Education and Learning Disabilities Therapists in Downtown, Calgary, AB

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Kathleen Kelava
Psychologist, BComm, MC
Verified
Verified
I am constantly amazed at the resilience we all show, as we navigate our lives amidst the challenges that invariably arise! Sometimes the demands on us outweigh the resources we have available in that moment. It takes a courageous person to recognize the need for, and to request and accept, support. I am honoured every time clients invite me to join them along their journeys toward improved insight, skill, interaction, and overall living.
(587) 207-8856
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Downtown
Calgary, AB T2R
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Jessica McDonald
Psychologist, BA , MA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I have a diversified background working with various mental health concerns for over 10 years. Whether it’s been a hard day or a hard month or even a hard year, you are not alone! My approach with clients, is to provide them with skills to better manage their emotions, help them manage their day-to-day stresses and improve their overall coping. I am here to provide professional support and guidance. I work with children (11+yrs), adolescents and adults offering individual therapy and EMDR therapy. Easy, convenient online booking available!
(587) 855-1179
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Downtown
Calgary, AB T2R
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Christine Turner
Psychologist, BEd, MA, RPsych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I know how troubling it is to struggle. I have been there. You feel as though you've tried everything, but nothing works. You feel frustrated, scared, exhausted and possibly doubting every decision you have ever made. I am here to tell you that whatever it is you are going through – whether it is a hard day, or a hard month, or a hard year, you are not alone! I work with adults, children, teens, and parents to decrease anxiety and build emotional resilience.
(587) 507-8497
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Calgary, AB T2R
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Meg Hasek-Watt
Psychologist, RPsych, MC, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Offering daytime and evening appointments in downtown Calgary or Virtually through telehealth and online methods. The focus of my practice includes: Anxiety, Trauma (including PostTraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other Trauma-related conditions), Bereavement, Grief & Loss, Phobias, Sex & Sexuality, Chronic Pain & Chronic Illness, & coping with life stressors, stages of change, & identity transitions e.g. illness onset, retirement, new marriage, divorce, career changes/job loss, sexuality & ever important, coping and COVID-19. I am also offering Assessment Services (e.g. Psychoeducational, Mental Health, Personality, ADHD).
(587) 851-5797
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Downtown
Calgary, AB T2P
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Grace Phillips-Mckenzie
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello, I’m Grace with Diamond Psychology, and I am accepting new clients. I look forward to meeting you in person in Calgary, or virtually throughout Alberta and Yukon. Do you feel like you are different from others? Have you ever wondered if you have ADHD or a learning disorder? Do you want to know if what you are suffering from is actually depression or anxiety? Are you curious if you have a mood disorder? Do you want to assess your child for a gifted school admission? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I can help you with a detailed assessment that can give you insight into your mental health and learning strategies.
(587) 817-2494
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Calgary, AB T2P
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Simren Jhuty
Psychologist, BA, MSc, RPsych
Verified
Verified
Simren Jhuty is a Psychologist in Calgary and is registered with the College of Alberta Psychologists. She is also the Founder and Clinical Director of Stride Psychology. Simren completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and Master of Science in Applied Paediatric Neuropsychology. She has worked in private, research, hospital and educational settings. Throughout her education, training, and work experience, Simren has had the opportunity to work with individuals who come from diverse families, cultures, and backgrounds.
(587) 841-0324
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Calgary, AB T2P
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Tanvir Gill
Psychologist, BA, MC, R Psyc
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I focus on treating children, youth and adults (ages 6 and up). My areas of focus are ADHD, developmental disorders, and other issues which impact learning. I also treat issues like depression, self-esteem, anxiety, or behavioral issues. I enjoy working directly with individuals, but also provide parenting support and interventions. In addition to providing services in English, I am fluent in Punjabi, and I am passionate and interested in working with clients from all backgrounds.
(587) 609-5617
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Downtown
Calgary, AB T2P
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Chris Graham
Psychologist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe that our ability to create meaningful connections with ourselves and those around us is central to our wellbeing. I look forward to connecting with you to support you in further embedding wellbeing in your life. I aim to provide a safer environment where you can explore yourself and your struggles and am here to support you in creating the life that you want. As a Registered Psychologist, I am committed to ongoing training, using the latest research, and creating the meaningful therapeutic relationship necessary to support you in navigating your way toward the life you deserve.
(587) 327-9682
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Downtown
Calgary, AB T2T
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Christina Groth
Psychologist, MC:AT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Christina has an amazing range of experience that she brings to the counselling relationship from years of working in school, residential, community, and private-practice settings. Her areas of expertise include Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), trauma, attachment, depression, anxiety, self esteem, self harm, family conflict, parenting and relationships. While she works with clients from all walks and stages of life, she has a special interest in adolescent, parenting, and family work. She takes a client-centered approach, and infuses solution-focused, narrative, cognitive-behavioural, and art-therapy principles.
(587) 315-6628
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Downtown
Calgary, AB T2R
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Jane A Gillespie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
I have practiced social work for almost two decades and have devoted my career to assisting at-risk families. I have a Clinical Master of Social Work (MSW) in children's mental health and specialize in assessment and intervention where children are the subject of custody determinations or parenting disputes. My training includes family mediation and the creation of developmentally sensitive parenting plans. I have additional forensic training in assessment of family violence and child maltreatment. I am trained in child-led play, therapeutic access and am a registered Circle of Security Parenting Facilitator.
(587) 327-1806
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Calgary, AB T2R
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ABS Psychological Services
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MSc
Verified
Verified
Hi and Welcome! My name is Alexandra, but I go by Alex. I have worked in the special needs field for 15 years and have experience with a variety of areas including children who have complex medical needs. I have facilitated social skills and therapy groups for children and adolescents and have worked extensively with children and their families in their homes, the community and in school and private settings. My therapy approach is play based both directive and non-directive, I integrate components of cognitive behavioral therapy, emotion focused therapy and solution focused.
(587) 801-7381
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Calgary, AB T2P
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Kirsten Setso
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MACP, BSc Psy
Verified
Verified
Seeking therapy can be scary, daunting, and even promote anxiety in itself! Facing our unknown or dark corners is hard, however, together I believe we can ease the journey. I offer a warm, nonjudgemental space, a compassionate and understanding ear, where together we can open possibilities to a more meaningful life. Whether it's personal growth including developmental/transitional stages, anxiety, depression, trauma, or relationship issues, together we can find and bring about meaningful change.
(825) 609-4953
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Calgary, AB T2P
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Andre Benoit
Psychologist, MSc
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Provide service for clients living in Calgary, Alberta, and those living in the Yukon through telepsychology. Are you feeling stressed, depressed, worried, angry, or anxious? Does your schedule feel full, but part of you feel lost, empty, or unsatisfied? Have you experienced trauma or PTSD or other mental health conditions? Do you struggle with your sleep, focus, being with others, or finding joy? Or is it even hard to describe what you are struggling with? Feel free to contact me at 403.354.0423 or my website www.deeprootstherapies.com.
(587) 412-2703
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Calgary, AB T2P
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Mark A Kolodziej
Counsellor, CCC, PhD, Trauma
Verified
Verified
Stress both workplace and life, gender issues (LGBTQ), relationships including couple, marital, family, co-worker, Christian, Muslim. The goal of MARTHA7 counselling is to help people be the best version of themselves.
(587) 323-4272 x403701
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Downtown
Calgary, AB T2G
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Not accepting new clients
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Synapse Counselling Services
Counsellor, PhD, CRC, RTC, CT
Verified
Verified
Living with chronic illness, disability, or neurodivergence is hard. Getting through the overwhelm of everyday life feels impossible. You're starting to feel like all you think about is your condition and everything it has taken away from you - work, hobbies, sleep, relationships. Your family and friends don’t get it. They try to help and probably mean well, but sometimes the dismissive way they say things makes you feel worse. You try to hide your symptoms to seem “normal” but inside, you feel like you might break.
(587) 807-5084
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Downtown
Calgary, AB T2P
Not accepting new clients
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Norm Wellington
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych, RFM, RPCA
Verified
Verified
My practice, over the years, has become more and more attuned to problems of conflict and issues of violence. As a trained child psychologist, I have seen first hand the raw damage an emotional injury continues to create. As a clinician, it has not been unusual for me to see the same sorts of trauma: yet locked away in one's memory, living on in current behaviour. This is what conflict can do. The issues just seem to keep on repeating themselves, inevitably with the same unfortunate outcomes. (My role sometimes is the Life Coach who becomes a personal guide.)
(403) 800-1150
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Downtown
Calgary, AB T2R
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Phronesis Counselling
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RCC
Verified
Verified
At Phronesis Counselling, we help you discover tools to help you tackle the ordinary and the extraordinary in every day. We are here to listen to your story and help you foster curiosity and understanding of your experiences. Our mission is to provide the support you need to thrive by guiding you through a practical approach to mental health. Phronesis’ counsellors will work with you to build foundational skills that empower you to transform your life.
(587) 713-0380
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Downtown
Calgary, AB T2E
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Steph Clark Art Therapist
Counsellor, BA, DVATI, RTC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Looking for something different? Maybe traditional talk therapy wasn’t working for you. Art therapy utilizes creative expression – in any way you want and need it – to further explore thoughts and emotions. Combining counselling and art therapy, we are making the internal, external in a tangible way. Sometimes words aren’t enough to depict exactly how we are feeling, and that’s where art comes in.We have been using art throughout history to express trauma, events, and emotions.
(587) 400-3124
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Calgary, AB T2R
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Anchored Therapy
Psychologist, RPsych, CCC
Verified
Verified
Welcome to Anchored Therapy! My name is Serena Makowecki and I know it can feel daunting to seek out therapy. You've taken the first step. My focus is to help individuals, couples, and families find paths forward through identifying problematic patterns and moving toward healing ones. I achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and helping to support change with a compassionate-focused approach. I have extensive training in family systems therapy, trauma-informed therapy, and solution-focused brief and narrative therapy. Together we will customize a treatment plan that works for you.
(825) 250-0320
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Downtown
Calgary, AB T3H
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Mary Kwan
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified
Verified
Having practiced as a Clinical Psychologist overseas for 20 years, I am very familiar with all kinds of conditions. If you are having relationship with your spouse or others, I can help. You might be stressed out trying to parent your children, whatever age they maybe and esp for offsprings who have ADHD, Autism or learning problems, I love to help. Or you maybe depressed, anxious, wanting to work out your inner issues so that you can be a happy person, I am here to give you a hand. Or you might have a lot of pain/stress in your life, with various kinds of addictions not knowing where to do, I am here to help you find your way out.
(604) 330-4682
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Calgary, AB T2P
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Education and Learning Disabilities Counsellors

How effective is treatment for learning disabilities?

When initiated early and tailored to a child’s specific needs, learning disability treatment can be quite effective at helping a child cope with their disability, though its exact efficacy may depend on the severity of symptoms and whether comorbid disorders exist. Less is known about treatment initiated in adulthood, but it is certainly possible that an adult with a learning disability will see some improvement—or at the very least, identify workarounds and accommodations that could make symptoms less burdensome in day-to-day life.

When should someone seek treatment for learning disabilities?

It’s best to seek treatment as early as possible. Because learning disabilities often go unnoticed until a child starts school, or even until they’re a few years along, regular check-ins with teachers and doctors can help parents determine whether children are meeting milestones and keeping up with peers or whether an evaluation for learning disabilities may be warranted. And although earlier is always better, it’s never too late to be evaluated for learning disabilities and to seek treatment.

What happens if learning disabilities are left untreated?

Undiagnosed and untreated learning disabilities can be a source of significant frustration and shame for a child, who may feel that their challenges stem from a lack of intelligence or willpower. Such feelings can trigger low self-esteem, depression, or anxiety, which may push a child toward risky behaviors, including substance use. In adulthood, untreated learning disabilities can interfere with career success, and lingering feelings of self-doubt and shame can negatively affect someone’s mental health.

Are there medications for learning disabilities?

Currently, there are no medications designed to treat specific learning disabilities such as dysgraphia or dyscalculia. However, someone with a learning disability may be prescribed medication for a comorbid condition, such as anxiety, depression, or ADHD, which may have positive downstream effects on their learning disability; for example, a child with both ADHD and dyslexia may find that they’re better able to focus on their reading exercises after being prescribed a stimulant medication.