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About Zone Psychology

Finding a treatment that works for a mental condition is not always easy. Pharmaceutical treatments might work for some individuals, but may not be perfectly suited for you or your family.

Welcome to Zone Psychology - Your Edmonton based psychologists.

We are dedicated to finding the right treatment for you.

Living with a mental condition can be difficult, frustrating and exhausting for you and your family. School can be a headache, work can be difficult, and relationships can be strained to the point of breaking.

Finding a treatment that works for mental conditions like depression, anxiety disorder or attention deficit disorder is not always easy. There are many types of therapies to choose from. Some work well for others, but may not be quite right for you. What makes us different is that we utilize a combination of comprehensive assessment procedures and innovative treatment techniques including Biofeedback & Neurofeedback, Audio-Visual Entrainment Therapy, Cognitive-Perceptual Training and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. All of these approaches are completely drug-free, non-invasive and backed by years of scientific research. 

For more information, please visit our services – and always feel free to contact us.

Meet John Stevenson, M.A., M.A.C.P
Registered Psychologist
Owner/Director of Zone Performance Psychology

John Stevenson is a Registered Psychologist who started offering Biofeedback & Neurofeedback Therapy in 2010 as an alternate treatment for patients who were not responding to traditional therapies.

These therapies are non-invasive, non-addictive and medication free methods for teaching the brain to function in a more balanced and healthy way.

John and his team have helped hundreds of children and adults improve their anxiety, depression and ADHD conditions to allow them to fully participate in sports, school and have an active, rich life.

They are dedicated to providing comprehensive treatment strategies to groups and individuals actively seeking to maximize their mental health and regain function.

In addition to Neurofeedback therapy, John utilizes Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Breathwork with his Clinical and Peak Performance clients to optimize their health and well-being.

John has also worked as a Mental Performance Consultant, Sports Psychologist and Executive Coach for the past 15 years. Learn more about those services at Zone Performance

In John’s personal life, he has rekindled his passion for being in the Outdoors and his love for camping and hiking in the mountains with his family. John is an avid participant in the Wim Hof Method and is exhilarated to do breathwork, meditation, and cold exposure training with his family in the beautiful lakes, rivers and streams across the mountain terrain of Alberta and British Columbia.
When not working with Elite athletes and Executives, John really enjoys spending time with his partner and their girls taking long walks with the dogs in the mornings and evenings no matter whatever our Alberta weather presents that day!

Zone Psychology - John Stevenson is a Registered Psychologist who started offering Biofeedback & Neurofeedback Therapy in 2010 as an alternate treatment for patients who were not responding to traditional therapies.
John Stevenson, Registered Psychologist
Zone Psychology - Alora is a Provisional Psychologist who obtained her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University.
Alora Kyllo, Provisonal Psychologist

Meet Alora Kyllo,
Provisional Psychologist

Alora is a Provisional Psychologist who obtained her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. Originally from Medicine Hat, she moved to Edmonton to attend the University of Alberta where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. During her undergraduate degree she did volunteer work with the Schizophrenia Society where she facilitated a music program and the John Howard Society, a youth extrajudicial sanctions program. 
 
Alora completed her Master’s level Practicum at Zone Psychology and became fascinated by the work they do and loved the team oriented environment. She is thrilled to join the team and continue her journey with Zone Psychology.
 
When Alora isn’t busy studying or working, she and her boyfriend enjoy cooking, going for walks, throwing the football around in the park, and making plans for their dream home (which includes a big backyard for all their future doggos). She has also been teaching him how to play the piano which has been very entertaining! That being said, she also likes to curl up with a good book or a scary movie and enjoy some down-time and self-care too!

Meet Ashley E. Pedde,
MC Intern

Ashley E. Pedde is a Master of Counselling Psychology internship student with the City University of Seattle in Edmonton. She is working towards becoming a registered psychologist in Alberta and is a proud new parent.

Her passion lies in helping others build balanced healthy strategies. Her approach incorporates how the mind, body, and soul interact and influence a person’s sense of well-being. She has helped individuals let go of struggling with thoughts, feelings, and circumstances when doing so gets in the way of building a meaningful life.

Additionally, she has completed an Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Immersion course (with Steven Hayes), 200 hr Yoga & Meditation teacher training course, and volunteered at the CMHA Edmonton distress line for two years.

She would be honoured to walk alongside you in your journey.  

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Ashley E. Pedde, MC Intern
Zone Psychology - Steven is a graduate from the University of Alberta where he obtained a Bachelors of Science, with a double major in Psychology and Biological Sciences.
Steven Zwicker, Cognitive-Perceptual Specialist

Meet Steven Zwicker,
Cognitive-Perceptual Specialist

Steven is a graduate from the University of Alberta where he obtained a Bachelors of Science, with a double major in Psychology and Biological Sciences. While completing his degree, Steven had the opportunity to complete a 16-month internship with Zone Performance under John Stevenson’s mentorship. During this time he learned and practiced using cutting edge technologies such as Biofeedback, Neurofeedback, and Cognitive-Perceptual Training with a wide variety of clientele. 
 
After completing his degree, Steven came back on full time and currently runs our Cognitive-Perceptual program, where he works with both children and adults struggling with Autism, ADHD, Concussions, and Memory related disorders. His future plans include completing a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology, where he one day hopes to help individuals struggling with Anxiety and PTSD related disorders.
 
Steven’s free time is often spent taking his dogs on adventures, heading to the mountains to either snowboard or go hiking, or is spent in the gym trying to lift as much weight as humanly possible.

Meet Thomas Benowicz,
Neurofeedback Technician

Thomas Benowicz, a Mental Health Trainer at Zone Performance Psychology, is a student at the University of Alberta, working towards a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Psychology. After completing a 12-month internship placement at Zone Performance Psychology under the supervision of John Stevenson, Thomas stayed on to continue working with clients on both the clinical and peak performance sides of the practice. Over the course of his internship, Thomas worked with clients living with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), anxiety and depressive disorders, and traumatic brain injuries.

Thomas works primarily with athletes and peak performance clients in the Cognitive-Perceptual Training Centre at Zone Performance. He employs his training in neurofeedback, biofeedback, and cognitive-perceptual technologies to help clients work towards their goals.

Thomas’s past research at the University of Alberta has examined the use of mindfulness meditation to alleviate presentation anxiety in university students. He is currently studying avian cognition and communication systems as part of his thesis. In his free time, Thomas enjoys skiing, travelling, weightlifting, and golfing. In the future, Thomas hopes to attend graduate school in Counselling Psychology and become a Registered Psychologist.

Zone Psychology - Thomas Benowicz is a fourth year student at the University of Alberta, working towards a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology (Honors Program).
Thomas Benowicz, Neurofeedback Technician
Emily Young
Emily Young, Neurofeedback Technician

Meet Emily Young,
Neurofeedback Technician

Emily Young is one of our neurofeedback technicians. She is currently in her fourth year of her Bachelor of Arts degree in Honors Psychology at the University of Alberta. Emily is currently completing a 12-month internship placement at Zone Psychology with a focus on the mental health and clinical side of the practice. Emily works primarily with neurofeedback clients struggling with issues such as ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, ODD, and OCD. 

Emily will be returning to school in September 2021 to complete her degree. Her ongoing undergraduate thesis examines communication modalities in elderly populations and she previously did some research comparing levels of loneliness between Generation X and Generation Z. Once she finishes her undergraduate degree Emily hopes to pursue a Master’s degree in occupational therapy.

When she is not busy working on a project for work or school you can find Emily curled up with a cup of tea and a good book, trying out a new recipe, or exploring the outdoors!

Meet Mikhayla Almeida,
Neurofeedback Technician

Mikhayla is a graduate from the University of Alberta where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts with a major in Psychology and minor in Sociology. Mikhayla’s undergraduate research primarily focused on the error-related negativity (or ERN) brain signal measured with a 64-electrode EEG cap, with particular interest on those with high levels of anxiety. 
 
Mikhayla’s passion lies in the mind-body-spirit connection. After completing her studies at the University, she wanted to learn more about the gut-brain interaction, and decided to take a program to become a certified integrative nutrition coach. She believes that the brain is not separate from the body, as the body is not separate from the brain. Her current time is spent learning about the nutritional side of mental health, and her plans for the future include working one-on-one to personalize nutrition and stress-management plans with others. 
 
In my free time, I am a major book nerd, I love going for runs, and find myself the happiest in the mountains. I have a goofy German Shepherd who loves to cuddle and thinks that trees are something a human is able to throw for her to fetch… I mean, I guess they are just big sticks… but I’m not that strong! P.S. If you can quote LOTR, we just might become best friends.
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Mikhayla Almeida, Neurofeedback Technician

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