$180-$200 per hour

Gavin Leslie

registered provisional psychologist
virtual and in-person

Gavin is a Registered Provisional Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists, Supporting clients in Calgary, Airdrie, and Virtually. He uses a direct and non-judgmental approach to therapy that incorporates a variety of techniques from different therapeutic modalities.

Gavin has experience helping adults and adolescents navigate various life experiences including healing from trauma and PTSD; processing grief and loss; navigating and thriving with ADHD, OCD, depression, and anxiety; managing stress and burnout; and addressing behavioural concerns. Gavin also has experience working with couples to address various relationship issues, improve communication, and build stronger connection.

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Gavin Provides Assessments & Counselling

Gavin has experience providing professional assessments and counselling for individuals and couples in a variety of capacities. Many of his clients are adolescents and adults who are looking to recover and develop resilience to better cope with anxiety, depression, trauma (PTSD), low self esteem, disordered eating, grief, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), work concerns and chronic health issues.

ADHD in Adults

Gavin has the knowledge and experience to provide effective strategies and recommendations to help adults develop useful skills to manage their challenges, nurture their strengths and improve their overall standard of life.

Anger

Do you feel angry most of the time? In his sessions, Gavin provides a safe space to understand these feeling and develop strategies to calm yourself down and regain your composure before you feel overwhelmed.

Anxiety

Gavin works individuals who are living with generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, performance anxiety, and panic attacks. He helps his clients recognize and challenge the unhelpful thoughts and beliefs that perpetuate a sense of fear and doubt.

Assessments

Gavin is trained to complete psychological assessments including ADHD assessments, psycho-educational assessments, personality assessments, giftedness (IQ) testing, learning disability assessments and mental health assessments.

Couples Counselling

Gavin provides an open space where couples feel safe to discuss their feelings, work on unhealthy patterns of behaviour, and work on ways to improve communication, build trust, spark intimacy and nurture deep bonds.

Depression & Grief

Gavin employs a number of approaches to help you understand, process, and overcome cognitive attitudes triggering feelings of worthlessness, lack of self confidence, apathy, and prolonged sadness.

Life Transitions

We all experience transitions in life that can be challenging and stressful, such as moving to a new place or retiring. Gavin can help individuals manage the changes and learn to cope with the transitions so they can get back to a comfortable place.

OCD

Gavin is trained to help individuals living with obsessive thoughts and compulsions. Exposure and response therapy (ERP) helps people gradually begin to face their fears so that they can gain control of their thoughts, emotions and behaviours.

Relationship Issues

Gavin helps individuals navigate difficult relationship situations and set boundaries, while increasing trust and communication. He provides a caring environment where self-development takes place, as well as the development of deeper bonds and better relationships.

Self Esteem

Having low self esteem can affect your ability to socialize, learn a new skill or even accomplish goals. Gavin works with individuals to challenge unhelpful beliefs and patterns of thinking to promote a more positive self image.

Stress & Burnout

Every day, people are feeling more stress in their lives. Gavin can help you develop better time management skills, relaxation techniques and effective tools for long term stress reduction so you can fully recover from excessive stress.

Trauma & PTSD

Trauma can have lasting effects in our lives. Gavin works with clients to help them process and move on from past experiences of trauma, so that they can overcome their symptoms, build healthier relationships, and improve their overall standard of living.

Gavin's Therapeutic Approaches

Gavin is certified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. He uses an integrative approach to therapy, pulling interventions and strategies from theories such as Solution Focused, Narrative, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. The therapeutic approach is tailored to the client and their presenting concerns with the goal of exploring issues and creating meaningful change in clients’ lives.
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
    Mindfulness Therapy
    Narrative Therapy

More About Gavin

Gavin is an avid reader and writer, he enjoys traveling, and spending time with family and friends. In an effort to maintain balance, Gavin enjoys playing squash, going to the gym, playing video games, board games, and other strategy based games.

Get Matched To The Right Therapist

Not sure who can help you? You can either fill out the form to be matched to a therapist that specializes in your unique situation or give us a call at (403) 588-7639.

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AIRDRIE, AB

Unit #17 - 620 - 1 Ave NW
Airdrie, AB T4B 2R3

SOUTH CALGARY

290 Midpark Way SE #330,
Calgary, AB T2X 1P1

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2000 Pegasus Rd NE
Calgary, AB T2E 8K7

EDMONTON, AB

9426 51 Avenue NW, Suite 201,
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 5A6

RED DEER, AB

4915 54 Street - 3rd Floor
Red Deer, AB T4N 2G7
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