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Welcome

My name is Dr. Manreet Riar, PhD, registered psychologist (#3011) with the College of Alberta Psychologists. I live and practice in Calgary, Alberta, and I have over 22 years of experience in the field of mental health.

I have worked in community & treatment settings. For the past 15 years, I have worked as director of an intensive residential treatment facility with a non-profit agency.

I strongly believe in the

vast potential of humankind.

I am committed to providing ethical, evidence-based and effective treatment services. My practice provides psychological assessment & treatment of children, youth, and adults, and is family focussed.  My approach integrates diversity and a multicultural framework.

My clinical practice entails the use of:

  • Cognitive Behaviour therapy 

  • Solution Focussed therapy 

  • Applied Behaviour analysis 

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR)

Neurosequential Model of Therapy™  (NMT)

NMT is a way to organize a child’s history and current functioning.  It is a clinical framework which includes a developmentally sensitive way of organizing a child's history and current functioning while being  mindful of the impact adverse events & trauma have on the developing brain. It was developed by Dr Bruce Perry of the Child Trauma Academy in Houston, TX, and I am trained and certified in the NMT approach.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of Canadian Psychological Association

  • Member of College of Alberta Psychologists