MEET YOUR Psychologist

Maria Catherine Pungur Farrell

Registered Psychologist, Owner of Mission Hill Psychology

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Hi! I’m Maria. 

I am a Registered Psychologist and owner of Mission Hill Psychology. 

My passion is helping people grow into the best version of themselves, and assisting them in realizing their potential. When we can break through the conditions we set within our own mind, beautiful things can happen. 

I have committed the past decade to developing and advancing my clinical knowledge and skills as a psychologist. I believe that therapy is a transformative process from which meaningful, long-lasting change can happen. I use both an evidence-based and a “bio-psycho-social” approach in therapy, integrating the importance of our culture, community, and relationships that combine to inform our psychological health and treatment outcomes. 

I am currently completing my Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) from California Southern University. I currently hold a Master of Counselling (M.C.) from the City University of Seattle, and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology from Grant MacEwan University. 

Fun Facts About Me:

Besides psychology, my love is travel! I take great joy in discovering small, remote countries with just a backpack. I am half Hungarian, and identify with the beautiful culture and people. I am in Budapest frequently, and it is truly my second home!

I am a psychologist for one simple reason:

I am driven by a deep sense of purpose and meaning in helping people heal, grow, and thrive in their personal and professional lives. It is a great honour to support and guide my clients on their journey towards self-discovery and transformation, and to witness their progress and growth. I believe that everyone has the potential to overcome the challenges they may face in life, and in turn, helping them realize their true potential. 

Through my work, I strive to facilitate real, lasting changes in my clients’ lives, and to contribute to a more compassionate and connected world.



Professional Registration

  • College of Alberta Psychologists #5635

  • College of Psychologists of British Columbia #2635 (out of province)

Membership Affiliations

  • Psychologists Association of Alberta

  • Canadian Psychological Association

  • American Psychological Association

  • Canadian Association of Cognitive & Behavioral Therapies

  • Golden Key International Honours Society


  • Current student, Doctor of Psychology – California Southern University

  • Masters of Counselling – City University of Seattle, Edmonton, Alberta

  • Bachelor of Arts, Major in Psychology – Grant MacEwan University, Edmonton, AB

Post Graduate Courses, Certifications, Training & Workshops

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – Anxiety and Depression, CBT Canada – Accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada

  • CBT for Anxiety Disorders – Essential Skill, Cognitive Behavioural Institute

  • Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) Level 1 and 2 training with Dr. Sue Johnson

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Level 1 and 2 training with EMDR Consulting

  • The Unified Protocol – Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders: Introductory Workshop. Boston University

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) with Dr. Kathleen Chard

  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level II (CCTP-II) Certification, Evergreen Institute
"It takes two to speak the truth: one.”
- Henry David Thoreau

You don't have to struggle in silence...

Whether you’re just starting therapy or have questions about our services.

MARIA FARRELL  •   Registered Psychologist

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