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Restorative Conversations

The human journey is sometimes impeded by old wounds, unfinished business, a sense of feeling "stuck" and/or a lack of clarity about how to proceed.

We can help.

Our Team of Experts

Tanya Kahanoff

M.A., R. Psych

Tanya Kahanoff is a Registered Psychologist with more than 10 years post-Masters counselling experience. Tanya was graduated with a Bachelors degree in Family Resources and Human Development from Arizona State University. She went on to pursue a Master Degree in Counselling Psychology from City University of Seattle in 2006.

Tanya's cross-sectoral experience includes executive leadership and governance within the non-profit sector,  development and integration of a clinical framework for an innovative community agency, direct clinical practice working in a school for students with learning disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD), as well direct clinic work providing assessment, therapy, and consultation for complex presenting issues with, adults, adolescents, and children.

Currently Tanya works part-time at an out-patient adult clinic in the Department of Psychiatry at the Foothills Medical Centre and part-time in her private practice. Tanya has gained invaluable experience through working within a multidisciplinary team. She has expanded her knowledge with all issues, especially surrounding ADHD including medication, related sensory problems, workplace, education and learning concerns, as well as relationship and family issues.  Areas of clinical interest include depression and anxiety, interpersonal relationship issues, workplace challenges, and ADHD.

Patrick C. Griffin


Patrick Griffin is a Registered Clinical Social Worker with more than 40 years post-Masters clinical experience. Patrick was graduated with a Bachelors degree in both English Literature and in Philosophy from Fordham University (New York). He went on to pursue a Masters in Clinical Social Work and was graduated from Columbia University, The School of Social Work in 1980.

His career in adult psychiatry has included direct clinical practice with adults, program design and administration, clinical supervision, consultation and academia. In addition to his therapy practice, Patrick is a Adjunct Instructor in The Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary. In 2020 he received the Faculty's Sessional Award for Excellence in Teaching.  

Areas of clinical interest include adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, adult depression and anxiety (including panic and OCD), workplace stress and couples counselling. Patrick is also a clinical supervisor for post-MSW colleagues seeking advanced practice certification.

He has done post-graduate studies at The CG Jung Institute (Chicago) and the Psychosynthesis Centre (Madison, Wisconsin).  He is a Certified CBT therapist (u of Calgary). Patrick completed a Certificate in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) in Toronto at The Centre for Mindfulness Studies.  He went on to study mindfulness at Oxford University in the summer of 2017 at their Mindfulness Centre. In 2020 he again attended training at Oxford University's Mindfulness Centre and studied MBCT-L (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Life). He is certified in MBCT through He is trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) for trauma. Patrick is active in his Provincial professional College (The Alberta College of Social Workers) where he is currently serving on the Clinical Committee.  He is an Approved Clinical Supervisor for the College.

Our Approach to Psychiatric Care

The human journey is both complex and wonderful! Each of us is on a path to realize our "best self"; the self you were intended to become. That path, however, is sometimes inpeded by old wounds, unfinished business, a sense of feeling "stuck" and/or a lack of clarity about how to proceed. We can help you.

Restorative Conversations is a place where you can safely explore your own journey to become a full person.  In the context of a confidential therapeutic relationship we will use these tools to help you:

• A full assessment to better understand your concerns
• Collaborate with you on an individualized treatment plan
• Use of evidence-based practice to facilitate and support you in reaching your goals
• If indicated, collaboration with your family physician, your school, or other agency (with your written and informed consent)

Restorative Conversations will work with you at your pace to realize the goals that will assist you in gaining clarity on the road ahead!

Our Psychiatric Services

Restorative Conversations has an unwavering commitment to supporting you in listening foryour best self. By offering evidenced-based, culturally competent mental health services that speak to theindividual as a whole person, we commit to collaborating with you in developingand attaining your goals for emotional wellness.

Treatment Areas

• Depression
• Anxiety and Phobias
• Grief and Loss
• Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
• Self-Esteem
• Relationship Issues
• Emotion Regulation
• Transitions and Change
• Work-Life Balance
• Panic Disorder
• Academic and Career
• Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
• Parenting Issues and Training
• Stress Management
• Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Assessment Services

• Diagnostic Assessment
• Psychiatric and psychological Assessment
• ADHD Assessment

Treatment Services

• Psychotherapy: Individual, Couples, and Groups
• ADHD Coaching
• Training
• Workshops

Other Services

• Clinical Supervision & Consultation
• Research