My mission as a psychologist is to help you find a more sustainable path. Together we will work towards building the life you want.

Shane Lynch Psychology


My experience is broad and includes working with youth, adults and families at a number of agencies including: Distress Centre Calgary, Beacon Community Services (Victoria, BC), Catholic Family Service, post-secondary mental health clinics, the South Calgary Primary Care Network, as well as in my private practice.

In addition to working with clients one-on-one and in groups, I have developed and facilitated workshops and presentations on personality type and interests, anxiety, and self-compassion. In 2014, I presented my research on Self-Compassion at the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association’s National Conference.

From 2015 to 2018 I developed and facilitated programming for a local agency specifically addressing the needs of young fathers. This evidence-based program is at its core a primary prevention strategy for intimate partner violence.

From 2019-2021 I worked as part of an interdisciplinary team for the South Calgary Primary Care Network.

In September of 2021 I moved from part-time to full-time private practice. I am now nearing a decade of working privately with clients. Additionally, I am able to offer Psychoeducational Assessments for school aged children who may require this type of assessment for Individual Program Plans (IPPs), for application to receive additional support in the classroom, or for entrance into specific schools and/or school programs.


The two key factors that impact sustainable change in therapy are: 1) the therapeutic relationship; and 2) the type of therapy we engage in together.

There exist a wide range of therapies psychologists may choose from in their practice. My experience has shown me that the ability to integrate different therapies (e.g. Psychodynamic, Interpersonal Process, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Internal Family Systems Therapy) allows me to tailor our work to your specific needs. By remaining flexible in how I work, you won’t feel pressured to adhere to a particular therapy, but instead, you will discover things about yourself in a way that is natural for you.

Lastly, while awareness of our patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving is a crucial starting point for sustainable change, I think it is important to include practical ways in which you might apply what we discuss in therapy to your daily life. For this reason, I will offer specific practices (e.g. Parts Language, Mindfulness Techniques) for you to put into action when you feel ready to make the shifts necessary to create a better life at home and at work.

Shane Lynch Psychology

The therapeutic relationship is built on trust, empathy, compassion and non-judgmental understanding.


Master of Arts Degree, Counselling Psychology University of Victoria, BC
Bachelor of Arts Degree, Psychology University of Victoria, BC


Registered Psychologist (R.Psych) College of Alberta Psychologists
Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP-II)
Certified Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (C-DBT)
Certified Personality Disorders (C-PD)


Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) – Interventions
Personality Disorder Certification Course
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Intensive Certification Course
Certified Clinical Trauma Profession Training Level 1 and Level 2: Working with the Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma
Parenting with Internal Family Systems (IFS)
The Myth of the Unitary Self: A Dialogue on the Multiplicity of the Mind with Daniel Siegel, MD and Richard Schwartz,PH.D.
Internal Family Systems (IFS): A Revolutionary & Transformative Treatment
Internal Family Systems: Step By Step
Psychological First Aid
Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1
Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 2
Mindfulness, Healing and Transformation: The Pain and the Promise of Befriending the Full Catastrophe
Nurturing Parenting Program Facilitator Training
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) 8-week program
Mindfulness – What it is, why develop it and how do we increase mindful attention? (CCPA)
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)


College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP)
Psychological Assocation of Alberta (PAA)
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)