Kevin Alderson, Ph.D.

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  • Registered Psychologist (Alberta and Ontario)
  • Calgary, Alberta, T3G 5Y9
  • Phone: 403-605-5234
  • Session Fees: My fee range is $230 to $250 for counselling.
  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Phone, Webcam


What is Unique About Dr. Kevin Alderson? 
I am here to help. I fully embrace the "4C's" of my profession, an acronym I coined, which stands for caring, compassionate, competent, and well connected in the mental health community. You deserve the best, and that is all I offer. My ideal client is someone like you: that is, a person who is serious about improving, growing, and overcoming (or at least better managing) whatever it is you need help with now. In general, I work with addictions, sexuality, sexual orientation, gender, gender dysphoria, gender identity, and relationship issues, including those living alternative lifestyles.
I am an expert in helping. I am a respectful therapist who is deeply concerned about what matters right now to you. I have been a licensed psychologist since 1986, and despite my accomplishments, I am unpretentious, present, and humble. I am competent in many forms of psychotherapy. 
I have also written 11 books in total. My award-winning 720-page textbook called "Addictions Counseling Today: Substances and Addictive Behaviors" was recently published by Sage, one of the largest publishers of textbooks in the U.S. I have also written two other textbooks.

Please note that I live in Calgary and I offer live in-person sessions here, but I do see clients across Alberta via high-quality video software. Most people find this as helpful as seeing me in person. You must live in either Alberta or Ontario, however, as these are the only two provinces in which I am licensed to practice.

Between $240.00 and $260.00 per 50-minute session.
I earned a Ph.D. in counselling psychology from the University of Alberta in 1998, and an MSc in clinical, school, and community psychology from the University of Calgary in 1984. 
Benefits of Counselling, Therapy, and Psychotherapy with Dr. Alderson
I do not waste any time. Once you book your first session, I will email you my history questionnaire and ask that you return it completed before our first session. By doing so, I am ready to begin helping you as soon as our session begins. Be aware that most therapists spend the first hour collecting your background information. I cut to the chase and save both of us this time and you this money. I am an expert, and experts get the job done faster. 

Links for Dr. Alderson's Recent Books
I encourage you to read a copy of my co-authored book called “Choosing the Right Counselor for You” as it will save you hundreds of dollars by learning how to get the most from your counselling sessions with me or anyone else. The kindle edition is available from   

My solo-authored textbook called “Addictions Counseling Today: Substances and Addictive Behaviors” is also available on The link for the paperback edition is as follows:

Dr. Kevin Alderson Reaches

Toronto ON
Calgary AB

Clients throughout Alberta
Clients throughout Ontario