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Meet our Calgary Psychologists

Melodie Sanford - M.A, M.Sc, Registered Psychologist

Melodie is a Masters level professional with outstanding academic training and quality clinical experience providing direct psychotherapy treatment services to individuals, couples, and families. Melodie utilizes an eclectic approach to treatment with an emphasis on client-centered Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

Melodie has worked with a variety of clients of different cultures, abilities and ages experiencing a range of difficulties including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual assault/sexual abuse, self-esteem, substance abuse/recovery, domestic violence, crisis, suicide, anger management, sexuality, gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender issues, career development, life transitions, grief and loss, and relationship issues. Contact Melodie Today >>



Patricia Lavellle - M.Ed., Registered Psychologist

In my life I strive to take a balanced and overall lifestyle approach to living and this extends into how I view and approach counselling. It is well documented in research that "everything is connected". By this I mean that you are impacted by how you are physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Problems in one of these areas has a negative impact on all the other areas. I use a model that includes you at the centre, surrounded by physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects.

With 32 years of experience in both the public and private sectors of counselling children, adolescents and adults, I am happy to meet with you and assist in facilitating improvement in your daily life functioning. Contact Patricia Today >>



Dr. Yvonne Hindes - Ph.D, Registered Psychologist (School and Applied Child Psychology)

I currently live and work in Calgary, Alberta. I completed my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Lethbridge and my Master’s Degree and Ph.D in School and Applied Child Psychology at the University of Calgary. Throughout my education, I have had several opportunities to be engaged in research projects. This experience has resulted in presentations at conferences and publications in peer-reviewed journals. In addition, I am a sessional instructor at the University of Calgary and Athabasca University.

I offer professional and comprehensive psychological assessments and counselling to children and adolescents in order to provide families and school professionals with practical information and recommendations that will support the individual in his/her learning, development, well-being, and everyday life. Contact Yvonne Today >>



Amal Souraya - M.C.

Amal graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Premed), with a major in psychology from the University of Alberta in 2008. She subsequently completed her Masters in Counselling Psychology from Athabasca University in 2013. Amal became a fully registered psychologist in the province of Alberta in 2014.

Amal has had the opportunity to work with a wide range of individuals between the ages of 6-70 years old. She has previously completed her practicum with Alberta Health Services’ (AHS) Student Health Partnership Program in which she worked with students in grades 1-12 with their mental health and school related goals. She has also worked as a counsellor at Catholic Family Services as well as Adult Addictions Services Calgary-AHS. Contact Amal Today >>