Katie Hilchey, R. Psych. (She/Her)

Registered Psychologist & Owner

Katie Hilchey, R. Psych. (She/Her)

Katie Hilchey, M.A., R. Psych. 

You Deserve to Feel Great. I’m Here to Help.
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My Background

I am a registered psychologist in Alberta and have been practicing in the field of mental health since 2016. I specialize in supporting individuals who have experienced traumatic events move through the process of healing and recovery; in particular, those people who are experiencing symptoms of complex trauma (C-PTSD). In addition, I also have a great deal of experience working with people who are experiencing anxiety-related disorders and issues related to self-esteem or confidence.

More About Katie

Katie started Sentience Counselling Services in Calgary to bring together therapists who care deeply about providing high-quality, ethical, and accessible online counselling services to Albertans.

Katie started her journey as a psychologist specializing in complex mental health issues, which supported her in developing strong skills in working with trauma and associated symptoms, such as issues with self-confidence, anxiety, and attachment injuries. Therapy offered by Katie is typically tailored to your needs following an initial intake assessment. Together, you will decide on a treatment approach that fits you based on what difficulties you are personally experiencing, your goals for change, your experience with counselling, Katie's professional guidance, and what feels right for you.

Katie primarily works from an internal family systems (IFS) perspective, integrating somatic-based techniques, accelerated resolution therapy, somatic EMDR, cognitive behavioural therapy, and mindfulness. She is deeply passionate about IFS and believes in the effectiveness of this approach to support lasting healing for those who are dealing every day with the after-effects of trauma. Many of Katie's clients have shared that they have done years of therapy and learned great skills and strategies for the management of anxiety or mood issues, however, most come to Katie to process and move past deep emotional wounds and patterns that seem to be operating subconsciously and are tough to change. 

What clients seem to appreciate most about Katie is her caring nature and non-judgmental attitude, as well as her ability to create a grounded space to safely process trauma and work with difficult and painful issues.

Katie's Areas of Strength

  • Do you feel stuck repeating old, unhealthy patterns in relationships?
  • Are you overwhelmed by your thoughts and feelings?
  • Maybe you feel exhausted by the constant mental chatter of your inner critic?
  • Have you experienced a loss of self-confidence, or your ability to feel joy?

If you answered yes to one or more of these, you are like many of Katie's clients. Katie offers therapy for individual adults and older adolescents (15+) experiencing one or more of the following issues:

  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Complex Trauma
  • Attachment Issues / Codependency
  • Self-Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Mild to Moderate Depression
  • Internal Family Systems Therapy
  • Grief
  • People Pleasing
  • Shame & Guilt 
  • ADHD
  • Problematic Relationship Patterns
  •  Stress Management
  • Perfectionism

Our Values

Land Acknowledgment: Recognizing and Honoring Treaty 7 and Metis Nation in Southern Alberta

Sentience Counselling Services, located in the heart of Southern Alberta, both acknowledges and pays tribute to the traditional territories of the peoples of Treaty 7, which include the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprised of the Siksika, the Piikani, and the Kainai First Nations), the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Goodstoney First Nations). The City of Calgary is also home to the Metis Nation of Alberta (Districts 5 and 6).

What Does Therapy Look Like at Sentience Counselling?

Sentience Counselling Services offers a transformative journey towards healing and personal growth. With a commitment to individualized support, the counselling process is designed to address your unique needs. Begin your path to emotional well-being by scheduling a free 20-minute consultation and discover the tailored guidance that Sentience Counselling provides on your journey to self-discovery and healing.

Contact us by email or phone to schedule your free 20 minute consultation.
Contact us by email or phone to schedule your free 20 minute consultation.
Book your initial appointment for consent and intake assessment 
Book your initial appointment for consent and intake assessment 
Book your initial therapy session
Book your initial therapy session
Therapy Sessions with regular milestone checkins
Therapy Sessions with regular milestone checkins

Sentience Counselling: Illuminate Your Path to Healing and Personal Growth

Embark on your path to personal growth and healing with Sentience Counselling in Alberta, where our therapists provide dedicated support. Discover transformative counselling services tailored to your needs. Take the first step towards emotional well-being – schedule a free 20-minute consultation with Sentience Counselling today.