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About Us

Michelle Warren

Michelle Warren, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Dr. Warren (Michelle) is a Registered Psychologist and the director of our group.  She graduated with her Ph.D. from Simon Fraser University in 2000 and has worked extensively with adults, adolescents, and children since then.  Michelle helped to start the ADHD Service in Manitoba; she enjoys program development with an emphasis on increasing access to Mindfulness-based interventions.  Michelle was also in private practice with the CBT Institute of MB for a decade and developed expertise in treating anxiety disorders and particularly Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.  She herself had OCD as a child, and believes strongly in decreasing the stigma associated with mental health issues.  She gives public presentations, provides training to other professionals, is a consultant across treatment programs at the Manitoba Adolescent Treatment Centre, and is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Clinical Health Psychology and a Clinical Associate in the Department of Psychology at the University of Manitoba.

Michelle Diawol, M.Ed. 

Michelle began working as a School Psychologist in the Winnipeg School Division in 2001 and continues to today.  She then started working with the CBT Institute of MB in 2006, and joined Michelle Warren & Associates in 2014. Her treatment orientation is a strength-based orientation using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution-focused, and Mindfulness-based approaches. Michelle's primary clinical interest is anxiety assessment and treatment with children, adolescents, adults and families.

Michelle also treats behavioural difficulties through interventions direct to children, and parent/caregiver consultation. She treats ADHD specifically by helping children through to adults with managing and overcoming those challenges.  Stress management for all ages is also an area of Michelle's expertise.

Michelle Diawol
Dana Bartley

Dana Bartley, MSW, RSW
(Independent Practice)

Dana has a MSW and is a Registered Social Worker. She has previous experience working in the Anxiety Disorders Clinic for Children and Youth. She also has experience working in the public school system. Her particular interest and expertise is in working with children, adolescents and families in the area of anxiety disorders using a CBT and family systems approach. Dana is also a certified Triple P provider and is interested in building parenting skills and addressing child management difficulties. 

Adam Hannibal, M.Ed.

Adam has worked in the mental health field for the past 15 years. Since 2015, he has worked as a school psychologist in the Winnipeg School Division. Prior to that, he was at MATC for many years in various child and adolescent mental health programs including the Community Child & Adolescent Treatment Services, Student Mental Health Resource Team and Intensive Treatment Services. He also has experience in the adult mental health world having worked at the Crisis Response Centre. Adam began his career as a consultant within the St. James-Assiniboine School Division on the Behaviour Intervention Team. He brings a collaborative, strength based approach in working with families. Continually placing an emphasis on wellness and balance, Adam has also pursued a career in the music industry, a passion he continues to develop today.

Adam Hannibal
Kathleen McNamara

Kathleen McNamara, M.Ed.

Kathleen began working as a School Psychologist in the Winnipeg School Division in 1997, and continues to work there in her public position. In private practice, she has worked as our Assessment Associate at Wise Mind since 2018. She has vast experience working with a variety of children from Kindergarten to Grade 12 and young adults. She enjoys completing assessments that focus on her greatest areas of competency, and answering questions related to Specific Learning Disabilities, ADHD, and Intellectual Disabilities. 

Deborah Kasner, MSW, RSW
(Independent Practice)

Deborah (Deb) graduated from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work in New York City in 1997.  She then completed a three year Post-Graduate program in Psychotherapy, specializing in 2SLGBTQ issues. She was a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with Psychotherapy Privileges in New York for years before returning to her hometown of Winnipeg. She now focuses on adolescent mental health, particularly anxiety, depression, differences in sexual development, ADHD, and body image and eating issues. She also enjoys working with families and complex systems involving children and youth, and is very interested in the intergenerational transmission of trauma and the development of resilience.  

Deborah Kasner

Jill Tanner, M.Ed., M.C.

Jill is a Certified School Psychologist in Manitoba and is currently employed full time in the public school system. She holds Masters degrees in School Psychology and Counselling Psychology. She started her career in British Columbia in 2001, and has worked in the mental health field in both public and private settings across three different provinces (B.C., Saskatchewan and Manitoba). She is competent in completing psychoeducational assessments, specifically in identifying and supporting individuals with specific learning disorders, intellectual development disorders, ADHD, ASD, and other learning based challenges. She is a relationship oriented and client centered practitioner, and primarily uses CBT, strength based, positive psychology, and mindfulness approaches. Jill's clinical focus is in supporting children, youth, and young adults with anxiety, mood, ADHD, and executive functioning related difficulties.

Jessica Deckert, M.Ed., CCC,
BTTI Graduate

Jessica is a Certified Canadian Counsellor, with an expertise in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). As a graduate of the International OCD Foundation’s (IOCDF) Behavior Therapy Training Institute, Jessica received training and consultation from members of the IOCDF’s Scientific Advisory Board on the treatment of OCD using the gold standard of Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). Jessica is also trained in Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE), which can give caregivers the tools to help their youth who are not yet ready for their own treatment. Prior to becoming a OCD specialist, Jessica earned a Master’s of Education and has worked in various roles including as a school counsellor, adjunct instructor at North Dakota State College of Science, private counsellor, and as a supervisor then manager of the Mental Health and Addictions program in Southern Health-Santé Sud. As Jessica is internationally trained she also maintains her license as  Licensed Professional Clinical Counsellor in North Dakota. 

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Philippe Morin-Fournier
Certified Reading Clinician

Philippe has a Bachelor’s degree in Education, a Post-baccalaureate in Special Education, and a Master’s degree in Language and Literacy.  He is currently a Reading Clinician in the Winnipeg School Division.  He has over thirty years of teaching experience in the French Immersion and English programs for Kindergarten to Grade Twelve students.  His background experience also includes working with special needs students.  Philippe's literacy services include diagnostic assessment and intervention for learning disabilities that aligns with the Science of Reading.

Bonita Reimer, B.A., CPM

Bonita is our office manager and the voice of Wise Mind Therapy and Assessments when people first inquire about our services.  She has years of experience in property management and continues to help manage her family business.  She is involved in the arts community in Winnipeg including volunteering with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. Bonita also has a keen interest in mental health issues and is compassionate and well-informed, and she hopes to connect callers to appropriate services whether within our group or elsewhere.

Bonita Reimer
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