Flourish Psychological Services

High-Quality Effective Therapy in Calgary

Phoenix Brill

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 Nelson

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 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.      


Alanna Kelly

Alanna is a Registered Provisional Psychologist. She holds a Master’s in Counselling Psychology. Before joining Flourish, she completed her practicum at the Wellness Centre through the University of Calgary where she worked with a variety of client challenges through individual and group therapy.


Alanna has experience working with young children in early intervention programs, school-aged youth and their families in specialized educational environments, supporting at-risk adolescents in residential settings, and providing educational and occupational guidance to adults. 

Alanna approaches counselling with the belief that human beings are the experts in their own lives and that people can show remarkable resilience in the face of adversity when provided the necessary support and connection.  

Alanna has a strong interest in sensorimotor approaches (the notion that unresolved trauma and attachment wounds can be stored in the body) and interpersonal neurobiology (including the idea that positive relationships can contribute to corrective emotional experiences and healing). She has completed EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) training. She uses a combination of narrative, cognitive behavioural, emotion-focused, and solution-focused therapies. 

Eric Graburn

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.

Kate Dinning

Kate is a Registered Provisional Psychologist with a Master of Counselling Psychology. Prior to graduation, she finished her practicum in private practice and had the opportunity to work with a variety of clients and presenting concerns. Kate has volunteered at several different organizations, including the Calgary Distress Centre and the Calgary Counselling Centre.

Kate approaches psychology holistically; she is passionate about looking at the whole picture, and exploring client concerns from the mental, emotional, and physical domains. Kate has a strong interest in the mind body connection and believes the alignment of this connection results in lasting change. She supports clients in their change process by acknowledging their strengths and building on this foundation. Kate believes in creating a space where clients feel comfortable and empowered to create change. Kate is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, and applies this along with a combination of emotion focused, cognitive behavioural, family systems, acceptance and commitment, solution focused, and attachment informed modalities.

Kate has several areas of interest including couples counselling, stress, anxiety, depression, boundary setting and confidence, effective communication skills, trauma, and child and adolescent counselling.

Christopher Sciberras

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.  

Lisa Thompson

Lisa is a Provisional Psychologist, holding a masters degree in Counselling with a specialization in art therapy.

Lisa is keen to support children, youth and families as they work to overcome life’s inevitable challenges. She believes we are all trying our best, but sometimes need a little extra help along the way. With the support of a therapist, Lisa believes individuals and families can identify inner strengths, recognize problematic interpersonal patterns at play within their relationships, and realize new possibilities for growth and change - leading to greater contentment within themselves and their relationships.

Lisa works from a collaborative, person-centered and strength-based perspective, integrating skills from Solution-Focused, Narrative, and Family Systems approaches to therapy. Lisa has found that art therapy is an additional tool that many clients find helpful - as a method of communication when issues are hard to express through words; and a means of exploring challenges – allowing us to view them from a different frame of reference, even scribbles can lead to interesting insights.

Lisa has experience supporting individuals, couples and parents along with their children struggling with a variety of challenges including anxiety, depression, parenting struggles, and life transitions.


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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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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