About High Point Psychology
High Point Psychology is a Calgary-based psychology practice specializing in psychological assessment and counselling for children, adolescents, and adults. See our full list of services here.
At High Point, we believe that all people should have an opportunity to reach their highest potential. We use a strengths-based approach in our work with clients -- we help you recognize your own strengths and provide recommendations and strategies that will work for you.
Andrea Stelnicki, PhD
Registered Psychologist (Alberta #4778; BC #2546)
Andrea works with children, adolescents, and adults providing psychological assessment, consultation, psychoeducation and therapy. Andrea has worked in public and rural schools, not-for-profit agencies, and mental health clinics with a wide range of clients of all ages and with unique strengths and areas of need. She has extensive training and experience in the assessment of learning disorders, intellectual ability, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), mood and anxiety disorders, language disorders, and other neurodevelopmental disorders. She provides treatment for mood and anxiety disorders, social skills deficits, ADHD and executive functioning challenges, using an approach that will work best for the client. With her training and experience in educational psychology, Andrea is also able to provide consultation to your child’s school for individual program plan (IPP) development or effective strategies for the classroom.
Andrea has a passion for working with young people and their families who are searching for an answer as to why they are struggling at school, at work, or in their daily journey. She takes a comprehensive, systems-approach to assessment, seeking input from families and schools to fully understand the individual and their experience.
Andrea received her Master of Science (MSc; 2013) and Doctorate (PhD; 2018) in School and Applied Child Psychology from the University of Calgary. She completed postdoctoral fellowship position (2018-2021) at the University of Regina and Canadian Institute of Public Safety Research and Treatment (CIPSRT) studying mental health and treatment for public safety personnel, first responders, nurses, and their families. She stays active in the psychology community by volunteering for the College of Alberta Psychologists' Practice Advisory Committee. Andrea is an Associate Faculty member at City University of Seattle, Calgary Campus, and a sessional instructor at the University of Calgary and St. Mary's University in Calgary, AB. When she gets a spare moment, Andrea enjoys spending time with her family and dogs, staying active, knitting and crafting.
Please note: Andrea is not currently available to supervise practicum students or registered provisional psychologists.
Andrea provides free 15-minute phone consultations to explain our process with you. If you are interested in exploring the benefits of our services for yourself or your child, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andrea is not currently accepting new clients. To be added to the waitlist, please click here.
Chris Graham, MC
Registered Psychologist (#6159)
Chris is committed to creating meaningful therapeutic relationships that support those he works with in achieving the lives that they want. Chris believes that our ability to create meaningful connections with ourselves and those around us is central to our wellbeing. He looks forward to connecting with you to support you in further embedding wellbeing in your life. Chris aims to provide a safer environment where you can explore yourself and your struggles and he can support you in creating the life that you want. He believes that no matter how big your struggle feels today, it can be better. Chris is committed to ongoing training and uses the latest research to support you in navigating your way toward the life you deserve.
"I believe that much of the harm we experience occurs within relationship and that the therapeutic relationship can offer the support, safety, and connection necessary to experience repair. I am confident that we can work together to ensure you are supported in the ways you need and deserve."
Chris offers counselling services for individuals, couples, and families. He has particular experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma, people of diverse abilities, sex and sexuality, trans and gender diverse care, and intersections between these identities and experiences.
Chris's pronouns are He/Him/His
Carmen Gietz, MA
Registered Provisional Psychologist (#6035p)
Carmen is supervised by Rosalynde Hill, MSc, RPsych (#3151) and Dr. Andrea Stelnicki, RPsych (#4778)
Carmen is a Registered Provisional Psychologist who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and their families. Carmen provides psychological assessment, therapy, consultation, and parent coaching. She employs a collaborative, trauma-informed, strengths-based approach to her work with youth and their families. One size doesn’t fit all and Carmen will tailor her supports based on your personal values and goals. She has a passion for helping young people know and grow their strengths and bring about positive changes in their everyday lives.
Carmen has extensive training in the assessment of intellectual ability, learning, attention, and social-emotional functioning, as well as how all these factors intertwine to create unique profiles and neurotypes. She can provide evidence-based supports to children and their families to better understand and cope with anxiety, ADHD, executive functioning difficulties, school avoidance, learning differences, and emotional/behavioural dysregulation.
Carmen has a Master’s Degree in School Psychology (MA, 2011) from the University of British Columbia. She joins High Point Psychology after 11 years experience working as a School Psychologist in the public school system. Her knowledge of the education system is an asset when working collaboratively with your child’s school team.
In her spare time, Carmen can be found exploring the outdoors with her family, baking, cheering on her favourite baseball team, or working her way through her many ‘must read’ book lists.
Registered Provisional Psychologist (#2822p)
Jena is supervised by Marlen Walker, M.Ed., RPsych (#3010)
Jena works with youth (13 - 18 years old) and adults who suffer from trauma, stress, relationship issues, boundary setting, anxiety, depression, and sexual and gender exploration. Jena has a special interest working with the LGBTQ* community and strives to make a safe and welcoming space for them. She also has a passion for working with addictions and has 10+ years experience working with this population in residential treatment settings and, more recently, private practice. Recently she taught psycho-educational workshops in a residential inpatient setting. The workshops were about concurrent disorders, self-esteem, anger management, and healthy communication.
Jena works primarily from an attachment lens and is trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). She also uses techniques from Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Solution Focused Therapy.
Jena is a Registered Provisional Psychologist, Psychologists Association of Alberta member, and EMDR therapist. She received her Bachelor of Science, Specialization in Psychology with Completion of the Industrial Internship in Psychology from the University of Alberta (2013). She completed her Masters of Counseling Psychology at City University of Seattle - Calgary Campus.
In her spare time, Jena can usually be found doing something active like climbing, hiking, Muay Thai, or lifting weights. When not being active she likes to spend time with her nephew, reading books, or sitting down with her partner watching movies or playing video games.
Kassandra Burk, BA
Kassandra received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree with Distinction through the University of Calgary (BA; 2021). Kassandra’s undergraduate honours research thesis focused on patients’ experiences and perceptions of virtual healthcare services, which she presented at the 2021 Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) conference. Kassandra is currently completing her Master's Degree in School and Applied Child Psychology at the University of Calgary, with the aspiration of becoming a Registered Psychologist in the future.
Kassandra has a passion for mental health and well-being. She has experience working with youth and adolescents through different non-profit organizations, and she also has a passion for research. In her spare time, Kassandra enjoys hiking, paddle boarding, camping, cooking, and spending time with her family.
Kassandra welcomes your inquiries and is pleased to answer any questions you may have about High Point Psychology.