Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Therapists in Calgary, AB

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Amai (Emilie) Luc
Psychologist, MC:AT, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2M
I use experiential and process-oriented approaches (including mindfulness, imagery, Natural Processing, and EMDR).
Are you ready to make a change in your life? Taking the first step toward your wellness can feel overwhelming. Welcome. I help people who are feeling the effects of stress and trauma (from childhood or more recent events) and are interested in processing these experiences in a warm, supportive space. Memories can sometimes get stuck in our bodies and may result in mental, physical, and emotional stress. Together, we can work on identifying and processing these stressors, developing healthy ways of expressing and releasing emotions, and practice skills for lifelong change.
I use experiential and process-oriented approaches (including mindfulness, imagery, Natural Processing, and EMDR).
Are you ready to make a change in your life? Taking the first step toward your wellness can feel overwhelming. Welcome. I help people who are feeling the effects of stress and trauma (from childhood or more recent events) and are interested in processing these experiences in a warm, supportive space. Memories can sometimes get stuck in our bodies and may result in mental, physical, and emotional stress. Together, we can work on identifying and processing these stressors, developing healthy ways of expressing and releasing emotions, and practice skills for lifelong change.
(587) 507-4626 View (587) 507-4626
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Serena Shokar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2A
I use an integrative approach including somatic/body based therapies (Mindfulness, and Yoga Therapy), Narrative Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, & Play Based Interventions.
Hi & Welcome. My name is Serena Shokar (she/her), I am a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with a Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW). I am the founder of Five Rivers Counselling and Wellness Services. My practice is rooted in developing meaningful connections with my clients and co-creating a safe therapeutic space. Furthermore, I enter our time together with humility, care, and compassion. I believe that everyone deserves a personalized approach to therapy. My role is to understand who you are and your story.
I use an integrative approach including somatic/body based therapies (Mindfulness, and Yoga Therapy), Narrative Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, & Play Based Interventions.
Hi & Welcome. My name is Serena Shokar (she/her), I am a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with a Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW). I am the founder of Five Rivers Counselling and Wellness Services. My practice is rooted in developing meaningful connections with my clients and co-creating a safe therapeutic space. Furthermore, I enter our time together with humility, care, and compassion. I believe that everyone deserves a personalized approach to therapy. My role is to understand who you are and your story.
(587) 206-7089 View (587) 206-7089
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K. Carol Siu
Counsellor, MACP, CCC, CHyp, CCC-S
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T3P
Carol practices an integrative approach drawing from Emotion-focused therapy, CBT/DBT, SFT, Attachment Theory, and Mindfulness.
Carol is dedicated to cultivating a therapeutic space where her clients feel genuinely heard, respected, and understood about their issues and concerns. She brings a gentle and empathetic presence to each client session. Carol believes that a collaborative therapeutic relationship is a vital element of effective counselling, and strives to incorporate client preferences and feedback into the therapy to meet the unique client needs. She has experience working with people from a range of ages and diverse backgrounds. She can integrate spirituality and Christian faith into counselling process where desired by her clients.
Carol practices an integrative approach drawing from Emotion-focused therapy, CBT/DBT, SFT, Attachment Theory, and Mindfulness.
Carol is dedicated to cultivating a therapeutic space where her clients feel genuinely heard, respected, and understood about their issues and concerns. She brings a gentle and empathetic presence to each client session. Carol believes that a collaborative therapeutic relationship is a vital element of effective counselling, and strives to incorporate client preferences and feedback into the therapy to meet the unique client needs. She has experience working with people from a range of ages and diverse backgrounds. She can integrate spirituality and Christian faith into counselling process where desired by her clients.
(587) 333-3542 View (587) 333-3542
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Elaine Barkley
Registered Provisional Psychologist, BEd, MPsych, RPsychP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T3E
Guided by the unique needs of each individual, I often draw from a variety of counselling modalities; incorporating elements of narrative practice, solution-focused techniques, cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, cranial electrical stimulation therapy, mindfulness and emotion focused therapy into my practice.
I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist with over 20 years of experience working within the fields of mental health and education. I offer a trauma-informed, personalized approach to treating my clients and recognize the intersectional nature of people’s lives and identities. I have worked and continue to work in schools, a non-profit organization, and private practice. I love working with youth, families and adults with varying complexities and vulnerabilities that include diverse socio-emotional concerns, depression, anxiety, academic concerns, peer and family relationship concerns, and complex trauma-related disorders.
Guided by the unique needs of each individual, I often draw from a variety of counselling modalities; incorporating elements of narrative practice, solution-focused techniques, cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, cranial electrical stimulation therapy, mindfulness and emotion focused therapy into my practice.
I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist with over 20 years of experience working within the fields of mental health and education. I offer a trauma-informed, personalized approach to treating my clients and recognize the intersectional nature of people’s lives and identities. I have worked and continue to work in schools, a non-profit organization, and private practice. I love working with youth, families and adults with varying complexities and vulnerabilities that include diverse socio-emotional concerns, depression, anxiety, academic concerns, peer and family relationship concerns, and complex trauma-related disorders.
(587) 797-2700 x3 View (587) 797-2700 x3
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Dr. Ivan Sedov (Registered Psychologist)
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T3C
My clinical approach integrates cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness-based, and attachment-focused approaches.
I am deeply passionate about helping clients who are struggling with regulating difficult emotions (anger, anxiety, sadness), symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder, and dealing with aftermath of traumatic stressors. At times, we need an objective compassionate outside perspective to help us go through challenging circumstances and I strive to provide this to all my clients. I work with clients to set realistic and attainable goals in areas they wish to work on as well as process emotions that are bubbling up and getting in the way of pursuing value directions.
My clinical approach integrates cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness-based, and attachment-focused approaches.
I am deeply passionate about helping clients who are struggling with regulating difficult emotions (anger, anxiety, sadness), symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder, and dealing with aftermath of traumatic stressors. At times, we need an objective compassionate outside perspective to help us go through challenging circumstances and I strive to provide this to all my clients. I work with clients to set realistic and attainable goals in areas they wish to work on as well as process emotions that are bubbling up and getting in the way of pursuing value directions.
(587) 741-0689 View (587) 741-0689
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Dr. Elizabeth N. Matendechere
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2L
I employ strategies such as CBT, Psychodynamic Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Client Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodrama Therapy, Behavioral Therapies, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Stages of Change by Prochaska and DiClemente, Psycho-Education, Mindfulness and DBT.
When it comes to Psychological Services, We Care! I am a registered Clinical/Counseling Psychologist in the Province of Alberta with over 16 years of experience in the counseling field; and an Instructor of Psychology Courses. I specialize in Maternal Health (Pre-Term Loses, Pre and Postpartum Depression, Anxiety, Gynecological Diagnoses) Chronic Pain, Headache, Migraines, Adjustment, Grief and Loss, Panic Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Personality Disorders, Addictions, Gambling, Eating Disorders, Domestic Violence, Self Esteem, Trauma, Family Issues, Clinical Assessments, Relationships, Inner Child, Abandonment, Anger etc.
I employ strategies such as CBT, Psychodynamic Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Client Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodrama Therapy, Behavioral Therapies, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Stages of Change by Prochaska and DiClemente, Psycho-Education, Mindfulness and DBT.
When it comes to Psychological Services, We Care! I am a registered Clinical/Counseling Psychologist in the Province of Alberta with over 16 years of experience in the counseling field; and an Instructor of Psychology Courses. I specialize in Maternal Health (Pre-Term Loses, Pre and Postpartum Depression, Anxiety, Gynecological Diagnoses) Chronic Pain, Headache, Migraines, Adjustment, Grief and Loss, Panic Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Personality Disorders, Addictions, Gambling, Eating Disorders, Domestic Violence, Self Esteem, Trauma, Family Issues, Clinical Assessments, Relationships, Inner Child, Abandonment, Anger etc.
(587) 855-5745 View (587) 855-5745
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Chelsea Anderson
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2N
In practice, I draw from attachment theory, mindfulness, intuitive eating principals, and cognitive behaviour therapy.
We are each on a journey in search of safety, meaning, and fulfillment. Along the way we are constantly exposed to images and ideals of how we are supposed to look, how we are supposed to feel, and how we are supposed to behave. We start to doubt our uniqueness or our worth. I aim to create safe spaces to talk about things that might seem too personal, taboo, shameful, trivial, or embarrassing to share with others in your life. Together we can examine limiting beliefs about yourself, old stories of who you are and how you "should" be in the world, so you can start to live by choice, not by chance.
In practice, I draw from attachment theory, mindfulness, intuitive eating principals, and cognitive behaviour therapy.
We are each on a journey in search of safety, meaning, and fulfillment. Along the way we are constantly exposed to images and ideals of how we are supposed to look, how we are supposed to feel, and how we are supposed to behave. We start to doubt our uniqueness or our worth. I aim to create safe spaces to talk about things that might seem too personal, taboo, shameful, trivial, or embarrassing to share with others in your life. Together we can examine limiting beliefs about yourself, old stories of who you are and how you "should" be in the world, so you can start to live by choice, not by chance.
(587) 419-5360 View (587) 419-5360
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Jan Gilroy
Psychologist, MSc, RPsyc
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2M
I work from an overall frame of Mindfulness, incorporating other orientations as needed including Sensorimotor, EMDR, Internal Family Systems Therapy, CBT and Solution Focused Therapies.
Are you looking for a safer space to be, to learn, to explore and to heal. If so, we have a connection already, I am passionate about working with people who are experiencing the impacts of attachment wounds and trauma. I have considerable experience and a unique enthusiasm to work with trauma, relationship concerns, anxiety, self-esteem, anger and depression. My primary focus for the last six years has been sexual violence, childhood sexual abuse and sexual assault. If you want to have a better understanding of yourself , have skills to cope, and generally feel better; I can support you.
I work from an overall frame of Mindfulness, incorporating other orientations as needed including Sensorimotor, EMDR, Internal Family Systems Therapy, CBT and Solution Focused Therapies.
Are you looking for a safer space to be, to learn, to explore and to heal. If so, we have a connection already, I am passionate about working with people who are experiencing the impacts of attachment wounds and trauma. I have considerable experience and a unique enthusiasm to work with trauma, relationship concerns, anxiety, self-esteem, anger and depression. My primary focus for the last six years has been sexual violence, childhood sexual abuse and sexual assault. If you want to have a better understanding of yourself , have skills to cope, and generally feel better; I can support you.
(587) 887-4047 View (587) 887-4047
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Lauren Cowley
Counsellor, CCC, MC, BAID
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2R
Healing is multi-faceted and I tailor the sessions to the individual, including the opportunity (if it fits) to utilize creativity, art, movement, & mindfulness.
Picture a sacred space of human connection that invites you to make room for the complexity of emotion and experience, moving towards meaning and personal values. In our sessions, there is the invitation 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 be courageous alongside you as we navigate the thoughts, feelings, and sensations that seem too big to carry alone. Because, let's keep it real - being human is hard - and healing begins with the permission to embrace our messy, imperfect selves.
Healing is multi-faceted and I tailor the sessions to the individual, including the opportunity (if it fits) to utilize creativity, art, movement, & mindfulness.
Picture a sacred space of human connection that invites you to make room for the complexity of emotion and experience, moving towards meaning and personal values. In our sessions, there is the invitation 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 be courageous alongside you as we navigate the thoughts, feelings, and sensations that seem too big to carry alone. Because, let's keep it real - being human is hard - and healing begins with the permission to embrace our messy, imperfect selves.
(587) 803-1084 View (587) 803-1084
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Dinma Therapy : Nurturing your Mind to Greatness
CCC, BSW, BED
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2X  (Online Only)
I integrate holistic, humanistic, mindfulness, and cognitive approaches with compassion, empathy and nurtured care,.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, grief, loneliness, anger, conflict, communication, or low self-esteem? Have you experienced trauma, betrayal, loss, or abuse, rejection, and you may feel like the world is collapsing on you? I assure you, Dinma Therapy, creates ways to balance health and love in your life and relationships. When you walk with me in your journey, of great expectations, healing, strength, resilience, you will find courage to face life's challenges. Those worries, intrusive thoughts, hopelessness, and other distressing symptoms you may experience will be a thing of the past.
I integrate holistic, humanistic, mindfulness, and cognitive approaches with compassion, empathy and nurtured care,.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, grief, loneliness, anger, conflict, communication, or low self-esteem? Have you experienced trauma, betrayal, loss, or abuse, rejection, and you may feel like the world is collapsing on you? I assure you, Dinma Therapy, creates ways to balance health and love in your life and relationships. When you walk with me in your journey, of great expectations, healing, strength, resilience, you will find courage to face life's challenges. Those worries, intrusive thoughts, hopelessness, and other distressing symptoms you may experience will be a thing of the past.
(587) 801-2089 View (587) 801-2089
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Agnieszka Wolska
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RSW, CHT, RMFT, MSW, BSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2G
I work from a trauma-informed and mindfulness-based perspective, with a compassionate and gentle approach to trauma, addiction, grief, and relationship issues.
We all carry multiple stories about our selves, our lives, and our experiences. There are parts in our stories that are sometimes hidden from our awareness. It is in the calm noticing, re-discovery, and re-telling of our stories that we can find and connect with parts of ourselves that may need healing, and also parts of ourselves that are insightful, strong, and brilliant even in the midst of hardship and darkness. Through facilitating, witnessing, and holding space together, we can engage in our personal work of healing. I look forward to connecting with you.
I work from a trauma-informed and mindfulness-based perspective, with a compassionate and gentle approach to trauma, addiction, grief, and relationship issues.
We all carry multiple stories about our selves, our lives, and our experiences. There are parts in our stories that are sometimes hidden from our awareness. It is in the calm noticing, re-discovery, and re-telling of our stories that we can find and connect with parts of ourselves that may need healing, and also parts of ourselves that are insightful, strong, and brilliant even in the midst of hardship and darkness. Through facilitating, witnessing, and holding space together, we can engage in our personal work of healing. I look forward to connecting with you.
(587) 600-1131 View (587) 600-1131
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Katerina Jansen
Psychologist
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2J
I draw from evidence-based practices such as CBT, EMDR, mindfulness techniques, ego-state interventions, ACT, and Gottman therapy.
Welcome to my practice! I'm Katerina Jansen, a dedicated and empathetic psychologist committed to helping individuals overcome challenges, find resilience, and live more fulfilling lives. I specialize working with adults and couples with a variety of issues, including trauma, anxiety, depression, relationships, anger management, and self-esteem. I believe in a holistic and client-centered approach to therapy, tailoring treatment plans to meet the unique needs and goals of each individual.
I draw from evidence-based practices such as CBT, EMDR, mindfulness techniques, ego-state interventions, ACT, and Gottman therapy.
Welcome to my practice! I'm Katerina Jansen, a dedicated and empathetic psychologist committed to helping individuals overcome challenges, find resilience, and live more fulfilling lives. I specialize working with adults and couples with a variety of issues, including trauma, anxiety, depression, relationships, anger management, and self-esteem. I believe in a holistic and client-centered approach to therapy, tailoring treatment plans to meet the unique needs and goals of each individual.
(825) 600-5713 View (825) 600-5713
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Nick van der Sloot
Registered Provisional Psychologist, BSc, MC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2V
In session we will incorporate Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution-focused Therapy (SFT), Gottman Couples Therapy, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) skills.
Whether this is the first time you’re seeking out therapy, or if you have done this before, the process can be overwhelming. With that being said, just know that by being here you’ve taken an important step forward in your healing & growth. The first thing I want you to know about me is that I’m deeply passionate about the work I do. I feel incredibly privileged to be able to sit with individuals and share a space with the emotions, experiences, and struggles that come up in a session. I try to create a calm, safe, and non judgemental atmosphere so you feel comfortable sharing in a new space.
In session we will incorporate Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution-focused Therapy (SFT), Gottman Couples Therapy, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) skills.
Whether this is the first time you’re seeking out therapy, or if you have done this before, the process can be overwhelming. With that being said, just know that by being here you’ve taken an important step forward in your healing & growth. The first thing I want you to know about me is that I’m deeply passionate about the work I do. I feel incredibly privileged to be able to sit with individuals and share a space with the emotions, experiences, and struggles that come up in a session. I try to create a calm, safe, and non judgemental atmosphere so you feel comfortable sharing in a new space.
(587) 803-1133 View (587) 803-1133
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Kate Emery
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T3A
I draw from several approaches based on the client’s needs and presenting concerns, including: Internal Family Systems, Somatic and Mindfulness Modalities, and Dialect Behavioural Therapy.
My experiences as a neurodivergent queer non-binary individual has informed my therapeutic approach and desire to work with clients from similar backgrounds. I enjoy working with neurodivergent and queer clients who want to explore identity and community. I mainly work with clients on areas related to identity, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma and PTSD, body acceptance, and gender and sexuality. I am sex-worker friendly, sex positive, kink-knowledgeable, and ENM-aware therapist. I strive to make my practice a safer space for LGBTQIA+ individuals.
I draw from several approaches based on the client’s needs and presenting concerns, including: Internal Family Systems, Somatic and Mindfulness Modalities, and Dialect Behavioural Therapy.
My experiences as a neurodivergent queer non-binary individual has informed my therapeutic approach and desire to work with clients from similar backgrounds. I enjoy working with neurodivergent and queer clients who want to explore identity and community. I mainly work with clients on areas related to identity, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma and PTSD, body acceptance, and gender and sexuality. I am sex-worker friendly, sex positive, kink-knowledgeable, and ENM-aware therapist. I strive to make my practice a safer space for LGBTQIA+ individuals.
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Reshma Bose Registered Psychologist
Psychologist, BA, MC, RPsych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T3A
I draw upon a mix of evidence-based treatment, including aspects of: Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Play Therapy, Sandplay, Theraplay, Mindfulness, and EMDR.
**CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** I am a Registered Psychologist, born & raised in Edmonton. I am passionate about providing individual & group counseling services to children, youth, and adults from all walks of life. My professional experience over the past 10 years includes working with young offenders, inmates, hospitalized patients, and individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. I have also loved volunteering as a crisis line worker at Distress Centre Calgary for over 2 years. Some of my areas of specialty include: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Parent-Child Attachment, Divorce/Separation, Returning to Work, OCD, Self-esteem.
I draw upon a mix of evidence-based treatment, including aspects of: Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Play Therapy, Sandplay, Theraplay, Mindfulness, and EMDR.
**CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** I am a Registered Psychologist, born & raised in Edmonton. I am passionate about providing individual & group counseling services to children, youth, and adults from all walks of life. My professional experience over the past 10 years includes working with young offenders, inmates, hospitalized patients, and individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. I have also loved volunteering as a crisis line worker at Distress Centre Calgary for over 2 years. Some of my areas of specialty include: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Parent-Child Attachment, Divorce/Separation, Returning to Work, OCD, Self-esteem.
(825) 255-5480 View (825) 255-5480
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Connie Wong
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CCC, RC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T3G  (Online Only)
As a trained mindfulness teacher and EMDR practitioner, I integrate these interventions and techniques to help clients work through what's keeping them stuck and anxious.
If you experiencing a difficult or challenging time right now, is feeling stuck in a relationship, or is going through a transition and yearning for something more in your life, finding an experienced and effective counsellor to work with can be extremely helpful. I offer a safe and supportive space for us to work together so that you can gain insight, learn skills & strategies to help you feel more empowered and confident navigating your current challenges and difficulties.
As a trained mindfulness teacher and EMDR practitioner, I integrate these interventions and techniques to help clients work through what's keeping them stuck and anxious.
If you experiencing a difficult or challenging time right now, is feeling stuck in a relationship, or is going through a transition and yearning for something more in your life, finding an experienced and effective counsellor to work with can be extremely helpful. I offer a safe and supportive space for us to work together so that you can gain insight, learn skills & strategies to help you feel more empowered and confident navigating your current challenges and difficulties.
(825) 602-5549 View (825) 602-5549
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Dr. Sania Dookie
Registered Social Worker, PsyD, MA, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T3H
I offer person-centred and strength-based support, along with DBT, CBT, Mindfulness-Based, and Christian counselling.
At this moment, you might be feeling lonely, distressed or anxious, and you are at the point where you feel something must be done about it. Thank you for taking this step in looking for a counsellor. I would be honoured to support you in your journey. Over the past 14 years, I've helped individuals struggling with depression and anxiety. I have provided a space for individuals who want to discuss their struggles while receiving professional and informed support. If you want that space to grow, call me to see if we are a good fit.
I offer person-centred and strength-based support, along with DBT, CBT, Mindfulness-Based, and Christian counselling.
At this moment, you might be feeling lonely, distressed or anxious, and you are at the point where you feel something must be done about it. Thank you for taking this step in looking for a counsellor. I would be honoured to support you in your journey. Over the past 14 years, I've helped individuals struggling with depression and anxiety. I have provided a space for individuals who want to discuss their struggles while receiving professional and informed support. If you want that space to grow, call me to see if we are a good fit.
(825) 250-3439 View (825) 250-3439
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Sara Jungen
Psychologist, BA(hon), MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2N  (Online Only)
By integrating traditional counselling tools with eastern techniques such as mindfulness, Sara has diverse and powerful methods to help you heal and grow.
Often described as having a calm presence, Sara Jungen is a Registered Psychologist who is passionate about supporting individuals to live in the present, unburdened by the past. Sara completed her B.A. (honours) in Psychology at the University of Calgary, and after some time doing therapeutic work both locally and internationally, it became clear that in order to be of most benefit to others, she needed to further her training and delve deeper into her own process.
By integrating traditional counselling tools with eastern techniques such as mindfulness, Sara has diverse and powerful methods to help you heal and grow.
Often described as having a calm presence, Sara Jungen is a Registered Psychologist who is passionate about supporting individuals to live in the present, unburdened by the past. Sara completed her B.A. (honours) in Psychology at the University of Calgary, and after some time doing therapeutic work both locally and internationally, it became clear that in order to be of most benefit to others, she needed to further her training and delve deeper into her own process.
(403) 775-1913 View (403) 775-1913
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Johanna Marie Kalkreuth
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Calgary, AB T2R
I am a Registered Psychologist, and incorporate training and experience in mindfulness, attachment, and emotion-focused therapy in my work.
I offer counselling for individuals (adults, adolescents and children), couples, and families, addressing anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, depression, anger/aggression, and other emotional/behavioural issues. It is my belief that effective counselling incorporates working with the whole human being - including the mind and the manifestation of emotional experiences in the body. My approach integrates mindfulness and cognitive interventions with somatic body and movement work.
I am a Registered Psychologist, and incorporate training and experience in mindfulness, attachment, and emotion-focused therapy in my work.
I offer counselling for individuals (adults, adolescents and children), couples, and families, addressing anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, depression, anger/aggression, and other emotional/behavioural issues. It is my belief that effective counselling incorporates working with the whole human being - including the mind and the manifestation of emotional experiences in the body. My approach integrates mindfulness and cognitive interventions with somatic body and movement work.
(866) 862-6345 View (866) 862-6345
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Jennifer Hack
Registered Social Worker, MSW , RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calgary, AB T2V
My therapeutic focus is on anxiety, stress, depression, addiction, loss and grief, couples counselling, family conflict, parenting skills, life transitions, coping skills, mindfulness, self-care, boundaries/assertiveness, self-esteem, spirituality and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
When it comes to living, life can be full of stressors, disappointments, changes, challenges and losses that can cause a range of emotional, mental and physical responses. In therapy, I take the approach that all experiences, both internal and external, can create opportunity for growth, fulfillment and greater meaning. Counselling services can range from short-term solution focus treatment to longer-term therapy/analysis. The treatment plan will depend on your individual needs, the preferred outcome, your ability/willingness to access services and ultimately, the best course of treatment for your unique situation.
My therapeutic focus is on anxiety, stress, depression, addiction, loss and grief, couples counselling, family conflict, parenting skills, life transitions, coping skills, mindfulness, self-care, boundaries/assertiveness, self-esteem, spirituality and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
When it comes to living, life can be full of stressors, disappointments, changes, challenges and losses that can cause a range of emotional, mental and physical responses. In therapy, I take the approach that all experiences, both internal and external, can create opportunity for growth, fulfillment and greater meaning. Counselling services can range from short-term solution focus treatment to longer-term therapy/analysis. The treatment plan will depend on your individual needs, the preferred outcome, your ability/willingness to access services and ultimately, the best course of treatment for your unique situation.
(587) 329-8576 View (587) 329-8576

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How does mindfulness-based cognitive therapy work?

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy originated in the work of John Kabat-Zinn of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He developed mindfulness-based stress reduction, which is a technique found in yoga and meditation. MBCT is a combination of this type of stress reduction and cognitive behavioral therapy; it essentially quiets emotional distress through mindfulness, utilizing proper breathing and meditation. These techniques aim to bring the individual into the present moment when in a state of distress.

When do I know if I need treatment with mindfulness-based cognitive therapy?

If an individual’s mind is filled with emotional distress and general negativity, the person may feel trapped. A mindfulness-based cognitive therapist can help a person change their thinking patterns as well as their behaviour through calm acceptance and compassion. This therapy can provide an individual with the coping skills needed for a healthier and more constructive life.

What should I expect from mindfulness-based cognitive therapy?

This therapy often takes place in group sessions. A therapist will work with the group as well as with each individual. Meditation and breathing exercises are core practices that aim to invite inquiry and discovery into a person’s troubled mental state. The objective is to identify and lessen negative thoughts and behaviours and move toward optimal health and productivity. The individual will see life in a more realistic way. This therapy is supportive, accepting, and warm.

Is mindfulness-based cognitive therapy effective?

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is evidence-based and effective. One study found that people with major depressive disorder have benefitted from this type of therapy; the person accepts their distressed thoughts and also moves into healthier patterns of thinking. This therapy also aims to move an individual away from automatic negative responses. This type of therapy can bring a person lifelong change, with higher levels of satisfaction, less stress, as well as positive emotional and behavioural habits.