Flourish Psychological Services

High-Quality Effective Therapy in Calgary

Phoenix holds a Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology, a Masters in Counselling Psychology and a Degree in Addictions Counselling. 


Phoenix has extensive training and experience working with couples using the Gottman Method of Therapy (Level II), as well as Emotion-Focused Techniques as taught by both Les Greenberg for individuals and Dr. Sue Johnson for couples.

Phoenix excels at communicating with children and challenging adolescents in discussing new ways of handling complicated issues, such as addiction, self-harm, and bullying.

Phoenix works with anxiety, depression, addictions, ADHD, PTSD, Grief and Loss, Family difficulties and divorce avoidance. 

Her approaches include Collaborative Problem Solving, Attachment-based Interventions, Accelerated Resolution Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method level II  couples counselling, Emotion-Focused and Narrative Therapy.  

Kimberly earned a Master of Counselling Psychology degree from the University of Calgary.

Her practicum year was completed at Flourish, under the direct supervision of Phoenix Brill. During that time, Kimberly worked with her clients to address issues such as relationships, grief, depression, anxiety, parenting, and work transitions. Additional areas of special interest include sexuality, self-care for care-givers, and parental feeding roles.


Often drawing from Attachment theory, Solution Focused practice, and DBT, she works from a collaborative and non-judgmental stance, helping each client find what works best for them.

Kimberly is also trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy.

Kimberly believes in highlighting and building upon existing skills and strengths to achieve goals. Sometimes small changes can have big impact!


Kimberly is pursuing additional training in relationships and sexuality, including upcoming trainings with Esther Perel, the Gottman method, and Emotion Focused Therapy.

Please note: Kimberly does not accept minors, (those under 18) into her practice. 


Melissa Sawers

Melissa is a Registered Provisional Psychologist with a Masters of Counselling.
Melissa believes that engaging in a collaborative, therapeutic process can help people live happier, healthier, more productive lives.  Melissa utilizes a client-centered, holistic approach that can include elements of Solution Focused Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. 

Melissa has extensive experience working with children, youth, and families in both educational and mental health environments.


Melissa has specialized experience providing family therapy services and working with family units to manage problems more effectively and improve coping and communication skills.  Additionally, she is passionate about Perinatal Mental Health and is certified to work with pregnant and new mothers.

Melissa has training in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (for trauma) as well as Gottman Method (for couples)

Melissa focuses on building a warm, supportive environment that allows clients to identify and disrupt unhelpful thought and behavior patterns, replacing them with more positive patterns to promote health and wellness.  Melissa excels at working with children and collaborates with their support networks to encourage new ways of framing and dealing with difficulties or challenges.


Martina Vaneckova

Martina is a Registered Provisional Psychologist with over a decade of experience working with youth, families, and individuals. She holds a Masters in Counselling and a Child and Youth Care Certificate. 

Martina aims to provide caring, compassionate, and non-judgmental support to her clients that sets the foundation for trust and safety. She believes that strong client-therapist rapport allows clients to explore barriers that hold them back in their attempt to live their full potential.


Through collaborative therapeutic conversations, she helps explore and address beliefs and behaviours clients hold about their relationship to self and others potentially leading to anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, or relational issues. In addition, her specialty is supporting the process of cultural adjustment and life transitions.

As Martina learned from living and working with families across 4 countries on 3 different continents, life is always changing for everyone so we need continuous self-awareness, flexible mindsets, and emotional agility to live our potentials and have fulfilling relationships. Therapy is the best place to explore these concepts so we all adapt well to our ever-changing lives.      


Julia is a Registered Psychologist who holds a masters degree in Counselling Psychology.  She is passionate about supporting children, adolescents and their families through life’s difficulties by offering a supportive, non-judgmental space to collaborate on their wellness goals.  Her approach is attachment focused, family centered, and strength based with the belief that people will do as well as they are able to. She utilizes skills from CBT, DBT, Solution Focused Therapy, as well as behavioural, creative and play-based interventions to provide personalized supports to meet individual needs.



Julia has considerable experience and training in supporting parents and their children to navigate behavioural and emotional concerns that impact their ability to thrive in everyday life.  She aims to enhance what is currently going well and collaborate on identifying goals that may lead to personal and meaningful change or growth.  Julia strives to collaborate with children and their support networks to provide education, develop skills to build resilience, enhance communication, coping strategies, and boost confidence.  

Eric is a Registered Provisional Psychologist with a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology. He was a Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario prior to moving back home to Calgary. Eric is passionate about working with adults who are affected by a variety of personal challenges, including depression, anxiety, workplace or academic stress, self-esteem, anger management, relational difficulties, and trauma-related to motor-vehicle accidents.


Eric uses various models and theories in a way that fits with the individual’s unique needs, and may include elements of Narrative Therapy, Attachment Theory, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Strength-Based and Person-Centered approaches. From a client-first perspective, Eric strives to create a safe, trusting, and respectful environment through which healing can flourish.

Eric believes that the best therapy happens through the relationship between client and therapist. This means that a priority is set on creating and maintaining an honest, transparent, and non-judgmental connection that allows therapeutic work to be completed in a collaborative way.

Please note: Eric does not accept minors, (those under 18) into his practice.

Chris is a Registered Provisional Psychologist with a Masters of Counselling from the University of Calgary.


Chris has worked extensively with youth, adults, and families for the past eight years in a variety of capacities. Through the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused practices, and strength-based approaches, Chris is able to develop personalized support to assist clients with the unique challenges they face.


Chris excels at creating a non-judgmental and safe environment which is key to identifying unhelpful thinking patterns and behaviours that often contribute to the spiral of poor mental health practices.


Through the process of collaboration, Chris' mission is to support clients explore alternate options that promote resilience, confidence, and positive mental health.  


Getting Help

Most of the time we are able to effectively manage the difficulties we face using our own knowledge and resources.  Sometimes we need guidance along the way.  Seeking help with a skilled therapist when the obstacles seem too great may be the very best way you can continue to take good care of yourself, and your family.


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306B 11420 27th Street SE

Calgary, AB T2Z 3R6



Tel: 403-910-5866

Fax: 403-770-8436

Mon - Fri: 9 am - 9 pm

​​Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm

​Sunday: Based on Availablity

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