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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. Marissa has acquired various counselling experience with adolescents, adults, and couples at Insight Counselling and Therapy Centre and City University Calgary Clinic.

Some areas of strength for Marissa include:

  • Anxiety
  • Attachment/Intimacy Concerns
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Boundaries
  • Codependency/Self-Soothing
  • Communication
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Family-of-Origin Concerns
  • Identity
  • Integrative Health Coaching
  • Interpersonal Difficulties
  • Life Transitions
  • Mindfulness
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality/Existential Concerns
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma


Marissa brings into therapy a down-to-earth approach, incorporating her authenticity and at times humour to create a genuine relationship with clients. She understands that there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to therapy and therefore strives to incorporate the various factors influencing your present concern into treatment. From a holistic, trauma-informed, and client-centered perspective, Marissa collaborates with clients to create realistic goals that align with their unique value system. Often, drawing upon skills from mindfulness-based cognitive therapies such as DBT, CBT, and ACT.  


Marissa has a certificate in Integrative Health Coaching, a DBT Level 2 accreditation, and has obtained the Gottman Level 1 and 2 training to further support her work with couples. Marissa also recently graduated with her Master of Counselling through City University and is a Registered Provisional Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists. 


Marissa has daytime, evening, and Saturday appointments available. If you would like to schedule a free 20-minute consultation with Marissa to see if she is a good fit, please call (403) 695-7911 or email