Joseph St.Paul Graham
MC:AT, CCC, RCAT
Joseph Graham is a Canadian Certified Counsellor and Registered Art Therapist who has worked in the Yukon since 2001, originally Scottish and Innu First Nation Ancestry from Eastern Canada. Joseph helps people and families of all ages to communicate difficult issues and to face their challenges in an inspired and creative way.
Joseph has professional training and experience with individual, couples, group and family counselling on a range of issues including trauma, grief and loss, relationships, transitions, attachment, addictions and meaning making. With compassion and creativity, Joseph offers professional problem solving for people wanting efficient, positive change.
MA, Registered Provisional Psychologist
Tayo is a Registered Provisional Psychologist and has experience working with all ages. Tayo has experience and training in various modalities including Trauma Informed Therapy, EMDR, Attachment-Focused Therapy, CBT, and Mindfulness and Somatic-Based approaches and has experience working with many areas including trauma and PTSD, dissociation, anxiety, depression, attachment, and suicide. Tayo is a Yukoner who draws on his diverse community experience in his clinical work in Whitehorse and northern rural areas.
He believes we hold the ability to heal, improve our lives and find meaning and is honoured to be a part of his client’s journey on this path. Tayo provides an open, safe, collaborative and welcoming space and prioritizes the very important relationship between client and counsellor in his work to tailor his services to meet your specific needs. As a therapist, he works with people in a deeply meaningful and impactful way.
MA, B.ED, MACP, CCC Canadian Clinical Counsellor, Registered Provisional Psychologist
Kat works collaboratively with her clients to help them identify and map out goals to improve relationships, to understand and manage mental health, and to optimize health. She is dedicated to developing person oriented, culturally sensitive and nonjudgemental working alliances.
Kat works with youth, adults, couples and families to support well being through attention to psychological, physical, social and emotional variables that influence how people are able to cope and manage.
Her theoretical approach is eclectic and person centred and her work with clients is influenced by culturally informed, attachment based, psychodynamic, bio-psychosocial, cognitive behavioural, solution focused and trauma informed practices.
Kat has completed a master’s degree in Anthropology through the University of Victoria, a B.Ed degree through the University of British Columbia, and a master’s degree in Counselling Psychology through Yorkville University. She is a registered provisional Psychologist with the Alberta College of Psychologists.
Kat is passionate about travel, outdoor experiences and time with family and friends. She is curious, enthusiastic about learning and supporting others to feel better.
C.C.C., RSW, Art Therapist
Cheryl is a Certified Canadian Counsellor, Registered Social Worker and Professional Art Therapist. She was born and raised in the Yukon and is a proud member of Tr’ondëk Hwëchin. She recently graduated from Adler University in the Master of Counselling Psychology – Art Therapy program and has an undergraduate degree in Social Work.
Cheryl has experience working with children, youth, adults and seniors dealing with various social issues. She takes a trauma-informed, person-centred, positive psychotherapy and holistic approach to help her clients reach counselling goals. Cheryl recognizes the importance of exploring and honouring an individuals’ interconnection to their family, community, and environment as fundamental to their well-being.
As a counselling art therapist, she sees art-making as a creative process that can lead to the expression of thoughts and feelings that may otherwise be difficult to communicate. Embarking on this journey can lead to problem-solving, insight, self-awareness, improved self-esteem, lower stress, and enhanced interpersonal skills.
Cheryl uses various art mediums such as acrylic, watercolour, pastel, charcoal, pencil, clay and traditional art forms such as beadwork and textile arts. She assists her clients to connect with their creative source, their potential and true nature, and through the process, improve their well-being emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually.
MC, Registered Psychologist
Sara grew up in Whitehorse and began her journey in the helping profession over fifteen years ago. She has begun working on her doctorate in clinical psychology and has been a registered psychologist through the College of Alberta Psychologists for 6 years.
Sara works with children, youth, adults and families and common presenting issues have included complex trauma, attachment and relationships, addictions, mental health, neurodiversity, life transitions, grief and the frequent overlap of some of these challenges. While a client-centred approach is at the core of her practice, Sara is trained in and employs a in a variety of therapeutic modalities including: expressive arts and therapeutic play, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral approach, solution-focused approach, narrative, acceptance and commitment therapy, and family based interventions (i.e. Filial therapy, Theraplay, and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy). She is trained in assessment and has and experience in providing clinical supervision to other counsellors.
Sara is passionate about helping individuals to explore the possible, to reconnect with themselves in a healthy and meaningful way and to support them in recognizing their natural gifts and purpose. In her spare time, she loves spending time with loved ones and being active and playing outside.
Hailey is a certified counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and holds a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. Hailey works with adults, couples, and youth ages 12+.
Hailey was born and raised in the Yukon and after living down south for several years she returned to the Yukon in 2017. She has enjoyed working in Hollywood and has a passion for creating through film, television, and music. She also enjoys spending time outdoors on personal adventures, and professionally while supporting groups and youth.
Hailey has experience and professional training in trauma, addictions, sexual assault, grief/loss, self-harm, abuse, domestic violence, life transitions, separation/divorce, therapeutic recreation activity, wilderness therapy, physical health and wellness, outpatient disordered eating, and workplace and family issues.
Kyla works with children, adults and couples and is a lifelong Northerner who has experience working throughout the North. She started her career immersed in land-based healing practices related to addiction recovery, and trauma.
Kyla assists clients in resourcing their physical strengths and returning to their body; as well as developing emotional awareness and communication skills.
Erin Light provides intentional and thoughtful support to individuals, couples, and families who desire psychological wellbeing as part of their healing journey. Her compassionate approach is rooted in the belief that each individual is doing their best with their existing strengths.
Erin is certified in Life and Health Coaching demonstrating a dedication to the health and helping profession. Erin has been a lifelong athlete in several sports, she now spends most of her time out in the wilderness skiing or mountain biking with her husband, three wild boys, and dog.
Jeane is a warm, compassionate counsellor who prioritizes creating a safe and supportive environment. Her personalized approach helps individuals, couples, and families discover their unique strengths and abilities. With experience in mental wellness counselling, teaching, youth work, community outreach, and sports coaching,
Jeane has a well-rounded perspective on the challenges people face in daily life. She is currently completing her Master’s of Arts in Counselling Psychology. Jeane grew up in the Yukon, participating in a wide range of sports but has always been the most content when out on the land. She is grateful for Dezadeash and Huckleberry, the dogs that push her to get out daily for small adventures.
Ryan is passionate about working with youth, adults, families, and couples. He works with common presenting issues such as addiction, grief, anxiety, depression, and the overlap of mental health issues. Ryan provides empathetic understanding and mental clarity for clients to explore issues they face with thoughtfulness, kindness, and compassion. Outside of work, you can find Ryan on the Takhini ball fields or the Mount Mac tennis courts most weekends in the summer or enjoying basketball at the Canada Games Center and local rec Filipino and Men’s leagues during the winter.
Ryan grew up in Tagish, Yukon until his family relocated to Whitehorse. He began his career in private group homes working primarily with persons with intellectual and physical disabilities, which led to working in the Intensive Treatment Program for 5 years as a support worker for people struggling with substance use issues. Through professional and personal experience, Ryan brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding towards the unique issues surrounding life in the North.