LifeStar Alberta Staff

Zac Rhodenizer, R. Psych., M.Ed.

Zac Rhodenizer is a Registered Psychologist in Alberta with a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Lethbridge. He began working for Lifestar Alberta in 2011 and has since gained experience working with children, adolescents, and families in the school system. He is excited to return to the Lifestar program to help individuals and families in their recovery process.

Zac brings an expertise and interest in addiction theory, family systems approaches, Emotional Focus Therapy, and Existential Therapy but ultimately what helps people the most in therapy is the connection they feel with their therapist and Zac works diligently to constantly improve and deepen the therapeutic connection with clients so that more significant and permanent change can take place.



Zac Rhodenizer, R.Psych

Jacqueline Thibodeau, MSW, RSW, Certified Clinical Partner Specialist

I began my career as a counsellor working with Alberta Health Services focusing on tobacco addiction prevention as well as addiction recovery for youth. I then worked in an outpatient clinic for sex addiction and trauma recovery. It was in this position that the passion to understand and treat betrayal trauma first began.

I made the move to Toronto to complete my Master’s degree in social work and upon graduating I received the gold medal award for my research regarding partners of sexually addicted individuals. I have since worked in various mental health environments- including outpatient treatment centres, community agencies, walk-in counselling services, post-secondary communities and private practice.

I believe in working collaboratively and compassionately with the people that come to see me. I understand my job to be creating a therapeutic space where you feel comfortable, emotionally safe, and respected. Knowing that each person’s experience is unique, I work from a range of therapeutic modalities. Through our work together we will identify resources, skills, and patterns in your life that are effective as well as areas where you may want to transform.

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