Natalie Bergman is a child psychologist based in Calgary who specializes in helping parents find a new way of understanding their child’s behaviour and a new way of responding to it. Natalie is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists, as well as a Registered Play Therapist™ (RPT™) with the Association for Play Therapy (APT), and a co-founder and director of Kids Reconnect in Calgary. She has also completed additional training with the League of Extraordinary Adlerian Play Therapists and Learn to Play Therapy Events.
By creating an environment where trust thrives and where all needs are respected, Natalie empowers children to discover their potential. She helps parents learn how to influence their child’s life, working with parents and kids to achieve the positive changes parents would like to see. She loves creating child counselling experiences at Kids Reconnect that feel adventurous, joyful, and fun for kids.
Natalie is passionate about working with children and families and has many years of experience with play-based therapy, which is a natural way for children to communicate. Using her caring heart to connect with children emotionally, Natalie helps children to heal with heart-to-heart conversations.
Using her profound insights into the world of children, Natalie helps parents to understand and connect with their child. She has completed an Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy® and Core Skills Training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy® with the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT). She is a member of the Association for Play Therapy (USA), the Psychological Association of Alberta (Canada), and the ICEEFT.
Natalie is bilingual and speaks both Russian and English.