Dr. Yumi Hopfner, Ph.D., R.D.Psych., APE
Registered Doctoral Psychologist (AB #3601, SK #848)
Yumi is registered as a Doctoral Psychologist in Alberta and Saskatchewan. She is also a Registered Clinical Psychologist in Japan. She has a MA in Sociology and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.
Yumi has been working with clients since 1999. She has been working in Canada since 2007, providing counselling services, clinical consultation as well as supervision.
"What I love about my work is that, although when I initially meet people, they are often at difficult places in their life, through the process of counselling, I get to be a part of the positive changes and be a witness to their journey of incredible courage, hope and transformation. I feel honoured that my clients allow me to walk with them through their journey. "
Hayley Meyer, BSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker (AB #15244, SK #4201)
Hayley is a registered Social Worker with both the Alberta College of Social Workers and the Saskatchewan Association of Social Work, from the University of Regina program. Her experience in social work is rooted in counselling, having worked with children and youth and adults, working mostly with anxiety and depression. Hayley believes in the importance of shared respect and trust in the therapeutic relationship and in the importance of the client’s expertise in their own life, as well as the belief that the counselling process helps to guide an individual to the truths and answers they already hold but needed help to find.
Tammy Blyan, BSW, RSW
Registered Social worker (AB #12093, SK#12093)
Sonja Harder, BSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker (AB #14718, SK #4756)
Sonja holds a Bachelor of Social Work degree and is registered with both Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers and with Alberta College of Social workers. She has completed a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Practice (Individual, Family and Groups) through the University of Calgary as the first component toward achieving a master’s degree in social work. Utilizing an integrative approach to counselling practice, the core of Sonja’s work is based in a person-centered, relational approach while drawing on aspects of Solution-Focused Therapy, Reality Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioural techniques. Sonja has additional knowledge and training in the area of grief and trauma-formed practice. Having more than two decades of experience working with clients in residential addiction treatment and more recent experience working with children, youth and their families, Sonja currently provides counselling services to adults through Hopfner and Associates.
The following is Sonja’s personal philosophy:
Each of us are given this one day in which we can choose to be invested in life and therefore in change, and the joy of living; as loving persons we are to actively care about one another; we need to take risks to learn to know and trust ourselves and each other. I strive to emulate my philosophical roots, knowing that though I often fail, I am still empowered and bolstered by them. This philosophy undergirds the integrated theoretical stance I utilize in my work as a counsellor, with colleagues, other professionals and my personal relationships.
Catherine is a mother of 2 young girls and has been living in Lloydminster for the past 12 years. She attended Reeves Business College. She has worked in an administrative role in the financial, business and medical industries on and off for over 10 years. She loves working with and meeting new people.
"I thrive most when I am interacting with other people, it gives me a sense of happiness and a boost of energy for the rest of the day."