Calgary Psychologists general info

We are a network of Calgary psychologists, marriage counselors and Calgary therapists who specialize in helping people overcome the hurdles that sometimes make life, relationships, school and work difficult. Coming from diverse cultural backgrounds, we are passionate about what we do. We provide individual counseling, couples and marriage counseling.

We are part of a client’s broader community. Attending therapy is an “event” and a normal part of a client’s life and activities. We are always in your corner and our voice stands out among those of family, friends, colleagues, etc. We work hard to create a strong alliance with clients and use this new and stronger force against the client’s presenting problem

We believe that people are resilient and are already working to overcome their difficulties. Each individual has their own unique history of winning against their problems – even if in small ways. We seek to create a collaborative environment where the client and therapist work together and join their ideas, wisdom, and resources in coming up with solutions and a way forward.

We believe that with the necessary support clients can paint a picture of their preferred life and can be assisted to find helpful ways to move towards that life and future. With Calgary Psychologists, you will find a warm, professional and therapeutic environment, plus you can discover and develop solutions to help you on your way.

Common Psychological Services

Stress

Stress is a typical physiological response to demands or threats and can help you stay motivated and focused under pressure, which is a good thing. However, when stress becomes chronic or overwhelming, it can be damaging to your relationships and can cause severe mental and psychological health problems. Calgary Psychologists assist you in recognizing the causes of stress and help you work towards ways to deal with it. There are solutions.

Anger Management

Chronic anger can be highly debilitating and can cause severe problems in our lives and the lives of those closest to us. It is often not the first emotion, but it is the one we resort to when feeling out of control, whatever the reason. Fortunately, many actions can be taken to cope with anger. Let’s discuss how anger manifests itself in your life and develop strategies to take action. Let love not fear to make your decisions.

Self-Esteem & Self Confidence

Self-confidence is crucial for success in life. If you don”t feel worthy, and/or you don”t know how to express your self-worth when communicating with others, life can be very painful. These skills provide opportunities and benefits to you in your professional and personal lives.

Separation and Divorce

When relationships fail, a wide range of emotions are experienced all at once. It can be one of life’s most intense life changes. As with all transitions, it is important to seek support from someone you trust and keep lines of communication open. Allow yourself time to heal. Feel free to reach out to Calgary Psychologists for support and to make sense of your emotions of sadness, anger, hurt, loneliness and confusion. There are many methods to cope with the loss of a relationship and the range of emotions tied to this life change. You can ride these waves safely with the support and encouragement of experienced psychologists.

Couples counseling

Couples counseling is not only for struggling relationships. It is important for all couples to have regular “check-ups” to tackle issues before they become serious problems. Having a counselor facilitated discussion can be a very effective and efficient way for couples to open up about what is concerning them in their relationship. Contact Calgary Psychologists for a session with your partner; it will be a great investment in your relationship.

Pre-marriage counseling

For couples who are engaged to be married or who are in a serious relationship, it is crucial to have focused conversations about the issues that matter most. This can include each partner’s views on children, family, finances, career, maintaining a household, religion, etc. Early prevention of severe issues and finding common ground in a relationship is one of the most important things Calgary Psychologists does as mental health therapists. Let Calgary Psychologists strengthen what you already know.

Depression

Feeling down is a normal part of being human. However, when these feelings are unbearable and last for a long time, you may have depression. Depression can make it difficult to enjoy any part of life. You are not alone, and Calgary Psychologists will help you recognize the symptoms, types, and insidiousness of depression and work with you to find strategies to feel better for the long term. There is always hope.

Anxiety

Feelings of anxiety are common for people when faced with a significant life transition, before making an important decision, or when they are the focus of attention, such as in public speaking. But when anxiety becomes crippling, constant and overwhelming, it can have severe physical and mental health consequences. Anxiety may manifest itself in panic disorders, phobias, PTSD or OCD. Your psychologist will work with you to develop strategies to manage your anxiety.

Grief Counselling

The loss of someone close to you can be one of life’s most difficult events. But grief isn’t only felt with the death of a loved one; it can also occur after the loss of a relationship, a pet, a job or promotion, or ability. Don’t grieve alone. Calgary Psychologists will help with your journey to reclaim joy in your life and find security and peace.

Parenting Issues and Strategies

Parenting can be a very rewarding and joyous experience, but can also cause enormous stress and tension with your partner, family, and friends. As with other major life changes, one can expect to encounter a wide range of emotional responses. There are creative approaches that Calgary Psychologists can suggest for a successful parenting experience. Don’t do this alone.

Financial and Professional Issues

There is no doubt that career and finances are one of the most important aspects of a person’s life. It can be a source of great stress and strain to individuals and families. In today’s difficult economy, this is one of the most frequent issues faced by many people. Calgary Psychologists are here to help you through these difficult times.

Trauma

Trauma is a response to an overwhelmingly negative event or series of events. Disruptions to your thinking and bodily reactions of nervousness, insomnia, and stress are typical reactions to frightening situations from the past. If these feelings do not decline over time, you may be suffering from symptoms related to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Calgary Psychologists have experience with clients who have experienced serious traumatic events in their lives.

General Wellness

Mental illness is often a symptom of unhealthy lifestyle choices. Lack of sleep or exercise, poor eating habits, smoking, heavy drinking, video game or internet addiction all contribute to poor physical and mental health. Calgary Psychologists assist you to improve all aspects of your life and be your best self. There are many simple and straightforward ways to make dramatic changes in your life in the right direction.

Therapeutic Approach

Many life challenges manifest during times of transition and change. Whether it’s due to new stages in relationships, family, career, or changes in health and lifestyle, these events can significantly impact one’s life. Often what results from these transitions are feelings of stress, anxiety, confusion, depression, loss and failed coping mechanisms.

Each Calgary Psychologist has a therapeutic approach that is unique unto themselves. Calgary Psychologists share a “Positive Psychology” approach, and that is individualized based on each therapist’s personal experiences. Through life’s transitions, people can find strength, understanding, purpose, connection, meaning, and hope. We support clients in a safe, creative and confidential environment. Our collective goal is to see clients through difficult times to emerge as stronger and more resilient individuals, empowered with strategies and the confidence to thrive through life’s changing circumstances.

We all have our spiritual beliefs, which can be integrated into client sessions. However, this is strictly optional. Our supportive, empowering and compassionate approach is especially important for putting new clients at ease during their initial appointments and engaging them in the processes most important to them.