Natashia Schoenroth, M.Ed (Psych), Registered Psychologist #712
Natashia has over 14 years of direct experience in providing services to children, adolescents, adults, and families in the areas of counselling and assessment. She has worked with Ranch Ehrlo Society for over 17 years. She is a registered psychologist with the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists with Authorized Practice Endorsement (APE) and is a mental health approved therapist working with Indigenous individuals. She operates from a person-centered collaborative approach appreciating the necessity of an authentic therapeutic relationship when working with her clients. She practices from a trauma-informed lens and has dealt with a variety of different issues including mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, grief, behavioral difficulties, suicidal ideation, and self-harm. She provides comprehensive psychological, behavioural, and cognitive assessments using a holistic approach of diagnostic assessments and clinical interviewing. When she’s not working, Natashia enjoys running and backcountry camping in the mountains with her family.
Shelley Tamaki, M.Ed (Psych), Registered Psychologist #476
Shelley has 30 years of experience in the human services field as a social worker, special education teacher and consultant, as well as an educational, clinical, and counselling psychologist. She is also a mental health approved therapist, working with Indigenous individuals and families on two First Nations and in northern Saskatchewan. She works with youth, adults, and families and has a wide range of experience with individuals and small groups of all ages. In 1990 and 2016, Shelley was nominated for a YWCA Women of Distinction Award in the category of Community Leadership and Enhancement.
As a psychologist, Shelley is interested in facilitating changes in people through allowing them to recognize and believe in themselves. She is also an advocate for First Nations, decolonization and truth. When she’s not working, she enjoys music and sports.
Joey Panko, M.Ed (Psych), Registered Psychologist #766
Joey has worked with Ranch Ehrlo Society for 11 years. Prior to that he was an elementary school teacher. He is a Registered Psychologist with the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists with Authorized Practice Endorsement (APE). He has an undergraduate degree in Education and a master’s degree in Educational Psychology. He is trained in Motivational Interviewing. He has extensive experience working with at-risk youth and families in crisis. Joey believes in utilizing a collaborative approach to help clients find and draw on their unique inner strengths. He enjoys working with people to help overcome their obstacles and believes psychology allows him to make a meaningful impact in their lives. Outside of work, Joey enjoys camping in the summer and snowboarding in the winter.
Sherry Rapley, M.A,, Registered Psychologist #940
Sherry has worked at Ranch Ehrlo for five years. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Regina in 2007 and in 2012 received her MA in Counselling Psychology from McGill University. She is a registered psychologist with the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists with Authorized Practice Endorsement (APE) in counselling and clinical psychology. She has experience providing services to adults, adolescents, and children, working in both clinical and academic settings. Sherry provides culturally sensitive counselling with a focus in the areas of trauma, sexual abuse, LGBTQ issues including sexual orientation and gender identity concerns, mood disorders, anxiety, self-harm, parent-child relations, and grief. She provides comprehensive cognitive, behavioural, and psychological assessment services using both standardized assessments and clinical interviewing. Sherry has many interests and hobbies outside of work; she sings in a choir, is involved in improv theatre, and loves travelling.
Sherry is a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner in training. Originally developed by Dr. Peter Levine, Somatic Experiencing (SE) is a body-oriented approach to the healing of trauma and other stress disorders. Within this approach there is a focus on emotional regulation, arousal modulation, and the physiological discharge, release and completion of self-protective responses (including orienting, fight, flight and freeze). This release of traumatic shock is key to transforming PTSD and the wounds of early developmental and attachment trauma. SE uses focused awareness of bodily sensations to engage innate self-regulation and healing. Unlike traditional ‘talk therapy’ SE helps the individual develop body awareness to “renegotiate”’ and heal trauma rather than relive or re-enact trauma.
Carmel Kleisinger, M.A., Registered Psychologist #595
Carmel has a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology, and has been registered with the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists since 2003. She has 24 years of experience working with vulnerable and at-risk children, youth and their families, as well as adults.
Carmel’s practice includes counselling and psychological assessment of children, adolescents, and adults, and her areas of focus in both counselling and assessment include post-traumatic stress reactions, disruptive behavioural disorders (oppositional defiance, problems of conduct), issues of attention deficit and hyperactivity, anxiety, depression, parent-child conflict, self-harm, suicidality, substance abuse, complex developmental trauma (neglect, abuse, witness to domestic violence), fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, and autism spectrum disorder.
Carmel is approved by Health Canada to work with First Nations individuals.
Marie-Josee Westerman, Registered Psychologist (Provisional) #1055
Josee has 15 years of experience working within the areas of mental health and counselling with children, adolescents, adults and families.
Josee is a Provisionally Registered Psychologist with the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists and is mental health approved therapist working with Indigenous individuals. Josee believes that genuine connection, collaboration and a focus on strength-based approaches are essential for building authentic and therapeutic relationships with clients. She operates from a person-centered, trauma-informed, strengths-based practice, using a variety of therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and creative/experiential therapeutic activities. Josee is currently pursuing training and registration as a Registered Play Therapist with the Canadian Play Therapy Association. Given the diverse nature of clients, Josee believes that it is important to adapt her clinical work to the specific needs of each client, their caregivers and their communities.
Outside of work, Josee enjoys spending time with her family, walking her dog and being in nature.
Clinical social workers
Amanda DeMarsh (Kuckartz), MSW, RSW, BA. Psych, Clinical Social Worker
Amanda has been doing clinical work with Ehrlo Counselling Services for nearly two years. She is a masters prepared social worker with over six years of experience in the human service profession. She works with children, youth, adults, couples, and families in the areas of trauma, self-harm and suicidal ideation, relationship problems, anxiety and depression, abuse, parenting, self-esteem, and emotion regulation. Amanda is also a mental-health approved therapist for First Nations, Metis, and Inuit people. She believes in working from an integrative and holistic approach, using a person-centered framework to best meet individual needs. Amanda chose social work because she enjoys working with people and empowering them as they achieve their goals. Her favourite pastime is shoe shopping.
Dave Wiebe, M.Ed, Canadian Certified Counsellor, Counsellor/Adult Trainer
Dave has been working at the agency for 17 years. Besides having his Masters in Education and a Canadian Certified Counsellor, his educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Native Studies and a Bachelor of Human Justice. He has 12 years experience providing education and counselling for youth, adults, and seniors, including individuals with cognitive disabilities, as well as providing consulting services. Dave offers individual and group counselling, as well as training, group work and seminars in areas such as suicide intervention, FASD, bullying, self-harm, communication, emotional management, coping skills, and grief and loss. He specializes in grief counselling.
Dave’s primary self-care activity is photography. I feel it is an honor to work with people who are encountering difficulty, and who have the courage to address their challenges and work toward healing and reaching their potential.
Marie Keys, B.A., BSW, Consultant
Marie has been working as a consultant for ECS since October 2017. She completed her bachelor’s degrees in Psychology, Sociology, and Social Work from the University of Regina and has been working with individuals and families for over ten years. Marie works closely with government systems and community based organizations to reduce gaps for individuals with cognitive disabilities, and provides advocacy, consultation, and behavioural support plans for individuals and their families who are living with cognitive disabilities.
Marie chose social work because she wanted to make a difference in peoples lives. A fun fact about Marie is that she loves penguins.
Janelle Wilson, BHJ, Consultant
Janelle holds a bachelor of Human Justice degree and has been working directly with at risk youth for the past seven years in her career as a youth probation officer. Many of the individuals she has worked with have had cognitive challenges and disabilities and other obstacles alike. As such, she has developed a great working knowledge of government services and non- governmental organizations and what they have to offer to people in need of support.
Janelle enjoys working directly with people as she appreciates hearing their stories and doing what she can to help them reach their full potential. She feels this career of human services challenges her in ways few other careers could as she is always learning from both her clients and co-workers.
Outside of work, Janelle enjoys spending time outdoors with her two young children and her husband. She also enjoys fitness and running.
Shelly Manuel South, MSW, RSW
- Shelly is a registered social worker and has provided counselling services for over 25 years to a diverse clientele including children, adolescents, adults, and families.
- She is an approved mental health therapist for First Nation, Metis, and Inuit individuals.
- Shelly has counselling experience in the areas of trauma, grief and loss, mood disorders, anxiety and depression, suicide ideation and self-harm, eating disorders,conduct disorder, oppositional defiance and behavioral concerns, relationships, and addictions.
Natasha Anderson, M.A., Registered Clinical Counsellor
- Enjoys working with children, youth, young adults, and families
- Experience in working with individuals who have experienced trauma, present with low self-esteem, grief and loss, depression & anxiety, and difficulties with coping and emotion regulation
- Believes in a client-centered creative approach to help mediate conflict and promote positive change and growth
- Incorporates principles of DBT and CBT into individualized treatment plans
Kristie Panchuk, MSW, RSW
- Kristie is a masters prepared registered social worker with over six years of experience in the human service profession.
- Kristie focuses on trauma recovery, group counseling, domestic violence, inter-generational trauma, and couples counseling.
- She is experienced in working with issues related to grief, depression, self-harm, anxiety, panic attacks, and difficulties with life transitions, emotional regulation and self-esteem.
- Her counseling approaches include cognitive behavioral therapy, emotionally focused therapy, mindfulness and solution focused therapy.
- She works from a client centered, holistic framework that promotes the inherent strength and dignity of all people.
Janna Ellis, M.Ed., Registered Psychologist
- Janna has over 10 years of experience working within the human services field.
- She is a registered psychologist in clinical and counselling psychology with an authorized practice endorsement for assessment and diagnosis.
- She has experience working with trauma, anger management and behavioural difficulties, mood disorders, self-harm, anxiety, and stress.
- Janna provides cognitive and psychological assessments services to children, adolescents, and adults using both standardized assessment and clinical interviewing.
- She operates from an integrative approach with underlying client centered beliefs to assist people in working towards improved well-being.
Stephanie Taylor, MSW, RSW
- Stephanie is a master’s prepared registered social worker with 12 years of experience working with teens and women, including in a clinical setting.
- She likes to incorporate mindfulness practices in to the use of varied counselling methods including solution-focused, cognitive behavioural, and feminist counselling.
- Stephanie also has a particular interest in working with people who have addictions and uses a harm reduction perspective when abstinence is not the client’s goal.