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321 D St. George Street, Moncton, NB | 349# 201 St. George Street, Moncton, NB | 846 Main Street, Sussex, NB


Emmrys Dawe Parlee Group brings together licensed psychologists and residents in psychology. It is our belief that bringing together clinicians with expertise in a variety of areas will enrich our practice and benefit our clients. All clinicians are licensed or registered with the College of Psychologists of New Brunswick and are committed to providing the highest calibre of care to our clients at all times.

Dr. Charles Emmrys – Ph.D., L. Psych

Dr. Charles Emmrys – Ph.D., L. Psych

Psychologist

Founding Member


Dr. Charles Emmrys is a clinical child psychologist who has worked in the Maritime Provinces for close to 25 years as a private practitioner and as a public mental health service provider.


He earned his Ph.D. in clinical child and adolescent psychology from the University of Ottawa where he specialized in the areas of behavior disorders and anorexia nervosa. He was the founding director of the New Brunswick Youth Treatment Center, the provincial service for behaviorally disordered youth, has worked in the Nova Scotia Hospital System in the area of autism, and has worked as an adjunct professor at the University of Ottawa, the University of Mount Allison, and at the University of Moncton.


He is currently in full time private practice and participates on a number of boards.

Cindy Parlee – M.Sc., L. Psych

Cindy Parlee – M.Sc., L. Psych

Psychologist

Founding Member


Cindy Parlee is an adult and couples psychologist who graduated from Memorial University with a Master of Science degree in clinical psychology. Her background includes extensive experience and training in individual and group therapy. Her individual therapy specializations include anxiety, depression, grief, trauma resolution, and post-traumatic stress disorder.


As a couples therapist, Ms. Parlee addresses couples issues which include conflict management, separation and divorce, managing the aftermath of extramarital affairs, and addressing communication difficulties. Ms. Parlee has also developed wellness seminars and workshops which focus on cognitive behavioural approaches to balanced living. She has been active in various agencies and community groups that work to improve services for child sexual abuse victims, for victims of spousal abuse, and for employees that have experienced traumatic and stressful events in the workplace.

Dr. Ken Ekstrand – Ph.D., L. Psych

Dr. Ken Ekstrand – Ph.D., L. Psych

Psychologist


Dr. Ken Ekstrand graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Ph.D. in child and adolescent clinical psychology. He began his career in 1987 as a psychologist in public mental health in Ontario, working with a broad range of childhood disorders. In Montreal, between 1991 and 1997, he worked in private practice as a psychologist, with families and individuals, treating depression, anxiety, and disruptive disorders. During this time, he was also the Head Coach for two championship swim teams, developing an extended practice in sports psychology.


Continuing in Montreal, between 1997 and 2006, he provided therapy, as well as recreational therapy, with an Adolescent and Adult Drug and Rehabilitation Center, and various School Boards. This extensive experience enabled Dr. Ekstrand to develop an expertise in treating substance abusing clients. In Moncton, between 2006 and 2010, he was first a psychologist, and then the Program Manager, for the Addiction and Community Mental Health Services, for the Horizon Health Network. As an advocate for quality addiction and mental health services, he implemented many innovations in service delivery with staff, as well as numerous presentations for parents, and other interested groups. Dr. Ekstrand joined our clinical team, in full time private practice in June 2010. Dr. Ekstrand provides services in a broad range of areas, as well as specializations in substance abusing clients, and sports psychology.

Dr. Melissa Burgess Moser – Ph.D.

Dr. Melissa Burgess Moser – Ph.D., L. Psych,

Psychologist


Dr. Burgess Moser graduated from the University of Ottawa in 2012 with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. She has over 10 years of clinical training and experience working with adults affected by various mental health conditions; including, but not limited to, depression, generalized anxiety, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and personality disorders. Her areas of specialization include the treatment of eating disorders within the adult population and treating adult survivors of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. She also works with couples and has specialized training in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy.


Dr. Burgess Moser’s clinical approach is strongly rooted in attachment theory. This orientation gives her an understanding of clients’ emotional needs and distress, and their difficulty soothing this pain alone and within their closest relationships. She integrates this understanding with psychodynamic, emotion-focused, and cognitive behavioural therapies to help clients move towards their therapeutic goals. She also uses techniques from mindfulness-based stress reduction, acceptance and commitment therapy, motivational interviewing, and dialectical behavioral therapy. Dr. Burgess Moser’s background in psychotherapy research influences a keen focus on how her clients progress through therapy.


Dr. Burgess Moser is currently in full-time private practice seeing adults and couples in Moncton and students at Mount Alison University. She also teaches courses as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology at Mount Allison University.

Gary Dawe – M.Sc., L. Psych

Gary Dawe – M.Sc., L. Psych

Psychologist

Founding Member


Gary Dawe graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland with a Master’s in clinical psychology specializing in the area of social anxiety.


He began his career as a psychologist in the schools where he worked with a broad range of children affected by educational and behavioural challenges until 2004. He also worked with adults and children, first as a clinician in the Sussex Mental Health Centre, and then since 1997 in private practice.


Mr. Dawe worked part-time for 3 years with Correctional Services of Canada but switched 4 years ago to working with the Canadian Forces soldiers in Gagetown assessing and treating PTSD and other mental health issues. Although Mr. Dawe sees a broad range of clients he tends to specialize in the following areas:

  • Assessment and treatment of ADHD in children and adults
  • Assessment and treatment of learning disabilities in children and adults (this includes psychoeducational assessments)
  • Assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders in children and adults (this includes panic disorder, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, OCD, and specific phobias)
  • Assessment and treatment of PTSD in adults (extensive experience with military, first responders, and police), training and experience in the three main treatments for PTSD: EMDR, prolonged exposure, and cognitive processing therapy
  • Parental capacity assessment and voice of the child assessments for family court
  • Assessment and treatment of children with behavioural problems (oppositional/defiant disorder, conduct disorder, and Tourette's Disorder)
  • Stress management, work-related stress, work-life balance
  • Psycho-vocational assessments

349# 201 St. George Street, Moncton, NB

Erika MacGregor Keenan | Wendy LeBlanc | Jessie Fortin | Tanya Monger

Erika MacGregor Keenan – M.A.Ps., L. Psych

Erika MacGregor Keenan – M.A.Ps., L. Psych

Psychologist


Erika MacGregor Keenan graduated with a Master’s degree in Psychology from the Université de Moncton. She worked at the Moncton Community Addiction & Mental Health Center for 20 years, where she provided psychological assessments, consultation services, crisis intervention, as well as individual, group, and family therapy to children and adolescents presenting with a wide range of disorders such as anxiety, mood, attachment, behavioral/disruptive, and developmental/autism spectrum. She also helped family members work through codependency issues related to one of their own struggling with an addiction problem.


Between 2010 and 2013, she was a consulting psychologist and shared coordinator responsibilities on the Moncton Regional Youth Treatment Program (YTP) team. She had also been involved in treating and collaboratively team working with numerous professionals from various government departments and community based agencies with regards to formal Regional and Provincial Complex Cases.


Mrs. MacGregor Keenan joined the clinical team at Emmrys Dawe Parlee Group in late fall 2013. She offers assessment, therapy, and consultation services primarily to children and adolescents who present with anxiety, mood, attachment, grief, behavioral/disruptive, adjustment, learning, and developmental/autism spectrum related issues and difficulties. She also offers assistance with regards to parenting issues, as well as therapeutic services to children and adolescents who struggle with addiction and/or codependency issues.


Mrs. MacGregor Keenan provides services in both French and English.

Wendy LeBlanc – M.A.Ps.

Wendy LeBlanc – M.A.Ps.

Resident in Psychology


Wendy LeBlanc is registered as a resident in psychology with the College of Psychologists of New Brunswick. She graduated from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology, where she attained a Master’s Degree in Psychology in 2001. Wendy has over 14 years of experience in the mental health field.


Her clinical background includes specializing in Child Psychology, while also working with adolescents, adults, and families. Wendy has extensive experience in the area of sexual abuse treatment and assessments; where she provides training and supervision, as well as conducting individual and group therapy. Mrs. LeBlanc has been deemed an expert in the field of sexual abuse and childhood treatment within the Court of Queen’s Bench. Along with this specialization, Wendy also has extensive experience and training in forensic evaluations, play therapy, treatment of childhood and generalized trauma, as well as treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.


Mrs. LeBlanc also provides treatment and assessment services to children, adolescents, and adults who present with anxiety, depression, self-injurious behaviours, grief, behavioral/disruptive difficulties, attachment concerns, as well as adjustment disorders. Mrs. LeBlanc also provides parental support and assistance in regards to parenting issues in order to strengthen parenting capabilities.


Wendy joined our psychological team in 2013, where she continues to treat behavioral and emotional disorders, at-risk adolescents, victims of violence/crime, as well as children and families affected by separation and divorce.

Jessie Fortin – M.A.Ps.

Jessie Fortin – M.A.Ps.

Resident in Psychology


Jessie Fortin is a resident in psychology who graduated from the Université de Moncton in 2012 with a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology. In her practice at Emmrys Dawe Parlee Group, Mrs. Fortin provides therapy and assessments services to children and adolescents suffering from various issues (e.g. anxiety disorders, ADHD, mood disturbances, disruptive behaviours). She also works with the parents to help them strengthen their parenting competencies. Mrs. Fortin also offers therapy to adults suffering mainly from mood related disorders using a cognitive behavioural approach.


While she maintains a broad clientele, Mrs. Fortin specializes her practice with children and adolescents where she has a particular interest in the area of child and adolescent attachment and ways to enhance attachment to improve behavior. In addition to working with Emmrys Dawe Parlee Group, Mrs. Fortin has been working with post-secondary students at the Université de Moncton and Mount Allison University. Here she offered treatments to students dealing with issues such as, but not limited to: anxiety, mood-related disorders, adjustment disorders, grief, obsessive-compulsive disorders, self-harm, and personality disorders.


Having completed an internship with the Correctional Services of Canada in 2011, Mrs. Fortin has experience in the field of Forensic psychology.


Mrs. Fortin provides services in both French and English.

Tanya Monger – M.A.Ps., L. Psych

Tanya Monger – M.A.Ps., L. Psych

Psychologist


Tanya Monger graduated from University of Moncton in 2010 with a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology. She has since worked for the Mental Health Commission of Canada working with homeless individuals presenting with diverse mental disorders (schizophrenia, personality disorders, and mood disorders) and the NB Centre of Excellence where she provided assessment services for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).


Mrs. Monger concentrates her practice on individual therapy for adults including, but not limited to, anxiety disorders, mood disorders such as depression, and other mental health difficulties (stress management, adaptation, and trauma). She continues to specialize in the areas of psychological assessments and psychoeducational assessments for adults, adolescents, and children (ADHD, learning disabilities).

846 Main Street, Sussex, NB

Gary Dawe – M.Sc., L. Psych

Gary Dawe – M.Sc., L. Psych

Psychologist

Founding Member


Gary Dawe graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland with a Master’s in clinical psychology specializing in the area of social anxiety.


He began his career as a psychologist in the schools where he worked with a broad range of children affected by educational and behavioural challenges until 2004. He also worked with adults and children, first as a clinician in the Sussex Mental Health Centre, and then since 1997 in private practice.


Gary worked part-time for 3 years with Correctional Services of Canada but switched 4 years ago to working with the Canadian Forces soldiers in Gagetown assessing and treating PTSD and other mental health issues. Although Gary sees a broad range of clients he tends to specialize in the following areas:

  • Assessment and treatment of ADHD in children and adults
  • Assessment and treatment of learning disabilities in children and adults (this includes psychoeducational assessments)
  • Assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders in children and adults (this includes panic disorder, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, OCD, and specific phobias)
  • Assessment and treatment of PTSD in adults (extensive experience with military, first responders, and police), training and experience in the three main treatments for PTSD: EMDR, prolonged exposure, and cognitive processing therapy
  • Parental capacity assessment and voice of the child assessments for family court
  • Assessment and treatment of children with behavioural problems (oppositional/defiant disorder, conduct disorder, and Tourette's Disorder)
  • Stress management, work-related stress, work-life balance
  • Psycho-vocational assessments
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321D St. George Street, Moncton, NB, E1C 1W8 |
349 #201 St. George Street, Moncton, NB, E1C 1W8

846 Main Street, Sussex, NB, E4E 2M5

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