Maritime Psychology Clinic brings together a group of licensed psychologists. It is our belief that bringing together psychologists with expertise in a variety of areas will enrich our practice and benefit our clients. All psychologists are licensed or registered with the College of Psychologists of New Brunswick and are committed to providing the highest calibre of care to our clients at all times.
Cindy Parlee – M.Sc., L. Psych.
Cindy Parlee is an adult and couples psychologist who graduated from Memorial University with a Master of Science degree in clinical psychology. Her background includes extensive experience and training in individual and group therapy. Her individual therapy specializations include anxiety, depression, grief, trauma resolution, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
As a couples’ psychologist, Ms. Parlee addresses couples issues which include conflict management, separation and divorce, managing the aftermath of extramarital affairs, and addressing communication difficulties. Ms. Parlee has also developed wellness seminars and workshops which focus on cognitive behavioural approaches to balanced living. She has been active in various agencies and community groups that work to improve services for child sexual abuse victims, for victims of spousal abuse, and for employees that have experienced traumatic and stressful events in the workplace.
Dr. Ken Ekstrand – Ph.D., L. Psych
Dr. Ken Ekstrand graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Ph.D. in child and adolescent clinical psychology. He began his career in 1987 as a psychologist in public mental health in Ontario, working with a broad range of childhood disorders. In Montreal, between 1991 and 1997, he worked in private practice as a psychologist, with families and individuals, treating depression, anxiety, and disruptive disorders. During this time, he was also the Head Coach for two championship swim teams, developing an extended practice in sports psychology.
Continuing in Montreal, between 1997 and 2006, he provided therapy, as well as recreational therapy, with an Adolescent and Adult Drug and Rehabilitation Center, and various School Boards. This extensive experience enabled Dr. Ekstrand to develop an expertise in treating substance abusing clients. In Moncton, between 2006 and 2010, he was first a psychologist, and then the Program Manager, for the Addiction and Community Mental Health Services, for the Horizon Health Network. As an advocate for quality addiction and mental health services, he implemented many innovations in service delivery with staff, as well as numerous presentations for parents, and other interested groups. Dr. Ekstrand joined our clinical team, in full time private practice in June 2010. Dr. Ekstrand provides services in a broad range of areas, as well as specializations in substance abusing clients, and sports psychology.
Dr. Melissa Burgess Moser – Ph.D., L. Psych.
Dr. Burgess Moser has over 12 years of clinical experience in the psychological assessment and treatment of adults. She works with adults affected by various mental health conditions, including, but not limited to, depression, generalized and social anxiety, panic, sleep disorders, and post-traumatic stress. She also takes a special interest in helping individuals process unresolved grief due to family of origin issues. Her areas of specialization include the treatment of eating disorders within an adult population and treating adult survivors of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. She has extensive research and clinical training in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy and continues to build on these experiences by working with couples suffering from relationship distress.
Between 2004 and 2009, Dr. Burgess Moser engaged in clinical training at the University of Ottawa. In 2009, she returned home to the Maritime Provinces to complete a year-long internship at the Capital District Health Authority in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. During this internship, she provided psychological assessment and treatment to patients within community mental health settings and also to those enrolled in an intensive outpatient program for eating disorders. In 2012, Dr. Burgess Moser obtained her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Ottawa and began working in private practice at Emmrys, Dawe, Parlee Group in Moncton, New Brunswick. In 2017, Emmrys Dawe Parlee Group became Maritime Psychology Clinic and she continues to enjoy working with her colleagues at this practice.
Dr. Burgess Moser’s clinical approach is strongly rooted in attachment theory. This orientation gives her an understanding of clients’ emotional needs and distress, and their difficulty soothing this pain alone and within their closest relationships. She integrates this understanding with psychodynamic, emotion-focused, and cognitive behavioural therapies to help clients move toward their therapeutic goals. She also uses techniques from mindfulness-based stress reduction, acceptance and commitment therapy, motivational interviewing, and dialectical behavioral therapy.
Dr. Burgess Moser’s academic research in psychotherapy guides her assessment of how her clients progress through therapy. She also engages in several forms of continuous professional development including, but not limited to, regular consultations with other eating disorder professionals and peer support groups to enhance the use of Emotionally Focused Therapy with an eating disorder population.
Dr. Burgess Moser is currently in full-time private practice with adults and couples in Moncton and students at Mount Alison University. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology at Mount Allison University, where she teaches an in-depth seminar on attachment theory to undergraduate students.
Erika MacGregor Keenan – M.A.Ps., L. Psych.
Erika MacGregor Keenan graduated with a Master’s degree in Psychology from the Université de Moncton. She worked at the Moncton Community Addiction & Mental Health Center for 20 years, where she provided psychological assessments, consultation services, crisis intervention, as well as individual, group, and family therapy to children and adolescents presenting with a wide range of disorders such as anxiety, mood, attachment, behavioral/disruptive, and developmental/autism spectrum. She also helped family members work through codependency issues related to one of their own struggling with an addiction problem.
Between 2010 and 2013, she was a consulting psychologist and shared coordinator responsibilities on the Moncton Regional Youth Treatment Program (YTP) team. She had also been involved in treating and collaboratively team working with numerous professionals from various government departments and community based agencies with regards to formal Regional and Provincial Complex Cases.
Mrs. MacGregor Keenan joined the clinical team at Maritime Psychology Clinic in late fall 2013. She offers assessment, therapy, and consultation services primarily to children and adolescents who present with anxiety, mood, attachment, grief, behavioral/disruptive, adjustment, learning, and developmental/autism spectrum related issues and difficulties. She also offers assistance with regards to parenting issues, as well as therapeutic services to children and adolescents who struggle with addiction and/or codependency issues.
Mrs. MacGregor Keenan provides services in both French and English.
Wendy LeBlanc, M.A.Ps., L. Psych.
Wendy LeBlanc is a licensed Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of New Brunswick. She graduated from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology, where she attained a Master’s Degree in Psychology in 2001. Wendy has over 18 years of experience in the mental health field.
Her clinical background includes specializing in Child Psychology, while also working with adolescents, adults and families. Wendy has extensive experience in the area of sexual abuse treatment and assessments, where she provides training and supervision, as well as conducting Individual and Group Therapy.
Mrs. LeBlanc has been deemed an expert in the field of sexual abuse, childhood treatment, as well as separation and divorce treatment within the Court of Queen’s Bench. Along with this specialization, Wendy also has exclusive experience and training in forensic evaluations, play therapy, treatment of childhood and generalized trauma, as well as treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Mrs. LeBlanc also provides treatment and assessment services to children, adolescents, and adults who present with anxiety, depression, self-injurious behaviours, grief, behavioral/disruptive difficulties and attachment concerns, as well as adjustment disorders. Mrs. LeBlanc also provides parental support and assistance in regard to parenting issues in order to strengthen parenting capabilities.
Mrs. LeBlanc's clinical approach is strongly focused on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). This treatment is a goal-oriented therapy that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. Wendy integrates this approach with motivational interviewing, along with emotion-focused, psychodynamic and mindfulness-based therapies.
Wendy joined our psychological team in 2013, where she continues to treat behavioral and emotional disorders, at-risk adolescents, victims of violence/crime, as well as children and families affected by separation and divorce. Wendy LeBlanc is also skilled and proficient in conducting Voice of the Child Assessments, and court-ordered family and individual therapy.
Jessie Fortin – M.A.Ps., L. Psych.
Jessie Fortin graduated from the Université de Moncton in 2012 with a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology. In her private practice, Mrs. Fortin provides therapy and assessments services to children and adolescents suffering from various issues (e.g. anxiety disorders, ADHD, mood disturbances, self-harm, disruptive behaviours). She also works with the parents to help them strengthen their parenting competencies. Mrs. Fortin also offers therapy to adults dealing with issues such as, but not limited to: anxiety, mood related disorders, personality disorders, etc.
Having completed an internship with the Correctional Services of Canada in 2011, Mrs. Fortin is also currently employed as a clinical psychologist with CSC where she provides assessment and treatment services to mentally ill offenders admitted to a forensic treatment centre within the federal prison system.
As part of her private practice, Mrs. Fortin has also been working with post-secondary students at the Mount Allison University. Here she offered treatments to students dealing with issues such as, but not limited to: anxiety, mood-related disorders, adjustment disorders, grief, obsessive-compulsive disorders, self-harm, and personality disorders.
Mrs. Fortin provides services in both French and English.
Tanya Monger – M.A.Ps., L. Psych.
Tanya Monger graduated from University of Moncton in 2010 with a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology. She has since worked for the Mental Health Commission of Canada, working with homeless individuals presenting with diverse mental health disorders, as well as at the NB Center of Excellence, where she provided assessment services for children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Mrs. Monger also worked at the Dr. George-L-Dumont University Hospital Centre where she provided psychological services from hospital departments such as geriatric, oncology, bariatric and family planning under the scope of health psychology.
Mrs. Monger’s clinical orientation is inspired by an eclectic approach that uses a combination of psychotherapeutic techniques in order to meet the client’s needs. Research-based intervention and the best practices in psychology are her primary focus. Her therapeutic approaches include, among others, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness based and Schema-Focused Cognitive Therapy (which integrates cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, attachment theories and psychoanalytic therapies).
Mrs. Monger concentrates her practice on individual therapy with adults and in the assessment of adults and children. She offers treatment to adults dealing with issues such as, but not limited to: stress management, grief, relationship problems, adjustment disorders, and traumas. Most importantly, she continues to specialize in the following areas:
Mrs. Monger offers services in both French and English.
Dr. Julie Villers – Ph.D., L. Psych.
Dr. Villers graduated from the Université de Moncton in 2014 with a PhD in Clinical Psychology. While she was a Resident in Psychology and working towards her PhD, she began a supervised practice focusing on eating disorders. This has become one of Dr. Villers’ areas of specialization and she has continued to provide ongoing services to families in this field for the last 10+ years.
In 2009 Dr. Villers moved to Fredericton and began working at the Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation (SCCR) on the pediatric team with children who have neurological disorders and brain injuries. She continues to work part-time at SCCR where she conducts neuropsychological assessments; helps children cope with acute and chronic pain; supports families in their grief and adjustment to disability; and connects families with local psychological resources. Dr. Villers has also been a part of the SCCR feeding team where she assists and guides children and their families with feeding disorders and difficulties related to eating/feeding.
Dr. Villers moved back to Moncton in June 2017 and joined the Maritime Psychology Clinic where she currently offers services in both French and English to children, adolescents and adults who suffer from eating disorders, feeding difficulties and struggles around weight and body image. Dr. Villers also works with adults who suffer from anxiety disorders as well as personality disorders. Finally, mental health struggles related to infertility as well as postpartum depression and anxiety are areas of interest and of current professional development.