My specialty is Human Sexuality. I'm a Certified Sex Therapist, Psychotherapist and am a retired Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I have 40+ years experience. I was trained, mentored and supervised by Dr. Wardell Pomeroy of the Kinsey Institute. I help my patients achieve their greatest sexual and relationship potential, beyond diagnosis and treatment of their concerns, to reach the most exciting levels of an intimate relationship. I see many patients online. It is efficient and effective, and it permits the intimacy and immediacy of an in-office consultation, from the comfort of your home or office.
I believe empathy, collaboration, and warmth are key factors to develop a strong and safe therapeutic relationship that will support meaningful goals for change. I am a PhD trained clinical and health psychologist working in private practice and with Alberta Health Services. I have expertise working with couples and adults with a range of health and mental health concerns such as pre/post-partum anxiety/depression, gynecological issues (e.g., vaginismus/vulvodynia, desire, functionality), chronic/acute illness (e.g., cancer), concurrent disorders, anxiety and mood disorders, stress and adjustment, and relational difficulties.
Our mission is to provide psychological services (psychotherapy and assessments) to people of all ages and families with a variety of issues, and from different backgrounds. We offer support to children, youth, adults, and families who have a variety of difficulties, such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Specific Learning Disorder (SLD), Giftedness, Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), Tic Disorders, anger management, emotional self-regulation, defiance, divorce/separation, grief, and parenting issues.
Joel’s approach to therapy involves meeting clients where they are at. He acknowledges success depends upon a variety of factors and works diligently with each client to create a treatment plan specifically tailored to meet their goals to help them live their idea of a successful life. Joel works with children, adolescents, adults, and families. He offers assessments services for children and youth ages 5-18 and counselling services with children, youth, and adults. He understands children and adolescents often desire an experiential, hands-on therapeutic approach to process, understand, and alter their thoughts and feelings.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, Clinica, Social, Worker
Life brings us challenges to move through and facing our fears and past and current experiences is perhaps the biggest challenge of all. Colleen specializes in individual and couple work. Specialization and expertise in TRAUMA (PTSD); ANXIETY; DEPRESSION (childhood and recent events); adoption related issues; self-esteem; LOSS and GRIEF; death and dying; transitional life events we all face. TRAINED and is a TRAINER in ART www.acceleratedresolutiontherapy.com EMDR; Prolonged Exposure; CBT. Clinical Supervisor in Social Work ACSW; Consultation; Workshops; Drumming Facilitator; Public Speaker; Visionary.
Are you feeling stuck or in the midst of change? Either you need to make a change, or change has just happened and you are seeking clarity? It can feel overwhelming at times to make the 'right' decision when you may struggle with finding YOU amidst all the noise. ****I specialize in relationships, and I believe the most important relationship, is the one with yourself. We are the ONLY ones we can truly change, so let's figure out how you can empower yourself to show up differently to get the results you want. Utilizing different talk therapy techniques and Accelerated Resolution Therapy together we can find your clarity.
Life can feel overwhelming at times and it's important to realize you are not alone. I am a registered psychologist who provides assessment and treatment services to adults and seniors with mild to severe mental health issues—specifically, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, self-esteem, life transition, addiction issues, bipolar and psychotic disorders, as well as posttraumatic stress among MVA survivors. My work conducting psychological assessments offers another angle in promoting self-exploration and identifying opportunities for growth. I also provide vocational counselling in the context of life and career transitions.
Welcome to STABLE GROUNDING PSYCHOLOGY. I am a Registered Psychologist with considerable experience providing mental health services. My approach is relationship focused to offer you safe and supported treatment involving genuineness, empathy, humor, and acceptance. Perhaps you feel stuck in patterns of behavior? Maybe you are struggling to make sense of your responses to challenging experiences? If you feel disconnected, confused, angry, fearful, frozen- you do not need to face this alone. I believe you are a survivor and I will meet you in caring connection.
Feeling disconnected from you partner has got you feeling discouraged and frustrated in relationship. You are tired of having the same arguments continue to happen in your relationship with no understanding. Being stuck in miscommunication patterns between you and your partner that lead to disconnection between you both, is holding you back from creating a secure loving bond with your partner. You can ensure I will offer a secure safe place for you to become unstuck in these patterns and move towards the growth you are longing for. I will work with you on devising the how to overcome these stuck patterns and live an authentic life.
Our children are faced with an increasingly complex world that they are navigating alone. Parents describe feeling disconnected from their children and teens and young people describe feeling misunderstood by their parents. The impact of this is significant with more and more young people feeling anxious, paralyzed, and in deep despair. I can help you to better understand your child, their behaviour and the difficulties they are facing. Through learning what your child's emotional needs are and how to meet these needs you and your child will be better equipped to navigate this difficult world together.
When you feel like you’re drowning, we’re here to help. From the stress of everyday life to the recurring nightmare of past trauma, we know what it’s like to feel alone, unhappy and hopeless. But you’re not alone and you’re not hopeless—you have us. A support system. Therapists who are as compassionate as they are competent. The promise of safety and the feeling of possibility—of hope. So, when you feel like you’re drowning, we’re here to help. It’s time to come up for air.
My ideal client is seeking a legitimate and credentialed professional, and a setting where issues, fears, distress can be discussed openly and in confidence. Once issues are clear, together we will make a plan of action that gets the client's life on track. I am honest and direct and pragmatic.
For more information and to directly book a session with Melissa Clark, please visit www.rootandradiate.com. Melissa has ten years of experience providing excellent and research-based psychological care to children, adolescents and their families. She is specifically sought out to address behavioural, emotional and relationship-based challenges. Families seek help for a variety of reasons ranging from anxiety/depression symptoms to co-parenting issues to emotional changes in their child. Perhaps these concerns have been there a long while, perhaps COVID has exacerbated the issues or maybe you know this is the time for a change.
I have had over 9 years of experience in the mental health field with clients of all ages and backgrounds. I currently work with individuals, children, and couples. I base my work on a transdiagnostic and integrative approach that focuses on the wholeness of the self, increasing and developing safety, and making sense of early experiences. I strive to help clients understand patterns or cycles they may be stuck in and how to move out of those. I am looking to work with clients regularly. I use an evidence-informed approach to session frequency while working within the boundaries of the client’s needs and capacity.
The decision to start therapy is a courageous first step towards understanding, healing, and change. I offer therapy to adolescents, adults, and couples in Calgary, AB and Bragg Creek AB. I believe that most people can benefit from therapy at some point in their lives. Whether you struggle with persistent troubling thoughts or feelings, are overwhelmed by events that are out of your control, or just want to get in touch with a deeper sense of meaning and purpose in your life, therapy can help.
If your transition to parenthood is looking more horror than Hollywood, you’re not alone. From trying to conceive, to grief and loss, to birth trauma and postpartum mental health struggles, the perinatal period can be a challenge. Perhaps you have a newborn at home and are feeling overwhelmed by intrusive thoughts, sadness, or fear. Or maybe you’ve had a miscarriage, stillbirth, TFMR, or traumatic birth, and you need someone to help carry your pain without dismissal or judgment. Or you find yourself dreading the end of your parental leave and can’t figure out how to prepare. If any of these sound like you, read on!
***Accepting Clients for in-person or online session: Whether you're experiencing general unhappiness or attempting to manage a personal loss, trauma, substance use, anxiety or depression, I'd welcome the opportunity to hear your story, explore solutions or offer strategies to enhance your health and well-being.
Welcome! Thank you for stopping by. You may be considering therapy for support in managing stress, improving self-care, reaching a goal, or looking to improve relationships in your life. You may be looking for a couples and relationship therapist to help you find that spark again, enhance trust, build intimacy, and overcome communication challenges that have left you feeling stuck in the same old arguments. Together, we can identify your unique needs and goals. From a friendly, warm, and supportive stance, we can highlight your existing strengths and resources and build from there. Small, thoughtful steps can create big changes!
I am passionate about working with clients focusing on healing from abuse, Trauma and PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Body neutrality/acceptance, and Gender and Sexuality. I am an LGBTQIA+ friendly, sex-work friendly, sex positive, kink-aware and poly-aware therapist. I offer individual counselling and relationship counselling. I am able to see anyone living in Alberta online, but only offer in person in the Calgary area.
I bring over twenty years of experience in helping individuals to overcome setbacks and live their best lives. My counselling experience includes working with people across the lifespan facing a multitude of challenges. I have trained with the founders of Parenting with Love and Logic and enjoys helping parents reclaim their confidence and joy in parenting. I would be honoured to accompany you on your journey to improved wellness.