ABOUT CHANTAL

Hi! My name is Chantal.

I am a registered psychologist and teen coach working with teen girls around the globe (and their parents) to help them build Unbreakable Mindsets.

I was born in Ontario and raised in Alberta. As a result of my family encouraging us to speak French growing up (I didn’t always love it as a teen though!), I am bilingual. I love being close to the mountains and am in awe every time I see the beautiful landscapes. One day I might trade my winter jacket in for a bathing suit and a pair of flip flops, but for now Calgary is home.

I look at mental wellness as part of a Whole System. “After food comes mood” and You’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with” are sayings that make a lot of sense to me. Therefore, when I work with teens, I collaborate with them to get a clear picture of how their lifestyle, experiences, and biological makeup influence how they feel every day. I also believe it is so important to mine for their strengths and resources. Bringing those to life for teen girls, results in them becoming their most resilient and confident selves. 

I help teen girls who are struggling with their confidence, are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or shut down a lot of the time, and want things to be different. Most certainly the struggle is affecting their self-image, their relationships, and so importantly their mental wellness. 

Over the years, I have given myself permission to explore my creative side. I’m also drawn to physical fitness and sport and feel so at home in nature. I work really well with teens who have some creative connections (whether that’s drawing, painting, writing, acting, fashion, playing and making music, etc.). I also get the world of sport and connect well with teens who have an athletic side.

If you’re curious about the specialized areas of training I have:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy 
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Compassion Focused Therapy
  • Trauma focused (through the expressive arts, progressive counting, trauma sensitive yoga, and narrative approaches)
  • Grief and Loss
  • Functional Family Therapy
  • Nutrition for Mental Health
  • Attachment based parenting
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
  • HeartMath

Chantal is registered for direct billing with the following insurance providers:

  • Canada Life
  • Green Shield
  • Blue Cross / NIHB
  • Medavie Blue Cross

Other insurance providers may have the option for reimbursement. Please check with your provider.

ABOUT JESSA

Hi there! My name is Jessa.

I am a psychologist working with teens, parents, and young adults in Calgary, Alberta. I am passionate about helping people become the best version of themselves and am truly honoured to work in this field.

When I am not working, I have a range of interests that keep me busy. For instance, I love animals and have a dog and a cat that both like a lot of attention (both tri-coloured and fluffy!). I also enjoy plants, being outside, cooking, baking, crafty activities, going for walks, and video games.

I love spending time with family and friends but am an introvert at heart so quieter nights at home are good too.

I have called Calgary home for most of my life and love living here. Being a psychologist lets me invest back into a place I am proud to call home.

Looking forward to meeting you!

Jessa is registered for direct billing with the following insurance providers:

  • Blue Cross / NIHB / Telus (Canada Life)

Other insurance providers may have the option for reimbursement. Please check with your provider.

ABOUT CHIPO

Hi there, my name is Chipo! Congrats on taking the first step towards healing! In my
practice, I uplift teen girls to build resilience, self-worth, and self-esteem. Based on
my own experience, I know what it is like to be a teen girl struggling with transitions,
existing in an unstable environment, not having a sense of belonging, grappling with
self-identity, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and trauma.

My personal experiences motivated me to become a Registered Social Worker. I
work with teens and their families to help them make sense of their world. By
understanding who they are, their behaviours and feelings as they embark on a
journey of self-discovery and healing beyond the life challenges they encounter.

I call this understanding and embracing your whole human nature. It consists of
having compassion for your past, present, and future self. It’s knowing that we may
have the right intent but that doesn’t mean we will always have the right impact.
Hence, we may need to hold ourselves accountable.

It’s having an openness to multiple truths. Working towards knowing who you are
can feel more than one thing and have various interpretations of your experience.
Sometimes it’s embracing that we did our best and our best is good enough.

It has to do with holding space for everything, the good, the bad, the fears and wins.
It is not allowing your past to dictate your life. Or rather, being able to turn a new leaf
and not be bound.

Sometimes, we get stuck in the past and the future, but what if we look forward to
the now? To accept the now as it is? To embrace your complete, whole, flawed, and
complex nature! Your humanness and everything in between? What a substantial
difference would that make? Together let’s work on living, evolving, and creating the
life you want together.

Click on the Orange Button Below to book a Free Call with me. 

Chipo is registered for direct billing with the following insurance providers:

  • Alberta Blue Cross
  • Medavie Blue Cross

You may apply for reimbursement with the following insurance providers:

  • Sunlife
  • Manulife
  • Empire Life

Other insurance providers may have the option for reimbursement. Please check with your provider.

ABOUT TARA

** Tara is also available for bookings online and in person at the Airdrie location 101-132 1st Ave NW Airdrie, AB T4B3H4. **

Hello, my name is Tara, and I am a graduate student in counselling, I will be doing my practicum at Pyramid Psychology and I am very excited to practice all the skills I have learned as well as develop new relationships.

I have experience working with youth and teens and I also navigate parenting to four of my own kids. I tend to work with a solution focused, client centred and cognitive behavioural approach. I know that being a teen is tough, and sometimes are problems exasperated by social media and technology.

I struggled with fitting in as a teen, and I really felt that I didn’t belong. After years of soul searching and many personal ups and downs, I realized that my uniqueness was a strength. My goal is to help navigate through these difficult times while promoting self-discovery and personal strengths.

I understand that parents can often feel confused and left out of their teen’s life. I look to bridge the gap between these differences through positive communication. Teens need all the support they can get; the world and relationships can often seem crazy and unrelatable. I work to help bring closeness within existing supports and help develop and foster relationships.

With art, music, writing, play and movement we can work together to help promote self-discovery. I look forward to creating a positive and healing journey with you!

ABOUT KARI

Hi there! My name is Kari.

I am a Personal Assistant at Pyramid Psychology. I have many years of experience as an Administrative Assistant and a diploma in Medical Office Administration.
I was born in Nova Scotia, Canada and I have traveled many places around the world including the USA, Mexico, Dominican Republic, France, Italy and Spain.  I love learning languages and in addition to English I also can speak French and Spanish.

Mental health is a passion of mine and I am fascinated by psychology. I love to be part of an organization that is working to help teen girls become more resilient in this modern world that can be difficult. I care about justice and I want to make the world a better place. I am fortunate to be able to use my creativity at Pyramid Psychology so you might see some things I’ve helped design, and I also write some blogs as well. I enjoy helping others with experiences that I’ve gone through personally.
I like to learn, and I am always trying to upgrade my education based on my interests. Lately I’ve been learning about graphic design, gender equality, and living a healthy lifestyle mentally and physically. I also make art, read books, listen to podcasts (usually about spirituality or languages), exercise, dance, go to the beach or walk in nature, and go to cultural events or hang out with friends.

I look forward to helping you and your teen daughter with any questions or concerns you may have! I can be contacted at info@pyramidpsychology.com.