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.


"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)


I am a Registered Social Worker AB (#9523) SK (#4297), and I am currently a student of Art Therapy at the WHEAT Institute.  I believe that we all have within us an inner knowing.   I work from a strengths based perspective, allowing the art to reveal those strengths and reconnect with that inner knowing.  Your art emerges as another communication or a third perspective that comes from within us. 


As a student Art Therapist I will be working from a trauma informed perspective.  I will be using an eclectic approach, which may draw from different theories, within a foundation of humanistic and existential theory,   Which is essentially person centered and strengths based. We will do some body awareness, mindfulness, finding strengths as well as uncovering and listening to our inner knowings, while attending to whatever comes from the art.

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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. 

Emmy Kuypers, MSW, RSW 
Registered Social Worker (AB #13669, SK #4636) 


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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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