Jenna Fortinski
. Registered Psychologist

Registered Psychologist

Jenna established Simply Counselling because she believes that providing support does not mean leading clients through complicated methods and activities. She believes that each person is the expert in their own lives and that her role is to support clients in becoming their own best self.

With an extensive background working in Calgary area hospitals to support adolescents and their families through individual and group sessions, Jenna has built Simply Counselling on a firm foundation of experience and education.

Jenna has an undergraduate degree in Psychology, and a Master’s in counselling. She enjoys spending her free time with her family.


Malvern brings his experience working with high-risk youth and vulnerable and oppressed populations to the Simply Counselling team.

With the ability to easily establish trust and rapport, his clients always feel respected and valued. He has worked with individuals and groups addressing trauma, addictions, relationships, depression, and many other forms of mental distress.
Malvern possesses a Masters of Clinical Social Work and has trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. He is also registered with the Alberta College of Social Workers and has Brain Story Certification.


Kristin understands that people seek counselling for reasons that are not always easy to talk about. She strives to create a safe and compassionate space where clients can explore the reasons most important to them. Taking pride in being authentic and transparent throughout the therapy process, Kristin is passionate about working with people to explore their challenges, strengths, and opportunities for growth and change.

Over the course of her career, Kristin has worked with individuals, couples, and families to address many unique needs and concerns such as trauma, anxiety, depression, addictions, emotional regulation, relationship issues, and many other life challenges.

Kristin has a Master’s in Counselling Psychology from Athabasca University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Calgary. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family outdoors and travelling.

Education Director

Nicki has a background in health services that has allowed her to fill roles in research, project management, education, and strategic planning with specialties in addiction, mental health, and public health.

With a passion for working with diverse individuals, Nicki brings valuable experience and knowledge in working with a variety of groups including Indigenous populations.

Nicki has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with Honours, as well as a Masters of Public Health degree. Outside of her role with Simply Counselling Services, Nicki works with Alberta Health Services as a Senior Planner with the Strategic Clinical Networks.

Nicki Kirlin
. Education Director

Administration Assistant

An integral part of Simply Counselling Services, Cheryl utilizes top-notch organizational skills and attention to detail to ensure that each client has a seamless experience. Her expertise in providing exceptional service is unmatched and client comfort is her top priority.