Meet our therapists

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Melody Evans M.Sc. R., Psych., RMFT

Melody is a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy Registered Clinical Psychologist, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Certified EMDR Therapist and Approved EMDRIA Consultant.

As a psychotherapist she treats individuals, couples, and families in her private practice, Can’t We Just Get Along Counselling Inc. Melody believes the name reflects an honest truth about life and relationships: at some point, we all struggle to get along with someone in our lives, whether it be a person we work with, live with, or even someone we love.

Melody has spent the past 16 years studying relationships and has helped many people make the positive changes they desire in their lives. She has overcome a number of life challenges, so it’s safe to say that she not only knows what challenge is but, more importantly, knows how to deal with difficulties when they arise. She would love to help you improve your life and provide support for the challenges you are facing.

Melody evans

Melody has earned a Master’s of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy and is a Registered Psychologist with College of Alberta Psychologists as well as a member of the Psychologists Association of Alberta and a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Melody is a certified EMDR therapist with EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) and a member of EMDR Canada. She is approved by (CAP) College of Alberta psychologist to supervise provisional psychologists who are obtaining full licensure with the college.

Melody lives in Calgary, Alberta with her family.

Priyanka Kumar

Pri is a Provisional Psychologist, having completed a master’s degree in Counselling Psychology and presently pursuing a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

She has over a decade of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families in a variety of settings delivering client specific interventions, general assessments and working with health, education and social service systems. She aims to create a space that is safe, respectful and non judgemental, where individuals and couples can rediscover the essence of who they are. Every person, couple and family’s needs are unique and the sessions are tailored based on approaches that best fit the uniqueness of each individual’s journey to healing.

Her clinical focus includes Anxiety and Depression, Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders, Relationships, Identity Issues, Parenting challenges, Emotional Regulation and Self Harm, Personality Disorders, Adjustment Issues, Grief and Stress.

Whether it is tools to strengthen relationships and improve adaptive functioning, a safe space to process unfamiliar emotions or ways to find meaning and hope in difficult situations and break away from unhelpful patterns, she looks forward to helping you achieve your goals.

Lana Lawrence

Master of Social Work – Clinical Specialization
(RSW) Registered Social Worker

Lana has a Masters of Social Work with a Clinical specialization and is a Registered Social Worker with the Alberta College of Social Workers. She has over 8 years of experience supporting children, youth, adults and families to create strong, supportive relationships that provide the basis of a strong family unit.  Through the development of rapport, Lana is able to connect with clients, assess their needs and develop unique plans that support each individual, couple and family along their personal healing journey.

Lana works with clients of all ages, supporting them in improving their relationships, developing effective strategies for conflict and building a sense of confidence and self-worth. She utilizes evidence-based interventions and assessments that are tailored to each individual client and couple in order to best support them. Lana works with individuals experiencing but not limited to: Relationship concerns (couples, parent-child conflict), depression, anxiety, trauma, self-actualization, grief and loss.

Examples of therapies/interventions used: The Gottman Method for couples; Narrative therapy including ‘telling your story’ and externalization; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) including exploring cognitive distortions, mindfulness activities and journalling/thought records.