Posted on: Saturday, November 24th, 2012
We are pleased to have Simone McCreary and Dee Dee Kay, two accomplished Calgary Counsellors, join our team.
Simone brings her genuine compassion and positivity into her work as a counsellor for adults, couples, and teens. She attained a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology at the University of Calgary before earning her Masters of Science in Counselling Psychology. She completed an internship at the Calgary Counselling Centre and is currently registered as a provisional psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists.
Her approach to counselling is founded on a relationship of mutual respect and teamwork with her clients. From this base, she strives to first thoroughly understand clients’ challenges and strengths, then collaborates with them to identify and carry out effective, creative, and personalized solutions. In working with couples, she endeavours to make the process of counselling rewarding and enjoyable, helping them to foster greater appreciation, love, and passion for each other while simultaneously working to resolve areas of conflict.
Simone enjoys dinners with friends and family, travel, and comedy. She stays active by hiking with her two dogs, yoga, surfing, snowboarding, and dancing. She is passionate about lifelong learning, health, caring for the planet and its inhabitants, and appreciating each moment.
Areas of Specialization: Romantic Relationships & Sexuality, Mindfulness Meditation, Stress & Anxiety, Procrastination, ADHD, Organization, Hoarding, Increasing Willpower, Improving Physical Health (e.g., weight loss), Disordered Eating and Body Image, Self-Esteem, Teens
Dee Dee believes that every individual has the strength to work towards a happy, healthy and balanced life. She prides herself on the personal empowerment of individuals through respect, communication, and the acknowledgment that each individual is the author of their own lives.
Dee Dee is a Registered Provisional Psychologist and a certified counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. She has completed the Conflict Resolution program from Mount Royal University and specific training in Play Therapy. Dee Dee is currently working towards gaining designation as a Registered Play Therapist as well as in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). She is passionate about working with kids, teenagers and parents. She is fluent in American Sign Language and has worked with the Calgary Board of Education for over 20 years supporting children with various emotional, behavioral and educational challenges.
Dee Dee has been married for 28 years and is the mother of two. She enjoys spending time with her family, exercising, reading and connecting with friends. She likes to travel and enjoys road trips although she has recently discovered the pure joy of cruising.
Areas of Specialization: counseling children through play, empowering teens to improve self-esteem, enhancing parenting skills, stress management, depression