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Jack Dobbs and Carol Fredrek
Who We Are
Carol Fredrek, MA., and Jack Dobbs, M. Ed., Registered Psychologists
Healing Matters Psychological Services in Calgary, Alberta offers you a safe space to explore those issues that keep you stuck in a pattern of thinking, feeling and doing that causes you anxiety, grief, and significant struggles in your relationship to yourself and others or work.  You may feel a sense of loss or confusion.  Perhaps a feeling of anger or fear and don't know where to turn.  
We are Registered Psychologists providing individual and couples counseling and have over 40 years of combined professional experience offering personal and career counseling as well as business coaching.  We have a strong commitment to helping you achieve lasting and positive change in your life.  We will work with you to discover the approach most congruent with your needs.  
Jack & Carol specialize in the following areas:
  • Life Transitions:  separation, divorce, death of a parent, ageing, adult children leaving home, career
  • Relationship Issues: single & partnered

Carol's specialties include:
  • Eating Disorders & Body Image 
  • Chronic Illness  & Neurological Disorders
  • Trauma & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Women's Issues:  issues specific to women's experience 

Jack's specialties include:
  • Career Development
  • Mid Career Issues
  • Attention Deficit & Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
  • High Functioning Autism (Asperger's) 

Depression and anxiety are often associated with life struggles for many people.  While we sometimes experience significant struggles in our lives by engaging in this therapeutic process you can experience shifts and improvement. Many people describe their experience with us as moving  from simply surviving to thriving and ultimately flourishing.  
Our Approach
We provide a safe and mutually collaborative relationship for you to explore issues that are important to you by listening to your unique story.   We encourage self-reflection and self-awareness incorporating emotion focused, problem solving and insight oriented approaches.  
We provide evidence based counseling services that enhance the emotional well being of an individual or couple throughout the life span.  These include but are not limited to:
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral  Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Stress Reduction Techniques
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Hypnosis
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

Carol Fredrek
I have been practicing in the field of psychology for over two decades. My work began as a psychotherapist in private practice in Denver, Colorado with a focus on women's issues, domestic violence and eating disorders.  I was licensed as a professional counselor in Colorado after completing a master's degree in counseling psychology. I provided professional expertise to the many women I supported over the eight years I owned a private practice and shared this knowledge with other professionals to ensure an understanding of the psychology of women through seminars, training's and consultation.  
I followed my passion and moved back to my roots in Canada and after a decade of work in the not-for-profit world felt it was time to reconnect with my earlier work on a full time basis.
My style is gentle. genuine and direct, which creates a safe and supportive environment to do the work that you bring to your sessions.  My relational approach emphasizes the importance of connection, and it is these aspects of my work that will lead you towards a journey of emotional well being.
Jack Dobbs 
I have more than thirty years of experience in a wide range of areas such as community agencies, higher education (Technical, College & University settings), as well as maintaining a private practice for a number of years.  I provide counseling to individuals and couples and have a strong orientation towards humanistic, existential and emotion focused work.  I also draw from narrative work as well as metaphorical Jungian approaches in my therapy. My approach is described by clients as highly engaging and collaborative.  


Healing Matters Psychological Services Reaches

Discovery Ridge, Calgary AB