Counselling for individuals, families, couples and teens. In person and virtual session, no waiting list. Psychologists & Social Workers
Best Calgary Social Workers and Psychologists. If you feel anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed. we will get to the root of the problem and provide you with practical strategies.

Meet Our Counselling Team


Our team of counsellors are here to help you in a variety of areas that you or your teen are struggling with.

At times, life can feel hopeless, overwhelming, like you are stuck and not sure how to feel happy but this is what you desire!

Shelly Qualtieri

Founder & Owner
Registered Social Worker

Have you ever felt hopeless, sad, overwhelmed and unsure of life. I believe with the right supports everyone can have the life they desire.

As the owner of Shelly Qualtieri & Associates Counselling & Coaching, my goal is to create a safe and supportive space for teens and adults to feel a little lighter after each session, empowered and more control of their life - with understanding the root cause of the challenges while providing practical tools and strategies to implement in their lives.

I have always felt a passion to support people in understanding the root cause of their challenges and those sticky and hard moments. I look at counselling as being bite-size, achievable, with tangible strategies to find resolution to those areas you feel stuck. As we unpack these together I love the sense of empowerment I see grow within you.

I have extensive knowledge supporting individuals with thoughts of suicide, self-harm, anxiety and depression, overwhelming emotions, relationship challenges, negative self-talk, low confidence and struggles with self-esteem.

I am also a highly sought-after speaker, educator and facilitator for staff and leaders in many corporations and organizations across Canada and the USA. To learn more please click "Inspiration".


Top rated therapist in Calgary. Shelly Qualtieri helps with suicide ideation, self harm, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, ruminating thoughts, & negative self talk.
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Best Online Counsellor, Nichole McKever supports: men’s issues, anger, perfectionism, low confidence, anxiety, depression, trauma, and uses EMDR.

Nicole McKever

Registered Social Worker


Have you ever felt as though no one understands you?

It can be difficult to open up, trust, and share with a stranger when you have been dismissed by so many people. When this happens we feel alone and like we have nowhere to turn because we have been led to believe that our concerns aren’t valid. My hope and goal is to create a safe space for you to share your story.

I’ve always had a natural curiosity for people and their stories because I believe in a person’s potential. Often, finding the root causes of symptoms/ concerns helps us build a plan to heal and create change-this is how I help my clients! My passion is to hear your story, offer support, share information, and help you address your concerns using tangible strategies.

I have extensive knowledge supporting individuals with anxiety and depression, negative self-talk, emotional regulation, low confidence and struggles with self-esteem, perfectionism, men's issues, anger, trauma and relationship challenges.


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Marizabel Forno

Registered Provisional Psychologist


Often times on our life’s journey, we may encounter moments of anxiety, feelings of isolation, perfectionism, or moments where we have felt overwhelmed by external pressures.

Anxiety, loneliness, difficulties within relationships, and overwhelming feelings are sometimes part of life's journey. It is my goal as a Registered Provisional Psychologist to create a safe, healing environment for you and me to explore these difficult times together. I will meet you wherever you are in your journey, and tailor each session to honour your unique experience.

My passion is holding space for individuals who are living with anxiety, depression, ADHD, borderline personality disorder, and acquired brain injury. I provide support in the areas of couples therapy, family counselling, identity, life transitions, relationship dynamics, emotional regulation and sport-related counselling.

I honour the connection between the mind and the body and often use somatic therapies to facilitate this connection.

 Marizabel Forno is a (sports) psychologist who works with: perfectionism, performance anxiety, team dynamics, athletes, couples, & families.
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We Have a Variety of Sessions to Support You.


90-Minute Initial Intake

To Get Us Started


Your initial intake session will focus on what has brought you to counselling.

We will talk about your strengths, challenges, goals & a little more to move your journey forward.

50-Minute Sessions

Teens & Adults


Lets begin our time together and work towards your goals.

90-Minute Sessions

Adults Only


If you feel you need a little more time this is the session for you.

30-Minute Quick Consultation

Ongoing Clients Only


For ongoing clients who need a little support between sessions

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Teens & Adults


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Initial Intake Session (90-Minutes) and 3x 50-Minute Sessions and rest assured you are on your way to wellness.

**Please ensure you book your first session as the initial intake where we will talk about what brought you to counselling, your strengths, set goals & a little more to move your journey forward.                                                           

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3x 50-Minute Sessions ($585.00 SAVE: $15.00)


6x 50-Minute Sessions ($1140.00 SAVE: $60.00)

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Payment & Cancellation Policy 


PAYMENT:  All major credit cards, e-transfer. 

We kindly request 24 hours notice for cancellation and rescheduling of appointments, otherwise, the full session fee will be charged. This applies to missed sessions also.

Please understand that this policy is based on fairness to you, your therapist, and other clients needing appointments. There is a high demand for services and for certain times of day, and when you book a session, that time is reserved exclusively for you.

We appreciate your understanding.


Insurance Coverage

Fees may sometimes be covered by private extended health care insurance available through your employer (Green Shield, Blue Express / Blue Cross, Great West, Manulife, Sun Life, Cooperators, etc.)

It is your responsibility to check with your insurance provider & benefits coverage in relation to qualifications required of the counsellor for coverage.

You will be required to seek reimbursement directly from your insurer; any necessary information will be provided to your insurance provider as requested.

Fees not reimbursed by insurance providers are a tax-deductible health expense. 

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