Lynne Kostiuk, PhD
Founder, Co-Owner & Director of Aspirations Counselling & Training
As an owner and founder of Aspirations Inc., Lynne is committed to business practices that consider clients’ therapeutic needs from the point of contact. She has created an accessible on-line web-site resource for clients and potential clients. Information about our professional team, our specialty services for individuals and couples, recommended reading resources, as well as additional wellness companies we have connected to that provide complimentary services are all provided and geared towards supporting the growth, wholeness and wellness of our clients. Lynne believes that information is a powerful tool that can empower clients to make informed decisions about how to build a satisfactory life by choosing services or service providers that best fit their needs.
Lynne is also responsible for creating various contracts to support employees and their families with local, provincial, and federal businesses. She supports her team in organizing events and creating opportunities to build awareness in the community of various psychological issues and the services offered at Aspirations Inc.
Her passion for supporting growth is seen in her lead Supervisory Role with the internal Counselling Training Program that she developed and ran since 2009. This program supports the clinical growth of 2-4 Psychologists per year. Lynne is honored to journey with these professionals in her field and believes this training program brings great value to her continuing practice as well as to the clients of Aspirations.
In her clinical practice, Lynne considers individual, couple and family issues from a holistic viewpoint. Her non-judgmental approach creates safety within the therapeutic relationship, which enables clients to embark upon a personal journey towards wellness. Lynne is especially interested in facilitating personal growth for children/adolescents, couples and individuals. Her special interests include development of self, emotional distress, trauma, bereavement/loss, pre & post-pregnancy adjustment and relationship dynamics. She has had specialized training in hypnotherapy & hypno-birthing, mindfulness and body oriented therapies, play and sandplay therapy as well as Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and CPT (Cognitive Processing Therapy) for the Treatment of Trauma.
Ian S. Cowie
Creative Designer & Maintenance Technician
Co-Owner & Director
Jasmine Basaraba, MA
Jasmine has her Masters degree in Psychology with a specialization in Counselling, and will become a Registered Provisional Psychologist in spring 2018. Jasmine has a special interest in working with tweens/teens in individual counseling and facilitates a tween group for girls called Being Tween.
Jasmine works with individual adults, children, and couples using a unique combination of modalities as they pertain to the nature of the client’s needs so that she can serve all her clients in the best way possible. Her Client-Centered and Humanistic approach to therapy offers a safe, comfortable, and supportive place for her clients to maximize the benefits of therapy. Her passion for psychology is rooted in the belief that everyone has the power to change their own circumstances and perspectives on life, and that power comes from within.
Jasmine is an excellent resource of growth and healing for those going through various life circumstances, including life transitions, work-life balance, self-esteem, interpersonal issues, stress, bereavement, anger, anxiety, symptoms of depression, suicidal ideation, phobias, and boundary issues.
Jasmine welcomes clients from all religious, cultural, and LGBTQIA+ communities. She offers a sliding scale for those in need. Evening and weekend appointments available.
Shahinoor Meghji, BA
Shahinoor is in her final year of her Master of Counselling degree, and is passionate about working with children, youth, individuals and families. Shahinoor believes in inclusivity, collaboration, resourcing and strength building with her clients.
Shahinoor’s approach is one that is client-centered, integrative and holistic. She works with her clients from a place of compassion and nonjudgment offering a safe space for personal healing and growth, to promote healthy relationships with one’s self and in relationships with others.
She draws upon several theoretical approaches with her primary therapeutic modalities including Narrative therapy, Mindfulness-based therapies, Motivational interviewing, Theraplay, and Emotionally-focused therapy.
Shahinoor holds a special interest in Mindfulness-based therapies including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness Self-Compassion (MSC) and mindfulness-based parenting and children’s programs. She continues to engage in further trainings that support her to expand her knowledge and practice towards these modalities of treatment.
Areas of focus include: stress management, anxiety, depression, parenting and parent education, relationship and couples counselling, grief and loss, career counselling/development, and work-life balance.
Shahinoor is passionate about working alongside her clients in their journey while contributing a positive difference in peoples’ lives. She values inclusivity and empowerment, supporting growth, wholeness and wellness with her clients.
Luke Tougas, MC
Provisional Registered Psychologist
Luke has obtained a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from University of Athabasca. He is currently working towards licensure as a Registered Psychologist with Aspirations Inc. His therapeutic goal is to build a relationship of trust and respect with his clients. Luke believes that this critical step occurs by providing a comfortable atmosphere, remaining empathic and demonstrating positive regard towards his clients. With these keys factors in place he determines his clients’ needs and works collaboratively in setting goals and fostering positive outcomes.
Luke has experience working with at-risk youth, addictions, suicide ideations and self-harming behavior, as well as working with families and groups. He is passionate about supporting those afflicted with addictions and suicidal tendencies regardless of age.