Meet the Team

Karina McGregor

Registered Psychologist, Owner

My name is Karina! I am a Registered Psychologist and the Owner of Choice Point Psychological Services. I am passionate about mental health and I have been in the helping professions field for over 11 years. During this time, I have worked with many diverse adults, youth, and families in a variety of settings ranging from non-profit organizations, community health care, and private practice. The common theme I observed across all the professional roles I have had is that people are inherently resilient. I have had the pleasure of witnessing people from all walks of life persevering despite some of what seemed to be the most insurmountable conditions. I am constantly amazed by the strength of people and bearing witness to inner strength gives me life in this field!

​In my personal life, you can expect to see me in the stands at my sons’ hockey practices or going for long walks in my community with my husband, boys and loyal pup. I am a homebody at heart, but I like to try new things and have some laughs with my select few. I like to find the light side to things and sarcasm is my thing. I look forward to getting to know one another and I welcome a free live or phone consultation to see if I am right for your journey!

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • A Trauma, PTSD, Complex PTSD, Dissociative-spectrum conditions
  • A Anxiety (General, Perfectionism tendencies, High Performers, etc.)
  • A Depression
  • A Emotional regulation difficulties (anger management, mood swings, etc.)
  • A Burnout, Stress, & Life transitions
  • A Workplace injury

QUALIFICATIONS & TRAININGS:

  • A Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from Athabasca University
  • A Registered Psychologist
  • A EMDR Basic Training (75 hours of course work, 10 supervision hours)
  • A Easy Ego State Intervention Training for EMDR Clinicians – Robin Shapiro
  • A Acceptance and Commitment Therapy basic training – John & Jamie Forsyth
  • A Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for the treatment of trauma – Russ Harris
  • A Adapting the EMDR protocol for First Nations, Metis, Inuit, Non-Status Indigenous populations – Shelly Pompana
  • A Treating Complex PTSD training – Dr. Eric Gentry
  • A Currently working towards Internal Family Systems (IFS) Circle of Support (IFS informed therapy training) – IFS Institute
  • A Near completion of EMDR certification (20 hours of supervision) through EMDR Canada/EMDRIA

Alina Rokhman

Registered Psychologist

Accepting New Clients

My name is Alina! I am a Registered Psychologist here at Choice Point with 12+ years of experience in the social services field. I have previously worked in non-profit organizations, primary health care, and private practice. This experience has fostered my ability to connect with all humans that walk through my door, no matter how heavy their challenges. I will hold space for you, no matter what. I have a special interest in working with youth and emerging adult populations who are looking for a safe, modern, and “non-traditional” therapist who promises to always keep it real!

I pride myself on bringing authentic, genuine, and compassionate care to my clients. I promote a safe and non-judgmental space for healing and self-exploration. I tailor my approach to each client’s unique and individual needs.

Outside of work, I enjoy group fitness, yoga, meditation, spending time with family and friends, traveling, and reading. I also have recently become a parent to a beautiful baby girl who keeps me on my toes! I look forward to meeting you and helping to guide you on your journey.

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • A Anxiety (General, Perfectionism tendencies, High Performers, etc.)
  • A Depression
  • A Domestic abuse and family conflict
  • A Emotional regulation difficulties (anger management, mood swings, etc.)
  • A Grief
  • A High risk behaviours (self-harm, substance use, etc.)
  • A Relationship and peer difficulties
  • A Stress and life transitions

QUALIFICATIONS & TRAININGS

  • A Master’s in Counselling Psychology from Athabasca University
  • A Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists
  • A Member of the Psychological Association of Alberta
  • A Comprehensive training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy from Masters trainers Steve Hayes Ph.D., Kelly Wilson Ph.D., and Robyn Walser PhD.
  • A Specialized training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for healing trauma
  • A Pursuing EMDR basic training in 2022

To learn more about me, connect with me on Instagram!

Dr. Pinar Caglayan

Registered Provisional Psychologist

Accepting New Clients

My name is Pinar. I am a registered Provisional Psychologist and I hold a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. I am currently offering my psychological services with Choice Point. I have provided psychotherapy for 10 years in different settings including non-profit organizations, a University psychological clinic, and private practice.

My primary therapeutic approach is cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) but I also integrate other therapeutic models including prolonged exposure therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness. I tailor your treatment plan to your unique needs. I provide one on one treatment for adults and adolescents and my priority has always been to build a strong therapeutic relationship. I believe trust is important for us to build in order to go through the exploration process about your difficulties, as well as your strengths. I seek to understand your worldview and your values from a non-judgmental stance. For me, our collaboration and trust are the crucial part of finding your inner self and your needs. I am also able to provide psychotherapy in the Turkish language. During my graduate training, I focused my research on post-traumatic growth among motor-vehicle accident survivors.

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • A Anxiety
  • A Depression
  • A PTSD and trauma (sexual assault trauma, motor vehicle accident trauma, childhood trauma)
  • A Relationship Difficulties
  • A Life transitions following immigration to Canada
  • A Parenting stress
  • A Anger management

QUALIFICATIONS & TRAININGS

  • A PhD in Clinical Psychology
  • A Wrote my PhD Thesis on Post-Traumatic Growth Among Motor Vehicle Accident Survivors
  • A Registered Provisional Psychologist
  • A Member of the Psychological Association of Alberta
  • A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy basic training (100 hours of coursework)
  • A Cognitive Behavioural Group Supervision, including group therapy training (500+ hours)
  • A Owned my own psychotherapy practice in Turkey
  • A Prolonged Exposure Therapy training (32 hours of coursework
  • A Interest in Internal Family Systems (IFS) training and receiving IFS-informed Provisional supervision

Click below to see two of my academic publications.