About Our Psychologists and Therapists


    Brian Welling, BA, MA - Registered Psychologist and Psychotherapist


    Brian is a registered psychologist and former instructor at both MacEwan University, where he taught psychology to undergraduates, and at St. Stephen’s College, where he trained practicum students enrolled in graduate programs in the Department of Psychotherapy and Spirituality.


    He has worked in community clinics, specialized multi-disciplinary teams in the inner city, and as a mental health consultant and trainer for front-line staff in programs funded by Children’s Services.


    Brian received his MA in Counselling Psychology at the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Vancouver. He also has training in psychodrama, Brain Spotting, hypnotherapy, and EMDR. He is certified as an instructor in Mental Health First Aid, and as a peer-coach in Motivational Interviewing. Brian specializes in trauma treatment and addictions counselling, but also treats a variety of concerns.

    Brian has been significantly influenced by the depth psychology theories of Carl Jung and Alfred Adler, and has a special interest in spiritual growth and personal development. Part of his own spiritual development involved working intensively with shamans in Peru.

    Brian is the driving force behind the Welling Centre. He views the human psyche as striving for balance, wholeness and growth. In his own pursuit of this, Brian enjoys spending time with his family, loves animals, music, movies, and is passionate about mythology, shamanism, and mysticism.

    If you are interested in an appointment with Garrett, call 780-222-7405 or book online here.

    Direct billing offered.

    Garrett Gooch - Student Therapist


    Garrett is a compassionate and growth-minded individual dedicated to helping others on their personal life journeys. Currently a Masters-level student of counselling psychology at Yorkville University, Garrett is completing the practicum component of his degree at Welling Centre, where he is supervised by Registered Psychologist, Brian Welling.

    Operating primarily from a client-centered and collaborative approach to psychotherapy, Garrett is also heavily influenced by Adlerian, Jungian, cognitive-behavioral, existential, and positive psychology theoretical orientations. His clinical interests include working with anxiety, depression, addictions, trauma, as well as gender and sexual-related concerns.

    Prior to embarking on graduate studies in psychology, Garrett worked as a yoga/meditation instructor and youth care worker in Edmonton and surrounding area. With diverse experience in both mental health and community non-profit work, Garrett is committed to assisting vulnerable populations and advocating on their behalf. In particular, he is actively involved in the LGBTQ2S community, where he serves as a community-based researcher and health advocate for sexual and gender minorities.

    When he is not working or snuggling with one if his 4 furr babies, Garrett can be found wandering the Mill Creek ravine, making a mess with acrylic paint, or playing board games with his long-time partner and close friends.

    Each professionally supervised 50-minute session with Garrett is available for a $70 fee and is eligible for extended health benefits through most insurance companies.

    If you are interested in an appointment with Garrett, call 780-222-7405 or book online here.

    Direct billing offered.

    Holly Pedersen - Student Therapist


    Holly is an empathic and warm-hearted individual who is passionate about making meaningful connections with others. She is currently completing the practicum portion of her master’s degree at Welling Centre under the supervision of Brian Welling, Registered Psychologist.

    Drawn to the psychodynamic and humanistic schools of thought, Holly is dedicated to help her clients achieve a fulfilling and balanced life. A trusting and collaborative relationship promotes a safe and healing space where her clients can be seen, heard, and understood. Holly’s approach to healing is holistic and client centered.

    Holly has been married for 12 years and has two lovely daughters. Growing up in a small rural town, she highly values the benefits of belonging to a community. Holly is an active member within her community: she holds a position on the counsel board at her daughter’s school, is the events coordinator at her church, and helps her husband coach soccer. Building community is an advantageous quality that she hopes to instill within her daughters.

    Each professionally supervised 50-minute session with Holly is available for a $70 fee and is eligible for extended health benefits through most insurance companies.

    If you are interested in an appointment with Holly, call 780-222-7405 or book online here.

    Direct billing offered.

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    Welling Centre

    6529 111 St, Edmonton, AB  Canada T6H 4R5


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