Calgary Team

dustin hrycun, MA - registered provisional psychologist

Dustin is a graduate of the MA Counselling Psychology program from Providence Theological Seminary.  He has spent the greater part of the past decade working out of a local private university counselling the student body where he has gained a strong appreciation and passion for working with young adults.  He takes interest and specializes in depression, anxiety, life transition, struggles with belief system, existential and self-discovery, interpersonal conflict, and sexuality and gender issues.

 

His goal as a therapist is to meet his clients apart from the pretension and stigmas that the psychological world can convey, as well as the norms of society in general, to find an honest and real way of connecting. One of the ways that he does this is by including creative approaches such as art and Sandplay therapy alongside more traditional methods.

 

Dustin is LGBTQ+ affirming and is currently accepting new clients.

elena groen, MC - registered provisional psychologist

Elena is a graduate of the Master of Counselling program from the University of Calgary. Over the past number of years, she has gained experience working with diverse individuals including children and adults with developmental disabilities, young adults, individuals in crisis, and people experiencing systemic oppression. Elena’s specializations and interest are in anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationships and interpersonal problems, grief and loss, and general mental health concerns.  

 

In her work with individuals and families, Elena seeks to form a collaborative partnership with clients. Elena works from a stance of empathy and non-judgement in seeking to meet the client where they are at. She takes an integrative approach to counselling and draws from Narrative Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Experiential therapy including art and drawing, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

 

Elena is LGBTQ+ affirming and is currently accepting new clients. 

garrison bergen, BEd - educational consultant/certified teacher

 

Garrison Bergen is a certified teacher and member of the Alberta Teacher’s Association. As a teacher for Rocky View Schools, Garrison teaches the social sciences at the senior high level. Complimenting his BEd is a BA: Behavioural Science with a focus on cognitive neuroscience from Ambrose University. Garrison is currently researching ways to support and motivate learners through gamification and virtual reality.

Garrison is currently offering the following services: (1) guidance for parents and children dealing with behavioural, learning and communication issues, and overall poor school performance; (2) personalized extended learning opportunities for students who excel in or require assistance in the areas of science, math, English language arts, and/or social studies; and (3) gamification (learning through games) training and demonstration for educators and students.

 

Garrison is LGBTQ+ affirming and currently accepting new clients.

joel roos, MA - registered psychologist/clinical director

Joel’s background in mental health comes from his work in community, educational, and public healthcare settings. He studied and trained under a number of world-renowned clinicians including Dr. Michael YapkoDr. John Gottman, and Dr. Scott Miller. His services include counselling, clinical consultation and supervision, and some formal psychological assessments. His areas of special interest include: couples counselling, family counselling, chronic pain management, chronic disease and condition management, sleep dysfunction, behavioural health, anxiety, stress management, and family/fertility/birth planning concerns.

 

Joel is LGBTQ+ affirming and is currently accepting new clients.

kelsey fiss, MA - registered provisional psychologist

 

Kelsey has a graduate degree in counselling. Her areas of interest and specialization include depression, anxiety, strengths coaching, couples and marital counselling, post-partum issues and adjustment, parenting concerns, grief, loss, and spiritual issues and concerns. She is available to work with large groups and organizations to facilitate mental health discussions, training and materials.

 

Kelsey works from an integrative approach and works primarily from attachment-based, emotion-focused, and neurobiological frameworks, making use of mindfulness practices, and art and play therapy techniques. Kelsey is passionate about working with clients to face the challenges that are holding them back from leading the life they desire.

 

Kelsey is LGBTQ+ affirming and is currently accepting new clients.

susan shores, MSW, RSW - registered social worker

 

Susan has a long and diverse history working in the mental health field. She has worked in both British Columbia and Alberta; on provincial mental health teams in community and hospital, and for not-for-profit organizations. Her practice is tailored to the unique individual and informed by a variety of modalities including Narrative, Systems, Solution Focused, CBT, ACT, Mindfulness and EMDR trauma processing. 

Susan draws from a depth of life and professional experience to help clients embrace the vulnerability and the courage to create new meaning, healing, and acceptance. Susan recognizes the importance of agency, competency and contentment as we manage change, loss and transitions in our lives. Susan works to create a safe space for compassion, collaboration and curiosity; often infusing metaphor and humour in her work to build connection and understanding. 

Susan has a fierce spirit and gentle presence that is deeply grounded in social justice and anti-oppressive practices. She believes strongly in the value of each individual; embracing and affirming their unique beliefs, heritage, and identity. Susan offers traditional therapeutic sessions as well as advocacy, medical collaboration, and life coaching so whether you are looking for a trail guide or a deeper off-road exploration, she would be honoured to walk beside you. 

 

Susan is LGBTQ+ affirming and is currently accepting new clients.

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Due to COVID-19 restricitions, and our desire to keep our team, clients, and greater community safe and healthy, our office are currently closed to in-person services. All services are available online only.

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