About Us

Who is Ascend Psychology?

Dr. Kristy Johnson, PhD, R.Psych is a registered psychologist and the owner of Ascend Psychology Ltd. She adheres to a client-centered model of practice. As such, she believes that her clients are the experts in their own experiences and difficulties, and they have the ability to produce change in their own lives. Kristy strives to create a collaborative, trusting, and empathetic counselling relationship in order to explore the various difficulties her clients are facing. By using systemic, emotion-focused, and trauma (when appropriate) approaches to counselling, Kristy can help clients better understand themselves, their current difficulties, and their natural skills, abilities, and resilience.


Reyna Hiebert, MC, CCC is a Canadian Certified Counsellor and a professional member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). She enjoys working with children, adolescents and adults dealing with various mental health concerns, including: anxiety; mood disorders; grief and loss; self-esteem; and, relationship problems. She firmly believes that a collaborative therapeutic relationship is a vital element of effective counselling. Her empathetic and compassionate approach creates an environment in which clients can feel safe and accepted. Reyna's professional passion is advocating for mental health and decreasing the stigma associated with mental illness.

Practicum Students:

Paige Dean is a graduate Counselling Psychology student at Yorkville University and is completing her final practicum. She will be practicing under the supervision of Dr. Johnson in the areas of individual and group psychotherapy.

Paige believes in a collaborative therapeutic relationship and empowering clients upon their mental health journeys. She looks forward to helping clients with various concerns, using practices identified as beneficial to each unique individual.

Paige is passionate about working with trauma and has a volunteer background as a sexual assault crisis line worker.

Therapy with a Trainee: As part of most professional degrees in therapeutic practice, students are expected to complete a number of hours under the direct supervision of a competent supervisor. This practice allows trainees to develop their therapeutic skills, ensure their practice meets ethical standards, and demonstrate the necessary competence to begin independent practice.

Starting in May 2021, Ascend Psychology will be offering therapy sessions with trainees (directly supervised by Dr. Johnson) for a reduced hourly rate. Trainees are either completing or have completed a Master's degree in counselling psychology or a related field. For more information, please call or email us.