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
Barbara is a Registered Provisional Psychologist, a Canadian Certified Counsellor, a member of the Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) and the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta (PAA), working under the supervision of Charles Coleman. Barbara completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology at the Federal University of Reconcavo of Bahia in Brazil and obtained her master’s degree in counselling through the City University of Seattle. Her professional background in Brazil includes working with children and youth in at-risk situations, college students at the university student counselling services and seniors in a psychiatric hospital with various cognitive decline diagnosis. She completed various internships as well as volunteering at the Support Group for Children.
In Canada, Barbara has worked with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and comorbidities, including anxiety, depression, and ADHD. Her practicum was completed at Rocky Mountain Psychological Services and New Heights school. In addition to extensive work with children in these settings, Barbara provided executive skills counselling to adults and facilitated anxiety groups for teens with ASD.
Barbara is passionate about supporting individuals and has experienced first-hand the positive impact that the appropriate intervention can have in one’s efforts to reach their full potential. Barbara works from a strength-based approach, supporting clients through counselling, drawing from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy (NT), Synergetic Play Therapy (SPT), and Attachment theories. She has successfully helped clients work through a variety of concerns. She provides services in English and Portuguese.
Barbara enjoys connecting with family and friends, laughing with her 3-year old son, reading and riding her bike.
Areas of Specialization: Anger Management, Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem, Play-therapy, Executive Skills training for ADHD & ASD in adults and children, Psycho-Educational Assessment.
MACP, Registered Psychologist
Clint is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists. He completed his undergraduate degree in psychology at Mount Royal University, and obtained his Master of Counselling Psychology degree from Yorkville University. He completed his counselling residency at the Calgary Counselling Centre, where he worked extensively with the agency’s family violence prevention program. Clint has also worked as a supervisor at the Calgary Distress Centre supporting crisis line volunteers, and has previously served as a Victim Services Advocate with the RCMP.
He has experience working with individuals, couples, families, and groups, and has had success helping clients work through a variety of concerns including relationship concerns, anxiety and depression, anger management, addictions, grief and loss, motivation and self-esteem, and more.
Clint’s therapeutic approach draws from a variety of disciplines including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy, Gottman-based Couples Counselling, among others.
In his spare time, Clint enjoys playing music, thrifting, travelling, and playing with his 2-year old nephew.
Areas of specialization: Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Relationships, Anxiety, Depression, Mandated Clients, Anger Management, Addictions, Grief and Loss, Motivation and Self-Esteem Building.
MC, Registered Psychologist
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Amy is a Registered Psychologist 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 has co-authored publications in the area of maternal mental health, and is an Instructional Support Facilitator with Athabasca University in the Master of Counselling program.
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, OCD, Depression, Self-esteem, Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviours, Relationships, Life Transitions, Identity, Self-compassion, Stress and Anger Management, LGBTQ+, Psycho-Educational Assessments.
MMP, MC, Canadian Certified Counsellor
Samuel is a Canadian Certified Counsellor, and a member of the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta, working under the supervision of Charles Coleman. Before moving into counselling, Samuel obtained a master’s degree in Managerial Psychology from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. Samuel worked in human resources for nearly a decade across different sectors, including consulting, banking, and manufacturing, and acquired various human resource certifications in Canada and the USA. In a switch that reflected a deeper interest in helping people, Samuel undertook and graduated with a Master of Counselling from City University of Seattle, Calgary campus, and is currently enrolled as a doctoral counselling student at California Southern University. He completed his practicum at Calgary Counselling Centre and has worked in the developmental disability space at Vecova.
Samuel is a compassionate and empathetic counsellor. He works from a strength-based approach, believing that people are competent as they enter therapy with both the problem and the solution. Hence, he seeks out the sparkling moments while listening to their problem story. Samuel fosters a safe space that honors the individuality and uniqueness of his clients, enabling him to build a strong connection with them in therapy. He works to make his clients feel heard, unjudged, accepted, respected, and challenged towards change. Samuel has helped clients work through depression, anxiety, relational issues, trauma, grief and loss, addictive behaviors, self-esteem and identity problems, sex and intimacy, sexuality challenges, and more. He has worked with individuals, couples, families, and children.
Samuel’s therapeutic methods include solution-focused therapy, narrative therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), person/client-centered approaches, and trauma-informed practices.
In his spare time, he enjoys reading, connecting with family and friends, cooking, listening to music, going to the gym, taking long walks, riding his bike, and writing.
Areas of Specialization: Anger Management, Addiction & Recovery, Grief and Loss, Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem, Couple & Relationship Issues, Infidelity, Conflict Management and Improving Communication, Testing & Assessment.
M.A., Registered Provisional Psychologist
Gayatri is a Registered Provisional Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists, under the supervision of Charles Coleman. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Psychology and a Master of Arts in Psychology (Clinical Psychology) from University of Delhi, India. Gayatri invests in continuous growth and learning and engages in ongoing professional development and training.
Gayatri has over 22 years of experience providing counselling in various settings. She enjoys working with culturally diverse populations including, but not limited to, children, teens, adults, couples, elderly, families, and blended families.
Gayatri believes that humans are emotional, relational, and social beings, capable of initiating and adapting to change. She fosters a safe, respectful, comfortable, culturally sensitive, non judgemental and accepting space for her clients.
In her therapeutic work, Gayatri utilizes a strengths-based, client centered approach and tailors the therapy to best meet the needs and goals of each individual with whom she works. Gayatri’s therapeutic work draws from Hypnotherapy, Cognitive-behaviour Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Mindfulness Practices, Trauma Informed Care and Relaxation Techniques. Gayatri is currently working towards Gottman certification as a couple’s therapist. Her work with couples is guided by Gottman method which is a well researched and evidence-based couples’ therapy.
She provides services in English, Hindi, and Punjabi. In order to support and meet the needs of her clients, Gayatri offers various daytime, evening, and weekend appointments.
Gayatri loves listening to music, cooking, going for walks and movies and spending time with her family.
Primary Areas of Interest include, but are not limited to, Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy, Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Difficulties, Trauma, Stress Management, Emotional Regulation, Marriage Preparation, and Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
MC, CCC, Registered Provisional Psychologist
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Suzanne is a Registered Provisional Psychologist and a Canadian Certified Counsellor practicing under the supervision of Charles Coleman. She graduated from City University of Seattle with her Master of Counselling in Counselling Psychology before acquiring advanced level training at the Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy. She is currently working toward registration as a Certified Gottman Therapist.
Extensive work with minority populations has contributed to Suzanne’s special interest in gender and sexual diversity as well as trauma resilience. She hosts a passion for supporting the LGTBQ2S+ community.
As an advocate for social justice, Suzanne employs a systemic lens to the understanding of individual experience including how social norms, normative language, and oppressive factors influence the development of personal narratives. She engages a relational approach to understanding the affiliation between people and the problems from which they seek extrication. She aims to model authenticity, empathy, hope, and even embrace a little humour in relationships with clients to provide therapeutic
interventions that focus on empowering clients to embrace their strengths and initiate change both within themselves and within their systems. Navigating relationship issues such as ineffective
communication, separation, divorce, co-parenting and blending of families, is something Suzanne is passionate to help clients explore more fully. Suzanne practices from a Narrative approach, and draws from Family Systems, Solution-Focused, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing approaches in her therapeutic work.
Suzanne loves backpacking, hot yoga, and relaxing by the campfire with family and her fur babies.
Areas of Specialization: Gender and Sexual Identity, Trauma, Couples, Family Life Cycles, Relationship Challenges, Emotional Regulation, Behavioural Issues, Anxiety, and Depression.
M.Ed., Registered Psychologist
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Josh is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists and a member of the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta. He completed his Master of Education in Counselling Psychology at the University of Lethbridge. Josh’s clinical background includes working with addictions, relationships, and trauma/PTSD. He also has a passion for working with people who have experienced race-based traumatic stress.
In addition to counselling, Josh coordinates workshops at Journey and provides consultation for all looking to attend. He enjoys building strong relationships with people and takes great pride in the work that he does with the individuals and couples that he sees.
While Josh approaches therapy primarily through a Cognitive Behavioural framework, the expansion of his clinical work has led him to practice through other modalities such as EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, and Internal Family Systems. Josh’s growing expertise in trauma and PTSD has led to further training such as his post graduate certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies.
To help ensure you experience the best care possible, Josh regularly consults with a diverse network of other therapists. In addition to being a Psychologist, Josh takes great pride in being a devoted father and husband and he enjoys travelling as well as athletics!
Areas of specialization: Couples, Depression, Anxiety, Addiction, Emotional Regulation, Issues related to Race and Acculturation, Trauma and PTSD, Spirituality, School/Behavioural Issues in Adolescence.
PhDc., Clinical Director & Registered Psychologist
**CHARLES IS NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME. NEW CLIENTS WISHING TO SEE CHARLES PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE AND REQUEST A FREE 15 MINUTE PHONE CONSULTATION WITH CHARLES AND HE WILL ASSIST YOU TO SEE THE COUNSELLOR THAT WOULD BE THE BEST FIT FOR YOU**
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 ~ Hola!
Areas of specialization: Improving Couple Relationships, Working through Infidelity; Dissolving the Constant Fights; Making sense of Blended Families, Anger Management and Virtual Counselling.