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Find healthcare professionals who support folks with eating disorders/disordered eating across Calgary and Southern Alberta.

Calgary – Healthcare Professional Services

Providers are all registered, regulated professionals, including registered psychologists, social workers, and occupational therapists.

Adele Fox

Adele Fox & Associates

  • Specializes in relationships, anxiety/stress issues, disordered eating, work stress and coaching.

PHONE: (403) 809-7809

Angela Grace, (R. Psych)

Heart Centered Counselling

Dr. Angela Grace, Ph.D., is a Registered Psychologist with a passion for the prevention and early intervention of eating disorders and weight bias.  She is a Health at Every Size and social justice advocate.  She provides early intervention for youth who show early signs of poor body image and eating issues.  She is a passionate speaker & writer, and provides education & training about preventing eating disorders & weight bias for teachers, parents, and health care professionals.  She teaches restorative Iyengar yoga classes, provides holistic nutritional coaching, and practices spiritual approaches to recovery

PHONE: (403) 827-8529

Dr. Natasha Kutlesa, (R.Psych)

Special interest in supporting people through transitions and challenges relating to life, sport, or business; treatment of depression, anxiety, and eating disorders; solving complex relationship, family, workplace, and team dynamics; and conflict resolution.

PHONE: (403) 229-0090
CELL: (403) 630-7270

Debra Johnson, (R.Psych)

Healing Minds Psychology

Specializes in Narrative Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), and EMDR.

Works with individuals who struggle with a variety of mental health concerns. These include trauma, developmental/attachment trauma, PTSD, eating disorders, grief and loss, addictions, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, and problems associated with major life changes.

PHONE: (403) 460-4697

Carol Fredrek, (MA, R.Psych)

Healing Matters

Utilizes research-proven counselling methods such as Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

Phone: 403.249-9337  Email: cfredrek@healingmatters.ca

PHONE: (403) 249-9337

Calgary Counselling Centre

Website

Eating Disorder group programming sessions, offered 3 times a year – March, June/July, and October/November.

Serves individuals struggling with overeating and compulsive eating, food restriction, and binge eating and purging. Open to males and females of all ages. Pricing is decided based on a sliding scale.

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InnerSolutions Inc.

Inner Solutions provides psychotherapy and education services to individuals, groups and families.

Provides DBT, CBT, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR), psychological assessments and workshops.

PHONE: (403) 301-3399

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Jen Eld, (MSW, RSW)

Looking Glass Counselling

Specializes in counselling for eating disorders, body image and self-esteem.

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Joanna Jewell, (R. Psych)

Joanna Jewell, (R. Psych)

Jewell Counselling 

Specializes in individuals, couples and family counselling.

Utilizes an empathic integrated approach using Interpersonal (Psychodynamic), Client-Centered and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

PHONE: (403) 397-9925

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May Melnyk (R.MFT, M.SW, R.SW)

Parallel Counselling

Registered Marriage and Family Therapist & Registered Social Worker (Master’s level – Clinical Specialization)

Passionate about working with individuals, couples, and families, particularly in the areas of eating disorders, disordered eating, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, perfectionism, body dissatisfaction, and matters related to ADHD and other neuro-diversities.

9 years experience exclusively treating individuals and families with bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa; 4 years with avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder.

Practices primarily from: Systemic Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Family-Based Treatment (FBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (CBT-AR), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for skills coaching.

Provides exposure therapy and live in-person meal coaching for the treatment of all eating disorders.

PHONE: (587) 880-4798

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Nicole Hartfeld (MC, MSc)

Ashley Pettigrew Psychological Services 

Nicole Hartfeld is a Registered Provisional Psychologist working with eating disorders as one of her areas of specialization. She is currently supervised by Ashley Pettigrew, R. Psych and is working at her private practice.

Nicole has experience working with binge eating disorder, bulimia, and ARFID, and is building her expertise working with anorexia under Ashley’s supervision and mentorship.
PHONE: 825-251-8773

EMAIL: nicole@ashleypettigrew.com

Juno House

Counselling and Consulting

Private practice counselling service specializing in the unique problems and challenges that adolescent girls, young women and their families encounter in the increasingly difficult world that girls must maneuver through.

The mission for Juno House is to motivate girls and young women to build their capacity for emotional health while inviting their parents to develop a more coherent understanding of themselves and their children.

COUNSELLING INQUIRIES >

* For intake inquiries please visit the Juno House website for more information.

Sara Jungen, (R.Psych)

Menla Psychological Counselling

Specializes in stress and anxiety, anger management, trauma, depression and unexpected life changes.

The approach stems from a mindfulness perspective and a conviction that at the core of all people there is basic goodness that is always urging us towards growth and well-being.

PHONE: (403) 228-2425

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Brenda Parkinson, (M.Sc. – Marital and Family Therapy)

Core Counselling

Specializes in eating disorders and also provides therapy to individuals, couples and families facing other psychological challenges and stressors.

Treatment focus includes family of origin work, which looks at how relationships and patterns in the past effect present choices.

PHONE: (403) 465-2253

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Keri Sullivan, (R. Psych)

PHONE: (403) 828-5511

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Ashley Wanamaker, (R. Psych)

Ashley Wanamaker Psychological Services 

Registered Psychologist working in an individual, one-to-one private setting, providing therapeutic treatment and interventions.

Specialized focus working with trauma, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and body image concerns with adolescent and adult clients.

PHONE: (403) 383-5039

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Ashley Pettigrew, (MC, R.Psych)

Ashley Pettigrew Psychological Services 

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

Specializing in eating disorders and disordered eating, body image concerns, trauma and PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder, and anxiety disorders including OCD. Trained in DBT, CBT and ACT.

PHONE: (403) 969-9136
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Rachel Jose, (R.Psych)

Fong Ailon Psychologists

Specializes in disordered eating, eating disorders, body dysmorphia, personality disorders, trauma, self-harm, anxiety, depression, suicidality, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and Conduct Disorder (CD).

Provides parent consultation and support.

Trained in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), as well as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). Incorporates aspects of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, and the Neuro-Sequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT)

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Meisha Kolbuc, (R.Psych)

MeishaKolbuc.ca

Specializes in the treatment of eating disorders for all ages and all genders, since 2012.

Utilizes evidence-based interventions for the treatment of eating disorders including Family-Based Treatment (FBT) for anorexia, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Family Systems, and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) for trauma.

Meisha operates from a Health At Every Size (HAES) approach and utilizes a body acceptance framework.

Meisha has also worked since 2012 as an educator for professionals, families and parents in helping them learn more about the complex nature of eating disorders and how to support those who are struggling with these serious illnesses.

PHONE: (403) 993-4003

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Gillian Elizabeth Boult (MSW, RSW, CYT)

Page on “Psychology Today”

From Psychology Today: “My approach is eclectic in nature, with a focus on working together to develop a treatment plan to achieve your goals. Our counselling sessions are more than just talking; as we will attend to mind, body, and spirit, while finding coping skills that are a good fit for you in order to process the old stuff that’s creating distress in your life.”

  • Free resources available on Insight Timer
  • Currently not offering in-person services
  • Also registered in Ontario

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Teresa Futers (MSW, RSW)

Teresa Futers Counselling

Teresa Futers is a Registered Social Worker with the Alberta College of Social Workers and is authorized to perform Psychosocial Interventions.

Since 2013,  she has been working in eating disorder treatment within Calgary as a therapist, consultant, presenter, and workshop facilitator. She maintains a current working knowledge of best practice in the field by keeping up with the latest eating disorder research. Teresa provides counselling and therapy to individuals and their families, emotion coaching, and parent coaching around eating disorder management.

Teresa pulls from her experience in the following therapeutic approaches to shape her work with clients: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Emotionally Focused, Family Based Treatment for Anorexia, Family Systems, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Person-Centred, and Strengths-Based.

 

PHONE: 587-818-6801

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Dr. Mallory Frayn (PhD, R. Psych)

Impulse Psychology

Email: info@impulsepsychology.com

Dr. Mallory Frayn is a clinical psychologist licensed in both Alberta and Quebec. She specializes in the treatment of eating disorders and disordered eating, particularly binge-spectrum eating disorders. Mallory’s practice, Impulse Psychology, offers therapy to those struggling with eating disorders and disordered eating, as well as related concerns such as emotion dysregulation and interpersonal concerns. She practices from an integrative stance that incorporates behavioural aspects of CBT-E, while also taking a process-based perspective to work with clients on the difficulties that have developed in the context of their lives to date. She also offers therapy for clients located in Alberta via tele-therapy.

Specialization: Eating Disorders, disordered eating, binge-spectrum eating disorders

Treatment Therapies: Tele-therapy for people located in Alberta

Calgary – Paediatricians

Dr. Roxanne Pinson has a special interest in eating disorders and mental health. She works in the Meadow Miles Clinic in Calgary.

Southern Alberta

Palliser Primary Care Network

Palliser Primary Care Network

Located in the River Heights Professional Building the Registered Dietitian provides one on one nutrition counseling for all ages. A referral is needed to access this service.

Nutritional counseling services are often available through local primary care networks (PCN) You can find your PCN through this website. Looking for a doctor who has experience in eating disorders? You can search the Find a Physician site at the College of Family Physicians, by entering “Eating Disorders” in the PRACTICE INTERESTS field (right side, down a bit). You can also filter by TOWN/CITY. The colours on the left side indicate if they are: accepting patients (Green), require referrals (Yellow) or aren’t accepting patients (Red). ​

Theravive is a website that helps people find therapists. Each therapist writes a short bio, listing the areas they treat. You can see who offers eating disorder therapy in Alberta, and search by city/town on the page. Be sure to ask specific questions about their expertise in eating disorders and whether they follow best practices as therapy approaches made widely vary. ​

Lethbridge

Chinook Primary Care Network
Serving Lethbridge, Coaldale, Cardston, Crowsnest Pass, Fort MacLeod, Magrath, Raymond, Standoff, Milk River, Taber, Vauxhall, Picture Butte, Pincher Creek and surrounding areas.
Phone: (403) 388-6510

Chinook Regional Hospital
960 19 Street S
Lethbridge, Alberta
T1J 1W5
Phone: 403-388-6111

Sandra Annis Counselling, Psychologist
1715 9 Ave South
Lethbridge, Alberta Canada T1J 1W4
Phone: (403) 328-1544

Heather Ponech
Registered Psychologist
1715 9 Ave. S
Lethbridge, AB
Phone: (403) 393-6124

Medicine Hat

Palliser Primary Care Network
Serving Bassano, Bow Island, Brooks, Medicine Hat, Oyen and surrounding areas.
Phone: 403-580-3825

Community Mental Health Service
Medicine Hat Provincial Building
346 3 Street SE
Medicine Hat, Alberta
T1A 0G7
Phone: 403-529-3500

Violet C. Pergel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, RFM, RPC-A, C. Specializes in ED.
140 Maple Ave SE, Suite 201A
Medicine Hat, Alberta
T1A 8C1
Phone: (403) 580-6990

Dr. Linda Hancock
​Psychologist, BA, BSW, MEd, PSYD. Specializes in ED.
108, 430-6th Ave SE
Medicine Hat, Alberta
T1A 2S8
Phone: (403) 529-6877

Calgary – Registered Dietitians

Health Stand Nutrition Consulting

Change is possible. Let our eating disorders dietitians help free you or your loved one from diet prison and the guilt and overwhelm from punishing restriction, bingeing, and purging routines. As part of your care team we work collaboratively with your family, family doctor and your therapist. Don’t have a therapist? No problem. We can help refer you to a trusted colleague when needed.

Website: Health Stand Nutrition

Email: info@healthstandnutrition.com

Phone: (403) 301-4106 

Focus: Offers virtual and in-person (Calgary) Nutrition Counselling for Individuals and Families, Free Eating Disorder Educational Resources (including a Newsletter and Blog), Cooking Classes, and Workplace Nutrition Services.

Grace Wong, RD, MSc. CEDRD-S

Grace is a certified eating disorder registered dietitian and an approved supervisor recognized by the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals.  She provides care for all feeding and eating disorders diagnoses (including AN, BN, BED and ARFID) and other mental health conditions (e.g. anxiety, depression, ASD, ADHD etc).

Phone: 403.771.4233

Email: gracewongrd@gmail.com

Nora Heighton, RD, RYT

Registered Dietitian compassionately supporting clients to develop & maintain skills and strategies to overcome eating disorders, disordered eating and body image healing.

ED Freedom Nutrition
Courtney Gault, RD

Although Courtney has experience in multiple specialties, she finds her spark working with those struggling with disordered eating.

Website: Health Stand Nutrition

Email: info@healthstandnutrition.com

Phone: (403) 301-4106 

Focus: Offers virtual and in-person (Calgary) nutrition counselling for individuals and families. 

Jamie Kwong, RD

Jamie will greet you with a warm and approachable smile that has a way of putting you at ease. You can count on her to be adaptive and collaborative in coming up with right-fit solutions that meet your health, mental health and family needs.

Website: Health Stand Nutrition

Email: info@healthstandnutrition.com

Phone: (403) 301-4106 

Focus: Offers virtual and in-person (Calgary) nutrition counselling for individuals and families. 

Wan Xu, RD

Wan enjoys connecting with a wide range of clients, especially those who struggle with mental health concerns, eating disorders and those that have a complicated or stressful relationship with food and their body.

Website: Health Stand Nutrition

Email: info@healthstandnutrition.com

Phone: (403) 301-4106 

Focus: Offers virtual and in-person (Calgary) nutrition counselling for individuals and families. 

Jessica Begg, RD
Jana Spindler, RD, CCC

Jana has developed a niche in working with recovering yo-yo dieters, eating disorders, mental health clients and athletes. Jana’s philosophy focuses on working towards enjoyment of all foods and body confidence. Jana is also a Canadian Certified Counselor and has completed her Masters in Counselling Psychology.

Website: Health Stand Nutrition

Email: info@healthstandnutrition.com

Phone: (403) 301-4106 

Focus: Offers virtual and in-person (Calgary) nutrition counselling for individuals and families.

Vincci Tsui, RD

Registered dietitian and certified intuitive eating counselor specializing in adults struggling with chronic dieting, disordered eating, and eating disorders. https://vinccitsui.com/

Email:vincci@vinccitsui.com

Phone: 403-650-9336 

Britney Lentz, RD

Britney is passionately interested in helping individuals heal from yo-yo dieting, disordered eating, and restrictive eating disorders. Britney’s philosophy is that all foods can fit into our eating patterns, recognizing that food is so much more than the nutrients it contains – it brings us joy, connection, flavour, and fun!

Website: Health Stand Nutrition

Email: info@healthstandnutrition.com

Phone: (403) 301-4106 

Focus: Offers virtual and in-person (Calgary) nutrition counselling for individuals and families. 

Alison Epp, RD
While Alison has diverse experience in a wide range of areas, she specializes in eating disorders (such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder) as well as sports nutrition and fertility.

Website: Health Stand Nutrition

Email: info@healthstandnutrition.com

Phone: (403) 301-4106 

Focus: Offers virtual nutrition counselling for individuals and families. 

Daniela O'Brien, RD
Daniela’s non-judgemental, calm demeaner mixed with confidence and clear direction is especially helpful when families are struggling with meal planning challenges, picky eating, health issues and complex eating disorders.

Website: Health Stand Nutrition

Email: info@healthstandnutrition.com

Phone: (403) 301-4106 

Focus: Offers virtual nutrition counselling for individuals and families. 

Calgary – General Physicians

If you know of other family doctors in the Calgary region who have experience with eating disorders, please let us know.