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CAROLINE LEBLANC

Registered Psychologist, Owner SVR

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. 

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BARB JONES

Registered Psychologist

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.

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ALAN KOSTYNIUK 

Registered Psychologist

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.

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DANNY MILES

Registered Psychologist

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). 

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DEREK ANDERSON

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. 

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RANDELL DUGUID

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.

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Doug Ellis

Certified Canadian Counsellor

Doug received his undergraduate in Psychology from UPEI, while continuing to work in the field of business. His passion for workplace mental health needs was what took him back to school to complete his Masters in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia, as well as a Post Baccalaureate in Chronic Pain Medicine from the University of Alberta. His experinces included working with Veterans as they transitioned from military careers to civilian careers. He had completed certification for working with individuals living with disabilities, vocational rehabilitation psychology, as well as simple and complexTrauma (EMDR).  Doug has been a lifetime supporter of overall life balance for adults, both in their professional and personal lives. He enjoys his work but also his volunteer time working with children with needs as a riding instructor. 

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Peter Mutch 

Counselling Therapist, MTA, Triple P Practioner 

Peter started his career as a youth worker in Ontario in group homes, crises intervention with the Ottawa Police and in the school system. He moved back to PEI and worked in addictions and in the school system for 3 years. Peter moved to Wolfville to complete his degree in music therapy at Acadia University. He stayed in the Wolfville area to work with children, adults, and seniors with various physical, mental, and emotional needs. Peter then moved back to PEI and opened a private practice working with a wide range of special needs, mental health, and palliative care. During that time Peter decided to pursue his MSc in Mental Health Counselling to allow him an opportunity to provide mental health supports beyond music therapy to the community. 10 years ago Peter left his private practice and took the position of Executive Director of the Catholic Family Service Bureau. Peter got the opportunity to pilot Stepping Stones Triple P on the Island. After the one year pilot the government was so impressed with the positive impact it had on families the government decided to roll it out Island wide. He then became a Triple P trainer for Canada in 2015. In July 2020 Peter had the great opportunity to transition to Serene View Ranch to provide Triple P for families and therapeutic services for couples, teens and adults.

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TARA COSTELLO-LEDWELL

 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 from the 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.

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FRANK BULGER

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.