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Natalie Bergman, MA, RPsych, CPT

Director, Couples Reconnect

I am a Registered Psychologist and director of Couples Reconnect and Kids Reconnect.

Currently, I am pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Counselling Psychology. I hold a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University in New Brunswick, Canada, and a Master of Science in Psychology (Russia).

In the realm of couples relationships, I specialize in applying Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) techniques to balance out the emotions between partners. I have completed an Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy® and Core Skills Training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy® with ICEEFT. My professional expertise also includes completing two years of Functional Family Therapy (FFT) and leveraging these techniques to address the entire family dynamic, beyond the perspective of the dynamic of the couple, when it is relevant and beneficial.

“Shared laughter is an indicator of relational health—and it’s also a building block. Finding the lighter, humorous side of their shared experience strengthens the couples’ bond.
Laughter attracts; humour keeps us going.”

Couples counselling can be fun!

Play is not just for kids. We learn and connect best when we are having fun.

Using a playful approach with couples is effective, and a true delight. I love helping couples to have fun throughout the sessions and to create more shared joy in their daily lives at home. I am a Certified Play Therapist (CPT) with the Canadian Association for Play Therapy (CAPT™) and a Registered Play Therapist™ (RPT™) with the Association for Play Therapy (APT).

My professional memberships include the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT), the Canadian Association for Play Therapy (CAPT), the Association for Play Therapy (USA), and the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta (PAA).

Laughter and love go hand in hand as couples walk towards closeness and reconnection. They are universal languages that I look forward to sharing with you.

I am professionally fluent in both English and Russian — and I laugh in both languages.

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Couples Reconnect, a branch of Calgary Reconnect Counselling Group, acknowledges that we are gathered on Treaty 7 territory, the original home of the Blackfoot Confederacy, comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, and Kanai First Nations; the Stoney Nakoda, comprised of the Chiniki, Wesley, and Bearspaw First Nations; and the Tsuut’ina First Nation.  This territory is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3 within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. Located on this traditional territory, our mission is to spark reconnection and healing within couples, kids, parents, and families. We do this work with respect for these First Nations and in a spirit of humility, kindness, inclusion, and diversity.

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