Therapy


Coaching

One-on-one coaching session with a wellness coach.


Dietetics

Nutritional counselling with a Registered Dietitian.


Breathwave

Breathwave session with a certified facilitator.


Beauty, Health, and Wellness Coaching

We work with our clients to address health by examining their root cause, symptoms, and goals. So they can experience and create a lifestyle of beauty, health, and wellness.


It is not a weakness to look for help when you can’t manage something on your own anymore: it’s a strength. Therapy is a place to use your insight and strengths to develop skills and begin building a life that works for you. Whether you are looking for a supportive environment, more adaptive coping strategies to life’s stressors, or want to address a specific issue, I would like to help. If you are looking for an assessment/diagnosis of a concern, I would like to help you understand and contextualize your concerns. I believe that everyone deserves and has the ability to create a life worth living.

Jason Abbott lived in Montreal where he received his Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology, McGill University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Concordia University. Before his career in psychology, Jason studied engineering and was a professor with Algonquin College, in Ottawa.

Jason works from an integrative and person-centred, culturally sensitive and gender inclusive approach. Jason integrates mindfulness practices with Cognitive-Behavioural and Dialectical Behavioural Therapies, alongside elements of Relational and Object-Relations, insight-based therapies. Jason works with people who are seeking help with:

  • Assessment/Diagnosis of a concern
  • General Life Stressors and Coping
  • ADHD, Depression and Anxiety
  • Borderline Personality Disorder and other Personality Disorders
  • Emotional and Interpersonal Dysregulation
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Trauma

Jason also has experience working with victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse, relationship concerns, and career counselling.

Please contact jason@vividpsychology.com for booking.

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Nadia is available for additional booking times. Please contact her at nadia@vividpsychology.com.

Nadia holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology, with a minor in Religious Studies, and a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology. She is a Registered Provisional Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists and a member of the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta.

Nadia is empathetic, compassionate, and warm in her client-centered approach. She works with young adults to seniors and is particularly knowledgeable about concerns related to addiction, anxiety, depression, significant trauma, career and life adjustments, work-related stress, and general stress. Nadia has extensive experience counselling individuals from varying cultures and spiritualities. She keeps up-to-date on her understanding of human behaviour by participating in relevant training and workshops.

Nadia values a positive therapeutic relationship and encourages you to chat with her during a 20-minute complimentary consultation. Please feel free to contact her.

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“We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect; we apprehend it just as much by feeling.” ― Carl Jung I believe that humans are emotional, relational, and social beings, who are also capable of initiating and adapting to change. This process can sometimes be challenging and daunting. I foster a safe, respectful, comfortable, culture sensitive, and accepting space where the clients feel empowered to challenge obstacles. I listen and understand client’s story without any biases and judgement. Because each individual is unique, therefore, I work collaboratively with you, employing a client centered approach to develop a holistic plan which draws upon your strengths and is tailored to meet your specific individual needs. I am a firm believer in walking with the client at their pace encouraging positive changes along the way. Along with person-centered approach, I draw from cognitive-behavior therapy, mindfulness practices, trauma informed care and relaxation techniques to bring a positive change. These methods also provide a toolkit to the client which can be learnt and utilised anytime. Additionally, I utilize the therapeutic techniques from Gottman’s Couples Counselling which is a well researched and evidence-based couples therapy. Originally from India, Gayatri migrated to Canada in 2009. She completed her BA (Honours) in Applied Psychology at University of Delhi, and subsequently pursued MA in Psychology (specialisation in Clinical Psychology) at University of Delhi. She has supplemented her training with various professional courses and is also continuously engaged in training to better assist her clients. Since last 20 years, Gayatri has provided clinical services in a variety of settings and in various capacities in India as well as in Calgary. She has worked with reputed organisations as well as worked in private practice and has served culturally diverse population. Gayatri’s clinical interests include anxiety, depression, mindfulness, relationship difficulties, and stress. She provides services, in English, Hindi and Punjabi to children as well as adults. In order to support and meet the needs of her clients, Gayatri offers various daytime and evening appointments.

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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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Melissa is a Registered Provisional Psychologist in the province of Alberta. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Behavioural Science from Ambrose University and her Master of Arts in Counselling from Providence Theological Seminary.

Melissa pulls from many therapeutic approaches including attachment theory, emotion-focused therapy, mindfulness, interpersonal neurobiology, cognitive behavioural therapy, internal family systems, and solution-focused brief therapy. Melissa also has training in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) as well as 20 hours of training in Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga.

Melissa has experience working in mental health awareness and enhancement with the post-secondary population, as well as assisting in academia in undergraduate psychology courses and graduate level counselling psychology. She also has experience in teaching and facilitating workshops on various topics such as general mental health literacy, mindfulness, attachment and interpersonal relationships, and stress management.

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If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me: paul@vividpsychology.com

Hi everyone! I don’t want to bore you with the standard professional bio. So let’s just dive right in.

You won’t find yourself sitting on a couch in a cold room while I psychoanalyze you. I prefer to live in a more relaxed version of reality, and I want to share that with you.

We can start with a brief meditation to help you ease into a more peaceful, grounded space. We can let your favorite album hum in the background. Or we can take a walk outside instead. I want to spend our time the way you want to.

Therapy shouldn’t be unnerving. It’s hard enough to share your personal problems with someone else, so why not make the process enjoyable? Therapy should be a collaboration. After all, I can’t expect you to be real if I’m not real with you, right? I want our time to be spent in a way that allows you to explore your concerns with clarity- instead of being consumed by them.

I find that too often, people feel there’s something wrong with having problems. But everyone has problems; it’s just human nature. It’s our problems that teach us how to be better- we just have to learn how to listen to them. Rooted deep in the unique web of any problem is a lesson, we just have to find it. So, let’s talk about your problems. Let’s talk about what makes you tick. Your passions, your fears, your strengths, your goals. All of the unique idiosyncrasies that make you, you.

I have found that methods from traditional and modern psychology are invaluable for understanding our own minds. I use a mixture of both, as well as aspects of philosophy, science, wellness practices, and ancient cultural wisdom that has proven to be timeless. I also like to stay up-to-date with the most current scientific research.

I am a musician, and my favorite part of playing music is improvising with other people. You get to play what you feel, but you also have to listen to what everyone else is playing. With practice, you learn to jam together. Life is an improvisation, it’s always unpredictable. Interacting with the world is a lot like jamming- you have to learn to adapt in ways that put you and the world around you in harmony. And like anything else, practice strengthens your ability. You just have to decide to practice. You’re reading this because you’ve decided to practice- so be proud of yourself! Let’s get your groove back. Let’s find your style so you can get back to jamming with the world.

I have a Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology from Capella University and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. If you’re interested in the scientific jargon, here are some of the methods I pull from: • Positive Psychology • Mindfulness and Meditation • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy • Interpersonal Psychotherapy • Biopsychology • Eastern Philosophy

Focus Areas: • Depression • Anxiety • Relationship Issues (romantic, family, general) • Trauma • Life Transitions

What makes me, me:

• Music- funk/jazz/blues/Latin/hiphop/classic rock. And of course, playing drums • Snowboarding and Surfing • Traveling • Sports • Learning (the never-ending quest for knowledge and wisdom!) • Family • My Bernedoodle Baloo- who can accompany us on any session!

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“Everyone eats; it’s something we just do several times a day. So much so, that for many, eating simply becomes an afterthought in the day; something we slowly lose touch with.

For some it’s viewed as a task, or even a chore, we must complete so that we can keep up with our draining schedule. For others, having to strike a balance between what our body needs, for the sake of disease management, and what the heart wants can lead to a chronic and life-long struggle. I want to help you reconnect with food, find a sense of joy and fulfilment in eating, and help you feel like you are making the right choices for you, in this moment, regardless of what you might be dealing with”.

Kathleen Litzenberger grew up in Europe and came to Canada in 2011, determined to pursue a degree in Psychology. In her final semester at Concordia University, in Montreal, she discovered her passion for nutrition and the complex relationships people can have with food. After receiving her Master of Science in Dietetics, from McGill University, Kathleen moved to Calgary where she is registered with the College of Dietitians of Alberta. She currently practices as a clinical dietitian in both private practice and long-term care, providing services in English, French, and German.

Kathleen believes that working from a client-centered, multicultural, and inclusive approach integrating intuitive and mindfulness practices. A trusting relationship is essential to help motivate people to adopt positive changes. She views her role, in a client’s journey toward self-improvement and self-fulfillment, as being a source of continuous guidance, reassurance, and resources. Kathleen believes that nutrition-related knowledge and skills, combined with a safe and compassionate environment, help clients develop sustainable changes in their lives: replacing diet-culture-laden beliefs about food, and short-lived weight-loss “successes”. Her clinical interests include:

  • Health conditions related to heart, digestion, and bone/joint health
  • Cancer (preventative; during/post treatment)
  • Alternative dietary lifestyles (Vegan/Vegetarian)
  • Pre-diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes
  • Body positivity and intuitive eating.

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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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Tara holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology and is a Registered Provisional Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists.

She has 20 years of experience working within the business sector specializing in human resources management, coaching, mediation, disability management, career and transition counselling.

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Jenn is available for Individual Art Therapy & Counselling. Please contact her at (587) 848-8292.

With 5 years of experience in the mental health field as an Art Therapist, Jenn holds a Masters in Counselling and Art Therapy from Seton Hill University in Pennsylvania, USA. She is a professional member of both the Canadian Art Therapy Association and is a Certified Canadian Counsellor. Jenn primarily focuses her Art Therapy work in both: individual sessions and group workshops.

Previously Jenn worked in Pennsylvania in a psychiatric acute inpatient treatment center where she ran Art Therapy groups focusing on strength based Art Therapy. When she left America she traveled Australia for two years where she spoke at the ANZACATA (Australia, New Zealand, Asia Creative Art Therapy Association) Conference and began her own Mental Health initiative, Belly Eye Art Therapy. She traveled the country collaborating with other Art Therapists starting and running 6 week Art Therapy Groups based on a variety of themes.

For the last year Jenn has worked in Calgary at an addiction treatment center for women, where she led group and individual therapy. Her main focus areas have included: trauma, addiction, communication, self esteem, loss and grief, guilt and shame and relationships.

Jenn strongly values creating a non-judgemental, safe and supportive space that promotes healing through creative expression.

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COVID-19 has affected everyone differently. You may feel isolated and alone, with this deep pain of loneliness and a longing to connect with others. Perhaps you are feeling empty, sad, or worthless – hopeless that things will change and seeing no signs of it. Maybe you feel afraid – worried about your job, your loved ones, and all the things going on in the world. You may have tried to sort things out on your own – meet with others, stay positive, calm yourself – but nothing seems to work and you find yourself back where you started. Deep down inside, you know there has to be something more but you aren’t sure how to go about it.

May I join you on your journey? I work with individual adults and provide a safe and accepting space where you can be you. As we work together, you may realize that you are not alone and there is a way forward. You may feel hope again, a new sense of peace, and begin to experience life in a way you didn’t think was possible. Let’s find out together.

We can meet for sessions either in-person or over video or phone – whatever works for you. Please click on the “Book an Appointment” button to schedule your session, or reach out to me by email at lindsey@vividpsychology.com with any questions. Change is possible, as well as the potential for a more healthy life. Let’s explore how things can be different for you.

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Chloe is devoted to ensuring children and youth feel loved and supported, while helping to inspire their fullest potential.

Chloe is a registered social worker and family support worker. She facilitates 1:1 sessions with children and youth who are in need of motivation, inspiration and empowerment. Chloe uses a strengths-based approach to hold sessions in the community, and hopes to help her clients relax, have fun, and feel comfortable.

In addition to social work, Chloe is also a certified yoga instructor. “As a social worker, I have learned that it is essential to practice self-care and explore self-awareness and empowerment. I value the continual pursuit of learning how to live, and feel that cultivating mental and physical health builds the strongest foundation for evolving into a mature adult. Regular yoga practice helps me fully show up for my clients, community, and family (6:00 am hot yoga with groovy tunes is my jam!).”

I believe that everyone deserves to feel as incredible as they truly are, and I want to be here to help. As my mom always says, “It only takes one moon to shift the tide.”

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There is no greater privilege than supporting people through the joys and pains of life. Truly. Years of witnessing others’ growth has caused me to know one thing with certainty: personal transformation is best nurtured by kindness, empathy, focused intention, and a meaningful connection to another human being. As such, I strive to be authentic and informed in my practice. No fluff. No pretension. Just authentic, client-focused, evidence-based support in a timely and respectful manner. I am a lifelong learner by nature and continue to develop my professional capacities under the mentorship of leaders in the field of attachment, trauma and relationships including my beloved mentors Stan Tatkin and Laurel Parnell. I have specialized training in attachment-focused EMDR (for PTSD and complex developmental trauma), PACT (couples therapy), clinical hypnosis, and mindfulness-based approaches to depression, anxiety, and general stress management. All in all, I help people learn to relate to their emotions in ways that free them from unnecessary suffering, but the best part of my job is witnessing people realize they can feel, be, think and do more than they ever believed possible. I am a passionate, inspired seer of possibilities, and am currently developing a series of transformational retreats, couples yoga/connection opportunities, guided meditations and curriculum for personal growth. It’s become a personal mission for me to share my insight and compassion for the human race through professional teaching/supervision, writing and speaking engagements. Creating safety so that others can heal and evolve to their fullest potential is my purpose on this planet. If you are a brave soul in search of truth and wholeness, you’re in the right place. Just reach out.

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Cassie Zaychuk Wellness offers revolutionary healthcare & personalized health coaching for your individual body constitution.

Their mission is to create a new system of health. That focusses on You, where your individualized and complex protocol is based on all the information gathered in you initial consultation. How you want to feel, goals, symptoms, testing and access to their Team of Ambassador Health Professionals that they work with to create a comprehensive plan from multiple perspectives & specialties. With access to the latest scientific advancements in Health. So that you don’t need to become sick to learn to care for yourself.

Areas our Memberships focus on ?

Body Cravings. Weight. Metabolism. Digestion. Bloating. Gut. Microbiome. Inflammation. Nutrition. Adrenals. Thyroid. Allergens.

Beauty Collagen. Aging. Skin. Nails. Hair. Lips. Hydration. Acne. Eczema. Cellular Regeneration. Skin. Elasticity.

Sexual Health Hormones. Fertility. Pre Natal. Post Natal. Nervous System. Libido. Yeast. Candida. Reproductive Organs. Orgasm. Pleasure.

Support Auto-Immunity. PTSD. Mental Health. Trauma. Pain. Swelling. Stiffness. Joints.

Strength Vitality. Spinal Health. Muscles. Ligaments. Fascia. Bones. Circulation. Temperature. Blood Sugar. Blood Pressure. Immunity. Lungs. Energy.

Brain Fatigue. Depression. Anxiety. Sleep. Stress. Brain Fog. Fragmentation. Confusion. Positivity. Focus. Clarity. Efficiency. Motivation. Neurotransmitters. Memory. ADD. ADHD. Addiction.

30 Day Detox This protocol supports all organs, cells, skin, tissue, bone, while detoxing parasites, bacteria & heavy metals.

Listen to your Body As your body shifts and changes with your life this protocol allows you to use voice analysis technology to support areas of your individual constitution as part of your regular upkeep and care.

Cleanse This protocol creates a deep cellular cleanse, this is where your long term change occurs. There are 46 vitality cleanses, as well as support for viruses, h.pylori, epstein-barr virus, chronic fatigue, herpes, and a complete a-z list of potential health concerns.

Rejuvenation This protocol supports your entire system and prepares it for detox and cleansing, through deep cellular nourishment.

Environment Free Radicals. Toxins. Heavy Metals. Molds. Fungus. Chemicals.

Why Join Our Membership ?

Health Education

Leading Edge Technology & Health Coaches

First to know about events and specials

First access to booking

Text Support

Access to special pricing when working with our Team of Ambassador Health Professionals

Give a complimentary Initial Consultation to a loved one of your choice on us

Take responsibility for your Health

Join a Team of Health Professionals in making your Health Personalized, Individualized and about You. “You know you best”

Healthcare that is attentive, anticipating your needs as you change

Learning to shift patterns of disease

Feel inspired by your Health

HEALTH THAT FEELS EASY

How it works ?

Initial Consultation

We will go over you goals, symptoms, history, intake, patterns and what to expect all while receiving your first treatment.

Memberships

1, 3, or 6 Months

3x or 5x a Week

( Depending on goals, health, predisposition, family history & information gathered in your initial consultation ) More appointments initially will ease the detox potential and symptoms, as well as being great for patients with compromised immune systems. You can always start with more frequency treatments as move down as your body begins to detox and feel more vitality. We will also do monthly check ins to monitor progress throughout your Membership.

Referrals

If you refer a new Membership client, you will receive a complimentary Treatment on us.

Social Media SHARING

If you share your experience in your stories and tag @cassiezaychukwellness and @vividpsychology you will receive 10% off on your next Treatment.

Team of Ambassador Health Professionals

Nutrition

Nikki Brule

Specializes in Clean, Nutrition, Detoxification, Plant Based, Organic Meals.

Coaches

Krista Reierson

Health, Astrological & Quantum Healing Specialist. Rooted in Psychology, Epigenetic’s & Experiential Based Learning.

Acupuncture

Dr. Kirsten Carson

Cosmetic Acupuncture, Cupping, Gua Sha, TCM

Specialist in Sleep, Stress, Digestion, Heartaches, Eczema, Mental & Physical Health.

Dr. Peter Kramer

TCM

Specializing in Sleep, Digestion, Emotional Health.

Spinal Care

Curo Chiropractic

Specializes in Spine, Nervous System, Lifestyle Health, Preventative Healthcare

Also skin specialists, doctors, IV drips, bloodwork, gene analysis, products, supplements and more.

“ Over 89% of patients reported a 83-93% reduction in symptoms using Frequency Technology over a 3-4 Month period ”

Cassie Zaychuk Wellness Hours of Operation 9am-9pm Monday - Saturday

Instagram @cassiezaychukwellness

Contact Us 1(587)215-4844 cassie@vividpsychology.com

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