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.
Sarah Connolly, MC
Sarah’s (she/her/hers) desire to pursue a career in a helping profession began immediately after she completed two introductory courses in psychology during the first year of her undergraduate studies. She became particularly intrigued with child development and the many changes that occur between infancy and young adulthood.
In her practice, Sarah is always striving to create a safe and nurturing environment for her clients to self-reflect, heal and grow. After years of clinical experience, she has learned that building genuine connections, validating individual experiences, and empowering others to succeed are key elements in the process of developing a strong therapeutic relationship.
Sarah holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a Major in Psychology from Mount Royal University, and a Master of Counselling degree from City University of Seattle. She has been a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists since 2017, and her provisional training was completed under the supervision of Dr. Kanciruk.
Sarah is trained in and primarily utilizes cognitive behavioral, acceptance and commitment, and solution-focused techniques in her counselling approach. Her areas of interest include work with mood and anxiety disorders and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Sarah is also enthusiastic about teaching social skills to children and teens who can benefit from direct instruction and coaching in specific social areas.
While completing her post-secondary education, Sarah was employed in residential treatment settings for nearly four years and gained valuable experience working with adolescents with a variety of mental health disorders. It was during this time that she became very passionate about her work with individuals who were preparing to transition into young adulthood.
Sarah then went on to complete her graduate level internship as a school counsellor, and provided counselling and assessment services to children of all ages. Since 2015, Sarah has gained considerable clinical experience in both counselling and psychoeducational assessment.
Sarah lives in Calgary with her husband and two young daughters. Sarah and her family vacation in Osoyoos, British Columbia every summer and enjoy travelling to other destinations as well. When she has the opportunity to travel again, Sarah would love to return to Ireland.
Outside of work, she also enjoys spending quality time with her friends, gardening, and staying physically active.
Katie Hewitt, MSc
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 assessment. 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, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (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
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, 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.
Melanie Anglin, MC
Melanie (she/her/hers) strives to provide genuine and intentional care, and is passionate about creating a space for clients to feel safe and heard. She welcomes work with late teens and adults going through experiences of anxiety, depression, life transitions, self-exploration, chronic pain, grief/loss, and trauma/PTSD.
Melanie works through a trauma-informed, person-centered approach that values compassion, collaboration, and non-judgement where the client and their unique story comes first.
Melanie completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology between McGill University and the University of British Columbia, and a Master of Counselling with specialization in Counselling Psychology at the University of Calgary.
Over the years, she has continued on to complete training in Internal Family Systems, attachment-informed therapy, EMDRIA-approved training for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), EMDR 2.0, and cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I).
While completing her Masters education, Melanie practiced as an intern with the University of Calgary Multidisciplinary Wellness Centre and spent multiple years working in community fitness. In following years, Melanie combined her love for movement and psychology by learning more about trauma, stress, and how the body holds and can be impacted by these experiences over time.
Melanie began practicing as a Provisional Psychologist in 2019 and became a fully registered Psychologist in early 2021. She has gained valued experience working in mental health research, community mental health, and Alberta primary healthcare over the course of her professional career.
Melanie grew up on the West Coast, and has called Calgary home for the last seven years.
She values quality time with friends and family, long walks with her dog Sam, film photography, art, live music, and a good slow coffee.
Marie Sutherby, MEd
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
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.