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At The Practice, clinicians offer dynamic and flexible support. We offer unique service delivery including in-clinic, home, community and workplace settings via in-person, by phone or Skype. We are leading the way in providing innovative and collaborative care for our clients. Our clinical team works closely together so that you benefit from the strength and experience of each team member. This approach also ensures that you will never be left without support should your primary clinician be temporarily unavailable.
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The Practice Calgary
Christy Leeferink, BA, Client Care Manager
Christy's contribution to The Practice Calgary is dynamic. She sets the standard for excellence in client care through administrative leadership within our team. She is available to answer your inquiries and works tirelessly to ensure that you have the right clinician based upon expertise.
Taylor Carr, Administrative Assistant
Taylor helps run The Practice Calgary in any way he can. He is here to help make the booking process as smooth as possible and happy to be the friendly face on the front desk. His interests include golf, wakesurfing, and essentially anything outdoors!
Carmen Dodsworth, Ph.D., Registered Psychologist
Dr. Carmen Dodsworth founded The Practice Calgary in 2011 after 10 years of service delivery in clinical, community, hospital and educational settings in both Alberta and British Columbia. She provides services across the lifespan for individuals and families including direct support, consultation and coordination. Carmen completed her PhD studies in Psychology, with a focus on behavioural neurology and health psychology bringing the latest in research and practice to our clinicians and ultimately to you.
Joanne Stephen, Ph.D., Registered Psychologist
Dr. Joanne Stephen is a Registered Psychologist with over 20 years experience in Health and Clinical / Counseling Psychology. She has expertise in clinical assessment and intervention, with individuals, couples and families. Joanne has additional experience in executive coaching and group facilitation, and has worked at program development, evaluation, and implementation.
Liann Meloff, Ph.D., Registered Psychologist
Dr. Liann Meloff is a registered psychologist with over 14 years of experience in her field. Dr. Meloff is a graduate of the University of Calgary and the University of British Columbia where she earned a Ph.D. in Applied Psychology, and is a member of the College of Alberta Psychologists. While Dr. Meloff maintains a broad base of clients including adults and couples, she specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents and families with a variety of presenting issues including: anxiety, depression, divorce, ADHD, behavioral problems, self-esteem, self-harming, and body image. Dr. Meloff utilizes a variety of approaches with her clients with an emphasis on cognitive behavioral therapy and structural family therapy. Dr. Meloff also incorporates play therapy into her work with children.
Naomi Varricchio, RCSW Clinical Social Work
Naomi Varricchio has a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Calgary and is registered with the Alberta College of Social Workers. She has been practicing psychotherapy for ten years in the Calgary area. She has experience assisting individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, stress, and addictions. Naomi has training in a number of therapy modalities and has experience supporting other therapists in their clinical practices. She works with individuals, couples, and families.
Rory Hornstein, Registered Dietitian
As a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist and Educator, Rory's mission is to help people by developing healthy eating habits. Her goal is to educate by integrating my knowledge and skills in the fields of nutrition, fitness, health promotion and disease prevention. An AFLCA certified Fitness, YogaFit and Pilates (MAT I/MAT II) instructor at Heavens Fitness, Rory has had over 12 years experience. Her strong health and wellness background and visionary approach to learning make for a very stirring combination in the fields of nutrition and physical activity. Rory is a certified Bariatric dietitian empowering her clients to become "intuitive eaters" and reach their goals; one bite at a time. She uses a "non-dieting" approach and encourages her clients to adopt an overall healthier lifestyle for achieving their goals. Rory is a specialist in the dietary management of IBS using a low FODMAP diet. Her focus is on how to safely and effectively implement a low FODMAP diet in clinical practice. Rory has completed FODMAP training through Monash University in Australia.