Bright Directions Psychology

Bright Directions Psychology Our goal is simple: to help you take the steps you need to move in a bright direction. Our services are offered both in-person and remotely via telepsychology.

We specialize in an innovative and integrative approach to the assessment and treatment of children, youth and young adults, delivered in-person and via telepsychology. Our psychology practice specializes in an innovative and integrative approach to the assessment and treatment of children, youth and young adults. What makes our practice different? We build trusted, connected relationships with ou

r clients. This is the foundation of our practice and paramount to the success of our clients. Our practice is led by one of Calgary’s top psychologists, Dr. Martina Kanciruk, who has specialized training in educational and mental health assessment, as well as treatment and intervention with a cognitive behavioural approach.

Practicing these four steps can help to manage anxious thoughts! Disclaimer: The content contained in this post is for i...
02/26/2024

Practicing these four steps can help to manage anxious thoughts!

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Quote of the week: communication 💭Disclaimer: The content contained in this post is for informational purposes only. It ...
02/23/2024

Quote of the week: communication 💭

Disclaimer: The content contained in this post is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please seek the advice of your qualified mental healthcare provider with any personal questions you may have.

Keeping a self-esteem journal may help you recognize what you bring to the world!Disclaimer: The content contained in th...
02/02/2024

Keeping a self-esteem journal may help you recognize what you bring to the world!

Disclaimer: The content contained in this post is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please seek the advice of your qualified mental healthcare provider with any personal questions you may have.

It is so important for our little ones to be able to label their emotions! Labeling emotions helps them to recognize wha...
01/11/2024

It is so important for our little ones to be able to label their emotions! Labeling emotions helps them to recognize what they may been feeling so that they can feel heard, understood & validated.

Disclaimer: The content contained in this post is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please seek the advice of your qualified mental healthcare provider with any personal questions you may have.

Quote of the Day! Disclaimer: The content contained in this post is for informational purposes only. It is not intended ...
01/09/2024

Quote of the Day!

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Wishing all of you a happy holiday season! See you in the new year.
12/21/2023

Wishing all of you a happy holiday season! See you in the new year.

Our third annual Giving Tree is back at the office! Our clients will get to choose a coloured ornament that represents o...
12/07/2023

Our third annual Giving Tree is back at the office! Our clients will get to choose a coloured ornament that represents one of the chosen charities. For every ornament on the tree that matches the respective charity, we will donate $10 to that organization.

This year we are supporting four wonderful charities:

-KidSport Alberta
-Skipping Stone Foundation
-Society for Autism Supports & Services
-MS Canada

Tip of the day Tuesday!Disclaimer: The content contained in this post is for informational purposes only. It is not inte...
12/05/2023

Tip of the day Tuesday!

Disclaimer: The content contained in this post is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please seek the advice of your qualified mental healthcare provider with any personal questions you may have.

We’re thrilled to welcome our new team member Marie! Marie has extensive and specialized training in psychological asses...
11/21/2023

We’re thrilled to welcome our new team member Marie! Marie has extensive and specialized training in psychological assessments. Her experience and training have allowed her to hone her skills in the assessment of ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, giftedness, learning disorders, intellectual disabilities, and social-emotional concerns.

Welcome Marie!

When we find ourselves focusing on the bad instead of the good, it can be helpful to use an "at least statement." For ex...
11/02/2023

When we find ourselves focusing on the bad instead of the good, it can be helpful to use an "at least statement."

For example, "I may have missed the final goal in the soccer game but at least I played better than my last game!"

Disclaimer: The content contained in this post is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please seek the advice of your qualified mental healthcare provider with any personal questions you may have.

The work we do to improve ourselves always reflects to the outside world. Disclaimer: The content contained in this post...
10/26/2023

The work we do to improve ourselves always reflects to the outside world.

Disclaimer: The content contained in this post is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please seek the advice of your qualified mental healthcare provider with any personal questions you may have.

We’re thrilled to welcome our new team member Melanie! Melanie has extensive training in several counselling approaches....
10/24/2023

We’re thrilled to welcome our new team member Melanie! Melanie has extensive training in several counselling approaches. She welcomes work with late teens and adults going through experiences of anxiety, depression, life transitions, self-exploration, chronic pain, grief/loss, and trauma/PTSD. Melanie is currently accepting new counselling clients. Welcome Melanie!

Remember that it's okay to not be the best, as long as you continue to try!Disclaimer: The content contained in this pos...
10/19/2023

Remember that it's okay to not be the best, as long as you continue to try!

Disclaimer: The content contained in this post is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please seek the advice of your qualified mental healthcare provider with any personal questions you may have.

Tip of the Day - ResilienceDisclaimer: The content contained in this post is for informational purposes only. It is not ...
10/17/2023

Tip of the Day - Resilience

Disclaimer: The content contained in this post is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please seek the advice of your qualified mental healthcare provider with any personal questions you may have.

The Five Senses Exercise can greatly help in moments you are feeling stressed. Disclaimer: The content contained in this...
09/28/2023

The Five Senses Exercise can greatly help in moments you are feeling stressed.

Disclaimer: The content contained in this post is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please seek the advice of your qualified mental healthcare provider with any personal questions you may have.

Tip of the Day - Getting Organized!Disclaimer: The content contained in this post is for informational purposes only. It...
09/26/2023

Tip of the Day - Getting Organized!

Disclaimer: The content contained in this post is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please seek the advice of your qualified mental healthcare provider with any personal questions you may have.

Quote of the Day!Disclaimer: The content contained in this post is for informational purposes only. It is not intended t...
09/21/2023

Quote of the Day!

Disclaimer: The content contained in this post is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please seek the advice of your qualified mental healthcare provider with any personal questions you may have.

Tuesday Tip of the Day - MindfulnessDisclaimer: The content contained in this post is for informational purposes only. I...
09/19/2023

Tuesday Tip of the Day - Mindfulness

Disclaimer: The content contained in this post is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please seek the advice of your qualified mental healthcare provider with any personal questions you may have.

Tuesday Tip of the Day - First Then.Disclaimer: The content contained in this post is for informational purposes only. I...
08/01/2023

Tuesday Tip of the Day - First Then.

Disclaimer: The content contained in this post is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please seek the advice of your qualified mental healthcare provider with any personal questions you may have.

Just a friendly reminder that you can handle anything!Disclaimer: The content contained in this post is for informationa...
07/27/2023

Just a friendly reminder that you can handle anything!

Disclaimer: The content contained in this post is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please seek the advice of your qualified mental healthcare provider with any personal questions you may have.

Tuesday Tip of the Day - Positive Self-Talk!Disclaimer: The content contained in this post is for informational purposes...
07/25/2023

Tuesday Tip of the Day - Positive Self-Talk!

Disclaimer: The content contained in this post is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please seek the advice of your qualified mental healthcare provider with any personal questions you may have.

Automatic negative thoughts can work to reinforce negative feelings that we have about ourselves and the world around us...
07/06/2023

Automatic negative thoughts can work to reinforce negative feelings that we have about ourselves and the world around us, and usually result in overwhelming and stressful everyday experiences. The first step in breaking the cycle of automatic negative thoughts is recognizing them, which can then help us question them in order to start thinking in more adaptive ways.

Disclaimer: The content contained in this post is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please seek the advice of your qualified mental healthcare provider with any personal questions you may have.

Tip of the day Tuesday!Disclaimer: The content contained in this post is for informational purposes only. It is not inte...
07/04/2023

Tip of the day Tuesday!

Disclaimer: The content contained in this post is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please seek the advice of your qualified mental healthcare provider with any personal questions you may have.

Quote of the day!Disclaimer: The content contained in this post is for informational purposes only. It is not intended t...
06/29/2023

Quote of the day!

Disclaimer: The content contained in this post is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please seek the advice of your qualified mental healthcare provider with any personal questions you may have.

Mental filtering is a tricky cognitive distortion that prevents us from seeing the entire picture. Using some of these t...
06/28/2023

Mental filtering is a tricky cognitive distortion that prevents us from seeing the entire picture. Using some of these tools and tricks, we can better understand when mental filtering may be happening, and the first steps to take in order to manage it.

Disclaimer: The content contained in this post is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please seek the advice of your qualified mental healthcare provider with any personal questions you may have.

Learning the specific triggers and symptoms of our stressors can help us manage them more effectively, efficiently, and ...
06/22/2023

Learning the specific triggers and symptoms of our stressors can help us manage them more effectively, efficiently, and help us use the most appropriate strategies for overcoming them.

Disclaimer: The content contained in this post is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please seek the advice of your qualified mental healthcare provider with any personal questions you may have.

Executive functioning tools can assist with developing and managing the ability to undertake even the most difficult tas...
06/20/2023

Executive functioning tools can assist with developing and managing the ability to undertake even the most difficult tasks.

Disclaimer: The content contained in this post is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please seek the advice of your qualified mental healthcare provider with any personal questions you may have.

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490, 5119 Elbow Drive SW
Calgary, AB
T2T4H4

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 9am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 9am - 4:30pm
Thursday 9am - 4:30pm
Friday 9am - 4:30pm

Telephone

+14032220626

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