I’m Chris (he/him), a Registered Provisional Psychologist based in Calgary and working with folks throughout Alberta. I truly love my work in psychology, spending time between research, assessment, and counselling. I have experience in a number of roles with organizations including Calgary Board of Education, Third Academy, University of Calgary, Skipping Stone Foundation, Distress Centre Calgary, as well as in private practice.
I believe that in establishing a therapeutic relationship, a safer container for experiencing can be established. I believe that much of the harm we experience occurs within relationship and that the therapeutic relationship can offer the support, safety, and connection necessary to experience repair. I believe that therapy can offer a safer space for us to explore all aspects of ourselves, away from judgment that can be dominant in other aspects of our lives. I am confident that we can work together to ensure you are supported in the ways you need and deserve. I use a number of therapeutic approaches in my practice tailored to those I work with as they navigate their way through their experiences of life.
I am a born and raised Calgarian and have also lived in Nova Scotia, Japan, and Scotland (the beach in Scotland pictured here is one of my favourite calming, peaceful, and relaxing places). In my downtime, I enjoy a number of hobbies, including cooking, baking, hiking, camping, curling, snowshoeing, ikebana (Japanese flower arranging), and making pottery. I also like watching TV and movies (Recently, I loved Parasite and The Gentlemen), playing video games (I've been enjoying Zelda: BOTW and Ni no Kuni), reading, and trying new foods and new restaurants. I try to balance spending my time alone, with friends, and with family. I also enjoy spending time volunteering in the community. I acknowledge my status as a settler and identify as a white, cisgender, gay male. I enjoy travelling and some of my most enjoyable trips have been to South Africa, Argentina, and Indonesia.
"You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody."
Designations, Memberships, & Education
Canadian Psychological Association
Psychologists' Association of Alberta
Alberta Society for the Promotion of Sexual Health
Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health
The Neuropsychoanalysis Association
Masters of Counselling (President's Honors), City University of Seattle
University Diploma in Inclusive Education, Athabasca University
Professional Graduate Diploma in Primary Education, University of Edinburgh
Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics, University of Calgary
"Just keep going
No feeling is final"