Meet Our Staff

Dr. Michele Fercho, R.Psych., Director

Michele is a clinical psychologist who has been practicing for 20 years. She received her education in Calgary, Cincinnati, Ohio and Louisville, Kentucky. She has worked at the Alberta Children’s Hospital and one of her specialty areas is in assessment and treatment of families and children dealing with externalizing problems such as attention and oppositionality. She occasionally speaks to and consults with pediatricians and family doctors in the area about helping their patients manage oppositional behaviours.

She has been involved in several research projects and has recently received a Clinical Advancement Grant and is currently heading up a research project that is assessing treatment outcomes.

She works successfully with clients to help them overcome depression, anxiety, grief and loss adding a mindful perspective to her client centered care. She also specializes in helping couples resolve conflict and learn how to have healthier and happier connections.

Jackie Cheng, MEd., R.Psych.

Jackie received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Lethbridge, a Post-Undergraduate Counselling Diploma – specializing in psychoeducational skills and guidance from the University of Calgary, and her M.Ed. in School and Counselling Psychology from the University of Saskatchewan.  Jackie is a Registered Psychologist in Alberta with over ten years of clinical experience working with young children, adolescents, adults, and seniors, in both public and private sectors, and in both urban and rural settings.

Jackie joined Fercho Psychological Services in 2015, helping to provide both therapy and psycho-educational assessments and diagnosis for children, adolescents, and adult clients with giftedness, learning disorders, ADHD, behavioural challenges, anxiety and depression concerns.  Her therapy approach is integrative and eclectic, based on the unique needs of each client.  She draws upon a number of evidence based approaches, including narrative therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing, existential therapy, expressive arts, solution-focused therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and mindfulness practices.

Sarah Christie Office Manager

Sarah received her Bachelor of Nursing Degree from the University of Calgary in 1988. She worked at the Alberta Children’s Hospital for 12 years and then moved into Telecare as one of the original members of Health Link.

Sarah brings a level of organization, competence and freshness that ensures we meet our goal of offering the highest level of service.

Her knowledgeable and supportive voice is the first one you hear when you contact our office and she goes above and beyond to ensure that your questions are answered quickly, confidentially and skillfully.


Meet Our Consultants

Angela Romaine, MSc., R.Psych

Angela is a Registered Psychologist who has been practising since 2012. Originally from Nova Scotia, where she received her BScH, Angela relocated to complete her MSc in School and Applied Child Psychology at the University of Calgary.

Angela has worked with diverse populations and brings an incredible wealth of knowledge and expertise to her assessment practice.

She specializes in assessment for issues including cognitive delays, learning disorders, giftedness, behavior challenges, ADHD, Autism and mood concerns such as anxiety and depression.

Derrick Shirley, M.Sc., R. Psych

Derrick is a counselling psychologist, consultant & keynote speaker providing private, in-person, webcam and phone-based, individual and group counselling and consulting services and psychological support for individuals, families and organizations with a variety of issues.

His areas of special focus include problem eating habits, work-related stress, teen and parent relations and depression and anxiety.

Derrick has worked with youth and families, and youth at risk for over 20 years across the country. He sat on the board of Directors for the Alberta Association for Multicultural Education, was a Sessional and guest instructor at the University of Calgary, and held the position of Human Resources Advisor on Diversity and Inclusion with The City of Calgary.He has offered his expertise to Fercho Psychological Services for the past 10 years.


About Us

We are a committed and experienced group of clinical psychologists located in Calgary, Alberta. We provide a full range of services. We are registered by the College Of Alberta Psychologists and adhere to the highest standards of care. We all love what we do and would be privileged to meet you.