Meet The Team

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 husband. She loves local events in the city and tries to experience as much as possible in the Edmonton community.

amanda mickalyk​

Provisional Psychologist

Amanda is a compassionate therapist that has experience working with adults, couples, children, and youth in public and non-profit organizations.

Amanda is driven by hope, and she believes in creating a therapeutic space that welcomes your strengths and, of course, your quirks. A flexible, workable approach, that fits your context, is important to her. She uses evidence-based approaches, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), and EMDR to support clients.

Her experience working with children and youth in schools, has kept her young at heart and given her a deep understanding of child and adolescent development. She is well equipped to help children and youth with a range of issues, including learning challenges and excellence, school avoidance, anxiety, and behavioural, social, and emotional learning.

Amanda likes to be outdoors hiking, biking or catching the sunset on a patio. She haunts local coffee shops and is often caught reading. She loves animals, pottery, singing all the tunes, and even going to therapy.

Davinder Pandher

MA, R.Psych
Registered Psychologist
Doctoral Student, DCP

Davinder is a registered psychologist and doctoral student. Davinder works with individuals and couples supporting clients through difficult and challenging times. If you are experiencing loss in your relationship, difficulty communicating, or finding it hard to deal with distress in your life, let Davinder help. Davinder works to create a safe and comfortable environment within which you can collaboratively explore, process together and construct effective solutions to restore calm and peace within your life. Davinder trusts in her practice that with the right support and guidance, you can find resilience and persevere in the face of adversity.Davinder is a mother to two beautiful little girls, and loves spending as much time with them as she can. Whenever she get some time to herself (between finishing her doctorate and parenting), she loves researching and engaging in creative DIY projects.

Lindsay Hildebrand

Counselling Therapist

Lindsay is Counselling Therapist member of the Association of Counselling Therapy of Alberta and co-founder of Approach Psychology. She has 10 years of experience working in the mental health field having previously worked in the non-profit sector as a Child and Youth Care Worker and running mentorship programs throughout Edmonton and area. Lindsay has a MA in Counselling from Providence Seminary.Lindsay is a big fan of emotion focused therapy but integrates other evidence based theories such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Person Centered Therapy in her practice. Lindsay uses a collaborative approach to help clients articulate and understand more about their distress as they together work towards developing new patterns and coping mechanisms. Lindsay offers both in person and virtual counselling.When Lindsay is not working, she is often found running, hiking, and playing outside with her family. She also loves travelling, reading about psychology, and drinking good coffee (as a counsellor in Edmonton she has some opinions about the best coffee in the Whyte Ave area). Lindsay enjoys being around people and excited about meeting new clients at Approach.

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).

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