Dr. Don Zeman

Dr. Don Zeman

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Sport has been part of my life, in one way or another, since even before I started school. Growing up in a small Canadian Prairie town, almost any sport seemed fun, and I eventually settled on running and figure skating. I ended up competing in figure skating for many years, several times at the National level and performed over 4,000 shows doing pairs and solos in travelling ice shows in about 40 countries. I am still involved in the sport as an official for competitions.

My educational route to becoming a counselling psychologist had a few stops along the way. After an undergraduate degree in Science and then working in ice shows, I studied chiropractic and was a Doctor of Chiropractic for 11 years, working predominantly with athletes. During that time, I completed a Master of Kinesiology in the area of sports mental training in 1997. Since then, I have had the chance to work with athletes in over 20 sports. Next, I moved to counselling psychology and completed a Ph.D. in Applied Psychology at the University of Calgary in 2007.

I have worked with counselling psychology clients for over 20 years and in the area of sports mental training for over 25 years. I believe that clients bring strengths and resiliencies with them to counselling and that highlighting those or reconnecting clients to those abilities is usually a large part of what we do in our counselling work together. All of us are always in relation to others in our lives, and I like to approach and work with clients as holistically as possible and consider all aspects of their lives. This includes co-developing specific and clear goals as well as the plans and actions to move toward and attain them. I have a passion for lifelong learning as well as helping sports and communities make all sports and activities, at all levels of abilities, inclusive and part of everyone’s life.

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individual session (50 minutes)

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Direct billing is available for the following providers: Alberta Blue Cross, Greenshield, Medavie, and Telus eClaims enabled insurers including Canada Life, Johnston Group, ClaimSecure, Desjardins, and GroupSource.

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Client-reimbursed coverage is available through almost all major insurance companies. Please check with your provider before booking to verify coverage of credentials.

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Master of Counselling students may be covered by a health spending account or by certain insurance companies. Please check with your insurance company before booking.

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team session (60 minutes)


Our team sessions provide a collaborative environment where individuals can learn effective communication, build trust, and develop strong relationships. By harnessing the collective strengths of your team, you can achieve greater success and reach your goals.

Session price includes the use of our team room at our Sherwood Park clinic. Additional travel fees may be applicable if your team prefers to hold the sessions at a different location.

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