Female Therapists in Downtown, Calgary, AB

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Ashley Wanamaker
Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Downtown, 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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Dr. J. May Kanipayor
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Calgary, AB T2P
Each of us possess an inner wisdom that reflects our "authentic self" or who we are at our core. Often times this self is silenced by our harsh inner critic and overshadowed by external expectations about who we "should be" or how we "should act." To live a more authentic life, we need to understand that which we value most (such as self-respect, independence, honesty, friendship, health, etc.) and begin to behave in ways that better aligns us with our core values. The more our behaviours align with our core values, the more meaningful our lives become. This is the key to long-term happiness and well-being.
Each of us possess an inner wisdom that reflects our "authentic self" or who we are at our core. Often times this self is silenced by our harsh inner critic and overshadowed by external expectations about who we "should be" or how we "should act." To live a more authentic life, we need to understand that which we value most (such as self-respect, independence, honesty, friendship, health, etc.) and begin to behave in ways that better aligns us with our core values. The more our behaviours align with our core values, the more meaningful our lives become. This is the key to long-term happiness and well-being.
(587) 609-5905 View (587) 609-5905
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Christie Spronk: Ampersand Counselling
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Downtown, Calgary, AB T2P
Life can be challenging and so can finding the right therapist; it takes courage to embark on your treatment journey so I am glad you landed here. With 25 years of experience in the mental health and addictions field, I use an eclectic, and collaborative approach to therapy utilizing a trauma-informed and person-centered approach. Drawing from a variety of tools, techniques, and approaches allows me to meet you where you are at. Regardless of the approach we use, I believe that the therapeutic relationship is imperative to create a supportive and non-judgmental space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours.
Life can be challenging and so can finding the right therapist; it takes courage to embark on your treatment journey so I am glad you landed here. With 25 years of experience in the mental health and addictions field, I use an eclectic, and collaborative approach to therapy utilizing a trauma-informed and person-centered approach. Drawing from a variety of tools, techniques, and approaches allows me to meet you where you are at. Regardless of the approach we use, I believe that the therapeutic relationship is imperative to create a supportive and non-judgmental space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours.
(403) 888-0408 View (403) 888-0408
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Avery Morris
Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Downtown, Calgary, AB T2N
In my work I strive to collaborate with clients to explore themes of connection, choice, responsibility and personal growth, and how in doing so, a person can build a meaningful life. I work alongside clients to strengthen their capacities, amplify their voice, and enact change. Drawing from a variety of counselling modalities allows me to meet the individual needs of each client. I incorporate elements of cognitive-behavioural therapy, mindfulness, and solution-focused techniques into my practice.
In my work I strive to collaborate with clients to explore themes of connection, choice, responsibility and personal growth, and how in doing so, a person can build a meaningful life. I work alongside clients to strengthen their capacities, amplify their voice, and enact change. Drawing from a variety of counselling modalities allows me to meet the individual needs of each client. I incorporate elements of cognitive-behavioural therapy, mindfulness, and solution-focused techniques into my practice.
(587) 209-8344 View (587) 209-8344
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Dotun Ogunfowora
Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Downtown, Calgary, AB T2P
Life is challenging; remember you are not alone. It is possible manage the challenges with self awareness and support (clinicians, friends and family). I enjoy supporting individuals, couples, children, and youth in diverse areas including bully/harassment (workplace and school), burnout management, emotional regulation (depression and anxiety), self–development, and self-understanding. I also specialize in psychological assessments of adults, youths, and children to aid insight into their studies, personality, behaviours, and psychological functioning.
Life is challenging; remember you are not alone. It is possible manage the challenges with self awareness and support (clinicians, friends and family). I enjoy supporting individuals, couples, children, and youth in diverse areas including bully/harassment (workplace and school), burnout management, emotional regulation (depression and anxiety), self–development, and self-understanding. I also specialize in psychological assessments of adults, youths, and children to aid insight into their studies, personality, behaviours, and psychological functioning.
(587) 402-3631 View (587) 402-3631
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Sophie Wong
Counsellor, CCC, MA, BComm
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Calgary, AB T2P
Hello. I have over 15 years of extensive experience championing Human Resources, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, and Women in Leadership in both public and private organizations. As an advocate for growth and development, I am passionate in supporting you as you create meaningful change in both your personal and professional space.
Hello. I have over 15 years of extensive experience championing Human Resources, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, and Women in Leadership in both public and private organizations. As an advocate for growth and development, I am passionate in supporting you as you create meaningful change in both your personal and professional space.
(587) 847-3269 View (587) 847-3269
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Dr. Reana Saraceni Psychological Services Inc.
Psychologist, PhD, CHPT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Downtown, Calgary, AB T2P
Does your anxiery, depression, weight concern, or emotions paralyze you? Much of the current research, including my own, shows that it's often in the on-going attempts to rid ourselves of "symptoms" that actually intensifies the problem. Often times it is these "avoidance" strategies that are largely responsible for keeping us trapped in an ongoing cycle of increased psychological suffering. Our anxiety, worry, unease and fears result in our living too much in the past or future. Through mindfulness and values-based living, we can work together to help you live a more authentic and present life.
Does your anxiery, depression, weight concern, or emotions paralyze you? Much of the current research, including my own, shows that it's often in the on-going attempts to rid ourselves of "symptoms" that actually intensifies the problem. Often times it is these "avoidance" strategies that are largely responsible for keeping us trapped in an ongoing cycle of increased psychological suffering. Our anxiety, worry, unease and fears result in our living too much in the past or future. Through mindfulness and values-based living, we can work together to help you live a more authentic and present life.
(587) 800-5280 View (587) 800-5280
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Nina Hornjatkevyc
Psychologist, MSc
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Downtown, Calgary, AB T2P
I am a Registered Psychologist specializing in career development and personal counselling. For over 18 years, I have been committed to helping people move through challenges, develop their strengths, identify opportunities, and thrive. My specialties for personal counselling include managing life transitions, anxiety, grief and loss, and supporting self-esteem. Together we can use a range of counselling strategies tailored to your unique situation and strengths, to support you with overcoming challenges and achieving well-being in your work, personal, and educational life.
I am a Registered Psychologist specializing in career development and personal counselling. For over 18 years, I have been committed to helping people move through challenges, develop their strengths, identify opportunities, and thrive. My specialties for personal counselling include managing life transitions, anxiety, grief and loss, and supporting self-esteem. Together we can use a range of counselling strategies tailored to your unique situation and strengths, to support you with overcoming challenges and achieving well-being in your work, personal, and educational life.
(587) 848-8093 View (587) 848-8093
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Amy Patterson
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Downtown, Calgary, AB T2P
I am a neurodivergent psychologist and specialize in working with neurodivergent children and adults. I am committed to providing ethical, empowering, and well-informed counselling that values lived experience. My ideal clients are seeking a psychologist who is authentic, non-judgmental, and committed to upholding the rights of all people. It is a privilege to witness the innovative thinking, tenacity, and awareness that my clients bring to sessions. I utilize my expertise to join in the fight for understanding, support, and acceptance because so often, it's the world around us that needs to do better.
I am a neurodivergent psychologist and specialize in working with neurodivergent children and adults. I am committed to providing ethical, empowering, and well-informed counselling that values lived experience. My ideal clients are seeking a psychologist who is authentic, non-judgmental, and committed to upholding the rights of all people. It is a privilege to witness the innovative thinking, tenacity, and awareness that my clients bring to sessions. I utilize my expertise to join in the fight for understanding, support, and acceptance because so often, it's the world around us that needs to do better.
(587) 900-6239 View (587) 900-6239
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Shelley E Ugyan
Counsellor, MC, BAEd
Verified Verified
Downtown, Calgary, AB T2P
Shelley Ugyan, RRC, is an acclaimed author, speaker and has over 15 years experience in mental and holistic health. Her evidence based tools including Cognitive Behavioural reconditioning as well as psychodynamic, relational and hypnosis approaches set you on a path to direct healing, starting immediately after the first 90 minute session. Her approach is genuine, empowering and powerful. Healing is probable, and happens as a result of conscious daily actions and unconscious dynamics that shift as a result of this process. Shelley loves to work with individuals who are ready and willing to change their thinking to heal for life.
Shelley Ugyan, RRC, is an acclaimed author, speaker and has over 15 years experience in mental and holistic health. Her evidence based tools including Cognitive Behavioural reconditioning as well as psychodynamic, relational and hypnosis approaches set you on a path to direct healing, starting immediately after the first 90 minute session. Her approach is genuine, empowering and powerful. Healing is probable, and happens as a result of conscious daily actions and unconscious dynamics that shift as a result of this process. Shelley loves to work with individuals who are ready and willing to change their thinking to heal for life.
(604) 714-5346 View (604) 714-5346
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Sara Lapp
Counsellor, MC , CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Downtown, Calgary, AB T2R
Not accepting new clients
Experiences that traumatize us, experiences that make us question who we are, and experiences that challenge our sense of belonging and worth - happen to all of us. My goal is to provide you the safe space, security and professional expertise to work through and strengthen your sense of self and positive well-being. I work with children, youth, adults and families. In addition, I specialize in working with individuals and families that have experienced pregnancy and infant loss.
Experiences that traumatize us, experiences that make us question who we are, and experiences that challenge our sense of belonging and worth - happen to all of us. My goal is to provide you the safe space, security and professional expertise to work through and strengthen your sense of self and positive well-being. I work with children, youth, adults and families. In addition, I specialize in working with individuals and families that have experienced pregnancy and infant loss.
(825) 502-5553 x228 View (825) 502-5553 x228
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Lauren Cowley
Counsellor, CCC, MC, BAID
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Downtown, 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
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Dana Walliser - Please Note: Surgery leave July 12 - Sept 3 2024
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Downtown, 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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Megan Mandryk
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Calgary, AB T2P
I am a registered student therapist completing my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. I believe that every person’s story is important and deserves to be heard. I am motivated to help you find your own strengths and live a fulfilling life that you choose. I focus on your lived experience and wholeheartedly believe that you are the expert of your story and your life.
I am a registered student therapist completing my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. I believe that every person’s story is important and deserves to be heard. I am motivated to help you find your own strengths and live a fulfilling life that you choose. I focus on your lived experience and wholeheartedly believe that you are the expert of your story and your life.
(587) 858-0552 View (587) 858-0552
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Christi Raymond
Counsellor, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Calgary, AB T2P
Christi creates a safe and nurturing environment where you can explore and navigate the challenges that life may bring. Christi is a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with a passion for integrating creativity into the therapeutic process. She firmly believes in the power of art-based interventions to unlock emotions, foster self-expression, and promote healing. With a specialization in working with adults facing issues such as anxiety and depression, Christi tailors her approach to meet the unique needs of each individual.
Christi creates a safe and nurturing environment where you can explore and navigate the challenges that life may bring. Christi is a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with a passion for integrating creativity into the therapeutic process. She firmly believes in the power of art-based interventions to unlock emotions, foster self-expression, and promote healing. With a specialization in working with adults facing issues such as anxiety and depression, Christi tailors her approach to meet the unique needs of each individual.
(587) 803-1117 View (587) 803-1117
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Janelle Cohos
Psychologist, RPsych, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Downtown, Calgary, AB T2R
Feeling overwhelmed lately? I want to hear about the hard stuff life’s been throwing your way. I get it—sometimes, it’s a lot. Eventually, the hard stuff can start to affect the way we think, feel, and act. Sometimes we start to feel disconnected from our true selves, and our relationships. I create a safe space for you to explore and process what is going on for you. With support, you can realize that you are not alone, and change is possible. I meet you where you’re at, and we move forward from there.
Feeling overwhelmed lately? I want to hear about the hard stuff life’s been throwing your way. I get it—sometimes, it’s a lot. Eventually, the hard stuff can start to affect the way we think, feel, and act. Sometimes we start to feel disconnected from our true selves, and our relationships. I create a safe space for you to explore and process what is going on for you. With support, you can realize that you are not alone, and change is possible. I meet you where you’re at, and we move forward from there.
(587) 841-5797 View (587) 841-5797
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Flourish Now Counselling
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
Downtown, Calgary, AB T2P
Life can be messy on the inside, even when it looks great from the outside. Often we can feel numb or overwhelmed inside. Alone. Are you seeking to gain insight and clarity around your habits, patterns or relationships? Do you feel your relationships are supporting you or keeping you stuck? How does your life feel to you: vital and juicy or stale and stagnant? How do you want your life to feel? And who were you meant to become? Perhaps you are navigating a significant life transition - exploring who you are and what's next. Often, counting ourselves in is the first step.
Life can be messy on the inside, even when it looks great from the outside. Often we can feel numb or overwhelmed inside. Alone. Are you seeking to gain insight and clarity around your habits, patterns or relationships? Do you feel your relationships are supporting you or keeping you stuck? How does your life feel to you: vital and juicy or stale and stagnant? How do you want your life to feel? And who were you meant to become? Perhaps you are navigating a significant life transition - exploring who you are and what's next. Often, counting ourselves in is the first step.
(587) 841-5836 View (587) 841-5836
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Dineke Tolkamp
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Calgary, AB T2P  (Online Only)
Hi! I am presently accepting new clients for online therapy. I have worked with predominantly with teens and adults with a variety of mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, self-esteem, anger, stress, substance use, emotion regulation, communication, life transitions, and relationship struggles. I have worked many different kinds of people around the world and in Canada and this has shown me the importance of considering every part of an individual's identity in therapy.
Hi! I am presently accepting new clients for online therapy. I have worked with predominantly with teens and adults with a variety of mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, self-esteem, anger, stress, substance use, emotion regulation, communication, life transitions, and relationship struggles. I have worked many different kinds of people around the world and in Canada and this has shown me the importance of considering every part of an individual's identity in therapy.
(587) 907-5012 View (587) 907-5012
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Beverly Reed
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Downtown, Calgary, AB T2P
Are you a high achiever, constantly striving for perfection? Do you often find yourself putting others' needs before your own, feeling overwhelmed by the pressure to please everyone? Are you riddled with anxiety, constantly worrying and feeling like you're never doing enough? Or perhaps you struggle with OCD and are bombarded with intrusive thoughts and compulsive behaviours that disrupt your daily life? Maybe you've experienced trauma that continues to affect you, leaving you feeling stuck in a loop and unable to move forward. If any of this resonates with you, know that you're not alone, and there is hope for healing and growth.
Are you a high achiever, constantly striving for perfection? Do you often find yourself putting others' needs before your own, feeling overwhelmed by the pressure to please everyone? Are you riddled with anxiety, constantly worrying and feeling like you're never doing enough? Or perhaps you struggle with OCD and are bombarded with intrusive thoughts and compulsive behaviours that disrupt your daily life? Maybe you've experienced trauma that continues to affect you, leaving you feeling stuck in a loop and unable to move forward. If any of this resonates with you, know that you're not alone, and there is hope for healing and growth.
(587) 439-3401 View (587) 439-3401
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Erin Cape
Psychologist, RPsych, MC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Calgary, AB T2P
At Erin Cape Psychological Services, Timber (therapy assistance dog in training) and I love working with clients who aren’t afraid to turn inward and look at feelings, thoughts, sensations, strengths, needs, and relational patterns to make better choices to support a meaningful life. Feelings work can be hard, so I aim to provide a safe and non-judgmental space to develop our relationship, explore stressors and emotions, try new things, and set active goals for yourself. I provide both short and long-term therapy to best meet you where you're at in your self-development journey and help you meet your goals at a pace that suits you.
At Erin Cape Psychological Services, Timber (therapy assistance dog in training) and I love working with clients who aren’t afraid to turn inward and look at feelings, thoughts, sensations, strengths, needs, and relational patterns to make better choices to support a meaningful life. Feelings work can be hard, so I aim to provide a safe and non-judgmental space to develop our relationship, explore stressors and emotions, try new things, and set active goals for yourself. I provide both short and long-term therapy to best meet you where you're at in your self-development journey and help you meet your goals at a pace that suits you.
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Resilience Counselling and Consulting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Calgary, AB T2P
From the outside, it looks like you have it together; on the inside you’re struggling and feeling like this is not the life you signed up for. You may be fed up with feeling weighed down by your past, feeling controlled by your emotions, or feeling like anxiety and depression are constant companions. You might not even remember a time when it didn’t feel this way. One thing is for sure, you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to wake up each morning feeling like you've got this. You’re ready to feel good about yourself. Most of all you’re ready to put the past behind you and start living life on your terms. I can help you.
From the outside, it looks like you have it together; on the inside you’re struggling and feeling like this is not the life you signed up for. You may be fed up with feeling weighed down by your past, feeling controlled by your emotions, or feeling like anxiety and depression are constant companions. You might not even remember a time when it didn’t feel this way. One thing is for sure, you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to wake up each morning feeling like you've got this. You’re ready to feel good about yourself. Most of all you’re ready to put the past behind you and start living life on your terms. I can help you.
(587) 840-6182 View (587) 840-6182
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Intrinsic Therapy
Psychologist, BSc, MACP, RPsych, RSW, PhD
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Downtown, Calgary, AB T2P
Self-discovery and healing is a journey—and you don’t have to take it alone. Newfound freedom and fulfillment is within reach. With a focus on somatic, relational and trauma-informed support, Intrinsic Therapy is home to a versatile team of empathetic, open and invested practitioners. We welcome all to find safe belonging, make real shifts and transform from within. The magic of authenticity? When we know and accept ourselves, it extends to our communities to fuel collective healing – a revolution we’re all for.
Self-discovery and healing is a journey—and you don’t have to take it alone. Newfound freedom and fulfillment is within reach. With a focus on somatic, relational and trauma-informed support, Intrinsic Therapy is home to a versatile team of empathetic, open and invested practitioners. We welcome all to find safe belonging, make real shifts and transform from within. The magic of authenticity? When we know and accept ourselves, it extends to our communities to fuel collective healing – a revolution we’re all for.
(587) 850-2812 View (587) 850-2812
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Kate Hollowell Sheldon
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Downtown, Calgary, AB T2P
It is hard to reach out for support or to even consider reaching out when you are struggling. Perhaps you are experiencing a sense of grief, loss, or burnout leaving you feeling stuck and unsure about what the future holds? Perhaps you are feeling adrift and need someone to talk to as you figure out what to do next? Sometimes we find our past experiences interfere with the present and all of us face challenges that require extra support. Counselling can help you gain a better understanding of yourself, your relationships, and the changes you wish to implement to achieve further growth.
It is hard to reach out for support or to even consider reaching out when you are struggling. Perhaps you are experiencing a sense of grief, loss, or burnout leaving you feeling stuck and unsure about what the future holds? Perhaps you are feeling adrift and need someone to talk to as you figure out what to do next? Sometimes we find our past experiences interfere with the present and all of us face challenges that require extra support. Counselling can help you gain a better understanding of yourself, your relationships, and the changes you wish to implement to achieve further growth.
(587) 803-3027 View (587) 803-3027
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Andrea S H Hunt
Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Downtown, Calgary, AB T2P
Courageous conversations. Creative connections. Welcome! I am a Registered Psychologist in Calgary, Alberta providing counselling services and workshops to creatives, seekers, dreamers, deeply sensitive thinkers, and feelers experiencing life transitions, grief, interpersonal challenges, trauma, low self-esteem, identity crisis, stress, anxiety, or burnout. If you are creative, reflective, and looking for something to shift, I may be able to help.
Courageous conversations. Creative connections. Welcome! I am a Registered Psychologist in Calgary, Alberta providing counselling services and workshops to creatives, seekers, dreamers, deeply sensitive thinkers, and feelers experiencing life transitions, grief, interpersonal challenges, trauma, low self-esteem, identity crisis, stress, anxiety, or burnout. If you are creative, reflective, and looking for something to shift, I may be able to help.
(587) 207-8216 View (587) 207-8216
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Pinar Caglayan
Registered Provisional Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified Verified
Downtown, Calgary, AB T2P
Are you experiencing anxiety, depression, low mood? Are you feeling constantly on edge after a big life transition, motor vehicle accident, or other stressful/traumatic event? Currently, I offer individual therapy for teens and adults and I specialize in mood and stress disorders. I can provide sessions in English or in Turkish. My goal is to build a strong therapeutic relationship with you to help you overcome difficulties in your life that are getting in the way of having fulfilling careers, relationships, or overall life quality.
Are you experiencing anxiety, depression, low mood? Are you feeling constantly on edge after a big life transition, motor vehicle accident, or other stressful/traumatic event? Currently, I offer individual therapy for teens and adults and I specialize in mood and stress disorders. I can provide sessions in English or in Turkish. My goal is to build a strong therapeutic relationship with you to help you overcome difficulties in your life that are getting in the way of having fulfilling careers, relationships, or overall life quality.
(825) 250-4560 View (825) 250-4560

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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.