You’re Always Welcome at Dara Health
Dara Health is dedicated to the mental, social, and spiritual health and wellness of our surrounding community. We have multiple therapists and practitioners who are available to help with your mental health concerns.
The Dara team is skilled at providing individualized treatment for many areas of concern.
Borderline Personality Disorder
Child & Adolescent Mental Health
Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills
Family of Origin Issues
Grief and Loss
Intimacy & Sexuality
Meaning in Life
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Selective Mutism in Children
Sexual Abuse & Assault
Personalized Care and Guidance
As one of Cochrane’s most prominent resources for quality mental healthcare, the therapists working at Dara Health specialize in a wide range of therapy styles to get clients feeling healthier than ever before. And while we work hard to offer an assortment of leading edge treatments to help you find healing and growth, we also focus on preventative strategies to ensure you stay better for longer. We offer a variety of therapy approaches to best serve the unique needs of each individual client.
Get To Know Us
The Dara Health Team of Qualified Therapists
Dealing with mental health issues can be difficult. You do not have to walk alone on your journey. The Dara Health team of certified, highly skilled, and experienced care providers always has our clients’ best interests and wellbeing at heart. All of our therapists work in collaboration with each other so if you are not sure whom to contact for your specific needs, don't worry. We will work closely with you to ensure that you are meeting with the right person. To learn more about each therapist, click on their picture and you will be taken directly to their website. If you would like to ask any questions of them or would like to schedule an appointment, click on the "Contact Me" button and send them an email directly.
Carl H. D. Adrian MD, FRCPC
Clinical Medical Director, Dara Health
Consulting Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry, Foothills Medical Centre
Assistant Clinical Professor, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
Dr. Adrian is a specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of Adult ADHD, anxiety disorders, and Major Depressive Disorder. He is also trained in CBT, DBT, Interpersonal Process Therapy, and various trauma-based treatments.
He is NOT ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS at this time. Please check back in January, 2020.
Dr. Andrea Beck, R. PSYCH
Beck Psychological Services
Andrea integrates the principles of mindfulness and CBT to help individuals practice awareness of the moment and learn new ways of engaging with thoughts, emotions, behaviours, and physical sensations. Whether her clients are experiencing depression, anxiety, coping with chronic illness or have sexual health concerns, she is skilled at providing support and guidance.
Yuko Yoshinami, MA, R. PSYCH
Registered Psychologist, Yoga Instructor
Yuko is skilled in the assessment and treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), complex/developmental trauma, and Dissociative Disorders. She is trained in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and DBT-Prolonged Exposure, Accelerated Resolution Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, and Prolonged Exposure Therapy. She is also a certified yoga instructor and uses yoga to prepare her clients for trauma treatment.
Jodey Sharman, MA, R. PSYCH, BScOT
Registered Psychologist, Occupational Therapist
Jodey specializes in therapies that focus on healing from dysfunctional family of origin and/or adult relationships, abuse, traumatic events, PTSD, and painful life transitions. She is trained in CBT, ART, and DBT. She provides support during medical leave and return to work, adjustment to chronic illness and help for health care providers coping with burnout. She is also skilled in spiritual counselling.
Joelle Berg, RSW
Registered Social Worker
Joelle is a Circle of Security parenting facilitator and certified EMDR therapist, specializing in parent-child relationships and difficult life transitions. She works primarily with children and their families who are experiencing significant family disconnect.
Angeline Murwisi, MSW, RSW, BA
Registered Social Worker
Angeline specializes in therapeutic modalities that focus on healing and restoration from adverse childhood experiences, trauma, domestic violence, addictions, grief and loss, relationship issues, anxiety and depression. She is trained in DBT, CBT, Solution Focused Therapy, Response Based Therapy, Gottman Couples Counselling Methods Level One, and Trauma-informed Counselling.
Najwa Zahr, MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker
Najwa has experience working with adolescents and young children with a mental health diagnosis or symptoms. She is experienced in addressing Selective Mutism, Anxiety, ADHD, OCD, trauma, and anger issues. She is a certified facilitator with The Circle of Security International Early Prevention Program for parents and children.
Michelle Copithorne, BA Comm
Dara Health Facility Manager
Business Manager, Carl Adrian Professional Corp.
Spiritual Director (In Training)
Michelle not only cares for the practical needs of the facility, she is there to support the overall well-being of clients and therapists alike. If you are interested in leasing space at Dara Health, she is available to field any questions you may have. She is also in the process of completing her training as a Spiritual Director and would be happy to connect individuals interested in exploring their spirituality.
Still Lake Listening
Professional Listeners/Spiritual Directors
We are trained listeners here to ask the questions that will help you sink deeply into your story. We offer a complimentary service where we’re here to listen with you for what your life is already telling you. We are not counselors or psychologists, so you won’t find diagnosis or counsel here.
Your life story is talking to you. What would it be like to have someone listen, uninterrupted, to what you have to say?
You’ve found a safe and nonjudgmental listening space here. We’ll come alongside as you unpack the stuff of mind, heart, and soul. The grieving, the celebratory; the holy and the scary.
If you’re seeking healing, clarity, or peace of mind, we invite you to come and talk it out with us.
We have community meeting space available for rent for all of your needs.
Do you have a workshop or seminar that you'd like to run? Are you a home-based business that occasionally needs meeting space? We can help! Contact our Facility Manager, Michelle, and she can assist you with your needs.
Main Floor Group Room
This is our more intimate group meeting space. It can accommodate up to 10 people. There is a white board, internet access, and CAT6 ports for any of your AV needs.
Basement Meeting Room
This larger meeting space is highly adaptable to the needs of your meeting or group. It has been used for workshops, meetings, seminars, and even yoga. There are portable work tables, chairs, white board, internet access, and CAT6 ports for any of your AV needs.