Female Therapists in Beltline, Calgary, AB

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Ashley Wanamaker
Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Beltline, Calgary, AB T2R
Offering daytime and evening appointments in Calgary's beltine! I am a Registered Psychologist working in an individual, one-to-one private setting. I have a specialized focus working with trauma, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and body image concerns with adolescent and adult clients.
Offering daytime and evening appointments in Calgary's beltine! I am a Registered Psychologist working in an individual, one-to-one private setting. I have a specialized focus working with trauma, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and body image concerns with adolescent and adult clients.
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Photo of Megan McElheran, PsyD, Psychologist
Megan McElheran
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Beltline, Calgary, AB T2R
In my practice I work with members of the community and first responders who have experienced traumatic events. This involves work with active-duty members of the Canadian Forces, members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, firefighters, medical personnel and others who are directly or vicariously impacted by traumatic events. I also routinely work with members of the community who have endured traumatic events of different kinds. I invite you to watch my TedX talk from 2011 in which I discuss Trauma, Change and Resilience for an introduction to how I think about trauma and its impact.
In my practice I work with members of the community and first responders who have experienced traumatic events. This involves work with active-duty members of the Canadian Forces, members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, firefighters, medical personnel and others who are directly or vicariously impacted by traumatic events. I also routinely work with members of the community who have endured traumatic events of different kinds. I invite you to watch my TedX talk from 2011 in which I discuss Trauma, Change and Resilience for an introduction to how I think about trauma and its impact.
(587) 813-4655 View (587) 813-4655
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Michelle Dubiel-Vasquez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beltline, Calgary, AB T2R
My invitation to you when beginning the journey of therapy is to come just as you are. You can expect to be met with respect, compassion, humor and understanding in a casual environment Together, we will work to uncover your strengths, unpack negative self-talk, address root concerns, and learn effective strategies. My work is rooted in supporting and collaborating in rewriting your story in moving towards growth and healing. I specialize working with adolescents (age 13 +) and adults in the areas of anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addictions, ADHD, and trauma.
My invitation to you when beginning the journey of therapy is to come just as you are. You can expect to be met with respect, compassion, humor and understanding in a casual environment Together, we will work to uncover your strengths, unpack negative self-talk, address root concerns, and learn effective strategies. My work is rooted in supporting and collaborating in rewriting your story in moving towards growth and healing. I specialize working with adolescents (age 13 +) and adults in the areas of anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addictions, ADHD, and trauma.
(587) 801-2390 View (587) 801-2390
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Sharon M. Slate
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Beltline, Calgary, AB T2R
Currently Accepting New Clients. Over the past 18 years, my approach has explored connecting the mind, body, and spirit and so I utilize various techniques from these diverse traditions. I work to provide a welcoming space to explore the uniqueness of this human journey and marvel at the wisdom of our bodies to find healing despite difficult traumas and challenges. I bridge the world of psychology and spirituality to create curiosity about the interplay between these worlds and how we fit in the middle. I provide preparation and integration support for clients participating in Psychedelic Therapies.
Currently Accepting New Clients. Over the past 18 years, my approach has explored connecting the mind, body, and spirit and so I utilize various techniques from these diverse traditions. I work to provide a welcoming space to explore the uniqueness of this human journey and marvel at the wisdom of our bodies to find healing despite difficult traumas and challenges. I bridge the world of psychology and spirituality to create curiosity about the interplay between these worlds and how we fit in the middle. I provide preparation and integration support for clients participating in Psychedelic Therapies.
(403) 588-6678 View (403) 588-6678
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Vicky Minhas
Psychologist, MC, BEd, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beltline, Calgary, AB T3C
I am a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists. I specialize in working with children, adolescents and young adults. My experience and training is diverse. I have worked with adolescents in an Alberta Health Services collaborative inpatient unit. As a former guidance counsellor I have provided counselling to at risk teens. In private practice, I have conducted psycho-educational assessments for learning disorders, giftedness, ADHD, anxiety, and depression. I provide strategies for clients with ADHD and more. In therapy, I am respectful, open-minded and embrace Client Centered paradigms.
I am a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists. I specialize in working with children, adolescents and young adults. My experience and training is diverse. I have worked with adolescents in an Alberta Health Services collaborative inpatient unit. As a former guidance counsellor I have provided counselling to at risk teens. In private practice, I have conducted psycho-educational assessments for learning disorders, giftedness, ADHD, anxiety, and depression. I provide strategies for clients with ADHD and more. In therapy, I am respectful, open-minded and embrace Client Centered paradigms.
(587) 854-9342 View (587) 854-9342
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Sarah Dubreuil Karpa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEd, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Beltline, Calgary, AB T3C
I have worked with clients ranging from early childhood to adult, supporting them through a variety of situations including mental health concerns, addictions, domestic abuse, homelessness, grief and loss, identity (re)discovery, and crisis support. I have experience in providing single session, brief, short term, and long term therapy meeting the client where they are at and what their needs are at the moment.
I have worked with clients ranging from early childhood to adult, supporting them through a variety of situations including mental health concerns, addictions, domestic abuse, homelessness, grief and loss, identity (re)discovery, and crisis support. I have experience in providing single session, brief, short term, and long term therapy meeting the client where they are at and what their needs are at the moment.
(587) 415-6994 View (587) 415-6994
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Jessica White
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Beltline, Calgary, AB T2R
Our path in life can become complicated. Maybe it feels like there are too many options, or maybe it feels like you're going around in circles. My aim is to be your sidekick as we work together to unravel your path. I’m passionate about supporting teenagers, young adults, and millennials figure out how they got to where they are on their path and where they want to go from here. The majority of my practice focuses on nervous system regulation, life transitions, anxiety, and suicidality. I integrate several different modalities into sessions, with a focus on Polyvagal Theory and Internal Family Systems.
Our path in life can become complicated. Maybe it feels like there are too many options, or maybe it feels like you're going around in circles. My aim is to be your sidekick as we work together to unravel your path. I’m passionate about supporting teenagers, young adults, and millennials figure out how they got to where they are on their path and where they want to go from here. The majority of my practice focuses on nervous system regulation, life transitions, anxiety, and suicidality. I integrate several different modalities into sessions, with a focus on Polyvagal Theory and Internal Family Systems.
(587) 801-2312 View (587) 801-2312
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Laura Kalbfleisch
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Beltline, Calgary, AB T2R  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Laura! I'm a Registered Psychologist in Alberta who has over 10 years of experience working with adults and young adults dealing with issues of grief and loss (including pet loss) trauma, insomnia/sleep issues, and anxiety. I offer a holistic viewpoint of healing, which takes the brain, body, and mind into account. I can also help you with creating goals to better your sense of overall well-being, increase insight into your emotions, body reactions, thoughts and behavours, build self esteem and self confidence, and manage stress. My mission is to assist clients in realizing their goals and recognizing their strengths.
Hello, I'm Laura! I'm a Registered Psychologist in Alberta who has over 10 years of experience working with adults and young adults dealing with issues of grief and loss (including pet loss) trauma, insomnia/sleep issues, and anxiety. I offer a holistic viewpoint of healing, which takes the brain, body, and mind into account. I can also help you with creating goals to better your sense of overall well-being, increase insight into your emotions, body reactions, thoughts and behavours, build self esteem and self confidence, and manage stress. My mission is to assist clients in realizing their goals and recognizing their strengths.
(587) 874-5669 View (587) 874-5669
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Lauren Cowley
Counsellor, CCC, MC, BAID
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Beltline, Calgary, AB T2R
Picture a sacred space of human connection that invites you to make room for the complexity of emotions and healing in relationships. In our sessions, I invite you to cozy up with a warm cup of tea, slow down, and reconnect with yourself, practicing self-acceptance through exploration. From a place of gentleness and curiosity, I aim to help you navigate the thoughts, feelings, and sensations that seem too big to carry alone. Because, I believe that healing begins with the permission to embrace our messy, imperfect selves. I also offer trauma-informed movement/yoga classes and group therapy.
Picture a sacred space of human connection that invites you to make room for the complexity of emotions and healing in relationships. In our sessions, I invite you to cozy up with a warm cup of tea, slow down, and reconnect with yourself, practicing self-acceptance through exploration. From a place of gentleness and curiosity, I aim to help you navigate the thoughts, feelings, and sensations that seem too big to carry alone. Because, I believe that healing begins with the permission to embrace our messy, imperfect selves. I also offer trauma-informed movement/yoga classes and group therapy.
(587) 803-1084 View (587) 803-1084
Photo of Carolyn Claire, MEd, MSc, RPsych, Psychologist
Carolyn Claire
Psychologist, MEd, MSc, RPsych
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Beltline, Calgary, AB T2R
Thank you for viewing my profile. I feel privileged to work with people who are willing to reveal who they really are in order to help themselves grow and change. It is through the process of self-discovery, reflection, and willingness to make changes that we are able to come closer to being our authentic selves. Gaining insight into your situation, learning about yourself and the issue you are facing, and developing new ways of coping with life's challenges are part of that process.
Thank you for viewing my profile. I feel privileged to work with people who are willing to reveal who they really are in order to help themselves grow and change. It is through the process of self-discovery, reflection, and willingness to make changes that we are able to come closer to being our authentic selves. Gaining insight into your situation, learning about yourself and the issue you are facing, and developing new ways of coping with life's challenges are part of that process.
(587) 813-5960 View (587) 813-5960
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Maria Wing
Marriage & Family Therapist, BA, MSc, APC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Beltline, Calgary, AB T3M
Whether you are facing life transitions, trauma, loss, depression, or anxiety, having someone to journey with can make all the difference in your journey towards healing and flourishing.
Whether you are facing life transitions, trauma, loss, depression, or anxiety, having someone to journey with can make all the difference in your journey towards healing and flourishing.
(587) 818-6211 View (587) 818-6211
Photo of Dana Walliser - Please Note: Surgery leave July 12 - Sept 3 2024, MC, RPsych, Psychologist
Dana Walliser - Please Note: Surgery leave July 12 - Sept 3 2024
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Beltline, Calgary, AB T2R
Not accepting new clients
I am a Registered Psychologist who specializes in grief, loss, and traumatic death. I work with individuals and families experiencing emotional and psychological issues prevalent in grief (death and non-death loss), trauma, attachment, anxiety, depression, and concurrent life stressors. I am passionate about supporting individuals through unwanted changes and difficult life transitions. We can experience life-altering moments, and often feel defined by them; life events that are out of our control, fear-inducing and that threaten our sense of safety. Together, we can work towards restoring safety, control, and normalcy in your life.
I am a Registered Psychologist who specializes in grief, loss, and traumatic death. I work with individuals and families experiencing emotional and psychological issues prevalent in grief (death and non-death loss), trauma, attachment, anxiety, depression, and concurrent life stressors. I am passionate about supporting individuals through unwanted changes and difficult life transitions. We can experience life-altering moments, and often feel defined by them; life events that are out of our control, fear-inducing and that threaten our sense of safety. Together, we can work towards restoring safety, control, and normalcy in your life.
(587) 355-3051 View (587) 355-3051
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Laurie Janzen
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beltline, Calgary, AB T2R
My approach is based on the recognition of the potency inherent in nonjudgmental, collaborative, and strengths-based relationships. I hold in high regard the courage it takes to embark on a therapeutic journey.
My approach is based on the recognition of the potency inherent in nonjudgmental, collaborative, and strengths-based relationships. I hold in high regard the courage it takes to embark on a therapeutic journey.
(587) 815-9245 x119 View (587) 815-9245 x119
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Karen Wadson
Psychologist, MA, BEd
Verified Verified
Beltline, Calgary, AB T2R
Hi there! Welcome :) As I am just coming back to work after maternity leave, I have room for new clients with little wait time! I specialize in the very big spectrum of disordered eating/ED and related issues. Perhaps you’re reading this because you’re tired of thinking about food all the time, counting calories, body checking, and not feeling great about yourself? Or perhaps you’re concerned about a loved one or child? These thoughts and feelings can take up a lot of mind space and be emotionally painful and I suspect you know exactly what I mean by that. If you’re looking for a way out, you’re in the right spot here!
Hi there! Welcome :) As I am just coming back to work after maternity leave, I have room for new clients with little wait time! I specialize in the very big spectrum of disordered eating/ED and related issues. Perhaps you’re reading this because you’re tired of thinking about food all the time, counting calories, body checking, and not feeling great about yourself? Or perhaps you’re concerned about a loved one or child? These thoughts and feelings can take up a lot of mind space and be emotionally painful and I suspect you know exactly what I mean by that. If you’re looking for a way out, you’re in the right spot here!
(587) 741-2030 View (587) 741-2030
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Meg Lindemulder
Counsellor, MC, BEd, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beltline, Calgary, AB T2R
Life can be a beautiful mess and a heartbreaking gift, often at the same time. My aim is to provide the connection and support you need to navigate the challenges you are currently facing. Using a trauma-informed and attachment-based lens, I will work with you to recognize the patterns of thinking and behaviour that might be holding you back, as well as invite you to consider how various influences in your life impact your functioning. I will remind you of your innate strengths and values and encourage your overal wellbeing by inviting you to listen to and trust your thoughts, emotions, and bodily sensations.
Life can be a beautiful mess and a heartbreaking gift, often at the same time. My aim is to provide the connection and support you need to navigate the challenges you are currently facing. Using a trauma-informed and attachment-based lens, I will work with you to recognize the patterns of thinking and behaviour that might be holding you back, as well as invite you to consider how various influences in your life impact your functioning. I will remind you of your innate strengths and values and encourage your overal wellbeing by inviting you to listen to and trust your thoughts, emotions, and bodily sensations.
(587) 206-3535 View (587) 206-3535
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Emily Jackson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Beltline, Calgary, AB T3C
My therapeutic approach is deeply collaborative, designed to support you through challenging times. I strive to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment that fosters healing and growth. Our counselling sessions will emphasize recognizing and utilizing your inherent abilities, strengths, and resources.
My therapeutic approach is deeply collaborative, designed to support you through challenging times. I strive to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment that fosters healing and growth. Our counselling sessions will emphasize recognizing and utilizing your inherent abilities, strengths, and resources.
(587) 906-3459 View (587) 906-3459
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Nevena Kalajdzic
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Beltline, Calgary, AB T2R
I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist whose work centers around strengthening relationships and connections. After working with children, teens, and families for 10+ years, I’ve come to learn that relationship improvement can be an antidote to stress. For couples and families, strengthening relationships might mean working on being more open with one another, learning to share and listen effectively, knowing when and how to set boundaries, and how to respond in difficult situations.
I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist whose work centers around strengthening relationships and connections. After working with children, teens, and families for 10+ years, I’ve come to learn that relationship improvement can be an antidote to stress. For couples and families, strengthening relationships might mean working on being more open with one another, learning to share and listen effectively, knowing when and how to set boundaries, and how to respond in difficult situations.
(587) 328-0121 View (587) 328-0121
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Heather M Samarron
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Beltline, Calgary, AB T2R
My name is Heather Samarron (MSW, RSW; they/them or she/her), and I specialize in the practice of Contemporary Feminist Narrative Therapy (CFNT) and Sex Therapy through a CNFT lens. What all this means to clients is that I bring a person-in-society, trauma-informed approach to understanding your stories and experiences, exactly as they happened to you. I am always striving to understand exactly who you are, what stories you carry, and the context in which our lives take place can which helps as we strategize exactly what freedom looks like to you and how you can truly become the author of your next chapters.
My name is Heather Samarron (MSW, RSW; they/them or she/her), and I specialize in the practice of Contemporary Feminist Narrative Therapy (CFNT) and Sex Therapy through a CNFT lens. What all this means to clients is that I bring a person-in-society, trauma-informed approach to understanding your stories and experiences, exactly as they happened to you. I am always striving to understand exactly who you are, what stories you carry, and the context in which our lives take place can which helps as we strategize exactly what freedom looks like to you and how you can truly become the author of your next chapters.
(587) 840-4283 View (587) 840-4283
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Angela Chan
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Beltline, Calgary, AB T2R
Are you feeling increasingly drained, emotionally reactive, or resentful? Do you take on too many responsibilities and worry about disappointing others? Is it hard to ask for help because you need things done right or do not want to be a burden? If so, you are not alone. Many of my clients do amazing work, care deeply for others, and are driven by high standards for themselves– but despite their best efforts and successes, they feel overwhelmed and struggle with self-worth. They may appear to be confident and living ideal lives, but they deal with high-functioning anxiety and have difficulties speaking up for their own needs.
Are you feeling increasingly drained, emotionally reactive, or resentful? Do you take on too many responsibilities and worry about disappointing others? Is it hard to ask for help because you need things done right or do not want to be a burden? If so, you are not alone. Many of my clients do amazing work, care deeply for others, and are driven by high standards for themselves– but despite their best efforts and successes, they feel overwhelmed and struggle with self-worth. They may appear to be confident and living ideal lives, but they deal with high-functioning anxiety and have difficulties speaking up for their own needs.
(587) 905-0613 View (587) 905-0613
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Hadley Mitchell
Psychologist, RPsych
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Beltline, Calgary, AB T3C
Hello! I'm a Registered Psychologist with 5 years of experience, specializing in relationship therapy (couples & individuals). I’m in a same sex partnership & have a particular interest in supporting LGBTQ+ communities, as well as those in non-traditional relationships (e.g., ENM, poly, lifestyle). As a goal-oriented therapist, I guide clients towards meaningful change & a better place in life. I believe in accountability & actively support clients in doing the necessary work for growth & improvement. To help clients experience progress, I give tangible exercises & resources to use in between sessions.
Hello! I'm a Registered Psychologist with 5 years of experience, specializing in relationship therapy (couples & individuals). I’m in a same sex partnership & have a particular interest in supporting LGBTQ+ communities, as well as those in non-traditional relationships (e.g., ENM, poly, lifestyle). As a goal-oriented therapist, I guide clients towards meaningful change & a better place in life. I believe in accountability & actively support clients in doing the necessary work for growth & improvement. To help clients experience progress, I give tangible exercises & resources to use in between sessions.
(587) 847-2741 View (587) 847-2741
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The Cognitive Corner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, CCC
Verified Verified
Beltline, Calgary, AB T2R
Our therapists want to understand the intricate details of your life that make you uniquely you and would be honoured to facilitate the process of your self discovery and healing. We love working with individuals in all walks of life including but not limited to individuals experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, individuals wanting to improve self-esteem, those suffering from grief and loss of relationships, addictions, as well as those individuals looking for support with general life stressors.
Our therapists want to understand the intricate details of your life that make you uniquely you and would be honoured to facilitate the process of your self discovery and healing. We love working with individuals in all walks of life including but not limited to individuals experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, individuals wanting to improve self-esteem, those suffering from grief and loss of relationships, addictions, as well as those individuals looking for support with general life stressors.
(587) 742-0530 View (587) 742-0530
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Laura Romero
MC, RPsych
Verified Verified
Beltline, Calgary, AB T3C
People are wonderfully complex beings. It is rare that our suffering and/or distress comes from only one funnel or area of life (although that sometimes is the case!). This is why I believe in taking a holistic approach to therapy. The consideration of nutrition, personal purpose and beliefs, sleep, physical exercise, and social connections can make a huge difference when designing a treatment plan. You are the expert of your own life. My job is to ask meaningful questions, to collect and synthesize information, and work closely with you to design your treatment journey. Let's get started!
People are wonderfully complex beings. It is rare that our suffering and/or distress comes from only one funnel or area of life (although that sometimes is the case!). This is why I believe in taking a holistic approach to therapy. The consideration of nutrition, personal purpose and beliefs, sleep, physical exercise, and social connections can make a huge difference when designing a treatment plan. You are the expert of your own life. My job is to ask meaningful questions, to collect and synthesize information, and work closely with you to design your treatment journey. Let's get started!
(780) 666-8167 View (780) 666-8167
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Alanna Caldwell
Psychologist, RPsych
Verified Verified
Beltline, Calgary, AB T2R
Alanna offers an empathic, collaborative, and pragmatic approach to therapy. She is passionate about helping her clients prove to themselves their capacity for overcoming obstacles. She provides practical education and skills for individuals seeking to make improvements in various domains of life such as behavioural, emotional, relational, spiritual, occupational, and social. She treats adults from all walks of life and has extensive experience working with Public Safety Personnel.
Alanna offers an empathic, collaborative, and pragmatic approach to therapy. She is passionate about helping her clients prove to themselves their capacity for overcoming obstacles. She provides practical education and skills for individuals seeking to make improvements in various domains of life such as behavioural, emotional, relational, spiritual, occupational, and social. She treats adults from all walks of life and has extensive experience working with Public Safety Personnel.
(825) 250-3651 View (825) 250-3651
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Mackenzie Krewiak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BFA, BSW, MSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Beltline, Calgary, AB T3C
Those who choose me to join them on their journey of self-discovery or healing may be struggling with the impacts of trauma, navigating substance abuse, or feel impacted on a daily basis due to mental health concerns or other tough situations that come up in life. I enjoy working with children, youth and adults in individual and group settings. My clients want to feel heard, seen, respected and acknowledged as the special person they are. They are looking for creative solutions, a down-to-earth approach and someone to hold space through the messiness of life as a human and all the emotions and experiences that come with it.
Those who choose me to join them on their journey of self-discovery or healing may be struggling with the impacts of trauma, navigating substance abuse, or feel impacted on a daily basis due to mental health concerns or other tough situations that come up in life. I enjoy working with children, youth and adults in individual and group settings. My clients want to feel heard, seen, respected and acknowledged as the special person they are. They are looking for creative solutions, a down-to-earth approach and someone to hold space through the messiness of life as a human and all the emotions and experiences that come with it.
(587) 715-0227 View (587) 715-0227
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Miranda Desrochers
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beltline, Calgary, AB T2R
Not accepting new clients
Are you looking for a warm, compassionate, and playful psychologist to work with your child or yourself? I’m Miranda, a Registered Psychologist who specializes in assessment and counselling with children, teens, and families. I provide an integrative and holistic approach and am committed to offering clients an effective and meaningful therapeutic experience. I believe that all children and families have the desire and ability to move toward healthy functioning. Using evidence-based practice and a warm and supportive therapeutic relationship, I am honoured to guide this process for the families I see.
Are you looking for a warm, compassionate, and playful psychologist to work with your child or yourself? I’m Miranda, a Registered Psychologist who specializes in assessment and counselling with children, teens, and families. I provide an integrative and holistic approach and am committed to offering clients an effective and meaningful therapeutic experience. I believe that all children and families have the desire and ability to move toward healthy functioning. Using evidence-based practice and a warm and supportive therapeutic relationship, I am honoured to guide this process for the families I see.
(587) 801-8062 View (587) 801-8062
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Female Counsellors

Does it matter what gender my therapist is?

In general, this is not an important factor, as there is no relationship between a therapist’s gender and their efficacy. Some clients, however, prefer to see therapists of a particular gender, whether due to their own past experiences with men and women, or ingrained beliefs about how people of different genders think and behave. Exploring the roots of such preferences and considering what one wants to address in therapy can help someone determine whether their therapist’s gender truly matters to them.

Should I see a female therapist?

Many people—not just women—prefer to see a female therapist, either because they believe that a woman will be able to relate to their specific challenges (for example, sexism in the workplace) or because they imagine feeling more comfortable disclosing sensitive information to a woman. Such beliefs may not turn out to be accurate, however, and adhering too rigidly to a gender preference can at times hinder a client from finding the best therapeutic match.

Do therapists get specific training to help with women’s concerns?

Therapists are trained to provide care to clients of any gender. However, some therapists—both men and women—may pursue additional training in feminist therapy, gender-specific issues, or women’s mental health. Female clients may wish to ask prospective therapists whether they have received specific training in the client’s primary area(s) of concern, or whether they have worked extensively with women on issues similar to their own.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience in treating women?

It’s OK—even encouraged!—to ask a therapist directly whether and how often they have treated women in the past, or whether they have treated women dealing with the client’s most prominent concern(s). Competent therapists will be happy to share their educational background, preferred treatment modalities, and prior client experience to help an individual find the therapist best suited to their needs.