Therapists & Coaches

Recommended Therapists & Coaches

Linda Crockett, IAWBH

Linda Crockett, MSW, RSW, SEP, CCPA

Therapist and Coach

Alberta & Ontario

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Linda Crockett has a master’s degree in clinical social work (34 years), somatic experiencing trauma therapist, prolonged exposure to PTSD practitioner, who specializes with cases of workplace harassment. She has offers services to leaders, HR, complainants, witnesses, and respondents throughout all stages. Linda is the founder of The Canadian Institute of Workplace Bullying Resources(CIWBR ) as well as the Canadian Institute of Workplace Harassment & Violence (CIWHV), a non-profit organization. She offers assessments including risk, work culture, psychological injury assessments, respondent assessments, treatment plans, referrals, coaching, strategizing next steps, a complaints triage model, and she advocates on the prevention of work-related psychological injuries.

Linda’s work included education, interventions, preventions, and restorative / recovery options for employers, employees (groups or individuals), including complainants, witnesses, and respondents. She offers a holistic perspective to the diverse, multi-layered, complex cases of workplace harassment and violence. Linda has created an award-winning full-service resource for leaders and staff, groups or individuals, HR, OHS, Investigators, Unions, Insurance, and more.

Linda uses a coach/therapist combination model in her practice to address cases ranging from; information calls, crisis interventions, coaching individuals or teams, counseling, trauma therapy, return to work and/or duty to accommodation, and she is an external contracted counselor with WCB. Employers and individuals can contact Linda for appointments directly.

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Michelle Kropp


Sherwood Park, AB

Michelle Kropp has her Bachelor of Education degree and her Master of Counselling Psychology degree. Michelle completed her master’s level practicum under Linda Crockett and completed the Workplace Psychological Safety Specialized training with the Canadian Institute of Workplace Bullying Resources (CIWBR). In addition to her private practise MKPsychology, Michelle is now a CIWBR trainer and psychotherapist.

Michelle has over 25 years of experience working as an advocate in the fields of education, mental health, and social work. Michelle is based out of Sherwood Park, Alberta, she travels to do workshops and training, and will see clients across Canada, online for therapy. She continues to work as a school counsellor and as an advocate for children, parents, and teachers. She enjoys working with teens, adults, and seniors who seek help with issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, and life transitions.

Michelle is passionate about career counselling, workplace bullying and harassment, employment preparation, job placement services and acting as a life skills coach. She continues to offer addictions, couples counselling, working with parents/teens of blended families, or those experiencing high conflict divorces.
Michelle aims to meet clients where they are at and offers an eclectic and individualized approach to therapy. She often incorporates Solution-Focused and Narrative therapy perspectives. She offers Cognitive-Behaviour therapy along with mindfulness-based tools, and strategies. Michelle is a level two certified Gottman Couples Counsellor. She utilizes an integrated framework, and draws from attachment, psychodynamic, gestalt, trauma-processing, and cognitive-behavioural therapies. She believes that authentic therapeutic relationships are critical to clients feeling safe and supported on their journey of discovering while activating inner resources and developing new coping skills. Michelle uses empathy, honesty, humour, and creativity in sessions to create a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their potential.

Francine Wilson-Symbaluk


Hinton, Alberta

Francine Wilson-Symbaluk is a psychologist residing in Hinton, Alberta. She has been working in the mental health field for 25 years, and currently operates a private counselling practice offering in person and telehealth options. Francine is guided by a Humanist approach to counselling and identifies as integrative, applying a variety of therapeutic modalities. Specific to trauma therapy, she is certified to provide Somatic Experiencing and is currently studying Accelerated Resolution Therapy on this subject. Francine is a spouse, a mother of three and has two young grandchildren. She enjoys her personal time with family and friends, attending yoga, photography, gardening, and volunteering in the community.

Francine completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Sociology in 1990, focusing her research on stress in the workplace relating to shift work. Her interest in this developed during her summer student experiences working for a large oilsands project in Fort McMurray. After she graduated from university, it was during her first employment opportunity that she experienced bullying by her superior over a period of a few months. With her support system, she was able to overcome the emotional and mental pain she endured and integrated this experience into her work as a therapist.

Francine has worked in the employment and post secondary education fields leading to the development of her own practice offering employment preparation and job placement services as a Life Skills Coach. While in these counselling environments Francine maintained her interest in and supported healthy workplaces. She has worked in operating a not-for-profit, grassroots Employee and Family Assistance Program.

Francine felt she had come full circle in her career supporting employees and their families, often facing stress related illnesses. After meeting Linda Crocket of the Canadian Institute of Workplace Bullying Resource (CIWBR), Francine was thrilled to see her work in Alberta in educating the public, workplaces, and employees, and offering support to those experiencing symptoms of bullying and harassment. Francine gravitated to this and has applied many of the skills taught by Linda. Since then, Francine has accessed workshops with the CIWBR to maintain and fine tune her skills in working with this population of individuals. Her interest in this work and care for those targeted continues.


Winnipeg, MB

A retired police officer with Canada’s National police force, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Sherry has published 3 books, first on titled WOMEN NOT WANTED. This about her 20-year career and how she dealt with workplace conflict, bullying, and sexual harassment.

Sherry has a BA in Conflict Resolution Studies, and since retiring works as a professional educator, and consultant, focusing on workplace conflict and helping others ‘find their voice’.

Katie Wicik

Therapist and Coach

British Columbia & Ontario

Katie Wicik has completed training with the Canadian Institute of Workplace Bullying Resources (CIWBR). She has a specialization in supporting those who are injured due to workplace psychological harassment and psychological violence. Katie is also a certified trainer with the Canadian Institute of Workplace Bullying Resources. She has over 25 years of mental health and addictions experience working in hospital, educational, community, and private practice settings. For the past 10 years Katie has worked exclusively with parents, couples, and families. Katie offers specialized support and coaching for parent, couple, and family relationships where one member has a diagnosed pre-existing mental health condition.  Katie has teaching and research experience in University, College, and hospital settings. She has been a media health specialist presenter and highlighted in various media outlets. Throughout her career she has served on several Board of Directors in addition to executive and philanthropic committees that have a focus on women and children, healthcare, and community.  Katie completed the Couple and Family Therapy Studies Advanced Certificate with distinction at the University of Guelph and Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT). She completed an M.Ed with distinction in Special Education and Counselling from Brock University and a B.A. (Hons) from the University of Toronto in Psychoanalytic Thought.  Katie has a passion for ecotherapy, in addition to walk and talk therapy, and values the therapeutic benefits of being outdoors and with nature.

Nancy Hurst



Nancy Hurst is a registered psychologist dedicated to assisting people in creating happier and more fulfilling lives. She has over 30 years of experience helping people through difficult times and has now completed the Canadian Institute of Workplace Bullying Resources training for therapist. Nancy helps employees harmed by the painful and demoralising effects of workplace bullying. People also see Nancy with symptoms of burnout, depression, and anxiety after trying to manage in a toxic work environment. They may have lost faith in themselves, and their strengths after being subject to abuse, and require time to heal. Nancy offers a soft place to land that is warm, safe, and accepting to help navigate the next steps and facilitate healing. She integrates several therapeutic modalities adapted for the unique personality and circumstances of each individual and includes Somatic experiencing, EMDR, Hakomi, and CBT.

Adam Harrison Workplace Trauma Informed Coach

Adam Harrison


United Kingdom

Dr Adam Harrison is a Family Physician, Lawyer and Leadership Coach who, as a result of his personal experiences, specializes in confidence and mindset coaching for professionals who have been on the receiving end of workplace bullying. As a former medical director, he also helps leaders of organizations develop kind leadership cultures based on the compassionate, servant and inclusive leadership model paradigms.  The underpinning philosophy to both his workplace bullying and detoxifying toxic cultures work, is mental and physical wellbeing, so he does a lot of work in that arena too.   Adam strongly believes in doing work aligned with his core values (honesty, justice, gratitude, love and humor) and he believes that shines through in his work.

Adam is also the creator and host of the ‘Inspiring Women Leaders’ podcast (, the show about leadership by women only, from which everyone can learn. The podcast aims to showcase the extensive leadership knowledge and practical skills of its incredible guests and to both inspire and educate its listeners, helping them acquire the practical know-how necessary to become better leaders themselves.

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Terry Syvenky

Terry Syvenky

Disability Coach


Offering disability and workplace bullying informed consulting, mediation, transformational coaching, mentoring, assessments, document writing, and training, employment navigation and disability accommodation services. With a background in sociology, psychology, conflict resolution, adult education, facilitation, coaching, spirituality, and leadership, I help my clients effectively navigate challenging transitions with engaging facilitation and impactful coaching, and support those in conflict through difficult conversations to rebuild trust and arrive at satisfying resolutions.

Therapist and Coach


Luc has been practicing as a clinical psychologist for over 25 years. Luc possesses a master’s degree in psychology, and has further pursued a series of complementary trainings in order to strengthen his expertise of intervention methods.

Member in good standing of the OPQ since 1989, he works in the area of health care services, collaborates with various government agencies in addition to maintaining his private practice. He treats adults, adolescents, children, families and couples. His approach is mostly cognitive-behavioral and systematic but he also promotes other recognized and proven therapeutic approaches. He is one of the few psychologists in Quebec trained in IMO and has long been a primary resource for crisis intervention. He is specialized in post-traumatic stress and the prevention of bullying and harassment in the workplace.

Luc is very interested in new techniques designed at reducing the negative effects of stress notably through hypnotherapy. He has developed and marketed a series of self-hypnosis CDs’ which he suggests as a working tool to support continuous integration of the benefits of hypnosis. Luc takes to heart the research and development of tools and strategies that serve to maintain mental health.

Luc pratique en tant que psychologue clinicien depuis maintenant plus de 25 ans. Doté d’une maîtrise en psychologie, il a poursuivi une série de formations complémentaires pour solidifier son expertise en méthodes d’interventions.

Membre en règle de l’OPQ depuis 1989, il travaille non seulement en milieu de soins de la santé mais aussi en collaboration avec divers organismes gouvernementaux en plus de soutenir sa pratique en cabinet privé. Il traite les adultes, les adolescents, les enfants, les familles ainsi que les couples. Il utilise une approche cognitive-comportementale, systémique interactionnelle et favorise aussi d’autres approches thérapeutiques reconnues et démontrées efficaces. Il est un des rares psychologues au Québec formé en IMO et a longtemps été une référence en intervention de crise.Il est spécialisé en stress post-traumatique et dans la prévention de l’intimidation et du harcèlement psychologique en milieu de travail.

Luc s’intéresse beaucoup aux nouvelles techniques visant la réduction des effets négatifs du stress notamment par l’hypnothérapie. Il a développé et mis sur le marché une série de CD d’auto-hypnose qu’il suggère comme outil de travail pour favoriser l’intégration continue des bienfaits de l’hypnose.Luc prend à cœur la recherche et le développement d’outils et de stratégies pour assurer le maintien de la santé mentale.

Aliya Manji

Aliya Manji



Aliya has been a Registered Psychologist since 2011 and has spent a significant part of her career working with high-needs children, youth, and adults from complex and culturally diverse backgrounds. She has experience providing both individual and group interventions. Her clinical work expands to support individuals, couples, and families who have struggled with trauma, betrayal, addiction issues, grief and loss, relationship issues, workplace stress, and other life transitions.

Aliya utilizes a range of psychotherapy techniques and modalities in her work with clients to meet their unique needs and respond appropriately to their level of readiness for change. In addition to practicing from a culturally sensitive lens, Aliya is trained in Violence Risk Threat Assessment and Trauma-Focused Intervention, Workplace Bullying and Stress, as well as emotional regulation and mindfulness.

Aliya’s experiences in the community at large includes crisis training, family violence, and working with youth at risk. Her passion lies in working with people as they move through different life stages and changes, while raising awareness to help reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and accessing therapy services.

Tamara Mc

Tamara McCormick



Tamara has over twenty years of experience working as a Registered Psychologist. She began her career in child psychology, progressing to leadership roles and later returning to therapy to explore clinical work with adults, perinatal & reproductive mental health, and couples. She has witnessed the debilitating effects of workplace bullying and harassment in complex systems where employees are left feeling powerless and unsupported. Tamara has had a particular interest in the area of psychologically safe, trauma-informed workplaces and schools for many years. Her leadership experience and understanding of resources and individual rights give her a solid knowledge base for this work. She is a willing supporter of Linda’s fearless vision for change on a global scale and is excited to contribute.

Tamara enjoys working with anxious, sensitive persons who often struggle with compassion fatigue or try to find work-life balance while developing adequate boundaries with others. Tamara aims to empower her clients to live their best lives, shift their stories, embrace their strengths, and rise to their challenges. She brings warmth, compassion, and empathy to the counseling process, often integrating various therapeutic modalities in her work, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, EMDR, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Self Compassion. For couples counselling, she relies on the Gottman Method and is trained in Level I and II as well as in Trauma & Affairs. Tamara is the owner of McCormick Psychology in Sherwood Park, Alberta and is available for in-person sessions locally and virtual counselling across the province. She is also available for organizational presentations.