cultivate: to promote or develop growth through labour and attention.
Cultivate is a group of passionate like-minded clinicians who want to help you grow the life you desire. Nothing changes, nothing grows, nothing really happens without hard work. Stop toiling by yourself and start working with a team of professionals who know how to get you where you want to go.
Founded in 2014 with a dream of providing services in a collaborative and whole-person fashion, Cultivate is dedicated to meeting clients where they are without judgment. Whether you are needing help in the most general sense, or you have a specific need or problem that a licensed professional can aid you with, Cultivate prides themselves on their ability to say “yes”, and then help you find the steps forward.
We offer psychology, counselling, assessment, and educational services to help you with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, parenting, self-esteem, addiction, chronic pain, psychoeducational assessments, school success, and more. We have offices in Calgary, Alberta, Victoria, British Columbia and provide services online.
You can rest assured that whomever you work with at Cultivate will take care to affirm your identity in any way that you present yourself. We are committed to standing behind, respecting, and engaging people in their identity of race, gender, religion or spirituality, nationality, creed, or sexual orientation. Say hello and let us become part of your story as you grow the life you want.
What makes us different?
Not only does our team work in consultation with each other to provide the most well-rounded care and knowledge possible, we have the ability to consult and work with members of your personal team including doctors and other medical professionals, clergy and faith workers, lawyers, insurance providers, schools, and workplaces to make sure that your care is consistent, coordinated, and connected.
focus on access, inclusivity, and flexibility
Cultivate wants to remove barriers to access mental health service and support as much as we can. For this reason, we work with clients to reduce or eliminate barriers such as finances, limited mobility, and restrictive schedules. We offer our services at our office, in clients' homes, workplaces, and online, and our team is available 7 days a week. We also offer services on a pay what you can basis for people who may not have insurance coverage or are limited by finances. There are no minimum fee requirements or session limits.
Members of our team work with general concerns of all kinds, but we are lucky to have several unique specialties represented. Neurodivergence (Autism, ADHD, etc) acceptance, exploration, and support, queer identity, eating disorders, relationship issues, chronic illness and disability, and religious trauma are just some of the specialized areas our team can support.
Cultivate is privileged to exist on the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the peoples of the Treaty 7 Region of Southern Alberta including the Siksiki, the Piikuni, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina, and the Stony Nakoda First Nations, including Chiniki, Bearpaw, and Wesley First Nations. The land we are on is also the home of the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.
We recognize and appreciate the work that Indigenous Peoples engage in to protect the lands that we live on and to foster communities grounded in respect, intergenerational knowledge, and mutual support. As settlers, the team at Cultivate works toward reconciliation through self-education, and through culturally competent work with our clients. We value narrative and personal storytelling, and the connection between our natural world and our physical, spiritual, and mental health, and we acknowledge that Indigenous Peoples were engaging in these important works for centuries before our arrival.
Cultivate works to support people in restoring and strengthening their individual lives and relationships as well as the broken systems we exist within. We are committed to continuing this work and the work of learning, truth, and reconciliation for the duration of our lives and the existence of our organization. A few of the ways we work toward reconciliation include making our services available on a pay what you can basis to reduce financial barriers, through providing resources such as books to our community at no charge, and by engaging in regular education regarding Indigenous experiences, history, and culture.
Join the Team
are you passionate, professional, approachable and flexible?
Join us! Cultivate is always looking for new people to join our team. We value flexibility, diversity of skill-set and passion, a desire to be part of a team, and enthusiasm to give back to the community.
Cultivate is looking for Registered Psychologists, Registered Clinical Social Workers, and counsellors to support our diverse group of clients. We provide training and supervision to help you become a successful part of our team.
Cultivate team members work when, how, and how much they desire. We value your autonomy and time and you will be the director of your own client load. Please email email@example.com for more information or to apply. Please always include a cover letter with your resume so we can truly see who you are and why you'd be an awesome addition to the team.
looking for a masters degree practicum placement?
Cultivate is proud to provide high-quality practicum placements for students in master of counselling, master of counselling psychology, and master of education (psychology and school psychology) programs. All practicums are supervised by our clinical director, Joel Roos, and exceed the requirements of programs in Alberta. We do not charge fees for practicum placements.
If you are interested in pursuing a practicum placement with Cultivate, please email your CV and cover letter to our executive director Jessy Roos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When sending your application for consideration of a practicum placement, please be sure to include your desired start date and the university and program you are attending. Only those selected to interview will be contacted.
We generally seek to interview practicum candidates approximately six months prior to the planned start date. Please see the chart below to determine the deadline to submit applications based on the desired start date: