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Calgary Psychologists

Are you looking for a psychologist in Calgary?

Our team includes EMDR therapists (specializing in PTSD, trauma therapy, and Motor Vehicle Accidents), psychologists specializing in Psychoeducational Assessments that are all either former teachers or school-board psychologists (child/adult ADHD, ASD, Learning Disorders, etc.), as well as both provisional and registered psychologists providing counselling for individuals, couples, and families.

Our Calgary-based Psychologists include:


Evening and weekend appointments are available for many of our psychologists (now includes both Saturdays and Sundays). View their availability online, or call our reception for booking information. You can also fill out our online form for more information.

Administrative Team:

Joyce Achtnig

Registered Psychologist

Calgary Psychologist: Joyce Achtnig

Available for:

  • EMDR - Adult
    (including complex PTSD).
  • MVA - Intake & Assessment.
  • Psychoeducational Assessment - Child & Adult.
  • Online or in-office Individual Counselling - Adult.
  • Counselling for Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC).

⚝ Child & Adult ADHD; Autism (ASD); Learning Disorders; PTSD, Trauma, MVA.

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 one of our receptionists for special bookings.


Angela

Registered Psychologist

Calgary Psychologist: Angela

Available for:

  • Psychoeducational Assessment - Child, Youth & Adult.
  • Gifted Assessment.
  • Online on in-office Individual Counselling - Child, Youth & Adult.

⚝ Psychoeducational Assessments, Counselling, ADHD, Anxiety, Social Skills

Angela is a Registered Psychologist with extensive experience providing psycho-educational assessments to children and adolescents struggling with cognitive, academic, attentional, social-emotional, and behavioural issues. She also provides psychoeducational assessments for adults and gifted assessments.

Angela also has training and experience working with individuals who have experienced trauma. She has a keen interest in working with clients who have anxiety/depressive disorders, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), social skill deficits, and trauma and stressor-related symptoms.

Her approach focuses on multi-disciplinary collaboration, cultural humility, and independent skill development.

Angela is available for assessments and counselling services Sundays.


Caroline

Registered Psychologist

Calgary Psychologist: Caroline

Available for:

  • Psychoeducational Assessment - Child & Adult.
  • Gifted Assessment - Intake.

Available in English & French.

⚝ Child & Adult ADHD; Autism (ASD); Behavioral, Emotional, & Learning Disorders in children.

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 Wednesdays and Thursdays. Clients may book with Caroline directly online. Alternatively, clients may speak with one of our receptionists at (587) 352-3222, extension 1 if they have questions or wish to book over the phone.


Chelsea

Registered Psychologist

Calgary Psychologist: Chelsea

Available for:

  • EMDR - Child & Adult (including complex Adult PTSD).
  • Couples and Family Counselling.
  • Online or in-office Individual Counselling - Child & Adult.
  • Counselling for Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC).

⚝ Child & Adult ADHD; Autism (ASD); Learning Disorders; PTSD, Trauma.

Chelsea is a Registered Psychologist and EMDR therapist 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 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and online on Thursdays.


Jane

Registered Psychologist

Calgary Psychologist: Jane

Available for:

  • Psychoeducational Assessment - Child & Adult.

⚝ Children 4+, Teens, and Adults

Jane specializes in providing comprehensive psychoeducational assessments across the lifespan. She is a Registered Psychologist in Calgary and an educator with over 30 years of experience working with individuals with a variety of learning needs.

She has taught at the junior and senior high school level and has been an educational consultant for the past 18 years. She is also an English as a Second Language specialist and has her TESL Level 1 designation.

Jane is a member of Psychologist Association of Alberta (PAA), National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) associations.

Jane has presented at several professional development sessions on topics including:

  • Responding to learners with diverse needs.
  • Supporting positive mental health.
  • Separating difference from disability.
  • Healthy brain habits.

Jane has experience working with clients who present with a variety of needs including ADHD, specific learning disorders, intellectual disability, trauma, anxiety, and behavioral concerns.

She uses a collaborative approach with all stakeholders in order to determine the learning and emotional needs of her clients. Jane approaches her assessments from a strength-based perspective with the goal of providing recommendations that allow the client to reach their full potential.

Jane demonstrates a deep caring for her clients with the objective of providing psychoeducational assessments that include practical, evidence-based strategies that can be implemented across settings.

For your convenience, Jane is currently available for assessments on Friday and Saturday.


Katerina

Registered Psychologist

Calgary Psychologist: Katerina

Available for:

  • EMDR - Adult
    (including complex PTSD).
  • Couple Counselling.
  • Online or in-office Individual Counselling - Child & Adult.
  • Counselling for Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC).

⚝ PTSD, Trauma; Anxiety, Depression, Anger Management, & Addiction.

Katerina is a Registered Psychologist and EMDR Therapist.

She uses an integrated approach when working with individuals, which includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused 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, and interpersonal relationship challenges. She specializes in working with adults and couples, and has taken advanced trainings in EMDR and couples therapy (focused on trauma and affairs), and is a HeartMath Certified Practitioner.

Katerina is available for appointments on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Appointments with Katerina can either be made online or through our receptionist.


Mikaela

Registered Psychologist

Calgary Psychologist: Mikaela

Available for:

  • Psychoeducational Assessment - Child & Adult.
  • Gifted Assessment - Intake.
  • Online or in-office Individual Counselling - Child & Adult.

⚝ Child & Adult ADHD; Autism (ASD); Learning Disorders. Anxiety; Depression.

Mikaela is a Registered Psychologist who has extensive training and experience in the provision of Psychoeducational Assessments for adults, adolescents, and children.

She 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.

Mikaela is available Friday and Saturday.


Nicole

Registered Psychologist

Calgary Psychologist: Nicole

Available for:

  • Psychoeducational Assessment - Child & Adult.
  • Gifted Assessment.

⚝ Child & Adult ADHD; Autism (ASD); Anxiety; Behavioral, Emotional, & Learning Disorders; GATE.

Nicole is a Registered Psychologist whose passion and expertise lie in psychoeducational assessments for children, adolescents, and adults. Nicole has many years of experience working with children and adults who have learning, developmental, social, emotional, and behavioural challenges, in the school system, in homes, 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.

Currently, Nicole also works as a Psychologist within a rural school district. 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 many areas, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Specific Learning Disorders, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Developmental Coordination Disorder, and Anxiety/Depressive Disorders.

Nicole also has considerable experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in multiple settings and 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.


Petrina

Registered Psychologist

Calgary Psychologist: Petrina

Available for:

  • Psychoeducational Assessment - Child & Adult.
  • Gifted Assessment - Intake.
  • Family Counselling.
  • Individual Counselling - Child & Adult.

⚝ Child & Adult ADHD; Autism (ASD); Behavioral, Emotional, & Learning Disorders; Anxiety.

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. 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.


Aisha

Registered Provisional Psychologist

Calgary Provisional Psychologist: Aisha

Available for:

  • Online or in-office Individual Counselling - Child (4+) & Adult.
  • Couples and Family Counselling.

⚝ Child & Adult ADHD; Autism (ASD); Learning Disorders; PTSD, Trauma.

Aisha is a Registered Provisional Psychologist who provides counselling services to adults, children, youth, families, and couples. She is passionate about creating strong relationships with her clients and fostering connectedness among families and couples.

She has experience supporting individuals in the areas of, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, stress, self-esteem, and insomnia.

Aisha understands that every individual is unique, and therefore takes an integrative, creative, and collaborative approach to treatment. She draws from a variety of evidence-based treatments including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Emotion Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Play Therapy, Family Systems, Transactional Analysis, Solution Focused Therapy, and will be training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy in March 2023.

Should clients request, she can also integrate Christian spirituality into her sessions.

Aisha is available Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.


Brent

Registered Provisional Psychologist

Calgary Provisional Psychologist: Brent

Available for:

  • Online or in-office Individual Counselling - Child (7+) & Adult.
  • Couples Counselling.
  • Trauma Therapy and EMDR (starting November 2023).

⚝ Relationship issues, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma.

Brent is a Registered Provisional Psychologist who provides counselling services to adults, children (7+), youth, and couples.

He has experience supporting individuals in the areas of, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, stress, and self-esteem.

Brent understands that every individual is unique, and therefore takes an integrative and collaborative approach to treatment. He utilizes a variety of evidence-based treatments including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Play Therapy, Gottman Couples Therapy, and Family Systems, and will be training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy in November 2023.

Brent is available on Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday.


Chantal

Registered Provisional Psychologist

Calgary Provisional Psychologist: Chantal

Available for:

  • Online or in-office Individual Counselling.
  • Couples Counselling.

⚝ Relationships, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma.

Chantal is a Registered Provisional Psychologist who provides counselling services to individual adults and couples. Chantal specializes in working with anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, burnout, compassion fatigue, and recovery.

With a commitment to meeting clients where they are in their journey, Chantal employs flexible and relational practices in therapy. Drawing from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), and other relevant techniques, she tailors sessions to each individual's needs, striving to facilitate sustainable and positive changes in their lives.

Central to Chantal's approach is the belief that feeling understood is a fundamental human need crucial to effective therapy. She values the uniqueness of each client's experiences and life circumstances, aiming to cultivate a therapeutic environment grounded in understanding, compassion, collaboration, and empathy


Laurel

Registered Provisional Psychologist

Calgary Provisional Psychologist: Laurel

Available for:

  • EMDR - Youth 12+ & Adult.
  • Online or in-office Individual Counselling - Youth & Adult.

⚝ PTSD & Trauma; Counselling.

Laurel is a Registered Provisional Psychologists and EMDR therapist who provides therapy services to youth (12+) and adults.

Laurel is passionate about working with educators, helping professionals, and neurodivergent clients, including those with Autism and ADHD. She provides counselling to address life transitions, work and school stress, relationship issues, burnout, anxiety, depression, grief, moral injury, and trauma.

As a former teacher, Laurel has over 15 years of experience supporting individuals with developmental disabilities, as well as their families and caregivers. She uses a combination of approaches including emotions-focused, developmental and attachment-based theories, as well as EMDR.

Laurel is available to see clients on Wednesday and Thursday.


Lisa

Registered Provisional Psychologist

Calgary Provisional Psychologist: Lisa

Available for:

  • Child, Youth, and Adult Psychoeducational Assessments.
  • Adult ADHD Assessments; Gifted Assessments.
  • EMDR Therapy
  • Online or in-office counselling for youth and adults.

⚝ Psychoeducational assessments, ADHD, Counselling.

Lisa is a Registered Provisional Psychologist and EMDR therapist who provides psychoeducational assessment to children, youth, and adults.

She received an MA in Clinical Psychology from the University of Manitoba in 1999 and is trained in the assessment of specific learning disorders, ADHD, giftedness, as well as anxiety and mood disorders.

If you or your child are struggling with learning or attention, a comprehensive psychoeducational assessment can reveal areas of strength and weakness to help you develop strategies for success.

Lisa also provides counselling to youth and adults in the areas of self-esteem, stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship challenges, grief, and insomnia. She uses an eclectic approach that is client-centred and incorporates Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness techniques.

For clients seeking counselling in a faith-based environment, Lisa offers Christian counselling.

Whatever valley you may be going through right now, you don’t have to go through it alone.

Lisa is currently available on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.


Tara

Registered Provisional Psychologist

Calgary Provisional Psychologist: Tara

Available for:

  • Online or in-office counselling for children, youth, and adults.

⚝ Counselling: Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Stress.

Tara is a Registered Provisional Psychologist who provides counselling to children, youth, and adults.

Tara’s approach to counselling is based on client-centered foundations. She integrates cognitive-behavioural therapy in a strength-based model.

She is experienced in supporting clients who struggle with trauma, depression, anxiety, stress, and life transitions. Tara is passionate about working with clients to explore their challenges, strengths, and opportunities for growth and change.

Tara prioritizes the individual’s quality of life in a compassionate, warm, and respectful manner to build on an authentic therapeutic relationship.

She is available to see clients on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.


Victoria

Registered Psychologist

Registered Psychologist: Victoria

Available for:

  • Online or in-office Individual Counselling for adults (18+).
  • Couples Counselling.
  • EMDR (Adult)

⚝ EMDR. Individual and Couples Counselling.

Victoria is a Registered Psychologist and EMDR therapist who provides therapy services to adults and couples. She utilizes a collaborative and client-centered approach, while drawing from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Existential Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).

Victoria is passionate about supporting clients with various concerns including but not limited to: trauma, anxiety, emotional regulation, interpersonal relationships, self-esteem, depression, stress management, self-harm, suicidal ideation, gender and sexuality. She is passionate about meeting clients where they are at and providing a nonjudgmental space to collaborate with them.

Victoria is available Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.


Administrative Team:


Sarah

Medical Office Assistant (Lead Administrator)

Sarah

Sarah is Alberta Counselling Centre’s full-time Administrative Assistant; she is the glue that keeps things together and running smoothly, and your first point of contact. She oversees day-to-day operations, financial management, human resources, client care, and appointment bookings.

She is in our Calgary office answering phones, texts, and emails Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Please feel free to contact her should you have questions regarding booking assessments or treatments.