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Our Counsellors in Calgary, AB

Feel free to read through the following introductions to see which therapist might be the right fit for you. Take note of our approaches to therapy and areas of specialization. You can also see our Rates page for further details on benefits coverage. All therapists work in Calgary, AB. Once you know who you’d like to work with please click here to fill out our Appointment Request Form. This is the quickest way to connect you with the living Well Counsellor in Calgary, Psychologist or Social Worker of your choice. Your therapist will attempt to contact you within one business day.

Jennifer Dawn Watts, MA

Jennifer Dawn Watts, MA started Living Well Counselling services with certain values in mind, high quality therapy from experienced practitioners that specialize in their areas of strength.



To learn more about Jennifer Dawn Watts, click here.

Cathy McCurdy, BSW, MA, RSW

cathy-mccurdyCathy is a professional therapist who brings 20 years experience counselling couples, individuals, and families with relationship and personal issues, as well as supervising therapists and facilitating retreats.

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Karla Reimer, MA

Karla is dedicated to helping people make lasting and meaningful change in their lives. Her sincere empathy and thoughtfulness towards clients allows her to guide individuals through challenges to help bring them to a deeper understanding of themselves while equipping them with tools they can use on their own. Karla creates a calm, warm, and caring environment, which helps you feel safe, understood, and accepted as you work together.

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Aziza Giga-Hirji MSW, RSW

Aziza brings a special warmth and gentle spirit to the Living Well Team. Her genuine care and non-judgemental approach will help you feel comfortable and supported as you begin your journey to transformation. Aziza has a wealth of experience helping clients with their most important and difficult issues.

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Kaylee Garside, MA


Kaylee strives to create an accepting and genuine atmosphere. She is passionate about working collaboratively with her clients to facilitate enduring intrinsic growth and an increased ability to live an authentic and meaningful existence.

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Steven Ngu, MC

Steven Ngu, MA

Steven believes that people achieve the best results when they are in an environment where they feel genuinely heard, welcomed, and understood. He offers his clients a comfortable space to voice their personal concerns without any judgement. He enjoys working with youth, adolescents, couples, and families that present with a variety of different concerns.

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Katherine Jarrell, MSW, RSW

Katherine brings over twenty years of experience in helping individuals to overcome setbacks and live their best lives.   Her counselling experience includes working with people across the lifespan facing a multitude of challenges. Katherine has trained with the founders of Parenting with Love and Logic and enjoys helping parents reclaim their confidence and joy in parenting.  She would be honoured to accompany you on your journey to improved wellness.

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Heather Nolin, MC

Heather Nolin is a therapist who offers a safe, compassionate, and non-judgemental space for clients to feel heard and understood. She is calm, warm, and empathetic and has experience working with clients of varying ages, backgrounds, and concerns. Heather recognizes and respects that every individual has their own unique identity, preferences, and belief systems, and she is sensitive to cultural, sexual orientation, gender, and religious differences.

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Beverly Reed, MACP

Beverly strives to use genuine empathy to help clients navigate their experiences from a place of acceptance and nonjudgemental understanding. She understands that allowing oneself to be vulnerable and being willing to look inward and work on oneself can be scary and uncomfortable. With this in mind, she believes in working collaboratively with you to make the process a palatable balance of validation and challenging, and one that is as personally-relevant and meaningful as possible.

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Carrie-Lee Gibson, MACP

Carrie-Lee offers a space to help people to feel understood and accepted while working together collaboratively. Carrie-Lee understands that although our past can influence our present, it does not dictate the future. Treatment plans and interventions are best when they are tailored to match client’s individual needs. Since she believes a strong therapeutic relationship is key, exploring strengths and empowering clients to work towards growth and outcomes.

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Natalie Draycott, MACP

Natalie appreciates the opportunity and privilege of working with her clients and offers a safe, warm and comfortable space for them. She has a caring, kind and empathetic nature and believes that her life experiences are beneficial to her counselling ability. She enjoys working with a diverse population and a variety of concerns. Natalie gained her experience through her work with the Calgary Counselling Centre and the Distress Centre.

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Anya Stang, MC

Anya uses her empathy and warmth to create a non-judgmental space where her clients can explore their patterns of being and learn new ways of relating to self and others.

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Melissa Cavanagh, MACP

Melissa believes a warm, supportive and accepting environment is important. She takes the time to learn and understand the challenges the clients are working through and believes empathy, respect and compassion are essential parts of the counselling process.

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Shannon Baustad, MC

Shannon believes that regardless of our past and experiences, we all have the potential to live our most fulfilling life. She is honoured for the opportunity to offer guidance to clients so that they can achieve their goals in a supportive and non-judgmental environment.

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Celeste Rodrigues-Forbes MSW, RSW

Celeste is an open and caring individual, focused on partnering with her clients to help them make the changes they want in their lives. With nearly a decade of experience working with various high risk populations, Celeste is able to quickly build relationships and create an environment of safety and stability.

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Kaitlyn Barnett, MACP

Kaitlyn is a Registered Provisional Psychologist who is passionate about guiding clients through the therapeutic process. Sessions include a welcoming and judgement-free environment that fosters the relationship between counsellor and client. 

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Anne Sureshkumar, MSW, RSW

As a genuine and empathetic counsellor who is passionate about empowering her clients to grow, succeed, and thrive, Anne walks the journey of healing and growth with her clients, meeting them where they are at to make connections and feel empowered to move forward.

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Daria Nechaieva, MA

Daria believes that sometimes our most painful experiences can be the catalyst to our growth to our greatest self.  In this sense, she truly believes in the power of therapy and will be there to support you in your healing process.

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Marissa Whalley, MC

Marissa is described by those who know her as down-to-earth, authentic, and non-judgmental. She understands firsthand the immense courage it takes to begin or re-enter therapy and she aims to create a healing space full of acceptance, compassion, reflection, and empowerment.

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