Davita Ponak,
Registered Psychologist

Individual Therapy for Adults and Couples Therapy


  • Relationship Concerns
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Life Transitions/Personal Growth
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Concept and Identity
  • Stress/Burnout
  • Trauma
  • Women’s Issues
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My clients experience healing and growth through unconditional acceptance, empathy, and feeling heard and understood. You may have tried brief approaches to therapy and be searching for something more comprehensive, in-depth, and insight-oriented. We will build a genuine relationship; develop your tools for symptom management; and address your core wounds, and the patterns that resulted from them, when appropriate.

I use an integrative approach to therapy, and often draw on mindfulness, emotionally focused therapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy, narrative therapy, and other theories in my practice. Together, we can discover which methods of addressing your concerns feel like a fit. I am also trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), which is an evidence-based alternative to talk therapy that is particularly helpful for treating trauma. It uses eye movements to produce quick and long-lasting improvement without requiring clients to verbally recount the details of distressing events.

Born and raised in Calgary, this city has been home for most of my life. My husband (and business partner Dave Ponak), dog Ollie, and I live in the inner city. I love to explore our dog parks, go to local coffee shops, and visit the mountains. I also enjoy travel, and experimenting with new recipes.

I feel incredibly grateful to be invited to witness, guide, and facilitate the healing and growth that comes with doing the work of therapy. I look forward to helping you put your puzzle pieces together.


Qualifications & Training

  • Registered Psychologist in the Province of Alberta (Reg. #5283) and member in good standing
  • Master of Counselling in Counselling Psychology, Athabasca University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Alberta
  • Member of the Psychologists' Association of Alberta
  • Training in Feedback Informed Treatment and Trauma Informed Practice
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy Externship
  • Advanced & Enhanced Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) practitioner

Feel free to book an appointment or free 15-minute phone consultation. I am excited to help you put your puzzle pieces together.