The role of a therapist is to jump into the client’s world, and support them in walking out towards healing.
Therapists don’t give advice, because this would require them to base their input on their own experience. Their role is to support a person through their experience, and journey with them towards healing
Meet some of our Siksika Mental Health Therapists! Click on their photos to learn more the team.
For more information on Siksika Mental Health, visit: https://siksikahealth.com/program…/mental-health-services/
Sue Humphry, Registered Psychologist
I live in Calgary with my husband and have three grown children and a delightful grandson. My passion is spending time with my family and being outdoors, engaged in many activities as well as just sitting quiet in nature.
I pursued a career in psychology because of my endless curiosity to listen, learn and find solutions that can enable others to thrive. While in university I worked summers in a mental health setting, which gave me awareness and inspired me to become a psychologist.
Siksika Mental Health recognizes the strengths that all individuals bring and how to build self-awareness from a growth mindset. Distress and daily challenges are seen as something to overcome with strategies and determination.
Malvern Nyamande, Clinical Social Worker
My name is Malvern , Melvin ,Malv …as long as there is a Mal and a Vern in there. I am a Clinical Social Worker and have been working on the Nation working with Children, Teenagers, Families, and Parents.
I never imagined to be Clinical Social in the beginning. I wanted to be an Accountant because of my parents. My parents thought a career in Accounting would be a ticket out of poverty. Nah!!! I did not want to sit behind a desk the rest of my life therefore I quit. Then I embarked on a journey of truck driving for FedEx Ground, worked at Chicken On the Way, Home Depot. While working in all these places people always came to me for counselling. From there I decided to pursue Clinical counselling. I guess you can say love for people brought me here.
People who work for Siksika Mental Health are very caring, compassionate, non judgemental and passionate about what they do. Siksika Mental Health teams are so motivated to seeing Siksika Nation thriving spiritually, physically, emotionally, and mentally. We are working hard to reducing and eliminating the stigma around seeking help.
Andrea Howarth, Registered Psychologist
Andrea has been working in mental health care for over 10 years. She is a Registered Psychologist who specializes in trauma therapy for PTSD, CPTSD, Acute Stress Disorder (ASD), Anxiety, and Emotional Regulation including anger management,
Andrea became a psychologist after she worked through years of personal trauma and realized the positive impact it had on her life. She truly loves seeing how mental health therapy can improve the lives of others who take that brave step to ask for support.
Working with Siksika Nation members is multifaceted due to the intergenerational trauma many have experienced. Each client receives a personal approach to their circumstances. There’s not one specific method that fits every member’s needs. Andrea takes the time to get to know each client as an individual in order to create a plan, with their input, so their healing journey is successful.