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Calgary Psychologists and Therapists

Virtuous Circle Counselling is an award-winning team of psychologists, therapists, and counsellors who serve Calgary and surrounding areas. We are here to help you and your loved ones build uplifting relationships and positive mindsets. Our Calgary psychologists and therapists are all registered and we offer evidence-based counselling to individuals, couples, and families, specializing in multiple modalities of therapy such as EMDR, CBT, Mindfulness, PE and DBT.

Finding a Calgary psychologist can be a difficult task. There are so many and it can be tough to know where to start. We believe that the best way to approach therapy is to find a psychologist who is experienced, understands you and your needs, and provides effective guidance. When you work with our team of passionate professionals you can rest assured that we have your best interests in mind, our goal is to help you lead a fulfilling life by developing the skills needed for personal growth.

Whether you are faced with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, anger, or any number of other life challenges, Virtuous Circle Counselling provides a non-judgemental and safe space for you to resolve the issues that are blocking you from living the life you want. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation with a Calgary psychologist or registered therapist.

Our Calgary-based Psychologists and Therapists include:

Our Edmonton-based Psychologists and Therapists include:

Tiffany Petite, Calgary Counsellor, Virtuous Circle Counselling, Calgary, AB

Tiffany Petite

MSW, RCSW, Therapist / Clinic Director / Co-Founder

Available for:

Anxiety | Trauma and PTSD | Relationship Issues | Workplace Issues | Depression |EMDR Therapy | Anger Management | Codependency | Coping Skills | Divorce | Family Conflict | Fertility Issues | Gambling | Infidelity |  Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) | Peer / Family Relationships | Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum | Self Esteem | Stress | Women’s Issues | Couples Counselling

Hello, my name is Tiffany Petite.  I am a Registered Clinical Social Worker (RCSW) with the Alberta College of Social Workers. I am born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. I have practiced as a Registered Social Worker for 15 years. I hold a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Waterloo and an Undergraduate Degree in Social Work from Thompson Rivers University.

I am an evidence based-practitioner who has extensive training and experience working with adults and families. I endorse a client centered and collaborative approach. I consider myself as inclusive, welcoming and I strive to incorporate cultural safety in my daily work.

As the owner of Virtuous Circle Counselling, my vision is to create a safe and warm space where individuals can feel empowered to take back control in their lives with the support of a trusting ally, their therapist. I believe in the intrinsic strengths that individuals have to weather the storm of life but I also believe that sometimes we need support to navigate these uncharted territories.

Modality:

 

Who do I work with?

  • Adults
  • Couples
Lynda Burgess, Registered Psychologist | Virtuous Circle Counselling

Lynda Burgess

MACP, Registered Psychologist/Therapist

Available for:

Anxiety | Relationship Issues |  DepressionAnger Management | Divorce | Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) | Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum | Stress | Attachment-Related Issues | Parenting | Health Anxiety | Couples Counselling

Hello there! My name is Lynda Burgess. I am a Registered Psychologist. I have a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and an undergraduate degree from the University of Regina in Psychology and Religious Studies. My career journey has taken me on many paths including working as a yoga instructor and labour doula, and it was through that work that I realized the most meaningful way I can serve others is through supporting their mental wellness and growth. 

I believe in the resiliency of each person, and I support clients in recognizing and building that resiliency within them. My counselling experience has also provided me with some unique ways to help clients, including co-facilitating groups for children and parents going through divorce. 

Whatever your journey is, I would be honoured to walk with you.

Modality:

 

Who do I work with?

  • Children (7+)
  • Adolescents 
  • Emerging Adults 
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families
Davinder Pandher Edmonton Psychologist

Davinder Pandher

MACP, DCP Candidate, Registered Psychologist/ Therapist

Available for:

Anger Management | Anxiety | Assertiveness | Boundary Setting | Codependency | Coping Skills | Divorce | Family Conflict | Marital and Premarital | Parenting | Peer Relationships | Relationship Issues | Self Esteem | Sleep or Insomnia | Spirituality | Stress | Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Hello, my name is Davinder Pandher. I am a Registered Psychologist and a Doctoral student. We all encounter some degree of difficulty within our lives, and sometimes we find it difficult to navigate these hard times alone. If your relationships have become unfulfilling, or you are experiencing a loss of a relationship, difficult time communicating in your relationships, disrupted sleep, reduced pleasure in previously enjoyable activities, excessive worry/concern, workplace distress, job loss/transition, finding it hard to cope with stress and pressure of daily life, or finding it challenging in adapting to new roles within your life, then allow me to help. 

Within my therapeutic practice, I create a safe and comfortable environment within which we will work collectively in exploring, processing, and constructing effective solutions to help restore calm and peace within all domains of your life.  With the right support and guidance, we can find remarkable resiliency and persevere in face of adversity.  

Available for in-person and online counselling sessions.

 Modality:

  • Attachment Based
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Humanistic
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Solution Focused
  • Strength-Based
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy(CBT)
 

Who do I work with?

Christine Molohon Registered Clinical Social Worker / Therapist

Christine Molohon

MSW, RCSW, Registered Clinical Social Worker / Therapist

Available for:

Couples Therapy | Relationship Therapy | Individual Therapy | Infidelity | Family Relationship Issues | Depression |Anxiety | OCD | Trauma | PTSD | EMDR Therapy  | Family of Origin Issues | Stress | Illness & Injury Adjustment | Grief & Suicide Bereavement | Pregnancy | Prenatal, Postpartum | Perfectionism | Anger | Addiction | Self Esteem | Spirituality | Assertiveness and Boundaries

Hello my name is Christine Molohon. I am a Clinical Social Worker (RCSW), registered with the Alberta College of Social Workers since 2012. I have an undergraduate degree and master’s degree in social work, both from the University of Calgary. I am an evidence-based practitioner with extensive experience working with Individuals and Couples.

My goal as your counsellor is to provide a safe, comfortable and caring environment for you to explore your concerns and make the lasting and positive change you desire. I believe in the capacity for each of us to grow into the person we aspire to be and that we have the ability to co create the relationships we long to have. Sometimes we just need help along the way.

My therapeutic approach will draw from many different theories and modalities. Most often I will work from a developmental, attachment, and trauma informed lens utilizing emotion focused and cognitive behavioral therapies with mindfulness practices. I am fully trained in EMDR, working with trauma issues ranging from significant traumatic events to attachment and developmental trauma experiences. Specializing in couples and relationship therapy, I utilize the Developmental Model of Couples’ therapy along with Gottman and emotion focused interventions.

I am an approved supervisor of record with the College of Alberta Social Workers.

 Modality:

  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems therapy
  • Developmental Model of Couples Therapy
  • Gottman Couples Therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
 

Who do I work with?

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Families
Justine Jacques Edmonton Provisional Psychologist

Justine Jacques

MACP
Registered Provisional Psychologist/Therapist

Available for:

Depression I Anxiety I Phobias I Trauma I EMDR  I Stress I Life Transitions I Relationship Issues I Couples Counselling I Sexual Assault I Motor Vehicle Accidents I LGBTQ2S+

Hello, my name is Justine Jacques.  I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists. I came from a small town in Alberta. I have experience working in the helping field in a counselling role for 3 years, and I have been experience working in a helping role for over 12 years. I hold a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University in New Brunswick and an Undergraduate Degree in Psychology from Athabasca University.

While I was fortunate enough to know that I wanted to become a psychologist from a young age, my professional experiences further solidified my interest in being able to help others heal in a deeper capacity. As a person-centered therapist, I will work with you to help you remove barriers that you may face and prevent you from experiencing personal growth and healing. I have worked with teens, adults, and couples with developmental disabilities, depression, anxiety, PTSD, phobias, relationship conflicts, addictions, as well as other struggles. I also have experience in working with veterans and first responders as well as their families. In addition to this I have worked with many individuals who have experienced negative impacts of traumatic events such as car accidents and sexual assault. 

Modality

Modality:

  • Emotion-focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Attachment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR)
  • Prolonged Exposure (PE)
 

Who do I work with?

  • Adults
  • Couples
Nicole Granger Wannop Calgary Assessor

Nicole Granger-Wannop

M.Ed. Provisional Psychologist/Assessments

Available for Assessments:

Gifted Assessment I ADHD Assessment I Social-Emotional Assessment I Psychoeducational Assessment

Welcome! My name is Nicole Granger-Wannop. I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist, EMDR Therapist, and Certified Alberta Teacher. I completed my Master of Education at the University of Calgary in School and Applied Child Psychology. I specialize in psychoeducational assessments, ADHD assessment, social-emotional assessments, and gifted assessments. I am dedicated to supporting individuals to uncover their unique areas of strength and areas for growth.

An assessment can aid in addressing concerns related to school performance, challenges with attention, as well as behavioural or emotional problems. Through my multidisciplinary experience, I have a deep understanding of working with individuals who face challenges across various domains, including learning, attention, and social/emotional. Depending on the type of assessment that you are seeking, an intake interview, standardized tests, questionnaires, and clinical observations may be completed. Through the assessment process you will be provided with a detailed understanding of your areas of strength and areas for growth, as well as personalized recommendations to support functioning. My goal is to ensure that you feel supported, empowered, and equipped to navigate your personal journey.

 Modality:

 

Who do I work with?

  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
 
Tzipi Buchman, Registered Provisional Psychologist/ Therapist

Dr. Tzipi Buchman Wildbaum

MA, PhD, Registered Psychologist/ Therapist

Available for:

Anxiety | Trauma and PTSD | Mood Disorders | Loss and Grief | Personality Disorders | Relationship Conflicts | Depression | Self Esteem | Stress | Life Transitions | Health Conditions | ADHD | Learning Disabilities

Hello, my name is Tzipi Buchman Wildbaum and I am a Registered Psychologist and a member of the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta. I have a PhD degree in Clinical Psychology & Addiction, as well as a master’s degree in Clinical and Health Psychology. I believe in creating a safe and non-judgmental space in therapy, and in empowering individuals, helping them to find their own voice and inner strengths. My goal as a therapist is to support individuals in their path in life by fostering optimism, sense of control and passion about living as I believe that everyone deserves to live their life to the fullest.

I believe that mental health is not less important than our physical health, and I have a special interest in combating mental health stigma, which often fosters shame, loss, and avoidance. We are all going through some struggles in life, which I see as special opportunities for personal growth if properly addressed. Over the years I have gained experience working in different countries and cultures, which enriched my knowledge and working tools, and shaped my approach as a therapist who sees clients in their own unique personal and cultural context. It will be my honor to be the person you decide to bring into your life and the one you trust enough to share your whole world with. It will be my pleasure to build a plan that suits your needs best and to be part of your unique journey.

 Modality:

 

Who do I work with?

  • Adults
  • Adolescents /Teenagers (14+)
 

 *Sessions are provided in English and Hebrew

Derek Robinson, Registered Psychologist | Virtuous Circle Counselling

Derek Robinson

M.Ed. Registered Psychologist/ Therapist

Available for:

Self-Belief | Self-Regulation | Managing Performance Pressure and Confidence | Focus Training and Distraction Control | Teamwork | Energy Management | Stress | Anxiety | Depression | Relational Problems | Grief and Loss | Trauma | Couples Counselling | Intimate Partner Abuse | Addiction | Divorce | Parental Alienation

Hello, my name is Derek Robinson and I have been working as a Registered Psychologist since 2005. I moved to Calgary in 2002 after graduating from the University of Lethbridge with a Master of Education specialized in Counselling Psychology. As a former athlete my research focused on Junior A hockey.

As a member of the Virtuous Circle Counselling Team, I bring 20 years of experience in private practice and counselling work doing assessment, conceptualization, interventions, and maintenance with a variety of populations. My professional approach is grounded in Reality Therapy, Cognitive-Behaviour-Therapy, the Mindfulness-Acceptance-Commitment approach, ACT and Solution Focused Therapy. I strongly believe in the counselling relationship in understanding another’s perception and purpose of behaviour while exploring, supporting, and achieving goals, wants, and needs.

Mental Performance Consultant work has also allowed me to work in the trenches of elite sport. The values of teamwork, honesty, and accountability has always energized my focus in supporting athletes, coaches, and staff through the 2005 Canada Summer Games as well as the last 4 Winter Olympic Games in 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2018. I have had the opportunity to work with teams and organizations such as Hockey Canada, Speed Skating Canada, Alpine Canada as well as professional opportunities in the Western Hockey League and National Hockey League.

Supporting others to achieve goals, overcome adversity, and enjoy the relationships that matter most is something I will never take lightly and always love doing!

Modality:

 

Who do I work with?

  • Adolescents (15+)
  • Athletes and High Performance
  • Adults
  • Couples
Rebecca O'Leary Calgary Psychologist

Rebecca O'Leary

MACP, Registered Provisional Psychologist

Available for:

Anxiety | Depression | Trauma | OCD | Couples Counselling | ADHD | Stress Management | Burnout I Coping Strategies | Boundaries | Parenting | Autism Spectrum Disorder 

Hello, my name is Rebecca O’Leary and I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist, regulated by the College of Alberta Psychologists. I was born and raised in Newfoundland, and moved to Calgary in 2018. I completed my Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Honours) at Memorial University of Newfoundland. In 2021 I earned my Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University.

My passion for helping others has led me to many opportunities including working as an ABA Therapist, Special Education Assistant, and volunteering as an Advanced Medical First Responder. Throughout my experiences I have seen the resilient nature of individuals, and believe we can overcome any hurdle that life can bring. It would be my pleasure to be a part of your journey.

“One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.” – Sigmund Freud

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Who do I work with?

  • Individuals
  • Couples
Beatrice Valmana-Crocker Calgary Psychologist

Beatrice Valmana Crocker

MC, Registered Provisional Psychologist / Therapist

Available for:

Depression | Anxiety | Stress | Trauma | Self-Esteem | Self-Concept | Life Transitions | Grief & Bereavement | Bullying | Sexuality & Intimacy Concerns | Relationship Issues | Family Conflict | Peer and Family Relationships | Attachment-Related Issues | Assertiveness & Boundaries | Coping Skills | Couples Counselling I Eating Disorders I LGBTQ2S+

Hello! My name is Beatrice Valmana Crocker and I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist, regulated by the College of Alberta Psychologists. I was born and raised in England and immigrated to Canada in 2012. I obtained a Bachelor of Arts with an Honours Specialization in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario and a Master’s degree in Counselling from City University of Seattle.

I am an evidence-based practitioner who has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I am passionate about normalizing mental health struggles, as well as empowering others to recognize and build their resilience to create transformational change. As such, my approach to therapy is client-centred, collaborative, and strength-based. I also utilize an eclectic therapeutic approach, honouring each individual’s unique life journey and experiences.

I primarily work from a developmental, attachment, and trauma-informed lens and draw upon cognitive behavioural, emotion-focused, and mindfulness-based therapies. I strive to connect with my clients, develop a supportive and understanding relationship, and create an environment of safety, empathy, compassion, patience, and acceptance. Together we can work to explore and process your struggles, develop effective coping strategies that foster wellness, peace, and growth, and guide you towards a fulfilling and purpose-driven life.

Modality:

 

Who do I work with?

Beatrice Achen Calgary Psychologist (2)

Beatrice Achen

MC, Registered Provisional Psychologist/ Therapist

Available for:

Anxiety | Depression | Stress and Burnout | ADHD | Behavioral Issues | Career Guidance/Workplace Issues | Coping Skills | Emotional Regulation | Communication | Self Esteem | Couples Counselling | Infidelity | Relationship Issues  | Trauma and PTSD

Hello! My name is Beatrice Achen and I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist and a member of the Psychologists Association of Alberta. I was born in Romania and immigrated to Canada with my family when I was two years old! I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Calgary and a Master of Counselling Psychology with Athabasca University.

I am dedicated to recognizing every individual has their own unique life experience. With a compassionate and non-judgmental approach, I want you to feel heard and understood. I work with you at your pace to gain insight into your thoughts, emotions and behaviors, and to develop effective coping strategies. My goal is to empower you to make positive changes in your life and to achieve greater emotional well-being.

Modality:

 
Who do I work with?
  • Individuals
  • Couples
Sydney Forbes Calgary Psychologist

Sydney Forbes

MACP, Registered Provisional Psychologist/Therapist

Available for:

Anxiety I OCD I Depression I Trauma l Panic Disorders l Phobias I ADHD l Grief and Loss I Gender Dysmorphia I Sleep Issues l Stress and Burnout l Autism I Illness and Injury Adjustments l Life Transitions I LGBTQ2S+

Hi! My name is Sydney and I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist, regulated by the College of Alberta Psychologists. I hold a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Lethbridge.

I believe in building a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients. I strive to provide a collaborative, empathetic, safe, and non-judgmental therapeutic environment that supports and empowers clients. I believe in using a strengths-based and client-centered approach, and strive to tailor my practice to meet clients’ unique and individualized needs. 

My practice is rooted in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT); however, I like to draw from a collection of various therapies/modalities to best support client’s needs and goals. I have had the opportunity to work with individuals of all ages, and have experience in supporting individuals who have expressed a variety of concerns. 

Working towards change is not always easy but you don’t have to do it alone. I look forward to meeting you and supporting you throughout your journey.

Modality:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

Who do I work with?
  • Adults
  • Adolescents
  • Children (4+)
Holly Tilden - Calgary Psychologist

Holly Tilden

MC, Registered Provisional Psychologist/Therapist

Available for:

Anxiety I Depression I Trauma I Eating Disorders I ADHD I Substance Use I Stress I Self-Esteem I Relationship Issues I Couples Counselling I Family Conflict I Grief I Academic Concerns I Identity Concerns

Hello! My name is Holly Tilden, and I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Child and Youth Care Counselling from Mount Royal University and a Master of Counselling degree from the University of Calgary. I am also certified in university teaching and learning and am a
part-time instructor.

I believe that a good relationship is at the core of counselling. Some of the ways that I think a strong working alliance can be built is through respect, defining and working towards goals together, celebrating successes, and navigating barriers and obstacles in a non-judgemental, kind way. I strive to bring my authentic self, a strong sense of ethics, a love of learning, and a bit of creativity to my interactions with all people. I have been involved in the addiction and recovery field for approximately 15 years and have also worked within a variety of programs for vulnerable youth and families.

I sincerely enjoy working with all types of populations and concerns, yet I am especially passionate about working with people managing eating disorders, substance-use concerns, conflicts in relationships, anxiety, depression, and ADHD. I am actively
involved in ongoing research and training to continue to learn evidence-based tools, techniques, and skill building that can help people live their most authentic, joyful life.

It is an honour to live, work, and play on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Iyarhe Nakoda Nations, and the Métis Region 3. I strive to conduct myself in a manner that demonstrates truth and reconciliation.

Modality:

  • Person-Centered Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Existential Therapy
  • Gottman Method Techniques
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Recovery Focused Counselling
  • Strength-Based Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Therapy
  • Meditation, Mindfulness, and Breathing Techniques
 

Who do I work with?

  • Children (5+)
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Groups
 
William Fraser - Psychologist Calgary

William Fraser

MC, Registered Provisional Psychologist/Therapist

Available for:

Sports Performance| Self-Regulation | Performance Pressure and Confidence | Stress | Anxiety | Depression | Trauma | PTSD I ADHD I Anger Management I Couples Counselling | Family Violence | Addiction I BPD I LGBTQ2S+ 

Hello, my name is William Fraser. I am a Provisionally Registered Psychologist. I earned my Masters of Counselling from the University of Lethbridge. However, like many things in life, my journey to psychology was not straightforward. Before becoming a psychologist, I spent time being a sponsored snowboarder, construction worker, social worker, and marketer. All these careers were great, but my interest in people eventually brought me to counselling. I love helping people work through the many issues, obstacles, or concerns of life, whether big or small. In fact, I’m honoured to do this work.

But how do I work? At the foundation of my practice is the belief that “offering dignity to a person is above all things.” This quote might sound a little nerdy, but it reminds me to offer a space without judgment or bias, a space where you can feel safe to be yourself. From this foundation, I use a more holistic perspective that incorporates many ways of helping. My goal is to do my best to use strategies that resonate with who you are and what you want out of therapy. We will collaborate throughout therapy to make treatment unique to your situation, background, and personality. It is with this tailored approach that I believe lasting change can be made.

Modality:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Attachment Theory
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Gottman’s Method
  • Somatic Therapy
 

Who do I work with?

  • Adults 
  • Teens (15+)
  • Couples
  • Groups
 
Saowanee Srisuriyamart Psychologist Calgary

Saowanee Srisuriyamart

MC, Registered Psychologist / Therapist

Available for:

Anxiety | Depression ADHD | Stress Phobias | OCD Family Conflict Psychological Trauma | PTSD Behavioural Problems Sleep/Wake Problems | Domestic Violence | Sexual Abuse | Identity | Social Skills | Bullying

Hello. My name is Saowanee Srisuriyamart. I am a registered psychologist in the province of Alberta. I received my Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from Athabasca University and have been practicing in the field since the year 2018. I am also in the process of obtaining my Doctor of Psychology degree from California Southern University. 

My professional journey began at Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter, where I was a helpline counsellor. I was then employed by the Alberta Health Services (AHS) as a children and adolescent mental health therapist. I enjoyed my role working for AHS in two rural hospitals for almost five years before transitioning back to Calgary. In my current role, I work with children (as young as two years old), adolescents, adults, and seniors. I also offer trauma-focused treatments to survivors of trauma and abuse through a not-for-profit organization since the year 2019. 

My areas of focus are Psychological Trauma, Abuse, Domestic Violence, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Phobias, Anxiety, and Depression. 

My primary modalities include Accelerated Resolution Therapy, Play-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Person-Centred Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. In addition, I integrate Theraplay techniques, Culture-Infused Counselling, the Polyvagal Theory, Interpersonal Neurobiology framework, and lifestyle psychology into my clinical work. I also utilize HeartMath for stress and anxiety management. Moreover, I am a certified practitioner of the Safe and Sound Protocol. It is a listening therapy that works directly at the polyvagus nerve.

I am a member of College of Alberta Psychologists, Psychologists’ Association of Alberta, American Psychological Association, Canadian Association for Play Therapy, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, and International Consortium Play Therapy Associations. 

A fun bit about me. I immigrated to Canada from Thailand over two decades ago. With my Thai cultural background and my Canadian influences, I value an integrative approach where the Eastern and Western philosophies meet harmoniously. I view health from a mind-body-spirit perspective and integrate different therapeutic approaches for individualized services for my clients. I was also trained as a certified yoga and meditation teacher at the world’s capital of yoga and meditation- Rishikesh, India. My typical daily routine involves praying, practicing meditation and yoga, practicing pranayama (breathing to reach a higher level of consciousness), yoga nidra, and following a set rules of Ayurvedic medicine. In my free time, I hike, nature walk, sing, and dance. 

My goal as a therapist for my young clients is to help them to live a more adaptive life by working intensively with their parents so that the parents can help them in their natural environments. For adult and senior clients, my goal as your therapist is to help you to find your own path of self-reflection and self-healing. This work typically involves diving into your childhood experiences as well as the different aspects of you- the good, the bad, the ugly, and the things in between.

Are you ready to invest in your health? Then, let’s work hard together to achieve where you want to be. 

Modality:

  • Play-Based Therapy
  • Behaviourism
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Approach
  • Family Systems Therapy
 

Who do I work with?

Thompson Robin Calgary Provisional Psychologist

Thompson Robin

MC, Registered Provisional Psychologist/ Therapist

Available for:

Anxiety | Trauma | Depression | Anger | Relationship Issues | Family Conflict | Divorce | Self-Esteem | Stress | Codependency | Couples Counselling
Hello there! My name is Thompson Robin and I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist. I was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. I have an undergraduate degree in biological sciences from the University of Calgary and a Master’s degree in counselling from City University of Seattle. I work with adults, couples, and families. I also have experience with clients who have been in motor vehicle accidents. I use a variety and combination of therapeutic modalities to provide treatment to all my clients.
 
I believe all of us face difficulties at some point in our lives. At those times, we need support to work through these problems. Having experienced it personally for myself and assisting my clients through the process, I greatly believe in the power and efficacy of therapy to change lives and improve mental health. Whether you have a specific concern or just need someone who will listen to you, I am here for you. My goal is to attune to your wants and needs, establish your therapeutic goals, and help you achieve them in a productive manner specifically tailored to you.
 

I look forward to working with each of you!

Modality:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Adlerian Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
 

Who do I work with?

  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families
 
Cara Chalmers, Calgary Therapist | Virtuous Circle Counselling

Cara Chalmers

MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker / Therapist

Available for:

Trauma I Stress | Depression | Anxiety I Sexual Assault Pre & Post Partum Stress Relationships | Self Esteem & Self Love | New Parents | Supports for Parenting I Adolescent & Family Counselling | Family of Origin Issues I Career and Work-Related Transitions/Stress | Young and Emergent Adult Concerns | Women’s Issues  

Hello! My name is Cara Chalmers and I am a born and raised Calgarian. I began working as a Registered Social Worker in Alberta in 2006 with my undergraduate degree in Social Work from the University of Calgary. In 2010 I returned to the University of Calgary and completed my Master of Social Work with a Clinical Specialization in 2012. My training and education during these early years of my career focused on working with, adolescents, families and young infants. These experiences formed the foundations of my current practice as a clinician who approaches individuals and families from a developmental and systemic framework.

I believe that everyone wants to live a full and healthy life with meaningful relationships and love for the self and for others. I offer support for both individuals and their families to enhance relationships and carve out a path for the kind of lives that we envision for ourselves. Counselling is about change, and although change isn’t always easy, I believe that it is possible for anyone.

I work to support clients in identifying and moving towards the change that they desire. Even when you are not sure where to begin, speaking with a counsellor can provide a space to have a purposeful and worthwhile conversation of possibility.

Modality:

  • Narrative Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Developmental and Attachment Theory
  • IFS (Internal Family Systems) Informed Therapy
  • Sensory-Motor Psychotherapy
 

Who do I work with?

  • Adults
  • Adolescent (13+ and their families)
  • Emergent Adults (18-25 yrs.)
  • Families
Miranda Parkinson - Calgary Psychologist

Miranda Parkinson

MACP, Registered Provisional Psychologist/ Therapist

Available for:

Depression | Anxiety | Trauma I Identity/Meaning/Self-Concept Concerns | Highly Sensitive People | Stress Management Challenges | Attachment Concerns | Boundary Setting | Communication | Emotional Regulation | Coping Skills I Relationship Difficulties | Childhood Trauma | Family of Origin Issues

Hello, my name is Miranda Parkinson and I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist. I have an undergrad in Education and I have a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology. I believe that everyone is capable of transformational change as well as the importance of normalizing that at times we all need support and guidance to facilitate us through this process. As a counsellor, I feel honoured to walk with my clients through their individual healing journeys toward lasting and meaningful change. I bring a calm energy to my sessions and I strive to create a warm, non-judgmental, and caring environment in order to help my clients feel safe, understood, and accepted as they are. 

My approach to therapy is humanistic, client-centered, holistic, integrative, and collaborative. I am trauma-informed and attachment-informed and I utilize evidence based strategies and techniques from various modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, narrative therapy, and EMDR. I have a particular interest in the research and theory in the field of attachment neurobiology and early childhood relational trauma as well as depression and anxiety.

Modality:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • EMDR Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy 
  • Positive Psychotherapy 
  • Strength Based Therapy 
  • Attachment Based Therapy 
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Internal Family Systems
 

Who do I work with?

  • Adults Only (Does not work with couples)
 
Michelle Rice - Calgary Therapist

Michelle Rice

MSW, RSW Registered Social Worker / Therapist

Available for:

Anxiety | Depression | Trauma and PTSD | EMDR Therapy | Couples Therapy | Relationship Issues | Codependency | Coping Skills | Family Conflict | Parenting | Adoption Support | Pregnancy, Prenatal and Post-Partum Support | Self-Esteem | Attachment Related Concerns | Divorce  | Grief

 

Hello, my name is Michelle Rice and I have a Master’s Degree in Social Work and have been a registered member of the Alberta College of Social Workers for the past 18 years. I am passionate about normalizing mental health and believe that we are all capable of growth, change and healing. I practice from a holistic perspective using evidence-based approaches to provide my clients with the tools necessary to create meaningful change, improved emotional health and resiliency.

My areas of specialization include childhood and relational trauma, relationship and family dynamic support, attachment and parenting, perinatal support and self-esteem and anxiety. As a therapist, I strive to honor your bravery and vulnerability and to provide a safe space to build genuine and non-judgmental therapeutic relationships.

Modality:

  • EMDR Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Gottman Method Therapy
  • DBT Informed Therapy (skills based)
  • Attachment Based Therapy
  • Strength-Based Therapy
 
 

Who do I work with?

  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families
 
Angeline Murwisi Calgary Therapist

Angeline Murwisi

MSW, RSW Registered Social Worker/ Therapist

Available for:

Anxiety | Depression | Trauma | Couples Counselling | Relationship Issues |
Addiction | Grief and Loss | Life Transition | Stress and Burnout | Domestic Violence |
Parenting | Family Therapy I Anger Management I LGBTQ2S+

Hello there. My name is Angeline Murwisi. I am a Registered Social Worker with the Alberta College of Social Workers and the British Columbia Social Workers. I have a Masters Degree in Social Work (Clinical Specialization) from the University of Calgary and a  Bachelors Degree in Sociology and Equity Studies from the University of Toronto. I have experience working with individual teenagers, adults, families and couples from diverse backgrounds which include minority and LGBTQ2S+.

Life is beautiful and so are you. Everyone deserves to enjoy life. However, none of us is spared of life stressors regardless of our socioeconomic status. I firmly believe that despite the hardships and pain we have gone through in our childhood and adulthood life there is hope at the end. This is possible with the right therapeutic relationship, supportive environment and appropriate therapeutic interventions. In addition, I also believe that every individual have a set of unique strengths and capabilities that enables one to bounce back from different life adversities. I view my clients as a whole person consisting of the emotional, physical, mental, spiritual and cultural aspect. My job is to awaken, solidify and increase your strengths and skill set in order to address the problem at hand.

My therapeutic approach is grounded in attachment, strength based and client centred. However, I will also draw from different therapeutic modalities and theories.

 

Modality:

  • Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Internal Family Systems Therapy
  • Emotional Rational Therapy
  • Gottman Couples Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Solution Focused
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Tree of Life
  • Poly-Vagal
  • Hakomi Therapy
  • Response Based Approach
  • Motivational Interviewing Approach
  • Signs of Safety Approach
  • Parenting
 

Who do I work with?

  • Teenagers (12+)
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families
 
Jessica Johnson Calgary Therapist

Jessica Johnson

MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker/ Therapist

Available for:

Phobias I OCD I Trauma and PTSD I Life Transitions I Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum I Hypnosis I Anxiety I Health and Wellness Goals I Spirituality I Depression I ADHD I Addiction I Parenting I Relationships I Self-Image I Values & Identity

Hello, my name is Jessica Johnson. Calgary is my home and I’ve also had the privilege of living in northern Alberta, Ontario, and Southeast Asia. I have a Master of Social Work degree (Clinical Specialization) and have been registered in Alberta since 2014. Early in my career I trained extensively in clinical hypnosis and strategic therapy; I’ve been a member of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis for a decade. Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) is another approach that I value and utilize in my practice.

I care deeply about working with people to achieve meaningful growth and change. This began from a young age and was especially influenced during my involvement in therapeutic wilderness-based and cross-cultural programs. My approach and style as a therapist has been shaped by many of these experiences. Ive come to appreciate the way in which growth can occur at the edge of your comfort zone. I’ve also learned the value of knowing where you are, where you’re going, and having the right tools to help you navigate. At times, the assistance of a skillful and knowledgeable guide (or counsellor) can be pivotal.

In careful consideration of each client’s unique presentation, skills and areas of need – I will strategically draw upon particular interventions and modalities. I believe therapy cannot be a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Your collaboration is important and we will work together to map out the most relevant pieces of the puzzle considering your individual characteristics and circumstance. It is an honour and privilege to walk alongside people through some of their most significant and challenging life experiences – a responsibility I am grateful for and do not take lightly.

Modality:

  • Trauma Therapy
  • Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
  • Hypnosis
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Exposure & Response Prevention
  • Attachment Informed
  • Strength-Based Therapy
  • Strategic Therapy
 

Who do I work with?

  • Adults
  • Teens (16+)
  • Parents
 
Stephanie Innocent Assessments Calgary

Stephanie Innocent

M.Ed. Registered Provisional Psychologist/Therapist

Available for:

Gifted Assessment | ADHD Assessment | Social-Emotional Assessment | Psychoeducational Assessment | Behaviour Support 

Hi! My name is Stephanie Innocent and I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists. I hold a Master of Education degree in School and Applied Child Psychology from the University of Calgary as well as Permanent Teaching Certificates in both Alberta and Quebec. 

I am committed to making a positive impact on the lives of individuals and families within the community by supporting them in gaining a deeper understanding of themselves or loved ones. I believe that this knowledge will support every individual in feeling empowered and in reaching their potential.

I provide comprehensive psychoeducational assessments for school aged children (6 years and up), adolescents, and adults. My areas of specialization include attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), giftedness, specific learning disorders, intellectual disabilities, and mental health concerns such as anxiety and depression. 

Using a strength-based approach, I develop comprehensive, personalized, and meaningful recommendations and interventions to address learning difficulties, behavioral challenges, and mental health concerns specific to each client’s learning profile. I also provide short-term behaviour support (4-5 sessions) that combine psychoeducation with solution focused strategies to target specific behaviour challenges related to ADHD and executive functioning.

Modality:

 

Who do I work with?

  • Children (6+)
  • Teens 
  • Adults
 
Jennifer Rauckman Practicum_Therapist

Jennifer Rauckman

BEd, RSW, MSW
Registered Social Worker/ Therapist

Available for:

Goal Setting | Anxiety | Trauma and PTSD | Self-Esteem and Worth | Grief Support | Relationship Conflicts | Couples Counselling | ADHD | Personality Disorders | Addiction | Depression I LGBTQ2S+

Hello. My name is Jennifer Rauckman. I have a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work had have been a registered social worker in Alberta. I have over 5 years experience working in mental health and addictions as well as over ten years experience as an educator.

My approach is holistic and collaborative. I like to look at the whole person – physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.

I am passionate about supporting you to transform the beliefs, emotions and patterns of behavior that may be impacting you from fully living the life you want. Together, we can explore current belief patterns which may impact a number of different areas including emotional regulation, self-love, relationships, life transitions, identity, and addictions. Our work together will consist of a mindful approach that validates and normalizes your unique and individual journey and story.

I am passionate about honoring your experience and co-creating a plan with identified goals for you to achieve your dreams. I continue to engage in professional development opportunities to further develop and grow in order to be of best service to you. I believe in an eclectic approach, recognizing that each of our journeys are as unique and individualized as us.

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you go; they merely determine where you start.” – Nido Qubein

If you feel I can be of a support to you, please book an appointment through the Jane App.

Online or In-Person Sessions Available

Modality:

  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Gottman Couples
  • Strength-Based Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems Therapy
 

Who do I work with?

  • Adolescents (12+)
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Groups
  • Families
 
Joanne Robertson Calgary Psychologist

Joanne Robertson

MC, Registered Provisional Psychologist /Therapist

Available for:

Anxiety | Depression | Grief | Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) | Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) | Anger Management | Self Esteem | Work Stress | Burnout | Healthy Boundary Setting | Coping Skills.

Hi there, my name is Joanne Robertson. I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists and have a Masters degree in Counselling. I have a deep passion to help individuals of all age ranges with their psychological health.

My career started as a labour and delivery nurse as I have always had a passion for helping others. It became more important for me to help others on a mental and emotional level which led me to going back to school to obtain my Masters in Counselling degree. Ever since, I have never looked back and continue to fall more in love with my career every day.

I am a very compassionate, kind, respectful and professional therapist that believes in a collaborative therapeutic relationship with each of my clients. I treat every client as a unique individual that is capable of creating their own positive change with the right guidance and tools.

Modality:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
  • Solution-focused therapy
 

Who do I work with?

  • Children (5+)
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
 
Chris Bemrose Calgary Psychologist

Chris Bemrose

MACP, Registered Provisional Psychologist/Therapist

Available for:

Anxiety I Depression I  Addiction I  ADHD l  l ASD I Grief and Loss I Stress and Burnout I Personality Disorders l Life Adjustments I Behavioural Support I Couples Counselling I LGBTQ2S+

Hi there! My name is Chris Bemrose. I’m a Registered Provisional Psychologist. I have Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Lakehead University, and Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. I’m originally from a small community in Northern Ontario but have called Calgary home since 2012. I work with adults, couples, families, and adolescents (13+).

Everyone has a different story, and I believe in using evidence-based modalities to work with you to create meaningful change. My aim is to understand your struggles and work with you to make changes that are meaningful and sustainable. Together, we can create a space where change is possible! My special interests are in the areas of anxiety, neurodivergencies, addictions, and mental health diagnoses.

I look forward to the opportunity to work together!

Modality:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing Approaches
 

Who do I work with?

  • Adults
  • Adolescents (13+)
  • Families
  • Couples
 
Michelle Henry Calgary Provisional Psychologist

Michelle Henry

MC, Registered Provisional Psychologist/Therapist

Available for:

Mood Disorders I Behavioural Issues I School Issues I Trauma and PTSD I ADHD I Autism I Anxiety I Depression I Learning Disabilities I OCD I Stress I Self-Esteem I Attachment Related Issues

Welcome! My name is Michelle Henry. I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists. I hold a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from City University and an Undergraduate Degree in Psychology from Mount Royal University. My primary experience is working with children with diverse needs and I am passionate about creating inclusive and supportive environments for children and their families.

My therapeutic approach incorporates a variety of theories and modalities, including Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Expressive Arts Therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), play-based techniques and mindfulness. I work from a trauma-informed lens and focus on creating an environment that feels safe and supportive. My goal as your psychologist is to empower families and children to reach their potential and feel equipped to navigate the challenges that life can present.

Modality:

  • Strength-Based
  • Attachment Theory
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Play-Based Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Expressive Arts
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
 

Who do I work with?

  • Children (3+)
  • Adolescents
  • Adults (18-24)
  • Families
 
Stephanie Card Practicum Therapist

Stephanie Card

RSW, Practicum Student

Available for:

Anxiety I Depression I I ADHD l Boundary Setting I Stress and Burnout l Life Adjustments I Emotional Regulation Skills I Relationship Issues l Couples

Hello, I’m Stephanie Card,

Where should we begin?

Like you, I have many identities. I am a practicum student at Memorial University in the Master of Social Work Program. With a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Calgary. I grew up in and continue to make Calgary my home. My professional background includes working with people experiencing mental health concerns, neurodiversity, and all the flux and flow that comes with being a person in development.

I am committed to providing you with the best of myself, my skills, and my abilities to strive for goals that are meaningful to you and your life. Connection, curiosity, authenticity, and safety are core professional values that will lead our work together.

Online or In-person sessions are available.

Modality:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Bowen Family Systems
 
 

Who do I work with?

  • Teens (13+)
  • Adults
  • Couples
 
Audra Potter - DBT Therapist

Audra Potter

MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker/ Therapist / Group Facilitator

Available for:

Depression | Anxiety I Bipolar Disorder | Trauma | Borderline Personality Disorder | Stress | Life Transitions | Relationship Issues | Grief & Loss | Couples Counselling | Polyamorous Relationships | LGBTQ2S+ |  DBT Groups 

Hello, I am Audra Potter. I hold a Master of Social Work from the University of Calgary and a Masters in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. I am a registered social worker with the Alberta College of Social Workers. My experience working within different types of mental health settings has taught me to view the challenges people face from a holistic perspective, meaning I see the personal and environmental influence on the problems we face, how we are able to cope with those problems, and the paths towards healing that are available to us.

My practice is truly a reflection of my personality, style, and values. The things that I teach clients and use as treatment planning are not just evidenced-based techniques, but ideas and skills that I use as part of my own mental wellness practice. I work primarily through a cognitive-behavioral and dialectical behavioral lens. Most of my work with clients starts with collaboratively exploring the issues that clients bring to therapy and formulating specific treatment goals that will guide treatment planning. I am a problem-solution focused therapist, meaning, I am interested in exploring the problems you bring to therapy and then teaching you specific skills that offer more effective ways to manage these problems.

One of my passions within therapy is facilitating DBT skills groups. I started co-facilitating these groups in 2018. DBT skills offer clients very tangible, concrete solutions to the problems in their lives created by ineffective behavior. It is such a wonderful experience being able to teach and share these skills with clients in a group setting.

Modality:

  • Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Existential Therapy
  • Gottman Method Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Strength-Based Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Therapy
 

Who do I work with:

  • Adults
  • Adolescents (12+)
  • Couples
  • Group
 
Christina Bird - Calgary Therapist

Christina Bird

MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker / Therapist

Available for:

Anxiety I Depression I Trauma I Addictions I Stress I Coping Skills I Life Transitions I Boundary Setting I  I Identity I Self-Esteem I Relationship Issues I School Stress I Women’s Issues I LGBTQ2S+

Tansi, Hello,

My name is Christina Bird (She/Her). I am first generation born and raised in Mohkinstis
(Calgary). I am Métis with roots in Cumberland House Cree Nation, and the UK. I have a Master’s
Degree in Clinical Social Work with a specialization in addiction and mental health. I have been a
registered social worker in Alberta since 2014. So far, my career has led to meeting people of diverse
backgrounds and abilities. This has inspired a practice of reflection and continued education to remain
curious about the intersectionalities of the human experience.

I understand that humans are social creatures; our environment affects our well-being, and we
are not meant to face life challenges alone. If you are feeling stuck and unsure who to talk to, I can be
here for you. My approach is trauma-informed holistic and collaborative. Together we can work towards
understanding your own unique strengths and abilities in your physical, mental, emotional ,and spiritual
self. build on your coping skills and challenge any thoughts you believe are holding you back.

I use a variety of evidence-based strength and client centered approaches to meet you where you
are at. If you are interested in a specific approach you would like to follow, let me know and we can
discuss it further. My hope is to make you feel safe, understood, and create a space where you are
comfortable to face whatever brought you to therapy in the first place. It will be an honour to walk with
you during a part of your healing journey.

Modality:

 

Who do I work with?

  • Adolescents / Teenagers (16+)
  • Adults and Elders
 
 * Does not accept NIHB clients at this time. 

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We are currently accepting new clients however being a good fit is everything in a therapeutic alliance. When you’re ready, please contact us for a free 30-minute phone consultation to see if we match your needs and goals.

We at Virtuous Circle Counselling acknowledge Moh’kinstsis, the lands where the Bow and Elbow rivers meet, in what we currently call Calgary. We acknowledge that we are visitors on Moh’kinsstis and acknowledge the Blackfoot are those who named this area as Moh’kinsstis. In the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation, we recognize the ancestral territories, cultures, and oral practices of the Blackfoot people, the Îyarhe Nakoda Nations, the Dene people of the Tsuut’ina Nation, and the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.