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.
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Meet The Team
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
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
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.
Marie Sutherby, M.Ed
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,
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.
Tanya Woo B.Sc., B.Ed., B.A, M.A.
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.
Registered Social Worker
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 &
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.
Tanja Stipanovic is an experienced professional with 10 years of supervision and administrative experience with different organizations.
MACP student, B.A.
Assistant Office Manager
B.Sc, MC Student
Alexis Vatcher holds a Bachelors Degree in Mathematics with a minor in Sociology. She is currently working towards her Master's in Counselling!
MACP student, B.A., BSW
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.
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.
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
B.Sc., MC Student
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!