You can do those hard things so much easier if you’re connected to someone who can help you make sense of it all.

Carrington Practice

Our team is strong, kind, and insightful, and made up of those who I have had the privilege of selecting, supervising, and mentoring. Each registered therapist has a clinical background and is highly skilled in relationship-focussed, trauma-informed practice. They all bring a unique skill set to the Carrington Practice that allows for consultation and collaboration when necessary. I’d love you to meet them.
– Jody

Jody Carrington, PhD

Human connections shape neural connections. Through the relationships that young children have with their caregivers, they begin to develop the “story” of themselves and others around them. They decide two things: if they are worthy of love and support and if they are capable and competent beings. When they have these things in place, they have a much greater chance of developing into strong and healthy adults. The good news is that it’s never too late to develop these skills; to develop (or redevelop) strong and meaningful relationships that will influence others to have strong and meaningful relationships.

And since I’m currently not accepting new patients, I’ve gathered this amazing team to help you, your family, kids, or relationships make sense of it all.

Brenda Anderson

Brenda is a Registered Social Worker, completing her Master of Social Work this spring with more than 20 years’ experience in the social work profession. She brings several years of experience supporting students and families as a school counsellor throughout Central Alberta. She is trained in EMDR, skilled at grief and loss counselling, trauma focused therapy, strengths-based therapy and passionate about attachment-based approaches to relationships.  Brenda works with kids, adults and families.

Carolyn Miller

Carolyn Miller has a Master’s of Social Work with a clinical specialization. She provides therapeutic services across the life span grounded in an attachment-developmental framework and informed by many theoretical models.  Services include direct intervention with children and adults, parenting support, grief and loss, mental health, permanency planning, adoptions, foster care, transition planning, disabilities, personal growth and trauma etc. She has experience working with a broad range of people and life challenges. Additionally, Carolyn is certified with Equine Wellness Canada to provide equine assisted learning and mental health services and I have worked alongside horses, dogs and cats as an animal assisted counselling social worker. 

Alicia Carignan

Alicia is a provisional registered psychologist with a Master’s degree in Counselling. She is an incredible addition to the team, and comes with a depth of experience working as a school counsellor as well in pediatric psychiatric settings and adult corrections. Alicia works with kids, adults and families.

Shelane Williams

Shelane is a recent addition to Olds with her husband and three littles. She is a Registered Provisional Psychologist with experience counselling clients of various backgrounds and ages. As a yogi, mother and psychologist, her mission is to help people connect, heal, and live with a greater sense of wellbeing. Shelane’s counselling approach is trauma-informed, person-centered, and shaped by evidence-based therapies centered on mind-body connection. Some of the therapeutic approaches she use are: Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Somatic Experiencing and Narrative Therapy.


Stronger, on the other side