Psychology. Performance. Wellness.
Calgary's leading centre for effective living, providing practical strategies to build personal, relational, and occupational success.
real. honest. effective.
To provide each client with individualized assessment and effective strategies to navigate mental health challenges, achieve performance goals, and build healthy relationships & lifestyle.
We are committed to an excellent, innovative, and timely service experience. We are accessible to our clients, live in alignment with our wellness practices, and have an extensive amount of training and specializations on our team that are accessible to every client we work with.
Our team begins with a comprehensive and collaborative assessment process that is individually tailored to your individual needs. We treat clients across the lifespan for common challenges including depression, anxiety, learning disabilities, disordered eating, adjustment issues, addiction, grief, and trauma, in order to help you or a loved one recover motivation, gain perspective, and health.
In this portfolio our team focuses on helping athletes, academics, and professionals reach their goals and deal with anxiety and other barriers that impede success. Performance anxiety, physical and nutritional issues, and undiagnosed learning differences are a few of the common barriers we are excited to help our clients overcome.
Our wellness team, which includes a registered dietitian, has expertise in health psychology, mind-body science, motivation, and relationship counseling. Here we work with individuals, parents, families, and couples. Guidance, accountability, and lifestyle strategies from a team of professionals that have the education and experience to truly guide you to your best self.
Dr. Carmen Dodsworth was inspired by the goal of integrating mental health and wellness into daily life by making it feel more comfortable and accessible. This goal is what The Practice Calgary was founded on in 2011 and continues to guide the way she and her team approach wellbeing.
Dr.Dodsworth holds a Ph.D. in Psychology, specializing in behavioural neurology, mind-body science, health psychology, and relationships. She’s honest, candid, and cares about making a difference.
Not taking new clients.
Physician referral only.
Mr. Chris Rozell brings a lot of valuable experience to The Practice Calgary family - over 20 years in human services and nearly 8 years in a private clinic setting working with adults, adolescents, and children aged 5 and up.
Chris also has a counselling practice that provides support and guidance to families, parents, caregivers, and couples.
Taking new clients.
With over 18 years of experience and a Ph.D. in Applied Psychology, Dr. Liann Meloff specializes in treating children, adolescents, and families with a focus on cognitive behavioural therapy and structural family therapy.
She champions the mental health and wellbeing journey of clients of all ages, from adding play therapy to her work with kids, to helping adults and couples.
Taking new clients.
Ms. Victoria Russell brings years of knowledge and compassion to each encounter, practicing from a client-centred, trauma-informed, attachment focused, and holistic perspective. "I truly believe everyone is capable of change; and my passion is to assist and support individuals to become healthier versions of themselves, to recognize old patterns, and replace these old patterns with newer habits".
With 7 years of post-graduate experience in domestic violence and abuse, along with almost 12 years working in family violence, Ms. Russell seeks to understand what you’re going through as she determines the right therapeutic technique to support your needs. Ms. Russell began her career in domestic violence but also specializes in the following: parenting support, personality disorders, self-esteem and self-worth, couples' counselling (Gottman Level 2 certified), sexual assault, depression, and anxiety disorders. Victoria practices closely under the supervision of Dr. Carmen Dodsworth.
Taking new clients.
Dr. Pat Ferris has worked in a variety of settings spanning her 35 year career. From hospitals and community mental health, to employee assistance programs and private practice. These experiences have guided her in navigating your unique mental health journey across different settings.
She also has a Ph.D. in Industrial Organizational Psychology, having studied quality of life issues related to on the job concerns like stress, bullying, and work-life balance. Considered to be an international expert in the treatment of workplace bullying, Dr.Ferris has specialized training in the treatment of trauma.
Taking new clients.
With a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work and nearly 20 years of experience in the Calgary area, Ms. Naomi Varricchio has the knowledge and expertise to support individuals, couples, and families alike.
Along with helping clients, she has also provided assistance to other therapists in their clinical practices. We’re happy to have Naomi in The Practice Calgary family!
Taking new clients.
Marin began her facilitator journey as a yoga teacher. Yoga was her medicine. After years (most of her life) of grappling with severe mental health struggles, desperation brought her to the one place she had avoided and struggled with the most, her own mind and body. After 15 years of exploration and healing, she has over 2000 teacher training hours of various yoga, meditation, breathwork, sound healing and somatic therapeutic modalities under her belt. She skillfully integrates tools and resources in her one on one practice and group facilitation. With a passion for content creation and a deep joy to improvise in presence, it has become her mission to normalize mental health struggles. She does this with an emphasis to teach others how to map out and befriend their nervous system, regulate themselves more efficiently, and lead experiences of embodied movement, breath and mindfulness to utilize the power of growing and healing together. You can find more information about Marin and her story on her website, https://www.dopeame.com/about-me
Tenaya Ryan is the Media director for The Practice Calgary. She uses expansive creativity to capture, edit, and produce all of the content for The Practice. Creating everything from instagram posts, youtube videos, blogs and more. She also plans and promotes groups, bringing a community together through social media.
Tenaya is also a certified yoga teacher and offers small yoga groups after hours at The Practice.
Tenaya also currently oversees client care and clinical management at The Practice Calgary. She sets the standard for excellence in client care through administrative leadership within our team. She is available to answer your inquiries and help book, change, or cancel appointments.
Miss.Lila (Lē- La) is our amazing therapy support dog who is here to love and cuddle clients in session. Not a dog person? No problem, Miss. Lila is always happy to nap the day away.
The Practice is searching for a Psychologist to add to our team! The candidate chosen must also choose us — as an innovative, growth-oriented company, we want you to love what you do. We are looking for a self-motivated clinician who enjoys providing flexible, evidenced based treatment modalities (i.e., CBT, DBT, MI, ACT, etc.) to treat the full spectrum of DSM-5 disorders across the lifespan. The position focuses primarily on brief and long-term psychotherapy for individuals, families and couples in a fast-paced private psychology clinic. The position includes conducting biopsychosocial intakes for new patients, including diagnostics and risk assessment; ability to use clinical judgment when a client requires higher level of care, and providing referrals for additional psychiatric services, when necessary. Our psychologists work collaboratively with one another to ensure the highest quality of care is being given to clients. Please provide your resume and cover letter if you think you would be a great fit for our ever-evolving team!
Please send inquiries and CVs to firstname.lastname@example.org