About Koru Family Psychology

A Calgary-Based Assessment & Counseling Clinic

We offer a range of services are offered for children, adolescents, families, couples, and adults.

Koru Family Psychology is a family first practice. We  empower individuals and families to reclaim their confidence to effectively navigate life’s challenges and enrich their quality of life. 

We combine assessment and effective intervention to promote optimal growth and success for individuals and families in all areas of life.

Through our collaborative assessments, we focus on developing a comprehensive and rich understanding of students strengths and differences to inform effective interventions individualized to their needs.

In our family focused work, we foster positive relationships, effective communication, happiness, and optimal well-being.

Our counselling services are a rewarding experience that promotes powerful, positive changes while bringing depth and meaning to people’s lives.

Our childhood therapy and intervention services help parents develop a deeper understanding of their children’s needs and effectively manage the daily challenges families face.

The koru, symbolizes harmony, strength, personal growth, positive change, and new beginnings.

These are the fundamental elements from which Koru Family Psychology was built.

The Koru logo incorporates the Ngaru kowhaiwhai pattern as a symbol of New Zealand’s silver fern frond with an elephant. The koru is an integral element of Maori art that forms an important part of Maori identity and culture. The koru symbolizes new life, growth, strength, and harmony. Its shape conveys the ideas of perpetual movement, with the inner coil representing a return to the point of origin.

Elephants are symbols of family, loyalty, and community. They live in close-knit families, and they work together to care for one another. This is one of the most important aspects of elephant symbolism. Moreover, elephants are capable of deep thought and emotion.

Each of these symbols became personally meaningful and inspirational to Koru Family Psychology’s founder, Caroline Buzanko. She experienced growth, peace, and personal transformation after living in New Zealand, solidifying the koru’s significance in her life. Later, after a tragic loss in her life, Caroline came to recognize and appreciate the incredible importance of family. It was after that loss that the elephant became an essential part of her life and work.