilize a strength-based, trauma informed, compassionate inquiry approach.

Working alongside you in a Compassionate Inquiry we will explore the experiences, issues, core beliefs, and protective mechanisms in your life. I will walk alongside you as you experience personal growth and discover your authentic self. My focus is to attune with you and ensure you feel seen, heard and connected too within a safe, respectful space. 

My areas of interest and experience include:

  • Compassionate Inquiry
  • Trauma
  • PTSD/OSI
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Assault/Abuse
  • Self-Harm
  • Crisis
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotional Regulation and Self-Care
  • Assertiveness Skills and Boundary Setting
  • Couples 
  • Substance Use/Harm Reduction
  • Stress Management
  • Self-Esteem
  • Healthy Communication
  • Grief and Loss
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Personal Growth and Self-Reflection

Yvette Mitchell BSW RSW (she/her) – Moose Jaw, Sask 

(306) 419-9127

Yvette Mitchell BSW RSW (she/her) - Moose Jaw, Sask

Hi! My name is Yvette. I love working with people and learning about their unique perspectives and strengths. I enjoy providing tools and skills to collaborate with each person on their personal journey. I take a holistic approach and incorporate eco-psychology into my sessions to give a nature-integrated approach. I believe we all have innate inner wisdom but sometimes need additional tools and reflection to get us where we want to go! I provide a calm, empathetic and validating space to find clarity in the mind and body.

I am a registered Social Worker and received my education through Dalhousie University. The therapy modalities I use include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Solution Focused Therapy. I believe in a person-centred approach and finding a path that works for your unique situation.

Areas of interest and expertise:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Boundaries
  • Females with ADHD
  • Self-care
  • Self-esteem and Confidence
  • Mindfulness practices
  • Communication
  • Empowerment and Growth

Heather Cody BSW RSW (she/her) – Humboldt. Sask

306-270-3994

Heather Cody BSW NSW (she/her) - Humboldt. Sask

I am a Registered Social Worker in the Humboldt area with over 20 years experience performing in various roles within government and the nonprofit sector. I have worked closely with children, youth, adults, and families throughout my career thus far. In particular, I have helped at risk and high risk clients engage in healthier lifestyles by making better choices. In the last few years, I have engaged in clinical counselling by working closely with clients with individual needs to help them overcome their ongoing struggles. I use a client centered counselling approach to empower individuals to find realistic solutions and coping strategies to help with their current difficulties. I look forward to working with you in a non-judgmental and friendly environment. I offer flexible appointments to accommodate different schedules and am available for in-person, phone, and virtual sessions.

My area of expertise and interest are:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Grief and Loss
  • Self Esteem / Self Confidence  Self-Harming Behaviours  Communication Skills
  • Parent and Teen Conflict
  • Couples Conflict
  • Separation / Divorce e Parenting / Co-parenting Issues
  • Child and Adolescent Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Self Care
  • Boundary Setting
  • Self Growth and Empowerment

Dawna M Niessen, BA, BSW, RSW – Warman, Saskatchewan

306-380-2370

Dawna M Niessen, BA, BSW, RSW - Warman, Saskatchewan

Welcome to The Counselling Corner!

My name is Dawna Niessen and I have been a Social Worker for the past 24 years. My experience includes working with children, youth, adults, seniors/elderly, indigenous peoples and newcomers to Canada, who have experienced trauma; crisis; PTSD; mental health and addictions; behavioural issues; grief/loss; individuals diagnosed with neurological disorders; intellectual disorders, physical disabilities, and support for their caregivers.

I have a Bachelor of Social Work Degree from the University of Regina; as well as Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Sociology and History, respectively, from the University of Saskatchewan. To continue my education, I look forward to pursuing a masters degree in 2023. Regardless of my experience and education, I always consider the client to be the expert of their own specific struggle. Taking a holistic approach – mind, body, spirit – my role is to listen, assess needs, guide, advocate, teach strategies and tools in support, point out strengths and courage, create a safe environment for vulnerability and disclosure, and present all possibilities as we navigate your path to healing.

The decision to seek counselling may cause some nervousness, which is perfectly normal – to help ease your mind you can expect from me to be a friendly, non-judgmental, approachable, engaged, focused, truthful, professional therapist who practices ethically, and with strict confidentiality. I use various therapeutic interventions/tools, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Client-centered Therapy, and Solution-focused Therapy to help provide clarity of the issues and guidance/boundaries along the way to healing If you have any questions about my credentials, experience, or therapeutic approach, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Areas of Experience/Expertise:

  • Behavioral strategies and tools for individuals with intellectual and neurological disabilities or injuries (ADHD, ABI, ASD, FASD, Down Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome)
  • Personality Disorders, particularly Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia/Schizoaffective Disorders.
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Workplace stress
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) – children
  • Trauma related to sexual/physical/psychological abuse
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Newcomers to Canada
  • Seniors / Elderly
  • Grief/Loss
  • Eating Disorders