Registered Provisional Psychologist

Nevena

Kalajdzic

“I believe that the quality of our relationships significantly affects us, so I think it’s important we look at how we might strengthen or improve our connections to live more fulfilled lives.”

About Me

I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist whose work centers around strengthening relationships and connections. After working with children, teens, and families for 10+ years, I’ve come to learn that relationship improvement can be an antidote to stress.

For couples and families, strengthening relationships might mean working on being more open with one another, learning to share and listen effectively, knowing when and how to set boundaries, and how to respond in difficult situations. For parents, it might mean learning how to support their children with managing big emotions, learning how to respond to behavioural challenges, or how to shift their parenting as children grow older. For teens, it might mean learning how to express their needs and still turn to their parents when they need support.

Sometimes, to have better relationships with others, we also need to examine our relationship with our self. I believe therapy can be a great way to engage in self-discovery and exploration of your identity as well as learn how to use your existing strengths to help you move from places where you feel stuck. As a therapist, I aim to support you in that process in a way that aligns with your beliefs, values, and goals.

My past experience has involved working in various roles supporting children, youth, and families within campus-based and community mental health programs, outreach/in-home support, and in school settings. This has included working with people who were experiencing complex mental health concerns, socio-emotional and behavioural challenges, relationship issues, and trauma.

In my practice, I use an integrated approach by drawing on a variety of theoretical and therapeutic modalities. Partly due to my own lived experiences as an immigrant, I find it especially important to be a culturally sensitive therapist and consider how our environment affects us and our relationships.

Ultimately, I believe that effective therapy requires a special connection between the therapist and the client. I strive to offer an inviting, respectful, and non-judgmental space in which clients feel safe to authentically share all parts of themselves, and I feel honoured each time a client chooses me to support them in their journey.

Credentials and Ethics: I am licensed by the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP) and a Professional Member in good standing with the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta (PAA). I apply CAP’s Standards of Practice, Bylaws, and Practice Guidelines as well as follow the Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists. I hold a Master of Counselling degree from the University of Lethbridge and a Bachelor degree in Psychology from the University of British Columbia.

Counselling Services Offered

Individual Counselling for Adults
Individual Counselling for Teens (Ages 12-17)
Couples and Relationship Counselling
Family Counselling

My Theoretical Approaches

Attachment-Based
Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
Culturally Sensitive
Emotionally Focused
Family Systems
Integrative
Narrative
Person-Centered
Relational
Strength-Based
Trauma-Focused

My Specialties

Relationship Issues
Interpersonal Skills
Anxiety
Stress

My Expertise

Anger Management
Behavioural Issues
Coping Skills
Depression
Divorce
Emotional Disturbance
Grief and Loss
Life Transitions
Marital and Premarital
Parenting
School Issues
Self Esteem
Self-Harm
Suicidal Ideation
Trauma

Book a Free Consultation With Me

If you would like to see if I am a good fit for your counselling needs, book a free, no-obligation, 20-minute phone or video consultation.