Karlee Fellner, PhD

Registered Provisional Psychologist
Founder & CEO, maskihkiy wellness

Associate Professor, Counselling Psychology Indigenous Education, University of Calgary

tans’i! čaŋté hówašte wíŋyaŋ pwâtimowin nitisiyihkason. miyotehiskwew nitisiyihkason. Karlee Fellner mônîyâw wihowin. niya neyihaw niya otipemisiwiskwew. oki! nitanikkoo katoyiis akii.

how are you! my names are Good Hearted Woman and Sweet Pine Woman. I am Cree/Métis and a citizen of the Métis Nation of Alberta. I grew up in central Alberta, about 45 minutes west of where nohkom Elizabeth Jane Pruden's scrip land was issued.

my work focuses on community and organizational development, incorporating holistic contemporary and traditional Indigenous approaches in supporting individual, family, and community wellness. I do individual, group, community, and organizational consultations, as well as workshops and trainings. my western educational background is in counselling psychology. I obtained my master's degree at the University of Alberta, and my doctorate that the University of British Columbia. in addition to my western training, I am trained in Indigenous Focusing-Oriented Therapy and am a helper and participant in various ceremonies and cultural activities. my understandings of traditional approaches to wellness have come through my learning with my kihtehayak (Elders) and mentors, and my experiences as a ceremonial person. I also have training as an iyiniw (Indigenous) birthworker, and am a visual artist, jingle dress dancer, singer and drummer, and learner of traditional plant and foods for wellness.

I believe each person, each family, each community, has the medicine they need to live a good life. I see my role as facilitating (re)connection with that medicine

questions? contact me at:

maskihkiywellness@gmail.com

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