We are Erin McLeod and Tiffany Olson and we are clinical social workers registered with the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers. We share the same vision and beliefs that all people can make positive change for themselves and can achieve holistic wellness in their lives through counselling. We guide our practice on compassion, respect; and confidentiality, and we believe it is an honour to be a part of each individual's life journey.
Each of us brings years of experience and a wealth of knowledge to our practice. Our journey started five years ago over a cup of coffee. We discussed our career goals and made a plan to work towards becoming entrepreneurs and creating the kind of practice that supported our desire to serve clients based on our values and ethics, in an environment carefully crafted to support the therapeutic process. Thus the plan for Turquoise Tree was born.
Fast forward five years and we have been in business since the summer of 2015 and now have offices in Melfort and Prince Albert. We offer support services to northern communities, speak at events, and offer workshops and seminars.
We are passionate about counselling and always honoured to share in this life journey with our clients. We also celebrate this professional journey with each other. Our work is emotionally challenging and laughter is our self-care, as well as our connection with clients. We dive deep into the darkness with our clients, but we can share laughter with them too. The healing power of laughter should never be underestimated.
In the spring of 2018 we welcomed Elaine Billay to our practice. Elaine has over 30 years of experience and worked with the Health Region Mental Health Outpatient unit for the majority of that time. She joins our office on a part-time basis, focusing her practice on working with children, youth, and young adults.