Meet Our Team

We’re a passionate team, focused on supporting girls to thrive in relationships and life.

Tasha Belix

Tasha Belix MA, Director, Author, Speaker

As a Registered Psychologist practicing in Calgary, Alberta, she has a passion for working with children, adolescents and families. As a mother of three girls and a Brownie leader, she is particularly interested in creating opportunities for girls where they can gain a deeper understanding of their inner strengths and develop into leaders.
Her passion for children dates back to her choice of profession: twenty years ago she worked towards earning a Degree in Psychology from the University of British Columbia while also working full time as a Youth Worker for PLEA Community Services, mentoring young people in the foster care system.
She took her education a degree higher: She completed a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology through The University of Chicago between 2001 and 2004 while also starting her family.
Upon moving to Calgary in 2006, Tasha worked full-time as a counsellor for AADAC (Alberta Alcohol & Drug Abuse Centre) in adolescent drug and alcohol treatment, gaining a deeper understanding of addiction and how it affects the entire family. She reduced to part-time in order to care for her growing family: She worked as a Play Therapist at Discovery House Family Violence Prevention and later The Alex Youth Health Center to focus on supporting young people with Depression, Anxiety and Trauma issues.
In 2010 she started a small private practice while also working towards the highest level of certification available in Alberta: in 2014 she became a Registered Psychologist with the Alberta College of Psychologist and formed her practice Tasha Belix Pyschology Ltd. Tasha is also the founder and Director of B’tween Girls Programs. A therapeutic group offered to girls aged 8-15 who are Super Feelers and need help coping with the stresses of everyday life. B’tween Girls also has an 8-week program offered to school, designed for grades 4,5 & 6. For more information visit www.btweengirls.ca. In addition to all of this Tasha contributes to the mentoring program for girls called Fast and Female. A program where acclaimed female athletes help support young girls and encourage confidence and well being through sporting activities. Last but not least, Tasha is a co-author of a book called ‘What do you do with a feeling’ due to be published in November 2018.

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Christina Groth MC:AT

Registered Provisional Psychologist

Christina is a Registered Provisional Psychologist in the province of Alberta; receiving her Masters of Counselling Psychology from Athabasca University. Christina is also a Certified Art Therapist, completing an Advanced Diploma at the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute in 2014. Working from an integrated and strengths based approach, Christina draws on many techniques and interventions to develop treatment plans that are unique and specific to individual need. Christina has over 5 years of counselling experience in the areas of anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, emotional regulation, grief and loss, divorce and separation, self esteem issues, parenting strategies and family conflict and more. Christina specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families offering Personal Counselling, Group or Family sessions .

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Melanie Badour MC

Registered Provisional Psychologist

I’m Mel, a registered provisional psychologist passionately working with children and adolescents, as well as parents seeking to better understand and support them. Deciphering “normal” (or expected) behaviours from unhealthy ones can be difficult. The whole family is impacted when behaviours become concerning, and especially when they have spun out of control.

I started my career as a teacher and for 12 years I taught Grades 6-12 in Canada and overseas. I now provide counselling and consultation services within schools and private practice. I have a keen interest helping those struggling with relationships, transition/change, perfectionism, anxiety, depression, and self-harm. I use a creative and eclectic approach that is attachment-focused and trauma-informed. My strength is in building safe and trusting relationships. I place feeling heard and understood as vital to the counselling process.

On a more personal note, when I’m not at work…you can find me walking with my husband and our giant dog Lucy, getting creative in the kitchen, enjoying a local music event or travelling to remote places. When I don’t think anyone is watching…you might find me blasting music and dancing for my dog;)

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Malvern Nyamande

Family Counselor, EMDR Therapist

Malvern is Registered Social Worker with a Masters in Clinical Social Work. Enjoys working with children, adolescents, and families. Malvern espouses the idea that people are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them (Carl Rogers). Malvern draws his treatment approaches from EMDR, CBT, DBT, and Narrative Therapy. Malvern has worked for Children Services, Alberta Health Service, Supported Lifestyles, Chicken On the Way (yes way), Home Depot, FedEx and Starchoice (Shaw Direct). He takes pride in having attended 3 universities in Calgary, Why? Just for fun and to discover himself. When not doing therapy, he enjoys riding and shopping for motorcycles, playing soccer, watching the news and cleaning his truck, it's a guy thing (Please don't tell his wife).

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Tasha brings a warmth, energy and skill to her practice that invites “tween” girls to want to tell her everything and engage with her. This is essential in working with this age group…. you have to feel connected and seen and understood by your therapist to do the work… and Tasha then makes the work feel easy. Tasha has invested in her training in affective neuroscience to ensure she is truly changing the brains of the young girls and parents she is working with… this is true change at the core, not simply behaviour management.” Lois Sapsford, MSW Juno Counselling & Consulting/ Juno House Director… specialists in adolescent girls and young women’s mental health.

Lois SapsfordDirector - Juno House