Mental Health Services
We are a dedicated group of independent psychologists & practitioners providing support for individuals, couples and families in Calgary since 2008.
Daytime & Evening Appointments
Privacy, Security & Confidentiality
Covered by Health Plans
Easy Online Scheduling
Recommended by Clients
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 - Addictions
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
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
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 and Saskatchewan
Nicole Berggren, Registered Psychologist
Areas of focus: General counselling, infant/parent mental health, preventative therapy.
Clientele: Adults, Parents, Families, Adolescents.
Therapies Used: Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma therapy using EMDR, Infant Parent Mental Health informed approaches.
Jurisdictions Registered: Alberta
Matthew Hayes, Registered Clinical Social Worker
Areas of focus: General counselling, Stress Management, Addictions
Clientele: Adults 18+
Therapies Used: Hakomi Mindfulness-Based Somatic Therapy, Adventure Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Positive Psychology, Humanist and Existential based Therapies, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing
Jurisdictions Registered: Alberta
Matthew is offering free 15 minute consultations for new clients.
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
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 credit. Click 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.
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.