Welcome!

I am glad that you are visiting our website and my wish is that you find hope as a result of this visit.

At Crossroads Counselling, we recognize that there are a multitude of events and situations that can have a very negative impact on a person’s mental health and consequently on their overall wellbeing. We’d be honored to join you on your journey to healing and provide you with the appropriate counselling therapy.

As a non-profit agency, our goal is to remove economic barriers for any individuals, couples, or families that want to access counseling services. This is accomplished with the use of subsidies, which are made possible through the generous donations of many Southern Alberta residents, businesses, and churches & through the ongoing support of FCSS Lethbridge.

Click here for easy to follow instructions on the process for booking in with a counsellor at our site.

Always remember that you matter!

Gerri

Counsellors

Connie

Connie Lassiter, B.Ed, MA, R. Psych.

Registered Psychologist

Connie is a Registered Psychologist who enjoyed a lengthy and rewarding career as a classroom teacher, before deciding to seek a new career path. Believing that having emotional needs met are a pre-requisite for learning, she began working towards her MA in counselling psychology from City U, Seattle.

Some of the areas that I can assist you with include (but are not limited to):

  • Individual
  • Family/Group
  • Parenting
  • Child/Adolescent
  • Grief and Loss
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self Esteem
  • Bullying
  • PTSD
  • Academic and Learning

Inspirational Quote:

“Keep your face towards the sun and the shadows fall behind you.” - An Aboriginal Proverb

How do you believe counselling can help?

All individuals, young and old, possess the strengths required to make the changes necessary for healing. Before deciding to seek therapy, individuals have usually turned the problem over and over within their thoughts. Counselling can help put words to those thoughts, promote a better understanding of how our thoughts impact our emotions, and build new more helpful meanings.

Approach to counselling:

Connie's invaluable life experiences and work with First Nation youth and their families have fostered a “holistic” approach to helping. This suggests that the presenting problem not be the focus of counselling, but rather view the whole person; how the problem may be affecting all aspects of an individual’s emotional, spiritual, mental and physical well-being.

 

Adejare Popoola

Adejare Popoola, B.Sc, M.Sc, M.A

Registered Provisional Psychologist

Adejare holds a Bachelor of Science and Masters’ Degrees in Organizational Psychology from the University of Lagos and in Professional Communication from Clark University, Worcester MA. In facilitating his desire to stay up-to-date and be fully equipped as a professional counsellor/therapist, Adejare has gained further knowledge in Psychology from the University of Calgary, American Public University, and Athabasca University. He has gained considerable knowledge and experience through his work with a few of the service providers in the Lethbridge area who assist individuals with disabilities, mental health issues, family issues, educational challenges, employment, and placement needs.  Other concerns can be immigration and adaptation to the new culture, youth transitions, interpersonal relationship and those struggling to navigate the system in the face of limited resources.

Some of the areas that I can assist you with include (but are not limited to):

  • Anxiety
  • Anger Management
  • PTSD
  • Stress Management
  • Relationship
  • Career and Educational Matters
  • Self-Esteem
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Health Issues
  • Addictions
  • Young Adult Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Suicide Ideation
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Transition
  • Change and Adaptation
  • Premarital Counselling
  • Individual
  • Group / Family / Couples Counselling

Inspirational Quote:

“We are happiest when we discover that what we should be doing and what we are doing are the same things. You will never be what you ought to be until you are doing what you ought to be doing”.
- John L. Mason

How do you believe counselling can help?

Counselling can be an experience through which individuals or groups learn more about themselves, get help to understand specific conditions, and acquire skills. It supports individuals to understand treatment options that best fit their expectations, empowering people with a higher self-esteem and confidence in their ability to deliver on a day to day expectation. The goal would be to achieve improved problem-solving skills and the ability to manage emotional experiences better. Attaining this state can only be made possible through unconditional acceptance and a non-judgmental therapeutic environment.

Approach to Counselling:

Adejare believes in an integrative approach to essential theoretical fundamental perspectives in psychology, the importance of history, and the client’s current driving goals. Adejare considers the importance and roles of biopsychosocial influences, spiritual interactions, the power of intuition, and community connections to obtain needed healing. Very often, people are unaware of their untapped potentials and counsellors working along with such individuals can support to discover self-inherent abilities that quickly help achieve the needed adjustment to sustain steady growth.

 

Brody Q Gordon, BA, MACP, CCC

Canadian Certified Counsellor

Brody was born and raised in Alberta and has lived all across the province before settling down and making Lethbridge his forever home after starting post-secondary at the U of L. Following completion of his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology he found a passion for counselling and went on to get a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University in 2019. Brody has set out to work for not for profits geared towards delivering affordable and quality counselling services to those who may have barriers to accessing critical mental health resources. When not working Brody enjoys spending time writing, playing games, and relaxing with family and friends whenever possible.

Some of the areas that I can assist you with include (but are not limited to):

  • Anxiety
  • Anger Management
  • Stress Management
  • Relationship
  • Self-Esteem
  • Depression
  • Young Adult Issues
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Life Transitions
  • Change and Adaptation
  • Individual
  • Group / Family / Couples Counselling
  • Social Anxiety

Inspirational Quote:

“Every moment is a fresh beginning.” - T.S. Eliot

How do you believe counselling can help?

Brody believes that counselling is there to draw out the strengths in each individual. When someone comes for counselling it is the job of the counsellor to shine a light on the skills and strengths of the person, whatever those may be. It is his belief that a counsellor is there to help each client tap into themselves for change, to work hand in hand to get them to where they want to be in a sustainable and meaningful way. In each session it is his goal for clients to learn more about themselves, how they view the world, and how to embody the change they wish to occur. Together, in a cooperative manner, he works with all his clients to make these meaningful and personable changes to their lives so that they can see happiness from sunrise to sunset whenever possible.

Approach to counselling:

For Brody, the emphasis of counselling should always be on the individual, who they are, what they want, and what they need. As such, he has adopted an eclectic approach.  Drawing from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Strength-Based and Solution Focused therapies he aims to address the thoughts clients have, their origin, and the changes they want to see in how they view the world from a holistic perspective. Therapy, to Brody, is deeply personal with each person holding their own struggles, their own weights, and their own needs. It is not, and should never be, a one size fits all process. Through these reflections we find areas for growth and move forward at a pace that is comfortable for them in a supportive and nonjudgmental space.

 

Jaclyn Mihaichuk, BA, M. Ed

Registered Provisional Psychologist

Jaclyn was born and raised in Ontario. I hold a B.A in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario, and a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Lethbridge. She is a Registered Provisional Psychologist within the Province of Alberta. Jaclyn is energetic, authentic, and compassionate. She spends her free time outside exploring new campsites in the mountains, learning new songs on the guitar, being active, and going for runs.

Some of the areas that I can assist you with include (but are not limited to):

  • Anxiety
  • Emotion Regulation
  • PTSD and Trauma
  • Depression
  • Stress Management
  • Work Place Stress/Conflict
  • Self-Esteem
  • Relationship Conflict/Communication
  • Adolescent and Young Adult Challenges
  • Interpersonal Challenges

Inspirational Quote:

"Owning our story… 

is the bravest thing we’ll ever do." - Brene Brown

How do you believe counselling can help?

Clients come to counselling and present snap shots of themselves and their life. These snapshots can be blurry or clear, taken at the best moments, or at the worst moments. As a counsellor Jaclyn is the interpreter of these snapshots that the client presents, helping the client to better understand the blurry and fuzzy snap shots and the emotions attached. Jaclyn uses these snap shots to infer the client’s story and guide the client to better understand and process their story. She utilizes the client’s strengths within to facilitate change and self growth to propel the client forward on their new self-fulfilling path.

Approach to counselling:

The counselling process can be scary, nerve-racking and overwhelming. Jaclyn takes this into account with each client she meets. Her goal is to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for each individual to share their story. She believes the relationship between the therapist and client is the most important factor in the counselling process. Jaclyn brings an authentic, genuine, and charismatic approach to each counselling session. She understands counselling can be full of pain, fear, and sadness but she believes in the importance of having fun, facilitating happiness, and highlighting each client’s strengths. Her therapeutic approach is integrative to best suite each client’s needs. Jaclyn pulls from Emotion-Focused Therapy, CBT, DBT, and Strength Based approaches and is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) and Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE).

 

Dawn Comeau, BSc, M. Ed,

Registered Provisional Psychologist

Dawn completed her Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology at the University of​ Lethbridge and is registered as a Provisional Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists. She is Nova Scotia born, a mother to a teenage son, and proudly owns a long history of life experience. She loves spending time with her French Bulldog Larry David, beachcombing, and reading. Dawn embraces change, and she encourages her clients to see change as a thing of opportunity and new possibility rather than one of fear and uncertainty. She believes that recognizing your desire for change is the most beautiful and exciting place to be.

Some of the areas that I can assist you with include (but are not limited to):

  • Anxiety
  • Boundaries
  • Breast Cancer
  • Career
  • Co-Dependency
  • Communication
  • Dating / Healthy Relationships
  • Decision Making
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Regulation / Anger Management
  • Goal Setting
  • Grief
  • Life Stages / Changes
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivation
  • Parenting
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Relationship Ambivalence
  • Self Care, Self Compassion, Self Esteem
  • Senior Care / Caregiver Burnout
  • Sleep Disturbances
  • Stress
  • Trauma / PTSD
  • Values
  • Workplace Stress / Burnout

Inspirational Quote:

“If you don’t make the time to work on creating the life you want you’re eventually going to be forced to spend a lot of time dealing with a life you don’t want.” - Kevin Ngo

How do you believe counselling can help?

​Counselling can help you gain a better understanding of​ how your current thoughts, emotions, behaviors, past experiences, and anxieties about the future may be preventing you from living a healthy well-balanced life.

Dawn believes that counselling is a time for you. A safe space to explore what lights you up, what keeps you awake at night, and what you would like to see different in your life. It may create awareness of what isn’t working for you, and why,  and provide new perspectives to create the change that you are looking for. You are the expert on your life, and you will come to counselling with an important history that has shaped who you are. Together we will explore your history to gain a better understanding of you and determine what strategies will best suit your unique needs.

Approach to counselling:

Dawn offers a solution focused brief therapy approach which may​ allow for positive outcomes in a timely manner. However, some issues require more extensive personal exploration where an integrative approach and longer-term therapy is required, and she is pleased to offer those services as well. In utilizing a client centered and trauma informed style of counselling psychology, she will help you explore areas that are preventing you from living your best life. She will support and guide you to make decisions in a non-judgmental, supportive, confidential, and caring space. Dawn offers a down to earth and professional approach to counselling from a place of compassion and life experience.

As a member of the College of Alberta Psychologists, she adheres to a strict code of ethics and incorporates evidence-based research into practice.

 

Eva Streibel, BA, MC

Registered Provisional Psychologist

Eva is a Registered Provisional Psychologist who received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (with distinction) and a Master of Counselling (Psychology), both from the University of Lethbridge. Eva has worked and volunteered in not-for-profit organizations and has gained an understanding of the effect addiction, mental health, trauma, and domestic violence can have on the lives of individuals and families. Eva is a life-long learner who enjoys trying new things in music, painting, photography, exploring nature and loves spending time with family.

Some of the areas that I can assist you with include (but are not limited to):

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Anger Management
  • Domestic Violence
  • Trauma
  • Addiction Issues
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Parenting
  • Couple / Families
  • Groups

Inspirational Quote:

“The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen.  Just listen.  Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention...a loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words.” - Rachel Naomi Remen

How do you believe counselling can help?

Eva believes that the essence of counselling is to provide a space for individuals, couples, and families to grow as they adapt in the face of challenges, live within the present moment, recognize personal strengths, and engage those strengths for positive life change. Her mission is to provide a safe, accepting, and inspirational space for clients to heal, resolve inner conflict, and discover the strength and courage to live by the values which bring meaning and fulfillment to their lives. Eva loves to see others flourish and take joy in their accomplishments as they strive for change. She follows the belief of Viktor Frankl that “between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom”.

Approach to counselling:

Everyone has good in them, the possibility for change and the desire for growth and accomplishment. Eva builds on these foundational principles with the future oriented and goal directed approach of solution focused and strengths-based therapies, helping clients establish hope in their own abilities. She believes in the ability of clients to pause, reflect, and change their behaviour based on their own desires and values. Relationship is also a very important part of our learning and growth, and Eva pulls from Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Systems Theory and Bowlby's Attachment theory in how she sees clients interacting in their environment. Though choices are made on an individual level, we are influenced by what is happening both inside us and around us. Eva sees a very reciprocal influence between thoughts, feelings, and behaviours and how they impact our idea of self.  Her role as a counsellor is to be a cheerleader, a listener, an explorer and sometimes an instructor and guide.  She works in collaboration with her clients to build a safe relationship and space for clients to determine their goals and work to achieve them. Having a strong working alliance supports everything else that Eva does as a counsellor.

 

Administration

Gerri Favreau, Executive Director

Gerri was born and raised in BC but has made her home in Alberta for over 20 years.  She is very fond of the varied terrain in our area and is happy that she can see mountains (similar to what she grew up in) in the distance.  Like most of us, she says she could certainly do without the crazy wind.

Gerri and her husband Brad have a goat farm in the Monarch area.  She jokes that it is challenging for her husband to turn a profit at this venture because she keeps befriending the doelings and then convincing him not to sell them - this year alone she has already convinced him to keep 10.  When not embracing a little goat therapy or working on the farm, Gerri & Brad can be found golfing, kayaking, playing games, joking around, or dancing in their kitchen.

Gerri has a Diploma in Business from TRU in Kamloops B.C. and her work history primarily revolves around business operations and finance.  She joined the Crossroads team in 2018 and loves that her current position with the agency allows her to bring together her compassionate heart and business expertise to help clients access the supports that they need in a professional, helpful, and caring environment.

Gerri believes that every individual is dealing with some sort of adversity and she strives to have a positive impact on each person that she encounters – it can be as simple as a smile, a hello, or holding a door open.

"Every sunrise is an invitation for us to arise and brighten someone’s day." - Richelle E. Goodrich

"Clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience." -  Colossians 3;12b

Kira Gee, Client Services Coordinator

Kira is from a small village in British Columbia and has lived in Southern Alberta for over 10 years.   Kira holds a diploma in Child & Youth Care from the Lethbridge College and is currently a full-time student entering her last year in the Addictions Counselling (BHSc) Undergraduate Degree program at the University of Lethbridge.

Kira has worked in several Human Services positions within the community over the last 4 years.  With her career interests being geared towards aiding individuals struggling with addictions, mental health and trauma, with specific experience and interest in working with survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

In her free time, Kira is often working on her various craft projects, kayaking, snowshoeing or going to the mountains for hiking or camping trips with her partner Joel and their furball, Boscoe.

Kira believes that mental health/counselling support is a crucial pillar in a balanced and healthy life and enjoys being able to assist client in accessing support.

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible." - Walt Disney