About the Assured Psychology Team

Daniel M.Ed., Registered Psychologist

Owner / Psychologist

I have been blessed to have been able to work as a counsellor/therapist since 2005 in various professional settings including health care/government, private firms, non-profit, schools and my own private practice. For over 14+ years I’ve worked to help people achieve their goals of health and happiness and would love to connect with you also to help you achieve your goals and find some peace.

I try to always provide clients with a caring, engaging experience combined with a competent, knowledgeable approach that they can trust and feel positive about. I pride myself in this and hope you agree if we do indeed meet.

Personal

I, like all of us, strive to find happiness and health in my life as best I can. For me this means a balance of work, time with family, pursuing my interests, and growing as a person. My passions are time spent with my family, being outdoors, snowboarding, hiking, traveling, playing sports, time with friends, walks, and going to movies when I can. While my office is located in Calgary, I live in Cochrane with my wife and two children. I strive to grow and learn continuously in my work, as I believe it makes me a better person, husband, and father. This is one of the reasons I am so passionate about couples and individual growth.

I am particularly experienced with mental health concerns (including depression and anxiety), family of origin issues, and self-growth. I am passionate about couples counselling and trauma and have extensive training in these areas as well. Most of my work has occurred in the Calgary area of Alberta but I have also worked in Cochrane, Canmore, Athabasca and Ponoka, Alberta in various counselling and psychological roles over the years. I pride myself on having a well-rounded and in-depth skill set that allows me to understand, guide and support my clientele.

Credentials

  • Registered Psychologist in the Province of Alberta (Reg. #4485) and member in good standing
  • Master of Ed. Psychology Degree, University of Regina
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology Major, University of Alberta
  • Member of Psychology Association of Alberta
  • Member of International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Over 14+ years counselling experiencing, the majority in counselling clinical mental health
  • Extensive training in Emotionally Focused Therapy

Virginia Sherban, MSW

Since 2005 I have been working as a counsellor in different capacities starting in crisis, community based, and supportive roles; and later moving onto more therapeutic roles in Mental Health with Alberta Health Services. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families of all ages and all backgrounds, and I feel honored and humbled when people invite me to participate and support them during times of their lives that are vulnerable and difficult. I speak Spanish fluently, and would be happy to offer sessions in that language if needed (or preferred).

It is always my goal to provide a safe, warm, caring and non-judgemental space where I hope to support people find the answers that they are seeking to take the next step towards happier, more connected and peaceful lives.  Although I use different therapeutic modalities to meet individual needs, my work is always trauma sensitive, strength based, and collaborative.

Personal

I am originally from South America and have lived in Calgary on and off since 1987. I have had the privilege of having lived in other countries in Africa, Europe and the Middle East, and experiencing the richness found in people’s cultural diversity. I have also been blessed to come from a large, close and complex family and to be a part of my own family with three (now adult) children of whom I am extremely proud.  Personally and in my work, I am constantly reminded of our humanity and all the things we have in common, as well as how much we need connection with others in our lives.   I love people and I love nature in all its forms. I spend my spare time visiting family and friends, travelling and enjoying nature as much as I can.

I never cease to be amazed at the strength and resilience healthy relationships bring into people’s lives and my passion and the focus of my ongoing learning continues to be supporting people resolve relational concerns and experience the strength, peace and well-being it may bring to their lives.

Credentials

  • Registered Social Worker in the Province of Alberta (Reg. # 8049) and member in good standing
  • Master of Social Work Degree- Clinical Specialization, University of Calgary
  • Bachelor of Social Work Degree, University of Calgary
  • Member of the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Over 14+ years of counselling experience in Canada
  • Extensive training in Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Several years of experience working with families at different stages of development

Why Assured Psychology?

Whether you are an individual or a couple, it can be difficult to go to counselling, especially for the first time or if you’ve had negative experiences in the past. Finding a therapist that you feel comfortable with is an important part of the process. Our goal is to provide quality counseling that is warm, effective, and non-judgemental. We are passionate about helping adults and older teens, individuals and couples improve their lives and their relationships. It is our values of compassion, competency and warmth that drive us and our work at Assured Psychology.

The Team

Psychologist / Owner Daniel M.Ed., Registered Psychologist

Therapist / Associate Virginia Sherban MSW, Registered Social Worker

Part-time business manager Andrea McMillan


Book An Appointment

We would love to connect with you to help you achieve your goals and find some peace. Book your next appointment online.

Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts.

-Charles Dickens