Our Staff Members

Body Rituals Spa


Dr. Elsa Wagdy


Advanced Therapies, Counselling, Wellness/Holistic

Connecting Mind & Body: Dr. Elsa Wagdy is Calgary’s leading Doctor for Chronic Diseases and Mental Health. She is a global speaker and presenter on the power and effects of the mind over the body for health and healing. Dr. Elsa has over 20 years of combined experience in:

Conventional, Integrative, Functional and Natural and Emergency Medicine, Neuroscience, Epigenetics, Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI), Psychophysiology, Biofeedback, Brain and Heart Scans/Assessments, Somatic Release, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Ayurvedic Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, Herbology, Personal Training, Nutrition, Psychiatry, Clinical/Behavioral/Energy Psychology, Psychedelics, Micro-Current Stimulation, and Quantum Physics.

Dr. Elsa bridges conventional medicine, mysticism, and miracles with quantum physics and evidence-based facts.

Dr. Elsa focuses on psychophysiology and connects the mind and body. She has helped countless people reverse or stall ALS, MS, Parkinson’s, Paralysis, Strokes, Fibromyalgia, Dementia and Alzheimer’s, Neurodegenerative disorders, psychiatric and psychological disorders (clinical depression/anxiety/addiction/anger/schizophrenia/bipolar/etc.), diabetes, allergies, chronic pain or fatigue and more with non-invasive surgeries and non-pharmaceutical approaches. Dr. Elsa is notorious for helping people come off of pharmaceuticals safely.

Dr. Elsa’s Clinical Trials assessing her protocols has offered an outstanding success rate of 100% in healing both mind (psychological) and body (physiological) without pharmaceuticals or invasive surgeries.

Dr. Elsa works with several research and humanitarian groups and clinics across the globe to aid people in their healing.

Dr. Elsa has written several research and clinical papers and is in the process of publishing her book.

Dr. Elsa is a DNM and IMD allowing her to use various tools and techniques to help people with mental health and chronic diseases.

Dr. Elsa is now peer-reviewed and published; check it out: https://www.journal.cqaedu.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/08-Integrative-Medicine-for-Healing-Chronic-Diseases_-A-Review-By-Elsa-Wagdy.pdf

Eric Fisher

Master’s Level Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC)

Advanced Therapies, Counselling

Hi there, my name is Eric. I’m a Master’s Level Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association. My Master’s degree (MS) is in Clinical Mental Health Counselling and I hold a Bachelor’s degree (BS) in Psychology. I have over nine years of experience in the counseling field in both Canada and the US. I’ve worked in inpatient and outpatient settings, which have given me many experiences, learning, and personal growth.

As human beings, I believe that connection is paramount. I join with others in an empathic, genuine, and nonjudgemental way.

I often collaborate with those needing help with trauma, addiction, anxiety, relationship concerns, stress, and depression. I see therapy as requiring a holistic touch as there are many avenues to healing. My goal is to be client-centered and eclectic with my therapy approach. Using a screwdriver to hammer in a nail doesn’t often work! Through working together I hope we are able to open doors that have not yet been opened, close doors that require closing, renovate rooms needing a change, and discover blind spots which were unseen before.

Empowerment is vital to the therapeutic process, and I aim to help you find the starting point in your journey of self-discovery.

Therapies Offered:

  1. Accelerated Resolution Therapy - Advanced Certification
  2. EMDR - Basic Training Completed
  3. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  4. Strength-Based
  5. Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  6. Mindfulness
  7. Dialectical Behavioural therapy (DBT)

I also draw from attachment theory, family systems, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and The Gottman Method

Gail MacDonald

Bio-Feedback Practitioner

Advanced Therapies, Wellness/Holistic

Bio-feedback Practitioner for over 20 years

Sarah Sharpe #4912

Certified Psychologist


Sarah received her B.A. in Psych from MUN and moved from Newfoundland to Calgary in 2007. She was an in-home aide for 5 years before finishing her Master’s degree in Psychology and becoming a Psychologist.

Sarah is a Registered Psychologist with 15 years experience in the field and has dedicated her career to working with those who have a diagnosis, as well as their families. She has worked in homes, schools, and clinics, in addition to other professionals such as psychiatrists, Speech and Language Pathologists, occupational Therapists and teachers to name a few. She also has experience working in a wide age range, from as young as 18 months up to 73 years of age and has been trained in a variety of therapies such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Trauma based therapies, play based therapy, Brief Solution Focused therapy, family centered therapy and Applied Behavior Analysis.

Sarah holds a deep sense of compassion, empathy, and an understanding that therapy is an essential part of the holistic approach. She has been told that she can make the environment and situation calmer by simply being present. Her goal is to help my clients feel comfortable and at ease opening up about what they would like to work on.

Shelley Evans


Advanced Therapies, Counselling, Wellness/Holistic

Internationally recognized in Quantum Medicine circles for her contributions to Bliss and Consciousness Research, Frequency Medicine, and the Sacred Arts, as a Mental Health Specialist, Dr. Shelley Evans provides both preventive and restorative modalities.

She has a wide-ranging advanced education, including academic Doctorates and CEUs. Conducted extensive research in clinical modalities, consciousness, and natural healing, including Quantum Medicine and specialties such as Acupuncture, Biofeedback, Reflexology, Herbology, Nutrition, Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture, Plasma Technology, Reiki, Auriculotherapy, and more.

With over 30 years of experience in Natural Health, Psychoeducation, and Research, informed through universal laws observed in Mother Nature, her forte is identifying subtle world influences. Her protocols establish harmony between the psycho-somatic expression of mind/body and Spirit.

Education Units (CEU) and Certifications:

•       Trauma and Addictions Counselling Community Services – With Honours (2020) - Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF)
•       Advanced Master's Program in the Treatment of Trauma
•       National Board of Certified Counselors
•       The National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine
•       Certification in Suicide Prevention, ASIST, CPR, Brain Story, and Trauma Informed Care – Alberta Health and Addictions & Community Services
•       International Practitioner’s License in Humanitarian, Quantum, and Natural Medicine - World Organization of Natural Medicine
•       CCPA CCC

Dr. Shelley is considered a Mental Health Specialist! She is a seasoned and versatile professional with wide-ranging experience and expertise in physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental health services as a private practitioner, consultant, and volunteer.

She has a background in behavioral counseling, psychoeducation, natural medicine, and spiritual development.

She excels at integrating diverse theoretical and practical techniques to achieve positive real-world outcomes for clients in personal empowerment and recovery from debilitating disease and physical challenges, addiction, trauma, family crisis, and other issues.

Dr. Shelley is currently writing her second book called ‘Lucid Living for the Suddenly Sovereign’ which builds on skills established through lucid dreaming.

Please note, Dr. Shelley does not practice under the title of psychologist or psychiatrist and practices under the DNM giving her the right to help others with mental health using various tools and techniques.

Umika Mohamed

Reiki Practitioner


Umika loves to show up authentically and help those around her heal. Her light and love touch all that crosses her path, and she looks forward to being a part of your healing journey.

Valerie Di Paolo

Holistic Nutrition Practitioner C.H.N


My name is Valerie Di Paolo, and I’m Certified in Holistic Nutrition Counseling. I currently perform my services out of the Zen Clinic.

I earned my Diploma at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and hold the designation of C.H.N., Certified in Holistic Nutrition.

I work with people of all ages from pediatrics to adulthood. In a compassionate manner, I help clients identify how their current diet and nutrition habits may be impacting the physiological function of their body systems or mental health. I guide clients towards their health and wellness goals by creating a sustainable nutrition and lifestyle plan aimed at supporting each body system and the bio-individual.

Sessions are conducted after reviewing completed intake forms in advance, to assess the entire health and wellness picture including potential body system imbalances for the root cause. This falls in relation to symptoms being experienced, main concerns, lifestyle, and wellness goals.

Each session holds a judgment-free attitude and is geared towards empowering each client with educational information. This information is intended to serve as lifelong tools and strategies to achieve optimal health and wellness. Clients leave empowered with knowledge alongside a nutritional, supplement (if required), and lifestyle plan with the option to continue with me along their journey.

lee M

Certified Mindset Coach, Neurofeedback Practitioner and Somatic Therapist

Advanced Therapies, Counselling, Wellness/Holistic

With over 25 years of dedicated experience in the field of mental health, I’ve honed my skills in Mindset Coaching, Somatic therapy, Holistic healing, Neurofeedback, and have attained the status of a master-level healer.

My commitment to aiding others extends beyond individual sessions. I’m deeply passionate about sharing my knowledge and empowering aspiring professionals. As part of this commitment, I serve as a mentor and educator, guiding individuals towards becoming adept life and mindset coaches. Through comprehensive training programs, I equip others with the tools and insights necessary to make a meaningful impact in the lives of their clients.

This journey of professional development has allowed me to attain mastery in coaching, somatic therapy, neurofeedback practice, sound therapy, and holistic healing. Complementing these skills, I’ve crafted a self-development course designed to help individuals unearth their purpose while releasing detrimental thought patterns—a program I integrate into my sessions here at Zen.

Beyond individual coaching and healing sessions, I’ve orchestrated wellness retreats centered around meditation, yoga, and holistic self-development where I have helped hundreds of individuals. These immersive experiences aim to foster profound transformations and personal growth.

“My mission is to empower individuals to transcend their limitations, embrace their inner strengths, and embark on a journey towards holistic well-being. Together, let’s unlock your potential and navigate a path towards a fulfilling life.”