Karl Melting Tallow

Registered Provisional Psychologist

North & South Locations

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Karl is a Registered Provisional Psychologist with over 25 years of experience in counselling and human services. He has extensive experience working with children, teens, young adults, adults, and elderly people from various ethnic and lifestyle backgrounds. He’s supported students in Calgary Board of Education specialized school programs; individuals and agencies in the non-for-profit sector: and community-based programs focused on various mental health and well-being initiatives. Karl has worked serving Calgary and the surrounding areas as well in provincial and federally funded programs over the span of his career. He has provided support to people experiencing mental health issues and challenges including though not limited to Addictions; Anxiety/Depression; Family Conflicts; Complex Mental Health Diagnosis (i.e. Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder); Cognitive and Intellectual Disabilities; Dual Diagnosis; Homelessness and Poverty related issues; Inappropriate Sexualized Behaviors; and Domestic Violence (both supporting victims and perpetrators).

Karl utilizes strategies from various psychotherapeutic approaches including Narrative Therapy; Person-Centered Therapy; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Solution Focused Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. He also utilizes strategies of the holistic approach to healing based on the Medicine Wheel Philosophy. Karl believes that although life has its share of challenges and adversities, people possess the inner strength and resiliency to cope. He enjoys discovering and reinforcing these skills alongside his clients. Karl strives to create a therapeutic environment based on trust, empathy, validation, and agency to support mental health and overall well-being of the individual.