Welcome

Welcome to Janus Associates / Calgary Psychology Group - Your resource for optimizing psychological wellbeing and performance. We offer counselling and assessment services to individuals, couples and families through personal, employer and physician referrals.

Location


Parking: conveniently located onsite with direct access to the building (Indigo). Free 2-hour parking is available on 18th Ave SW. Paid street parking available, that is free after 6 p.m.

933 17th Ave SW, Suite 502
       Calgary, AB T2T 5R6
Phone: 1.403.269.9600
janus@janusassociates.ca




Why choose Janus?

Janus Associates has enjoyed a long reputation for providing quality psychological service since 1976. While ownership has changed hands over the years – we continue to hold ourselves to the highest standard of treatment you can trust. Our practitioners are highly trained and committed to maintaining ongoing professional development.

About Janus

The Janus name is inspired by Roman mythology meaning new beginnings, gateway to change, and transitions. In Greek mythology Janus is depicted as a God with two faces as seen in the image here – facing both the future as well as the past. The scepter in one hand offers empowerment over our destiny (History isn’t Destiny!); and the key unlocks our potential towards becoming our best selves. This aligns with purpose of psychotherapy, to draw strength, lessons and insights from our past, with a view to creating a preferred way of being and flourishing.

Established in Calgary in 1976, Janus Associates is a group of registered psychologists available to provide a broad range of counselling and consulting services to individuals, couples and families, groups and organizations.

Janus Associates is a division of the Calgary Psychology Group, that has built a solid reputation within the medical community and continues to respond to physician referrals concerning a wide range of psychological issues.

All of Janus Associates' practitioners are formally trained, clinically experienced and professionally licensed by the College of Alberta Psychologists, ensuring quality service backed by adherence to a professional code of ethics.

Practitioner Profiles

Dr Lydia Ievleva
Director / Registered Psychologist

Lydia has over 30 years of experience as a practitioner – currently as a psychologist in Alberta, following from 4 years in Ottawa (2014-2018), and 20 years as registered psychologist in Australia (1994-2014); and in Florida before that (1988 – 1994).

She works with individuals, couples and groups on building resilience and promoting psychological wellbeing; on issues ranging from anxiety and depression, stress, grief, trauma, relationships, sport and performance, and with those facing health challenges.

Lydia holds a PhD from Florida State University specializing in counselling psychology, sport and health psychology. She received her MSc in Sport Psychology from the University of Ottawa; and Honours BA in Psychology from Carleton University.

Lydia is holistically-minded in her approach to psychological issues and wellbeing, and has contributed to the Masters of Wellness program at RMIT University (Melbourne, Australia), where she taught a popular online course on Positive Psychology for close to ten years.

Lydia draws on a variety of modalities in her practice that include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness-based, positive psychotherapy, coaching psychology, and psychodynamic. She integrates her training in the Gottman Method (Levels 1 and 2) with Emotionally Focussed Therapy (EFT) and Positive Psychology applications with couples.

Lydia has a very warm and engaging approach that creates a safe and accepting environment enabling sharing and exploring possibilities. With Lydia, you will:

  • Learn to transform weaknesses into strengths, and let go of what’s been holding you back to more confidently pursue your goals and dreams.
  • Become more self-aware and feel more in charge over your destiny.
  • Improve decision-making (and reduce second guessing that can be debilitating).
  • Handle stress and pressure better.
  • Feel supported in facing the dark side of what is troubling you, to better see and cultivate what is best in you.
  • Develop a better relationship with your body – to work with it rather than against it.
  • Explore how to better navigate the storms in your relationship; to get back on track more quickly – to rebuilding trust, friendship and appreciation for one another.

For more information go to Lydia’s website



Roche Herbst
Registered Psychologist

Roché’s practice focus is on psycho-educational, cognitive and psychological assessment in children, adolescents and adults. She received her Masters degree in Psychology at the University of South Africa in 2000, and is currently in the process of completing her Doctorate degree.

As a psychologist and HR professional, Roché understands the optimal functioning requirements in school, work and home settings. She assists individuals in gaining a better understanding about opportunities and challenges related to intellectual functioning, psychological, mental health and related behaviour. These include anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, ODD, giftedness, career assessment, workstyle or talent assessment, study and workplace accommodations.

She has worked, lived and travelled in different countries with a deep appreciation of diverse cultures and lifestyles. Her goal is for each person to embrace their uniqueness in building a healthy and meaningful life.



Jacqueline Limoges
Provisional Psychologist

Jacqueline Limoges is a Registered Provisional Psychologist and holds a Masters of Counselling Psychology (MACP) with a focus on Health and Wellness. She also has an educational background in Dance, Fashion, Fine Arts/Design, and Psychology.

Jacqueline was born and raised here in Calgary and works from an integrated holistic approach drawing from various therapeutic modalities that include: Client Centered Therapy, Solution Focused and Strength Based Therapy, Mindfulness- Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Psychodynamic, Gottman Method (Level l) as well as Emotion-Focused Therapy. Additional training in Trauma, Narrative Therapy, and Expressive Arts Therapy.

Jacqueline enjoys working with people on a range of issues and has a special interest in working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, life transition, stress management, interpersonal relationships concerns and other needed areas to overcome life's difficulties. Jacqueline's main focus is on Quality of Life when working with adult individuals and couples.

As a Client-centered therapist, I believe in you and your ability to uncover and realize solutions and resources you already possess. Collaboratively we will work together to create a plan that is effective in developing short and long term goals that makes sense for you. The strengths I bring to you are a positive working alliance of mutual respect, where collaboration is key in successfully achieving effective client outcome. I provide support and guidance in a safe environment.


Referral Network
Janus Associates endeavours to provide the best match for client needs by drawing upon a strong referral network of experienced mental health practitioners.


Counselling

Counselling for Individuals and Families

Janus Associates offers prompt, confidential assessment and treatment for a wide range of issues. If you have extended health care benefits for counselling, Janus Associates services will be covered.

Each practitioner draws from a variety of different approaches within a therapy session. Most are trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) but will also use approaches from Interpersonal, Narrative, or Family Systems theory, as appropriate. All of our counsellors are committed to being efficient in your treatment, and to being responsive to your needs.

Our services are available in person as well as via secure online video format or telephone.

Individuals

Most of us will struggle or feel stuck at some point in our lives, and need help with processing our experiences and finding better ways to manage and grow – to not just survive but to thrive. Janus Associates practitioners can provide a valuable sounding board as well as help with issues including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Stress and Health Challenges
  • Marriage/Relationship Problems
  • Co-dependence
  • Addictions
  • Workplace Stress
  • Body Image
  • Career and Life Transitions
  • Anger Management
  • Self-Confidence
  • Abuse/Family Violence

Couples

Relationships are complicated. Whether you have been together six months or 20 years, an objective third party can help you learn new skills and sort out old issues. We can help with strategies to boost relationship satisfaction and resolving issues such as:

  • Bridging communication gaps
  • Negotiating roles and responsibilities in the home
  • Intimacy
  • Infidelity
  • Separation/Divorce

Children

Children often experience difficulty growing up. They can struggle with issues at school, family relationships, regulating feelings and may require more help than parents can provide. If your children are exhibiting behaviours which concern or alarm you or their teachers, consulting with a child therapist is recommended. Our therapists provide quality service based on the latest research to ensure your child’s success. Some issues that children face include:

  • Anxiety
  • Peer Pressure
  • Trauma
  • Family Relationships
  • Self Harm
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Grief and Loss

Families

Families are our biggest source of support and can be our biggest source of stress. They are foundational for children, providing them with an opportunity for normal neurological and social development. When things go wrong, through events such as separation and divorce, families need a coordinated and comprehensive approach to sort out issues. Our family program will assess and advise your family around a therapeutic approach to make your family and kids the best they can be.

Assessment

Psychoeducational Assessments

Your child (age 7 and up) may be struggling with school work or there may be behavior concerns that impact their ability to function effectively. Sometimes a child is not performing at grade level expectations or performing above grade level expectations and might be gifted. Your child may have difficulties with boredom, attention and focus or difficulty with emotional regulation. Doing a psychoeducational assessment to understand those factors that impact on your child’s learning, and can have significant benefits throughout their school years.  

Post-secondary students may also use psychoeducational assessment reports to apply for grants or required accommodations for their respective programs.

For more information regarding the process and cost involved – contact Roche via our website or email: Janus@janusassociates.ca.

ADHD Assessments

Difficulties with attention, forgetfulness and emotional regulation can pretty much interfere with everything else in a person's life i.e. life, work, studies and relationships. ADHD can present challenges and opportunities. Specific questions will focus on those behavior symptoms that are closely related to ADHD. Standardized tests and checklists provide a better understanding of how it plays a role in a person's overall situation, history and areas of functioning that are most impacted.
For more information regarding the process and cost involved – contact Roche via our website or email: Janus@janusassociates.ca.

Career Assessment

Career assessment focuses on values, motivation, interests, personality and the way in which a person thinks and learns. Integrating the assessments results, questionnaires and other data in a holistic way will give us clear guidelines as to the broad fields and/or occupational categories most suitable to a person's natural cognitive functioning, personal values, worldview and personality, so as to ensure alignment with their prospective career/venture.

The value of a comprehensive career assessment is applicable to high-school looking for career direction and potential vocational alternatives. For post-secondary students and adults, it is valuable if a person is at a time in their life where you are considering a career or occupational change.
For more information regarding the process and cost involved – contact Roche via our website or email: Janus@janusassociates.ca.

Gifted Assessment - Westmount Charter School only

This is a 2-step process. If it is determined during the assessment that a student does not meet the criteria for intellectual giftedness, which is defined as having an IQ score of 130 plus or minus five, then the parents will be notified by phone. This also means that they have the option of not paying for a summary report or attending an in-person feedback meeting.

If it is determined that the student does meet the criteria, then parents will receive a summary report during the feedback discussion meeting.
For more information regarding the process and cost involved – contact Roche via our website or email: Janus@janusassociates.ca.

Workstyle Assessment

Are you looking to go above and beyond current industry standards of using job-fit assessments and competencies to provide the most effective approach to hiring, identifying and developing talent?

Role-suitability is a well-researched and evidence-based systematic process not only based on a solid theoretical framework, but delivers real results. It is about providing a deep and thoughtful analysis of person-role suitability at any level of work complexity within the organization. The use of scientifically valid, reliable and accurate predictors of performance ensure that you can sit back and relax, knowing we are using a credible and highly effective method. Individual, Team, Leadership and Talent assessments are offered.
For more information regarding the process and cost involved – contact Roche via our website or email: Janus@janusassociates.ca.

For Referring Physicians - A Resource for Physicians

The relationship between psychological wellbeing and health is well established. Individuals with good coping skills and support networks adapt more readily to medical challenges.

Preferred Provider Service

Janus Associates has provided psychological services to the Calgary medical community since 1976. As a practising physician, you may choose to recommend the services of a psychologist to assist your patients with the mental, emotional or stress challenges due to, and contributing to health concerns. Janus Associates would like to be that service provider.

Why Refer to Janus Associates?

Janus psychologists have expertise and experience in various areas of psychological practice (see Counselling Services). All are registered by the College of Alberta Psychologists and, as such, are regulated by a governing body with a professional code of ethics and fee guidelines.

The psychologists at Janus Associates believe that an integrated model of health and wellness is most effective for patient care. We are willing to, and prefer, to work in collaboration with physicians to provide such care to your patients.

HealthCare Benefits and Insurance

Psychological counselling is not usually covered by Alberta Health Care. However, many patients will have coverage (sometimes referred to under paramedical services) through employer benefits or health insurance plans. All of Janus's services are eligible for coverage under extended benefits/insurance plans.

Contact

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