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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 specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of Adult ADHD, anxiety disorders, and depressive disorders.  He is trained in CBT, DBT, Interpersonal Process Therapy, and various trauma-based treatments.

He is NOT ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS at this time and his wait list is closed.  Please check back periodically as this website is updated regularly

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Dr. Andrea Beck, R. PSYCH
Beck Psychological Services

Registered Psychologist

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.

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Yuko Yoshinami, MA, R. PSYCH
Bluestone Therapy

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.

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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.

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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
Hope Counselling

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.

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Najwa Zahr, MSW, RSW
Bluestone Therapy

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.

Hugh McGeary, MSW

Registered Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist

Hugh's areas of practice include:  Mental Health, Relationships, Family and Marital Therapy, Adolescence, Men's Issues, Human Sexuality, and Critical Life Event Navigation.  Being able to "see" the relationship between people...working in session to block unhelpful patterns, while establishing new ones is Hugh's skill set.  Helping families navigate life stages including adolescence and recovering from betrayal of trust including affairs or other breaches are things Hugh can help with.  Please feel free to call first at (403) 815-8736 to explore what you are struggling with and to assess if Hugh and his skills are aligned with your need.

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.

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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.