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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Barbara is 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), Schema Therapy (ST), 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, 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
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Amy is a Registered Psychologist 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 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, Counsellor
Samuel is a member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and 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.
and is a member of the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta. She completed BA (Honours) in Applied Psychology at University of Delhi, India, and subsequently pursued MA in Psychology
(specialization in Clinical Psychology) at University of Delhi, India. She has supplemented her training with various professional courses and is also continuously engaged in training to better
assist her clients.
Gayatri believes 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.
She fosters a safe, respectful, comfortable, culture sensitive, and accepting space where the clients feel empowered to challenge obstacles. She listens to and understands her client’s story
without any biases and judgement. Because each individual is unique, therefore, Gayatri works collaboratively with the client, and employs a client centered approach to develop a holistic plan which draws upon client strengths and is tailored to meet the specific individual needs. She firmly believes in walking with the client at their pace encouraging positive changes along the way.
Additionally, Gayatri’s therapeutic work draws from Behavior and Cognitive-behavior Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Mindfulness Practices, Trauma Informed Care and Relaxation Techniques. These methods also provide a toolkit to the client which can be learnt and utilized anytime. Additionally, Gayatri utilizes the therapeutic techniques from Gottman’s Couples Counselling which is a well researched and evidence-based couples’ therapy.
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 organizations as well as worked in private practice and has served culturally diverse population. 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.
In her free time, Gayatri loves listening to music, cooking, going to movies and spending time with family.
Areas of Specialization: Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Difficulties, Trauma, Children on Autism Spectrum Disorder, Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Stress Management.
MC, CCC, Registered Provisional Psychologist
**PLEASE NOTE THAT SUZANNE IS NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME**
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 is the Director of Marriage Preparation and Enhancement as well as the Director and Developer of Young Adult Workshops at Journey Counselling Inc. 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.
M.Ed., Registered Psychologist
**JAYLENE IS ONLY ACCEPTING NEW PSYCHO-EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT CLIENTS AT THIS TIME**
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 also a part-time instructor at City University in Calgary where she teaches the graduate level Assessment in Counselling course.
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, LGBTQ+
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 ~ Ola!
Areas of specialization: Improving Couple Relationships, Working through Infidelity; Dissolving the Constant Fights; Making sense of Blended Families, Anger Management and Virtual Counselling.