About Us

At the Northwest Wellness Centre, we believe that our bodies are constantly being bombarded by continuous stress of varying degrees. This stress comes in three forms: physical stress, chemical stress and mental stress. Good health is lost when we can no longer handle the various forms of stress.

Our vision is to create a multi-discipline wellness centre in Grande Prairie that targets the three forms of stress. Our clients have access to a spectrum of services that target the physical, chemical and mental forms of stress. We have a collaborative team of providers with expertise in chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, craniosacral, nutrition, psychology and family counselling.

Our health care professionals are chosen for their abilities, love for their profession, compassion for the people that they serve, and the focused goal of reducing your stresses.


Dr. Jennifer Adams-Hessel DC

Dr. Jennifer Adams-Hessel DC Dr. Jennifer Adams-Hessel DC

Dr. Jennifer Adams-Hessel DC

Dr. Jennifer Adams-Hessel is a graduate of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, Ontario. She established her practice with her husband, Dr. Brett Hessel in the towns of Fairview and Grimshaw, Alberta in 1994 and 2000 respectively. Practicing in smaller communities has allowed her to work with a wide range of patients and other health professionals to develop individualized and supportive treatments that address the underlying physical, chemical and mental stressors that attack our bodies.  As a chiropractor, Dr. Jennifer Adams-Hessel utilizes a number of different therapies in her practice such as chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, soft tissue therapy, myofascial release, lifestyle counselling and nutritional supplementation when indicated. Dr. Adams-Hessel currently lives in Grande Prairie with her husband and their son. They enjoy alpine and cross country skiing in the winter, hiking and mountain biking in the summer. Dr. Adams-Hessel believes that it is an important responsibility to be of service to her community and is honoured to share her over 25 years of experience with her patients.

Dr. Brett Hessel

Dr. Brett Hessel Dr. Brett Hessel

Dr. Brett Hessel

Dr. Brett Hessel DC graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto Ontario. Dr. Hessel has practiced with Dr. Adams-Hessel in the Peace Country since 1994. In 1998, Dr. Hessel earned his certificate in acupuncture from the Acupuncture Society of Canada (Acupuncture Canada). He has continued taking courses in Shanghai, China, Canada and the United States. As a chiropractor, Dr. Hessel enjoys combining different therapies in his practice such as chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, soft tissue therapy, exercise, and nutrition in treating his patients. Dr. Hessel’s goal is to help his patients address their physical, chemical and mental stressors in order to reduce pain and restore healthy function to the body. Dr. Hessel lived in Grande Prairie with his wife and son, and enjoys spending his free time in the outdoors hiking, mountain biking, skiing and taking photographs.

Dr. Alysha Hergott DC

Dr. Alysha Hergott DC Dr. Alysha Hergott DC

Dr. Alysha Hergott DC

Dr. Alysha Hergott grew up in Kitchener, Ontario playing basketball and living a healthy, active lifestyle with her family and friends. This led her to pursue a degree in Physical and Health Education at Queen’s University where she graduated with Honour’s in 2017. She then continued on to graduate cum laude at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto and earn her Doctor of Chiropractic. By practicing in downtown Toronto, Dr. Hergott was exposed to a variety of individuals and conditions including headaches, neck pain, low back pain, and upper and lower extremity complaints. Dr. Hergott works together with her patients to not only create an individualized, patient-centred care plan, but also to help them work towards their own goals and get them back to their most enjoyed activities. Her chiropractic care includes utilization of spinal manipulation and mobilization therapy, soft tissue therapy, patient education, and rehabilitation exercise. Dr. Hergott is currently living in Grande Prairie with her boyfriend and she enjoys hiking, reading, cooking, and walking their dog Diesel on the local trails. 

Charlene Eckstrom BSc (HEc), MA, RSW

Charlene Eckstrom BSc (HEc), MA, RSW Charlene Eckstrom BSc (HEc), MA, RSW

Charlene Eckstrom BSc (HEc), MA, RSW

Charlene Eckstrom is a child and family therapist, who was born and raised in the Grande Prairie area.  Charlene has an undergraduate degree from the University of Alberta and her Master’s Degree from San Diego State University. Additionally, Charlene is a trained play therapist. Since graduating from University, Charlene has worked predominately with children and youth. Charlene’s area of expertise includes but not restricted to trauma, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, anger, grief and loss, parent-child conflict, abuse, and general coping issues. Recognizing that the child is part of a larger unit, Charlene will also work with the parents and family in order to improve and enhance this relationship. Utilizing a variety of therapeutic approaches, Charlene works with the client in meeting their needs and goals assisting them on their journey to a fulfilled and meaningful life. Charlene also conducts “voice of the child” interviews for custody related cases. Charlene has recently obtained her Level One Internal Family Systems Training and is working toward certification from Canadian Association for Play Therapy.

Joanna Moen Registered Psychologist

Joanna Moen Registered Psychologist Joanna Moen Registered Psychologist

Joanna Moen Registered Psychologist

I am Joanna Moen, registered Psychologist and an Alberta native. After engaging in my own personal journey of healing, my thought was “if this can work for me, then it can work for others…”. After 15 years as a teacher, I embarked on further studies in psychology; and I feel honoured to do this work with my clients.

My range of therapies include CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), SFT (Solution-focussed Therapy) hypnotherapy, EMDR (deep trauma healing work) and other eclectic strategies depending on your needs and wishes.

We all have issues, concerns and challenges. If you feel you would benefit from professional assistance in finding your way to happiness and wellbeing, I encourage you to come in for a session to determine if psychotherapy is a good ‘fit’ for you.

Healing does not mean that pain and damage never existed…it simply means that they no longer need to control you…

In the words of Leonard Cohen:

“there is a crack in everything…that’s how the light gets in.”

Be well, Be safe, Be happy. Celebrate yourself and those whom you love.

 

Shannon

Shannon Shannon

Shannon

Hi, my name is Shannon Erickson. I have been working with the Northwest Wellness Centre for over seven years. I recently got married this past July to my loving husband Brian, and we have just purchased our first vehicle. I have been very busy with Special Olympics Curling for the last two years and have had the opportunity to compete in a number of Bonspiels. Last winter I competed in the Winter Games in Calgary as a curler. When I am not curling, I enjoy singing and playing the keyboard.

Sandra Roy RMT

Sandra Roy RMT Sandra Roy RMT

Sandra Roy RMT

My name is Sandra Roy and I am from New Brunswick, I grew up in Quebec City.  I am a RMT specializing in CranioSacral therapy (CST) and Lymphatic Drainage. I obtained my massage therapy License here in Grande Prairie at the Prairie Training Institute in 2005.   In 2013-2015 I went through a series of exams to become certified with both these modalities. The Schools in which I study CrainoSacral therapy are the Upledger Institute, The Academy of Lymphatic Studies, and  the Chikly Institute. I am passionate about helping people discover their own ability to heal. I have personally been receiving CST and Lymphatic Drainage for over 25 years and I attribute my good health to these therapies. Both modalities are “hands on” light-touch approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and wellness. The CST approach works with bones, muscle, fascia, nerves, lymphatic fluid to access the parasympathic nervous system that is crucial in helping the body to relax and heal.  I also work with the lymphatic system which is the first line of defence in our bodies. The lymphatic system is often compromised by the physical, chemical and mental stresses that we are exposed to on a daily basis. Restoring movement of the lymphatic fluid will help reduce swelling and restore function of the immune system. I so look forward to assisting you in your healing. For more info please go to www.iahp.com/Sandra-Roy.

Carla Eckstrom BSc (HEc), MA, RSW

Carla Eckstrom BSc (HEc), MA, RSW Carla Eckstrom BSc (HEc), MA, RSW

Carla Eckstrom BSc (HEc), MA, RSW

Carla completed her Master of Arts Education with a major in counselling from San Diego State University. Carla is also a Registered Social Worker in the Province of Alberta. Carla was born and raised in Grande Prairie and is actively involved with a variety of groups and organizations throughout the region. Carla is a Family Therapist who specializes in child and family counselling. Carla’s area of expertise includes but not restricted to trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, anger, self-esteem, parent child conflict, all areas of abuse and general coping issues. Using an integrated approach to therapy Carla will work with the client to develop a treatment plan designed to deal with their problem in a caring healthy and healing manner. Carla uses a variety of therapeutic techniques in her practice and always strives to reach the goals of the client in a manner that suits the individual. Carla has recently obtained her Level One Internal Family Systems Training and is working toward certification from Canadian Association for Play Therapy.

Eja

Eja Eja

Eja

Eja worked selflessly as a therapy dog at the Northwest Wellness Centre for many years. Sadly, Eja recently lost her battle with cancer. She will be greatly missed by the staff and all her clientele.

Amber

Amber Amber

Amber

Amber is a registered massage therapist as well as a foot reflexologist.  She has experience working with clients who have problems with frozen shoulders, tension headaches, migraine headaches and tempromandibular joint (TMJ) issues.  Amber enjoys helping clients experiencing sciatica and low back pain to feel better. Her intention is to promote wellness and reduce stress. Amber’s hobbies include biking and hikes in the forest regardless of the weather. When the sun is shining, Amber enjoys spending time by the river.

Makenzie Moreside RMT

Makenzie Moreside RMT Makenzie Moreside RMT

Makenzie Moreside RMT

Hi,my name is Makenzie! In 2016 I flew to Maui and became a certified Yoga Instructor. When I came home my inspiration for helping people grew times ten. I then left my current job to study and become a Registered Massage Therapist here in Grande Prairie. I practice with a holistic approach, an intential understanding of what your personal reason is for massage married with myofascial, swedish, deep tissue, stretching and breathing techniques. When I’m not doing Yoga or massage therapy I’m either eating with loved ones, walking my dog, breathing in the sunrise or planning a trip!

Kathy

 Kathy  Kathy

Kathy

I was born and raised in Edmonton and moved to Sexsmith in 1995 with my husband and three kids.  I have always had a passion for health care and helping others.  I enjoy spending time with my grand kids, building cities, going on adventures and having picnics.  As a family, we enjoy camping, golfing and long walks.  In my spare time, I love to crochet.

Jane

Jane Jane

Jane

Jane comes to our office with 21 years’ front desk experience in the health care field. Originally from Ontario she moved to Alberta in 2013 to be closer to family, especially her grandchildren she tells us. She enjoys working with the public and assisting them as best she can. Her love of the outdoors includes hiking, biking, skiing and walking her dog.

Tracy Hudson

Tracy Hudson Tracy Hudson

Tracy Hudson

Hi, my name is Tracy, and I was born and raised in Grande Prairie.  My journey has led me to my talent as a Red Seal, Journeyman Stylist.  My specialization is in both barbering and women’s cuts; as well, I enjoy colouring and creating a style that is best suited to my clients needs.

I spent 15 years pursuing accounting, and I also have a Business Diploma.  Five years ago I made leap to chase my love for being creative and making a difference in people’s lives through beauty.  I am excited to be combining all of my skills, along with providing the upmost customer service experiences within a professional, friendly and laid back atmosphere.

I enjoy being active and crafty and I’m always pursuing my love for learning.

I look forward to meeting you soon.