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Sydney McKenzie-Hougestol Calgary Registered Psychologist

Sydney McKenzie-Hougestol  MC


Registered Psychologist

587 844 0535

Areas of expertise:


  • 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


Psychological Services Offered: 

  • Adolescent Therapy

  • Adult Therapy

  • Psychoeducational Assessments (Child and Adult)

  • ADHD Assessments (Child and Adult)

  • Adult Autism Assessment


Therapeutic Modalities:

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Person-Centered Therapy

  • Mindfulness-Focused Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

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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.

Sydney is an approved partner provider for Minds Over Matter Barrier Free Counselling. Minds Over Matter provides qualifying applicants between 18 and 35 with fully covered counselling. Visit here to apply and asked to be matched with Sydney.

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