OUR TEAM

                   


Ashlee Schmidt

Owner | Counselling Therapist

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Robin Finlayson  

Registered Psychologist 541

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Meagan Crawford

Administrative Manager

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Abigail Anderson

Counselling Therapist

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Ashlee Schmidt, BA, MACP (c), CtH

Ashlee began her career in mental health in 2003, and is the only therapist who works with young children at the practice. She has a passion working with children and youth, however works with individuals of all ages


After obtaining her BA in Psychology with Great Distinction from the University of Saskatchewan, Ashlee completed programs in Medical Laboratory Science, Sociology, Anatomy and Physiology, and is a Master of Arts candidate in Counselling Psychology. Ashlee hopes to begin her PhD in fall 2019


Ashlee works in a teaching and research capacity at the University of Saskatchewan, and has done so for roughly ten years. She has worked in: Psychiatry; psychology; and sociology. She also worked for the Neural Systems & Plasticity Research Group as a student researcher


Ashlee is a non-registered professional member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (1002079) and a verified therapist with Psychology Today


Robin Finlayson, M.Ed., R. Psych 541

Robin Finlayson received his Masters in Psychology (M.Ed.) from The University of Saskatchewan in 2000. Robin has been a registered psychologist since 2002 with an interest and expertise in clinical psychological assessment and treatment within forensic contexts. He is registered with the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists (SKCP). Robin looks to provide psychological services in order to enhance understanding and improve personal lives, while maintaining an appreciation for the implications within forensic and community contexts


Robin Finlayson has worked for Federal Corrections for 16 years. In his role, he provides assessments for individuals with potential mental health difficulties or those who have been convicted of significant sexual or violent criminal offences. Robin has been called to provide psychological assessments for intake, suicide risk, program suitability, security classification, and the National Parole Board to address risk and release of correctional inmates back into the community


Robin works with older adolescents, adults, individuals, or couples who present with a variety of concerns., including: Anxiety; depression; post-traumatic stress; relationship difficulties; anger management; sexual compulsions and behavior; pre-sentence intervention; trauma; coping mechanisms for past abuse; and stress management


For a consultation or to book an appointment, please call Robin Finlayson: 

306-987-0573 


Meagan Crawford

Administrative Manager & Certified Nail Technician


Meagan Crawford is Aspen & Oak's go-to woman for anything and everything. Her warm and inviting smile, along with her knowledge of the practice makes her an ideal fit as Aspen & Oak's Administrative Manager. 


Meagan supervises overall client flow and staffing, and supports counsellors and therapists in whatever capacity they need. 


If you ever have questions or concerns, please direct them to Meagan and she will assist you with finding a solution that best suits your needs


Abigail Anderson, BHSc

Abigail completed her Bachelor of Health Sciences in 2011 from the University of Lethbridge, with a major in Addiction Counselling and a minor in Mental Health Counselling. She has worked extensively with First Nations populations and vulnerable populations (including children and youth, victim services, people experiencing homelessness and those impacted by missing and murdered women). Abigail also has extensive experience working with family separation, apprehension and within the legal system. 


Abigail works to address addictions and problem gambling as well as mental health, self-harm behaviors, and grief and crisis management. She provides Cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, narrative therapy using solution and strength-based, wrap-around approach.

Abigail believes that active client-involved case planning and treatment gives people the opportunity to move towards a healthier lifestyle. 


● Focus on addiction in any facet including problem gambling

● Mental health, grief, and crisis management systems

● Almost 10 years of experience in guiding people with an array of challenges

● Focus on First Nations populations and their culture; incorporating those components into sessions

● Cognitive Behavourial Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy

● Experience with youth 10-18, younger, middle-aged and older adults

● Training in mental health first aid, suicide intervention, and problem gambling

● Extensive experience with vulnerable population (family separation/apprehension, homeless, Victim Services, missing and murdered women and youth)

● Expertise in self-harm behaviours- such as cutting and choking

● Solution and strength-based wrap-around approach

● Active client involved case planning and treatment 


Abigail will be working primarily out of our Martensville location