About Us – Our Approach

We help people of all faiths, backgrounds, and genders.  We believe that all people are deserving of and able to live and experience the best possible life that they can imagine.  We believe in being creative in how we work with you, in how we find ways to support you in achieving wellness and in finding ways to make seeking help and support as accessible as possible.

The Vivid team is committed to working with you to understand you, your concerns, and your goals.  We will come up with a plan that best suits you and support you in a non-judgmental and collaborative manner.

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Our Services

Anxiety

100%

Depression

100%

Stress

100%

Sexuality and Intimacy

100%

Couples and Marital Counselling

100%

Grief and Loss

100%

Job Loss

100%

Career

100%

General Well-Being and Life Satisfaction

100%

Self-Esteem

100%

Health and Wellness

100%

Corporate and Organizational Support

100%

20%

of Canadians will be affected by a mental illness in their lifetime

3,000,000

Canadians are suffering from depression right now

67%

of people suffer in silence and do not seek help

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Meet the Team | Calgary Psychologists

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Natalie Vandenberg

Owner, Registered Provisional Psychologist

“I am deeply humbled by the courage and bravery that my clients show every day in my office.  It is a privilege for me to hear their stories; to hear about their struggles and challenges, as well as their successes and achievements.

I believe that we can all experience growth and positive change within our lives and that we can find clarity of mind and heart.  I believe that we can find ways to live authentically and that we can find our voices and sense of belonging in our worlds.

I have experienced my own struggles with feeling like I was not making the difference I wanted in my life and made the decision to go back to school.  I wanted to find a way to help people in their lives in ways that I found lacking when I needed support.  It is my wish that every experience at Vivid feels supportive, non-judgmental, compassionate and is focused towards finding engagement, balance, and growth.”

Owner of Vivid Psychology and registered provisional psychologist, Natalie has spent over 15 years working within the business sector to help and coach employees within their careers as well as in their daily lives. Natalie has also acted as an advisor to business leaders, providing coaching and mentorship. Natalie has had the opportunity to work with diverse groups of people on a variety of outreach and non-profit initiatives in the communities of Northern and Southern Alberta.

Natalie has a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Calgary and her Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Calgary.

Nico Scholten

Registered Pyschologist

“If the challenges of life have become overwhelming, I am here to help. I am known for my ability to establish a trusting relationship in which you can share your story and gain insight and perspective.

I am a ‘senior’ psychologist with 45 years of experience working in virtually all levels within the fields of addiction and mental health. Relationships, addictions, trauma, anxiety and depression are my focus, and you finding the right partner for the counselling process is essential.”

Nico came to Canada from the Netherlands in 1967. He had a brief career as a teacher before going on to a career in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment. Nico was the Executive Director of a Children’s Mental Health Centre in Sarnia, Ontario and the founding CEO of Whitespruce Youth Treatment Centre in Yorkton, Saskatchewan; the first residential treatment centre for chemically dependent adolescents and their families in Canada.

Prior to retiring from Alberta Health Services, Nico was a Senior Clinical Specialist in Rehabilitation and Concurrent Disorders with Addiction and Mental Health Services. Presently, Nico works as a psychologist and counsellor and has a small private practice where he provides supervision and consultation to provisional psychologists.

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Hilda Leon

Registered Psychologist

“I always feel inspired by people’s resilience and their ability to overcome distressing events in their life. I am honoured to accompany my clients in their journeys and see them become stronger and healthier individuals, finding strength and hope even during the most difficult times. 

I believe counselling is a collaborative relationship characterized by trust, respect, compassion and acceptance. Your well-being is my priority, I offer you personalized and effective tools proven to improve personal well-being. I am committed to inspire you to discover new ways of thinking about yourself and your life and create the life you deserve.”

Hilda is a registered psychologist. She has a BSc in Psychology and a Master of Counselling from the University of Calgary. She has a focus on grief, anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, attachment and relationship issues. Moreover, she is certified in cognitive behavioral therapy and couple therapy.

She offers you a wide range of experience in several areas of mental health. Her work experience included bereavement counselling, family counselling, couple therapy, trauma and addition. She has worked for different non-profit organizations such as YWCA, Catholic family Services, Canadian Mental Health Association and Alberta Health Services – Adult addiction and mental health, as well as in private setting helping adults, couples and families. Her clients described her as knowledgeable, respectful, helpful, sensitive and patient. She also offers evening or weekend appointments in English and Spanish.