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About Us

The Calgary Therapy Institute located in the community of Lake Bonavista, offers specialized, comprehensive assessments and therapy.​ Our professional team provides services for children, teens, and adults across the lifespan.  We are a trauma-focused, client-centred practice that values equity, diversity and inclusive care for all population groups.  In a complex and ever changing world, we seek to understand our clients and their unique needs.  

Our Team

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Meet The Team

Clinic Owner/Director


Dr. Patricia Miller, RCSW, PhD (Behavioural and Social Sciences), Psy.D (clinical psychology), MSW, M.A clinical psychology, 
Registered Psychologist, Certified Mediator/Negotiator and Addictions Specialist

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Patricia Miller brings a wealth of experience to The Calgary Therapy Institute. She has completed a master’s degree in Social Work, a Master of Counselling Psychology, successfully defended her PhD. in Behavioural and Social Sciences in 2018 from Tilburg University in the Netherlands and is currently working towards finishing a clinical psychology degree (Psy. D), through Calsouthern University.


Doctorate Registered Psychologist


Dr. Trista Keating
PhD. Reg. Psy

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Dr. Trista Keating is a specialist in the assessment of toddler, child, and youth Autism Spectrum Disorder (including its different presentation in girls), learning disorders, ADHD, anxiety/depression, and a wide variety of other conditions. Dr. Trista received her undergraduate degree in psychology from McGill University and completed her Ph.D. in School Psychology at the University of Alberta.

Registered Psychologist


Marie Sutherby, M.Ed

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Marie has been fortunate to work and train in public and rural schools and a not-for-profit agency providing assessment, consultation, and intervention services. Marie approaches her work utilizing a collaborative and strength-based perspective in order to help children, adolescents, and their families understand and overcome challenges.

Provisional Psychologist, Certified Counsellor 


Raelene Tulick, MA, 

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Raelene holds a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology. In addition, she spent 8 years as a performance coach in large corporations throughout Canada and the US. She enjoys working with individuals, families, and groups with an emphasis on improving quality of life and creating new possibilities for being and acting.

Registered Psychologist

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Marlena Pedersen, M.A

As a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologist I have been working in the mental health field for over 7 years.


Tanya Woo B.Sc., B.Ed., B.A, M.A.

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Tanya has a love of learning and is currently working on a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. Her educational background is diverse, including study in
the fields of mathematics, education, and counselling. Tanya’s passion is to help
others gain healing and learn strategies to succeed in their lives.


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Valerie Fleury

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Valerie has a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Calgary and is currently in the process of completing the practicum component of her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. 

Provisional Psychologist, Certified Counsellor 

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Natalie Morrow


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Natalie Morrow is a Registered Provisional Psychologist, who completed her Masters in Counselling Psychology, holds a Bachelor of Professional Arts in Human Services  and has a Diploma in Justice Studies.


Registered Psychologist

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Michelle Tocher
M.Ed., B.Ed & B.A. 

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Michelle was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. She completed her Master's of Education in School and Applied Child Psychology at the University of Calgary and is a registered psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists.


Registered Social Worker

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Paul Lapointe,


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Paul has a range of experience working in emergency services as a paramedic for 10 years, in education as a teacher for 7 years and now as a mental health therapist for nearly 10 years. This varied experience has allowed Paul to develop expertise in working with trauma, anxiety, depression, chronic pain among other mental health areas of concern.

Provisional Psychologist, Certified Music Therapist &
Certified Counsellor 

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Sara Pun, MEd, MMT, MTA, CCC, RCC

Sara is a Registered Provisional Psychologist and a certified music therapist. She is also a Canadian certified counselor and a Registered Clinical Counselor in British Columbia. She has over 10 years of experience in the mental health field in various roles in Canada and abroad.

Registered Clinical Social Worker


Jenna Powell, MSW, RCSW, TITC-CT

Jenna is a Registered Clinical Social Worker who has extensive experience treating eating disorders, binge-eating, trauma, depression and anxiety. Jenna carries her Level II CBT Accreditation and is a designated Clinical Traumatologist.

Office Manager 


Tanja Stipanovic

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Tanja Stipanovic is an experienced professional with 10 years of supervision and administrative experience with different organizations.

Practicum Student

Paul Welch,
MACP student, B.A.

Assistant Office Manager


Alexis Vatcher,
B.Sc, MC Student

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Alexis Vatcher holds a Bachelors Degree in Mathematics with a minor in Sociology. She is currently working towards her Master's in Counselling! 

Practicum Student

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Katie Harry,
MACP student, B.A., BSW

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Paul is a Certified Child and Youth Care Counsellor with a 20-year career in the performing arts. He holds a BA in Psychology and Philosophy and a BFA in Acting, and he is currently completing the practicum component for his Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. Paul also works as an educator, coach, 2SLGBTQ+ activist, and certified Embodied Awareness Facilitator.

Katie has worked on the front line with children, youth and families for the past six years, creating a space for all family members to be heard and feel supported. Katie works from a strengths-based approach, where she focuses on building upon clients’ strengths and works collaboratively with clients to move them forward. 

Adminstrative Assistant


Maria Fox,

Maria holds a BA in Psychology from St. Mary’s University, and is eager to further her expertise in the field while prioritizing support for clients and clinic staff alike.

While in school she took particular interest in health and sport psychology. Her passion for understanding the human mind and behaviour drives her to excel in her role.

Research Coordinator


Vincenzo Sabella

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Vincenzo Sabella holds a Masters with honours in Applied Clinical and Health Psychology and Bachelors Degree in Sciences and Psychological Techniques from the University of L'Aquila in Italy. He spent two years of post-university studies in Rome at the Italian Institute of Scientific Sexology

Psychology Research Development/Support Assistant


Rebeca Tejada,
B.Sc., MC Student

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Rebeca recently completed her undergraduate studies at Western University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience and is currently completing her Masters in Counselling! 

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