The Practice Calgary Inc. remains committed to all of our clients, our team, and all our families.
We are doing everything we can to service our clients during the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to do so, we have taken precautionary measures to ensure the health and well-being of everyone that may be at The Practice Calgary:
· Screening of every individual entering The Practice Calgary.
· Staggered occupancy arrivals / departures.
· Staff rotation
· Practicing physical distancing, physical contact is not permitted.
· Additional cleaning/disinfecting practices (e.g., disinfecting in between clients)
· Hand sanitizers used for all persons entering our clinic.
· Seating in the waiting room and in therapy/testing rooms has been arranged for appropriate physical distancing.
· Clinicians and clients will wear masks when physical distance is not able to be maintained (i.e during testing).
· Our team maintains safe distancing at all times.
· Restroom soap dispensers are maintained and everyone is encouraged to wash their hands.
· Hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol is available in the therapy/testing rooms, the waiting room and at the reception counter.
· We ask all patients to wait in their cars or outside until no earlier than 5 minutes before their appointment times.
· Commonly touched office items are thoroughly sanitized after each use.
· Common areas and treatment rooms are disinfected at the end of each day and in between each client visit.
If you are attending our office in-person, you must complete a COVID-19 screening questionnaire, prior to entry.
While attending at our clinic in-person, we ask that you bring your own pen/writing utensil, and take all used items with you when you exit. Please look for guidance such as floor markings (wait at the marking at the entrance to the clinic) and proceed to the clinic room as directed by your clinician in order to following Alberta Health Service’s recommendations as it relates to social distancing practices.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office directly.
Thank you for your patience and support.
Calgary's leading centre for effective living, providing practical strategies to build personal, relational, and occupational success.
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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.
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.
Ms.Christy Leeferink overseas 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 works tirelessly to ensure that you have the right clinician based upon expertise and approach.
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.
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.
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 counseling practice that provides support and guidance to families, parents, caregivers, and couples.
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!
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.
Ms. Rory Hornstein is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist & Educator, AFLCA certified Fitness, YogaFit and Pilates (MAT I/MAT II) instructor, and a a certified Bariatric dietitian with a specialization in the dietary management of IBS using a low FODMAP diet.
Her goal is to educate by integrating knowledge and skills in the fields of nutrition, fitness, health promotion and disease prevention.
Mr.Taylor Carrhelps run The Practice Calgary in any way he can. He is here to help make the booking process as smooth as possible and happy to be the friendly face on the front desk.
His interests include golf, wake surfing, and essentially anything outdoors!
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 email@example.com
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Suite 330, 5010 Richard Road SW, Calgary, Alberta T3E 6L1, Canada
09:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.
Mon, Tu, Th, & Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Closed Saturday & Sunday
*Some clinicians offer appointments outside of these hours *