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:
MSW, RSW, Therapist / Clinic Director
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
Hello, my name is Tiffany Petite. I was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. I became a Social Worker by both personal and professional evolution. 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 currently being supported in earning my specialization as a Registered Clinical Social Worker (RCSW) with the Alberta College of Social Workers.
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.
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.
MACP, DCP Candidate, Registered Psychologist/ Therapist
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.
MSW, RCSW, Registered Clinical Social Worker / Therapist
Couple 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.
- Emotion Focused Therapy
- 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?
- Emerging Adults
- Adolescents 16+
Dr. Tzipi Buchman Wildbaum
MA, PhD, Registered Provisional Psychologist/ Therapist
Hello, my name is Tzipi Buchman Wildbaum and I am a Registered Provisional 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.
M.Ed. Registered Psychologist/ Therapist
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 | Family Counselling and 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!
MA, MSc Registered Provisional Psychologist/ Therapist
Sport Performance | Anxiety | Depression | Young Adult Stressors | Eating Disorders | Parenting | Academic Issues | Self-Esteem | Workplace Issues | Concussion Management | Boundary Setting | Illness and Injury Adjustment | Chronic Pain | Life Transitions | Stress | Women’s Health | Burnout | Perfectionism
Hello! My name is Meghan and I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist. Born and raised in Calgary, I have always had an appreciation for physical activity, sports, and the outdoors. I obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Victoria, and Master’s degree in Sport Psychology from the University of Alberta before going on to complete a Master’s in Counselling Psychology from the University of Calgary. I previously worked as a mental performance consultant, offering education and mental skills development sessions within youth and elite sport systems. Through my work I have found that sport and performance skills are useful in many different domains to improve performance and quality of life.
It is inevitable that life gets complicated, uncomfortable, or heavy at times and this is where counselling may be helpful. Counselling can be useful for many reasons, including personal reflection, skill development, growth, and healing. I take a client centred approach, meaning that your counselling goals are also my goals, and I will collaborate with you to make sure you are getting what you need out of our work together to see the desired outcomes in your performance, relationships, and life.
MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker / Therapist
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.
Book Your Appointment Online
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.
MACP, Registered Provisional Psychologist/ Therapist
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 and I feel honored 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, and caring environment in order to help my clients feel safe, understood and accepted as they are.
MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker / Therapist
My name is Christina Bird. I am first generation born and raised in Mohkinstis (Calgary). My roots are Red River Métis, Swampy Cree, Irish, and Scottish. I am a second-generation social worker. I completed my formal education at Mount Royal University and the University of Calgary. I have a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work and have been a registered social worker in Alberta since 2014. I have experience working with youth, women, Indigenous people, and those experiencing disability, addiction, and homelessness.
My approach is holistic and collaborative. I like to look at the whole person, physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual, when adventuring into the healing process with them. 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. Together we can work towards understanding your own unique strengths and abilities, build on your coping skills and challenge any thoughts you believe are holding you back.
I use a variety of strength based and client centred 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.
- Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
- Motivational Interviewing
- Solution Focused Brief
- Body focused
- Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
Who do I work with?
- Adolescents / Teenagers 14+
- Adults and Elders
MSc OT, Registered Occupational Therapist
Adult & Adolescent Mental Health Assessment/Treatment | Concussion Management/Rehabilitation | Trauma-Informed Care including Exposure Therapy | Return to Work Preparation and Coordination | Mental Health Support for Caregivers
Hi there! My name is Christine Newbigging and I am a Registered Occupational Therapist. I hold a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy and an undergraduate degree in Social Psychology from McMaster University. I have been practicing as an OT for 5 years with extensive experience and training in traumatic brain injury rehabilitation, concussion management and trauma-informed care. As an OT, I focus on promoting day to day function using a holistic approach to care. I consider the interplay between physical, cognitive and psychological symptoms of injury and develop individualized treatment plans to help clients reach personal goals.
As an OT, I specialize in the development of individualized treatment programs that support clients with reaching their functional goals in the areas of self-care, productivity and leisure. A detailed assessment on the physical, cognitive, affective and environmental factors associated with an injury or illness allows me to support my clients with developing targeted goals and tailored evidence-based intervention plans. Your unique goals drive the assessment and treatment process to ensure a client-centred approach to care.