Meet Natalie

Meet Natalie

Natalie making a heart shape with her hands. She is sitting on the floor of a playroom, surrounded by fluffy unicorn stuffies.

Natalie Bergman (Learn more) is a Registered Psychologist in the province of Alberta and a Registered Play Therapist™ (RPT™) with the Association for Play Therapy (APT). She specializes in helping parents find a new way of understanding their child’s behaviour and a new way of responding to it.

By creating an environment where trust thrives and where all needs are respected, we will empower your children to discover their potential. There are three biggies in the parent-child relationship: cooperation, respect, and power. We can help you learn how you influence your child’s life and we can work together on what you would like to change. Natalie is passionate about working with children and families and has many years’ experience with play-based therapy, which is a natural way to communicate for children. She is bilingual and speaks both Russian and English.

Natalie throwing unicorns in the air
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Education, training, and credentials

  • Registered Psychologist in the province of Alberta (#4709) with the College of Alberta Psychologists
  • Registered Play Therapist™ (RPT™) with the Association for Play Therapy (APT)
  • Pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Counselling Psychology
  • Master of Arts Degree in Counselling Psychology (Yorkville University, New Brunswick)
  • Member of the Association for Play Therapy (USA)
  • Member of the Psychological Association of Alberta
  • Master of Science in Psychology (Russia)
  • Worked as a Parent Coach at Catholic Family Services and a Counselor at Family Youth Sexual Abuse Treatment Program
  • 2 years of training in Functional Family Therapy
  • Extensive training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for anxiety, depression and schizophrenia
  • Completed an Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy® and Core Skills Training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy® with the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)
  • Completed “Beginning Adlerian Play Therapy”, an APT continuing education course with the League of Extraordinary Adlerian Play Therapists.

Natalie is the director of Calgary Reconnect Counselling Group, a psychology practice with two specialized branches for kids, families, and couples: Kids Reconnect and Couples Reconnect.

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