CULTIVATE WELLNESS

COUNSELLING AND THERAPY

Visit Us In Our New Location!

As of January 31, 2024 Cultivate Wellness will be located at 320 Gardiner Park Court – we can’t wait to see you in our new space.

Our Team

Riley Wade-Cummings, MEd
Owner

Canadian Certified Counsellor

Pronouns: She/Her 

Education: 

Master of Education in Educational Psychology (M.Ed.) | University of Regina

Bachelor of Education, Arts Education (B.Ed.) | University of Regina

Professional Memberships: 

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) | Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) #11243214 

Riley is an LGBTQIA2+ affirming, culturally-responsive counsellor with over 15 years of experience working with children and youth in a variety of roles and community settings.

For the last 10 years she has worked as a classroom arts education teacher. Most recently she completed a practicum placement at a community agency in Regina, Saskatchewan where she provided counselling services to diverse clients ranging in age from childhood through late adulthood. 

Her therapeutic approach is based on the fundamental belief that people acquire skills through lived experiences that can be used to navigate life’s challenges and can also learn new skills to help manage challenges more effectively.   

Using tools from evidence-based practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), somatic experiencing, arts- and play-based therapy, and mindfulness. Riley works collaboratively to help you discover the skills you have, grow the skills you need, and cultivate the life you want.  

In her spare time, Riley enjoys spending time with her family, going to concerts, baking, knitting, and listening to true crime podcasts.

Riley is an approved Victim Services provider.

Kristen Ewen, MACP

Canadian Certified Counsellor

Pronouns: She/Her 

Education: 

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (M.A.C.P.) | Yorkville University

Bachelor of Health Sciences (B.H.Sc.) |University of Lethbridge

Professional Memberships: 

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) | Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) #10005884

Kristen has been working in the mental health field for over 10 years in both Saskatchewan and Alberta, and has spent the last 8 years working in a clinical counselling role with a large public-facing organization. 

Kristen believes that each individuals experience is unique, and every person has the ability to make lasting change when provided the right environment and opportunity. While rooted in humanistic therapy, Kristen utilizes an integrative and holistic approach when working with clients. This means she pulls from different modalities and schools of thought to best support her clients in meeting their therapeutic goals. 

In her spare time you can find Kristen spending time with her family, trying new recipes, or relaxing at the lake! 

Camila Vargas, BSW

Registered Social Worker

Pronouns: She/Her 

Education: 

Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) | University of Regina

In Progress: Master of Arts in Expressive Arts Therapy | European Graduate School

Professional Memberships: 

Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers (SASW) | Registered Social Worker (RSW) #6776

Camila was born in Colombia and has been in Regina since she was 12 years old. She is a registered Social Worker with the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers who completed her Bachelor of Social Work in 2015. Throughout her practice, she has had the opportunity to work with children, youth, adults and seniors impacted directly or indirectly by unhealthy coping behaviours and/or other mental health concerns. Her professional background has led her to have ample experience with client-centred framework, child-caregiver relationship dynamics, trauma-informed care, strength-based, and solution-focused approaches.

As part of her professional growth, Camila provides a safe space for her clients by including the arts as a crucial part of expression. Camila is starting her journey as an Expressive Arts Practitioner as she continues to work towards her Master of Arts in Expressive Arts Therapy. Camila believes that using different art modalities such as visual arts, music, movement, play, drama, and writing allows us to express feelings, emotions and thoughts that might be difficult to describe through verbal communication. She wants to share and guide you through artistic creations that do not require artistic skills for you to take part in.

Camila can provide services in both Spanish and English

Camila is an approved Victim Services Provider

Mallery Agar, MSW

Registered Social Worker

Pronouns: She/Her 

Education: 

Master of Social Work (MSW) | Dalhousie University

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) | University of Regina

Bachelor of Human Justice (BHJ) | University of Regina

Professional Memberships: 

Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers (SASW) | Registered Social Worker (RSW) #2667

Mallery has over 13 years of experience working in community mental health with adults, families, and partners.

Her areas of specialization include domestic/interpersonal violence, mental health, anxiety, depression, grief, and loss.

Using a trauma-informed lens while incorporating an anti-oppressive, strengths-based, and narrative approach, Mallery helps clients cultivate strength and resilience. She incorporates modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and has training in EMDR. Being compassionate, understanding, and empathetic allows her to foster connection with others.

Mallery is passionate about mental wellness and healing; including mental, spiritual and emotional well-being. She recognizes that you are the expert in your own journey.

Mallery is an approved Victim Services and NIHB provider.

Marcia Shelstad, MEd

Canadian Certified Counsellor

Pronouns: She/Her 

Education: 

Master of Education in Educational Psychology (M.Ed.) | University of Regina

Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) | University of Regina

Professional Memberships: 

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) | Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) #11245582

Marcia is a Certified Counsellor who also holds a Masters of Educational Psychology/Counselling, as well as a Bachelor of Education Degree, with a specialty in Special Education. She has worked as a Middle years/Jr. high teacher for 25 years and continues to do so. Her counselling experience ranges from middle years kids to teens, as well as young adults and adults.

As a therapist, Marcia’s style is down to earth, strength-based, collaborative and non-judgmental. She adheres to empowering clients through inclusivity, through trauma-informed and culturally sensitive therapies. Her goal is to offer a warm, welcoming environment in which clients can feel safe and work towards self-compassion and resilience.

Marcia grew up in the country and has been working in the Regina area for most of her adult life. She is the mother of two grown children, who have provided her with experience with children through all stages of growth. She is very passionate about animals and continues to be involved in rescues and the welfare of all animals.

Marcia’s areas of Interest: Stress and Coping Skills, Anxiety, Depression, Self-Harm, Sexual Abuse, Grief and Loss, Trauma Recovery, Parenting Support

Areas of Practice: Trauma Informed, Strengths Based Therapy, Mindfulness, Person Centered, Solution-Focused, Mindfulness, Art Therapies, Growth Mindset, Motivational Interviewing. Marcia is also a trained therapist for diabetics.

Marcia is an approved Victim Services provider.

Accepting New Clients

Children

Ages 4 - 11

Teens

Ages 12 - 17

Adults

Ages 18 and up

Services Offered

In-Person | Virtual

Individual Counselling

Therapy for individuals of all ages, cultivating comfort and growth 

Relationship counselling

Therapy for committed partners to cultivate a more harmonious relationship 

Family counselling

Therapy for all types of family units to cultivate connection and cooperation 

Our Space

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