Our Strength Is Our Team!

While we would like to believe one counsellor could do it all, we understand that our clients are best served by therapists that focus on specialized areas, then if needed work as a collaborative team. We aim for excellence in the work that we do!

Camila Roldan

Camila Roldan

Counsellor - Registered Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA, License #11245387)

Camila is a collaborative, non-judgmental, and goal-oriented counsellor dedicated to assisting individuals creating meaningful change in their lives. Camila believes that every individual holds the expertise in their own life journey. With her compassionate approach, she offers support to individuals at different stages, assisting them in navigating their unique paths to mental well-being. With expertise in various integrative techniques such as Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, and Internal Family Systems, she focuses on building self-acceptance and self-compassion. Camila has extensive experience working with adults and mature teens dealing with challenges like depression and anxiety. She warmly welcomes individuals from diverse cultural and spiritual backgrounds.

Garry Yee

Garry Yee

Counsellor - Registered Social Worker with the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers (License #6582)

 

Garry is a Registered Social Worker who has worked in youth care and family social work settings since 2014. Garry has held various front-line roles and has worked with diverse populations from all walks of life.

Garry has collected a variety of life experience to complement his human service experiences through the study of natural sciences and the Chinese language. Garry has experience from his work in the trades as well which has given him a broad perspective in various areas.

Garry believes that in order for effective counselling a strong relationship between counsellor and client is necessary. Garry has been described as relatable, supportive, and easy to understand. Garry’s approach to counselling is trauma-informed, person-centred, strengths-based, and anti-oppressive.

As a second-generation Canadian born to immigrant parents Garry offers a culturally-humble perspective when engaged in counselling. Garry is also a practicing Christian and will draw from spiritual teachings if that is of importance or preferred.

Garry was born and raised in Regina and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Language and Literature along with a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Regina. Garry is able to engage conversationally in French, Cantonese, and lightly in Mandarin Chinese.

Garry tells people that his hobby is collecting hobbies such as: rock climbing, video games, reading, music, cooking, and more. Garry enjoys spending time with friends and family. Garry is excited to meet you and walk alongside you in support!

 

David Kamuti

David Kamuti

Counsellor - Registered Social Worker with the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers (License # 6823)

David is a dedicated and compassionate registered Social Worker with over twelve years of experience in supporting children, youth and families over the course of his career thus far. David’s strength-based approach to counselling is founded on principles of integrity, clear communication and cultivating genuine connections with his clients.

His expertise encompasses a diverse range of specialties including: parenting challenges, trauma stemming from parent-child separation, supporting children affected by abuse and neglect, resolving conflict between parents and teens, intergenerational trauma, addiction, navigating grief and loss, relationships challenges, navigating cultural transitions for newcomers to Canada, and tackling issues related to maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

On a personal note, David finds solace in running. Having participated in numerous races, including full and half marathons, he has experienced the benefits of working through challenges while on the move. In addition, he finds joy in his role as a husband and father of three. Together, David and his family enjoy camping, swimming, bowling and travelling.

David believes that each of us possesses the power to face changes and experience personal growth. He is committed to guiding individuals to recognize their strengths to equip them to creatively engage with challenges through awareness and empowerment.

David has a Master of Social Work degree and a Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Regina. He also has a teaching diploma that he achieved in Kenya.

 

Kevin Westby

Kevin Westby

Counsellor -Registered Social Worker with the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers (License # 2413)

 

Kevin is a Registered Social Worker with over ten years of experience helping people in Regina and the surrounding areas.  He has had the pleasure of working with a diverse population and a wide range of concerns.  Kevin has strong clinical skills in the areas of addictions, depression, anxiety and relationship issues.  His counselling approach is both holistic and person-centred with a warm and compassionate style.  He will meet you where you are without any stigmatizing labels.

Kevin’s passion, professionalism and experience help to establish a trusting, ethical, therapeutic relationship with clients leading to counselling that fits the person and situation.  Whether you are seeking change to achieve a balanced life or just a reflective nonjudgmental listener, Kevin is looking forward to working to with you.

On a personal note, Kevin’s family is his priority.  He has been married for over twenty-five years, he has two children and two grandchildren.  His work experience also includes holding a full Electrical Journey Person prior to achieving a Bachelor of Social Work.  

 

Palwashah Humayun

Palwashah Humayun

Counsellor -Registered Social Worker with the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers (License #4042)

In 2016, Palwashah earned her Bachelor of Social Work and has since accumulated extensive experience collaborating with grassroots organizations in Regina and working in health-focused domains. Throughout her career, she has undertaken diverse roles, consistently assisting vulnerable clients with intersecting needs, spanning various age groups, genders, cultures, and socio-economic backgrounds.

Palwashah’s counselling approach is rooted in a holistic and client-centered philosophy. She firmly believes that individuals retain control over their lives and decision-making, with her role being one of guidance and encouragement. Demonstrating sincerity and compassion, Palwashah values her clients’ input, placing them at the fore front of their journeys through diverse challenges.

Recognizing the unique life experiences of each individual, Palwashah acknowledges the diverse starting points people have regarding opportunities given. Her focus lies in helping clients navigate their futures and achieve goals while acknowledging and addressing the impact of past experiences on their journey.

Palwashah’s areas of expertise encompass relationship difficulties, stress, family conflict, addiction, depression, grief, and trauma. Having called Regina home for the past 26 years after moving to Canada, she is a devoted wife and mother of three. Outside of her professional life, Palwashah enjoys quality time with family and friends, embraces outdoor activities in the summer, and has a keen interest in soccer.  Palwashah remains dedicated to supporting and empowering those she serves.

 

Idi Idem

Idi Idem

Counsellor - Registered Social Worker with the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers (License #1955)

 

Idi completed her Bachelor of Social Work degree in 2004 and Master of Social Work degree in 2006, both at the University of Regina.

She works in the healthcare setting and conducts research in her spare time.

Idi is an empirical and eclectic counsellor who believes in the whole person and will meet clients where they are. Her practice includes, but is not limited to goal oriented, motivation, strength, family and individual counselling.  She works with client(s) assisting them with goal setting and attaining their goals.

Her strengths amongst others include working with people with adjustment disorder, life crisis, weight concerns, family, marital and work conflicts, cultural, seniors, couples, immigrants, groups and adults.  She is strong in providing grief, stress, conflict, work, and family counselling.

Idi will work with you on your journey to regain your life and she believes in possibilities and positive thinking.

Meghan Wilson

Meghan Wilson

Counsellor - Registered Social Worker with the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers (License #2014)

Meghan is a registered Social Worker who has been working in health focused settings since completing her Bachelor of Social Work in 2006.  Meghan has held various roles, working with various age groups, demographics and cultural backgrounds.

Meghan truly believes we are in control of our own lives but sometimes we need a little guidance to get to where we want to be.  Meghan is authentic and compassionate, using insightful support as she journeys with her clients through a variety of challenges. Meghan understands that one’s past has influenced the present but it need not dictate the future. Our life experiences, positive or negative, are building blocks for who we are today and can be effective tools in creating who we aspire to be tomorrow.  Meghan’s practice includes but is not limited to individuals with ADHD, relationship difficulties, stress, family conflict, depression and grief.

Meghan was born and raised in Regina, is married with 2 children. Meghan loves to be outside and spend the summers camping.

Maureen Powell

Maureen Powell

Counsellor -Registered Social Worker with the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers (License #1453).

*Not accepting new clients at this time*

*Current clients please email Maureen directly to book an appointment*

Maureen has many years experience in healthcare and has been a registered social worker since 2002. She specializes in mental health including but not limited to  depression, anxiety, BiPolar Disorder, grief, death and dying, illness and injury; aging,  Alzheimer’s,  Dementia, family support and education, co-morbid conditions, cognitive disability and mental health.  

Interests include running, triathlon, reading and hanging out with her dog. 

Compassion, knowledge and education, empathy, caring and support are of the utmost concern.  

Karen Zemlak

Karen Zemlak

Counsellor - Registered Social Worker with the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers (License #1193)

*Not accepting new clients at this time*

*Current clients please email Karen directly to book an appointment*

Karen began her studies at the University of Saskatchewan completing her BA in Psychology then moved to the University of Regina to complete her Bachelors of Social Work and Masters of Social Work. Karen has been employed in various health settings for 20+ years.  She is an experienced clinician, having worked with clients in numerous roles.

Karen’s passion is to see people establish and restore healthy relationships, and to help people live their lives to the fullest. She does that through a variety of approaches that are research driven and scientifically based.  She is eclectic, drawing from years of clinical training, graduate work, and experience.  She loves to continue to learn, research, attend training, and absorb resources to enhance her therapeutic skills. Karen is trained in a variety of evidence-based approaches such as Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Unified Protocol for Treatment of Emotional Disorders, and PCOMs —this is just an overview!  She is constantly looking for new opportunities to learn new skills.

Together you will work on strategies that allow you to address the root causes of your concerns and build meaningful social connections.  Her approach is collaborative and accepting.  You set the direction and goals of therapy, and together will work towards achieving your goals.  Real change starts with you. She is a firm believer in creating lasting change and owning your own victories! 

On a personal note, Karen enjoys traveling and experiencing different cultures (with Italy and Vietnam being favourites), spending time with her family, friends, and pets.

Daisy Houle

Daisy Houle

Practicum Student - Master of Arts Counselling Psychology Program from Yorkville University

 

Daisy is currently a practicum student at Bloom Counselling & Wellness Center. Daisy is interested in working with individuals from all backgrounds but has the most experience with Indigenous, 2SLGBTQ+ (Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning+) individuals and those practicing polyamory. Daisy has previous experience in healthy relationship & intimate relationship education and peer support.

Daisy graduated in 2021 from the University of Saskatchewan with two degrees, a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Health Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. In her current Counselling Psychology program, she has learned classic psychological theories such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and a Person Centered approach that enables client’s to understand and work through their concerns in a compassionate and non-judgmental manner.

Keely Nelson

Keely Nelson

Office Manager

 

Keely is our office manager and comes with 3 years customer service experience, over 5 years of management and leadership experience and most recently organizational development. Keely was born and raised in Regina and having grown up surrounded by small businesses, has developed a profound belief in their resilience and unique contributions to the community. She has a passion for supporting others while improving overall business operations. She believes in finding harmony between people and the individual roles they have within a company. Keely is a strong believer in continual growth, challenging yourself and trying new things in order to see different perspectives.

With a desire to create an organization that promotes collaboration, innovation and a nurturing environment for counsellors and clients, Keely is eager to make a lasting impact. Keely is responsible for answering the phone, helping clients with booking appointments, answering your questions, and supporting Bloom Counselling and Wellness Center from a business perspective. She understands that each client is different and takes pride in serving each individual uniquely, tailoring her approach and fostering a personalized and supportive experience.

On a personal note, Keely is married and spends much of her time with family and friends. She enjoys travelling, trying new foods and creating memories. Keely has a love for organizing, styling, cooking and spending time outside by the water.