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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, M.A.

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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, Marlena has been working in the mental health field for over 7 years.


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

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Tanya has a love of learning and holds 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 holds a 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.

Registered Clinical Social Worker

Provisional Psychologist

Provisional Psychologist

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Chang Chen,

Natalie Marshall,
RCSW, MSW, PhD (candidate)

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Ciara Neave,
B.A., MC


Chang completed her doctoral coursework in the CPA-accredited clinical psychology program at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver (BC), as well as an APA-accredited pre-doctoral clinical psychology internship at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago (IL).

Natalie Alana Marshall has completed a master’s degree in social work and is working towards finishing a doctorate of education (Ed.D) specializing in leadership. Natalie is passionate about mental health, leadership and professional development.

Ciara Neave is a Registered Provisional Psychologist who has completed her Masters in Counselling Psychology and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Minor in Philosophy. During her Masters, Ciara took a particular interest in assessments and health psychology.

Registered Psychologist

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Jodey Sharman
M.C., B.Sci. OT


Jodey is an experienced health care provider with almost 40 years in health care. She is committed to creating a safe and trusting therapy relationship in which healing happens.

Provisional Psychologist


Shawna Cunha M.C., M. Ed

As a compassionate counsellor and dedicated educator with 17 years of experience, Shawna is now embarking on a new journey as a provisional psychologist. 

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.

Adminstrative Assistant

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Maria Fox,

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

Practicum Student

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Ana Tiruta
LL.B., MACP Student

Ana holds an LL.B. (Bachelor of Laws in International and European Law) and is currently completing the final leg of her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. She has lived in three different countries and is very comfortable working with clients from around the world.

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

Paul Welch,
MACP student, B.A.

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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.

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

HR Generalist

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Marija Zakula
B. Mgmt

With a dual degree in Management and Business Administration, specializing in Human Resources, Marija has over 15 years of experience in human resources, customer service, administration, finance, coaching, and education.

Practicum Student

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Kelly Bischke,
MACP Student, B.A. 

Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology from the University of Alberta and is a former Peace Officer with 25 years of front-line experience. 

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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