An Ear To Listen

Professional Counsellors for Alberta Children, Teens and Adults

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Jacqueline Shank

Jacqueline has a master’s degree in counselling psychology and is a registered social worker. Along with her counselling experience, Jacqueline facilitates treatment groups for adults struggling with anxiety/panic, anger management and the Creating Change for Healthy Relationships to end domestic violence. She is an accomplished presenter on various topics including professional self-care, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, resiliency, suicide intervention and much more.


  • Specialties: Anxiety, depression, couple counselling, family of origin issues and domestic violence
  • Age Group: Mostly adults
  • Location: Athabasca
  • Availability: Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Rose Ann Swanson

I am a Clinical Sexologist. I have been working in the area of Human Services for 30 years. For 10 years I worked in the area of clinical counselling as a Mental Health Therapist for Alberta Health Services, assessing, diagnosing and treating individuals with mental health issues. The last 4 of 10 years as a supervisor. I have worked with couples, families as well as groups. My passion has always been to empower individuals with focus on their health and I am committed to doing the best I can to promote physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. 

I am a Trauma & Addiction Specialist and am currently working on my PhD in Clinical Sexology with a Transgender Care Specialization. My clinical focus is on Assessment, Diagnosis & Treatment of Sexual Disorders & Dysfunctions including Sex Addiction & Compulsivity, Sexual Abuse & Trauma, Infidelity and Intimacy issues, Gender Identity & Dysphoria, Alternative Lifestyles, LGBTQ+ and Transgender Care. I am a Lifelong Learner. I am committed to furthering my education so I can support my clients utilizing the most current and up to date scientific research. I am a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and a Certified Family Trauma Professional (CFTP).


  • Specialties: Trauma & Addiction Specialist; Sexual Disorders (Addiction, Abuse, Infidelity, Intimacy Issues), Couples Therapy, LGBTQ+ & Transgender Care, Alternative Lifestyles, Depression & Anxiety, Indigenous/Aboriginal Populations (FNIHB)
  • Age Group: Adolescents & Adults
  • Location: Plamondon and Athabasca
  • Availability: Fridays - Plamondon and/or Athabasca: 10 AM - 4PM


Amy Kucherawy

Amy Kucherawy is a Registered Psychologist with a background in education and behavioral supports. Her approach is all about looking at people like people, not disorders, and providing coaching for conquering limiting thoughts and behaviors. She utilizes elements from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and therapeutic play to assist individuals in their wellness journey. She has lived and worked closely with Indigenous people, giving her a unique understanding of the culture and life.


  • Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Behavioral issues, Trauma
  • Age Group: Youth ages 6 to 18 years, Adults
  • Location: Athabasca
  • Availability: Fridays and Evenings

Jenifer Borgen

Jenifer Borgen is a registered counsellor with the Canadian Counselling Association and has a master’s degree in counselling psychology from Yorkville University. Jenifer has over 17 years of counselling experience working with children, adolescents and adults. In these years of experience she has gained extensive knowledge in the areas of autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, anxiety, depression, oppositional defiant disorder and trauma, as well as general childhood/adolescent psychological issues relating to self-esteem, social skills, emotional regulation and parenting. Jenifer also has experience in facilitating the Creating Change for Healthy Relationships treatment group program for adults. 


Her approach is client focused with practices grounded in humanism, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy and therapeutic play. Jenifer believes in a holistic approach, which includes addressing the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual areas of life in which the client is empowered to make change and embrace their well-being.

In addition to counselling, Jenifer facilitates workshops and presentations on Children and Trauma, Building Relationships with Children & Youth and Strategies for Managing Child & Youth Behaviors. Jenifer is a trainer for ‘Supporting Individuals through Valued Attachment’ (S.I.V.A), a holistic approach on communication and building trust relationship between caregivers and those with special needs.


Having worked in the school system for the past 17 years, Jenifer specializes in applying her practice in a school setting, allowing herself to advocate for the needs of the school, parents and children/youth. She values a wrap-around approach in which the clients are able to identify their supports and create a supportive team when necessary. Jenifer understands the uniqueness of working in rural settings and values the local supports while utilizing her skills to access urban services.

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