Family Therapy in Calgary, AB

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Photo of Sara Ludu, Psychologist in Calgary, AB
Sara Ludu
Psychologist, RPsych
Verified
8 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T3H
I want to help you tap into your innate capacity to heal - help you become open to experience, learn to trust yourself, develop an internal evaluation of yourself and have a willingness to continue growing. In private practice, I provide individual, family, marital/relationship, and group counselling. I treat people across the lifespan including children, adolescents (e.g. navigating identity), adults (e.g. working through relationships, parenting, and career issues), and the elderly (grief and life transitions).
I want to help you tap into your innate capacity to heal - help you become open to experience, learn to trust yourself, develop an internal evaluation of yourself and have a willingness to continue growing. In private practice, I provide individual, family, marital/relationship, and group counselling. I treat people across the lifespan including children, adolescents (e.g. navigating identity), adults (e.g. working through relationships, parenting, and career issues), and the elderly (grief and life transitions).
(587) 317-6482 View (587) 317-6482
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Dr. Caroline Buzanko @ Koru Family Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, MC
Verified
Calgary, AB T3H
Koru Family Psychology is a family first practice focused on growth, strength and new beginnings.
My focus is on helping parents raise happy, confident children. My specialized assessments will help you better understand exactly what your child's strengths are and what to do to overcome areas of difficulty. All interventions are collaborative in nature, where we will work together to help you l learn effective strategies to strengthen your child's resilience and skills to effectively manage life's challenges.
Koru Family Psychology is a family first practice focused on growth, strength and new beginnings.
My focus is on helping parents raise happy, confident children. My specialized assessments will help you better understand exactly what your child's strengths are and what to do to overcome areas of difficulty. All interventions are collaborative in nature, where we will work together to help you l learn effective strategies to strengthen your child's resilience and skills to effectively manage life's challenges.
(844) 719-2007 View (844) 719-2007
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Karen Fabian
Psychologist, BSc, MEd, RPsych
Verified
Calgary, AB T3H
I offer therapy for parenting and family concerns, behavioural challenges, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and issues related to maintaining meaningful relationships.
My career has centered around my primary area of interest concerning relationship dynamics and the impact and understanding of insecurity, frustration, anxiety and loss. I am passionate about supporting parents in understanding the influence of early life experiences and how those shape emotional development and our ability to remain connected to our children. My work is influenced by attachment-based therapy, narrative therapy, humanistic and experiential play approaches.
I offer therapy for parenting and family concerns, behavioural challenges, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and issues related to maintaining meaningful relationships.
My career has centered around my primary area of interest concerning relationship dynamics and the impact and understanding of insecurity, frustration, anxiety and loss. I am passionate about supporting parents in understanding the influence of early life experiences and how those shape emotional development and our ability to remain connected to our children. My work is influenced by attachment-based therapy, narrative therapy, humanistic and experiential play approaches.
(587) 600-2409 View (587) 600-2409
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Rana M Mahmood
MA
2 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T3H  (Online Only)
With empathy and compassion, I provide the following services to my clients, trauma, domestic violence, family conflict, family, divorce, communication and relationship issues, sexual assault and sexual abuse, grief and loss, parenting, homelessness, isolation, life transitions, immigration challenges and emotional regulation, anxiety and depression.
I am gratefully working with clients from different backgrounds and cultures helping them learn how to deal with their emotions and feelings and guide them to find the best solutions for their problems, my goal is to help you and hold your hand while navigating your path.
With empathy and compassion, I provide the following services to my clients, trauma, domestic violence, family conflict, family, divorce, communication and relationship issues, sexual assault and sexual abuse, grief and loss, parenting, homelessness, isolation, life transitions, immigration challenges and emotional regulation, anxiety and depression.
I am gratefully working with clients from different backgrounds and cultures helping them learn how to deal with their emotions and feelings and guide them to find the best solutions for their problems, my goal is to help you and hold your hand while navigating your path.
(825) 502-6072 View (825) 502-6072
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Madeleine Engel
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MEd, BCYC
Verified
8 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2T
Are you a parent? Does your child/youth struggle with anxiety, managing big feelings, managing their busy bodies? Do you feel like they are closing off? Do you feel like there is a meltdown every other day? Have the effects of COVID-19 taken a toll on your family? You may find yourself wondering how best to support your kid when half the time you don’t even know what’s going on. You are not alone. Many parents feel at a loss with their kids from time to time. And I don’t blame you! There’s no instruction manual to parenting. Counselling provides a safe space for kids to explore, express, and understand.
Are you a parent? Does your child/youth struggle with anxiety, managing big feelings, managing their busy bodies? Do you feel like they are closing off? Do you feel like there is a meltdown every other day? Have the effects of COVID-19 taken a toll on your family? You may find yourself wondering how best to support your kid when half the time you don’t even know what’s going on. You are not alone. Many parents feel at a loss with their kids from time to time. And I don’t blame you! There’s no instruction manual to parenting. Counselling provides a safe space for kids to explore, express, and understand.
(587) 875-5544 View (587) 875-5544
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Melina Byers
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BA
Verified
Calgary, AB T2E
My background includes treating anxiety, depression, and stressors such as relationship difficulties, family conflict, emotional dysregulation, communication challenges, low self-esteem, anger management, and intimate partner violence.
I understand that at times life can be overwhelming and even the simple things can feel impossible. In these times I believe it is essential to reach out for support to remind ourselves that even the most difficult emotions and situations do not last forever. I am a person-centered therapist who believes in a collaborative practice to support clients through whatever life throws their way. We have all experienced the discomforts that come with being human, we do not need to navigate these alone.
My background includes treating anxiety, depression, and stressors such as relationship difficulties, family conflict, emotional dysregulation, communication challenges, low self-esteem, anger management, and intimate partner violence.
I understand that at times life can be overwhelming and even the simple things can feel impossible. In these times I believe it is essential to reach out for support to remind ourselves that even the most difficult emotions and situations do not last forever. I am a person-centered therapist who believes in a collaborative practice to support clients through whatever life throws their way. We have all experienced the discomforts that come with being human, we do not need to navigate these alone.
(587) 570-8429 View (587) 570-8429
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Laura Romero
MC, RPsych
Verified
Calgary, AB T3C
I am a Registered Psychologist, and I work with adults and youth interested in individual, couples and family therapy by helping them (re)connect to their purpose and power.
I approach counselling through a holistic lens; believing that ‘the whole is greater than the sum of its parts’. We are complex beings and the way in which our bodies and minds are connected is similar to a network of intertwining webs communicating with one another. 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.
I am a Registered Psychologist, and I work with adults and youth interested in individual, couples and family therapy by helping them (re)connect to their purpose and power.
I approach counselling through a holistic lens; believing that ‘the whole is greater than the sum of its parts’. We are complex beings and the way in which our bodies and minds are connected is similar to a network of intertwining webs communicating with one another. 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.
(780) 666-8167 View (780) 666-8167
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Nancy McLean
Registered Provisional Psychologist
Verified
Calgary, AB T2W
I utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Transactional Analysis, and Hakomi Therapy.
I operate with the fundamental belief that humans have the inherent ability to heal themselves. As a therapist, I believe that my role is to assist the client in finding patterns and habits that keep them from becoming their true self. Having worked in the healthcare field with teens and adults for a number of years, I am passionate about supporting clients in creating a healthy sense of self. Together, I hope to help my clients discover who they are, what they want, and how to interact with life’s challenges in the most harmonious and effective manner they are able.
I utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Transactional Analysis, and Hakomi Therapy.
I operate with the fundamental belief that humans have the inherent ability to heal themselves. As a therapist, I believe that my role is to assist the client in finding patterns and habits that keep them from becoming their true self. Having worked in the healthcare field with teens and adults for a number of years, I am passionate about supporting clients in creating a healthy sense of self. Together, I hope to help my clients discover who they are, what they want, and how to interact with life’s challenges in the most harmonious and effective manner they are able.
(403) 250-7792 View (403) 250-7792
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Sheri Boyd
Registered Provisional Psychologist, BSc, MBA, MACP
Verified
Calgary, AB T2Z
Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed? Anxious or depressed? Do you feel lost and alone in trying to deal with something that’s affecting your mental health?Are you suffering in silence because you don’t want to involve your friends and family? Is your motivation or self-esteem lower than usual? Are you having the same conversation over and over with your spouse without getting anywhere? Are you living with them like you are just roommates instead of romantic lovers? Do you need someone completely supportive and non-judgemental? I CAN help. There is no need to stay stuck where you are! It's time to make your mental health a priority.
Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed? Anxious or depressed? Do you feel lost and alone in trying to deal with something that’s affecting your mental health?Are you suffering in silence because you don’t want to involve your friends and family? Is your motivation or self-esteem lower than usual? Are you having the same conversation over and over with your spouse without getting anywhere? Are you living with them like you are just roommates instead of romantic lovers? Do you need someone completely supportive and non-judgemental? I CAN help. There is no need to stay stuck where you are! It's time to make your mental health a priority.
(587) 609-6030 View (587) 609-6030
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Bri Hodkinson
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2B
Whether it's your relationship with yourself, your spouse, or your family, I've got you.
Are you experiencing relationship issues? Are you and your spouse facing difficulties? Is your child or teen struggling at home or at school/with peers? We all have one thing in common, and that is that we are in relationships. It’s important to recognize and understand the impact and significance that relationships have in our healing, as well as harm.
Whether it's your relationship with yourself, your spouse, or your family, I've got you.
Are you experiencing relationship issues? Are you and your spouse facing difficulties? Is your child or teen struggling at home or at school/with peers? We all have one thing in common, and that is that we are in relationships. It’s important to recognize and understand the impact and significance that relationships have in our healing, as well as harm.
(587) 782-3816 View (587) 782-3816
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Rebca Zawde
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RCSW, RPT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T3C
Reaching out for support, whether for yourself or your family, is a bold and vulnerable step to take.
Navigating life's difficulties can cause us to feel disconnected, exhausted, and frustrated among other things. Whether ongoing or temporary, they can erode our ability to tap into the very things that have supported us thus far—our strengths, values, and tenacity. I am here to support you and/or your child with many sticky concerns.
Reaching out for support, whether for yourself or your family, is a bold and vulnerable step to take.
Navigating life's difficulties can cause us to feel disconnected, exhausted, and frustrated among other things. Whether ongoing or temporary, they can erode our ability to tap into the very things that have supported us thus far—our strengths, values, and tenacity. I am here to support you and/or your child with many sticky concerns.
(587) 912-2038 View (587) 912-2038
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Derek Van Dalen
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MACP, CCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2N
Being pulled in many different directions is exhausting. Work, family and personal stress can be overwhelming, and cause us to shut down, become upset or even feel anxious. From work to sleep to relationships, joy is missing. You might feel burned out, alone, and perhaps disconnected from your own body. You might have tried other resources and they aren't working. You don’t know where to turn. Here’s where I come in. I have worked through personal trauma, work-related stress, and experienced career changes. Now I seek to provide a safe place for people to find a helpful way forward.
Being pulled in many different directions is exhausting. Work, family and personal stress can be overwhelming, and cause us to shut down, become upset or even feel anxious. From work to sleep to relationships, joy is missing. You might feel burned out, alone, and perhaps disconnected from your own body. You might have tried other resources and they aren't working. You don’t know where to turn. Here’s where I come in. I have worked through personal trauma, work-related stress, and experienced career changes. Now I seek to provide a safe place for people to find a helpful way forward.
(825) 435-1129 View (825) 435-1129
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Michelle Eves
Psychologist, MA
Verified
Calgary, AB T2Z
With over 15 years in mental health, I have supported diverse populations of adults, teens, children and families with their concerns including anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, self-harm, life transitions, family relationships, and significant mental health challenges.
I am passionate about meeting you where you are at along your journey and joining you as you work towards growth, healing, and change. I value working collaboratively with my clients; therapy is not something done to you – it is done with you. My authentic and empathic nature, and focus on trust, curiosity, and acceptance, ensures you feel safe, secure, and seen throughout our time together. I strongly believe that strength and resilience lives within each of us. As such, I strive to empower my clients to discover and utilize their strength and resilience as they work towards change.
With over 15 years in mental health, I have supported diverse populations of adults, teens, children and families with their concerns including anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, self-harm, life transitions, family relationships, and significant mental health challenges.
I am passionate about meeting you where you are at along your journey and joining you as you work towards growth, healing, and change. I value working collaboratively with my clients; therapy is not something done to you – it is done with you. My authentic and empathic nature, and focus on trust, curiosity, and acceptance, ensures you feel safe, secure, and seen throughout our time together. I strongly believe that strength and resilience lives within each of us. As such, I strive to empower my clients to discover and utilize their strength and resilience as they work towards change.
(587) 741-0785 View (587) 741-0785
Building Bridges Counselling Services
Counsellor, BA, MC, CCC, RPsych
Verified
Calgary, AB T3B
At Building Bridges Counselling Services we support clients in managing issues that impact personal and relational well-being. Our counsellors have a vast range of experiences which inform their therapeutic approaches. Building Bridges offers Family, Couples, Individual, and Youth counselling. In addition to counselling services, psycho-educational assessments are also available. Please call 587-318-0018 or check out our website www.buildingbridgescounselling.ca for more information about our assessments and counselling services. Due to current circumstances, we are offering multiple ways to meet for Coffee and Chats(see website)
At Building Bridges Counselling Services we support clients in managing issues that impact personal and relational well-being. Our counsellors have a vast range of experiences which inform their therapeutic approaches. Building Bridges offers Family, Couples, Individual, and Youth counselling. In addition to counselling services, psycho-educational assessments are also available. Please call 587-318-0018 or check out our website www.buildingbridgescounselling.ca for more information about our assessments and counselling services. Due to current circumstances, we are offering multiple ways to meet for Coffee and Chats(see website)
(587) 850-3124 View (587) 850-3124
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Leah Beech
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T3A
I work with couples who want to improve their relationship or are exploring a decision about their relationship, as well as individuals experiencing relational difficulties (romantic, family, friends, etc.
Are you and your partner easily triggered by each other, creating consistent conflict? Or have you stopped expressing what you feel and think, resulting in loneliness and disconnection? Have either of you communicated that you’re unhappy? Imagine if you could learn how to identify and work on your contribution in a relationship, share thoughts and feelings productively with another person, and listen non-defensively and with curiosity. It’s exciting when people take a risk to engage with others in a different way and feel good about the action they took.
I work with couples who want to improve their relationship or are exploring a decision about their relationship, as well as individuals experiencing relational difficulties (romantic, family, friends, etc.
Are you and your partner easily triggered by each other, creating consistent conflict? Or have you stopped expressing what you feel and think, resulting in loneliness and disconnection? Have either of you communicated that you’re unhappy? Imagine if you could learn how to identify and work on your contribution in a relationship, share thoughts and feelings productively with another person, and listen non-defensively and with curiosity. It’s exciting when people take a risk to engage with others in a different way and feel good about the action they took.
(888) 981-9671 View (888) 981-9671
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Joanna Card
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified
2 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2M
Waitlist for new clients
I am passionate about working with teens, young adults, adults, and families, and helping them transform into confident and successful people with effective life-management skills. I specialize with clients needing individual, couple, and/or family support with: addictions, anger management, anxiety, assertiveness, body image, conflict resolution, cross-cultural parenting, depression, grief, parent coaching, parent/teen conflict, performance enhancement, pet loss, relationship issues, self-esteem, self harm (cutting, etc.), sexuality - including sexual orientation & gender identity - LGTBQ clients welcome, stress management, trauma
I am passionate about working with teens, young adults, adults, and families, and helping them transform into confident and successful people with effective life-management skills. I specialize with clients needing individual, couple, and/or family support with: addictions, anger management, anxiety, assertiveness, body image, conflict resolution, cross-cultural parenting, depression, grief, parent coaching, parent/teen conflict, performance enhancement, pet loss, relationship issues, self-esteem, self harm (cutting, etc.), sexuality - including sexual orientation & gender identity - LGTBQ clients welcome, stress management, trauma
(403) 554-6305 View (403) 554-6305
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Innovative Counselling Solutions, Inc.
Psychologist, PhD, RMFT-S, Prov, Psych, CSAT
Verified
Calgary, AB T2E
I have advanced training in marriage and family therapy (AAMFT approved supervisor).
Are you in a long-term relationship marked with stress, anger and frustration, high conflict, difficult and disrespectful communication, sexual and intimacy problems, and ongoing emotional hurts? Are memory and attention difficulties affecting your current functioning? Perhaps you could benefit from having an expert who understand your needs and assist you in the process of changing old patterns and develop more helpful interpersonal relating skills and better cognitive health. For more than 25 years, I worked overseas and locally helping individuals and couples from different cultures solve their problems.
I have advanced training in marriage and family therapy (AAMFT approved supervisor).
Are you in a long-term relationship marked with stress, anger and frustration, high conflict, difficult and disrespectful communication, sexual and intimacy problems, and ongoing emotional hurts? Are memory and attention difficulties affecting your current functioning? Perhaps you could benefit from having an expert who understand your needs and assist you in the process of changing old patterns and develop more helpful interpersonal relating skills and better cognitive health. For more than 25 years, I worked overseas and locally helping individuals and couples from different cultures solve their problems.
(866) 375-1305 View (866) 375-1305
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Jordan Pisesky R. Prov. Psychologist
Psychologist, Prov
Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2T
Are you or someone in your family struggling with anxiety, fragile self-esteem or low mood? Does it seem like it started off small but feels like it is escalating and you are unsure of how to help them or yourself? Growing up can be hard. Many children and teens today face increased anxiety, social challenges, learning difficulties, depression, loss or family challenges like divorce or illness of a parent or loved one. In adulthood, the challenges may look different, but age does not shield us from the challenges caused by career pressures, overwhelm or blows to our confidence.
Are you or someone in your family struggling with anxiety, fragile self-esteem or low mood? Does it seem like it started off small but feels like it is escalating and you are unsure of how to help them or yourself? Growing up can be hard. Many children and teens today face increased anxiety, social challenges, learning difficulties, depression, loss or family challenges like divorce or illness of a parent or loved one. In adulthood, the challenges may look different, but age does not shield us from the challenges caused by career pressures, overwhelm or blows to our confidence.
(403) 488-8912 View (403) 488-8912
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Robyn Rilett
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified
Calgary, AB T2V  (Online Only)
Loss, trauma, life changes, illness, or relational problems can cause difficulties that impact one's quality of life. Although time can sometimes help, meaningful resolution of problems and personal growth takes place within the context of a supportive relationship. Quality of life and contentment increase as the ability to process issues develops. I help my clients resolve emotional difficulties related to life circumstances and struggles with family, friends or co-workers. Building on current areas of strength and, when necessary, tackling new areas of competence we work together to rebuild or develop your sense of inner strength.
Loss, trauma, life changes, illness, or relational problems can cause difficulties that impact one's quality of life. Although time can sometimes help, meaningful resolution of problems and personal growth takes place within the context of a supportive relationship. Quality of life and contentment increase as the ability to process issues develops. I help my clients resolve emotional difficulties related to life circumstances and struggles with family, friends or co-workers. Building on current areas of strength and, when necessary, tackling new areas of competence we work together to rebuild or develop your sense of inner strength.
(587) 800-3489 View (587) 800-3489
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Laurie Siembida
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2W
You want to live a meaningful life where you have strong and healthy relationships with yourself and others but something has gotten in the way of that. It may have been experiencing trauma as a child or adult, experiencing dysfunctional family dynamics, suffering a loss, or other difficult life experiences. Whether you struggle with anxiety or depression, have difficulty recognizing your own self-worth, struggle to feel a sense of connection with self or others, or feel overwhelmed and stuck in your life, my aim is to help you take steps toward living a more authentic and fulfilling life.
You want to live a meaningful life where you have strong and healthy relationships with yourself and others but something has gotten in the way of that. It may have been experiencing trauma as a child or adult, experiencing dysfunctional family dynamics, suffering a loss, or other difficult life experiences. Whether you struggle with anxiety or depression, have difficulty recognizing your own self-worth, struggle to feel a sense of connection with self or others, or feel overwhelmed and stuck in your life, my aim is to help you take steps toward living a more authentic and fulfilling life.
(587) 854-9383 View (587) 854-9383

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Family Therapy Counsellors

What do family therapists do?

A family therapist facilitates the process of understanding and improving how a family functions. The therapist will help family members develop empathy for one another. They’ll seek to understand existing patterns, misunderstandings, and conflicts that arise, in order to help the family arrive at a realistic, unified understanding and develop the coping skills they need to build stronger relationships.

How long does therapy for families take to work?

Therapy manifests differently in every family; a common time frame is 12 weekly sessions, but some families may see improvement after just a few weeks. Families should discuss their goals with the therapist at the beginning of the process and periodically revisit those goals to assess their progress together.

How can you encourage a family member to attend family therapy?

You can encourage family members to attend therapy by expressing with both love and concern the challenges you see and explaining how a therapist could help the family navigate those challenges together. An outside perspective can help everyone feel heard, get on the same page, and develop new skills. If family members are still hesitant, it may be helpful to emphasize that family therapy is short-term—it won’t last forever.

Is therapy for families effective?

Family therapy can significantly improve family dynamics and relationships. Research suggests that family therapy can help individuals understand their role in the family, communicate and solve problems together, reduce conflict and draw boundaries when necessary, and develop coping skills for stressors, major life changes, and mental or physical illnesses within the family.