ABOUT US

Our clinic offers a collaborative care approach which allows you to access and enjoy many different services and treatment options. Our team of best-in-class practitioner specialists are dedicated to ensuring every client has a safe and therapeutic visit, every time. 

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Zen Clinic helps the specific needs and treatment goals of all individuals struggling with Mental Health issues,

such as Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Grief, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, Trauma, and overall wellness. 

​Our patients can enjoy an entire collaborative team of Mental health specialists focused on their unique health needs. With full access to our Psychologist, Behavioral Therapist, Mental Health team, Hypnotherapist,  Holistic Nutritionists, Massage Therapists, Holistic Practitioners, and Mental health Retreats. For the ultimate intergraded approach to Mental Health to achieve Long-Lasting benefits and results!

 


All of our Mental Health Team is currently Accepting New Patients and Referrals.


No Referrals Needed - Direct Billing Available

OUR TEAM

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Valerie Di Paolo

Holistic Nutrition Practitioner

My name is Valerie Di Paolo, and I’m Certified in Holistic Nutrition Counseling. I currently perform my services out of the Zen Clinic.

 

I earned my Diploma at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and hold the designation of C.H.N., Certified in Holistic Nutrition.

I work with people of all ages from pediatrics to adulthood. In a compassionate manner, I help clients identify how their current diet and nutrition habits may be impacting the physiological function of their body systems or mental health. I guide clients towards their health and wellness goals by creating a sustainable nutrition and lifestyle plan aimed at supporting each body system and the bio-individual.

 

Sessions are conducted after reviewing completed intake forms in advance, to assess the entire health and wellness picture including potential body system imbalances for the root cause. This falls in relation to symptoms being experienced, main concerns, lifestyle, and wellness goals.

 

Each session holds a judgment-free attitude and is geared towards empowering each client with educational information. This information is intended to serve as lifelong tools and strategies to achieve optimal health and wellness. Clients leave empowered with knowledge alongside a nutritional, supplement (if required), and lifestyle plan with the option to continue with me along their journey.

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Eric Fisher

Substance Dependence Couselor

Hi there, my name is Eric. I’m a Master’s Level Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association.

 

My Master’s degree (MS) is in Clinical Mental Health Counselling and I hold a Bachelor's degree (BS)  in Psychology.

 

I have over nine years of experience in the counseling field in both Canada and the US. I’ve worked in inpatient and outpatient settings which have given me many experiences, learning, and personal growth.

As human beings, I believe that connection is paramount. I join with others in an empathic, genuine, and nonjudgemental way.

 

I often collaborate with those needing help with trauma, addiction, anxiety, relationship concerns, stress, and depression. I see therapy as requiring a holistic touch as there are many avenues to healing.

My goal is to be client-centered and eclectic with my therapy approach. Using a screwdriver to hammer in a nail doesn’t often work! Through working together I hope we are able to open doors that have not yet been opened, close doors that require closing, renovate rooms needing a change, and discover blind spots which were unseen before.

 

Empowerment is vital to the therapeutic process, and I aim to help you find the starting point in your journey of self-discovery. 

Therapies Offered:

1. Accelerated Resolution Therapy - Advanced Certification 
2. EMDR - Basic Training Completed
3. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
4. Strength-Based
5. Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
6. Mindfulness
7. Dialectical Behavioural therapy (DBT)

I also draw from attachment theory, family systems, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and The Gottman Method.

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Assia EL

Master Healer

Assia has many years of experience in life coaching and healing and has been working with us now for over 5 years. She does amazing healing, life transformational work and her reviews vouch for it. She is also a jack of all trades and able to offer professional spa services, from facials, and relaxation massage to cupping. 

Assia is so passionate about what she does, her main purpose in life is to teach love to heal, help, and make a difference in others' lives. She is also a loving mother of four wonderful children. 

Assia is a:
        1.      Hypnotherapist 
        2.      Master Reiki  
        3.      Master life coach
        4.      Lightworker coach 
        5.      ETF (Emotional Freedom Techniques) 
        6.      Master practitioner in Ho'oponopono 
        7.      Naturotherapist 
        8.      Medical aesthetician 

Energy Healing

Karen Matheson

RMT, Master Hypnotherapist-M.Ht, Certified Regression Hypnotherapist-CR.HT  &  Master Energy Healer, Body Intuitive, and Healer

KAREN MATHESON 
RMT, Master Hypnotherapist-M.Ht, Certified Regression Hypnotherapist-CR.HT  &  Master Energy Healer, Body Intuitive, and Healer
Author & Former: Blog Talk Radio Show Host 


Healing from childhood trauma and 3 near-death experiences I was determined to reclaim my life. Not realizing I was Empathic, a Body Intuitive and a Clairvoyant at the age of 8; all I knew was that I could feel, sense, or know what others were feeling. I just assumed everyone could do this. 


Having 8 surgeries in 9 years my body was toxic and emotionally loaded from everything I had experienced and I no longer wanted to feel this way. In my death experiences, I was shown ‘WHO’ I was supposed to be and I have to say I may have been a reluctant participant to stir up the past to heal it but it became evident that if I did not choose to heal that my next death experience would be my last. I chose life!


While searching for a means to heal, I was introduced to Reflexology where I had 21 points triggered on my feet. This released the toxic build-up. My energy increased and my body began to heal. Fascinated with the results, I studied Reflexology and became a practitioner. 


I would later start getting Massage as much as I feared having someone touch my physical body I knew intuitively I needed to do this. In my first massage, I had approximately a thousand flashbacks from my twenty years of childhood abuse. Memories come ripping through my mind – all I could hear was ‘just breath’. As I continue the memory overload lesson which put me in hot pursuit of the body-mind connection. 
Working with my clients I began to experience their emotions.

 

My natural abilities became stronger and I was able to use my gifts to help people heal. Seeing a pattern of emotions associated with particular organs, I wanted to explore more about this connection. I studied Esoteric Healing, a technique that utilized my ability to sense energy. This developed my intuitive connection or should I say “Awaked’ it. 


Later in India, I experienced yoga, meditation, and massage daily as I was having a massage I experienced flashbacks to my childhood trauma. Something that I thought had been resolved. I knew then that I needed to study massage and the connection between body and memory. So I obtained my Master Practioner level in Psychosomatic Therapy. 


Next, would come the realization that a person had to change their beliefs in order not to rebound into old actions. My path took me into REIKI, PSYCH-K, Hypnotherapy, and THETA Healing.

 

Finally, the full-body, mind, and spiritual connection to healing were obtained. I now share these techniques of healing with clients. 


I am passionate to use my gifts and training to guide and help others heal on their Spiritual journey.
 

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Savannah

Office Manager

The key to keeping the clinic running smoothly! 

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Alexandra

Massage Therapist

Registered massage therapist with over 6 years of experience! 

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Lynn B.

Master Reiki Healer & Manifestation Mindset Coach

Hello Beautiful Souls!


Reiki Master Lynn has joined us at the Zen Clinic! Lynn uses Reiki to do energy therapy (more on that later) and she lives right here in Chaparral with her husband, 2 teenagers and their puppy.


Lynn has a deep commitment to sharing the Reiki energy with others after experiencing the benefits of healing with it firsthand. Her purpose in doing this work is to help others connect to their minds and bodies through the support of the universal life force energy. You’ll leave feeling peaceful, calm and re-energized!


"I believe healing comes in many forms and I have experienced many on my journey of growing, expanding and personal development/self improvement. However, after coming up against blocks in therapy, I discovered Reiki 3 years ago. Reiki helped unlocked my ability to heal that much deeper.

Reiki has guided me on a path of self healing and acceptance. Energy healing is often the “missing piece” in Western Medicine healing. If you ever feel like it’s 'ground hog day' or feeling stuck and uninspired, you may have an energy block or even an energy leak. As an empath, I had several unknown energy leaks. No one ever teaches us this stuff”


Have you ever wondered how children never seem to get tired?

When adults struggle with burn out, stress/anxiety and feeling stuck? “Energy” is the answer.


Throughout our lives most of us have never thought of ourselves as energy beings, but in reality we’re 99.99999% energy and 0.00001% matter. Over time, our energy reserves can become depleted, and our chakras become unbalanced. We use different methods to help “improve” this situation (such as using caffeine, taking naps or eating foods with sugar). These aren’t permanent solutions and can actually leave us feeling worse over time.


So what can be done to fix the problem rather than just mask the issue? Reiki can heal and balance your chakras, an important first step that we usually skip over in North America. Reiki leaves you feeling relaxed, which can help improve insomnia, stress, depression, anxiety, and even pain.


In 2016 Lynn was like many of us, burning the candle at both ends. She was using coffee to cope with working long hours. Her sleep was terrible , she was overweight and just uninspired with life.


And then it happened.


She crashed hard and ended up in the hospital for 4 days after suffering extremely terrifying event. Her heart rate went to 190, her hands clenched into tight fists and she passed out - 3 days in a row! Each time she  taken by ambulance to the hospital before finally being admitted to the cardiac unit. Once they realised it was her mind creating this stress and anxiety, she was “forced” to look in the mirror.

"This was the beginning of my spiritual awakening and I spent the next 3 years as a spiritual student. I finally found the secret of managing this loud and chaotic world. I no longer feel drained, burnt out or stressed. I am a recovering people pleaser and have learned energetic boundaries. I have found inner peace, a sense of calm, trust and feel intuitively guided.

I can help you feel the same. I look forward to meeting you, Namaste 🪷”

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Michelle Ryerson

Wellness Coach

Certified Wellness Life coach! She has run Retreats in Bragg Creek with us and offers coaching services at our clinic. She has been with us from the start! 

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Zen

Reiki Healer

Hello beautiful souls, I am delighted to introduce myself…
My name is Zen, and it is my utmost privilege and delight, to be able to continue my Enlightened journey with you all at Zen Wellness Clinic.  

It was not until after my beloved Maa transitioned in mid-2012, my emotional pain body, and physical chronic pain that I endured for so many years prior, had become even more excruciatingly unbearable.   

Consequently, I came across this Divine place in Downtown Calgary which was offering Reiki sessions.   
I had never felt so calm, serene, rejuvenated, and revitalized as I did during and after my first ever Reiki session, when I was carried away into higher dimensions of awareness - a most Sacred space - by my Reiki Practitioner, during which, my beautiful Guardian Angel Maa visited me and whispered a message that I’ll never forget for as long as I shall live.


The message was…
“AWAKEN THE REIKI WITHIN YOU, my beloved daughter, and help humanity with your innate gift.” 
That was all the message I truly needed to follow my path. The path, that has led me today, is to join the Zen Wellness team to offer Reiki and Meditation sessions.  

I graduated with a Master's Teacher training in Usui Reiki in 2016/2017. 
I am also a Certified Master of Law of Attraction, and Advanced Energy Mindfulness for Awakening Consciousness Coach.  


In addition, I successfully graduated from the Awakening Your Light Body Course.  
At the present moment, I am in my deepest journey in pursuing online, Yoga Teachers Training Prep. Program and the Yoga Sutras with my most Respectful Guru in India.   

Since December 2018, I have been volunteering as a Reiki Practitioner with Wellspring Calgary Randy O’Dell House - A Non-Profit organization that serves and provides vital support to Albertans living with cancer.  

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Andrea Krygier

Psychologist

Andrea Krygier is a Registered Psychologist with 27 years of experience providing clinical counseling in both English and Spanish.


Andrea uses an eclectic model of practice that includes solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, narrative, social and psychoanalytical components to help people deal with life challenges.


Andrea approaches each client with curiosity, compassion, empathy, and tailors each psychological intervention to the unique circumstances that clients present.


Andrea is very passionate about understanding human existence and loves to help her clients improve their relationships with themselves, their beloved ones, their jobs, couples, and life dreams.


Andrea is a firm believer in the effectiveness of interdisciplinary work and enjoys working with other mental and physical health professionals to maximize clients' wellness.

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Tabitha Kolo

Mindset Coach & Healer

Hi there!! 


My name is Tabitha, inner child and spiritual healing coach, fitness mentor, and CEO of Shredded Physiques. 


Through years of extensive training, breaking through limiting beliefs, and healing my own inner childhood traumas and self-destructive patterns I have created a safe space for people like yourself looking to release those inner demons. 


I specialize in helping individuals overcome limiting beliefs, heal the inner child within themselves, reprogram their minds to ditch old patterns, to become the BEST version of themselves to finally live the life they desire. 


When you fully learn how to connect with yourself and love and embrace the inner child within you, you will bring more self-awareness and understanding in knowing your current identity and the patterns you present. 


Transformation is an inside job, and change is a process. My services will provide you with proven, practical processes to successfully create life change, but even more importantly it will provide a process for totally transforming your life, from the inside out.


I grew up in a family where my feelings were often invalidated, and many things I did were “wrong” or “not good enough.”


I grew up with feelings of abandonment, unworthiness, and shame. 

You felt like that too, didn’t you?

We didn’t feel like we received the love & affection we needed or the validation that we craved.

So instead we went looking for it. The thing is when you look for love, affection, and validation in your external world, you lose the connection and trust you have with yourself.

My goal is to help you heal, and be a healer. To empower you to create change, shine so darn bright, and fully trust yourself.

That way you can empower yourself and everyone around you to do the same. I want to guide you into the next season of your life and to achieve success in all areas.

Do you want to overcome ANY and ALL limiting beliefs? 


Are you ready to transform those patterns and toxic behaviors no longer serve you? 


Whether it's mental or physical trauma you have experienced it can prevent you from moving forward in life and business. We become conditioned to accept our pains and limiting beliefs preventing us from living the life we desire. 


Do any of the scenarios sound like you?


👉🏼 You feel unworthy of all the things you desire in your relationships 

👉🏼 You fall into the same toxic patterns either consciously or unconsciously 

👉🏼 You felt abandoned, or like your feelings never mattered

👉🏼 You feel unloved by others or have been denying yourself self-love 

👉🏼 You have chronic body pains that won’t go away 


When you fully learn how to connect with yourself and love and embrace the inner child within you, you will bring more peace, awareness, and understanding to why you are the way you are! 


Some of the teachings I have integrated into my practice include but are not limited to:


✅ Identifying your limiting beliefs & blocks 

✅ E.F.T – Emotional Freedom Techniques 

✅ Healing from inner child wounds & discovering the root causes 

✅ T.I.M.E techniques – Time Integrations for Maximum Empowerment 

✅ Programming & Reprogramming your subconscious mind 

✅ Ho’oponopono process – Forgiveness techniques to make peace with past relationships 

✅ Reiki energy healing to balance your chakras 

✅ Breathing techniques to regulate your nervous system to release stress, anxiety, fear, worry, self-doubt, etc 

✅ Soul walks in nature to help you realign and ground yourself 


All of our programs are stemmed from the age 0-7 and those beliefs are unconsciously what you carry forward in the world. 


Inner childhood wounds stem from things such as:


👉🏼 Deep fears of abandonment in your relationships and friendships

👉🏼 Feeling ashamed/unsafe expressing your emotions

👉🏼 Being a people pleaser and avoiding conflict 

👉🏼 Lacking boundaries in your personal and professional life 


Society unfortunately does not teach us how to heal our emotions. We are taught to bury emotions because it’s the quickest way to get rid of them. Shielding yourself prevents you from manifesting, healing, and moving forward. 


It is through healing your wounds, your traumas, and beliefs, that you remember you were whole before life got its hands on you and you have the power to choose how you rewrite your story. 


Once you leave behind your conditioning you will see the lasting impacts on your mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual state.


If you’re ready to connect with yourself and rediscover your identity I invite you into my sacred space to discuss your journey to fulfillment today!