Our Team


Dr. Mitch Colp

R. Psych. (Alberta/Nova Scotia)

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. (Alberta/Nova Scotia)

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. (Alberta)

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.


John Laing

R. Psych. (Alberta)

John is a Registered Psychologist who completed his graduate training at the University of Calgary. John’s particular areas of interest are working with parents, youth/children, and individual adults who are having difficulty meeting their own goals because of issues related to ADHD, anxiety, depression, life stressors, family conflict, oppositional behavior and conduct problems, as well as trauma. 

John began his career providing family-based mental health assessments and counselling to children, adolescents, and parents receiving support through a community-based treatment program. He also became known in the education system, as well as in private practice, for his work with caregivers, teens, and children who have ADHD and/or who exhibit significant lagging executive functioning skills. Throughout John's time of working in education, he has developed expertise in conducting psychoeducational, mental health and behavioral assessments, as well as in developing recommendations for student support plans.


John is often called to provide psychological consultation to teachers, school administrators, medical and mental health professionals, as well as parents. He is a revered public speaker in the areas of mental health and academic research.

John lives with his common-law partner, Hollie, and their two young children in Airdrie, John enjoys being active, including playing hockey, spending time outdoors with his family, and going on motorcycle trips with his family and friends each summer. 


Michelle Deen

R. Psych. (Alberta)

Michelle is a Registered Psychologist who obtained her Master of Education in School and Applied Child Psychology from the University of Calgary.

She has over seventeen years of experience as a special education teacher and school psychologist, has worked in several school boards within Alberta, and has served on various province-wide committees with a focus on mental health initiatives. 

Michelle uses a collaborative, strength-based approach when working with youth, their families, and various support systems to complete psychological assessments and facilitate comprehensive intervention planning. Specifically, she has extensive training and experience conducting psychological assessments in the areas of Intellectual Disabilities, Specific Learning Disorders, Giftedness, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Anxiety, and Depression.

Michelle is a Clinical Supervisor with the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary and has provided supervision for graduate students in the Master of Education in School and Applied Child Psychology program. She has also provided professional development on various topics, including Threat Assessment, Suicidal Ideation, Non-Suicidal Self-Injury, Psychological First Aid, Executive Functioning, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Stress, Academic Resiliency, and Anxiety. 

Michelle lives in Calgary with her wife and three dogs. She is also a Canada Soccer C License certified coach and passionate Manchester United Football Club supporter. 

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Candice Kutyn

R.S.W. (Alberta)

Candice is a Registered Social Worker who obtained her Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Manitoba and is completing her Master's of Social Work with a clinical specialization in trauma informed practice through the University of Calgary. 

She has over 16 years of experience working with individuals with mental health and substance misuse. Her own history and healing from personal and intergenerational trauma lead her to a career in helping others on their own paths of resilience and post traumatic growth.   


Candice understands that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to therapy and healing, and uses a holistic approach, taking into account an individual’s entire story. This includes childhood experiences, family systems, relationships, trauma, oppression and the impacts of societal expectations. She has spent years developing her therapist’s toolbox so that she can apply different therapeutic approaches that are individualized to your specific needs.  


Candice specializes in the areas of depression, anxiety, addiction and substance use, trauma, pre/post-natal mood disorders, pregnancy and infant loss, being stuck and finding yourself, codependency, perfectionism, shame, imposter syndrome and feelings of being not good enough, and supporting LGBTQ2S+ individuals. 


Candice is an executive board member of the Airdrie Pride Society and is inspired by those living in authenticity. Candice is dedicated to giving back to the Airdrie community through volunteer work and involvement in important initiatives.  


Candice has called Airdrie home for twelve years and shares her life with her three children and her cat named “Ruth Bader Catsburg.”


Dillon Traber

R.S.W., M.S.W. (Alberta)

Dillon is a registered social worker who obtained his Master of Clinical Social Work with a specialization in Trauma-Informed Care from the University of Calgary. 

Dillon has worked within a multitude of different contexts and environments over the years including criminal justice, education, and healthcare. In these endeavours, he has focused primarily on working with children, youth, and families in overcoming challenges and creating personally tailored solutions that create positive change.


Dillon loves to harness creativity in his work and is passionate about helping clients discover strategies that work for them. Over the past few years, he has developed a passion for working with young men and exploring topics such as emotional availability, male identity, and creating/fostering healthy relationships. 

Dillon lives in Calgary and can often be found chasing after his dog Logan and working on (trying not to break) cars in his spare time. 

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