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Jacqueline Van Starkenburg, MACP

Living Well Registered Provisional Psychologist

Jacqueline has a gentle and calm approach with clients. Her goal is to build a strong therapeutic alliance where clients are comfortable sharing their stories either verbally, through art, sand, or play. She has experience working with neurodiverse children in partnership with parents and over a decade in child intervention working with crisis, family violence, and abuse. She has gained experience at the Calgary Counselling center and through training at the Rocky Mountain Play Institute. Jacqueline approaches everything with a trauma informed and attachment based lens.



Some areas of strength for Jacqueline include: 

  • Abuse (Physical, Sexual, Emotional, Financial, Spiritual) 
  • Adoption/foster parent
  • Anxiety
  • Aggression
  • Boundaries
  • Bullying
  • Children
  • Depression
  • Divorce/separation
  • Family conflict
  • Family violence
  • Fear
  • High risk youth
  • Mid-life crisis 
  • Parenting
  • Post-partum
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-harm
  • Trauma/crisis


Jacqueline uses research based tools that best fit the needs of her clients and draws from a variety of modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy tools (DBT), mindfulness, play therapy (including art and sand tray), solution focused, and Gottman (couples).


To accommodate the busy schedules of our clients, Jacqueline has a variety of appointments available including daytime, evening, and Saturday appointments and works at both our North and South locations. To book your first appointment with Jacqueline, or to schedule a free 20 minute consultation to see whether she may be a good fit for you, the fastest way to get in is to fill out our appointment request form here. If you need to speak with someone in our Intake department, please email