Caroline graduated from the Masters program in Clinical Psychology from Universite de Moncton in 1991. Her work background includes Correctional Services of Canada, Provincial government Corrections and EAP program, Veterans Affairs Office of Conflict Resolution and Director of Holland College’s Assessment Services for Adults. Since 2002, she has been in full time private practice. Her areas of interest are trauma, PTSD, first responders, anxiety and depression. She has also been involved in the community by being an active member of the PEI Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Network for over 20 years, the Psychologists Association of PEI, the francophone community of PEI and was involved in the Swissair recovery in Peggy’s Cove. Caroline completed training in EMDR in 2013, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy in 2017 and has been certified in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy since 2013. She is presently studying to become certified in Body Rolling.
Trained as a contemplative psychotherapist, mindfulness practices are embedded in all Barb’s work. Barb has worked extensively with individuals and families presenting with issues including, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, relationship challenges, chronic illness, end of life and bereavement.
At Serene View Ranch, Barb will be available to continue facilitating support groups using mindfulness and meditation, as well as providing assessment services and working with individual adults. Barb is also available as a conference speaker and workshop presenter.
Alan is a Registered Clinical Psychologist in the province of Prince Edward Island. Originally from Alberta, he obtained his Masters of Education degree, specializing in Clinical/Counselling Psychology, at the University of Alberta in 1989. He has worked in a variety of settings within the public and private sectors, including operating his own successful private practice for more than twenty years.He is qualified to conduct adult assessments, individual and couples counselling and he is proficient in the application of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) and Flash Technique. Alan primarily treats victims of trauma at Serene View Ranch where he has been employed full-time since January 2017.
Danny began his career working on a diverse multidisciplinary team in Saint John, New Brunswick, working with children, adolescents, and their families. Danny also spent time working early in his career with Burbridge & Associates in Rothesay, New Brunswick. Danny’s areas of interests include working with anxiety disorders, learning challenges, disruptive behaviours, complex developmental trauma, and working with trauma-informed approaches generally. In addition to providing individual therapy to children, youth, and adults, Danny also provides formal assessments – principally psychoeducational assessments - for school-aged children. Danny has received formal training in multiple therapy approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAGALA).
Registered Social Worker
Derek began his studies in this field when he attended the Child and Youth Care Worker Program at Holland College, graduating in 1998. His desire to learn led him to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from St. Mary’s University and a Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Victoria. He obtained his Master of Social Work degree in 2012 from Memorial University. Derek has provided therapy to a variety of different populations over the past 20 years. He has worked in child welfare, criminal justice, addictions, and mental health settings. Derek has experience working with a wide range of mental health conditions, but his passion is working with simple and complex trauma. Derek feels privileged to be able to support others, and he enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults, and families.
Mental Performance Consultant/ Mental Health Specialist
As part of the Serene View Ranch team, Tara develops equine related experiences focusing on mindfulness and strengthening healthy relationships with self and others. She is a registered member of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association, has a BA in Psychology in University of Prince Edward Island, and an MA in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa, with a specialty for mental skills for sport and life. Tara has training in Natural Lifemanship – Trauma Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, The Attentional and Interpersonal Style (TAIS) assessment, T.R.E. Trauma Releasing Exercises, experiential-therapeutic workshops, and N.L.P. (Neuro-Linguistic Programming). Tara has worked with youth and adults from a variety of populations along with N.H.L./ A.H.L. players, Special Olympics Canada national team program, nationally ranked junior tennis athletes, Canadian youth Olympic team members, world junior curling champions, and other regionally and nationally successful athletes. She also owns her training company, Ahead in the Game.
M.A., Assessment Clinician, Heart Math
Nancy obtained her Master of Arts majoring in Clinical Psychology from Lakehead University in 1994. She is a highly skilled professional with experience working in the fields of education, mental health and addictions. Her role at Serene View Ranch involves conducting intake interviews with clients, interpreting psychometric protocols and incorporating this information as part of a comprehensive psychological assessment. She is also responsible for the HeartMath® Interventions Program which utilizes tools and techniques in collaboration with EmWave technologies to provide real-time visual and audio feedback between the heart, brain and autonomic nervous system. Clients learn to identify and modify mental and emotional processes to reach a state of coherence (i.e., synchronization of heart-brain and physiological responses).
Registered Social Worker
Randell is also a registered equine facilitated psychotherapist and in addition to her time at the ranch, she works as a mental health therapist at Holland College. Her depth of experience has included community counselling clinics, rape crises centers, addictions facilities as well as contributing to the establishment of post-secondary education programs within correctional facilities.
Randell’s primary therapeutic focus and passion is working with people in the LGBTQ2+ community as well as victims of sexual violence and intimate partner violence. She is client centered, body focused and grounded in an anti-oppression framework.
Randell maintains a close connection with the community, and is a Board member for the Women’s Network of Prince Edward Island and Fierte Pride Canada. In her spare time you will find Randell exploring the outdoors with her pup and partner.
Registered Social Worker
Frank is a registered social worker at the master’s level and has more than thirty years of experience in practicing social work in the local Family Court and the greater community. Frank’s therapeutic areas of specialty are family mediation and elder mediation. He has a B.A. from UPEI, Master of Social Work from Wilfred Laurier University. He is certified by Mediation PEI Inc. and certified by Elder Mediation Canada in 2010. Mr. Bulger has spent the majority of his career assisting families through the complex process of separation including the formulation of parenting plans for the children. Frank brings to the Collaborative Practice process a strong commitment to the inherent ability of individuals to make decisions regarding their lives when they are empowered to do so. He looks forward to working with people in the capacity of the Family Professional in the evolving Collaborative Practice problem solving model.