This is the first big step toward relieving the tension you are experiencing. Life can be tricky, there can be challenge and triumph or, sometimes, disappointment and regret.. These ups and downs can lead to a collection of past hurts which have you feeling misunderstood, overwhelmed, hopeless or just plain tired of dealing with others, or even with yourself. It’s ok to not be ok You deserve relief in your life to move from just surviving toward thriving in your life, let’s take the journey.

I work with individual adults and adolescents, and couples using a client-centred, mindfulness approach. I intentionally create a safe space for you to share your individual situation as I have come to appreciate that no two lives are the same. I intend to walk along with you to untangle your distress with authenticity and genuine acceptance of your uniqueness.

As a Registered Nurse for over 25 years and a world of life experience, I understand stuck points and the vulnerability required to ask for help. I bring genuine compassion and openness which allows you to be heard and understood. I am available for a free consultation to answer any of your questions and see if we are good fit to work together.

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As psychologist and counsellor, I am interested in helping you develop a quality life full of joy and happiness. But living a “good life”, what does that look like, what does it feel like?

As a counsellor, I know that many people are not experiencing a personal sense of well-being and are living lives of quiet desperation. Apparently, it is not so easy to live a good life.

When I work with the courageous people who have decided to confront their struggles and come for counselling, I ask them before each session to give me a measure of their personal well-being, their relationship well-being, the well-being of their work and social life. While these measurements are obviously subjective and they vary a bit over time, for the most part as we work together, there is an upward trend in the level of personal and relationship satisfaction.

Some of us are fortunate enough to come from and live in circumstances that are more supportive of living a good life but even there, even if we are not aware of it, we are using a set of skills that build personal, relationship and social well being. The development of that skill set started in our childhood and will continue to be on the agenda until we die because being a human person means to continually develop. We are developmental beings and that takes work and awareness. So in living the good life our task is not so much to seek happiness but to seek and find all the barriers that we have built against it and to develop the skills that support personal, relationship and social well-being.

Counselling is a good way to focus on the state of our well-being in the major areas of our life and recommit to correct the deficiencies that stand in the way. In this way we can help you make the choices and develop the skills to live a good life.

If you find yourself dissatisfied with the quality of your life consider giving the counsellors at Vivid Psychology a call.

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Marda Loop - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

Kensington Bookings - Thursday/Friday

Do you often get a sense that there’s much more to you than what you’re tapping into? That you’re capable of so much more, but feel blocked, or just can’t find the motivation or resources to get where you want to be? At work or in your relationships, this could be showing up as a big sense of distraction — even though you’re doing so much, it seems like you’re getting nowhere. You have high hopes and big dreams, but feel disconnected. Something might feel “off” and it’s hard for you to feel motivated to keep going through motions that no longer seem to make much sense.

Guiding you through introspection and conversation, we’ll work together so you can connect to your values and what you care about most. Identifying what’s worked or hasn’t in the past can better inform how you move forward. My goal is to help you create a roadmap and provide concrete strategies so you can take the steps towards more fulfillment and meaning.

If you’re ready to take action, I’m here to support you in gaining clarity and getting organized so you can move from point A to point B. Being more present in your day-to-day life can lead to greater connection in your relationships and greater success in all that you do. For more information or to book a free consultation, visit https://www.aretepsyc.ca/.

Who I work with: Individuals and teens struggling with depression, anxiety, stress management, self-esteem, disordered eating, life transition, sports performance, addiction, and meaninglessness. I utilize the movement studio when clients are interested to utilize movement to assist with expressing emotions and grounding.

Who I am: I’m a Registered Psychologist and have a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University, and a Bachelors in Health and Physical Education majoring in Athletic Therapy from Mount Royal University. Prior to transitioning to this field I was a Certified Athletic Therapist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach with the NSCA, working in sports performance and rehabilitation for just over a decade. I am also a former member of the Canadian Armed Forces Primary Reserve. I often pull from my history prior to this field of working with individuals to bring the best parts of them forward, an opportunity that I’d like to have with you as well.

I utilize a variety of different therapeutic modalities depending on the individual in front of me including, but not limited to: Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Existentialism, Logotherapy, and Mindfulness.

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Jailene is a Registered Provisional Psychologist practicing from positive psychology, holistic, integrative, relational standpoint incorporating CBT, Narrative Therapy, Solution-focused Brief Therapy, EMDR, and the Gottman Method. Jailene works with those struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, emotional regulation, and couple/relationship concerns.

She strongly values ensuring a culturally respectful and non-judgmental, comfortable, safe and supportive space. She has a bachelor in Sociology and Psychology with a concentration in Criminology, Deviance, and Social Control from the University of Calgary, a bachelor’s in Law and Society from the University of Calgary, and a master’s in Psychology Counselling from Yorkville University. Jailene has experience in working with Indigenous populations and children and youth in care.

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Compassion, non-judgement, empathy, and clarity are what you can look forward to when working with Kristin. Specializing in trauma-informed approaches like EMDR (S.A.F.E.) and Internal Family Systems (IFS), Kristin will work to support you on your journey as you become the best version of your Self—as defined by you. She believes each person’s story is unique and works collaboratively with clients to build a path forward that will create harmony within the internal system and restore a sense of balance, calm and clarity. She has experience working with the symptoms of trauma, attachment breaches, chronic pain, depression, grief, anxiety, personality issues, communication struggles, and a wide spectrum of other personal challenges.

Kristin’s own view on change, therapy and healing is informed by her personal healing journey after a struggle with OCD and disordered eating and having been in recovery now for many years. The concept that each of us has within us the capacity to heal through compassion, clarity, connection, creativity and courage is central to the work Kristin does with clients.

As an EMDR S.A.F.E. (somatic/attachment) and Internal Family Systems (IFS) Level I trained therapist, Kristin’s approach is guided by research in attachment, mindfulness and sensorimotor fields. She also draws on therapeutic techniques from Gestalt, Feminist, Somatic Experiencing, Narrative, Person-centred and other complementary approaches as you work together to create a treatment plan that will bring the change and healing you desire in your life.

Kristin holds a Master’s in Counselling, a BA in Behavioural Science, and is registered as a Provisional Psychologist with CAP, and as a CCC with the CCPA. Before making a career change to counselling, she worked as a leadership coach, change management specialist and project manager in the area of human resources for many years. Client advocacy and working to help create safe spaces for speaking truth has always been a priority throughout her career.

On a personal note, Kristin enjoys the outdoors during all the seasons Calgary offers, whether riding her motorbike, snowshoeing, kayaking, golfing or cozying up inside with a great book.

Reach out today to take the next step toward balance, calm and healing! You can learn more about Kristin here.

Please note that Kristin is supervised by Debra Johnson, R. Psych Licence 3657.

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Dr. Anusha Kassan is a second-generation newcomer to Canada who is originally from Montreal. She moved to Calgary with her family ten years ago to purse a professorial position at the University of Calgary. She is a registered psychologist in the provinces of Alberta and Quebec. She completed her BA (honours) in Psychology at Concordia University, and subsequently pursued her MA and PhD in Counselling Psychology at McGill University. She completed her Pre-Doctoral Internship In Professional Psychology at the University of California, Irvine Counselling Centre.

Dr. Kassan’s clinical interests include anxiety, depression, grief, mindfulness, relationship difficulties, identity challenges, career orientation, work-related stress, and anger management, to name but a few examples. She provides services, in English and in French, to youth as well as adults. She works primarily from a systemic perspective, where socio-cultural and contextual factors are examined in relationship to mental health and well-being. She also draws on people’s strength and resilience to help them achieve their desired goals.

Over the past 20 years, Anusha has provided clinical services in a variety of settings, such as the Montreal Children’s Hospital, the McGill Psycho-Educational and Counselling Clinic, as well as the University of California, Irvine Counselling Centre. Prior to leaving Montreal, she also worked in private practice. She is excited to join the clinical team at Vivid Psychology and offer her specialized services to a diverse clientele in Calgary. Dr. Kassan’s clients, graduate students, and colleagues describe her as someone who is warm, empathic, collaborative, helpful, and supportive, and someone who maintains a good sense of humour and is easy to be around.

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“I always feel inspired by people’s resilience and their ability to overcome distressing events in their life. I am honoured to accompany my clients in their journeys and see them become stronger and healthier individuals, finding strength and hope even during the most difficult times.

I believe counselling is a collaborative relationship characterized by trust, respect, compassion and acceptance. Your well-being is my priority, I offer you personalized and effective tools proven to improve personal well-being. I am committed to inspire you to discover new ways of thinking about yourself and your life and create the life you deserve.”

I am a registered Psychologist. I have a BSc in Psychology and a Master of Counselling from the University of Calgary. My areas of specialty are grief, anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, addiction, attachment and relationship issues. Moreover, I am certified in Cognitive Behavioural therapy, ART trauma therapy and couple therapy.

To book a free phone consultation with Hilda, you can email her at hilda@vividpsychology.com or book online through Jane App.

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Owner of Vivid Psychology and registered psychologist, Natalie has spent over 15 years working within the business sector to help and coach employees within their careers as well as in their daily lives. Natalie has also acted as an advisor to business leaders, providing coaching and mentorship. Natalie has had the opportunity to work with diverse groups of people on a variety of outreach and non-profit initiatives in the communities of Northern and Southern Alberta.

Natalie has a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Calgary and her Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Calgary.

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