Dr. Martina Kanciruk

Registered Psychologist

Founder & Clinical Director

Martina (she/her/hers) is passionate about supporting the growth and development of her clients, and prides herself on building meaningful connections with them. She believes that there is a bright direction for each person and seeks to empower her clients to take steps to walk that path in their daily lives.

With comprehensive training in the most reliable assessment instruments, Martina is an expert at gaining insight on her clients through the assessment process. She is highly skilled at then applying this valuable knowledge to develop effective treatment plans to enable her clients and their families to move in their bright direction.


Dr. Martina Kanciruk completed her PhD in School and Applied Psychology at the University of Calgary. She fulfilled her doctoral internship with the Calgary Board of Education, where she worked mostly with school-aged children in an assessment and counselling capacity. She has also received training in adult assessment.

Martina has extensive counselling and intervention training, focusing on cognitive behaviour techniques. This training enables her to formulate effective treatment plans for her clients to learn how to cope effectively with a broad range of mental health challenges. 


Dr. Martina Kanciruk has been practising as a Registered Psychologist for over ten years. Her early training was in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorder, when she received applied behavioural analysis training. Martina still keeps in contact with some of the families she worked with while completing her undergraduate education.

While she works primarily with children and youth, Martina is increasingly supporting adults as many of her long-term clients grow into adulthood. 


Martina lives in Calgary with her husband and daughter. In her free time, she enjoys travelling and exploring new places around the world. Her favorite previous travels include Thailand, Vietnam, Turkiye, Morocco, and the Maldives. A few of her top future destinations include Singapore, Kenya and the Amazon Rainforest. 

Martina is also an avid sports fan who enjoys spin class and spending time outdoors.

Katie Hewitt, MSc

Registered Psychologist

Katie (she/her/hers) is passionate about empowering her clients with the proper tools to reach their full potential through high-quality, relationship-first services. With comprehensive training in child development, assessment, intervention, and consultation, she understands the importance of taking a family-centered approach to care to build lasting, trusted relationships with the clients and families that she works with.

Katie has a strong clinical background in both individual and group counselling as well as Psychoeducational, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Gifted assessments. She is trained in and primarily utilizes cognitive behavioral and solution-focused techniques in her counselling approach. Her areas of interest include work with anxiety disorders, ASD and ADHD.


Katie has a Master of Science in School and Applied Child Psychology from the University of Calgary and completed her practicum hours at the Calgary Board of Education, as well as the University of Calgary’s Integrated Services in Education clinic. She has been a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists since 2022, and her provisional training was completed under the supervision of Dr. Kanciruk. 

Originally from Ontario, Katie received her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree with a Major in Psychology and a Minor in Family and Child studies from the University of Guelph in 2015. She moved to Calgary shortly after, while completing a graduate certificate in Autism and Behavioural Science through Seneca College. 


During her time at the University of Calgary and following graduate school, Katie received training for a facilitator role in the Facing Your Fears program, which is a cognitive-behavioural group therapy program for children and youth with autism spectrum disorder and co-occurring anxiety. She has also worked as a facilitator and behavioural coach for the PEERS program, a social skills training intervention for autistic teens and young adults. 

Katie has a strong clinical background in both individual and group counselling as well as psychoeducational assessment, including a wealth of experience working with clients with neurodevelopmental disorders. She has previously worked at the Society for Treatment of Autism, where she gained experience providing early intervention services to children and their families.


Katie lives in Calgary with her husband and her dog, Lucy. When she isn’t working, you can find her outside enjoying the mountains, practicing yoga, reading, and traveling to new places. 

When she has the opportunity to travel again, Katie is looking forward to sailing around Greece.

Kendra Kramer, MEd

Registered Psychologist

Kendra (she/her/hers) is a born and raised Calgarian who has built her career helping children and families. She firmly believes that every child has a sweet spot that helps them be their best, and that every family has the ability to help their child succeed. Her mission is to help children reclaim a love of learning by honouring their personality and interests, and building upon their unique skillsets. 

Kendra is currently conducting Psychoeducational, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Gifted assessments within our practice. She excels at making meaningful connections with kids and boosting their confidence. Kendra has a particular interest and specialization in assessment and treatment related to ADHD, dyslexia, and giftedness.


Kendra earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with full honours from the University of British Columbia (2012). She also holds a Master of Education degree in School and Applied Child Psychology from the University of Calgary (2019). Kendra has been a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists and member of the Canadian Psychological Association since 2019.

Kendra is highly trained in the standardized administration of psychoeducational testing, including gold-standard intellectual, academic, and social-emotional tools. Her ongoing professional development has included educational and mental health resilience for students with disabilities, best practices in gifted education, practical strategies for executive functioning, and more.


As a psychologist, Kendra specializes in supporting the unique needs of complex learners in pre-K through post-secondary. She is trained to identify and support a variety of neurodivergent profiles including ADHD, Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Giftedness, Intellectual Disability, and Learning Disorders (e.g., dyslexia). 

While completing her education, Kendra served her community as a Behaviour Therapist working with children on the Autism spectrum. She is trained in Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) and Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI). She also has over a decade of experience as a family behaviour strategist with FSCD and PUF programming in Calgary, focusing on home and community based behaviour management, and building strong parent-child relationships.


Kendra recently moved to the southeast Calgary community of Auburn Bay. On weekends, she spends her free time exploring parks and playgrounds around the city with her young daughter, working on home design and renovation projects, and searching for the best donuts in Calgary. Kendra loves animals and has two pets at home: a tuxedo cat named Vincenzo, and a Bernese mountain dog named Jake. She also fosters animals through the Calgary Humane Society.

Kendra believes in life-long learning and pursuing new skills. She is currently taking Italian lessons and is growing her green thumb with backyard gardening. Her other hobbies include learning how to swim, portrait drawing and rock climbing.

Marie Sutherby, MEd

Registered Psychologist

Marie (she/her/hers) has been working with children and their families in different capacities throughout the last decade. She believes that children do well whenever they have the right support, and works with families to empower them to support their child’s successes.

Marie is currently conducting Psychoeducational, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Gifted assessments within our practice. She approaches her work utilizing a collaborative and strength-based perspective to highlight each individual’s unique pattern of talents and needs. Marie strives to build a strong therapeutic connection and foster a warm and safe environment.


Marie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Mount Royal University and a Master of Education degree in School and Applied Child Psychology from the University of Calgary. Marie has also completed additional training in child development and play-based therapies. She has been registered with the College of Alberta Psychologists since 2019.

Marie has extensive and specialized training in psychological assessments. She has also received post-graduate training in the identification of autism spectrum disorder. Marie continues to develop her skills with ongoing training in literacy development, gifted education, and the management of ADHD and executive functioning challenges.


Marie has been fortunate to work and train in numerous settings including school divisions, an early intervention preschool program, and private practice clinics. Her experience and training have allowed her to hone her skills in the assessment of ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, giftedness, learning disorders, intellectual disabilities, and social-emotional concerns.

While completing her registration as a psychologist, Marie gained valuable experience working with children with developmental delays and as part of a multi-disciplinary team. She has also acquired expertise utilizing play-based therapies and conducting psychological assessments with preschool-aged children.


Marie lives in Calgary with her husband, children, and guinea pigs. She enjoys travel, especially to warm destinations!

Marie can also often be found in her garden on summer days, and is a self-proclaimed connoisseur of good coffee and chocolate.

Dr. Ashley Coveney

Registered Psychologist

Ashley (she/her/hers) is passionate about supporting a diverse range of clients with varying areas of concern. In her work, she integrates evidence-based therapeutic modalities in an approach to best fit the concerns or diagnoses of each unique client. Ashley strives to build genuine connections with her clients and approach their concerns from a place of curiosity and empathy. 

Ashley is currently providing therapy within our practice for children, youth, and adults during evening hours. She is highly competent treating a wide range of presenting concerns including anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, and more, as well as adapting mental health treatment for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or an Intellectual Disability.


Dr. Ashley Coveney completed her undergraduate degree and PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Saskatchewan. She fulfilled her doctoral internship with the Kingston Internship Consortium in Kingston, Ontario, where she provided assessment and therapy to children, youth, and adults within both hospital and community settings.  

Ashley’s education included instruction on a wide range of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Interpersonal Psychotherapy. She is also trained on their practical integration and application based on client needs and presenting concerns. Ashley has specialized training and experience completing assessments and adapting therapy for clients with developmental disabilities such as Intellectual Disability and Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as those with other mental health issues.


While completing her post-secondary education in a clinical psychology generalist program, Dr. Ashley Coveney gained experience with a variety of client ages, mental health concerns, abilities, and backgrounds pertaining to therapy, assessment, and consultation. Her doctoral internship focused on clients across all phases of life with developmental or acquired disabilities.  

Ashley has been practicing as a Registered Psychologist in both Alberta and Ontario since 2022. Her other professional pursuits include hospital work with children and youth with mental health issues, and working virtually for a community clinic in Ontario with children and adults with dual diagnoses (i.e., developmental disabilities and mental health issues).  


Ashley has lived in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario, but is happy to return home to Calgary and be close to her family.

She enjoys exploring the outdoors with her ragdoll cat and watching her nieces’ sporting events. 

Kali Brummitt, MEd

Registered Provisional Psychologist

Kali (she/her/hers) has spent most of her career in various roles focused on mental health in children, youth and young adults. She is passionate about connecting with people. Whether in a therapeutic or assessment setting, Kali is dedicated to taking a personalized approach to help clients identify their strengths and potential, while helping them to uncover the source of their challenges.  

Kali has completed all her education, professional training and practicum hours, and is preparing for her final licensing exam. Under the supervision of Dr. Kanciruk, she is currently providing treatment/therapy and conducting Psychoeducational and Gifted assessments within our practice. Kali draws upon her strong interpersonal skills to establish rapport with clients and their families, instilling the confidence and trust necessary to discuss sensitive and sometimes difficult feedback in a constructive way.


Kali holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications Studies and an after-degree in Psychology with First Class Honours from the University of Calgary. Most recently, she also earned her Master of Education degree in School & Applied Child Psychology from the University of Calgary. Kali has also completed additional professional development in trauma, social skills, gifted identification, and innovations in youth mental health.   

Kali has been trained in administering a broad range of psychological assessment measures to conduct psycho-social, behavioral, cognitive and academic assessments with children and youth referred for psychoeducational concerns such as ADHD, Specific Learning Disorders, Development Coordination Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, Psychosis Risk, and more. Her training in counselling and treatment includes cognitive behavioural therapy, family-focused therapy for young people and their families, as well as in support and psychoeducation for individual youth and young adults according to their unique needs and presentations. 


Through working with the University of Calgary’s At Risk for Mental Illness Research Clinic for over eight years, Kali is well experienced in conducting mental health and cognitive assessments, as well as providing individual, group, and family therapy for young people experiencing mental health challenges. Her client experience with this clinic includes youth, many with mental health concerns including anxiety, mood disorders, OCD, trauma, ADHD, and at risk of developing a psychotic disorder.  

While completing her Masters education, Kali also gained valuable experience as an internship student at Foothills Academy. In this role, she gained experience conducting psychoeducational assessments, including intervention and recommendation planning for children and youth with Specific Learning Disorders (reading, writing, math), ADHD, Developmental Coordination Disorder, and giftedness.


A mother to a teen and tween, Kali spends a lot of her spare time at hockey rinks and baseball diamonds.

She also enjoys playing with her dog, working on DIY projects around her home, dancing (mostly in the kitchen!), and spending quality time with friends and family.

Mercedes Bagshawe, MSc

Registered Provisional Psychologist

Mercedes (she/her/hers) utilizes a strength-based, collaborative approach in her work with children and families. She is deeply passionate about helping children thrive and firmly believes that early support and intervention are crucial for enabling children to succeed. Mercedes is adept at tailoring her assessment and therapy to meet the unique needs of her clients.

Mercedes has completed all her education, professional training and practicum hours, and is preparing for her final licensing exam. Under the supervision of Dr. Kanciruk, she is currently conducting Psychoeducational, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Gifted assessments within our practice. Mercedes also provides counselling and interventions for children and youth with anxiety and emotional regulation struggles, utilizing Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) approaches.


Mercedes has a Master of Science degree in School and Applied Child Psychology from the University of Calgary and is currently continuing her education there as a Doctoral Student, pursuing a PhD in School and Applied Psychology. She completed her practicum hours with the Golden Hills School District and the University of Calgary’s Integrated Services in Education clinic. Mercedes’ graduate research focused on suicidality in youth with autism and youth with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, and the barriers to mental health support during crisis.

Mercedes has extensive training in psychological assessments. Her education also included instruction in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Mercedes continues to develop her skillset through professional development activities, including training in suicide risk assessment and intervention (child/youth specific), Tell It Like It Is: Sexual Health & Wellness Facilitator Training (for diverse learners: autism, intellectual disability), and anxiety-focused intervention, including Coping Cat & Facing Your Fears: Facilitator Training (ADHD or autism).


Mercedes has worked in various roles in the mental health field for over eight years. She has worked as a supervisor and Alberta Resource Specialist at the Calgary Distress Centre, helping to support our community members in crisis and providing resources to those in need. Through this experience, she gained extensive knowledge of Calgary and Alberta government resources, mental health support, and non-profits. Mercedes has also worked in private practice conducting neuropsychological testing for workers’ compensation and legal assessments, and in neurodevelopmental research at the Alberta Children’s Hospital, working with children and youth who experienced prenatal alcohol exposure and trauma.

From her past experiences, Mercedes has developed strong skills in psychoeducational assessments and interventions. She has been formally trained and supervised by registered psychologists and has 5+ years of experience conducting psychoeducational, neuropsychological, and social-emotional assessments in different settings, including clinics, research, and schools. Additionally, Mercedes has 7+ years of experience working with children, teens, and adults with various developmental and mental health concerns. She has significant experience facilitating group anxiety interventions specifically designed for individuals with autism and ADHD.


Mercedes lives in Calgary with her husband and cat. When she isn’t in school or working, she enjoys skiing, rock climbing, reading and spending time with friends.

Meaghan Peters

Clinic Administrator

Meaghan (she/her/hers) is our key organizer who keeps the day-to-day operation of our clinic running smoothly. From being our warm welcome and coordinating client requests to juggling schedules and so much more, she makes sure our psychologists can stay focused on what they do best: supporting our clients!

Meaghan completed her Bachelor of Arts with Honours at Mount Royal University, majoring in psychology. She is keen to pursue a graduate degree in School & Applied Psychology over the next few years. Meaghan fell in love with the field of psychology after taking some psychology courses as electives and volunteering as a research assistant. Meaghan also spent over three years volunteering at the Luna Child and Youth Advocacy Centre, which ignited her passion for working with children.

Meaghan is originally from Drumheller and now lives in Chestermere. Outside of work, Meaghan loves hanging out with her cat Diesel, watching boxing matches, hitting the gym, and spending time outdoors.

Bryn Labbe

Clinic Administrator

Bryn (she/her/hers) plays a key supporting role to keep our clinic running efficiently. Whether warmly welcoming our clients upon arrival, helping with their requests, or keeping things organized, she helps our psychologists stay focused on what they do best: supporting our clients!

Bryn completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Education at Norwich University, where she also played hockey. During university, she established a love for psychology throughout her classes and final thesis, and found her love for helping students who may not understand what is being taught right away while student teaching in a fourth-grade classroom. After graduation, Bryn lived in Cornwall, Ontario, where she was a high school teacher and a hockey coach at Ontario Hockey Academy. Her love for psychology and education hasn’t stopped, and she hopes to pursue a graduate degree within the next few years so she can continue to help others and create a welcoming space for people to feel heard and understood.

Bryn is an avid sports fan and has played hockey since she was four years old. Awarded a hockey scholarship in university, Bryn was team captain for three of the four years she was there, winning a National Championship in her third year. Bryn believes in spreading positivity, kindness and happiness everywhere she goes. Bryn enjoys being outside, singing and dancing, and loves spending quality time with her family and friends.