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Flourish Psychological Services

High-Quality Effective Therapy in Calgary

Phoenix Brill

Dr. Phoenix Brill

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


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 works with anxiety, depression, 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, and EMDR.  

McKenzie Henderson

McKenzie Terry-Henderson

McKenzie is a Registered Provisional Psychologist with a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology. McKenzie has had the opportunity to work with adults in various stages of life (including couples), as well as young-adults and teens. She has experience working with clients who are experiencing life transitions, anxiety, depression, increased stress, self-esteem challenges, relationship difficulties, and trauma.


McKenzie believes in using a collaborative and integrative approach, often drawing from Solution Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Attachment, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She prioritizes creating a warm and welcoming space to process the past and embrace the present. It is her goal to support clients in their ability to face life challenges and obstacles to growth. McKenzie works to highlight and build upon the existing strengths of each client. She believes that each situation is unique and works to create an individualized plan to help clients reach their goals.


McKenzie is pursuing additional training in Narrative Therapy. She has specialized training in the Gottman Method of Therapy for couples (Level 1)


Please note: McKenzie does not accept those under 18 years of age into her practice at this time.

Cailea Slifka

Cailea Slifka

Cailea is a Registered Provisional Psychologist with a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology. 


Cailea works from an integrative approach, often drawing from Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. She has completed specialized training in Accelerated Resolution Training for trauma processing as well as Level 1 Gottman Method Training for couples therapy.


Cailea believes that a strong therapeutic relationship between the client and herself is key. She aims to support individuals navigating life's challenges by striving to create a judgement-free space where clients can feel comfortable expressing themselves completely - discussing serious topics, expressing emotions not often expressed, and even feeling the freedom to laugh when things are funny. 


Cailea has experience in working with a variety of concerns from her time at Eastside Community Mental Health Services and Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse. Cailea enjoys working with teens, adults of all ages, and couples. She works with clients looking to address a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, boundary setting, life transitions, grief, self-esteem issues, ADHD, relationship concerns, and pre-marital check-ins.


Please note: Cailea does not accept those under 10 years of age into her practice at this time.

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Martina Vaneckova

Martina is a Registered Psychologist who has experiences working with youth, adults, and families. She holds a Master of Counselling Psychology degree and Child and Youth Care Counselling certification.


Martina sees individuals and families with children over the age of 12. 

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 emotions, beliefs and behaviours clients hold about their relationship to self, others or situations in life. 

Martina integrates Narrative therapy, Solution-Focused therapy, Mindfulness, CBT,  Compassion-Focused therapy, and DBT in her work with clients to help address issues related to anxiety, depression, self-esteem, stress, burnout, workplace and relational issues, grief and loss, identity, and life transitions. 

Ellen Lester


Ellen is a Practicum Student and is currently completing her master’s degree in Counselling Psychology. Prior to beginning masters level studies Ellen completed an undergraduate degree in Community Rehabilitation at the University of Calgary. Ellen’s background includes working one-on-one with diverse individuals in community and non-profit settings. 

Ellen’s areas of therapeutic experience include topics of stress, anxiety, chronic illness, self-esteem, life transitions, career planning, and working towards healthy lifestyle goals.

Ellen believes that by exploring our unique lived experiences, we have the ability to pursue a different future and create the change we desire. Ellen aims to collaborate with clients to reach their therapeutic goals and provide support as they work through their healing journey. Ellen uses an integrative and holistic approach while drawing from various modalities including Attachment theory, Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Narrative therapy.

We are all on some type of healing journey, and I look forward to being a part of yours!

Please note: Ellen is currently not accepting clients under the age of 10 at this time.

Trish Hardy

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Trish is a Registered Provisional Psychologist with a Masters in Counselling Psychology. She is
also a certified yoga and meditation teacher.

Trish has an extensive background working with children, adolescents and parents. Her practice
includes a collaborative and holistic approach through first developing a strong relationship with her clients. She incorporates therapy styles that best fit with an individual’s needs including one or more of the following: Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Family
Systems Therapy, Women/Feminist Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Trish is trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy for trauma.

Trish specializes in supporting LGBTQ2S+ community youth, adults, parents and families and
issues related to gender and sexuality as well as women specific concerns such as life stage
transitions (puberty, motherhood, menopause). Other areas of support include: anxiety, stress management, depression suicide concerns, divorce, grief and loss, family dynamic issues, parent/teen relationships, health and lifestyle goals and career/school issues.

Trish understands some clients can be nervous or unsure about seeking help however she works to create an environment of trust by providing a safe and non-judgemental space for her clients. Her strengths of care, compassion and empathy will help put her clients be at ease. She believes we all have within us what we need to create more positive and meaningful lives.

Jessy Mix


Jessy is a registered provisional psychologist with a masters degree in School and Applied Child Psychology. 

Jessy aims to support individuals in navigating life’s challenges. She has experience working with children, youth and emerging adults struggling with a variety of concerns such as life transitions, learning disabilities, ADHD, anxiety and depression.


Jessy works to offer a warm and welcoming environment where people can feel safe and secure, to allow them to identify their strengths and grow their confidence. Jessy approaches each client interaction with compassion, positivity, and genuine interest to allow the individuals she works with to feel valued and understood. 


Jessy believes in utilizing a collaborative and integrative approach that encompasses elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy,  Solution Focused Therapy as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Jessy also works with her clients to uncover what makes them unique and what their interests entail to encourage a strength based approach that clients can utilize as they face new trying situations. 

More Therapists

Laurissa is a Registered Provisional Psychologist with a master’s degree in Counselling
Psychology. Laurissa works from a holistic and integrative approach to support her clients in
mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual healing and growth. Her focus is to guide individuals
in recognizing patterns and stories that do not serve them, developing skills to move through
challenges with clarity, insight, and choice, and healing relationships (with self and others).

Laurissa believes therapy should empower people, help them to be more in control of their lives,
and enhance their relationships with others.

Laurissa has experience working with various non-dominant
populations and incorporates culture-infused counselling (CIC) and feminist therapy in her

Laurissa draws upon different modalities including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy,
Somatic Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy,
Compassionate Inquiry, and Narrative Therapy. Laurissa works with adults and youth in the
areas of anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, self/body image, boundaries, relationship concerns,
grief and loss, and communication.


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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The wound is the place where the light enters you.                     ~Rumi
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