Jessy’s background is in childcare and administration. She spent 7 years working as a professional nanny for some exceptional families and it helped her develop a passion for parent education, healthy family systems, and quality childcare environments. When she wasn’t working as a nanny, Jessy was putting her creativity and organizational skills to work as an administrator in health and non-profit organizations. Jessy drives the direction of Cultivate and provides the creative and administrative backbone of the company. She also consults on childcare placement and nanny services when needed. Jessy is LGBTQ affirming.
Joel’s background in mental health comes from his work in community, educational, and public healthcare settings. He studied and trained under a number of world-renowned clinicians including Dr. Michael Yapko, Dr. John Gottman, and Dr. Scott Miller. His services include counselling, clinical consultation and supervision, and some formal psychological assessments. His areas of special interest include: couples counselling, family counselling, chronic pain management, chronic disease and condition management, sleep dysfunction, behavioural health, anxiety, stress management, and family/fertility/birth planning concerns. Joel is LGBTQ affirming.
Jeremy Luk holds a Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology and is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists. His practice builds from his experience in working with a diverse population through his internship and residency program at a local non-profit organization, where he developed his interest in helping others to practice effective strategies. His training and areas of interest include depression, anxiety, phobias, grief, emotional regulation, behavioural conditioning, trauma, communication difficulties, stress management, self-esteem, individuals with special needs, and working with individuals, children, teens, couples, or family systems. Jeremy is LGBTQ affirming and is currently accepting new clients.
Chanae has a graduate degree in Counselling and is a Registered Provisional Psychologist and Canadian Certified Counsellor.
Her areas of interest and specialization include anxiety, depression, trauma, cultural concerns, parenting concerns, relational conflict, grief, and loss.
Chanae takes an integrative approach and works primarily from an attachment and interpersonal neurobiology framework. Incorporated into her work with individuals and families, Chanae frequently uses somatic-based therapies, mindfulness, play therapy, art therapy, emotion-focused therapy and experiential therapies. Coming from a musical background, she may incorporate music therapy techniques when it suits the needs of her clients.
Chanae is culturally sensitive and is passionate about working in collaboration with her clients to develop healthy relationships and a sense of self-worth. She believes this is best achieved through physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual integration.
Chanae is LGBTQ affirming and is currently accepting new clients.>
Dustin is a graduate of the MA Counselling Psychology program from Providence Theological Seminary. He has spent the greater part of the past decade working out of a local private university counselling the student body where he has gained a strong appreciation and passion for working with young adults. He takes interest and specializes in depression, anxiety, life transition, struggles with belief system, existential and self-discovery, interpersonal conflict, and sexuality and gender issues.His goal as a therapist is to meet his clients apart from the pretension and stigmas that the psychological world can convey, as well as the norms of society in general, to find an honest and real way of connecting. One of the ways that he does this is by including creative approaches such as art and Sandplay therapy alongside more traditional methods. Dustin is LGBTQ affirming.
Patricia is a Registered Provisional Psychologist with a Masters in Counselling from the University of Calgary. Originally from Colombia, Patricia has a rich background in the psychological field and more than 10 years experience. Patricia is passionate about new immigrants and helping them to adapt to life in Calgary, as well as teaching and public education.
Patricia provides services in both English and Spanish and is currently accepting new clients. Patricia is LGBTQ affirming.
Patricia es un psicólogo Provisional registrada con el Colegio de Psicologos de Alberta. Tiene Una maestria de Psicologia clininca de la Universidad de Calgary. Patricia es de Colombia con un rico bagaje en el campo psicológico y más de 10 años de experiencia en el area de la familia, orientacion de Carrera. Patricia es apasionada para trabajar con los inmigrantes y ayudarlos a adaptarse a la vida en Calgary, así como la enseñanza y educación para la comunidad.
Patricia ofrece servicios en inglés y español y está aceptando a nuevos clientes. Patricia trabaja tambien con la comnidad LGBTQ.
Daphne is a graduate student in the Master of Counselling program at Providence Theological Seminary. She specializes in spiritual issues and concerns, depression, anxiety, transition and adjustment issues especially regarding the elderly and interpersonal conflict resolution. She has a keen interest in working with couples and marriage counselling. She is presently accepting new patients with both general and specialized counselling concerns. Daphne has experience in working with youth in crisis and has a deep heart for the families affected by that. Daphne has a special interest in narrative therapies, interpersonal therapy as well as an integrative approach which best suits the needs of the client. She is passionate about working with clients in facilitating their discovery of their strengths and talents, along with helping clients face the challenges they are facing that are preventing them from leading the life they desire physically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually.
Kelsey is a graduate student in the Master of Counselling Psychology program at Providence Theological Seminary. She specializes in depression, anxiety, trauma, spiritual issues and concerns, strengths coaching, transition and adjustment issues, stress management, interpersonal conflict resolution, and has experience working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and their families. She is presently accepting new patients with both general and specialized counselling concerns. Kelsey has a special interest in attachment-based therapies, mindfulness, Emotions Focused Therapy, experiential therapy, art therapy, and sand play. Kelsey is passionate about working with clients in facilitating their discovery of their strengths and talents, along with helping clients face the challenges they are facing that are preventing them from leading the life they desire physically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. Kelsey is LGBTQ affirming and is not currently accepting new clients.
Michelle has a Master of Science in Counselling Psychology degree from the University of Calgary. Her areas of specialization and interest include anxiety, stress management, adjustment and life transitions, chronic disease management, behavioural health, postpartum support, grief and loss, and interpersonal concerns. Michelle is currently accepting new clients with general and/or specialized counselling concerns. She practices from a holistic and strengths-based perspective, drawing from Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and other therapeutic approaches to best meet her clients’ needs. Michelle is LGBTQ affirming.
Garrison Bergen is a certified teacher and member of the Alberta Teacher’s Association. As a teacher for Rocky View Schools, Garrison teaches the social sciences at the senior high level. Complimenting his BEd is a BA: Behavioural Science with a focus on cognitive neuroscience from Ambrose University. Garrison is currently researching ways to support and motivate learners through gamification and virtual reality.Garrison is currently offering the following services: (1) guidance for parents and children dealing with behavioural, learning and communication issues, and overall poor school performance; (2) personalized extended learning opportunities for students who excel in or require assistance in the areas of science, math, English language arts, and/or social studies; and (3) gamification (learning through games) training and demonstration for educators and students. Garrison is LGBTQ affirming.
Danielle is a high school senior looking forward to graduation in June. When she’s not busy with school, she plays soccer and spends time babysitting. After graduation, Danielle plans to spend a year in Costa Rica volunteering with an organization called Casa Luz, a home for teen mothers and their kids. Danielle works hard behind the scenes at Cultivate as an Administrative Assistant in charge of billing and bookkeeping.
Cultivate is a living, breathing, team of professionals devoted to helping you change.
“Cultivation” is the idea that you can change, grow, work, strive, and progress from a starting place even if it is far from your end goal. At Cultivate, we try to bring that concept to life in people’s physical and mental health, and their level of education. The team at Cultivate works in a collaborative fashion, bringing the knowledge and experience of multiple disciplines and backgrounds together to best serve our clients.
Cultivate was founded in 2014 as part of a dream that its founders have for helping people find their way to becoming well-equipped humans who are prepared to grow the life they want. Since its inception, Cultivate has grown to be a boutique provider of health, mental health, and education services, with staff in Alberta and British Columbia.
Whether you are needing help in the most general sense, or you have a specific need and problem that a licensed professional can aid you with, Cultivate likes to pride themselves on their ability to say “yes”, and then help you find the steps to that goal.
You can rest assured that whoever you work with at Cultivate will take care to affirm your identity in any way that it presents itself. We are committed to standing behind, respecting and engaging people in their identity of race, gender, religion or spirituality, nationality, creed, or sexual orientation. Say hello and let us become part of your story as you grow the life you want.