MEET THE TEAM
The CFCBT Team
Janet Caryk, M.Ed.
780-455-8133 ext 1
Janet Caryk obtained her Masters degree in Education (Counselling) in 1985 from the University of Alberta and became a Registered Psychologist in 1987. She worked at the University of Alberta Hospital in the Division of Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry for 13 years, resigning in January 1999 to enter full-time private practice. She maintains an academic appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Department of Psychiatry, and teaches and supervises psychiatry residents and psychology interns to be skilled in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Janet specializes in the assessment and treatment of OCD and anxiety disorders, depression, and eating disorders. She works exclusively in the area of adolescent/adult psychology.
Dr. Wes Miller, Ph.D.
*Wes Miller is not accepting new clients at this time.
Wes Miller obtained his Ph.D. in 1995 and became a Registered Psychologist that same year. He has worked in the hospital system including the University of Alberta, Royal Alexandra, and Glenrose Hospitals. Wes specializes in the assessment and treatment of all anxiety disorders (including post-traumatic stress disorder) and depression. He has provided psychological services to members of the Canadian Armed Forces and Edmonton Police Service members since 1999. He also has training in the assessment and treatment of children experiencing attentional deficits, behavioral problems, and difficulties in emotional functioning (anxiety, depression, etc.). Wes also works directly with parents providing psychoeducation, parenting strategies, and/or family therapy as part of the specific treatment protocols that are offered.
Joti Brar-Josan, Ph.D.
780-455-8133 ext 2
*Joti Brar-Josan is currently on maternity leave.
Dr. Novjyot (Joti) Brar-Josan joined the Centre for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in 2013. She is a Registered Psychologist who obtained her Ph.D in Counselling Psychology at the University of Alberta. Joti specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders (e.g., panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and social anxiety disorder, etc.), stress management, and life transitions. In addition to seeing clients at the Centre for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, she has published numerous articles on multicultural counselling and experiences of hope and vulnerability in couples therapy. Furthermore, Joti is a recipient of a number of awards including the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellowship (SSHRC) and the Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship.
Lindsay Wolf-Owczarek, M.C.
780-455-8181 ext 1
*Linsday Wolf-Owczarek is not accepting new clients at this time.
Lindsay Wolf-Owczarek is a Registered Psychologist who completed her Masters in Counselling at the Athabasca University in 2013. Prior to completing her Masters Lindsay worked with the RCMP supporting victims of sexual exploitation and families of homicide. As a Psychologist, Lindsay has experience working in the public health setting having worked at the Learning and Development Clinic, and also working in both the public and catholic schools as a mental health therapist. Lindsay enjoys working with both children and adults. She has training in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders (panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and post traumatic stress disorder), attention deficit disorder, emotional regulation, grief and life transitions. Lindsay has provided presentations for Edmonton Public Schools on OCD and Anxiety disorders.
Nicky Singh, Ph.D.
780-455-8181 ext 2
Dr. Singh is a Registered Clinical Psychologist who obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Regina. Completing her residency training at Vancouver Coastal Health, Dr. Singh received education in a variety of evidence-based treatments for depression, post-partum disorders, anxiety (social anxiety, generalized anxiety, panic), disordered eating, personality disorders, as well as psychosis. She later completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the DBT Centre of Vancouver where she provided Dialectical Behaviour Therapy to adolescents and adults who struggle with borderline personality disorder as well as other concerns. Dr. Singh also has a keen interest in research and has published multiple articles and book chapters in the area of health anxiety, Internet therapy, and postpartum depression. She was awarded funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research as well as the Ken Bowers award for top graduate student research project from the Canadian Psychological Association. To further her research pursuits, Dr. Singh recently worked as a Research Associate at Yale University where she studied intimate partner violence. Dr. Singh is delighted to join the team at the Center for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and guide new clients on their journey to personal growth and development.
Marilyn Rolingher, M.C.
780-455-8181 ext 3
Marilyn Rolingher is a registered psychologist who completed her Masters in Counselling at Yorkville University. Marilyn provides therapy to adults. Her areas of clinical interest include depression, anxiety disorders (panic, social, generalized anxiety, worry, obsessive-compulsive disorder and phobias), interpersonal and relationship difficulties, adjustment and life transition. Marilyn’s personalized CBT interventions are designed to help an individual develop new skills to facilitate enduring changes in the way they think, behave and feel. Her collaborative and empathic approach, together with her life experience, have been especially beneficial in helping individuals experiencing difficult life transitions.
Dr. Aamena Kapasi, Ph.D.
780-455-8133 ext 3
*Dr. Aamena Kapasi is not accepting new clients at this time.
Aamena Kapasi obtained her Ph.D. in School and Clinical Child Psychology at the University of Alberta. She completed her residency at the IWK Children's Hospital in Halifax, where she enjoyed rotations in neuropsychology, preschool autism, community mental health, and inpatient psychiatry. She has worked in hospitals, private practices, schools, and community clinic settings offering therapy and assessment services to children and adolescents with anxiety conditions, mood disorders, behavioural challenges, ADHD, intellectual disabilities, learning disorders, and neurodevelopmental conditions, including autism spectrum disorders. Aamena's research was focused on developing and evaluating interventions and supports for individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). She has been the recipient of numerous scholarships, including the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellowship, the Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship, and the Woman and Children’s Health Research Institute Graduate Student Grant.
Kris Uitvlugt, Ph.D.
Dr. Uitvlugt is a Registered Psychologist who obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Simon Fraser University where she studied borderline personality disorder, self-harm behaviour, and emotion dysregulation. An avid researcher, she has published numerous research articles and book chapters on these subjects. She also spent 3 years as a practicum student at the DBT Centre of Vancouver where she received specialized training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for adolescents and adults who struggle with borderline personality disorder and other emotional concerns (such as anxiety and depression). She then completed her residency at the Edmonton Consortium where she delivered evidence-based treatments for individuals with various difficulties such as disordered eating, chronic pain, and medical conditions. For the past several years she has worked at the University of Alberta and Grey Nuns Hospitals, providing both individual and group CBT and DBT treatment for depression, anxiety, personality disorders, as well as other mental and physical health concerns. Dr. Uitvlugt strives to collaborate with clients as they learn to harness their emotions and use them effectively as they build their very own life worth living! She strongly believes in the power of behavioural treatments, especially when balanced with strategies for acceptance, and looks forward to sharing these skills with you.