About

Our Team

Dr. Mitch Colp

R. Psych.

Founding Partner

Dr. Mitch is a Registered Psychologist who obtained his Ph.D. in School and Applied Child Psychology from the University of Calgary. His graduate training and research primarily focused on how individuals build resiliency and effectively navigate large challenges in life.

 

Since completing his clinical training, Dr. Mitch has occupied both leadership and clinical roles in the greater Calgary area. Through his work with public school boards, private schools, and clinics, he has gained extensive experience in the psychological assessment and counselling of children, youth, and adults.

Recognizing the importance of giving back to his community, Dr. Mitch holds several academic positions with Ambrose University, Cape Breton University, St. Mary's University, the University of Calgary, and the University of Lethbridge. He also organizes and teaches coursework across Canada on psychological assessment and mental health intervention.

Dr. Mitch is an avid curler and dog-lover. He lives in Airdrie with his wife Jennifer, enjoys playing his guitar, and believes that in an alternative reality he would have wound-up being a DJ.

Dr. Ryan Matchullis

R. Psych.

Founding Partner

Dr. Ryan is a Registered Psychologist with a Ph.D. in School and Applied Child Psychology earned from the University of Calgary. His graduate research and specialized clinical training focused on serving children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families.

Following formal training, Dr. Ryan has spent considerable time working in specialized clinical and educational settings, providing intervention, consultation, and assessment to individuals, families, and children with a wide range of needs. He has been further focused on adapting his practice to serve people from diverse cultures and backgrounds, using virtual modes of practice, and working in partnership with other disciplines to provide integrated care.

 

Education is an ongoing area of passion for Dr. Ryan, who regularly teaches graduate coursework in psychological ethics, cognitive and academic assessment, child development, and neurodevelopmental disorders at the University of Calgary and Ambrose University. He is keen to inspire the upcoming generation of psychologists and has supervised over 1,200 hours of Master’s and Doctorate level trainees in their clinical experiences.

 

Dr. Ryan lives in Calgary with his wife Jamie and enjoys playing badminton and spending time with his two cats: Rorschach and Apollo. If a career change were ever needed, Dr. Ryan would hope to find work as a chef.

Chris Pawluk

R. Psych.

Founding Partner

Chris is a Registered Psychologist who obtained his Masters in Educational Psychology from Massey University in New Zealand. He comes to Hexagon Psychology with over twenty years of experience working with children, youth, and adults. He is passionate about improving the life of his clients by giving them practical ways to manage their stress and emotions.

Chris has specific training and experience in the identification and treatment of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders, anger management, stress, learning difficulties, Dyslexia, Intellectual Disabilities, emotional self-control, anxiety, depression, giftedness, and Autism Spectrum Disorders to name a few.

Over the years, Chris has worked with universities across Canada to facilitate research projects and offer high-quality trainings for teachers, psychologists, speech pathologists, and occupational therapists. He also holds a Clinical Supervisor role within the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary for his continued supervision and mentorship of graduate students in the Counselling or School and Applied Child Psychology programs.

Chris is an avid photographer and often escapes city-life to spend quality time in the mountains or on trails. He enjoys spending time with his wife and family in Carstairs.

Hexagon Psychology is always looking for talented mental health professionals to join our team. Contact us to learn more.