About Us

Who is Ascend Psychology?

*Not currently accepting new clients

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. 

Jennifer Epp, MPS, CCC is a Canadian Certified Counsellor and a professional member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). Her passion is working with adolescents and adults. She has years of experience supporting individuals in various economic circumstances and with wide-ranging abilities.


Jennifer’s empathy and warmth help to create a safe, nonjudgmental space where clients can feel secure throughout their healing journey. She is avid about helping individuals find meaning and purpose in their lives and believes that everyone can heal and live well through deeper connection with themselves and others. Her approach is collaborative and includes person-centered, strength-based, and emotionally focused therapeutic approaches. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching movies, reading, and active activities including hiking and walking her dog.

Counselling Trainee: 

At this time, Ascend Psychology is accepting clients to work with our trainee starting September 2023. Please contact reception@ascendpsychology.ca if you are interested in working with our practicum student. 

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 September 2023, 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 email us.