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Our 11 Favorite Psychologists In Calgary

Qualifications – The psychologists and other staff should have experience, an efficient treatment approach, and a proper work ethic to observe confidentiality and professionalism.

Availability and scheduling – We assessed companies that can accommodate their clients on time, have flexible schedules and handle each client session. 

Customer service – It’s crucial to address clients with proper courtesy and acknowledge any concerns involving their services or company.

Cost – We listed companies with reasonable rates, considering if they accept any insurance, follow a sliding-scale fee policy, and charge any other fees.

1. Virtuous Circle Counselling Calgary

Lynda Burgess - Virtuous Circle Counselling Calgary

Services: 

Website: https://vccounselling.com/

Address: Alberta Locations

WestMount Corporate Campus
4838 Richard Rd SW Suite 300
Calgary, AB T3E 6L1
Phone: (587) 856-8369

Crowfoot West Business Centre
600 Crowfoot Crescent NW Suite 340
Calgary, AB T3G 0B4
Phone: (403) 797-0660

North Campus
160 Quarry Park Blvd SE Suite 300
Calgary, AB T2C 3G3
Phone: (587) 782-4277

Our Edmonton Locations
ELM Business Park

9426 51 Ave NW Suite 201
Edmonton, AB T6E 5A6
Phone: (587) 741-2364

British Columbia Locations

Landmark 6
1631 Dickson Ave Suite 1100
Kelowna, BC V1Y 0B5
Phone: (778) 654-5396

Contact Details:  (403) 797-0660; [email protected]

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Google reviews score5/5
Nice Local reviews score5/5
TrustAnalytica reviews score 5/5
Total reviews5/5
Score consistency 5/5
Qualifications5/5
Experience4.5/5
Confidentiality5/5
Treatment approach5/5
Availability and scheduling4.5/5
Customer service5/5
Cost4.5/5

Pros

  • Offers a free 30-minute phone consultation
  • Can conduct counselling sessions in-office or remotely
  • Reserves sliding-scale payments for select sessions
  • Accepted by most private insurance companies
  • Convenient online booking facility
  • Has various branches

Cons

  • No promos yet

One of the most important factors to consider in counseling is how well-matched the counselor and client are. This is why Virtuous Circle Counselling offers a complimentary 30-minute phone consultation for first-time clients.

With a total of 30 psychologists/therapists on board, the Virtuous Circle Counselling team is highly specialized.

Offering individual, adolescent, couple, and family counseling, the team at Virtuous Circle Counselling specializes in anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, anger management, relationships, and many more.

Virtuous Circle Counselling currently offers five locations to serve their clients and online therapy to increase the accessibility of mental health support.

2. Calgary Mental Health & Wellness Centre

Services: https://www.calgarymentalhealthandwellness.com/services-booking/

Website: https://www.calgarymentalhealthandwellness.com/

Address: 8180 Macleod Trail Calgary Alberta T2H 2B8

Contact Details: 403-835-3003         

Operating Hours:

  • Tuesday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am to 3:00pm
Google reviews score5/5
Yellow Pages reviews scoreN/A
TrustAnalytica reviews score N/A
Total reviewsN/A
Score consistency N/A
Qualifications5/5
Experience5/5
Confidentiality5/5
Treatment approach5/5
Availability and scheduling5/5
Customer service5/5
Cost5/5

Pros

  • Wide Range of Services
  • Highly Skilled Therapists
  • Inclusive and Non-Judgmental Environment
  • Flexible Therapy Options
  • 15-minute free consultations
  • Direct billing services
  • Non-Insured Health Benefit Program (NIHB) for indigenous clients

Cons

  • Closed on Sundays and Mondays

Calgary Mental Health & Wellness Centre is dedicated to providing comprehensive mental health services for individuals, families, and groups.

Located in Calgary, with services available both in-person and online for residents of Alberta and New Brunswick, the center offers a wide array of therapeutic services designed to address various mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief, anger management, and more.

We like that the center offers a comprehensive array of psychological services, ensuring that clients can find the support they need for various mental health issues.

The psychologists at the center are well-trained and experienced, utilizing evidence-based techniques to help clients achieve their mental health goals.

What we think is great about this place is how the center prides itself on creating a safe space for all individuals, celebrating diversity and honoring each client’s unique identity.

Offering both in-person and online sessions provides clients with flexible options to fit their schedules and needs.

Aside from these, we prefer them over others as they offer 15-minute free consultations to provide and opportunity to ensure its good fit for the client. Plus, they provide direct billing services and can also run the Non-Insured Health Benefit Program (NIHB) for their indigenous clients, which requires special authorization for direct billing making it unique from most others that offer direct billing.

All in all, we highly recommend!

3. Robyn Manzano MA, R. Psych. – Refresh Counselling

Robyn Manzano MA, R. Psych. – Refresh Counselling

Services: Individual, couples, child, teen, family psychology

Website: https://refreshcounselling.ca/           

Address: 4039 Brentwood Rd NW #224, Calgary, AB T2P 1L1

Contact Details: (403) 991-7335; [email protected]           

Operating Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM; Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Google reviews score5/5
Yellow Pages reviews score5/5
TrustAnalytica reviews score 5/5
Total reviews5/5
Score consistency 5/5
Qualifications5/5
Experience5/5
Confidentiality5/5
Treatment approach5/5
Availability and scheduling4.8/5
Customer service5/5
Cost5/5

Pros

  • Offers free 20-minute consultations
  • Has a virtual booking and billing assistant
  • Provides online and in-person counselling
  • Accepts direct insurance billings

Cons

  • Likely to have limited availability

Refresh Counselling has fully Registered Psychologists and Registered Provisional Psychologists having varied areas of specialization and expertise, such as Robyn Manzano. 

Notably, Robyn is dedicated to providing high-quality resources for mental health in Calgary. She specializes in couples, parents, and adult therapy.

To add, we love how she can offer a new and effective perspective on your situation. It helps clients, considering the amount of good feedback she gets.

What we like about Refresh Counselling is that they offer free 20-minute virtual consultations so you can hear more about the process and ask any questions you may have.

This free initial consultation is also helpful for clients who want to get a feel of their sessions and connection with the psychologist.

Conveniently, you can easily book a consultation and manage your appointments after a few clicks, thanks to their virtual booking assistant. We also appreciate how you can access all your billing documents using the same system.

That said, we encourage you to monitor and secure a suitable schedule as soon as possible. We noticed that the psychologists in the clinic are likely to have limited availability, especially in the afternoon or evening.

On a positive note, we heard that Robyn Manzano is honest and genuine without coming off as judgmental. She can create a comfortable environment and treat with a compassionate approach.

Moreover, we appreciate that clients can opt between online and in-person counselling to ensure that sessions are done in a comfortable environment.

Finally, we are pleased that they accept insurance claims, making it possible for clients to have their session expenses covered in whole or part.

4. Rameen Kargger – Grit Psychology & Counselling

Rameen Kargger – Grit Psychology & Counselling

Services: Individual, group, couples, child, teen, family psychology, psychological assessments

Website: https://gritpsychology.com/          

Address: 2816 11 St NE Unit 303, Calgary, AB T2E 7S7 

Contact Details: (403) 399-7162; [email protected]       

Operating Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM; Saturday –  Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Google reviews score5/5
Nice Local reviews score5/5
TrustAnalyticareviews score 5/5
Total reviews4.8/5
Score consistency 5/5
Qualifications5/5
Experience5/5
Confidentiality5/5
Treatment approach5/5
Availability and scheduling4.9/5
Customer service5/5
Cost4.8/5

Pros

  • Open seven days a week
  • Has competitive rates 
  • Offers 15-minute free consultations
  • Accepts direct insurance billings

Cons

  • Psychologist availability isn’t readily accessible online
  • Full-rate cancellation fees

Grit Psychology & Counselling provides mental care services for individuals, couples, and families. They also specialize in treatments of depression, anxiety, and trauma.

Rameen Kargger is known for his treatments concerning couples with relationship problems and individuals with anxiety, depression, trauma, panic attacks, worrying, stress, OCD, PTSD, and many more issues.

We are glad Grit Psychology & Counselling is open seven days a week since it can accommodate more clients — perfect for those busy during the weekdays.

Another thing we appreciate is that you can request a free 15-minute consultation to help you find a psychologist that would best fit you and your needs. You can also book an appointment through their online form or get in touch with Rameen via phone.

However, we must mention that the availability of their psychologists isn’t readily accessible online. So the date and time you input in the form are not guaranteed, leading to more back-and-forth emails to secure an appointment.

On the other hand, they have competitive rates compared to their competitors. We found that some of their service rates are even lower than the suggested average set by the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta.

We are also pleased that they take direct insurance billings to assist you with claiming your insurance.

But keep in mind that their cancellation fees are equal to the price of the service booked. Make sure you cancel at least 24 hours beforehand to avoid these steep fees.

5. Daniel McMillan – Assured Psychology

Daniel McMillan – Assured Psychology

Services: Individuals, family, group, retreats, speaking engagements, corporate services

Website: https://www.assuredpsychology.com/            

Address: 301 14 St NW Office #303, Calgary, AB T2N 2A1

Contact Details: (403) 910-7677; [email protected]            

Operating Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8:30 AM – 8:30 PM; Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM; Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Google reviews score4.5/5
Nice Local reviews score4.5/5
TrustAnalytica reviews score4.5/5
Total reviews4.4/5
Score consistency 5/5
Qualifications5/5
Experience5/5
Confidentiality5/5
Treatment approach5/5
Availability and scheduling4.8/5
Customer service4.8/5
Cost4.5/5

Pros

  • Accepts partial or full insurance coverage
  • Open six days a week
  • Offers outdoor sessions
  • Offers a free 15-minute phone consultation

Cons

  • Slightly pricier than the market rate
  • Can improve cancellation protocols
  • Doesn’t accept debit, cheques, or cash 

Established in 2016, Assured Psychology specializes in couples and individual counselling. They also have expertise in cases to help improve happiness, mental health, and quality of relationships.

Daniel McMillan is one of the exceptional psychologists on their team, focusing on individual and couples therapy. Most of his clients praise him for his warmth and the deep care he has to help his clients heal, grow, and connect in life.

A notable thing we like about Assured Psychology is that they offer outdoor sessions for those who wish to be in a natural environment. This setting is ideal, given that there is numerous research supporting the health implications of time in nature.

It’s also good to note that you can book a free 15-minute phone consultation with one of their psychologists. This initial session is beneficial, especially if you have reservations about getting therapy.

Although, we discovered that they are slightly pricier than their counterparts — about $10 to $50 more for an individual session. Plus, they don’t accept debit, cheques or cash, so best prepare a credit card or a same-day E-transfer payment.

Regardless, their services seem to justify their prices as satisfied clients praise their approach. They combine expert knowledge with empathetic understanding, which allows them to navigate complex emotions and situations.

Furthermore, they issue a receipt at the end of each appointment so you can submit it to your insurance provider for reimbursement. This way, you could enjoy partial or full coverage.  

Lastly, we noted some concerns with their cancellation protocols, particularly with the psychologist cancelling an appointment on short notice without reassigning or referring to a substitute.

6. Maria Schmid – Maria Schmid & Partners, Psychologists and Mental Health Services

Maria Schmid – Maria Schmid & Partners, Psychologists and Mental Health Services

Services: Assessments, general wellness, individual, couple, family

Website: https://mariaschmid.ca/              

Address: 404 8 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 3K1

Contact Details: (403) 801-4839; [email protected]             

Operating Hours: Monday, Friday: 4:30 PM – 10:30 PM; Tuesday – Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Google reviews score4.3/5
Nice Local reviews score4.5/5
RateMDs reviews score 4.9/5
Total reviews4.3/5
Score consistency 4.6/5
Qualifications5/5
Experience5/5
Confidentiality5/5
Treatment approach5/5
Availability and scheduling4.5/5
Customer service5/5
Cost4/5

Pros

  • Has an online booking system 
  • Accepts daytime and evening appointments
  • Accepts insurance or health plans

Cons

  • Closed on weekends
  • Full-session rate cancellation fee
  • Slightly pricier than competitors

Maria Schmid & Partners, Psychologists and Mental Health Services, has a team of psychologists and practitioners that offer services to help treat, support, and diagnose mental health issues.

Maria Schmid is one of the founders, and we consider her the best option in the clinic because of her vast experience as a psychologist. Furthermore, she is an experienced counsellor dedicated to the overall health and wholeness of individuals, couples and families.

She is also known to have a very professional approach while still being kind, patient, and accommodating to varying schedules. We also noted some comments that she is very compassionate with her patients. 

We like that each psychologist in this centre focuses on various areas, such as general counselling, life transitions, child therapy, trauma treatment, and more.

We are also glad they have an easy online scheduling system where you can check the available time slots and book their services.

However, they are closed on weekends, so their weekdays may be packed, especially if you book at the last minute. Although you can request an evening or after-hours session — for a price, that is.

As for their pricing, their rates are slightly more expensive, charging around $35 more than their counterparts. We advise you to send in a 48-hour prior notice if you plan on cancelling; otherwise, they will charge you at full price.

Finally, they accept insurance, so you could check on your coverage or health plans to see if you can get your session fees reimbursed in whole or part.

7. Phoenix Brill – Flourish Psychological Services

Phoenix Brill – Flourish Psychological Services

Services: Individual counselling, couples therapy, children and teens

Website: https://www.flourishpsychology.ca/             

Address: 11420 27 St SE #307, Calgary, AB T2Z 3R6

Contact Details: (403) 910-5866; [email protected]             

Operating Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM; Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM; Sunday: Based on availability

Google reviews score4.1/5
Nice Local reviews score4.5/5
TrustAnalytica reviews score 4.2/5
Total reviews4/5
Score consistency 4.3/5
Qualifications4.8/5
Experience4.8/5
Confidentiality5/5
Treatment approach4.6/5
Availability and scheduling4.8/5
Customer service4.8/5
Cost4/5

Pros

  • Has competitive rates
  • Offers no-obligation 15-minute phone consultations
  • Has a large team
  • Has an online booking system

Cons

  • Can improve on treatment approach 
  • Some reports of indifferent practitioners

Flourish Psychological Services has provided personalized mental care treatments and therapies since 2011. They include individual counselling, couples therapy, and children and teens therapy.

We discovered that they have a large team of psychologists, and you can check out their detailed profiles to help them assess and choose the best one that fits your needs.

One of the most sought-after psychologists from their team is Phoenix Brill. She specializes in anxiety, depression, ADHD, PTSD, Grief and Loss, family difficulties, and divorce avoidance.

We heard a lot of successful treatments done by Phoenix Brill, such as helping clients with their fears and depression. We like that many mentioned that her approach makes them feel safe and comfortable.

Like several other clinics on this list, you can easily book an appointment and choose a psychologist through an online booking system.

Although aside from the successful mental health journeys of their clients, we noted reports of having indifferent psychologists. We also noticed that some clients had unsatisfactory sessions due to the incompatible treatment approach of other psychologists.

On a better note, you can avoid having compatibility issues with your psychologists by taking advantage of their free 15-minute phone consultation to get a feel of their vibe and see if you’re comfortable with them.

Lastly, we are also pleasantly surprised with their competitive rates. For instance, their 50-minute session is around $40 lower than the suggested average by the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta.

8. Vanessa Chen – One Life Counselling & Coaching

Services: https://onelifecounsellingcoaching.com/services/

Website:  https://onelifecounsellingcoaching.com/

Address: 8 Varsity Estates Cir NW Suite 300 Calgary AB T3A 2Z3 Canada

Contact Details:  Phone: 1-888-540-5791

Operating Hours: Open 7 days a week. Contact for more information on hours.

Google reviews score4.8/5
Nice Local reviews scoreN/A
TrustAnalytica reviews score N/A
Total reviewsN/A
Score consistency N/A
Qualifications4.5/5
Experience4.5/5
Confidentiality5/5
Treatment approach5/5
Availability and scheduling4.5/5
Customer service5/5
Cost4/5

Pros

  • Collective of highly skilled counsellors and therapists
  • Handpicked professionals
  • Uses evidence-based approaches

Cons

  • Exact operating hours unavailable

One Life Counselling & Coaching offers therapy, coaching, and counselling in Calgary.

They’re a collective of highly skilled counsellors and therapists that can help you become your best self.

What we like about their entire team is how they work with the latest science, strategies, and tools to assist their clients.

Each one in their team is handpicked based on their expertise, skills and commitment to helping others. This way, you’re sure that you have the best of the best.

One of the amazing Registered Psychologists working in their team is Vanessa Chen. She offers individual and couples counselling.

We think she has an impressive academic background, earning her Bachelors of Science in Psychology – Exceptionality in Human Learning from University of Toronto and her Masters of Education in Developmental Psychology from the same university.

She also received additional training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Synergetic Play Therapy, and Positive Psychology.

We’re impressed by the range of concerns she can help with like anxiety, depression, communication barriers, parenting, ADHD, trauma, stress, and a whole lot more.

9. Sana Psychological

Services: Addiction Counselling, Mental Health Counselling, Telepsychology

Website: https://sanapsychological.com/  

Address: 259 Midpark Way SE Suite 205 Calgary, AB T2X 1M2

Contact Details: 403-917-0827 / [email protected]

Operating Hours:

Monday: 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM

Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Thursday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Friday: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Google reviews score5/5
Yellow Pages reviews scoreN/A
TrustAnalytica reviews score N/A
Total reviews4/5
Score consistency 4/5
Qualifications5/5
Experience5/5
Confidentiality5/5
Treatment approach5/5
Availability and scheduling4/5
Customer service5/5
Cost4/5

Pros

  • Offers versatile billing options and affordable fees
  • Convenient booking procedures employed
  • Experienced and versatile experts in the field

Cons

  • Practitioners get to decide what type of treatment platform to be used

Sana Psychological is a center that provides clients with a wide array of counseling services in the area geared to provide solutions to mental health concerns and addiction.

From ADHD to Family Therapy services, we like that their environment is designed to be a safe environment for clients to voice out their feelings and concerns to better help them take a look at their situations and concerns in a helpful and proactive manner.

We like that they provide 1-2 appointments prior to the regular counseling session to commence to better help their professionals assign the best and most effective approach when it comes to supporting and guiding the said client with their struggles and concern.

Note though that even if they do accommodate both online and on-site counseling services, this is still in accordance with the availability of their practitioner which clients may need to inquire for.

Overall, with their convenient booking system, a wide range of billing carriers accommodated, and knowledgeable team of professionals, we highly recommend that interested clients check them out.

10. Your Counselling Ltd.

Services:

Anxiety Help

Depression Help

Family Therapy

Addiction Help

Stress Management

Anger Management

Domestic Violence Help

Website: yourcounselling.ca

Address: 602 11 AVE SW #302, Calgary AB, T2R 1J8

Contact Details:

[email protected]

1 877-888-9929

Operating Hours:

Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 7 PM

Saturday – Sunday, 10:00 AM -3 PM

Google reviews score5/5
Yellow Pages reviews score4/5
TrustAnalytica reviews score 5/5
Total reviews4/5
Score consistency 4/5
Qualifications5/5
Experience5/5
Confidentiality5/5
Treatment approach5/5
Availability and scheduling4/5
Customer service5/5
Cost4/5

Pros

  • Great attention to detail
  • Evidence-based approach
  • Personalized services
  • Available seven days a week

Cons

  • Rates are not specified online

Whenever any issues arise where you’ll need a psychologist in Calgary, It might be best to check out Your Counselling Ltd. They are known for providing evidence-based practice frameworks and tailor their approaches to meet your goals in counselling. 

They primarily use 6 therapy styles such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Dialectal Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, and Supportive Psychotherapy. 

One thing that makes them stand out besides their amazing evidence-based tailored therapy services, is their great attention to detail on everything about you and their flexibility in providing these services. 

They can provide in-session and online counselling. What’s more, their team has used their counseling services to help clients from a variety of backgrounds and demographics. They have significant expertise in assessing and treating depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and phobias. 

Furthermore, their staff has assisted clients in overcoming addictions, strengthening relationships, processing grief/loss, and understanding and developing techniques for managing emotions, stress, and interpersonal issues.

11. Clear View Counselling

Services:

Meet and Greet

Individual Counselling

Couple’s Counselling

Child Counselling

Teen Counselling

Family Counselling

Website: https://clearviewcounselling.org/

Address: 201, 251 Midpark Blvd. S.E. Calgary, Alberta

Contact Details:

Email:[email protected]

Phone:403-232-6068

Operating Hours:

Monday to Thursday: 9 AM–8 PM

Friday to Saturday: 9 AM–5 PM

Google reviews score5/5
Facebook reviews score5/5
Total reviews5/5
Score consistency 5/5
Qualifications4.5/5
Experience4.5/5
Confidentiality5/5
Treatment approach5/5
Availability and scheduling4.5/5
Customer service5/5
Cost4/5

Pros

  • Expert and Specialized Services
  • Diverse Areas of Focus
  • Transparent Fee Structure

Cons

  • Limited Direct Billing Coverage

Welcome to Clear View Counselling in Calgary, where a team of highly skilled psychologists and therapists is committed to providing exceptional mental health services.

Clear View Counselling boasts a team of experienced and highly trained professionals, each specializing in various modalities such as Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and more. This ensures that clients receive expert care tailored to their unique needs.

The counselling team covers a broad spectrum of areas, including men’s issues, trauma, ADHD, adoption adjustment, coping, relationships, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, parenting, and domestic violence.

This diverse range of expertise allows Clear View Counselling to address various challenges faced by individuals and families.

Clear View Counselling follows the recommended rates of the Psychological Association of Alberta, providing clarity with a one-hour session priced at $220.

They also offer longer sessions and a sliding scale for reduced fees for those with limited or no insurance coverage, promoting accessibility to quality mental health services.

While Clear View Counselling offers direct billing through multiple insurance companies, some prominent providers like Sunlife and Manulife presently do not allow for direct billing by psychologists. Clients covered by these companies need to submit detailed receipts for reimbursement, potentially causing inconvenience.

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