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DONNA MACLEOD

Registered Occupational Therapist

Donna graduated as an Occupational Therapist from Dalhousie University in 1991.  She worked in Halifax for 23 years and moved back to her home province of PEI in 2014. Her experience includes working at the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre for over 10 years on multi-disciplinary teams providing treatment on the Spinal Cord Injury service, in addition to working with clients who experienced a stroke, traumatic brain injury, chronic pain, amputation and on the burns/plastics and orthopaedic services. Since moving to PEI 5 years ago, Donna has been working in the area of private practice assisting clients with chronic pain, concussion, brain injury and mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety and psychological trauma, including PTSD. At Serene View Ranch, Donna provides services as an Occupational Therapist (OT) and a Clinical Care Manager (CCM). Donna is a CBT trained OT who has significant experience working in the area of complex case management. She continues to be inspired by client’s resilience and growth following significant life changing events.

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CHARLOTTE GROENEWEG

Registered Occupational Therapist

Charlotte is a Registered Occupational Therapist who graduated with her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from Western University. Her professional experience includes working within a forensic mental health inpatient hospital setting, an outpatient mental health clinic, and a multidisciplinary rehabilitation clinic with a focus on return to work programming. Charlotte’s clinical practice has involved the assessment and treatment of individuals with barriers affecting their mental health, social interactions, and cognitive performance. Charlotte has experience working with individuals with chronic pain, traumatic brain injuries, concussions, and mental health conditions including trauma-related disorders, depression, and anxiety. She has training in cognitive behavioural therapy and in-vivo exposure therapy. Charlotte provides services as both an Occupational Therapist as well as a Clinical Case Manager. Charlotte’s therapeutic approach is strength-based and she believes that participation in self-care, leisure, and productive occupations can be transformative and healing. 

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SOPHIE TONET

Registered Occupational Therapist

Sophie (she/her) is a Registered Occupational Therapist who started her career in physical health but happily stumbled into working in mental health by accident. Originally from Cape Breton, NS, Sophie completed an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from StFX, and then went on to complete her Masters in Occupational Therapy at Glasgow Caledonian University. She has a history of working primarily with first responders and those who have had workplace injuries to support them through their experience of trauma and return to work. She holds training in pelvic health, Cognitive Behavioural, Acceptance and Commitment, and Prolonged Exposure therapies. Her professional interests lie in the intersections between trauma, women's health, and sexuality/intimacy. Sophie maintains a practical yet dynamic approach to treatment and believes in supporting client's to access their own strength within. In her spare time, Sophie enjoy hiking, rock climbing, craft breweries, and reading. Her rescue dog, Sola, will be also be joining her on this new adventure on the island.

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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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STEPHANIE RAINNIE

Registered Occupational Therapist

In 1996, Stephanie graduated as an Occupational Therapist from Dalhousie University. Over the course of her 25 year career in Occupational Therapy, she has enjoyed working as part of multidisciplinary teams to provide Occupational Therapy services in geriatric rehabilitation, long term care, palliative care, mental health and inpatient rehabilitation. She also has experience in workplace ergonomics, injury prevention and return to work programs. Stephanie takes a keen interest in working with clients in their own home environment and has assisted many older adults in adjusting to changes brought on by injury and aging. She has thoroughly enjoyed collaborating with clients and their families to identify supports, equipment, techniques and environmental changes that will optimize their ability to live and thrive at home. Stephanie loves living and working in PEI and is so happy to be working with the team at Serene View Ranch.

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MEGAN PERRY

CT, BCB, MTA, MMT

Megan Perry is a Counselling Therapist, Board Certified Biofeedback Clinician, and Certified Music Therapist. She graduated with a master’s degree in Music Therapy from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2013, and has since completed a post-graduate program in Neurological Music Therapy through Colorado State University. Megan has experience supporting a variety of populations including children, youth, and adults with mental health challenges, complex trauma, PTSD, developmental and intellectual delays, dementia, and acquired brain injuries. She uses a strengths-based and trauma-informed approach, and strongly believes that music provides a space for personal growth and development.

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TAYLOR POIRIER

MMT, NMT, RYT-200

Taylor is a graduate from Wilfrid Laurier University where she received a Master of Music Therapy degree. She has training in music-centered psychotherapy, and specialized training in Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT). Taylor is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) and has additional training in trauma-informed yoga. Currently, she is completing her certification in biofeedback. Taylor’s clinical experience involves working with individuals across the lifespan from infancy to older adults, including inpatient and outpatient mental health, complex trauma, traumatic brain injuries, developmental and intellectual delays, and dementia. Taylor believes in the power of the mind-body connection, and uses a client-centered, strengths-based, and trauma-informed approach with clients to support their development, health, and well-being. 

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SAMANTHA SAMBROOKE

Certified Yoga Therapist, Registered Holistic Nutritionist 

Samantha obtained her first yoga certification in 2009 in India with YogaLife. Since then she has taken multiple courses annually. After becoming an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher at the 500-hour level (E-RYT-500), she went on to complete a 1000-hour Yoga Therapy Program with ​the Yoga North International Soma Yoga Institute based in Duluth, Minnesota. Samantha is a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) and specializes in Trauma Informed Yoga. She is passionate about sharing Yoga to beginners and demystifying as well as myth-busting some of the information surrounding the practice. Samantha is also a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) and believes in an integrated approach to healing. She has been at the Ranch since 2017. 

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ADAM SLAMANG

Registered Acupuncturist 

Adam is a registered acupuncturist originally from British Columbia, after graduating with his acupuncturist designation in 2018 he completed an additional year-long study into "The Balance System" of acupuncture made famous by Dr. Richard Tefu Tan. Adam's Teacher and mentor Dr. Sonia Tan is a direct disciple of Dr. Richard Tan and developed the first university-accredited certificate program to teach the balance system in its entirety, which Adam is a graduate of the first class. Adam runs his practice primarily off of balance system treatments that focus on the interconnectivity of the meridians and the flow of energy between them, with the ultimate goal of bringing that delicate balance back into regulation. Adam works with a lot of different issues, most commonly body pain, digestion issues and mental health such as anxiety, depression, PTSD and sleep disorders.  

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SUSANA RUTHERFORD, LPN, BFA 

Mindfulness Educator  

Susana brings over six years of experience in mental health and addictions to her position at Serene View Ranch. As part of the Stabilization, Grounding and Resilience Program, Susana will be educating clients in the basics of Mindfulness, an introduction to the Psychologyof Trauma and providing Medication Education. Susana has completed training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and courses through National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine as well as Training for Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness and MMCTP. Susana also blends her science-basedknowledge with her career as an artist and graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design University.

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CATHERINE NOSEWORTHY 

Psychometric Assistant

Catherine completed a double major in Psychology and Religious Studies, with an Honours in Psychology from UPEI. During her Honours, she focussed on increasing the number of male caregivers attending Triple P: Positive Parenting Program sessions on PEI. Catherine's role at Serene View involves conducting intake interviews with clients, administering and scoring psychological tests, and incorporating this information as part of a comprehensive psychological assessment.