Meet The Team

About Us

Lyndsay Chaban, M.C.

I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist working with clients within Edmonton and the surrounding area.  I believe strongly that all individuals have the power to create change in their lives.  Everybody can benefit from counselling services; we all have something about our lives we would like to be different.  Often, talking it out and working with someone outside of our social network can give new insight and perspective.  I work from a person-centered approach: all people bring a unique set of skills that can be emphasized and encouraged.  A team approach where clients are able to take the lead offers the most positive outcomes in counselling.  

For several years, I have spent my time working with children, teens, adults and families in a number of community settings.  For many of those years, I have spent my time studying and practicing animal assisted therapy.  While not an appropriate approach for everyone, counselling with animals can provide an alternative to traditional talk therapy.  


My qualifications include the following: Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alberta; Animal-Assisted Therapy Certification from Oakland University; and a Master’s degree in Counselling from Athabasca University.  I am a member in good standing with the Psychologists Association of Alberta and the College of Alberta Psychologists. Feel free to connect with me for more information on my professional qualification or counselling approach.  


Summit CS uses an eclectic approach to counselling.  We believe everyone is unique and brings a different foundation of experience and skills to the collaborative process at Summit. We strive to provide counselling services that fit each individual.  Summit CS integrates ideas from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Person-Centered and Mindfulness practices, to name just a few.  The goal at Summit is to find a counselling plan that works best for each individual. 

Penny

Penny, my trained therapy dog, is a 2.5-year-old terrier mix who was adopted from a community rescue agency.  Penny was originally a foster pup who won the hearts of her owners and quickly became a permanent member of the family.  Penny loves interacting with people; is a patient listener and enjoys playing with her toys in her down time.