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. 

Ceri Moore, B.A. (Hons), M.Ed., Registered Psychologist (Prov.)

**Currently on sabbatical.**

One of the most influential factors for successful therapeutic outcomes is strong, positive relationship between a therapist and a client. With this in mind, Ceri strives to cultivate a compassionate and supportive space where people feel heard. Ceri can provide assistance to those who are experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship problems, low self-esteem, sleeping problems, chronic pain and other health-related issues, eating disorders, life transition and identity issues, anger management, trauma, grief and loss, work stress and substance abuse. Ceri’s clientele include individuals, couples, children, teens, adults and seniors. 

Before relocating to Newfoundland and Labrador, Ceri completed her graduate training at the University of Alberta. Through her education and clinical work, she acquired skills in severaal therapeutic approaches including Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Experiential Therapy and Mindfulness. Ceri has also undertaken additional training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which is recommended by World Health Organizations (WHO) as a treatment of choice for people who have experienced trauma, including those who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In addition to counselling, Ceri offers assessment services and conducts research. She has worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, academic institutions and in private practise.

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.  

Sandra McKeller, D.C.S., M.Sc. C.J., CCC Psychoeducational Assessment Examiner

Sandra has over 30 years of experience with individuals, families, and groups. She has worked in education as well as mental health settings. During her time with rural-urban Board of Education in Ontario, Sandra worked with a multi-disciplinary team consisting of psychiatrists, psychologists, speech pathologists and others to provide assessments and liaised with community agencies, schools and other services to support individuals and families with complex health and psycho-social needs. As a consultant for a child welfare agency she provided parenting capacity assessments as well as play therapy and liaised with social services, child and youth as well as social workers to provide information with respect to treatment. As a clinician, Sandra provides individual, group, couple and family therapy. Her primary theoretical orientation is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. She is also trained in Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Mindfulness and Acceptance & Commitment therapy. Sandra has several years of experience working with anxiety disorders, mood disorders, as well as with interpersonal, adjustment, trauma and stress-related difficulties. Outside of her clinical work, she has served as a number of Boards. These experiences include that of: Chairperson for the Gander Military Family Resource Center. President of President of Ontario Council for Children with Behaviour Disorders. Member of the Human Rights/Status of Woman Committee; Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF). Negotiating Officer, Professional School Personnel Bargaining Unit #15. Grievance Officer, Professional School Support Personnel Bargaining Unit 15

Amanda Heslop, Administrative Office Manager