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.
VAC identification cards accepted.
MMP, MC, CCC, Registered Provisional Psychologist
Samuel is a Registered Provisional Psychologist and Canadian Certified Counsellor who works to build a strong connection with his clients, enabling them to feel heard and understood. Samuel practices under the supervision of Charles Coleman and is a Doctor of Psychology Student who completed his Master of Counselling from the City University of Seattle. He completed his internship at the Calgary Counselling Center and has experience working with people with diverse presenting concerns from his other work experiences. Prior to a career in Counselling, Samuel worked in human resources and obtained a Master’s in Managerial Psychology from the University of Lagos, Nigeria.
Samuel is passionate about understanding how systems and trauma impact and interact with people’s mental health. From a systemic lens, Samuel works to uncover patterns fuelling the problem and the strengths inherent in the client’s story and to help them move towards positive shifts. He works with adults, couples and families, teens, young adults, and children. Samuel aims to inspire hope and help people thrive.
Samuel’s work with couples and families focuses on concerns about communication, intimacy, separation and divorce, co-parenting, blended family, and infidelity. His work with individuals centres around emotional and mood challenges, stress and exhaustion, addictive behaviours, and careers. He conducts back-to-work evaluations for people with substance use issues. Samuel works closely with persons in the LGBTQ community and considers himself a strong ally.
In his work in therapy, Samuel adopts culturally-informed practices to better appreciate clients’ worldviews and beliefs in ways that honour, validate, and foster a solid working relationship with them. He enjoys celebrating the sparkling moments in his clients’ stories and especially appreciates the healing power of sharing heartfelt laughter.
Samuel loves reading, connecting with family and friends, cooking, music, going to the gym, taking 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, LGBTQ, Intimacy and Sexual Issues, and Trauma.
M.A., Registered Psychologist
Gayatri is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists and is a member of the Psychologist’s Association of Alberta. 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.
Areas of Specialization include, but are not limited to, Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy, Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Difficulties, Trauma, Stress Management, Emotional Regulation, Marriage Preparation, Body Focused Repetitive Behaviours (BFRB) and Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)
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, CCC, Registered Psychologist
Suzanne is a Registered Psychologist and a Canadian Certified Counsellor. 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.
BA Psych, MC, Registered Provisional Psychologist
Liv is a Registered Provisional Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists providing primarily Psychoeducational Assessments and working under the supervision of Charles Coleman and Angeline Fitch, PhD. Liv obtained their Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology at the University of Calgary and their Master of Counselling from the City University of Seattle. Liv has a 15-year history volunteering and working in the mental health field, including practicum placements at the Third Academy and the City University of Seattle Calgary Clinic.
Liv’s experience has primarily focused on supporting individuals living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), various learning disabilities, cognitive impairments, and other developmental delays. They volunteered with the Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario and worked as a Community Disability Practitioner. As a guardian to someone with ASD, Liv brings a wealth of personal experience into their work and understands the experiences of their clients on a deeper level. Liv sees the unique intrinsic value of every
client they meet and aims to highlight each client’s abilities and accomplishments to encourage them to become their own inspirations.
Liv has a passion for Psychoeducational Assessment, discovering client’s unique strengths and challenges, giving clients a deeper understanding of themselves, and providing recommendations to support clients in accessing their full potential. Liv takes a client-
centered approach, drawing from narrative, solution-focused, cognitive behavioural (CBT), individualistic, and strengths-focused perspectives to tailor their assessment interpretation to
each specific client’s needs.
Outside of their work in psychology, Liv enjoys spending time with family and friends, singing along to music, playing a variety of video and board games, practicing crochet, and snuggling with their cats.
Areas of Specialization: Psychoeducational Assessment, Giftedness, ADHD, LD’s, Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem, Emotional Regulation, Neurodivergence, Gender and Sexual Identity, Self-Compassion, Supporting Individual Family Members/Caregivers of People with
M.Ed., Registered Psychologist
**JOSHUA HAS LIMITED AVAILABILITY FOR NEW CLIENTS. PLEASE CALL TO BOOK**
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 and is currently working toward completing his PhD in Counselling and Psychological Studies at Regent University. 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 draw from other modalities such as EMDR, Solution-Focused, and Narrative approaches. 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, Trauma and PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Addiction, Issues related to Racism and Racial Stress, Spirituality, Behavioural Issues in Adolescence.
MC, Registered Psychologist
**AMY HAS LIMITED AVAILABILITY FOR NEW COUNSELLING CLIENTS.** *PLEASE CALL TO BOOK**
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.
MC, CCC, Registered Provisional Psychologist
*BARBARA IS NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME*
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.
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.