Meet the KR Superhero Sparklers

Hi! It’s great to meet you. We are a team of specialized child therapists. Joining forces as a collaborative team makes us stronger and more adaptable to support the unique needs of each child. Together, 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 each of our profile pages, you will find our professional bio, as well as a whimsical 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
Director, Kids Reconnect

Daniel Prasad, RPsych - headshot coming soon!

Daniel Prasad,
MACP, RPsych
Registered Psychologist

Diana Izard, child therapist, Registered Social Worker at Kids Reconnect

Diana Izard,
MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker

Child therapist Ledja Pengu hugs a milkshake squishmallow

Ledja Pengu,
MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker

Calgary child therapist Samantha Merritt, BA, MSc, RPsych

Samantha Merritt,
BA, MSc, RPsych
Registered Psychologist

Headshot: Keisha Arshad, BA, MACP Practicum Student at Kids Reconnect

Keisha Arshad,
BA
Practicum Student*

Headshot: Nadia Ivanchikov, BEd, MEd, MACP Practicum Student at Kids Reconnect

Nadia Ivanchikov,
BEd, MEd
Practicum Student*

Headshot: Andrea Seva wearing butterfly wings using an antique rotary phone

Andrea Seva
BSc
Intake Team Specialist

Abigail Marsh

Intake Team Specialist

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.*

Give us a call to learn more and to book an appointment.

Our 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.

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.