Our Team

Dedicated Health Proffesionals

Our dedicated professionals have worked in the mental health industry for a combined 40 years. We are members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Psychology Board, Association of Psychology Newfoundland & Labrador, Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP), Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), EMDRIA and EMDR Canada. 

Denise Butt, M.Ed., CCC, TITC-CT, Registered Psychologist

Denise has 20 years of experience as a psychologist, having worked in both the clinical and educational settings previous to her work as a private practitioner. Her psychological services include consultation, workshops, debriefings, psychological and educational assessments and therapy. Services are provided in respect to all psychiatric disorders, stress, relationships, psychological, behavioural and educational assessments, abuse, trauma, post traumatic stress injuries and addictions, as well as court assessments. 

Denise is a Certified EMDR therapist (Eye Movement, Desensitization Reprocessing), which is recognized as a highly-effective and efficient therapy to help those coping with traumatic events, anxiety, and depression and essentially mobilizes the brain’s own healing abilities. 

She is also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Neurolinguistic Programming, Biofeedback, Solution Focused Therapy and Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy (DNMS) - a treatment of dissociative disorders.  She holds a certificate as a Clinical Traumatologist from the Traumatology Institute of Canada and has certification as a Body Code Practitioner. Denise is currently completing certification in  Energy Psychology as well as a PhD in Integrative Medicine. 



Myra Dean, M.C. (Psych.), CCC

Myra is a Canadian Certified Counsellor/Psychotherapist and trained Mediator with a Masters in Counselling Psychology. It is her philosophy that people continually strive to grow and learn and are motivated to successfully meet the challenges we face. Through a respectful, authentic, and collaborative relationship, Myra works with individuals and couples facing relationship challenges, life transitions, anxiety, depression, and stress.

Myra is committed to a flexible approach tailored to respect diversity and utilizes solution-focused, cognitive- behavioral, and mindfulness approaches in her work.  Much of her professional development has been relationship focused, with a particular interest in Gottman Method Relationship Therapy as well as developmental and emotion-focused therapies.  Prior to joining our team, Myra spent close to ten years providing counselling and alternate dispute resolution services to families in conflict. She has also held a part-time private counselling practice and taught psychology at the post-secondary level

Jancke Pienaar, MA, PhD, Registered Psychologist (Prov.)

Jancke recently relocated to Newfoundland from South Africa, where he owned a private practice for 21 years.  Prior to this he was employed in the South African National Defence Force. Jancke has extensive experience in providing services in various clinical settings, including psychiatric settings, therapeutic contexts and academic workshops as part of postgraduate course work in a tertiary institution. He enjoys conducting industrial and psychoeducational assessments.  Jancke is an accredited user of the Cognitive Process Profile (CPP) assessment which is valuable within an organizational setting. 

As a clinician, he has experience in working with most of the DSM 5 disorders, more specifically, mood disorders, anxiety, trauma and adjustment disorders.  

Amanda Heslop, Office Manager

 Amanda Heslop has a strong background in Administration and Program Coordination, having worked primarily in the Medical and Transportation industries for the past 15 years. Amanda’s greatest strengths are her creativity, drive and leadership. She thrives on challenges, particularly those that ensure efficiency and productivity.