Meet the LifeRoots team
Our life's work is helping you create your life.
You will feel listened to and respected.
We are excited to meet you and get to know you. We know that the space we create—the one where you feel safe discussing your fears, anxieties, shame, insecurity, confusion, hopes and ambitions, and where we ensure your privacy, autonomy and boundaries are maintained—is a sacred space. It’s yours. And it is steeped in kindness and respect.
You can achieve your goals. You can feel more resolution and calm. You can recover from trauma, create new habits, and love yourself where you are at. You can have the kind of life and relationships that fulfil and inspire you.
You will be challenged, gently.
You are looking for a counsellor because talking things over with yourself isn’t producing the results you want. While you remain the expert on your feelings and your life experience, sometimes we all need someone to ask us the right questions, or give us new ideas to mull over. Sometimes we’re making things harder for ourselves than we need to, and it’s easier for someone who isn’t too close to us to see things we are missing.
If you want to let go of some baggage, or step up into your full potential, we have some tools that can help you fast-track your project. Are you excited? Because we are!
We’ll tailor our approach to you.
Our therapeutic approaches vary with each individual. We will work together to find a match between your own experiences, values, beliefs and the rich array of options at our fingertips, in order to achieve the greatest gains. Your priorities guide our time together and we will revisit your personal goals to make sure we stay right on track.
It is important to not feel stuck having a counsellor’s agenda thrust upon you. A thorough discovery process and active listening skills help me identify promising options for how to address your concerns, and we will proceed with the approach that makes the most sense to you.
Skilled therapists, ready to collaborate with you.
As a Provisional Registered Psychologist, Lindsay works with clients of various ages and from diverse cultures, ethnicities, backgrounds, spiritual beliefs, and sexual orientations. She offers counselling services to adults, adolescents, and couples. She specializes in helping clients with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, boundaries, parenting, relationship concerns, and anger.
Some topics of special interest to her include development of self, emotional distress, trauma, domestic abuse and eating disorders. Lindsay is trained in EMDR therapy, and also offers talk therapy that combines elements of compassion, self-acceptance, and challenging negative cognitive beliefs.
Lindsay received a Masters of Education degree from the University of Alberta in 2014. As a provisional psychologist, her files and treatment plans are supervised by a Registered Psychologist. You can find her at LifeRoots Counselling Services, a private practice office located in the Strathcona neighborhood within Edmonton, Alberta.
Registered Psychologist Kirsten Kachuk uses an integrative approach rooted in narrative therapy, emotion focused family therapy, solution focused therapy and attachment theory. She follows a holistic, evidence-based approach for adults, adolescents, couples and families with a wide range of concerns including separation issues, crafting the healthy divorce, parent child relationships, personal development, communication, infertility, emotion management, and building resiliency.
By providing a safe and empathetic therapeutic environment, Kirsten supports clients in examining their life experiences and addressing maladaptive coping skills. Over time, her clients build healthy relationships with others, have a stronger sense of self and gain the skills they are seeking to create productive, meaningful lives. She is honored to witness the process of dramatic transformation that her clients often undertake during the difficult times of their lives.
Kirsten received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology and minoring in Cultural Anthropology at the University of Alberta. She went on to pursue her Masters of Science degree specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy through Loma Linda University in California. She has worked in collaboration with Children’s Services, Edmonton Public School Board, Family and Community Services and The Family Centre within Edmonton and Strathcona County. Currently, Kirsten is working in private practice at LifeRoots Counseling in Edmonton and at Alberta Health Services as a Mental Health Therapist.
As a Provisional Registered Psychologist, Carolyn Davies specializes in helping unique people get the lives they want with the brains they have. She counsels adults, youth, families, and groups from many different backgrounds, especially across the spectrum of neurodiversity. She is familiar working with people from the LGBTQA+ community and is kink and poly-friendly.
Carolyn specializes in treating depression, anxiety, and complex trauma. Her Narrative Therapy approach means that Carolyn works to understand her clients in the context of the stories they tell about themselves. At the same time, she has a strong interest in brain-based research and using scientific, evidence-based treatment to help her clients.
Carolyn has a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology from Adler university and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in English from the University of Alberta. As a provisional psychologist, her files and treatment plans are supervised by a Registered Psychologist.
As a Provisional Registered Psychologist, Nadia Keyes works with adolescents and adults of diverse ethnic, cultural, and individual backgrounds. Since no two people are the same, working with Nadia is a collaborative process, where therapy is tailored to be just right for you!
Nadia is passionate about working with those who struggle with anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, and unhealthy or abusive relationships. She also supports individuals going through stressful life transitions in their families, relationships, spirituality, or at work. Working from a cognitive behavioral approach, therapy with Nadia will focus on setting goals, making visible life changes, and experiencing the difference in how you think and feel about yourself!
Nadia received both her Masters degree in Counselling Psychology and a Bachelors in Science, with Honors in Psychology, from the University of Alberta. Additionally, as a Provisional Psychologist, she regularly consults with two registered psychologists to ensure you are receiving the most effective therapy.
As a Provisional Psychologist, Angela works with children and families from varying backgrounds. She practices from a developmental and systemic framework, strongly believing that attachment and early experiences affect our development and the roles that we play in the context of our daily lives.
Some areas of specialization include: treatment of trauma through play, First Nations history and generational trauma, child and teen anxiety and depression, and parenting support. Angela is trained in EMDR and has taken courses in play therapy.
Angela received her Masters in Counselling degree from the University of Calgary in 2014. As a Provisional Psychologist, her files and treatment plans are supervised by a Registered Psychologist.