WHO WE ARE

Our Team

Donna R. Hughes, RPN

President, Executive Director (Registered Psychiatric Nurse)

Donna's Bio

I am the Executive Director and Clinical Director at Inner Solutions. I am honored to work with a brilliant team that delivers on the many projects and tasks required to fulfill my vision. I enjoy the clinical work more than any other aspect of my role, which is why I continue to carry a partial caseload in addition to my primary responsibilities as the Executive Director.

My longevity in this career is sustained by my deep curiosity about people’s resilience, especially those who strive to live with complex and chronic mental health issues. My background in psychiatric nursing brings a treatment perspective from a medical/psychiatric lens. My practice from both Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy models led me to Dialectical Behavior Therapy, which has informed my work for the past twenty years.

I have been known to say my work is my hobby, but I am working on expanding family time and my social circle while learning to learn fly fishing at our second home in Clearwater County.

Jessica Heil, MSC

Vice President, Clinical Director, Clinical Supervisor (Registered Psychologist)

Jessica's Bio

Since joining Inner Solutions™ in 2011, I have found the treatment model that fits my style and values as a clinician. My initial orientation was Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). However, when I discovered how valuable Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is in addressing a broad range of problems, I became certified in DBT through the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification (DBT-LBC). One of my highest values is to ensure we deliver “high-fidelity DBT.” The science and research behind DBT show that the best outcomes occur when treatments are delivered adherently.

I have a particular passion for treating trauma and PTSD. I am forever in awe of the resilience of humans and their ability to heal from adversity. I use Prolonged Exposure, EMDR, and CBT interventions to treat trauma-related symptoms.

I enjoy working with the families of adolescent and young adult clients. I know that the support of family members can make all the difference when it comes to the ability to recover from mental illness.

I supervise all the clinical work delivered by our team, including providing supervision to our provisional psychologists.

Outside of work, I enjoy hanging out with my husband, daughters, and our bulldog Mack. I am an avid camper, so I always watch the weekend weather forecast for spring so we know when to head into the mountains (preferably near a lake).

Please note that due to my full schedule, I am not currently taking on any new clients.

Cristofer Chan, MC

Clinician (Registered Provisional Psychologist)

Cristofer's Bio
I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist with a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology.
 
I bring a passion for helping people, specifically using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I strongly value self-empowerment, social justice, creativity, mindfulness, and have a keen interest in personality. I believe in a warm, safe, and collaborative approach to therapy that is responsive to diversity, which informs all of the work I do. I also have experience providing long-term respite care for neurodivergent individuals, and continue to be an advocate and ally for special needs causes.
 
As an unapologetic social butterfly, I love to be around people. When I find spare time, I also enjoy running, board games, video games, and travelling.

Jaimee Grossklaus, MACP

Clinician (Registered Provisional Psychologist)

Jaimee's Bio

I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist with a Masters in Counselling Psychology.

Before joining Inner Solutions™ Ltd, I worked with high-risk and vulnerable individuals in a community-based neuro-rehabilitation program and non-profit organizations. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. My focus is fostering resiliency, facilitating empowerment, and cultivating mastery in self-management to build a life worth living. I am passionate about helping people create healthy, safe, and fulfilling lives. I offer a warm and supportive environment while instilling a change-oriented relationship built from collaboration around treatment goals.

I love being by the water, canoeing our great lakes and rivers, reading, writing poetry, and playing the piano outside of work.

Travis Hauck, MSW, RSW

Senior Lead DBT of Group Programming And Clinician (Registered Social Worker)

Travis's Bio

I am the Senior Lead of DBT Group Programming at the clinic. DBT and mindfulness interventions have been a passion of mine for years. I strongly believe in the life that can be created when using these methods to make lasting change. I am dedicated to being an advocate in the mental health community and the lives of those who grapple with complicated problems and chronic illness.

My background is in clinical social work. I have been working and volunteering in mental health intervention and treatment in varying capacities since 2006. I have worked with clients of all ages and coming from all walks of life throughout this time, including working with oppressed individuals, homeless populations, LGBTQIA2S+ individuals, folks with personality disorders, and other mood disorders. I am trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Prolonged Exposure, and I am certified in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).

My area of interest is working with complex mental health concerns in adolescents, families, emerging adults, and mature adults to help them navigate the challenges they face to create a life worth living.

In my spare time, I love being connected in nature, nurturing positive relationships, staying active, and living mindfully.

Alicia Lewis

Administrative Program Assistant

Alicia's Bio

As the Administrative Program Assistant for Inner Solutions, I am happy to often be the first person to greet you when you come into our office space. 

I joined the Inner Solutions team to provide administrative support for the functioning and development of our programs. To this role, I bring an expertise in administration and a passion for helping others. It is my hope that the combination of my passion and skills provide clients and therapists with a sense of ease. 

In my spare time I enjoy going for long walks with my dog, baking cakes, cupcakes, and cookies, watching movies, and playing video games. 

Bradley Lewis, MSC

Clinician (Registered Provisional Psychologist)

Bradley's Bio

I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).

This statement best expresses my personal belief: “Though we may not have caused the problems we experience in life, we are responsible for changing them so we can have a life worth living.” I believe the journey towards well-being is easier when shared. Being open to seeking understanding to create change is done best within a therapeutic relationship that feels safe and compassionate.

I have a strong value in lifelong learning and education. I have two Master of Science degrees – one in experimental psychology and the other in counselling psychology, both from the University of Calgary. I am a movie buff, and I enjoy reading. Most recently, I have been into science fiction.

Brittany Mahe, MCP

Clinician (Registered Psychologist)

Brittany's Bio

I am a registered psychologist, graduating in 2015 with a Master’s Degree from Adler University in Vancouver, B.C. I have always been passionate about mental health, well-being, and the field of psychology.

I am trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and I am intentional about tailoring my approach to meet each person’s needs to ensure they receive personalized treatment. I am also trained in Prolonged Exposure and Cognitive Processing Therapy, both of which are treatments for PTSD shown through research to be linked with successful outcomes. Having this variety of therapeutic orientations to choose from helps me make meaningful contributions to my style of therapy, allowing me to be flexible while at the same time research-driven in my approach.

I find it very important to balance both acceptance and change in the therapy process, so that clients feel understood while also gaining the skills needed to make real shifts in their lives. I take pride in being authentic and transparent while joining with individuals to determine goals and develop the skills required to create a life worth living.

I enjoy working with trauma, anxiety, complex mental health, and I have a special passion for group therapy.

In my spare time, I am constantly seeking new and exciting experiences and hobbies to enrich my life. You can often find me by the water, in the mountains, doing yoga, cooking, crafting, or learning. Most often, I spend time with my 1-year-old son, my 2-year-old dog, my husband, and the rest of my family and friends.

Ashley Marsh, MA

Registered Psychologist

Ashley's Bio

As a Registered Psychologist specializing in Clinical Psychology, I have worked in various settings, including public health care, neurodevelopmental clinics, research, and private psychological practice. I am particularly passionate about the benefits of psychological assessment. My goal is to provide a helpful explanation for a client’s experience and to determine the best way to provide support.

My role at Inner Solutions™ is to administer psychological assessments with our adult clients. These include decision-making capacity as well as comprehensive psychological, personality, neurodevelopmental, and neuropsychological assessments. I am always learning from the clients I work with, and I am forever grateful for the insights and life experiences shared with me during the assessment process.

Jana Spindler, RD

Dietetics (Registered Dietitian)

Jana's Bio

I am a Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Counsellor at Inner Solutions™. I enjoy all things food and movement, and I am passionate about helping my clients figure out how to make food work for them.

I am currently completing my MA in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University, and I have training in advanced sport nutrition practices.

I have a particular interest in working in the area of mental health and disordered eating. Together with my clients, we work to shift their overall relationship with food as we strive to use food in a way that supports mood and overall quality of life. When we improve the relationship with food, we also work to strengthen the connection with the body.

In addition to working in mental health and eating disorders, I also work with gastrointestinal issues such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), weight management, and sport-specific nutrition.

I was a highly competitive athlete for many years, mainly in basketball. Since moving to Calgary in 2014, I have fallen in love with the mountains, hiking and adventuring.

Ashley Vogelaar, MC

Clinician (Registered Provisional Psychologist)

Ashley's Bio

I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist with a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University.

Before joining Inner Solutions™, I worked in various settings while supporting a diverse population of clients ranging from children to seniors. This includes a school division supporting children and families, a hospital supporting seniors’ mental health rehabilitation, and private practice supporting individuals and couples with a wide range of mental health concerns.

I take a client-centred approach, and my practice is informed by Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy. I am also trained in Prolonged Exposure (an empirically-supported treatment for PTSD). I value respect and humour, which I incorporate into my therapeutic style. I am committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for clients regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, culture, ability, and age.

I enjoy yoga, dance, swimming, reading, and spending time with friends and family outside of work.