Shea Tree is located in the middle of an industrial park. We are a little metaphor for finding the beauty within. While the exterior gives one pause, we have created a tiny oasis inside. You can expect a warm welcome and a feeling of ahhhh as you walk through the door. We hope to see you soon!
Wendy is a certified Positive Psychology Coach and Mindfulness Teacher. She opened Shea Tree with the intention of bringing together like-minded wellness professionals whose passions are to help others live healthy, wholehearted lives.
As an adolescent and family therapist with a strong desire to excel in this profession I am dedicated to providing services that work to support the mental health network. My clinical experience extends over 8 years where I have worked with youth and adults in various settings (24 hour crisis help phone lines, community and residential services). I have worked with various populations including adults, adolescents, families, rural and inner city communities, and new immigrants. The issues I address include: addictions, mental health, LGBTTQ concerns, self-esteem, stress management, relationship issues, grief/loss, parenting issues, suicidal ideation, and cultural adjustment. I look forward to working with you.
Asking for help is one of the toughest and scariest things to do. This is a journey that we take together and my role is to help guide you on that journey and be with you so that you are not alone. Together we will uncover what is at the root of your distress, explore old patterns you’re holding onto, and focus on your strengths and resiliency moving forward. I am here to support you through compassionate, non-judgmental counselling to guide you in your healing. We all need this - to be seen, to be vulnerable, to feel safe to share ourselves in order to get the help we need in order to move forward.
Throughout our lives, we receive many messages from our families and society that influence the ways we see ourselves. I’m committed to helping you explore the beliefs that no longer serve you. I’m here to help you uncover who you really are and want to become.
What my education and experience has taught me, will help you be able to challenge some of the negative thoughts you may be having, increase your awareness to some of the behaviour patterns that may be contributing to your struggles as well as provide tools and strategies to increase resilience to feel confident, grateful and be your best self."
Professor George Sandhu is a chiropractor and osteopath. He is currently the president of the Canadian Manual Osteopathic Association. Professor Sandhu uses his skill and knowledge to help provide natural pain relief from aches and pains of everyday life for many satisfied patients. George uses a range of techniques tailored to the needs of the individual.
Linda enjoys working with individuals to help them determine their values and goals and to find small, just-right-challenges to start working towards their goals. Life can be overwhelming – sometimes we are faced with too many challenges. We might be bullied, have a child and/or parent with a disability, lose our job, face health concerns, have lost a loved one, feel like we have too many things on our plate, or any number of difficult situations. Linda provides a safe, welcoming environment to sort through these experiences, find meaning, and move forward. Linda uses a variety of approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Behavioral Activation, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Linda has 18 years experience working in mental health. She provides individual counselling as a subspecialty of Occupational Therapy. She is a Certified Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace Advisor and Mental Health First Aid Instructor. She has been a guest lecturer at University of Alberta and Eastern Washington University.
Outside of work, Linda enjoys reading, camping, Zumba, and spending time with her husband and two kids.
Contact Linda for more information or to make an appointment.
Dr. Sherry Maharaj created BrainWorks Psychological Services as a safe & inclusive space dedicated to working with families and schools to support the learning, social-emotional, and mental health needs of children and youth. As a Clinical Psychologist practicing in the areas of Clinical and School Psychology, Dr. Maharaj has 20 years of experience working in community health and school settings to support and promote children’s mental health and positive school adjustment. Dr. Maharaj provides comprehensive services in: (1) Psychoeducational assessment of learning disabilities; (2) Assessment and diagnosis of mental health conditions; (3) School/home support planning for challenges related to stress, anxiety, & worry, low mood, ADHD/ODD, Autism, anger, self-harm/suicidality, substance abuse, eating disorders, and behavior concerns; and (4) Positive parenting support and workshops. Dr. Maharaj is the proud mother of two children and, on her downtime, she enjoys painting, yoga, and travel.
Phone: (204) 995-5105