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Anu Sharma-Niwa,
M.A., R.Psych.
Registered Psychologist 

Phone: (403) 990-4159
(confidential voice mail)


Office Location 

Mount Royal Village:
501, 1550 8th Street SW
(at 16th Avenue)
Calgary, AB 

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Individual Counselling

Is Your Life Running Off the Rails?

Counselling Can Help You Avoid the Train Wreck…

And help you feel better about yourself and your future.

Life feels like a struggle. If you’re overwhelmed, depressed, anxious, lacking motivation or a sense of purpose, you’ve come to the right place. The constant stress and pressure you feel is interfering with your life and relationships. It seems like a day doesn’t go by where you are not feeling sad, lonely, frustrated or worried.

You’re hard on yourself. You think that you should be able to keep it all together regardless of how difficult things become. In spite of how your life may look to others, you feel like you are not performing as well as you should be. You’re miserable because you’re not meeting the expectations you have set for yourself.

Do any of these sound familiar?

  • Despite your many successes, you feel like a failure sometimes.
  • You feel undeserving of the successes that have come to you.
  • Your head is consumed by self-disparaging, negative chatter …especially at night.  It’s interfering with your sleep.
  • You’ve invested so much time and energy into developing your career and achieving professional milestones that your personal life has been neglected.
  • You are tired of having ongoing relationship struggles.
  • You recognize that all of this is creating symptoms of depression, anxiety and panic. It’s also taking a detrimental toll on your self-esteem. 
  • Efforts to self-medicate with alcohol, drugs or food has only exacerbated your pain and suffering.


If you can relate to any of the above I’m glad you’ve found your way to my therapy website because you are not alone.  

It can be possible for you to be in control of your life once again.

Through proven counselling approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) solution-focused therapy, emotionally-focused therapy, mindfulness and hypnosis, I will strive to help you stop your negative and self-defeating thinking. We will use the counselling methods that best suit your needs and personality to help you achieve the solutions you are seeking.

It can be possible to start loving yourself more and living your life with more happiness and confidence. My goal as your psychologist is to help you feel more in control and feel more fulfilled and satisfied with your life.


Common goals that can be focused on in sessions might include:

  • Get back on track – feel stronger and more focused.
  • Feel more inner peace and self-confidence.
  • Improve your self-esteem—you can be easier on yourself.
  • Strengthen your relationships so they are more fulfilling.
  • Find the right balance between work, home and leisure time.
  • work towards managing symptoms of anxiety and depression
  • Replace negative ways of coping (i.e. food, drugs or alcohol) with healthy alternatives for coping with your life.
  • Feel more excited about your life and your future.


As a psychologist, I have worked with a wide variety of individuals who were feeling stuck in their lives and knew there had to be a better way to live life fom a place of love. I strive to help people move from a place of feeling overwhelming despair to feeling good about themselves again. I’d like to help you too.

If you would like to see how individual therapy can be helpful to you, please call me at 403.990.4159 or book online via my confidential online booking system on this website. I would love to hear from you! 




"There is no freedom like seeing myself as I am
and not losing heart." --Elizabeth J. Canham



Anu Sharma-Niwa is a therapist and psychologist in Calgary, Alberta. She provides counselling to those who, in spite of being successful in their lives, struggle with anxiety, depression, relationship problems and/or feelings of low-self worth.