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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


Dr. Patricia Miller, RCSW, PhD (Behavioural and Social Sciences)
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.



Kirsten Nelson, MSW, RSW

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Kirsten Nelson holds a Masters in Social Work with a clinical focus and is a Registered Social Worker. She is currently working towards her designation of becoming a Registered Clinical Social Worker (RCSW).
Kirsten works from a client-centered approach and always approaches her work from a trauma-informed stance.



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.

Clinical Lead / Therapist

Clinic Owner/Director

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.


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Marlena Paca, M.A

As a registered provisional 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.


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.

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! 

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! 

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

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