Trio Psychology & Cathryn Hanssen

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verified by Psychology TodayI am a Registered Psychologist in the province of Alberta. I am also married, and am extremely fond of animals – so fond of them that I have four rescue dogs of my own. I enjoy numerous activities, including hiking and ultimate frisbee. Another passion of mine is volunteering with animal rescue groups in Calgary.


I am professional, caring, and open-minded. I will help you achieve a better understanding of yourself and increase your sense of personal happiness. Together we can remove the blocks that keep you from living the best life you can. It’s like if you can imagine a world that appears grey, and then suddenly someone turns up the colour. I will not only listen to your concerns, but I will also offer tools and solutions to help you move forward.

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“Hi, I’m Simon, I’m new to the gang and one lucky dog. You can read my story here.”

My education began with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Winnipeg. I then went on to complete a Bachelor of Human Ecology, major in Family Studies from the University of Manitoba. Needing a break, I decided to take 10 or so years off from studying, during which time I worked for a doctor’s office, a hospital, the Government of Manitoba, the Government of Alberta, an EAP, and a non-profit agency.

After working in numerous positions I decided that I wanted to fulfill my dream of becoming a Psychologist. I returned to school and completed a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology. Upon completing this degree, a year and a half of training followed and finally, I was a Registered Psychologist!

In my work with clients I offer professional and confidential services. I assist people to gain insight into their concerns, and also the skills to manage them. My hope is that the variety of my education and experience will help me to assist others to reach their own goals.

I chose the name Trio Psychology as it has several meanings for me – it represents my trio of dogs (now four), all of whom have unique personalities and are a large part of my life. It also represents the basis of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – thoughts, feelings, and behaviours – which is the framework that I often work within.

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