'to have courage'.

Jillian Thompson offers professional Psychology services through Tharseo.


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.


Empowerment and knowledge rather than secrecy, shame and guilt.

Jillian thompson

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Jillian Thompson

registered psychologist / sexual health educator 

Hi, I’m Jillian. 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.


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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Ready to talk?

Contact Jillian