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 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 excels at communicating with children and challenging adolescents in discussing new ways of handling complicated issues, such as self-harm, and bullying.
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.
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.
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 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.
Alanna is a Registered Provisional Psychologist. She holds a Master’s in Counselling Psychology. 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, providing educational and occupational guidance to adults, and offering counselling services in a university setting.
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 attachment 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.
Alanna's interest areas include anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma, relationship concerns, self-compassion and confidence, boundary setting and assertiveness, and perfectionism.
McKenzie is a Registered Provisional Psychologist with a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology. Prior to joining Flourish, she completed a practicum in private practice where she had the opportunity to work with a variety of clients and presenting concerns. During that time, McKenzie worked with her clients to address personal challenges such as anxiety, depression, chronic stress, self-esteem, relational challenges, and trauma-related to motor-vehicle accidents.
McKenzie believes in using a collaborative approach, often drawing from Solution Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She focuses on taking a unique approach to each situation and helping clients find what works best for them. She believes in creating a supportive and non-judgmental space where each client can not only feel heard but empowered to create lasting change.
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 each their goals.
McKenzie is pursuing additional training in Attachment-Based Interventions, Emotion-Focused Therapy, and couples counselling.
Mary-Lou is a Registered Provisional Psychologist with a Masters of Counselling. She recognizes that making the decision to reach out for extra support can sometimes be an overwhelming experience. Everything from not knowing which therapist to book with, to worrying about what the process will look like, to wondering how long it will take to feel better.
Mary-Lou will prioritize doing her best to make you feel welcomed and at ease with her warm, approachable, and down-to-earth nature. She is a strong believer that the issues that bring clients into counselling can be serious and complicated, AND it is ok to incorporate humour and laughter into sessions when appropriate. Counselling does not have to be a narrow vision of a clock ticking with a therapist silently waiting for your deep responses.
Mary-Lou has volunteered with the Calgary Distress Centre for many years, has experience working with children of all ages, and has provided therapy to clients experiencing diverse challenges such as anxiety, depression, chronic pain, work-related trauma, self-esteem, and relational issues.
She has specialized training in the Gottman Method of Therapy for couples (Levels Ⅰ, Ⅱ), as well has completed Accelerated Resolution Therapy. She avoids using a cookie cutter approach and instead works with her clients to create a unique experience by drawing from elements of Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Above all else, Mary-Lou is passionate about helping clients increase their functioning in all life domains.
Cailea is a Registered Provisional Psychologist with a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology.
Cailea completed her practical training as a student at Eastside Community Mental Health Services where she gained experience in working with individuals of all ages and various presenting concerns. Cailea also has experience from her time volunteering for Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse and her time working in the non-profit sector with vulnerable populations.
Cailea works from an integrative approach, often drawing from Solution Focused Therapy,
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Emotion-Focused Therapy.
Cailea believes that the best experience in therapy happens when there is a strong therapeutic
relationship. Cailea strives to create a safe and judgement-free space where honesty and
transparency help to achieve goals.
Cailea is pursuing further training in Accelerated Resolution Therapy and Emotion-Focused
Cailea works with clients with a variety of presenting concerns including anxiety, depression,
trauma, boundary setting, relationship concerns, grief, and self-esteem.
Lisa is a Registered Provisional Psychologist, with a Masters of Counselling. Prior to joining Flourish, Lisa completed her training at Eastside Family Centre and the Calgary Family Therapy Centre.
Lisa works with children, youth, couples, and families as they strive to overcome life’s inevitable challenges. When offered the security and support of the therapeutic relationship, Lisa believes clients can identify inner strengths; recognize problematic interpersonal patterns at play within their relationships; and realize new possibilities for growth and change, resulting in greater contentment within themselves and in their relationships.
Lisa works from a collaborative and strength-based perspective. She is trained in Solution-Focused, Narrative, Family Systems, and Gottman approaches to therapy. Lisa also has specialized training in art therapy and can offer art as an additional therapeutic tool: engaging the creative process to help communicate, gain insight, and find solutions by viewing challenges from a fresh perspective.
Lisa has experience supporting individuals, couples, and families struggling with a variety of challenges including anxiety, depression, parenting struggles, and life transitions.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
The wound is the place where the light enters you. ~Rumi