Meet The Team

Landon Hildebrand

M.A. Counselling Psychology
Registered Psychologist – Alberta, Canada
Psychological Association of Alberta, Member in good standing

Landon has worked as a psychologist with children, youth, and adults in public health and private practice. He also worked in the non-profit sector as the clinical operations director for the Mustard Seed. 

Landon is passionate about bringing an evidenced-based, creative approach to psychology as he works with clients dealing with a variety of mental health challenges as well as performance related psychology. 

He loves skiing, long walks on the beach, mullets, studying neuropsychotherapy (whatever that is) and dogs. On the weekend, you will probably find him going on hikes with his family,  eating pizza, and running really long distances for fun (I think he needs a therapist).

Zainab Giwa

Psychotherapist

Zainab Giwa is a Certified Canadian Psychotherapist with over seven years of experience in the human services field. Zainab has a Masters degree in Psychology & a Bachelor’s degree with Honors in Social Work. With experience working with individuals, youth, couples, and families, she is able to meet the needs of a variety of demographics. with a flexible and interactive approach to practice, she provides a customized treatment plan to her clients by drawing from the narrative, solution-focused and cognitive behavioral therapy modalities. Through empathy and unconditional positive regard, she is able to build rapport with clients while setting treatment goals. Zainab is able to offer insights and support her clients on their journey to wellness.

Sydney McKenzie-Hougestol

Provisional Psychologist

Sydney is a Registered Provisional Psychologist with over seven years of experience working with individuals experiencing addiction, homelessness, poverty, and systemic oppression. Sydney holds a Master of Counselling from City University of Seattle in Canada.
Along with counselling, Sydney conducts psychoeducational assessments for children, adolescents, and adults for a variety of concerns including learning disabilities/challenges, giftedness, intellectual disabilities, ADHD, and social-emotional challenges. Sydney is passionate about assessments and appropriate diagnoses and the access to resources, accommodations, and the deeper self-understanding they can provide. She believes that a diagnosis provides a window into how we view ourselves but that a diagnosis should never become a label we box ourselves in with. She hopes to help you see yourself on a powerful and intricate level, identifying both strengths and areas of challenge with recommendations to help you thrive!
Sydney spends her time reading non-stop, cooking, talking about mental health, listening to inspirational podcasts, playing Dungeons and Dragons with her friends, thinking she should probably be meditating more, watching fun TV, and hanging out with her husband and cats.

Emily McDonald

Provisional Psychologist

Emily is a Registered Provisional Psychologist with over eight years of experience in the healthcare industry. She holds a Master of Arts, Counselling Psychology degree from Yorkville University.
Emily works with individuals, couples, and youth and is currently taking specialized training in the Gottman Couples Method (level 1). Emily is currently supervised in practice by Landon (the guy with the long hair in all those videos of ours) and is an incredible addition to the team. We think she is rad and are sure you will too!
Emily aims to always provide a safe and supportive environment to best help clients develop strategies to increase self-awareness, resilience, and the skills to build healthy relationships with themselves and others. She also employs a variety of evidence-based approaches to best suit the needs of her clients.
Emily spends her time baking, gardening, watching serial killer documentaries, and going for walks with her fiancé. She loves local events in the city and tries to experience as much as possible in the Edmonton community.

Landon Hildebrand

operations manager

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