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Sydney McKenzie-Hougestol Calgary Registered Psychologist

Sydney McKenzie-Hougestol  MC


Registered Psychologist

587 844 0535

Assessments for children, adolescents, and adults that cover the following areas:

  • Learning Disabilities/Challenges; Intellectual Disabilities

  • Giftedness

  • Social-Emotional Challenges (e.g., Anxiety and Depression)

  • Behavioural Challenges (e.g., ADHD)

  • Autism (16+ only)

Particular areas of expertise in:

  • Complex Trauma and PTSD

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Substance Use and Addictions

  • Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder

  • Schizophrenia, Paranoia, Hallucinations, and Delusions

  • ADHD

  • FASD and Intellectual Disability

  • Autism Spectrum

  • Chronic Pain

  • Grief and loss

  • Suicide Bereavement


I am a Registered Psychologist with over eight years of experience working with diverse individuals experiencing complex trauma, addiction, homelessness, poverty, and systemic oppression. I hold a Master of Counselling from City University of Seattle in Canada.


I am deeply committed to helping every person I have the honour of doing counselling with. I believe deeply in people and want to connect each person to their truest self. I practice from a narrative, person-centered, and acceptance and commitment therapy lens.


In my psychoeducational assessments, I am passionate about assessments and appropriate diagnoses and the access to resources, accommodations, and the deeper self-understanding they can provide. I believe that a diagnosis provides a window into how we view ourselves but that a diagnosis should never become a label we box ourselves in with. I hope to help you see yourself on a powerful and intricate level, identifying both strengths and areas of challenge with recommendations to help you thrive!


I spend my time reading, cooking, talking about mental health, listening to inspirational podcasts, playing Dungeons and Dragons with my friends, thinking I should probably be meditating more, watching fun TV, and hanging out with my spouse and cats.

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