About Us

Dr. Macdonald leads a collaborative clinical team who provide relationship-oriented services to address the challenges faced by our clients.

Onward from Here

Welcome to Onward Psychology Group, where Dr. Brent Macdonald and his clinical team bring over two decades of experience offering top-tier psychological services across Alberta, BC, PEI, Nova Scotia, the Yukon, and Northwest Territories. His extensive background includes teaching, assistant principalship, and adjunct professor roles. Dr. Macdonald, a sought-after speaker, has presented internationally and contributes to various media outlets.

Rooted in the values of the “Scientist-Practitioner-Advocate” model, our team prioritizes best practices, relationship-oriented services, and strength-based approaches. We are passionate about using effective psychological strategies and advocating for those who may not have a voice. 

We collaboratively support our clients to achieve their goals. Whether clarifying objectives or exploring new paths, we are dedicated to enhancing outcomes for education, relationships, and personal growth. We believe in fostering a lifelong learning journey and we encourage self-awareness through collaborative relationships in assessment and counselling.

Why Choose Us?

High Standards

At Onward Psychology Group, we prioritize high quality, evidence-based approaches and solid psychological principles. We go to great lengths to provide support and direction to our clients using best practices in the field. We place a high value on client satisfaction and our hope is to support our clients in finding pathways that will enhance their performance and find new ways to achieve their ambitions.

Experience & Training

Dr. Macdonald has been a registered psychologist since 1999, and his Alberta team are all registered with the College of Alberta Psychologists, either as psychologists or registered provisional psychologists (i.e., individuals who have completed at least Master’s-level training and are completing their 1,600 hours of supervised practice on their path to become fully registered). We only hire clinicians who have done their training at highly respected programs across North America.

Team-Based Approach

Weekly supervision, both individual and small group, along with individual consultations, incorporates an exceptional team-based approach, which provides our clients with the best services possible. We collaborate with valued members of their support system, including teachers, administrators, parents, partners, and physicians, among others.

Available & Responsive

When you contact our office, you will reach a live person who knows our practice exceptionally well and will match you with a clinician who would best suit your needs. We pride ourselves on maintaining a very short waitlist and once you have had your first session ongoing services become even easier to book.

Onward for All

A place where everyone is celebrated, respected, and embraced for who they are. In our safe space, we foster a sense of belonging for all.

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