Meet Our Trauma Therapy Counselling Team

Kristin Coyne, Ph.D., RSW, is the Clinical Manager for the Clinical Counselling Services at Encompass Support Services Society. Kristin has been providing therapy for over ten years, and has been working in the human services fields for nearly 20 years. She has worked in a variety of settings, including community-based, non-profit organizations, hospitals, forensic settings, university settings, and in private practice. She specializes in working with children, youth and adults who have experienced trauma or who may want support in managing mental health concerns.

Kristin has a graduate certificate in Complex Trauma and Child Sexual Abuse, and has completed basic training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and in Theraplay. Kristin is also a Registered Play Therapy – Supervisor with the Association for Play Therapy. She draws from a variety of approaches, including expressive therapies, somatic therapies, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and when working with children utilizes an integrative play therapy approach.


Jesslyn Morrison, MSW, is a Clinical Counsellor who holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of British Columbia. She has had the privilege of working alongside children, adolescents and families in the human services field for over 10 years. She draws from a variety of therapeutic approaches including Person Centered Therapy, Expressive Therapies, Somatic Therapies, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy; and when working with children utilizes an integrative play therapy approach.

Semhar Ghedela, MAMFT, CCC, is a Canadian Certified Counsellor who works on the Access for Integrated Mental Health team at Encompass. She has been working in the social services field for over a decade with at-risk youth, immigrant/refugee youth and their families, adults with developmental disabilities, and adults facing substance abuse and homelessness. Semhar uses a warm and relational approach to help clients make better sense of who they are, where they’ve been and where they would like to go. She employs a Person-Centered approach and draws from Emotion-Focused Therapy, Attachment Theory, Somatic Therapies, and Compassion-Focused Therapy. She believes that each client is capable of possessing and embodying compassion, courage, authenticity, and meaning in their lives.