“I am accepting new clients across Canada (couples and individuals age 13+).

HOPE is to want something to happen or to be true. It may be hope and courage that brought you here. I believe that we all have the power and innate wisdom to grow, change, and find the things we HOPE for. I believe that you are the expert on yourself and your relationships.

I am grateful for my own journey through marriage, divorce, and starting over at middle age. My adversity and struggles afforded me the gifts of compassion, accountability, empathy, insight, and hope.

I am honored to hold a safe and collaborative space to guide you through a curious and compassionate exploration of self. I believe in the healing power of connection, and my goal is to support you in strengthening the connection with yourself and with others.

Together we can understand the different parts of you: your feelings, values, patterns, the meaning of your experiences, what has you stuck, and the stories your experiences have created. I work with individuals and with couples looking for more fulfilling, value-driven, and healthier lives. I help couples find empathy, intimacy, appreciation, and curiosity.

I am a humbly curious lover of life. I use a casual and flexible therapeutic approach grounded in research. I also believe in the power of laughter and real talk.”

Angie is a CCC and has a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. She is a former Special Education teacher with an Education degree from the University of Alberta.

Angie keeps a life rich with her adult children, critters, sports/movement, friends/family, music, dancing, podcasts, any opportunity for laughter and adventure, travel and culture, and to learn/try something new.

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Master of Counselling – City University of Seattle Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – Bishop’s University

Navigating the changes and transitions in childhood and adolescence can be scary. From physical changes to having different feelings about ourselves and others, this period of time is pivotal in our development and can be confusing to figure out alone. Without guidance and support, we can feel lost. I believe that with the right tools and support, anyone can begin their journey towards an improved quality of life.

The goal is to find a safe environment where you can share your emotions and feel heard. My hope is to create a collaborative and culturally informed practice by valuing you as the expert in your own life. I also follow the perspective that the mind and the body are connected, therefore all the changes we make have an impact in our physical health and vice versa.

About me: Hello! My name is Uma (she/her) and I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists. I have a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology from City University of Seattle, and a Bachelors in Psychology from Bishop’s University. I offer my services in both English and French.

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It’s not always easy to navigate life’s challenges alone. Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed by difficult emotions, wanting to make a change and don’t know where to start, or struggling to cope with unexpected events, reaching out for help can be a powerful act of self-care and courage. That’s where I come in.

As a mental health practitioner and athlete living with a genetic heart condition, understand how medical and mental health struggles can deeply impact one’s well-being. I know these struggles can leave us feeling anxious, uncertain, and stuck. However, I also know that with the right support and tools, it’s possible to move toward a place of healing and growth.

I work through a holistic lens combined with scientific, evidence-based interventions, to help you reach your unique goals. I believe that each person possesses their own strengths and gifts, but sometimes we are blinded by past experiences or current challenges. Through therapy, I help clients uncover their strengths, cultivate self-awareness and self-compassion, and develop the skills necessary to navigate life’s ups and downs with greater ease.

I understand that seeking therapy can feel intimidating or overwhelming, but I want to assure you that I provide a safe, supportive space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings. Whether you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, existentialism, relationship issues, athletic performance, self-esteem, or something else, I am here to help. Don’t hesitate to reach out to me via email, phone, or schedule a consultation. Let’s work together to find a way forward.

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Life is like a roller coaster, we never know what’s around the corner and coming our way. It can feel debilitating in the moment, but it can also open up positive opportunities. I understand the trials and tribulations that life throws our way. and would love to work with you to achieve your goals. Feeling unmotivated is normal. It’s the first steps that are the hardest. Do you feel like you don’t know where to begin or lack the support or resources to take your first step?

Have you had a negative experience at the dental office and scared to return? I have been in the dental industry for over 25 years and have experience working with clients who experience “dental anxiety or phobia”. Through ART and CBT techniques I can guide you to feeling more at ease when your dentist says “you need a root canal”.

Whether you are struggling with the loss of a loved one, pet or grieving the loss of a relationship. I offer indivisible counselling sessions and couples therapy(PACT certified). PTSD (ART certified) I am here to help guide you through the first steps.

Who I am: I’m originally from the Maritimes but have called Calgary home for the past 26 years.. I love the water and being outdoors. Whether it be hiking, paddle boarding, or taking road trips with my dogs. I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist with a Masters of Arts Counselling Psychology, and have been a Registered Dental Hygienist for over 25 years.

If you would like to start your journey send me an email at Stephanies@vividpsychology.com

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Over the years I have had the honour of witnessing the change that people make when they engage in various forms of therapy and can attest to the incredible amount of strength and personal knowledge people bring to this process. Life often presents us with unexpected challenges that can feel overwhelming and insurmountable. Life transitions, stress, depression and anxiety can negatively impact our coping and confidence. These difficulties often become the dominant story in people’s lives and get in the way of engaging in life in the ways that they want.

I am passionate about partnering with clients to overcome the challenges that life often presents. My therapy practice comes from a holistic, strength-based, person-centered perspective that is trauma-informed. I draw from a number of therapeutic modalities that include cognitive behavioural therapy, (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy, (DBT), narrative therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and behavioural activation. Formally trained as an occupational therapist, I have almost 20 years of experience working as a mental health therapist with adult and geriatric clients. I have extensive experience working with depression, anxiety, stress management, caregiver strain, life changes, adjustment to physical illness, cognitive impairment and dementia.

Nicole received a Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Alberta. She is currently an assistant lecturer at the University of Alberta satellite campus for the Masters of Occupational Therapy Program and is actively involved in mental health training for occupational therapist students.

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As a psychologist, I feel it is important to meet each client where they are at in their journey through flexible and relational practices. This means I approach therapy by tailoring sessions to you, drawing on evidence- based treatment modalities (e.g., Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Gottman Method) and related techniques to best meet clients’ needs and facilitate sustainable, positive changes in their lives.

My approach is grounded in the belief that feeling understood is a core human need and a crucial element in the therapeutic process. I value the significance of clients’ unique life experiences and the greater context of their lives and am focused on creating a therapeutic environment that promotes understanding, compassion, collaboration, and empathy.

I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist with a Master of Science in Counselling Psychology from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) with a major and minor in Psychology from MacEwan University. In the past, I have worked in mental health research and for social services programs helping support individuals struggling with barriers to employment and housing. These experiences have instilled in me a passion for developing a dynamic and trauma-informed practice.

Throughout my education, I focused my studies on experiences of trauma (including secondary traumatic stress), burnout, compassion fatigue, and recovery. In my master’s research on burnout in critical care nursing, I learned the value of connection, social support, and shared understanding for not only recovery from life’s stressors, but also for personal and collective wellbeing. After completing Level 1 training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, I gained a deep appreciation for the importance of supporting couples in fostering stronger communication, empathy, friendship, and understanding within their relationships.

Whether you are in the midst of dealing with life’s challenges or looking to make the most of a period of calm, together we can work towards your goals and find ways to grow.

I am happy to share that I will be offering a reduced rate for students (18+). If you are a student struggling to access counselling services, please reach out to discuss the student rate.

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Note Tuesday’s All Day and Wednesday’s from 7am-8am will be online only you will be emailed your link.

“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in” ~ Leonard Cohen~ I am honored to walk alongside you in your lived experience, offering a safe, trauma informed, and empathic space for your work toward wellness. I am committed to bringing my counselling therapy and nursing skills into an authentic, individualized, therapeutic relationship building on your resilience.

I use a holistic, person-centered approach working with people facing mental health concerns. I draw from varying evidence based therapeutic modalities that are strengths based and collaborative to build skills to help you become your authentic self. I enact an integrative approach, drawing from the modalities of solution focused brief therapy (SFBT), narrative therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychoeducation, family systems, collaborative problem solving (CPS), and mindfulness. I am passionate about individual, family, and group work. I work with adults, young adults, couples, and families.

I have over 30 years of experience working therapeutically with individuals from all walks of life and look forward to honoring your lived experience and supporting you in your journey toward living a rewarding, authentic life. I have a keen interest in the areas of depression and other mood disorders, anxiety, communication, addiction, and mental health issues, postpartum, grief, relationships, and conflict. I feel my addiction and mental health nursing experience along with my counselling experience bridges the medical model and the psychosocial/behavioral models to empower you to become your best self.

I have a Bachelor of Nursing degree and Master of Nursing degree from Athabasca University. I have a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate from the University of New Hampshire. I am a regulated member of the Association of Counselling Therapy of Alberta and the College of Registered Nurses of Alberta.

I have been described by clients as patient, knowledgeable, casual, energetic, and kind. You will experience creativity, energy, and some laughter in our sessions. It is my privilege to honor your journey and walk with you in counselling therapy.

In my “me” time, I love to spend it with my family, the outdoors, hiking, creating, and in quiet self-reflection.

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Your story matters. I specialize in exploring meaning-making, existential questions, self-identity, and self-concept. My work emphasizes how self-understanding is transformative in helping people claim their story and live it authentically. With compassion, and a grounding presence, I aim to provide a space where your concerns are heard, cared for, and validated. I specialize in individuals, couples and families who are interested in understanding their story and creating change in their life. If this resonates with you, please reach out to me. “Life can only be understood backward, but it must be lived forward.” - Kierkegaard

I’m a Ph.D. candidate in Counseling Psychology with extensive experience in both the research and practice of psychotherapy. My studies have brought me to Asia, Southern California, the American Midwest, and Western Canada. As a yoga teacher, I lived and studied in India at the base of the Himalayas and specialized in mindfulness, breathwork, and movement.

In my therapeutic work, I aim to integrate the Western-based art of psychotherapy with Eastern-based philosophies of inquiry, mindfulness, and presence. I am passionate about helping people make peace with themselves and find a path that allows them to author their own stories with self-acceptance, courage, and resilience. I look forward to working with you.

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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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“You are one decision away from a completely different life” Mel Robbins. “I believe it is important to feel heard and respected, especially when you are trying to feel better by making changes in your life.” I have been working in a variety of settings in mental health for over 30 years in Calgary. For the last 15 years, I have worked in Calgary as a Mental Health Clinician with older adults providing assessments and treatments. I provide a holistic, client-centred approach that uses a variety of therapeutic models. I do have a special interest in helping people recover from grief, loss and trauma.

I have training in a modality called Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). ART is a non-invasive, evidence- based psychotherapy that provides relief from distressing or traumatic images, memories and sensations. This therapy can be used to treat many things, such as grief, trauma, anxiety, depression and phobias. It is a different approach than other therapies. The protocol uses eye movement and is designed to bring up the original traumatic experience and change the way it is stored in the brain and body.

I have also been trained in The Grief Recovery Method. This method uses the book called The Grief Recovery Handbook by John James and Russel Friedman. This evidenced based program teaches a step by step process to help grievers deal with the pain of loss of any kind (death, divorce, health, faith, trust etc).

I am a Registered Psychiatric Nurse and graduated from SIAST in Regina, Saskatchewan in 1990, I am a member of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta. I completed my Bachelor Degree in Health Science from Charles Sturt University in Australia 2008. I am a member of the Association of Counsellors of Alberta (ACTA). I am also a member of the International Society of Accelerated Resolution Therapy and Master Art Certified. I have assisted the Canadian Trainer Colleen Clark at training sessions for other therapists learning Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART).

In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, going to the gym, watching TV, doing crafts, and reading.

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If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at cristofer@vividpsychology.com.

I am passionate about helping people in living their lives in the best way they can by lowering their distress, healing from the past, and piecing together as best as possible the life they want for themselves.

Do you sometimes feel like emotions are running your life? Do you feel defined by your past experiences, or have trauma that gets in the way of living as your best self?

If you’re looking to make changes, whether it’s with thinking patterns, behaviours, or emotional experiences, or you’re wanting to work on deep rooted problems, I would love to help you on your journey!

I am a Registered Psychologist with a master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from Athabasca University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Mount Royal University. I have also worked for eight years with children and young adults with special needs. I provide therapy using an empathy and validation style balanced with a directive approach. I provide Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), CBT with a DBT-informed lens, schema processing, Prolonged Exposure (PE), and EMDR for trauma and PTSD. I’m also a great fit for anyone who wants to work with a Queer person of colour (POC) or with a person who can provide a social justice lens to our work together. In my own time I love to be social, work on my fitness goals, and travel internationally.

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I am inspired by the courage shown by those who choose to seek support and take part in the intimate, emotional and messy journey that is therapy. I’m honoured to be a part of the therapeutic process as individuals explore the deepest parts of themselves on their healing journeys.

When we experience the ups and downs of life, it is not uncommon to feel alone and as though life is unravelling. My hope is to make sure you do not feel like you are on this journey alone. I believe that mental health is one of the core components of living a healthy and fulfilling life, and an essential part of our overall wellbeing. Therapy should be a safe space and I strive to create an environment where people can share the real, the messy, and the vulnerable parts of their life as they embark on a path towards healing and reconnecting with their true, authentic self.

Just as no two humans are alike, I believe that no two journeys are alike, in life or in therapy. As such, I draw from a variety of different approaches focused on emotions , solutions, acceptance and commitment.

My areas of focus when working with clients include trauma, grief, addiction, eating disorders, anxiety, depression and relationship concerns.

Kristin is a Registered Provisional Psychologist in Alberta. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Mount Royal University and a Master of Counselling degree from City University of Seattle. Throughout her life, Kristin has had the opportunity to work with non-profit organizations alongside individuals from many different walks of life. Kristin also has experience providing counselling to both individuals and couples.

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“Everybody needs help sometimes… and that’s okay! Sometimes we need somewhere to feel heard or to feel safe enough to let our guard down. Sometimes we lose sight of our inherent worth and value as a human being. And sometimes we need an avenue to help us better understand ourselves and the world around us. As we develop our therapeutic relationship, I will walk beside you as you take steps toward the life you want to live. Whether you’re struggling with day-to-day stressors, a significant life event, or symptoms of a mental health diagnosis (just to name a few), I am here for you.

My clinical areas of interest are vast because everyone has a different and interesting story to tell. More specifically though, I am particularly interested in working with individuals (adults/seniors) around topics of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, ADHD, sex and intimacy-related concerns including non-traditional relationships, sexuality/gender identity, and impact of medical issues on mental health. My approach to therapy draws from a variety of therapeutic modalities, which may include Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) skills, Motivational Interviewing (MI), and others. I also plan to integrate my therapy work in the field of Psychedelic/Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy in the coming years.

I look forward to connecting!”

Allison (she/her) has been a Registered Social Worker for 12 years largely working with older adults and their families experiencing medical, emotional, and life transition challenges. She has worked with adults 18+ experiencing significant psychological distress related to diagnosed mental illness/concurrent disorders, phase of life transitions, and existential questions. Allison completed an MSW at the University of Toronto, a BSW from the University of Windsor, and a BSc – Hons Psychology from Dalhousie University. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and engaging in fitness activities like sport climbing.

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Life is a complex journey, and I’m here to help you navigate it. My approach is rooted in empathy and understanding. I believe that everyone has the capacity to heal, grow, and thrive. Whether you’re facing the challenges of anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or simply seeking personal development, I am here to offer support, strategies, and a safe space for exploration to uncover the strength and resilience you have within. Your mental health matters, and I’m here to walk this path with you.

I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist. I have a Master of Counselling from City University and a Bachelor of Arts with a major in psychology and sociology from the University of Alberta. Before I got into counselling, I worked in the social work sector with some of the most diverse and vulnerable populations. I worked with children, adolescents, and families with Child and Family Services involvement, through issues such as addictions, trauma, grief, homelessness, identity concerns, domestic violence, mental health concerns, and parenting concerns. This experience ignited my passion for counselling as I found making a deep sense of connection with my clients meaningful and wished to be part of the difference-making process. I strive to create a safe environment for my clients so they can build their narratives while providing trauma-informed, culturally sensitive, and non-judgmental care.

Beyond my professional and educational qualifications, I enjoy baking during winter, and hiking and camping during summer.

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Life is beautiful and unique, and it can sometimes have its challenges. It is a journey, and as one of my favourite authors, Brene Brown, would say, “The middle is messy, but it is also where the magic happens.” I work from a person-centered perspective where you are the expert in your own life, and my goal is to walk alongside your journey as you navigate your path by building a trusting therapeutic relationship and holding a space for you. I do believe that strength and resilience live within each of us. Because of this, I work alongside my clients as they discover and utilize their strengths and work towards the change they want to see. I focus on care, empathy, and acceptance to help my clients feel safe, secure and seen throughout our time together toward healing and change. Whether you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, finding purpose, or self-esteem, therapy is a journey done together through a holistic, empathic, and trusting approach where you feel valued.

Hello there, My name is Mary, and I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor. I graduated with a Master’s in Counselling from City University of Seattle. Before transitioning into counselling, I worked in the non-profit sector, serving vulnerable and diverse populations and the school board districts, where I worked closely with children, teens, and families. Through my years of experience through different avenues, I worked on an array of mental health concerns, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, trauma, social skills, emotion regulation, behavioural, parenting and educational concerns. My previous experience led me to where I am today. I primarily work with children, adolescents, families, and adults in my practice, and I am passionate about what I do and enjoy the population I work with.

Finding the right counsellor is not always easy, so I offer a free consultation to determine if we are a good fit. Don’t hesitate to contact me to set up a free consultation.

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*If you cannot find a time, please add yourself to the waitlist.

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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Do you feel disconnected and alone as you journey through life? Are your emotions overwhelming right now? Does it feel like the isolation, anxiety, depression, and emotional overwhelm are a barrier to living a whole and connected life? Maybe you’ve experienced some kind of trauma, sexual abuse, or depression and you are at a point where you are ready to move forward and leave those experiences in the past. There are many reasons why you might be here reading this, but you are at a place where you are seeking support to feel better.

I have years of experience working with people who have been impacted by trauma and sexual abuse. Through our work together, we can discover the best tool to support your healing, whether it be Cognitive, Somatic, or Emotional processing. All of these techniques will lead you towards better understanding yourself, and wholeness. Your symptoms may be minimal, or overwhelming, but however you experience these symptoms, I invite you to work with me.

I hope to bring more joy and positive experiences into your life. You may have had something taken from you, you deserve to move forward in life, you deserve to feel joy, and you deserve to experience life in the moment and be at peace.

Celine graduated from the University of Calgary with a Master’s of Social Work specializing in Clinical Work. She also has her undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from Mount Royal University. She has worked with youth and families impacted by sexual violence and trauma. She completed her practicum at an agency that specializes in sexual violence. She is Metis, and integrates the emotional, physical, spiritual, and emotional domains of wellness.

Outside of the clinic you can find Celine experiencing nature, and she is an avid animal lover, including her therapy dog Zeke, who attends sessions on occasion.

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I believe that everyone has the ability to make positive changes in their lives. It is my privilege to support individuals on this otherwise daunting task. Through a collaborative therapeutic relationship built on compassion and empathy, we can embark on this journey towards healing.

I strive to create a collaborative relationship with my clients and emphasize authenticity in my practice. I believe in exploring contextual factors to determine sources of psychological distress, such as factors within an individual’s environment and broader society. I believe in exploring a person’s strengths to help them develop skills that can be applied to areas of life where they are struggling. My approach incorporates and addresses issues of diversity and draws from therapeutic models including, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing, and mindfulness.

My clinical interests include, but are not limited to, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), traumatic brain injury, depressed mood, anxiety, trauma, grief, relationship difficulties, career dissatisfaction, sleep difficulties, chronic pain, work-related stress, and anger management.

Manu Sharma completed his Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Mental Health Studies from the University of Toronto and his Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from the University of Calgary. He is a published researcher in the areas of adult ADHD, dementia, and traumatic brain injury.

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I believe that one of the bravest things you can do is decide you don’t have to do it alone.

I work with individuals and couples so that they can understand themselves in a new and positive way. My approach entails creating a safe, open, and engaging space that facilitates self-discovery.

I am an intern student completing my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. I have a bachelor’s degree in Science. My scientific background and 20 years of experience in healthcare have given me the understanding of the holistic approach needed to look at biological and mental processes.

I work hard to create an environment where you are an active participant in your own therapy. I value trust as an integral part of the therapeutic relationship. I work to build and maintain the trust of my clients so that it can be a space for you to show up fully.

I am passionate about assisting individuals and couples to achieve their goals through empowerment and strength-based approaches. I seek to understand my clients from their view of healing and offer an environment where they can communicate their thoughts and feelings. I have an interest in assisting individuals who are navigating concerns related to anxiety, depression, grief, stress, burnout, trauma, and self-esteem.

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Every life story is a tapestry woven with distinct threads, each contributing to the beautiful person you are today. While certain factors may be beyond our control, there’s a realm where positive change is not just possible, but achievable. Taking the courageous step towards transformation and healing is an act of self-empowerment, and I commend your decision to advocate for your well-being. I am here to walk alongside you on this remarkable path of growth and discovery.

Sadia joins the Vivid Psychology team as a Master’s student in Counselling Psychology.

Having been nurtured within a family enriched with diverse faiths and cultural traditions, Sadia intimately understands both the challenges and blessings that arise from blending different backgrounds. She has a genuine passion for assisting individuals in enhancing their self-awareness and equipping them with valuable tools to navigate relationship challenges. Sadia passionately embraces a holistic, trauma-informed, and intersectional lens to create a safe and respectful space for individuals from all backgrounds.

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Cassaundra is a Registered Social Worker (RSW) and has over 10 years of experience in the field of mental health, trauma, and addictions. She has worked with a wide range of clientele; folks from different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, from teens to elderly adults, both one-on-one and with groups. Cassaundra supports her clients to connect to their personal strengths and agency, while also fostering a safe therapeutic relationship and further connections to community.

Cassaundra’s goal is to work with you to build a holistic approach to your wellbeing and/or healing that includes a variety of supports and evolves with you throughout your journey. As a Registered Social Worker (RSW), she is committed to the best practices and ethics of the profession. Cassaundra draws on her Social Work skills, including Inter-Professional Health Collaboration and Trauma-Informed, Evidence-Based Practice tools, as well as her Yoga and Breath-work training, to set the foundation for your work together. Cassaundra encourages her clients to help guide the therapeutic process while also using tools such as peer support, music, journaling, and the outdoors.

In addition to Cassaundra’s volunteer and Social Work experience, she has been practicing yoga and meditation for 10+ years. She is a Yoga Alliance certified Yoga and Breath-Work Instructor, completing her certification through Akhanda Yoga Institute in Rishikesh, India. The 5 principles of Akhanda Holistic Yoga are Movement, Breathwork, Sound-work or Mantra, Meditation and Ancient Yogic Wisdom.

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The choice to embark on a path of healing is not a venture meant to be taken lightly. Healing requires vulnerability, courage, and open-mindedness. If now is the right time for you to embark on your journey towards healing, liberation, and self-discovery, I would be honored to join you.

As a psychologist of color, I understand that it often feels like these mental health spaces were not created with us in mind. For this reason, I aspire to create judgement-free spaces for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). I offer an integrated and eclectic approach that centers around your needs through strength-based, intersectional, and social justice frameworks. I aim to create an environment that is attuned to cultivating your vision for yourself. Together, we work towards healing and liberation at a pace that feels right for you. I support my clients in finding healthier coping techniques through awareness, skill building, and accountability.

I work primarily with adolescents and adults. My areas of focus include identity development, life transitions, marginalization and oppression, grief, relationship issues, positive character development, anxiety, depression, burnout, and perfectionism.

Let’s work together towards getting you to a place where you feel more ready and excited to go out and face everything that life has to offer. Please reach out for a free 15-minute consultation.

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Embarking on therapy can be an intimidating (and courageous!) step to take as you prioritize your well-being. I strive to understand your world and life’s path through the unique experiences, insights, values, strengths and perspectives that make you who you are. You deserve to be respected, supported, and honoured within the therapeutic process that we create together. I will strive to provide you with a non-judgemental, safe space where you can come as you are, unapologetically. Together, we will work on the issues that are most important to you, at a pace that you define.

Jessica is a Registered Provisional Psychologist. She has a Master of Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Calgary. She joins Vivid with a background in education, mental health services, and human resources and is passionate about connecting deeply and authentically with others. She acknowledges the inherent wisdom that all individuals possess, and values gaining an understanding of her client’s worldviews and beliefs. In her work with clients, Jessica draws from several therapeutic frameworks and adapts a collaborative approach to best meet their unique needs. She is currently accepting clients aged 13 through 113, and looks forward to connecting with you.

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It is my privilege to bear witness to your healing journey. I believe that people are the catalyst for the change they desire, and my role is to support that change in a way that feels meaningful to you.

My counselling approach is flexible and creative, with an emphasis on the importance of therapeutic connection. I am truly passionate about working with adolescents, teens, and families. I bring to you an open, accepting, safe space to support your healing journey! I offer in-person, tele-psychology, or therapeutic walk sessions outside.

I hold a Master of Arts Degree in Counselling Psychology and have over 18 years of experience working in the mental health field with children, adolescents/teens, adults, and families in a variety of settings. I have spent many years working in court ordered programs for high-risk youth requiring generalized assessment and stabilization.

My areas of focus include Anxiety, Depression, Life Stressors, ADHD, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Children with Disabilities, Impact of Separation/Divorce on Children, Trauma, Self-Esteem, Addictions Issues, Self-Harm, Child Developmental Concerns, Attachment, Identity Development, School Performance Issues, and Family Conflict.

I utilize a variety of different therapeutic modalities including but not limited to; Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Solution Focused Therapy, Family Systems Theory, Mindfulness, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

I have two adult children and pull from my experience as a parent to help inform my practice. In my spare time you will find me playing sports, hiking, cooking, reading, and spending time with my family.

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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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Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Neuropsychologist

“I have found that most people are much more courageous and resilient than they give themselves credit for. As such, in both my assessment and therapy work, I focus on an individual’s strengths to help them develop skills and find resources for tackling whatever they are struggling with.”

“Do you need help managing your worry about the current state of the world? Are you dealing with grief, loss, or unresolved trauma? Do you have symptoms such as depressed mood, lethargy, tension, poor sleep, pain, panic attacks or unhealthy behaviours such as avoidance, rage or substance misuse?”

“I can help. My approach is holistic and client-centered, and draws from a number of therapeutic models, including cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), and mindfulness. I also have specialized training in the treatment of trauma and post-traumatic stress, including Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT).”

Christine has almost two decades of experience providing psychological and neuropsychological assessment, diagnosis and treatment to adult and geriatric clients with a wide variety of mental health issues (e.g. PTSD, depression, anxiety, OCD), co-morbid medical conditions and functional difficulties including cognitive impairment and dementia, traumatic brain injury, developmental disabilities, personal injury and chronic pain.

Christine has particular expertise in the area of assessment of cognitive impairment, dementia and decision-making capacity (e.g. guardianship, trusteeship, enacting personal directives). She can also provide assistance to family members dealing with caregiver stress and the challenges of caring for a loved one who has Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

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Contact: charis@vividpsychology.com or (587) 850-2844

As individuals, we each have a unique set of values that guide us. We may or may not be aware of what these values are, and they may shift over time and with experience. I believe that by understanding what is most important to us we have an opportunity to use this information to manage our thoughts, beliefs, and behaviour in a way that allows peace of mind and authenticity, which in turn leads to a meaningful life. Using our values to direct our choices and ground us in who we are can allow us to overcome challenges and put us on a path to becoming our best selves.

Part of my work with clients involves taking a step back, examining existing beliefs and challenging whatever doesn’t stand up to our personal, relational, or professional values. Our work together will be collaborative and tailored to your unique needs and goals. My approach to counselling is founded in the following evidence-based theories: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Existential Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), and some aspects of Narrative Therapy.

I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Mount Royal University and Master of Science in Counselling Psychology from the University of Calgary. My undergraduate and graduate research focused on the experiences of polyamorous folks and the impacts of living in a society that prioritizes monogamy. I have received additional training in Narrative Therapy from the Vancouver School of Narrative Therapy and Calgary Narrative Collective and Compassion Cultivation Training from the Compassion Institute at Stanford University.

Through my life experience, work, and research, I have gained extensive knowledge about exploring, managing, and navigating consensually/ethically non-monogamous relationships and 2SLGBTQ+ issues. Additionally, my areas of focus include relationship counselling, anxiety, depression, identity development, stress management, life transitions, values exploration, and existential considerations.

Selecting/finding a psychologist with whom you feel comfortable can be a challenging task, and as such, I am happy to have a phone or video conversation with you to determine if we might be a good fit. Please contact me to set up a free initial consultation so we can learn a little bit about each other!

Contact: charis@vividpsychology.com or (587) 850-2844

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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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