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Calgary Psychologists

Joyce Achtnig

Registered Psychologist

Calgary Psychologist: Joyce Achtnig

Joyce is a registered psychologist and PAA member, Canadian Certified Counsellor, and EMDR therapist. She is also the owner and clinical director of Alberta Counselling Centre.

In addition to specializing in assessment and diagnosis, she has completed further training in assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), using the "gold standard" assessment instruments for diagnosing ASD across the lifespan: the Autism Diagnostic Observation System (ADOS-2) and the Autism Diagnostic Interview (ADI-R).

Joyce approaches assessments with a unique sensitivity that she has developed from her first-hand understanding of multiple perspectives, that of a teacher, a parent, and an experienced psychologist. She is a permanently certified Alberta teacher and former high school teacher (in the Calgary Catholic school district), with a solid background in educational psychology and special education. She is also the parent of three school-aged children.

Joyce also offers counselling sessions in-office, or online and primarily uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) treatments. She has a keen interest in helping youth and adults who suffer from trauma and adverse life experiences, and has conducted hundreds of treatment sessions supporting victims of motor vehicle accidents (MVAs). Joyce is an approved provider for Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC), the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), and the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP).

Joyce offers assessment and therapy sessions that clients may book directly online, or through reception (if you prefer to speak with a real person). However, if you need an appointment with Joyce and she is all booked up online, she does have some additional availability for many first responders and other exceptional clients. In these cases, Joyce allows reception to do special bookings where she may book outside of her normal clinic hours. If you feel you have extenuating circumstances and need a more immediate time, please call (587) 352-3222, extension 1 during office hours and speak directly with Kari for special bookings.

Dr. Petrina Hough

Registered Psychologist

Calgary Psychologist: Dr. Petrina Hough

Dr. Hough is a registered psychologist who provides assessment and therapy services to children, youth, adults, and families. She has been a registered psychologist for over 15 years and has a keen interest in promoting social-emotional health and helping individuals optimize their success and well-being.

Dr. Hough has been involved with programs targeting young offenders, domestic violence, autism, self-esteem, ADHD and anxiety. Her doctoral program included specialized training in diagnosis and intervention related to learning disabilities and behavioural disorders. She has worked in a variety of educational settings, including the Calgary Board of Education and the Calgary Separate School District and has extensive experience working with students of all ages in school environments.

She also has considerable expertise and experience in private practice completing comprehensive adult assessments. She enjoys helping adults uncover the reasons behind their learning difficulties and life struggles. Her assessments outline unique learning profiles and help clients understand their strengths and weaknesses. Dr. Hough will determine a diagnosis, if one is appropriate, and make suggestions around supporting optimal functioning and success.

Dr. Hough currently offers assessment services for children, youth, and adults. She can also be booked for individual and family therapy. To check her availability or book an appointment with Dr. Hough at her Acadia location (SE Calgary), you may schedule a time online, or call our receptionist. Dr. Hough is generally available on most Fridays and Saturdays.

Dr. Seraphim Mork

Registered Provisional Psychologist

Dr. Seraphim Mork

Dr. Seraphim Mork earned her doctorate degree in School Psychology at the Central Michigan University, USA. She completed her predoctoral internship in Clinical Psychology at the Fraser Child and Family Center, USA and her post-doctoral studies at the Moore Autism Center, USA.

She is a Registered Provisional Psychologist in Alberta, a member of the College of Alberta Psychologists as well as the Psychologists Association of Alberta. She is also a fully Licensed Psychologist in Oklahoma, USA.

Dr. Mork has had 9 years of experience in providing psychological assessments and therapy to children, adolescents, and families. She also has experience in teaching, research, and supervision.

She conducts comprehensive psychological evaluations and provides therapy to address developmental disabilities and other mental health difficulties. Some areas of competency include learning problems, attention problems, behavioral difficulties, social skills difficulties, mood disorders, anxiety, anger, sleep, eating disorders , bullying and trauma.

Dr. Mork practices from an evidenced based and family centered approach. She believes in only using methodologies that have support in literature to be effective during therapy. In addition, she collaborates with family members of clients as well as other stakeholders during treatment to identify the unique needs of the client and support behavior change outside the therapy sessions.

Dr. Mork uses evidenced based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Applied Behavioral Analysis, Rogerian therapy, and play therapy techniques to provide services that are individualized to meet the needs of her clients

Caroline LaPierre

Registered Psychologist

Calgary Psychologist: Caroline LaPierre

Caroline is a Registered Psychologist who specializes in psychoeducational assessments for children, adolescents, and adults. She also offers child, youth, and parent counselling sessions. Caroline can help find answers by uncovering the root causes for why an individual may be struggling; outlining his/her unique learning profile; and creating individualized recommendations to support optimal functioning at school and at home.

Caroline’s training and skills in the practice of psychology have been greatly enhanced by nearly 20 years of experience working in educational settings. As a former classroom teacher, she has developed an in-depth understanding around the challenges that some students face with regards to learning, and the importance of early diagnosis and appropriate intervention.

Caroline has experience working with students who have various learning, social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. She uses a comprehensive approach to assessment, seeking input from families and schools to gain a better understanding of current functioning in multiple environments, as well as strengths and weaknesses.

Currently, Caroline is available Monday through Friday. Clients may book with Caroline directly online. Alternatively, clients may speak with Kari in reception at (587) 352-3222, extension 1 if they have questions or wish to book over the phone.

Mikaela Logan

Registered Psychologist

Calgary Psychologist: Mikaela Logan

Mikaela is a registered psychologist who has extensive training and experience in the provision of Psychoeducational Assessments for adults, adolescents, and children. Mikaela has spent the last two years working within a school division as a psychologist and educational consultant. Through this role Mikaela has developed an in depth understanding of a variety of student needs and the available supports.

In addition to assessments, she also provides counselling services to children, adults, and families. Mikaela has a keen interest in and extensive experience with children and adolescents, teaching them and supporting them in the community and in a variety of school settings.

Mikaela uses a client-centered approach in counselling with emphasis on building a positive and trusting therapeutic relationship with clients. She also employs Solution Focused and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques as well as Mindfulness activities.

She works with clients of all ages who are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, stress and relationship difficulties. She believes that her role as a therapist is to provide a safe and supportive environment where clients can discover their own strengths and inner resources to help them on their personal journey.

Taryn Neva

Registered Psychologist

Calgary Psychologist: Taryn Neva

Taryn is a Registered Psychologist and EMDR therapist.

She has worked as a mental health professional for the past 15 years. Taryn is skilled in Internal Family Systems, Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Logotherapy, and has advanced training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Taryn has a passion and keen interest in using her advanced training in EMDR to treat individuals who struggle with more complex PTSD. She has specialized training in ego states and somatic interventions and EMDR protocols to treat addiction and support clients through smoking cessation.

Nicole O'Geil

Registered Psychologist

Calgary Psychologist: Nicole O'Geil

Nicole is a Registered Psychologist whose passion and expertise lie in psychoeducational assessments for children, adolescents, and adults. Nicole has eight years of experience working with children and adults who have learning, developmental, social, emotional, and behavioural challenges, in the school system and in the community. She draws on her learning from these experiences as she collects and evaluates information and tailors research-based suggestions to help clients and their families gain a thorough understanding of their unique strengths and areas of need to help support them across settings.

Nicole has spent the last two years working within a school division as a psychologist and educational consultant. Her knowledge and understanding of the educational environment has contributed to her ability to recognize, understand, and address the needs of children and youth. Nicole has a strong understanding of the Alberta Education documents on Special Education, as well as the requirements for Program Unit Funding and Gifted and Talented programs.

Nicole is dedicated to lifelong learning in educational psychology. She continues to develop her skills through training and practice in the areas of Specific Learning Disorders, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Coordination Disorder, and Anxiety Disorders. Nicole also has training in the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule – Second Edition (ADOS-2), and Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R).

For your convenience, Nicole is currently available to complete assessments on Saturday, and can be booked directly online or by calling us at (587) 352-3222, extension 1.

Lorrie Paulsen

Registered Psychologist

Calgary Psychologist: Lorrie Paulsen

Lorrie is a Registered Psychologist with over 20 years experience in the field (and is currently working as school board psychologist in Calgary). She provides psychoeducational assessments and psychological assessments for children, adolescents, and adults across a variety of issues including learning, mental health, cognitive delays, giftedness, behavioural challenges and ADHD.

In addition to formal assessments, Lorrie has extensive experience and a strong interest in helping clients with eating disorders, trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and loss and relationship difficulties. She primarily utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and Solution Focused Therapy for clients aged 8+. Lorrie is a strong advocate of a work/life balance and takes pride in assisting individuals in achieving success and becoming their own advocate with regards to appropriate boundaries, mental health and well-being.

Sarah Wong

Registered Psychologist

Calgary Psychologist: Sarah Wong

Sarah is a registered psychologist and EMDR therapist (currently on maternity leave). Sarah has worked with adults and children in a variety of settings, from schools to private practice.

She has taken additional training in the area of trauma and specific EMDR protocols for children.

Sarah offers both adult and child therapy out of our Calgary office. She is most often available on Fridays, which can be booked online or by calling Kari in reception.

Chelsea Caton

Registered Provisional Psychologist

Chelsea Caton

Chelsea is a registered provisional psychologist who provides therapy services to children, youth, adults, and families. Chelsea has enjoyed helping to support individuals and families in Calgary for over 15 years. She has provided treatment and strategies for individuals around issues related to a variety of developmental disabilities - including but not limited to - anxiety, behaviour management, mood disorders, self-esteem, trauma, anger, bullying, and self-injury.

Chelsea’s approach is consultative, integrative, and evidence-based. She draws on solution focused therapies, play based interventions, positive behaviour support, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Chelsea always tailors her treatment plans and interventions to match her clients’ needs.

We know you’re busy! As beneficial as therapy can be, the reality is that it can be challenging to take time off work and pull children out of school for therapy sessions. We’re psychologists but we’re also parents and understand how difficult it can be to juggle competing demands for your time. For your convenience, Chelsea currently offers evening appointments for family therapy and individual counselling sessions for children, youth, and adults on Mondays, Wednesdays, and some Fridays. She also has availability on some Saturdays.

Katerina Jansen

Registered Provisional Psychologist

Katerina Jansen

Katerina is a Registered Provisional Psychologist, Canadian Certified Counsellor, and EMDR Therapist.

Katerina uses an integrated approach when working with individuals, which includes Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. In addition, Katerina offers Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Katerina can help with self-esteem, pain management, trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, anger management, interpersonal relationship challenges, developmental delays, parenting challenges, and addiction issues.

Katerina works with adolescents and adults either individually or through couples counselling out of our Calgary office. Appointments with Katerina can either be made online or through our receptionist.