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Solasta Counselling and Psychological Services, Calgary

The psychologists at Solasta Counselling and Psychological Services in Calgary strive to provide compassionate, person-focused, high quality counselling therapy and psychological services to help our clients meet their therapy goals

Meet the Team

Our Calgary psychologists have a wide range of experience and expertise in understanding the unique needs of our clients and helping you reach your therapy goals. We provide counselling and psychological services in person in Calgary and online counselling throughout Alberta. 

Scott McKirdy Calgary Registered Psychologist Counselling

Scott McKirdy
Registered Psychologist

Misha Waheed Calgary Registered Psychologist Counselling

Misha Waheed
Registered Psychologist

Gillian McKirdy Calgary Registered Psychologist Counselling

Dr Gillian McKirdy
Registered Psychologist

Waitlist For New Clients

Marissa Whalley, Registered Provisional Psychologist

Marissa Whalley
Registered Provisional Psychologist

Sydney McKenzie-Hougestol  Registered Psychologist

Sydney McKenzie-Hougestol
Registered Psychologist

On Parental Leave

Jocelyn Simpson, Registered Provisional Psychologist

Jocelyn Simpson
Registered Provisional Psychologist

Caitlin Heim Calgary Counsellor Low Cost Counselling

Caitlin Heim
Counselling Intern


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Find us, ask us a question, book an appointment, or let us know how we can help you

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How Our Calgary Psychologists Make a Difference

Navigating life's challenges can feel overwhelming. That's where our psychologists in Calgary step in, offering expert guidance and support to help individuals overcome obstacles, improve their mental health, and achieve greater well-being. Let's explore how psychologists can make a meaningful difference in people's lives in person in Calgary or virtually across Alberta.

Understanding and Empathy

Our Calgary psychologists are trained to listen attentively, provide empathy, and create a safe space for individuals to express their thoughts and feelings without judgment. Through compassionate understanding, our psychologists help clients explore their emotions and experiences, gaining insights into their inner world.

Evidence-Based Therapy

Utilizing a variety of therapeutic approaches backed by research and evidence, our psychologists tailor treatment plans to meet the unique needs of each client. Whether it's Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based techniques, narrative therapy, or couples therapy approaches like the Gottman Method, our psychologists employ effective strategies to promote positive change.

Managing Mental Health Concerns

Our Calgary psychologists play a crucial role in addressing a wide range of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, and more. Through therapy, assessment, counselling, and intervention, we help clients develop coping skills, manage symptoms, and improve their overall quality of life.

Improving Relationships

Our Calgary psychologists assist individuals in navigating interpersonal dynamics and improving relationship satisfaction. Whether it's couples counselling, parenting support, or communication skills training, our psychologists provide tools and strategies to foster healthier and more fulfilling connections.

Enhancing Self-Understanding

By exploring patterns of behavior, thought processes, and underlying beliefs, our psychologists help clients gain deeper insights into themselves. This self-awareness fosters personal growth, resilience, and a greater sense of empowerment to make positive changes in life.

Stress Management and Resilience-Building

In today's fast-paced world, stress and burnout are common concerns. Our psychologists equip clients with practical techniques for managing stress, building resilience, and maintaining balance in their lives. From relaxation exercises to time-management strategies, our psychologists empower clients to thrive amidst life's challenges.

Supporting Life Transitions

Whether facing career changes, life transitions, or major life events, our psychologists in Calgary provide guidance and support to navigate these transitions with confidence and clarity. They help clients explore goals, values, and aspirations, facilitating a smoother transition to new chapters in life.

Promoting Overall Well-Being

Beyond addressing specific concerns, our Calgary psychologists focus on holistic well-being, encompassing mental, emotional, and physical health. Through personalized interventions and lifestyle recommendations, our psychologists empower clients to cultivate a balanced and fulfilling life.

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We respectfully acknowledge that Solasta Counselling and Psychological Services Ltd. is located on the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprising the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations). The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III. 

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