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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, and average rates with sliding scale options so as to make therapy more affordable for everyone.

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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-reimerKarla 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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Shezlina Haji, MA

Shezlina creates a safe and caring environment for her clients to voice their thoughts and feelings without judgment. Challenges and suffering are a part of everyone’s journey and Shezlina is able to help clients understand and utilize their emotions as tools for growth to live full and meaningful lives.

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Shari Derksen, MA

Shari would be honoured to walk along side you and help illuminate your path to inner growth and transformation for greater happiness, fulfilling relationships, and abundant living. She offers individual and couple’s therapy in a safe and non-judgmental environment that is LGBTQ friendly, focusing on healthy relationships and healthy sexuality.

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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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Jodi Kunz, MC

Jodi approaches counselling with a passion for creating a genuine and authentic therapeutic connection with individuals.  She believes that compassion, understanding, and trust are essential in building a safe environment for clients where they can focus and connect with their inner world, thoughts and feelings. She brings an experience of counselling diverse populations at the Sonshine Community Counselling Services.

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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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Brianna Matchett, MC

Brianna is dedicated to cultivating a space where people feel genuinely heard and understood. She offers a comfortable space marked by empathy and acceptance, in which her clients are welcomed to voice issues and concerns. Brianna understands that clients may desire to integrate spirituality into their therapy, and she is willing to use her Christian faith, and other spiritual resources to guide clients through difficulty and challenge.

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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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Davita Mann, MC

Davita brings acceptance, empathy, and a calm energy to her sessions to create a space where clients feel respected and comfortable being themselves.  She believes that a collaborative therapeutic relationship is a vital element of effective counselling, and strives to incorporate client preferences and feedback in order to tailor therapy to meet the unique needs of each individual, couple, or family she meets with.

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Julie Couture, MACP

Julie is a psychologist who strives to create a comfortable and accepting space for clients to share their problems and concerns. She is passionate about working collaboratively with clients to increase their skills and self-efficacy to empower them to live their best lives and become the best version of themselves. She enjoys working with children, individuals, couples and families that present with a variety of different concerns.

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Lisa Gust, MSc

Lisa is a registered psychologist committed to providing a safe and supportive space for clients to feel accepted, understood, and ready to navigate life’s challenges. Past clients have commented on her gentle nature, genuine warmth, and calm presence. With empathy and a strengths-based practice, Lisa works collaboratively with clients to help them meet their goals and make positive changes.

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Jodie Purnell, MC

Jodie is an active listener and a compassionate ally for her clients. She provides an environment where people feel empowered to be themselves and share their stories. Jodie shows empathy and acceptance as she encourages clients to live authentically and according to their chosen values.

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