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The Flourish Psychological Team

High-Quality Effective Therapy in Calgary

At our Calgary-based psychological services center, we take immense pride in our team of experienced and compassionate professionals. Each member brings a unique set of skills and a shared commitment to providing top-tier mental health support. We understand that seeking therapy or counseling can be a significant step, and we're here to ensure you receive the best care possible.

Phoenix Brill

Dr. Phoenix Brill - Clinical Psychologist

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 Henderson - registered psychologist

McKenzie is a compassionate and knowledgeable Registered Psychologist with a Master's Degree in Counselling Psychology.

 

She believes in promoting holistic well-being by using collaborative and empowering methods to navigate through life's difficult challenges. She strives to create an empathetic and collaborative environment where individuals can feel connected, supported and empowered to make positive changes in their life.

Mckenzie draws from modalities such as Acceptance and Commitment TherapyAccelerated Resolution Therapy for trauma, Narrative Therapy, and Attachment theory. Mckenzie works with adults, couples, and teens in the areas of anxiety, depression, life transitions, self-esteem/body image challenges, grief and loss, and relationship difficulties.

She has specialized training in the

 

Gottman Method of Therapy for couples (Level 1)

Please note: McKenzie does not accept those under 16 years of age into her practice at this time.

Cailea Slifka

Cailea Slifka - registered provisional psychologist in Calgary

Cailea is a Registered

Psychologist who has dedicated herself to her craft and to providing compassionate support. She holds a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology and uses an integrative approach, incorporating evidence-based techniques such as Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Accelerated Resolution Training for trauma processing, and Level 1 Gottman Method Training for couples therapy.

She has a wealth of experience working with various clients from Eastside Community Mental Health Services and Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse. Her areas of specialty include teen and adult wellbeing, ADHD, life transitions, anxiety, depression, trauma, boundary setting, grief, self-esteem issues, & relationship concerns. Cailea also offers pre-marital check-ins.

Cailea works hard to create an judgement-free environment where her clients feel safe expressing their experiences - no matter how challenging or how lighthearted they may be. She provides thoughtful guidance with a focus on building trust and connection between her clients and herself to help them overcome and conquer life’s hurdles.

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

Laurissa Knight

Laurissa Knight - registered provisional psychologist

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
practice.

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.

 

Therapists

Bailey Charrois

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Bailey is a Registered Provisional Psychologist and holds a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology and a Degree in Psychology.

Bailey believes in using a person-centred and holistic approach, meaning she creates a plan based on the many factors impacting your day-to-day. Bailey works with you to feel empowered and confident in making positive changes. Her goal is to support you in utilizing your skills to overcome difficult situations, emotions, and challenges.

 

Bailey pulls from many different modalities as she believes an individualized approach is best when supporting you in your needs. She draws from Solution Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Narrative Therapy.

Bailey works with adults, families, couples and teens. She has experience working with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, self-esteem challenges, relationship difficulties, domestic violence, family difficulties, personality disorders, gender dysphoria, difficulties with identity, ADHD, grief, and PTSD. Further, she has extensive experience working within the disabilities sector in a behavioural capacity.

Please note: Bailey does not accept those under 16 years of age into her practice at this time

Laura
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Laura is a Registered Provisional Psychologist and a Certified Canadian Counsellor. Laura holds a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology.

Laura has over 10 years of experience working with children, youth, adults and families. Throughout those years, Laura has supported individuals, couples, and families to navigate difficult situations, gain support and heal from past trauma. Laura’s past experience has supported people who deal with ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, trauma, stress, familial conflict, grief, relationship issues, identity, sexuality and behavioural concerns.

Laura utilizes an attachment based and trauma informed lens during therapy in collaboration with a variety of other therapeutic modalities. In session, Laura incorporated Narrative therapy, EMDR, Solution-focused, somatic, and system-based approaches into therapy.

 

Laura has completed training in Gottman Method of Couples therapy (level 1 and 2).

Laura is accepting clients of all ages and is 2SLGBTQ+ affirming.

Kathlyn 
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Kathlyn (she/her)  is a Registered Provisional Psychologist and a Certified Canadian Counsellor

 

Kathlyn strives to create support and positive space for people of all backgrounds to share their lived experiences, identify their strengths, practice vulnerability, and find hope amidst life’s struggles. Kathlyn believes that therapy is a place where individuals can heal and grow, and her goal is to meet and support individuals where they are and not where she wants them to be. She believes that everyone deserves to be heard, seen, and validated in their journey of growth and healing. 

 

Kathlyn has extensive experience in autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, behavioural issues and management, parent coaching, emotional regulation. She also have an experience in anxiety, depression, attachment issues, addictions, trauma, suicidal ideation, grief, family and relationship conflicts, and life transitions. Kathlyn is passionate about working with all walks of life – meaning children, youths, adults, couples, and families. Kathlyn works from a holistic and collaborative approach. Kathlyn draws upon different modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Behaviour and Play Therapy. 

 

 

Kathlyn has specialized 40-hour training for Registered Behaviour Technician Certificate. She is neurodiversity-affirming, 2LGBTQ+ affirming, and culturally sensitive therapist.

 

Please note: Kathlyn offers Tagalog (Filipino) sessions and is accepting clients of all ages, as young as 3 years old.

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

 

Japneet is passionate about creating a warm, safe, and inclusive environment to empower clients in creating meaningful changes and growth in their lives. She uses an integrative and collaborative approach in counselling, with an emphasis on building a trusting therapeutic relationship with her clients. Japneet uses several different evidence-based modalities including cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, internal family systems therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, solution-focused therapy, and somatic-based techniques. 

 

Japneet incorporates a trauma-informed, strengths-based, and context-sensitive approach in counselling. She is LGBTQ+ affirming and is able to provide culturally sensitive therapy. Japneet is highly experienced in supporting clients with concerns including anxiety, depression, complex trauma, emotion regulation, ADHD, navigating suicidal ideation, life transitions, post-traumatic stress, self-esteem and body-image issues, and concerns related to identity, relationships, and general life stressors.

 

Please note: Japneet accepts clients over the age of 15 into her practice at this time.

More Therapists

Jessy Mix

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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.

 

Please note at this time Jessy is not currently accepting new clients. 

Whitney Motkoski

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Whitney (she/her) is an aspiring psychologist but currently a practicum student pursuing her
Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University.

 

She is currently offering
therapeutic services at Flourish on a sliding scale while she is earning her Masters. As a practicum student, Whitney is excited to bring her knowledge and enthusiasm to the therapeutic space. Whitney currently holds her bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences from the University of Northern British Columbia.


Whitney’s background is in working with youth with developmental disabilities. This work experience alongside her academic qualifications make Whitney passionate in advocating for her
clients and empowering people through difficult situations, emotions, and challenges. Whitney
uses an integrative approach within therapy, focusing on providing a therapeutic approach that
best supports your needs.

 

The approaches that Whitney focuses primarily on are Solution
Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Whitney prioritizes the therapeutic relationship, built on empathy, unconditional positive regard,
understanding, and a supportive listening environment.


Whitney offers both individual counselling as well as therapeutic services for families and
couples. Whitney supports individuals who are experiencing issues related to type 1 diabetes,
anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, ADHD, life transitions, women’s issues, familial and
relationship conflict. She is LGBTQ2S+ affirming and demonstrates cultural humility within therapy.


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

Nicarla
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Nicarla is a Registered Provisional Psychologist with a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology with Distinction. She has over fifteen years of experience working with families and youth with justice and children service involvement. 

 

Nicarla's practice is grounded in person-centered therapy (PCT), with a focus on respect and collaboration. She recognizes the great honor that is bestowed upon her within the client-therapist relationship and is privileged to walk alongside you to help you identify and achieve your therapeutic goals. She believes therapy should be a transformative process; as you develop greater self-awareness, your mental health improves, enhancing your quality of life.  

 

In addition to PCT, other therapeutic modalities that Nicarla is passionate about include Narrative Therapy, Existentialism, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.   

About Us: Meet Our Dedicated Team of Calgary Psychologists

Registered Psychologist Calgary: Your Trusted Mental Health Partners

Our practice is led by Dr. Phoenix Brill, a highly respected and registered clinical psychologist in Calgary. With her extensive experience in clinical psychology and a deep understanding of mental health issues, she has helped countless individuals on their journey to healing. As a registered provisional psychologist, she has demonstrated her dedication to adhering to the highest professional standards, ensuring you receive the quality care you deserve.

Meet Our Practicum Students: Tomorrow's Psychologists, Today

We believe in nurturing the next generation of psychologists. That's why our practice often welcomes practicum students who are pursuing their degrees in clinical psychology. Under the guidance of our experienced team, these budding therapists gain valuable hands-on experience, honing their skills and knowledge. This commitment to education and mentorship not only enriches the future of psychology but also ensures you receive comprehensive and up-to-date care.

Clinical Psychologists Committed to Your Well-being

Our clinical psychologists are the heart of our practice, providing expert guidance and therapy services. They are dedicated to addressing a wide range of mental health concerns, from anxiety and depression to trauma and relationship issues. With their extensive training and specialization, our clinical psychologists tailor their approaches to meet your unique needs. Whether you're seeking individual, couples, or family therapy, you can trust that our team has the expertise to support you.

When you choose our Calgary-based psychology practice, you're choosing a team of caring and qualified professionals. We are committed to helping you navigate life's challenges, fostering growth, and promoting mental well-being. Together, we can work towards your goals and aspirations, one step at a time.

If you're looking for a registered psychologist in Calgary who can provide personalized, effective, and compassionate mental health care, you've come to the right place. Our team is here to support you on your journey to improved mental health and a brighter future.

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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