About Us

Ann Marie Dewhurst, PhD,
Registered Psychologist
(Pronouns: She/her)

Ann Marie has been registered in Alberta since 1994 and has two areas of practice: Clinical/Counselling and Forensic Psychology. As a counsellor, she provides therapeutic and assessment services to adults interested in making changes in their life, cope with depression, anxiety, and stress, or to heal from trauma. As a forensic psychologist, Ann Marie specializes in working with people who have been victims or perpetrators (or both) of domestic violence and/or sexual abuse. Ann Marie also provides clinical supervision and training to provisionally registering psychologists and community-based non-profit organizations. She is a published author and has presented her research at local, national and international conferences.

During the current COVID-19 Pandemic, Ann Marie is working primarily through Teletherapy using secure online video. The College of Alberta Psychologists has encouraged psychologists to support the work of Alberta Health Services by working at a distance. We are part of a community response to keep each other safe and healthy. Ann Marie will work with some clients in person, but this decision is made on a case-by-case basis.

Dale Dewhurst, JD, LLM
(Pronouns: He/him)

This portion of our site is currently under development. Please check back soon.

Norma Stobart
(Pronouns: She/her)

Norma is the office manager at Valerian Consulting. She organizes us and makes sure things run smoothly. Norma is able to book appointments for Ann Marie and can answer general questions about connecting with Ann Marie. She is also responsible for managing the invoicing and billing side of our work. Norma is also our resident green thumb, keeping our flowers blooming.

Karen M. Nielsen, PhD (Ed), Registered Clinical Social Worker
(Pronouns: She/her)

Karen retired from her practice in the spring of 2020 after decades of supporting people heal from trauma and abuse. Messages left on this website will be forwarded to her.

We are located in Strathearn, a quiet residential area close to downtown and Bonnie Doon Shopping Mall. Free parking is available.


Valerian Consulting respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treat 6 territory, traditional home of First Nations and Metis peoples.

9412 91 Street, Edmonton, AB T6C 3P4
Ph: 780-485-5119  |  Fax: 780-485-5191

Monday to Thursday 10 am to 6 pm
(last appointment at 5pm)