Private Counselling Services

Our Therapists

David Williamson, PhD, RPsych

Hi! I’m Dr. Dave. I’m a registered psychologist with a passion for supporting children and their families through some of their most difficult times. Even before pursuing psychology as a profession, I had the privilege of working with at-risk young people. Those early experiences pushed me to receive training as a clinical psychologist. I received my clinical training in Alberta, British Columbia, and Illinois in a variety of settings: from mental health clinics, to multiple pediatric hospitals, to mental health summer camps! I love to teach and train other therapists and currently supervise a team of therapists as a clinical co-ordinator at Wood’s Homes. I am also a clinical supervisor at the University of Calgary Psychology Clinic where I supervise clinical psychology graduate students.

Expertise:

  • Children, adolescents, and their parents
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Child behaviour problems
  • Trauma and maltreatment
  • Obsessive-compulsive behaviours
  • Psychoeducational assessments
Daina Havens, MSW, RSW

Hello! My name is Daina Havens. I am a registered social worker with a Master's Degree in clinical practice from the University of Calgary. I have had the privilage of working within the human helping field for 20 years. Prior to following my passion for clinical work and couples therapy, I focused on developing a holistic interpersonal practice expanding my knowledge in Massage Therapy, Reiki, Meditation, Reflexology, Birthing Support (Doula) and Yoga Instruction. I believe the foundation for growth and change is the therapeutic relationship. Connection, comfort and the formation of trust are the keys to finding new ways to handle life and change. I use a flexible approach integrating knowledge from differing therapy approaches depending on the needs of the client, situational goals and individual preferences. I engage in gentle humour and find value in these small and suttle moments of self care.

I draw as much from my holistic experience as I do from my clinical work supporting individuals, couples and families with their interpersonal and systemic challenges.

Approaches:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Solution-focused therapy
  • Compassionate therapy
  • Narrative therapy
  • Emotionally-focused therapy
  • Mindfulness

Expertise:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Couples therapy
  • Domestic abuse
  • Child developmental challenges