Calgary Psychologists

Mental Health Services

We are a dedicated group of independent psychologists & practitioners providing support for individuals, couples and families in Calgary since 2008.

Teletherapy Offered

Daytime & Evening Appointments

Privacy, Security & Confidentiality

Covered by Health Plans

Easy Online Scheduling

Recommended by Clients

COVID-19 Statement

We are accepting new and existing appointments, but due to COVID-19, we’d like to inform our valued clients that out of an abundance of caution for the safety of everyone, until further notice, sessions will be done by either telephone or through a secure video calling platform.  In person sessions can be made available in special circumstances.  Please contact your practitioner directly.

Areas of Practice

Support for Individuals

Private one-on-one counselling to individuals of all backgrounds.

Stress - Depression - Anxieties - Career Shift - Work/Life Balance - Traumatic Experiences & Events - Personal Growth & Identity - Attachment - Relationship patterns - Spirituality - Health Changes - Psychological Assessments

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Support for Couples

Couples are encouraged to consider counselling before issues become more serious.

Couples Therapy - Marriage & Pre-marriage Couselling - Separation & Divorce - Relationship Transitions - Communication & Conflict - Forgiveness - Future Conversations - Family Dynamics

Support for Families

Our flexible hours allows you to book a counselling session that works for the whole family.

Family Counselling - Attachment-based Parenting - Child & Adolescent Therapy - Family Complexity

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Cognitive Assessments

We are able to offer cognitive assessments to clients efficiently and confidentially:

ADHD - Autism - PTSD - Motor Vehicle Accidents - Complex Chronic Mood Disorders - Workplace Assessments - Immigration Psychological Profile

Who We Are

Maria Schmid, Registered Psychologist

Areas of focus:  General counselling, life transitions and preventative therapy

Clientele:  Adults, Couples, Families, Elderly, New Canadians

Therapies Used:  Emotion Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Somatosensory Therapy  from a Hakomi Lens, Positive Psychology, Humanist and Existential based Therapies, Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness Based Therapeutic Techniques, Spirituality and Christian Based Understandings, Culturally Sensitive and Aware Therapeutic Approaches

Jurisdictions Registered: Alberta and Ontario (in progress)

Tricia Thomas, Registered Counselling Psychologist

Areas of focus:  General counselling, Child therapy

Clientele:  Adults, Couples, Families, Children and Adolescents

Therapies Used:  Interpersonal Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Play Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Trauma Therapy using EMDR.

Jurisdictions Registered: Alberta

Shantelle Szuch, Registered Clinical Psychologist

Areas of focus:  Clinical Assessments, Trauma Treatment

Clientele:  Adults, Public Safety Personnel and Veterans, Front-line workers and Health Care Professionals, Athletes, Adolescents and Children.

Therapies Used:  Trauma Focused CBT, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy

Jurisdictions Registered:  Alberta & Saskatchewan

Pamela Groulx, Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant™

Areas of focus:  Nutrition, diet and lifestyle

Clientele:  All populations

Pamela Groulx is a Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant whose work with nutrition, digestion and absorption of nutrients from food and the environment holds a missing link vital to many mental health approaches.

Psychological Services Provided

Assessments

We are able to provide psychological assessment services including assessments pertaining to ADHD, Autism, PTSD, Motor Vehicle Accidents and Complex Chronic Mood Disorders.  We are also able to provide Workplace Assessments and Immigration Psychological Profiles.  Please contact Shantelle Szuch for more details.

General Wellness

Mental illness is often a symptom of unhealthy lifestyle choices.  Lack of sleep or exercise, poor eating habits, smoking, heavy drinking, video game or internet addiction all contribute to poor physical and mental health.  Let us be your champion and motivator to improve all aspects of your life and be your best self.  There are many simple and straightforward ways to make real dramatic changes in your life with the right direction.  Life is yours.

Trauma

Trauma is a response to an overwhelmingly negative event or series of events.  Disruptions to your thinking and bodily reactions of nervousness, insomnia and stress are typical reactions to frightening situations in someone’s past.  If these feelings do not decline over time, you may be suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  We are trained in methods to cope with PTSD and have experience with clients who have experienced serious traumatic events in their lives.  Let’s get started.

Parenting Issues and Strategies

Having experienced challenges as a parents, we have gained insights into the multifaceted role that today’s parents face.  Parenting can be a very rewarding and joyous experience, but can also cause enormous stress and tension with your partner, family and friends.  As with other major life changes, one can expect to encounter a wide range of emotional responses.  There are approaches that we can suggest for a successful parenting experience. We can do this together.

Couples counselling

Couples counselling is not only for struggling relationships.  We believe it is very important for all couples to have regular “check-ups” to tackle issues before they become serious problems.  Having a counsellor facilitate discussion can be a very effective and efficient way for couples to open up about what is concerning them in their relationship.  Contact us for a session with your partner; it will be a great investment in your relationship.  Two hour appointments are also available for couple sessions.

Pre-marriage counselling

For couples who are engaged to be married or who are in a serious relationship, it is crucial to have focused conversations about the issues that matter most.  This can include each partner’s views on children, family, finances, career, maintaining a household, religion, etc.  Early prevention of serious issues and finding common ground in a relationship is one of the most important things we can do as a mental health therapist.  Let us strengthen what you already know.

Financial and Professional Issues

There is no doubt that career and finances are one of the most important aspects of a person’s life.  It can be a source of great stress and strain to individuals and families.  In today’s difficult economy, this is one of the most frequent issues faced by many people in Calgary.  We are here to help you though these difficult times.  If the cost of counselling is an issue, please talk to us about flexible payment options.

Separation and Divorce

When relationships fail, a wide range of emotions are felt at once.   It can be one of life’s most intense life changes.  As with all transitions, it is important to seek support from someone you trust and keep lines of communication open.  Allow yourself time to heal.  Feel free to reach out to us for help to make sense of your emotions of sadness, anger, hurt, loneliness and confusion.  There are many methods to cope with the loss of a relationship and the range of emotions tied to this life change.  You can ride these waves safely with us.

Grief Counselling

The loss of someone close to you can be one of life’s most difficult events.  But grief isn’t only felt with the death of a loved one; it can also occur after the loss of a relationship, a pet, a job or devotion, or ability.  Don’t grieve alone.  We will help with your journey to reclaim joy in your life and find security and peace.

Anxiety

Feelings of anxiety are common for people when faced with a major life transition, before making an important decision, or when they are the focus of attention, such as in public speaking.  But when anxiety becomes crippling, constant and overwhelming, it can have serious physical and mental health consequences. Anxiety may manifest itself in panic disorders, phobias, PTSD or OCD.  As your psychologist, we will work with you to develop strategies to manage your anxiety.

Depression

Occasionally feeling down is a normal part of being human. However, when these feelings are unbearable and last for a long time, you may have depression.  Depression can make it difficult to enjoy any part of life.  You are not alone, we will help you recognise the symptoms, types, and insidiousness of depression and work with you to find strategies to feel better for the long term.  There is always hope.

Stress

Stress is a normal physiological response to demands or threats and can help you stay motivated and focused under pressure, which is a good thing.  However, when stress becomes chronic or overwhelming, it can be damaging to your relationships and can cause serious mental and psychological health problems.  We will assist you in recognising the causes of stress and help you work towards ways to deal with it.  There are solutions.

Session Fees

50 minute counselling* session: $225
110 minute counselling* session: $450
50 minute psychological assessment** session: $225

* Professional fees are for individual, couple and family counselling appointments. 

** Additional assessment fees to be discussed with client. 

GST is not charged for mental health services.


INSURANCE COVERAGE, HEALTH PLANS AND TAX CREDIT INFORMATION

INSURANCE:  Session fees may be reimbursable in whole or in part by Extended Health Care Plans, such as Blue Cross, that offer coverage for "psychology", "psychologist services", "psychotherapy" or "counselling".  Contact your insurance agent for more information on coverage options and reimbursement procedures.

DIRECT BILLING:  Direct billing available for Alberta Blue Cross, Greenshields, Canada Life and Telus insurance.  You will be charged the full amount of your session upfront and we will do the paperwork to have your benefit plan reimburse you directly.

HEALTH PLANS:  Many companies, unions and organisations have employee assistance programs or health spending accounts, which also provide coverage for counselling sessions.  Ask your employer or union about your health coverage options.

FEDERAL TAX CREDIT:  Services provided by a psychologist may be eligible for a medical expense tax creditClick here for more information on the federal Medical Expense Tax Credit.  Consult your accountant for more details.

SESSION FEE PAYMENT:  Payment may be made by cash, cheque, email money transfer, interact or major credit card.

CANCELLATIONS:  Fees may be charged for appointment cancellations or changes without 48 hours prior notice.


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An important final word about safety, security and privacy:
  • Client files:  All confidential client information is kept in a locked filing cabinet in a locked building.  All reasonable efforts are taken to safe-keep your personal information.
  • Website:  This website is designated HTTPS (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure).  HTTPS is the secure version of HTTP, the protocol over which data is sent between your browser and the website that you are connected to. The 'S' at the end of HTTPS stands for 'Secure'. It means all communications between your browser and the website are encrypted.
  • Standard of Practice:  In addition to the measures mentioned above, my practice is also governed by the privacy and confidentiality provisions in the College of Alberta Psychologists Standard of Practice and the Canadian Psychologists Association Code of Ethics.

 

Land Acknowledgement

In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge Moh’kinsstis, and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Blackfoot confederacy: Siksika, Kainai, Piikani, as well as the Îyâxe Nakoda and Tsuut’ina nations. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3 within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. Finally, we acknowledge all Nations – Indigenous and non – who live, work and play on this land, and who honour and celebrate this territory.

This sacred gathering place provides us with an opportunity to engage in and demonstrate leadership on reconciliation.

Summary
Service Type
Psychological Services
Provider Name
Maria Schmid & Partners, Psychologists and Mental Health Services,
404 - 8th Avenue N.E.,Calgary,Alberta-T2E 3K1,
Telephone No.403-801-4839
Area
Calgary, Alberta
Description
We are passionate counsellors, committed to the mental health and wholeness of individuals, couples and families. If you are looking for a psychologist in Calgary, please contact Maria Schmid & Partners, Psychologists and Mental Health Services.