Shari Derksen (She/Her)

Psychologist, R. Psych.
 therapist: Shari Derksen,
In-Person in Calgary, AB T3A 0X9
Online in Canada
Connection and sexual expression are key to our existence as humans. I support clients in releasing shame, fears, patterns, and blockages that get in the way of their relationships, intimacy, and sexual expression in a non-judging environment that is LGBTQ and polyamory/LS Lifestyle/kink affirming. Find your voice in relationships and freedom in sexual expression. Create the life that you want.

Client Focus

Session Format: Couple, Individual therapy sessions.
Age Specialty: Adult, Elder, Young Adult
Demographic Expertise: LGBTQ+ clients.
Languages: English

Treatment Approach

  • Cognitive/Cognitive-Behavioral
  • Eclectic
  • Existential/Humanistic
  • Experiential
  • Gestalt
  • Jungian
  • Person-Centered
Approach Description: My approach is person-centered and holistic, integrating body, mind, and spirit through various tools and techniques. I value growth and long-lasting transformation.

Education & Credentials

Shari Derksen R. Psych.
  • Female
  • License # 4966
  • Licensed in Alberta
  • Practicing Since 2011
Education: I completed a B.Sc. in Psychology at the University of Calgary, Alberta in 1999. I completed a MA in Counseling Psychology specializing in Holistic Studies at John F. Kennedy University in San Jose, California in 2013. I am currently pursuing a PhD in Human Sexuality at CIIS in San Francisco.


  • Average Session Fee $220
  • Affordable sliding scale therapy: apply if you may be eligible.
  • Reduced fees are available on a limited basis. Please feel free to express your financial concerns to negotiate a fee that feels good for you.
  • Out of Network
  • I offer receipts that can be submitted for reimbursement if you have insurance coverage

Shari Derksen Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available In-Person in Calgary, AB T3A 0X9
  • Available Online for residents of Canada
  • Online Therapy Details: via zoom
Shari Derksen Practice Description
As a registered psychologist and sex therapist, I offer individual and couple's therapy that is LGBTQ and polyamory/LS Lifestyle/kink affirming, focusing on healthy relationships and freedom in sexual expression. With a background in holistic studies, my approach is trauma-informed and integrates body, mind, and spirit. I'd be honoured to be a support in your healing journey.

Practice Overview

4616 Valiant Drive Northwest
Calgary, AB T3A 0X9
Available both in-person and online
12 Years Experience
Couple, Individual

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