About East Plains Counselling & Assessment
Krista Smith, M.Ed, Registered Psychologist #781
Krista completed her M. Ed. at the University of Regina. She is registered with the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists with Authorized Practice Endorsement (APE), which allows her to diagnose psychological disorders. Krista is a member of the Canadian Psychological Association and CPATH (Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health).
Before opening East Plains Counselling & Assessment in October 2016, Krista worked in Regina in a clinical private practice setting for 9 years. Prior to private practice, she worked as a family support worker with the Moose Jaw Public School Division and as a Youth Outreach Worker with the Five Hills Health Region.
Krista has a broad range of experience. She provides individual, couple, and family based intervention, treatment, diagnosis, counselling and support. She has worked with preschool aged children, school aged children, teens, adults, families and couples.
Krista has experience working with a culturally diverse population. In addition, she has recently begun working to provide individual/family counselling and support to transgender and gender diverse populations.
Krista has experience using a variety of empirically (research) based diagnostic, assessment, intervention, and treatment strategies in many areas including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, parenting, family relationships, self-harm, work/life balance, stress/burnout, life transitions (marriage, death, divorce, blended families, and adapting to life with a disability/diagnosis), child behavior difficulties, adolescent issues, ADD/ADHD, organization/time management, healthy/lifestyle/wellbeing.
Krista resides locally and is the mom to four school aged children ages 7-17, including one child with special needs.
Dale Mitchall, B.Ed., BSW, RSW, M.Ed.
Dale just completed her Masters of Educational Psychology at the University of Regina in November 2016. Previous to completing this degree, Dale was a practicing registered social worker employed with the Public School Board as a school counsellor for ten years. Following this, for the past six years, she was employed with the Women’s Health Unit at Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region as a medical social worker.
With sixteen years of counselling experience, Dale has worked with a culturally diverse population of all ages, including providing individual and family-based counselling, assessment and interventions for very young children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly.
Dale has been trained in several different modalities of counselling such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Therapy, Reality Therapy, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Mindfulness. A combination of evidence based, strength based approaches are used to help clients, depending on individual needs. Her experience includes working with clients dealing with trauma, mood disorders, grief, divorce, parenting and co-parenting issues, child and adolescent behavioral issues, relationship issues, life transition and stress, among other challenges.