We help with:

Addiction.
Chronic Pain.
Mental Health.
Occupational Health.

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Who We Are

Health Upwardly Mobile Inc., (HUM) is an Integrated Health and Wellness company based in Calgary, Alberta. Our team includes a variety of healthcare providers including nurses, physicians, psychologists and social workers. HUM offers personal and corporate services, as well as training and workshops on topics related to Addiction, Mental Health, and Chronic Pain. 

HUM’s unique strength is our ability to draw on individual and collaborative expertise to provide tailored individual care within an Integrated Continuing Care Framework. For all new referrals, this involves a comprehensive assessment to identify the individual’s physical and/or mental health issues. We also recognize the importance of the bio-psycho-social-spiritual dimensions for individuals and their families. Our work reflects collaborative strategies, preventive resources and leading edge research in the areas of Addiction, Mental Health and Chronic Pain.

Treatment, recovery and rehabilitation recommendations will focus on returning the individual to a state of “wellness” as soon as possible. Recommendations will be designed to ensure the earliest return to work and/or healthy living within the capabilities of each individual. 

HUM means ‘we’ or ‘us’ in Hindi.  We have chosen this acronym to also convey the meaning that we are stronger and more effective together… “Together we can”!


Calgary Counselling for Addiction, Mental Health, Chronic Pain

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Counselling Services

HUM provides holistic assessment and treatment that encompasses biological, psychological, social and spiritual health.

The assessment and treatment recommendations are based on individual needs and meet people where they are at, rather than fitting people into programs.

HUM has an integrated interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals including medical doctors, registered psychologists, social workers and nurses.

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Meet Our Team

Dr. Raju Hajela

Dr. Raju Hajela

MD, MPH, CCFP (AM), FCFP

President, Medical Director

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Ms. Sue Newton

BA, BSCN, MN, RN

Vice President, Operations Director

MIKE DAVIES

RSW, BSW, MSW

Registered Social Worker

KAYLIE RODRIGUEZ

MA, RPsych, CCH

Registered Psychologist

DR. JANETTE HURLEY

MD, CCFP

Physician, Integrative Medicine

Dr. Raju Hajela

Dr. Raju Hajela

MD, MPH, CCFP (AM), FCFP

President, Medical Director

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Sue Newton headshot

Ms. Sue Newton

BA, BSCN, MN, RN

Vice President, Operations Director

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MIKE DAVIES

RSW, BSW, MSW

Registered Social Worker

KAYLIE RODRIGUEZ

MA, RPsych, CCH

Registered Psychologist

DR. JANETTE HURLEY

MD, CCFP

Physician, Integrative Medicine

What People Are Saying

  • I have learned to understand my education and myself. Living a life of recovery that is allowing me to live a life true to the best person I can be.

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  • As a healthcare professional with addiction it was very important to be able to access timely, accessible comprehensive care. Not only have I found that HUM met the mark on those fronts they were also incredibly compassionate, and skilled at addressing addiction. Although I have been in recovery since May 2007, it wasn’t until I accessed HUM in Jan 2015, that I was really able to understand my disease and the impact that it has in all areas of my life. Most importantly I was able to do this in a way (with their help) that put my shame aside and see the disease for what it is. The gifts are too numerous to count. I feel extremely fortunate to have found this place; and continue to refer people there, both in my personal and professional life. They are truly addiction whisperers ????

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  • I had the fortunate opportunity to spend 2 weeks observing HUM’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) as a student to better my understanding of Addiction and had a life changing experience! Dr. Hajela, Sue, Paige, Kaylie, Dr. Hurley, Troy and Mike were all very knowledgeable, passionate and nonjudgmental in their approach to treating Addiction.HUM uses a holistic approach when identifying, assessing and treating Addiction. Their focus is on long term recovery versus providing “band aide” fixes as other treatment centers might provide. They deeply understand that “Addiction is Addiction” and that no matter which substance or behavior you might struggle with, the fundamental issues stem from dysfunction/disconnect in biological, psychological, social and spiritual domains.I would recommend HUM to all individuals seeking to better their lives and not just those afflicted with Addiction. 🙂

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  • The Team at HUM is fantastic and they have an awesome suite of service offerings that align with a Biological, Psychological, Social, and Spiritual model of health; I trust them with contributing in an amazing way to the ongoing health of my Family.

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    Gordon Lynch
  • I came to HUM almost 2 years ago feeling at my wits end as I had hit an emotional bottom! I had been sober for over 24 years and worked the steps of my 12 Step program, and yet I still felt disconnected and absolutely confused about where my life was going. From the outset, the Team at HUM offered me a completely different way of thinking about my disease of addiction. This new perspective has allowed me to change my thinking and therefore my actions. This has meant I’ve made some amazing and positive changes in my life that I would have never done using the tools I had at my disposable prior to being involved with HUM.I completed their Intensive Outreach Program and that was the incentive that I needed to make the changes in my life. I continue to attend weekly group therapy sessions and individual counselling sessions. They continue to support my journey of recovery.I can’t say enough good things about HUM and the team of caring, professional staff. I highly recommend this treatment facility to anyone struggling with mental health and/or addiction issues.

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    Cathy
  • I was a patient of Dr. Hajela’s 2 years before HUM was created. I was under his, and his teams care from HUM’s inception in 2009 until 2014 (7 years). I attended 2 other treatment programs in BC and Calgary, as well as regular 12 step meetings. The quality of the group and individual therapy I received at HUM was by far the most professional I’ve experienced in my journey. My time at HUM had the most profound impact on my recovery and still does to this day. I’m beyond grateful to be part of this amazing team as a counsellor now, and to be able to have an impact on and witness the journeys of my fellow addicts.

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