Meet the KR Superhero Sparklers

Hi! It’s great to meet you.

We are a team of specialized child therapists. Collaborating as a team makes us stronger and more adaptable to support the unique needs of each child. Joining forces, we help Calgary kids, teens, parents, and families to grow, sparkle, and shine their Superhero strengths (their spark-tacular Superpowers!)

Explore our professional experience and expertise as specialized child therapists and how each of us could be a great fit in growing your child’s sparkle by clicking on our profile pictures. On the profile page of each of our team members, you will find our professional bio and a whimsical, interactive Superhero Story that you can use to introduce your child to us before they visit EmPOWERland at Kids Reconnect for the first time.

Marcella Galizia, MA, RPsych is a child therapist in Calgary. She is wearing rainbow goggles and a Superhero cape with the Kids Reconnect logo.

Marcella Galizia,
MA, RPsych
DIRECTOR, KIDS RECONNECT

Natalie Bergman, child psychologist, wearing a KR Superhero cape and wielding a silver and gold toy sword

Natalie Bergman,
MA, RPsych, CPT
DIRECTOR, KIDS RECONNECT

Headshot: Katie Musgrove, MEd, RPsych, child therapist at Kids Reconnect. Katie is smiling as she holds a fluffy cow stuffy. The cow is smiling too!

Katie Musgrove
MEd, RPsych
REGISTERED PSYCHOLOGIST

Christine Boyd, MSW, RSW_child therapist at Kids Reconnect. Christine is wearing a car racing jumpsuit.

Christine Boyd
MSW, RSW
REGISTERED SOCIAL WORKER

A woman smiles as she holds a toy cat stuffy. Headshot: Jacqueline Gattens, Registered Provisional Psychologist at Kids Reconnect

Jacqueline Gattens,
MA, RPsych
REGISTERED PSYCHOLOGIST

Headshot: Keisha Arshad, M.A., Registered Provisional Psychologist at Kids Reconnect. Sparkle in process - Witney's picture is coming soon!

Keisha Arshad
MCouns, Counselling Psychology
REGISTERED PROVISIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Marggie Marks, MSW, RSW - Child Counsellor at Kids Reconnect

Marggie Marks
MSW, RSW
REGISTERED SOCIAL WORKER

Calgary child therapist Samantha Merritt, BA, MSc, RPsych

Samantha Merritt
MSc, RPsych
REGISTERED PSYCHOLOGIST

Headshot: Liza (Elizaveta) Eldysheva at Kids Reconnect

Liza (Elizaveta) Eldysheva
MA, Counselling Psychology
FALL ‘24 PRACTICUM STUDENT

A smiling woman in a white sweater wearing gold butterfly wings holds a mint green vintage dial-up telephone. Headshot: Mishaal Jannat, BA, Psychology, Intake Specialist at Kids Reconnect.

Mishaal Jannat
BA (Hons), Psychology
INTAKE TEAM LEAD

A rainbow confetti swirl with text that reads: SPARKLE IN PROCESS. Mary's picture is coming soon!

Mary Molina
BA (Hons), Psychology
INTAKE SPECIALIST

Ana Hoepfner - Kids Reconnect

Ana Hoepfner
BEc
COMMUNICATIONS

Practicum Students

Our Practicum Students provide counselling services at “pay what you can” and sliding scale rates. They practice under the supervision of a Registered Psychologist, as described under the Health Professions Act. Our former Practicum Student, Katherine Archibald, has completed her practicum hours (congratulations, Katherine!)

If you are a student, please note that we are not accepting Practicum Student applications. The Practicum Student role has been filled, and our team’s new Practicum Student, Liza (Elizabeta) Eldysheva, will begin to see clients this fall (2024).

 

Are you looking for affordable counselling options for your child or adolescent?

Please give us a call to learn more and to join the waitlist as a client of our Practicum Student, who will start in September 2024.

Our specialized child therapists team is growing

Our teams of child therapists at Kids Reconnect (and couples therapists at Couples Reconnect) are growing fast, and we are on the lookout for more team members.

We’re hiring – join the team!

If you are interested in joining our team of specialized child or couples therapists, or if you know an outstanding professional who would be a great fit, we would love to hear from you. Find out more about why working with us could be the fun and professionally rewarding opportunity you are looking for on the Calgary Reconnect Counselling Group – Careers page.