Who We Are
We are a network of Calgary psychologists, marriage counsellors and Calgary therapists who specialize in helping people overcome the hurdles that sometimes make life, relationships, school and work difficult. Coming from diverse cultural backgrounds and from every facet of society, we are passionate about what we do. We provide individual counselling, couples and marriage counseling, as well as family and group counselling. We offer workshops and seminars on various topics as needs arise. We believe we are part of a client’s broader community. Attending therapy is part of a client’s normal activities. We endeavor to make our voice one among those of family, friends, colleagues etc. To this end we work hard to create a strong alliance with clients and use this new and stronger team against the client’s presenting problem. We believe that people are resilient and are already working to overcome their difficulties. We believe people have a long history of winning against their problems even in small ways. We thus seek to create a collaborative environment where the client and therapist work together and join their ideas, wisdom and resources in coming up with solutions and a way forward. We believe that with the necessary support clients can paint a picture of their preferred life and can be assisted to find helpful ways to move towards that life and future. With us you will find a warm, professional and therapeutic environment in which we can together discover and develop solutions to help you find on your way.
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MC, CCC, Registered Provisional Psychologist
Amy is a Registered Provisional Psychologist working under the supervision of Charles Coleman, and a Canadian Certified Counsellor who strives to bring empathy and authenticity to every counselling relationship. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Mount Royal University in Calgary, and went on to obtain her Master of Counselling in Counselling Psychology. Amy completed her counselling internship at Third Academy in Calgary, providing therapy services to youth and families.
Amy is privileged to be able to help clients on their therapeutic journey towards change. She is passionate about helping clients to realize their goals, and live out their values fully through a strengths-based approach to counselling. Amy has expertise working with Anxiety disorders and has completed training in treating Body-focused Repetitive Behaviours (BFRBs) such as Trichotillomania (hair pulling) and Skin Picking Disorder and is passionate about supporting the BFRB community. She practices from a Person-centered approach, has training and experience in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and draws from Solution-Focused and Cognitive Behavioural approaches in her therapeutic work. Amy also is working on research and has upcoming publications in the area of maternal mental health.
Amy loves hiking in the mountains with her family, practicing yoga, and listening to and playing music. Her great passion is reading, though she has been known to binge a show (or 5) on streaming services in her down time.
Areas of Specialization: Anxiety, Depression, Self-esteem, Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviours, Relationships, Life Transitions, Identity, Self-compassion, Stress and Anger Management.
MA, CCC, Registered Provisional Psychologist
Cynthia is a Registered Provisional Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists, under the supervision of Charles Coleman, and a Canadian Certified Counsellor who believes in helping clients achieve a greater sense of happiness by improving their emotional, psychological and social well-being.
Cynthia graduated with honours from Yorkville University in New Brunswick, receiving a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. She completed her counselling internship at the Calgary Counselling Centre and has volunteered on the crisis lines at the Calgary Distress Centre.
As a certified trauma-informed counsellor, Cynthia will incorporate a blend of elements from different theoretical interventions according to her clients’ needs, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy. In addition to counselling services, she will also include, when requested, psycho-education, community resources and group counselling to ensure a holistic approach for her clients’ journey towards a balanced, mentally-healthy life.
Cynthia’s approach to counselling is the belief that success is a direct result of mutual respect and collaboration between her and all clients, be they couples, families or youth in distress. The therapeutic alliance is created by thoroughly understanding clients’ challenges, strengths, and goals for effective and personalised change.
Cynthia enjoys reading, yoga and spending time with her teenage boy/girl twins.
Areas of Specialization: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, PTSD, Mood Swings, Bipolar Disorder, Relationship Coaching, Confidence Building, Workplace Stress, Return to Work Assessments, Career Counselling.
MC, Registered Psychologist
**JYOTI IS CURRENTLY ON MATERNITY LEAVE**
Jyoti is a Registered Psychologist whose approach to therapy is a guided process of self-discovery and healing, one that goes further than ‘talk therapy’ alone by supporting clients to walk away with effective strategies and coping mechanisms for navigating their lives. Jyoti completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Calgary and went on to pursue a Masters in Counselling Psychology. Since registering with the College of Alberta Psychologists in 2013, she has gone on to work in numerous settings, including the court system, schools, post-secondary institutions, non-profit organizations, and private practice.
As no stranger to difficulties requiring resiliency, Jyoti has a strong empathy for clients’ experiences. Jyoti admires the courage it takes to seek help to navigate life’s challenges and strives to create a safe, non-judgmental and compassionate environment that is built on respect, openness, and honesty. Her counselling style is collaborative and she aims to use language and psycho-education that promotes a proactive, self-empowering, and egalitarian experience.
She has extensive training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy and person-centered approaches. Jyoti customizes her treatment approach in conjunction with client needs and goals. She has extensive experience working with adults, couples, families and students over the years.
As a born and raised Calgarian, Jyoti loves the outdoors and enjoys reading, cycling, music and spending time with her friends and family.
Areas of specialization: Couple and Relationship Counselling, Depression, Anxiety, Life Transitions, Family of Origin concerns, Stress Management, Emotional Regulation. Self Esteem, Confidence Building in young adults as well as Procrastination, Motivation, Academic and Career Choices.
M.Ed., Registered Provisional Psychologist
Josh is a Registered Provisional Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists, under the supervision of Charles Coleman. He is a member of the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta and is a Registered Addictions Counsellor with the Association of Counselling Therapy of Alberta. Josh completed his undergraduate degree in Behavioural Sciences at Ambrose University and his Master of Education in Counselling Psychology from the University of Lethbridge. After completing his internship with the Lethbridge Family Violence and Justice Program, Josh was employed as an Addictions Counselor at the Lethbridge Youth Treatment Centre.
Josh approaches counselling sessions with hope, empathy, and compassion. He works primarily within a Cognitive Behavioural framework and also applies interventions from several modalities, including Solution Focused therapy and Person-Centered Therapy. Additionally, Josh’s interest in trauma led him to pursue training in Somatic Experiencing and is pursuing further training in EMDR. Josh believes that, while theories and interventions are important, it is an authentic therapeutic relationship which acts as the strongest catalyst for success in therapy. It is this unique relationship that Josh prioritizes with his clients to promote a sincere and comfortable atmosphere within which clients may achieve meaningful outcomes.
Josh uses his background in research to help ensure he is informed about the issues which are important to his clients and he has experience working with clients from very diverse backgrounds within various contexts.
He loves a good laugh, competitive team sports, travelling, and spending time with his wife and new baby!
Areas of specialization: Depression, Anxiety, Addiction, Emotional Regulation, Issues related to Race and Acculturation, Trauma, Spirituality, School/Behavioural Issues in Adolescence.
M.Ed., Registered Psychologist
**JAYLENE IS ONLY ACCEPTING ASSESSMENT CLIENTS AT THIS TIME. SHE IS CURRENTLY NOT TAKING ON ANY NEW COUNSELLING CLIENTS. **
Jaylene is passionate about supporting individuals to achieve their greatest potential and believes that this requires creativity, an individualized treatment model and a holistic approach. Jaylene completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Lethbridge, and her Master of Education in School and Applied Child Psychology at the University of Calgary. Her sense of adventure took her to Kamloops, British Columbia where she was employed as a Mental Health Clinician at Child and Youth Mental Health (through BC Ministry of Children and Family Development) and a Certified School Psychologist at School District No. 73 (Kamloops-Thompson).
Jaylene is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists. She is trained and works with all populations using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (Trauma-Informed), Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills, and Emotion-Focused Family Therapy. In addition to counselling, Jaylene is experienced in psycho-educational assessments to inform intervention and programming needs for children in school. She has recently attained her certification in clinical Autism Spectrum Disorder assessment (ADOS-2 and ADI-R). She especially enjoys working with children and youth, and their families, and believes that change is made when individuals feel safe, heard and valued by caregivers and professionals alike.
Jaylene is an optimistic and energetic individual who enjoys expressing herself through art, music, and culinary creations, and is fascinated by travel and culture. She enjoys playing and watching team sports (is a fantasy hockey fanatic), as well as running, hiking, and biking in the Kananaskis with her partner.
Areas of Specialization: Psycho-educational assessments, Specific Learning Disorders, Giftedness, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, play based/creative therapy for children and youth, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma.
PhDc., Clinical Director & Registered Psychologist
A Registered Psychologist and Calgary marital therapist who is an empathic and dynamic listener, passionate about helping people live out their full potential and overcome hurdles that get in their way. He is an avid learner who started his education with a BSc. in Zoology before deciding to move into Psychology. He acquired a diploma in PsychoEducation Guidance and Counselling from the University of Calgary and a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology from City University, Bellevue, Washington. He has further training in couples therapy and is in the process of becoming a Gottman Certified Therapist (completed Level III).
He is currently registered with the College of Alberta Psychologists with whom he is an approved supervisor. He enjoys mentoring and developing the next generation of psychologists. He holds clinical membership with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and is enrolled in a PhD program.
Charles has lived and traveled internationally spending over 20 years in various cultures and speaking three languages. He enjoys competitive team sports, reading ‘real life’ stories and spending quality time with friends and family around food. He is now learning Spanish ~ Ola!
Areas of specialization: Improving Couple Relationships, Working through Infidelity; Dissolving the Constant Fights; Making sense of Blended Families, Anger Management and Skype Counselling.