About YEG Psychology

About Us
Edmonton psychologists Dr. Janice Dicks and Dr. Holly Whyte are the founders of YEG Psychology. Dr. Dicks and Dr. Whyte met during the first year of their doctoral program in Counselling Psychology at the University of Alberta. They took almost all of the same classes and by the third year of the program, they became the best of friends. It was through sharing many similar personal and academic experiences that a foundation for not only a friendship but future colleagues emerged.
Since 2017
Dr. Dicks and Dr. Whyte graduated together in the fall of 2014. Also, in the fall of 2014, they commenced working together on a traumatic injury program at a rehabilitation centre. Their success in working together at the rehabilitation facility fostered a vision between them of one day working together in private practice. In the spring of 2017, their vision became reality when Dr. Dicks and Dr. Whyte made the decision to start private practice together. They have enjoyed every minute of setting up and learning about private practice. In January 2018, with a growing number of referrals over the past year, Ms. Krista Bruyer joined their team. Most recently, in January 2019, they were pleased to welcome Dr. Jasmine Bajwa to their team.

Meet the YEG Psychology Team

Dr. Janice Dicks

Registered Psychologist

Individuals, Couples, Assessment

Dr. Holly Whyte

Registered Psychologist

Individuals, Couples, Assessment

Dr. Jasmine Bajwa

Registered Psychologist

Individuals, Couples, Assessment

Ms. Krista Bruyer

Registered Psychologist

Individuals

Ms. Carey Best

Registered Psychologist

Individuals, Couples

Ms. Kenedy Dowler

Registered Psychologist

Individuals

Ms. Erica Perrott-Mazerolle

Registered Psychologist

Individuals, Couples

Ms. Ashlyn Demers

Registered Psychologist

Individuals

Mr. Kingsley Chan

Registered Psychologist

Individuals

Ms. Hayley Mueller

Provisional Psychologist

Individuals, Couples

Ms. Joanna Parker

Provisional Psychologist

Individuals, Couples

Ms. Theodora (Thea) Varvis

Provisional Psychologist

Individuals

Ms. Leah Gatti

Occupational Therapist

Individuals

Ms. Chantel Lagimodiere

Occupational Therapist

Individuals

Ms. Kyla Knight

Psychology Assistant

Kyla is currently in the last year of her undergrad in psychology with plans to pursue a Master’s degree in counselling in the near future. Kyla aspires to be a registered psychologist and looks forward to focusing on women’s mental health with a keen interest in health psychology. When she’s not studying or exercising, Kyla is usually planning her next outdoor adventure that includes a forest, mountain, or beach.

“Of all the beautiful truths pertaining to the soul none is more gladdening or fruitful than to know you can regenerate and make yourself what you will.”
– William James

Ms. Christina Tomaras

Office Manager

Christina recently graduated from MacEwan University with a Bachelor of Science in Honours Psychology. She dedicated much of her undergraduate degree researching the stigma of suicide and clinical disorders including depression and schizophrenia, as well as perspectives regarding medical assistance in dying for mental illness. She plans on pursing a Master’s degree in counselling and subsequently registering as a psychologist. When she is not in the office, Christina enjoys snowboarding, walking her pug, travelling and reading psychological thrillers.

“Becoming is better than being.”
– Carol Dweck

Our Logo

Cherry blossoms symbolize the beginning of spring; a time of renewal, optimism, and hope that the future is bursting with possibilities. Uniquely, cherry blossoms bloom for only a short amount of time before the blooms begin to fall. This short season of the cherry blooms represent the timeless metaphor for human existence. This metaphor is tied to the theme of mindfulness—the practiced ability to live in the present. The life cycle of these flowers remind us to pay attention to the living, breathing world around us and that many things in life are fleeting, including our joys and struggles.

Represented through our logo, at YEG Psychology we believe that the symbolism associated with cherry blossoms is reflected in our therapeutic change process and philosophy. Despite challenging situations we may face in life, we are reminded that these are passing moments and as we start to grow and “blossom” we are embarking on a journey of renewal and hope. We must try to slow down, pay attention, and be mindful of all of the changes that exist within ourselves as our future is filled with endless possibilities.