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Our Staff

Dr. Yumi Hopfner, Ph.D., R.D.Psych., APE

Registered Doctoral Psychologist (AB #3601, SK #848) 


I am not what happened to me. 

I am what I choose to become.

Carl. G. Jung 

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.


"I have had a privilege of working with many adults, couples, families and children over decades of my career. I am grateful for all the people who had allowed me to witness their journey, woven with universal threads of humanity and their uniquely original colors and textures. 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. "

Val Beauchesne,  BSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker (AB #9523, SK #4297)


My name is Val Beauchesne.  I am a Registered Social Worker, a supportive counsellor, and currently a student enrolled in Art Therapy at the WHEAT Institute.


As with any therapy you are the expert on you. Therapy is an ongoing collaboration to discuss and proceed with what feels right for you. You are always free to request Art but your preference for other modalities will be respected.


I work from a trauma informed perspective, using an eclectic approach. Drawing from different theories, within a foundation of humanistic and existential theory. Which is essentially person centered and strengths based. Some opportunities to explore body awareness, mindfulness, finding strengths, uncovering and listening to our inner knowing may be given, while attending to whatever comes up.

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Jennifer Schulze, MSW, RSW 
Registered Social Worker (AB #11593, SK #5599) 


Jennifer is a registered Social Worker with both the Alberta College of Social Workers and the Saskatchewan Association of Social Work and received her degree through the University of Calgary. She has a master's degree in social work.  Her experience in Social Work has been primarily with Alberta Child and Family Services but also in counseling and more recently a health care setting. Jennifer works from a trauma-informed, strengths-based and person-centered approach. She believes that therapy is a collaborative process that guides clients to increase personal strengths and gain new perspectives. She creates a safe space for clients to explore life’s difficulties and create inner healing. 

​Chelsea Butler, BSW, RSW  

Registered Social Worker (SK #6791, AB #18112)

Chelsea, a registered social worker, is passionate about helping individuals, families, and communities navigate life’s toughest challenges. She has over ten years of experience in social work and approaches her practice with compassion, empathy, and non-judgement.


Following the completion of a bachelor’s degree in social work, Chelsea quickly began pursuing a master’s degree in social work which will be completed in 2024. She is experienced in providing services to children, adolescents, adults, and families. She approaches each therapy session through an anti-oppressive and trauma-informed lens.  Some of the areas she has experience with are: sexual violence, domestic violence, childhood trauma, parenting, relationship concerns, chronic illness, and concerns around anxiety and depression.


In addition to direct therapy, Chelsea is involved in advocating for health equity, better policies for marginalized communities, and building strong communities across Canada. She is very passionate about achieving equitable resources for clients, achieving social justice, and ensuring that her practice is inclusive. 


Chelsea offers a safe and supportive environment for clients to process their emotions, discuss their challenges, and work toward achieving their goals. She utilizes evidence-based techniques, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Mindfulness-Based modalities, and Somatic Techniques.


If you have any questions about Chelsea’s approach to therapy, she would be happy to hear from you and provide you with the answers you are looking for.

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Catherine, Admin/Intake


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."

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