About Us

Canniff and Associates, Psychological and Support Services, has been providing quality services to a wide range of clients since becoming incorporated in 1978. We are comprised of Registered Psychologists, Provisional Registered Psychologists, Mental Health Therapists and specialists such as Neuropsychologists.

Canniff and Associates’ Psychologists provide a wide range of therapeutic services, which may include individual, couple and family counseling, as well as educational, parenting, socio-emotional, personal risk, learning disabilities, vocational and neuropsychological assessments. We also offer consultation services pertaining to Custody and Access matters, file reviews and second opinions, and employee selection and termination. A variety of groups are offered on an as-needed basis, which may include anger management, self-esteem building, teen issues, gender identity issues, depression, grieving and loss, survivors of sexual abuse, sexual offender groups and women’s psychology groups.

Canniff and Associates has offices in Edmonton, Edson, Calgary and Whitecourt, Alberta. Our Head Office is located in Edmonton, Alberta.  Associates are also available across Alberta to facilitate your therapeutic needs.

Dr. Jim Canniff, Ph.D., Registered Psychologist


Dr. Jim Canniff, the Director of Canniff and Associates Counseling Services Ltd., is a Registered Psychologist as well as a teacher. He is also a member of several professional organizations and has been in private practice since 1983. For 30 years through offices in Edmonton, Calgary and Whitecourt, Alberta, he and his team have continued to provide a variety of services related to assessment, counseling and consultation. Dr. Canniff has provided expert witness testimony at many levels and on many occasions. Dr. Canniff has had the opportunity to present on a variety of topics at local, national and international levels. He is active in his community and has been involved in coaching minor sports for more than 40 years at various levels.  Contact Dr. Canniff at: jim@canniff.ca

Harsharan Sehdev, M.A., Registered Psychologist


Harsharan started with Canniff and Associates in 2012. She has a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology, as well as 20 years of experience working with addictions, trauma and mental health issues within hospital, residential addiction treatment, school and child protection settings. Harsharan has interest in addictions, trauma and women's issues, and works from an integrated approach, primarily utilizing Client Centred and Cognitive Behavioural therapies. She provides therapy services both in the Edmonton office and in school settings to individuals, including adults, youths and children, as well as groups and families. Harsharan is dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment for clients, in which they can work toward their therapeutic goals. She also conducts assessments, and has provided expert testimony in Provincial Court. Contact Ms. Sehdev at: harsharan@canniff.ca



Amy MacMullin, M.Ed., Registered Psychologist


Amy has a Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology from the University of New Brunswick. She has over 10 years of experience working with children, youth and families individually, in groups, in school settings, group home settings and in the field of research.  Amy is also working towards becoming a registered play therapist. Amy sees the counselling process as a collaborative conversation. Believing that it is the client that is the expert, she sees her role as helping the client overcome difficulties in various parts of their lives by promoting optimism and helping clients successfully solve problems and meet challenges. Through the counselling process, clients will have a better sense of awareness, obtain more ways of coping and increase their feelings of well being. Contact Ms. MacMullin at: amy@canniff.ca



Paula Mihai, M.A., Provisional Registered Psychologist


Paula started with Canniff and Associates in January 2014. She has a Master of Arts degree in Counselling psychology, and has interest working with children, youth and adults. Paula has an integrative approach to therapy, with a main focus on Cognitive Behaviour and Mindfulness approaches to counselling.  Paula has experience working with a variety of issues such as trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, and parenting. Paula also has experience working with trauma and mental health concerns within clinical, schools and residential treatment settings.  Paula believes in the importance of building supportive therapeutic relationships and a safe environment, to help foster change and growth. Paula is bilingual and offers counselling in both English and Spanish. Contact Ms. Mihai at: paula@canniff.ca



Alexandra Suvanto, M.Sc., Provisional Registered Psychologist


Alexandra has a Masters of Science in Child & Developmental Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University. She has worked in the special needs field for 10 years and has experience with a variety of  areas including children who have complex medical needs. Alexandra has facilitated social skills and therapy groups for children and adolescents and has worked extensively with children and their families in their homes, the community and in school settings.  Alexandra's passion is working and helping others achieve the most that they can with any ability that they have. Ms. Suvanto currently provides service in Slave Lake, Alberta. Contact Ms. Suvanto at: alexandra@canniff.ca

Heidi Keefe, M.C., Provisional Registered Psychologist


Heidi has a Masters in Counselling Psychology from Athabasca University. Over the years, she has had the opportunity to provide therapy and behaviour consultation services to children and their families in a variety of settings. Heidi has also worked with adults providing support services to individuals who are struggling with addiction and recovery. Her approach is primarily client-centred, as Heidi believes that a strong alliance between the therapist and client is the foundation for growth and change. Heidi aims to assist her clients in discovering and developing the tools and resources they need to achieve their therapeutic goals. Heidi also integrates components of other approaches such as cognitive behavioural therapy and solution-focused therapy in order to meet the unique needs of each client. Heidi works with individuals, groups and families, and currently provides services in Whitecourt, Alberta. Contact Ms. Keefe at: heidi@canniff.ca

Janine Groeneveld, M.C., Registered Psychologist


Janine joined the Canniff and Associates’ team in 2017. She has a Masters degree in Counselling from City University of Seattle, and has interest in working with children, youth, and adults. Within those populations, Janine has a keen interest in working with trauma, attachment concerns, and secondary issues after trauma such as addictions. Janine works from an integrated approach, primarily working from a Client Centred Approach. She is fully trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Janine has worked children who have experienced multiple forms of abuse and their families. She has counselled sexual assault and human trafficking survivors and worked with marginalized families in a number of roles. Janine is passionate about supporting her clients by getting their voices heard and their needs met. Janine believes no matter the personal circumstance, people have a right to love, belonging, and meaningful connection with others. Please contact Ms. Groeneveld at janine@canniff.ca

Wanda Chevrette, M.C., Registered Psychologist

Wanda started with Canniff and Associates in 2018. She has a Master of Counselling degree from Athabasca University, and has over 10 years of experience working with adolescents and adults experiencing addictions, trauma and complex mental health issues within residential, community outreach, and child protection settings. She has a keen interest in working with individuals who have experienced trauma, including intergenerational trauma, addictions, anxiety, and depression. Wanda works from an integrated approach, often pairing Solution-Focused Therapy with Cognitive-Behavioural strategies. She strives to help clients identify their strengths, skills, and knowledge so they feel confident in managing problems that life often brings. Please contact Ms. Chevrette at wanda@canniff.ca

Cheska Montinola, M.C., Provisional Registered Psychologist

Cheska has a Master of Counselling degree from City University of Seattle in Canada. Her experience includes working with children, adolescents, adults and families in their homes, the community and in school settings. Cheska works from an integrated approach to therapy with a multicultural lens. She often uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. Cheska has worked with immigrants and refugees and individuals with complex needs. She is interested in working with anxiety, trauma, attachment and various issues faced by immigrants and refugees such as reunification and acculturation. Cheska is fluent in Tagalog and is currently providing services in Slave Lake, Alberta. Contact Ms. Montinola at cheska@canniff.ca 

Anwar Tuhl, M.Sc., Provisional Registered Psychologist

Anwar has a Master of Science degree in Psychology. She believes in the importance of creating a safe place for everyone to access support and thus, respecting and understanding differences in opinions, values, cultures, belief systems, and attitudes is of the utmost importance. Anwar practices from a culturally sensitive humanistic approach as well as an eclectic approach to meet the unique needs of every client. Throughout her career, Anwar had the privilege with working with numerous humans experiencing homelessness, domestic violence, disabilities, addictions, and trauma. Moreover, Anwar had the honor of working with young children, adolescents, adults, groups, as well as families.  She is also a Research Scholar and conducted research examining adolescents’ mental health in Remote Northern Rural communities; this study is the first of its kind in Northern Canada. Anwar is currently working as a School Psychologist in the Edson area (Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 students). She is also taking on clients in a Private Counselling setting in the areas of Edson and Whitecourt. As it is vital for everyone to have access to mental health support, Anwar is also offering Telepsychological services. This service is provided via technological means to allow for greater convenience in service delivery. Please contact Ms. Tuhl at anwar@canniff.ca

Kevin de Leon, M.Ed., M.Sc., Provisional Registered Psychologist

Kevin has a Master’s of Education in Counselling Psychology from the University of Alberta and a Master’s of Science in Family Relations and Human Development from the University of Guelph. Kevin has experience working with adults, adolescents, and children in both community and school settings, with particular interests in trauma, anxiety, self-criticism, and family relationships. Kevin primarily utilizes Person-Centered, Cognitive Behaviour, and Emotion-Focused therapy approaches to support clients in reaching their therapeutic goals. Kevin is currently providing services in Whitecourt and Fox Creek, Alberta and can be contacted at: kevin@canniff.ca

Taras Danco, M.Ed., Provisional Registered Psychologist

Taras has a Masters of Education in School and Applied Child Psychology from the University of Calgary. Having worked as a teacher and principal in the Alberta school system, Taras has a variety of experience promoting growth and change with individuals from pre-kindergarten to adults. He employs an eclectic approach that utilizes Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Behavioural Therapy, Play Therapy, and mindfulness-based practices. Taras is also able to conduct psychoeducational assessments for clients in which he uses his school-based experience and psychological expertise to provide an accurate profile of strengths and weaknesses as well as an informative and meaningful report for parents and teachers. He can be contacted directly at taras@canniff.ca

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Edmonton Head Office

11503-124 Street

Edmonton, AB

T5M 0K5

Phone: 780-453-1873

Fax: 780-454-9023

Whitecourt Office

5304-47 Street

Whitecourt, AB

T7S 1A5

Phone: 1-800-CANNIFF

Fax: 780-454-9023

Edson Office

Suite 208, 124 50 St.

(RBC Building)
Edson, Alberta 

T7E 0A4

Phone: 1-800-CANNIFF

Fax: 780-454-9023

Calgary Office 

(affiliated with Alberts and Associates)

#318,  6707 Elbow Drive SW

Mayfair Place

Calgary, AB   T2V 0E4

Phone: 1-800-CANNIFF

Fax: 780 454-9023

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