Meet Our Team

At True Balance we ensure quality service by our team of Registered Psychologists. We welcome you to read our bios to learn more about us and consider whether we might be the right fit to help you meet your goals. 

All therapists at True Balance are committed to providing clients with a compassionate and non-judgemental environment.           

Contact us at 403-327-2333 or truebalancecounselling@gmail.com.

Daelynn Takasaki, B.A., M.Ed.
Registered Psychologist #3420
Co-owner, True Balance Counselling

Daelynn has been in private practice since 2006 and she has extensive experience working with all ages including individuals, couples, groups and families. However, her true passion is working with children, adolescents, parents and families and she utilizes her extensive training in Play Therapy, Gottman training and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in her work with clients in moving them towards change. In addition to counselling, Daelynn also provides Psycho-Educational and Mental Health assessments privately through True Balance Counselling.

 

Daelynn has been a Registered Psychologist since  2008. Prior to opening True Balance Counselling her experience included overseeing the Counselling Program for a School Division, Counselling in a post-secondary institution and at a non-profit agency, as well as teaching and providing training and supervision opportunities for other professionals.

 

Daelynn feels her most important role is being a mother to her two beautiful daughters.

Specialties Include:

  • Divorce/Separation

  • Children

  • Parenting

Tanya Krueger, B.A., M.Ed.
Registered Psychologist #2724
Co-owner, True Balance Counselling

Tanya has been working as a Registered Psychologist since 2002.  She completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and her Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology.  She specializes in working with OCD, Phobias, Anxiety, Relationship Issues, and Trauma. She provides strength-based therapy for individuals, couples and families of all age groups utilizing approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Strategies, Gottman Couples Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy, Play Therapy, and EMDR.  Tanya is an approved therapist for directly billing Blue Cross and Indigenous Services.

Prior to opening True Balance Counselling, she worked in the school system, a post-secondary institution, and a non-profit counselling agency. She also enjoys supervising interns and provisional psychologists. 

In her spare time she enjoys running, soccer, boating, skiing, travelling, and having fun with her family. She is passionate about helping others and living a positive balanced life.

Specialties Include:

  • Anxiety and Stress

  • OCD and Related Disorders

  • Relationship Issues

  • Trauma

Sandy Witdouck, B.A., MACP
Registered Psychologist #4982
Affiliate Counsellor, True Balance Counselling

Sandy became a Registered Psychologist in 2018.

She has extensive work experience with youth, adults, groups, and families in residential programs, community-based programs and school settings. She also provides instruction in Psychology to students in a post-secondary institution.

 

Sandy believes that by working collaboratively with people, meaningful goals and interventions can be established so that individuals reach their desired state of being. She practices with a strength-based, culturally sensitive approach and integrates Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, mindfulness strategies, and emotional regulation techniques. She prioritizes overall health, fitness and maintaining balance in her life, and is passionate about helping others reach balance in their lives by working through obstacles and challenges that might be holding them back.

 

For enjoyment, Sandy spends time with her family, bikes, hikes, skis, and attends fitness classes.

Kelsey Atkinson, B.A., M.C.
Registered Psychologist #5389
Affiliate Counsellor, True Balance Counselling

Kelsey Atkinson is a Provisional Psychologist, with a B.A. in Psychology (University of Lethbridge), and M.C. (Gonzaga University). Kelsey is a very welcoming, accepting and empathic Therapist who has a perceptive approach to therapy with a youthful energy that is motivated by the belief that all individuals have the inherent potential to flourish. Kelsey will meet the client where they are at with a style that utilizes their instilled strengths while providing a safe and nurturing environment. Kelsey has extensive experience working with children and adolescents, and in her new endeavors with private practice has thoroughly enjoyed her work with adults thus far. Kelsey takes an adaptive and flexible, client centered, therapeutic approach with the use of CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Solution Focused, creative experiential and Somatic/body-centered methods. 

 

Kelsey enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Kelsey is an animal lover with dreams of owning a “fun farm”, but for right now is happy with her main pup, Indy. In her spare time Kelsey jumps at the chance to get outside to enjoy some fresh air and enjoy adventures near and far. In her down time, Kelsey has no shame enjoying Netflix or attempting some sort of Pinterest project (more often ending with a lovely Pinterest Fail!).

Melissa Gleeson, B.A., MACP
Registered Psychologist #3946
Affiliate Counsellor, True Balance Counselling

Melissa has been a Registered Psychologist since 2013 and has experience working with children, adolescents and adults in individual, couple and group settings. She has completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology.  She has also completed additional training in Mindfulness Integrated Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.

Melissa’s areas of professional areas of interest include infertility, adoption, anxiety, stress management, major life transitions or changes, relationship and family issues, grief/loss and personal growth.  Overall, her approach to counselling is strength based and person centered. She draws from a variety of approaches including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Mindfulness Integrated CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Positive Psychology.

Melissa is currently offering appointments on Friday afternoons and can direct bill to Alberta Blue Cross.

In her spare time, Melissa enjoys spending time with her family and friends in the outdoors.  In the summer, she enjoys camping, biking, and swimming and in the winter, cross country skiing and playing in the snow with her son.      

Jeremiah Hudak, B.A., MACP
Provisional Psychologist #2169p
Affiliate Counsellor, True Balance Counselling

Jeremiah is a Provisional Psychologist and has been a therapist for 7 years. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Addictions Counselling and his Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology.  He works with children, adolescents and adults. Jeremiah focuses on addictions, depression, anxiety, sleep issues and family violence and uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

He is also currently working as a Mental Health and Addictions Therapist in Claresholm providing mental health assessments, supportive counselling, consultation, and works collaboratively with community professionals. He previously worked as a Mental Health Therapist on the Community Actions Team in High River, an Addictions Counsellor at Adult Addictions Services in Calgary, and worked at the Integrated Justice Services Program.

In his spare time he enjoys weight training, hiking, mountain bike riding, and skiing.

Kelly Weitz, B.A., MC
Provisional Psychologist #3055p
Affiliate Counsellor, True Balance Counselling

Kelly recently completed her Master of Counselling from Athabasca University after years of raising her family and working for her family Business.  In addition to her education, Kelly has also provided support to youth in residential treatment facilities as a Child and Youth Care Worker, as well as provided counseling within a school setting. Her work with youth has focused on a few common themes including depression, anxiety, body image, self-harm and grief and loss. She also believes in the importance of working with parents in supporting their child to reach their full potential. Kelly is also passionate working with adults, particularly with individuals who have experienced grief/loss as she recognizes grief is a complicated and ongoing process.

Kelly believes that there can be growth alongside adversity and her practice largely focuses on solution-focused dialogue while exploring how past success can influence future success.  She also relies on strategies to give clients a different worldview on situations when they are stuck in their own thoughts. She is a firm believer in having a strong working connection with clients and looks forward to taking a journey of reflection and growth together.

Growing up in this community and raising her young family here is something Kelly prides herself on.

#3, 704 - 4th Ave N

Lethbridge, AB

403-327-2333

truebalancecounselling@gmail.com

True Balance Counselling Lethbridge

  • White Facebook Icon
  • White Twitter Icon