Katherine Mooney believes that everyone deserves access to mental health support.

The registered psychologist and owner of Restored Wellness Psychology and Counselling Centre has worked tirelessly for the past four years “to provide accessible mental health services to anyone in the community regardless of age, presenting concern or financial situation.”

In addition, she volunteers her time to supervise graduate master’s degree practicum students, who work with clients on a “pay what they can” basis. Through this volunteer commitment, practicum students at Restored Wellness have provided more than 3,500 hours of service to the people of Airdrie.

“She is kind, selfless, driven, articulate, caring, passionate, determined, devoted and truly an amazing person,” says Jenn LaSaga, Mooney’s employee and nominator.

“She is a busy mom of four, wife, friend, full-time student, business owner and still offers high-quality care to her full caseload of clients every day.”

Mooney says she works as hard as she does because she knows what it is like to need help.

“Airdrie was my home long before I was a business owner,” she says.

“Community services and funding, locally and from our Province, has helped to put food on my family’s table during times when I was in need, and that support has made it possible for me to obtain my education and training so that I can give back to others.”