ShiftGrit’s Calgary Psychologists Are Trained In Our Innovative And Structured Approach to Therapy

We use specific elements of the most cutting-edge, well-researched, evidence-based, scientific approaches to therapy, put them in the most effective order, and boost results with Shift innovations.

The best psychologist Calgary will re-calibrate your cognitive perspective and subconscious reactions, so you can crush life’s challenges, be more in control of your relationships, reactions, and confidence and consistently approach your goals.

The strength-based, solution focused therapy with us shows up in all areas of life because we train core mental health fitness.

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How Does ShiftGrit’s Therapy Program Work in Calgary

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Step One:

Find the Root Cause

Our registered psychologists launch a detailed investigation into your patterns, mental health history, and past life experience. We use this to identify the root causes of your concerns.

Step Two:

Educate Your Conscious Mind

ShiftGrit Psychologists use this to teach your thinking, or conscious, cognitive mind, why your concern exists, and how it works.

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Step Three:

Train Your Subconscious Mind

A lot of therapy stops at the cognitive, conscious mind but ours goes beyond it.

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Step Four: Application

A New Thought Foundation

You make the changes in your life that you couldn’t do before. Armed with a new thought foundation from ShiftGrit Psychology, you aren’t limited by a mindset that gets in your way. The sky’s the limit!

Work with our Registered Calgary Psychologists

Our central downtown therapy location has both Registered and Provisional Calgary psychologists. We also offer certified counsellors and coaching.

Our structured therapeutic approach can help those with mental health challenges or even high performers looking to optimize their lives.

We treat children over 12, adolescents, and adults for individual therapy.

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Clinical Psychology & Counselling Services:

Individual Therapy & Counselling

Your psychologist Calgary will be interested in identifying your limiting beliefs and how they may “show up” in your day-to-day life.

Utilizing a blend of cognitive behavioural therapy and the reconditioning method targeted at the responses of the “walnut brain,” our primitive, pre-evolutionary brain akin to our animal instincts, we employ psychological techniques akin to classical conditioning. This approach, reminiscent of Pavlov’s work with dogs, represents an inverted form of classical conditioning. Your psychologist will assist you in revisiting traumatic memories and the emotions linked to these limiting beliefs, to diminish their impact on your life.

Additional clinical concerns that we provide psychological intervention for:

  • Trauma
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Avoidant Personality Disorder
  • Behavioural Addictions
  • Anorexia
  • Dependent Personality Disorder
  • Suicidality and Self Harm
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Phobias
Life Optimization Therapy

There are specific non-clinical issues that people often need help with in an effort to optimize their lives. Many high-achievers and entrepreneurially-oriented individuals can benefit from the non-cognitively oriented approach of the ShiftGrit Method from the best psychologist Calgary.

Additional life optimizations that we provide psychological intervention for:

  • Sex Issues and Sex Therapy
  • Communicate Effectively
  • Setting Healthy Boundaries
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Insomnia Treatment
  • Bullying
  • Coming Out (LGBTQ+)
  • Infertility
  • Positive Parenting
  • Child Behaviour Issues
  • Toxic Relationships
  • Grief and Loss
  • Intimacy Issues
  • Polyamory
  • Divorce
  • Self-esteem Concerns
  • Retirement & Empty Nest

We utilize psychological techniques akin to classical conditioning to recondition the responses of the “walnut brain,” akin to rehabilitating a rescue dog’s fear of work boots. The objective is to substitute the fear response with a feeling of safety through gradual exposure to boots in positive, controlled settings. This process mirrors the reprocessing of traumatic associations in humans, accomplished via incremental exposure and controlled responses, essentially reverse classical conditioning.

In this process, we delve into early emotional or traumatic memories. Through reconditioning, we disentangle the emotions tied to these memories, enabling individuals to encounter similar situations without the previously associated emotional reactions. The aim is to facilitate a more productive and fulfilling life, free from intrusive thoughts, behaviors, and emotions. Removing these hindrances allows humans to unleash their remarkable potential.

Calgary Psychologists Directory

At our Calgary-based mental health facility, we proudly feature an experienced team of Psychologists and Therapists. Our expert practitioners are dedicated to providing the highest quality care and offer a range of services tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual. The following professionals make up our talented Calgary network:

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Our Client Experience

At ShiftGrit our dedication to meeting your treatment goals starts with our “Our Client Experience Specialist”, a specially trained customer service representative who will take your information request, phone call, or online booking and make sure that you are matched with a Calgary Psychologist that will identify the root causes of your concerns and train new adaptive responses.

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Get Matched With The Best Psychologist in Calgary For You

Schedule Your First Appointment

Downtown Therapist Calgary

ShiftGrit Psychology & Counselling

815 17 Avenue SW #210, Calgary, AB, T2T 0A1, Canada

Phone: (587) 352-6463

There is street parking available with Parking Indigo Calgary – Lot 250 (Hanson Square)If you are not able to find street parking, there are a few parking lots that are available near the office.
  • Parking Indigo Calgary – Lot 250 (Hanson Square)
  • Parking Indigo Calgary – Lot 069 (High Street)
  • Parking Indigo Calgary – Lot 296 (Scarboro Professional Centre)
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What makes ShiftGrit Psychology a leader in Counselling services?

The Shift Method is a therapeutic relationship that is rooted in attachment and trauma theory. Weakened attachments in early childhood create life challenges through things like negative emotions and limiting cognitions about ourselves.

Utilizing a thoughtfully devised method, based on classical conditioning, exposure, desensitization, attachment theory, and neuropsychology, we extract the core of emotions, actions, and cognitions that hinder individuals from attaining their desired life.

ShiftGrit is proud to be offering Direct Billing from our Registered Provisional Psychologist Calgary with the following main health care insurance providers:

Blue Cross

Canada Life

Green Shield

Direct Billing at ShiftGrit

Other insurance providers may certainly be used, but they will likely reimburse you rather than accept direct billing. If you have any questions about insurance providers or direct billing, please give us a call!

Our Calgary counselling centre includes members of…

There are different regulatory bodies that govern the profession of Clinical Psychology in Alberta.


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College of Alberta Psychologists

The College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP) is the regulatory body for the profession of psychology in Alberta.

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Canadian Psychological Association

Advancing research, knowledge, and the application of psychology in the service of society through advocacy, support, and collaboration.

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Psychologist Association of Alberta

The Psychologist Association of Alberta is advancing the science-based profession of psychology and to promote the well-being and potential of all Albertans.

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Therapists are classically educated AND then specially trained in our unique mental health services.

I've never been to therapy. What can I expect finding a therapist?

We come armed with a very specific, structured program and our Calgary therapists will guide you through it step-by-step. One benefit of working with a directive therapist is that they will orient you to the underlying, causal factors, which avoids getting stuck in surface-level weeds and helps facilitate long-lasting mental health benefits.

How often should I see my therapist?

Depending on treatment needs and financial circumstances, every client is different, but Shift psychologists typically see their clients once every week or two.

How many sessions will it take?

This is a tough one. It’s a little bit like asking a personal trainer how long it will take to bench press 100 pounds. It all depends on personal characteristics, how much work you have to do, how often we see you, how hard you work and how our program clicks with you. That said, our results are fast and furious for most of our clients, and we tend to attribute this to our structured, outcome-driven therapeutic model.  We don’t have wandering discussions; there’s a goal for each and every session, and we try darn hard to help you reach it.

Do you offer phone consultations?

We do not offer phone consultations with our clinicians, but if you have a question, we will always find time to chat. Our Client Experience Specialists are very knowledgeable about our approach and therapy and will help you find the best psychologist Calgary near me. We want you to be comfortable with your choice of a therapist in Calgary near me and the treatment they provide.

What are the fees per session?

Registered Provisional Psychologist - $205-$220* *prices may vary depending on the location(psychologist calgary sw / psychologist calgary nw ).

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