We know that it’s time for a new approach to the cold clinical style of therapy that still exists today.

We realized that navigating the current system is an overwhelming challenge and often families go without getting the quality support and services they truly need. This can lead to feelings of isolation, frustration, and even hopelessness.

Regardless of the situation or diagnosis, your feelings are justified. Not only do we wish to validate these feelings, but we wish to share the burden.

The overwhelming challenge needs to end, which is exactly what inspired our vision for In Sync Therapy Services.

We decided our centre had to bring together the best people from speech language pathology, occupational therapy, clinical psychology, and physical therapy, to support the people in need, as well as their families, so that everyone could walk the path to wellbeing together.

We wanted the ability to say ‘we can absolutely help you’ when a family comes forth with concerns. This entails us offering a variety of services, with diverse and comprehensive approaches to each situation, to reach the best outcome for the family.

And that’s exactly what we’ve done.

We help our clients and their families through, their journey to cognitive, physical, and emotional health. This enables us offering a variety of services, with diverse and comprehensive approaches to each situation to reach the best outcomes for families. We show people how they can learn and grow in a way that will make their life easier.

We aim to empower by giving the support and sense of hope that is needed to build an optimistic future.

MEET OUR TEAM


Calgary Office


Candyce Ibbott-Nye

Speech Language Pathologist

Candyce is the Owner, and CEO, of In Sync Therapy Services, and the founder of A Heart for Children Foundation. Being a mother of two sons with learning disabilities, she has a deep understanding, and a true passion for helping children and families get the support they need. A Registered Speech Language Pathologist in Alberta, Candyce has been a leader in the field since 1992, and fully directs the programming at the centre. It’s her guidance that always keeps family health in mind at In Sync. Continuing making a real difference in the field, Candyce mentors aspiring Speech Language Pathologists, giving them inspiration and guidance for helping others. She is fully certified in Integrated Listening Systems (iLs) and the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP), and she offers this exclusive service to children and adults across Canada.


Cheryl Nixon

Client Experience Coordinator

Cheryl has an extensive background in customer service and previously worked in the travel industry for over 20 years, delivering high quality service to all her clients. She has enjoyed travelling to many parts of the world – experiencing different cultures, embracing diversity and enriching her life through many wonderful adventures throughout her journeys.


Masha Tkachova

Nutritionist, Finance Coordinator

Masha initially finished a finance degree from University of Calgary but soon realized her passion lay in the area of health, wellness and nutrition. She then finished Canadian School of Natural Nutrition exploring in depth all aspects of human health through food. Her hope is to help people to become their happiest, healthiest, most amazing selves. In her spare time Masha loves developing new recipes, hiking, running and enjoying relaxing activities such as yoga and meditation. She values spending quality time with her loved ones and having a job that she loves.


Gina Marandola

Intake and Family Service Coordinator

Gina obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2011 from Concordia University in Montreal and is currently studying Project Management at the University of Calgary. She has worked for 8 years in clinical-research settings, first in first-episode psychosis, then youth mental health, and now with adults who have faced adversity in childhood. Project management allows Gina to combine her passion for healthcare and coordination and evaluation of services, in order to ensure that anyone (and everyone) who needs it has access to timely, appropriate services. She is very excited to be a part of the multi-disciplinary team at In Sync Therapy Services! When Gina isn’t at work or at school she can be found cooking, hiking, or just lounging about with her two pups.


Lori Reinbold

Massage Therapist

After many years in Social Work supporting youth and families, Lori switched careers, graduating from Foothills College of Massage Therapy in 2007. During classes there, she was introduced to CranioSacral Therapy and knew she’d found her calling. Lori’s passion for working with children and families has led her to become an Advanced Level Practitioner through ongoing training with the Upledger Institute, with a specialty in Pediatrics. She is also an active Teaching Assistant, an aspiring instructor and particularly enjoys working with Infantile Traumas, Sensory Processing, Post-Concussion Syndrome, and PTSD. Regardless of age or condition, Lori’s goal is to provide therapeutic treatment tailored to meet individual needs, to support wellness and increased quality of life. Lori has always been interested in all aspects of humanity and enjoys working directly with people using a multidisciplinary holistic approach.


Alyssa Lalonde

Speech Language Assistant, Marketing Coordinator

Alyssa graduated from University of Calgary in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, and also graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelor of Science in Communicative Disorders. Alyssa has always had a passion for working with children, and truly enjoys building relationships with her clients. Having a sister with special needs has taught her how valuable and rewarding therapy can be, which inspires her in her daily work. She also loves dogs; ask her about her adorable pup Nike!


Melanie Bush

Speech Language Assistant, Developmental Behavioural Aide

Founder of Simply Melanie graduated from University of Calgary in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, and is currently completing her Bachelor of Science in Communicative Disorders at Utah State University. Melanie discovered her passion for speech therapy after volunteering at ARBI, where she worked with seniors who suffered from various types of brain injury. As she has worked with us she has discovered her new passion in working with children with Autism, and loves getting to know her clients! She is also well traveled, and is excited to explore more of the world!


Tara McPhedran

Speech Language Assistant

Tara is currently finishing her Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics at the University of Calgary and is pursing a career in Speech Language Pathology. She has a sister with Autism began volunteering with individuals with disabilities at the age of 12. Tara has worked as a personal care/behavioural aide for three and half years as well as in various roles at Between Friends. She is very passionate about working in this field and enjoys finding new ways to connect with each individual she works with. In her spare time, Tara is often found hiking in the mountains!


Chris Adams

Speech Language Assistant

Chris graduated from the University of British Columbia, majoring in Speech Sciences. As a child, Chris grew up with a speech impediment and he strives to use his experiences to help children overcome the same difficulties he went through. While at UBC, Chris played on the football team and volunteered at football camps for kids. He even spent time teaching English in Thailand!


Jenna Fortinski

Psychologist

Founder of Simply Counselling Services, Jenna is our resident Psychologist, who has a background in working with adolescents, families, and group therapy.
She emphasizes creating a strong working relationship with her clients to facilitate the solutions they seek in their lives. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Saskatchewan and her Masters in Counselling at Athabasca University, and continues to build her skills through professional development workshops. Jenna was born and raised in Calgary, and loves spending time with her baby girl and family, exercising and cooking.

Edmonton Office


Simone Rambaransingh

Speech Language Pathologist

Simone has over 14 years of experience as a Speech Language Pathologist. She has provided services for children and adults within a wide range of abilities and challenges, and has worked for large organizations such Persons with Developmental Disabilities, Calgary Board of Education, and FSCD. She has also worked under contract for a variety of preschools, and in her own private practice. After moving to Edmonton in 2010, Simone focused on providing private play-based therapy sessions for children who were not receiving the services that they needed within the public system. She is particularly passionate about working with children who have severe communication delays. Simone joined forces with Candyce Ibbott-Nye in 2017, heading up the Edmonton division of In Sync Therapy Services.

Testimonials


  • “Candyce has made huge strides with our Autistic son. She has worked with him for the last eight years and over that time they have formed a wonderful relationship. She is patient, kind and extremely dedicated. Her methods of dealing with my son’s condition has resulted in him learning to tell time, understand money and learning to read proficiently. We could not have done this without her.”   Lorraine