CASASC would not be able to provide programs and services without the support of our donors, funders, partners and sponsors.
Government of Alberta
- Alberta Justice & Solicitor General
- Alberta Health Services
- Alberta Community and Social Services
Government of Canada
- Public Safety Canada
- Lifelong Learning Council of Red Deer
- Rotary Club of Red Deer Sunrise
- Rotary Club of Red Deer East
- Red Deer and District Community Foundation
- Rotary Club of Red Deer Urban Spirits
- Canadian Women’s Foundation
- Servus Credit Union
- Scotiabank Red Deer
Our Team is here for you.
Jamie Prowse Turner
PhD, Registered Provisional Psychologist, Therapist and Clinical Manager
Jamie has a Ph.D. from the University of Saskatchewan in cognitive development and a Post-Masters Certificate in Counselling from Athabasca University. She is currently in the process of registering as a practicing psychologist. Her expertise is in the areas of Cognitive Development and Trauma.
She has counselled at CASASC since December 2017 and specializes in adolescents and adults, recent and past trauma, depression, anxiety and interpersonal conflict. Her goal as a therapist is to provide an environment that is safe and comfortable for healing by motivating clients to make changes in their lives to become happier and healthier.
Jamie is LGBTQ+ affirming.
Tracy is a Registered Provisional Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists and is working toward full designation as a psychologist. She holds a Masters of Counselling degree from Athabasca University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Alberta. She has over 15 years experience working in various capacities with adolescents, adults and families experiencing complex issues. She has a particular interest working with those dealing with trauma and the associated challenges of personal development, relational issues, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, emotional-dysregulation, boundary issues, communication difficulties, shame, identity and self-esteem concerns.
Tracy is heavily influenced by Attachment Theory and believes that our earliest attachments influence relational and personal functioning in adulthood. She works from a client-centered, compassionate approach where she believes the client is the expert in their own lives, incorporating techniques from various therapeutic approaches depending on client need. She considers herself a life-long learner and has future plans of further studying grief, the neurobiology of trauma, somatic experiencing and mindfulness-based techniques.
Tracy is currently accepting new clients.
MACP CCC, Child Therapist
Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Calgary and has completed a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Yorkville University. Mark has twenty years of experience in working with children and youth who have experienced trauma, emotional dysregulation, behavioral health issues and family/personal stress. His use of an integrated approach provides cognitive behavioral strategies, strength based development, play/art techniques and a person centered philosophy allowing for the creation of a safe place to better manage trauma. Mark believes that in creating a strong therapeutic alliance children and families can move forward in their path to healing, and that people have the inner resources to make change. Mark brings that philosophy to individual clients and also with his work in the Sexual Behaviour Support Program focusing on early intervention to sexual behavior concerns.
Mark is an active public speaker providing professionals, parents and children with evidence-based strategies, and knowledge surrounding healthy relationships, coping, trauma, emotional intelligence and positive mental health.
Mark is currently accepting new clients.
RSW, MSW, MALM, Clinical Practicum Supervisor
Tara-Leigh has graduate degrees in Social Work and Leadership and Management with a background in Psychology. Her career has been in forensic psychiatry and corrections providing therapeutic intervention to individuals having perpetrated in areas such as sexual offending, domestic violence and complex mental health. Tara-Leigh has worked with youth through to geriatrics, all genders and in individual and group treatment modalities, and couples support work. Tara-Leigh currently provides therapeutic intervention to survivors of trauma. Her integrative approach is not limited to attachment theory, mindfulness, neurobiology, and a strengths perspective. Her areas of interest are not limited to sexual abuse within religious groups, survivors of torture, male survivors of abuse, institutional/organizational abuse, clinical consultation and supervision.
Tara-Leigh is both a sessional and part-time instructor with the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Social Work’s Learning Circles (Edmonton Division) and with Red Deer College’s Justice Studies Program and Social Work Diploma Program. It is her privilege to coach and mentor upcoming practitioners within these faculties as they integrate knowledge into practice with individuals with whom we intersect in our various roles.
Tara-Leigh is LGBTQ+ affirming
Lysylle Del Rosario
Lysylle graduated with a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. She worked in various capacities with children, women, victims of human trafficking, persons with developmental disabilities, immigrants and refugees. She is a strong advocate for people from diverse cultures, backgrounds and ethnicities. She is an active council member of the Immigrant Advisory Council of Red Deer since 2016.
Lysylle’s experiences with vulnerable populations and spirituality are her greatest motivation in joining CASASC. She uses narrative, attachment, family therapies and various emotion regulation strategies such as mindfulness, art and journal writing among others. She explores adverse childhood experiences in dealing with trauma with clients and how to heal from its’ impact in their lives and adult relationships. Her goal is to meet clients where they’re at, honour their experiences, journey with them and hope that they reach their full potential.
Lysylle is accepting new clients.
Lana holds a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology degree from Yorkville University and a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Alberta. She has over 25 years of experience working with youth and adults, and with various communities to help people build strengths and capacity to address complex situations.
Lana has a particular passion for helping individuals to work through trauma on a cognitive and somatic level, understanding the importance of trauma’s impact on the brain and the body. She has training in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and is looking forward to training in Somatic Integrative Therapy. Lana believes in tailoring sessions to meet the needs of individual clients which means that clients may receive a blend of therapies. She is very down to earth and believes in the importance of establishing and maintaining a supportive therapeutic relationship with her clients.
Lana is accepting new clients.
Sydney has a degree in psychology with a minor in sociology from the University of Calgary. She has completed her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology through the University of Yorkville. Sydney has play therapy training which she implements aspects of with both children and adults. Currently, Sydney works with children and through play techniques, helps them sort through their trauma narrative in a judgement free environment.
Sydney fosters a therapeutic decision rich environment that promotes children to heal through play. Sydney likes to work with children and families to reach therapy goals and to transition goals to home life. She recognizes the uniqueness of every individual and their story and seeks to serve everyone where they are at. Her goal is to help children live happy lives and to grow up with a full tool bag to take on many different situations.
Sydney is LGBTQ+ affirming and accepting new clients.
Clinical Practicum Students
Outreach Resource Facilitator, KIP
Tammy holds a Master of Arts Degree in Health Promotion from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Saint Mary’s University.
She started with KIP as the Outeach Resource Facilitator in Aug 2021. In this role, Tammy works with communities, organizations and service providers throughout Central Alberta, engaging in conversation about youth sexual behaviour, sexualized people and sexuality in relation to the legacy of Indian Residential School (IRS), to prevent sexual violence among the Indigenous Youth population. Tammy’s goal is to increase community awareness and engagement through KIP.
Tammy has more than 20 years’ experience in the community-based non-profit sector. Her experience includes NIHB Navigator, Family-based Support Model for Indigenous People Living with HIV/AIDS (IPHA), community development, program development and evaluation within the Indigenous community. She works from a ‘w’holistic worldview and believes in two-eyed seeing and the teachings of the medicine wheel, where the strength of the circle is found in the balance of the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of ourselves as people. The inequities in social, economic, familial, community and political differences relate to the inequity of power.
Community Engagement Facilitator, KIP
Bio coming soon.
BA Psych, Education Program and Community Relations Manager
Carlia comes to the CASASC team from her work as a Master Trainer with violence and abuse prevention education of the Red Cross. Her professional background also includes working as an Education Assistant with youth experiencing barriers and with disabilities, working in youth homes and with Alberta Education, and on a fun note working at the Sylvan Lake Library.
She brings with her skills in community and program development, prevention education training and curriculum development, organization and school capacity building, team leadership and development and much more. She is very excited to be joining the CASASC leadership team as the Manager of Education Programming and Community Relations and is looking forward to working with the unique and highly skilled teams and individuals of the organization.
Dipl. Early Learning and Child Care, Educator
Bailey graduated from Mount Royal University with an Early Learning and Child Care diploma. As an early childhood educator, she worked for nine years at a preschool. Bailey is also a certified kids yoga teacher and opened her own business where she taught children the basics of yoga in a fun and high energy environment.
Bailey’s certifications and specializations include: Early Childhood (Level 3), Ages and Stages certification, Little Warriors certification and High Five Principles of Healthy Development. Bailey is a member of the CASASC public education team. She facilitates the No Secrets program and other education programming. She is a Trained First Responder to Sexual Assault and Abuse.
BA Soc, Educator
Kailee has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Calgary. She has over four years of experience in the human services sector through volunteer experiences around Red Deer and Calgary. Kailee has been a SART team member and remains a volunteer on the help line. Before joining CASASC, Kailee was an educational assistant at the elementary level with Red Deer Public School District for two years.
Kailee is certified in ASSIST suicide prevention, Non Violent Crisis Intervention, AHS Trauma Informed Care and AHS Mental Health for Educator topics regarding sexuality.
Kailee is passionate about working with children, women, LGBTQ+, and Indigenous populations. Her pronouns are she/her.
Theresa comes to CASASC from the Red Cross as a trainer and trained in the delivery of workshops in Beyond the Hurt and Healthy Youth Relationships. Her previous work includes working with parents and their families in providing resources, support and guidance in areas of child development, financial literacy and community resources. She has facilitated parent support groups and provided evidence-based research in areas of brain development, attachment, temperament and various other topics for families. She also provided support for families fleeing domestic violence.
Theresa completed her diploma in Physio and Occupational Therapy Assistant at MacEwan University and then obtained her Bachelors of Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies at the University of Calgary. She has been trained in the use of the Diagnostic Inventory of Screening Children (DISC), Alberta Infant Motor Scale (AIMS) and Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ). She has taken several different training workshops in her 12 years of work experience. Theresa is excited to be joining the CASASC team.
Fundraising and Event Planner
Bio coming soon
Patricia was born in Colombia and is a psychologist with a Masters’ Degree in Social and Community Psychology. She has dedicated her life to helping others. In Colombia, she created a non-profit assisting women, kids and undeserved people. She was an Advisor to the Colombia Human Rights President and National Director of Indigenous Communities and Education. Upon her arrival in Canada, she became a Registered Psychotherapist where she focused on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Solutions Focused Therapy.
In 2014, Patricia accepted the role of Executive Director for CASASC, where she continues to successfully tackle challenges. She has proudly implemented preventative programming, including the No Secrets program, the #iRespect campaign and the Family Intervention Program. She also initiated the text/webchat option of the 24 hour help line.
Patricia works tirelessly for her community and has proven to be an exceptional leader, pioneer and innovator with a devoted compassion and empathy for those in need.
Coordinator: Human Resources and Donor Development
Bio coming soon
BA Psych, Crisis Support and SART Manager
Erin is a graduate from the University of Calgary with a degree in psychology. After spending seven years at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary as a Medical Laboratory Assistant, Erin decided to switch gears and return to Central Alberta to pursue a career in the helping profession.
While gaining experience in the event industry as well as the private educational system, Erin joined the CASASC team in 2018 on a volunteer basis. She became a part of the administration team in early 2020 and is excited to expand her knowledge and improve her skills in a new environment. She is currently the manager of the in-hospital support team (SART) and the volunteer program.
Crisis Support Worker
Cassandra has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and is a trained First Responder to Sexual Assault and Abuse. She started volunteering on the crisis line in 2019 and later that year joined the Support Team. She puts great effort into maintaining a supportive environment with crisis line volunteers. Cassandra prides herself in being an active listener which allows others the freedom to express themselves in a safe environment.
Crisis Support Worker
Francesca began with CASASC in 2019 as a volunteer on the crisis line and SART team, and transitioned to the Support Team in early 2020. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in International Health Studies from Burman University in 2014 and has a BSW from the University of Manitoba in 2019. Since then, Francesca has attained provincial registration and served within Indigenous communities, disability services, brain injury, and inpatient psychiatry – participating in professional competency training along the way. She strongly believes in the support and advocacy that CASASC provides Red Deer and surrounding areas, and she is grateful to be part of the Support Team.
Crisis Support Worker/SART member
Amy is a Provisionally Registered Social Worker. She is a case manager at Pathways to Housing/Amethyst House. Amy is a proud member of CASASC’s Support and SART teams since 2019.
Crisis Support Worker
Morgan graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Since starting as a volunteer on the Crisis Line in 2017, Morgan has gained valuable tools needed in her current position. She has trained in areas of trauma-informed care, suicide intervention, therapeutic intervention, grief and loss support, among others. Morgan comes with many years of experience in working with individuals in crisis, providing resources and being the first point of contact for those impacted by sexual violence.
Bios coming soon
Bios coming soon
Cathy was born and raised in Southern Alberta. She moved with her family to Red Deer in 2010. Her professional background is in administration and accounts receivable in the private sector. She has been a volunteer board member with the Red Deer Community Band Society since 2015. Cathy thoroughly enjoys supporting other non-profit organizations in Red Deer along with the Royals membership. She is a proud member to the CASASC admin team as is truly honoured to put her skills to work in support of the larger community in Central Alberta. She is excited to expand her awareness of the services and supports the Centre offers the region.
Janna was born and raised in British Columbia, but has spent a portion of her adult life living in Central Alberta. She returned in 2021 to attend Red Deer Polytechnic where she received an Office Administration certificate. Janna has spent the last decade working in merchandising and retail management after receiving a Fashion diploma from the University of the Fraser Valley. She came to CASASC through a practicum with RDP and is excited to gain experience and skills while pursuing more education in the future to shift her career towards helping others.
Administrative Assistant/Crisis Support
Bio coming soon.
With gratitude and a spirit of reconciliation
CASASC recognizes that we work and live within the traditional, unceded lands and travelling routes of the Indigenous Peoples represented in Treaties 6 and 7 and the home of the Metis Region III who also share a deep connection with these lands.