Free consults are NOT bookable online: Please email or text me: ron@vividpsychology.com, 403.700.8515

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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 five year 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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To book a session with Hilda, please contact her directly: hilda@vividpsychology.com or (403) 467-1148.

Hilda is a registered psychologist. She has a BSc in Psychology and a Master of Counselling from the University of Calgary. She has a focus on grief, anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, attachment and relationship issues. Moreover, she is certified in cognitive behavioral therapy and couple therapy.

She offers you a wide range of experience in several areas of mental health. Her work experience included bereavement counselling, family counselling, couple therapy, trauma and addiction. She has worked for different non-profit organizations such as YWCA, Catholic family Services, Canadian Mental Health Association and Alberta Health Services - Adult addiction and mental health, as well as in private setting helping adults, couples and families. Her clients described her as knowledgeable, respectful, helpful, sensitive and patient. She also offers evening or weekend appointments in English and Spanish.

To book a session with Hilda, please contact her directly: hilda@vividpsychology.com or (403) 4... Read More

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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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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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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Laura holds Master’s degrees in Psychology and Sport Science from the University of Hong Kong and a Master of Counselling degree from Monash University in Australia. She is a registered psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologist and the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. She is also a registered hypnotherapist with the Canadian Hypnotherapy Association, an EMDR therapist and a sport psychologist with the CSPA.

Previously, Laura worked in Hong Kong as a psychologist and sport psychologist for 5 years before moving back to Canada in 2015. She has worked in Calgary for the past three years with individuals, couples, adolescents, children and high level athletes. Her main areas include trauma, including PTSD, depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders , transitioning in life, self-esteem, confidence, communication and relationship issues, using a variety of techniques including but not limited to, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), acceptance and compassion therapy (ACT), hypnotherapy (mindfulness), Interpersonal therapy, EMDR therapy and sport psychology.

Having previously been a national ranked gymnast and represented Canada in running, triathlons and adventure racing, she still finds joy in these activities but has expanded to include rock climbing, yoga and the quieter pursuits of meditation and learning languages.

SPORT PSYCHOLOGY:

Regardless of talent or a relentless training schedule, if you lack self-confidence, focus on the wrong things at the wrong time, are unable to let go of mistakes or struggle with performance anxiety and/or pressure, you will never reach your true potential as an athlete or performer. Sport psychology looks at the mental training of sport and tackles issues such as fear of success/failure, lack of motivation, burn out, performance slump and anxiety, retirement from elite sport, coach/athlete and parent/athlete relationships, hyper or hypo arousal, WOOP goal setting and multi-sensory imagery.

Laura holds Master’s degrees in Psychology and Sport Science from the University of Hong Kong and... Read More

To book with Kelly, email him at kelly@vividpsychology.com

Over the course of the last 18 years, Kelly has worked as a therapist, clinical supervisor, and programme developer rendering thought and service to issues ranging from depression and anxiety to addiction, disordered eating and domestic violence. His primary belief is that problems usually grow as responses to life stress. He works with clients explore the needs, values and strengths that fuel these responses so people can use them to spark new, concrete and meaningful courses of action.

Kelly’s background is in narrative therapy, systemic family therapy, non-violent communication, and responsive practice. He has extensive experience working with teens and their families, though he finds these approaches highly useful in working with individuals and couples across a broad range of issues, as well. Kelly is a husband, a father, a son, a friend and a person in a changing world. All of these continue to both humble and educate him both as a person and as a therapist.

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