Nicole Hartfeld




Registered Provisional Psychologist

Nicole is a registered provisional psychologist. She is the newest member of the Grey Matter team and focuses on counselling and other psychological interventions.

Nicole completed her Masters of Counselling at the University of Calgary in 2021. She completed clinical practicum experiences at the Alberta University of the Arts Counselling Services Department and at the Integrated Services in Education Clinic at the University of Calgary. Prior to that, she completed a Post Bachelor’s Certificate in Foundations of School and Counselling Psychology at the University of Calgary in 2018. Nicole’s impressive academic background also includes another Masters of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Saskatchewan. Her thesis from that program was titled “Exploring the role of self-compassion in women athletes’ emotionally painful experiences of injury in sport.”

In addition to her clinical work, Nicole is an active researcher. She has experience in quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methods research approaches. Her research work focuses on topics related to health and well-being. She previously worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator at the Alberta Children’s Pain Research Lab and is now working as a Clinical Research Coordinator with the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine.

Nicole’s clinical work focuses on the interaction between physical and mental well-being. She works with children, youth, and adults. Nicole uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. She also integrates strengths-based, mindfulness-based, and compassion-based approaches. She enjoys listening to the unique stories and experiences of her clients and finding ways to merge her clinical expertise to develop individualized treatment plans to support her clients’ goals.


  • Rehabilitation and Health Psychology
  • Traumatic Stress
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain & Chronic Illness
  • Disordered Eating
  • Concussion Management
  • Sleep Difficulties
  • Grief, particularly related to miscarriage
  • Gender & Sexuality

Areas of Focus for Pro Bono Work:

  • Pain management for children
  • Therapy for children and youth of lower income families
  • Grief