Tharseo Counselling

Tharseo means 'to have courage'.

Tharseo offers professional counselling services,

workshops, and consultation.


About Tharseo

Tharseo is an ancient Greek word meaning “to have courage, be hopeful, be bold”. 


Why Tharseo?

I believe it takes a lot of courage to reach out and connect with mental health professionals. I want to honour that courage in my practice.


Outcomes & Shared Goals

Tharseo's goals are two-fold:

  1. Provide counselling services to individuals (youth 12+ and adults), families and groups.

  2. Provide nonjudgemental training, workshops, and community programs regarding sexuality and/or spirituality to organizations working with people.


Ready to talk?

Contact Jill

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Jill Thompson

registered psychologist / sexual health educator 

Hi, I’m Jill. I am a registered psychologist and sexual health educator working in Calgary, Alberta.

My approach is strength-based, inclusive, and client-centered. I have experience with cognitive behavior therapy, functional family therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, solution focused brief therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness. I believe people exist within a context (family, school, church, community) – and working toward solutions involves both individuals and communities.

Please note: I am not currently accepting new clients for appointments. My colleague, Gio is accepting new clients and alternatively, if you would like a list of folks I refer to, please contact me. Thank you!


Background + Experience

I have a masters degree in counselling psychology and my training has included comprehensive training in issues related to sexuality. My other work experience has included:

  • Frontline youth work
  • Functional family therapy
  • Inpatient addictions treatment
  • University instructor
  • Sermons and lectures at various Christian institutions
  • Panel member at community events including Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival
  • Volunteer roles in community programs including Camp Fyrefly, Alberta Health Services, and Green Calgary

Professional Development + Training

  • CCASA, First Responder to Sexual Assault and Abuse Training, Calgary, AB
  •  Stephanie Covington, Addiction-Trauma Connection: Spirals of Recovery and Healing, Calgary, AB
  • Stephanie Covington, Beyond Trauma: A Healing Journey for Women, Calgary, AB
  • Functional Family Therapy – New Haven, CT
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: From Theory to Practice – Calgary, AB
  • Motivational Interviewing Training – Calgary, AB
  • Same-Sex Domestic Violence Workshop – Calgary, AB
  • Crucible Institute – Passionate Marriage Clinical Workshop – San Francisco, CA
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Empowerment and knowledge rather than secrecy, shame and guilt.

Jillian thompson