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Psychological Services For Adults

Individual Counselling

With our individual counselling services you can embark on a journey of self-discovery, healing, and personal growth. Our dedicated team of experienced psychologists is here to provide you with a safe and confidential space to explore your thoughts, feelings, and concerns.

 

Individual counselling is a therapeutic process tailored to your unique needs and goals. Whether you're facing life challenges, struggling with anxiety, depression, or seeking guidance in navigating personal relationships, our compassionate psychologists are here to support you.

 

During your counselling sessions, you will collaborate with your therapist to develop strategies, gain insight into your emotions, and learn valuable coping skills. Our evidence-based approaches ensure that you receive the highest quality care, helping you build resilience and achieve emotional well-being.

 

Take the first step towards a happier, healthier life by scheduling an appointment with our skilled psychologists. We're committed to helping you achieve your personal goals and fostering lasting positive change

Services provided by all of our psychologists

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Couples Counselling

Couples counselling is a transformative journey towards healthier, more fulfilling relationships. At our practice, we offer a safe and empathetic space for couples to explore their challenges, communicate effectively, and rediscover the love that brought them together. We offer the Gottman Method and take and attachment approach to couples counselling. 

 

Our psychologists provide couples counselling to help you transform your relationships for the better. Here is how couples counselling can help.

  • Improved Communication Skills: Effective communication is the cornerstone of a successful relationship. Couples counselling provides a safe and supportive environment for partners to learn and practice healthy communication skills, including active listening, expressing needs and concerns, and resolving conflicts constructively.

  • Resolution of Conflict: Every relationship encounters conflict at some point, but how couples navigate and resolve conflict can make all the difference. Couples counselling helps partners identify underlying issues, understand each other's perspectives, and find mutually satisfactory solutions to conflicts, fostering greater harmony and understanding.

  • Rebuilding Trust and Intimacy: Trust and intimacy are essential components of a strong relationship, yet they can be eroded by breaches of trust, betrayals, or unresolved issues. Couples counselling provides a supportive space for partners to address trust issues, rebuild intimacy, and strengthen the emotional connection between them.

  • Enhanced Problem-Solving Skills: Couples often face challenges related to decision-making, parenting, finances, and other areas of life. Couples counselling equips partners with effective problem-solving strategies, enabling them to work together as a team to overcome obstacles and achieve shared goals.

  • Increased Relationship Satisfaction: Research has shown that couples who engage in counselling experience greater relationship satisfaction and overall happiness. By addressing underlying issues, improving communication, and fostering empathy and understanding, couples counselling can significantly enhance the quality of the relationship.

  • Prevention of Future Issues: Couples counselling is not only beneficial for addressing current challenges but also for preventing future issues from arising. By developing healthy communication patterns, conflict resolution skills, and strategies for maintaining intimacy, couples can build a strong foundation for long-term relationship success.

  • Support During Transitions: Couples often face transitions such as marriage, parenthood, career changes, or relocation, which can place strain on the relationship. Couples counselling provides support and guidance during these transitions, helping partners navigate change with resilience and adaptability.

Our experienced psychologists specialize in helping couples navigate various issues, from communication breakdowns and intimacy concerns to trust issues and major life transitions. Through evidence-based techniques and open dialogue, we empower couples to understand each other's perspectives, address underlying issues, and develop practical tools for managing conflicts.

Whether you're seeking to strengthen your bond or facing significant relationship difficulties, our couples counselling services provide a path to lasting harmony and deeper connection.

Our couples counselling services are LGBTQ+ inclusive and welcoming to individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities. We provide a safe and affirming space where couples, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, can explore and address relationship issues, improve communication, and strengthen their bond. No matter who you love or how you identify, you are welcome here.

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Trauma Therapy, EMDR, and CBT

Trauma therapy, also known as trauma-informed therapy, is a specialized approach to helping individuals heal from emotional wounds and distressing experiences. This evidence-based therapy provides a safe and supportive environment for clients to process and integrate their traumatic experiences, ultimately promoting healing, resilience, and improved mental well-being.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a powerful, evidence-based approach to treating trauma, anxiety, and other emotional distress. During EMDR sessions, a trained therapist guides clients through the reprocessing of distressing memories by using bilateral stimulation through eye movements following a light bar. This unique therapeutic method helps individuals process and heal from past traumatic experiences, allowing them to integrate these memories in a healthier way and reduce the emotional distress associated with them. EMDR offers hope and relief for those seeking to overcome trauma and regain emotional well-being. We have psychologists specially trained in EMDR for children and adolescents.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based approach for trauma recovery. It helps individuals by addressing negative thought patterns and behaviours stemming from traumatic experiences. Through structured sessions, people learn coping skills, reframe distorted beliefs, and gradually process their trauma, promoting emotional healing and a healthier outlook on life

We have psychologists who are approved providers for Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC), Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and Workers' Compensation Board (WCB). Please contact us if you would like more information on how this works.

Trauma counselling provided by all of our psychologists

EMDR provided by Gillian and Scott

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Men's Mental Health

Men's counselling is a vital and often overlooked aspect of mental health support. It provides a safe space for men to explore their emotions, challenges, and personal growth. In a society that often expects men to be stoic, seeking counselling can be a courageous step towards improved well-being. These sessions address issues like stress, parenting, relationships, anger management, and self-esteem, fostering healthier coping mechanisms and better communication skills. Men's counselling promotes mental and emotional resilience, ultimately helping individuals lead more fulfilling lives.

 

Our psychologists tailor their support to foster resilience, fulfillment, and self-discovery. Psychology can help in the following ways:

  • Our psychologists recognize the unique mental health concerns and experiences that men may encounter. From depression and anxiety to stress-related disorders and addiction, therapy provides a safe and nonjudgmental space for men to explore their emotions, challenges, and goals.

  • Navigating Work-Life Balance: Balancing career aspirations with personal life can be a significant source of stress. Our psychologists offer strategies for managing work-related stress, setting boundaries, and prioritizing self-care to achieve a healthy work-life balance and prevent burnout.

  • Strengthening Relationships: Healthy relationships are vital for men's wellbeing, yet communication barriers and unresolved conflicts can strain connections with partners, family, and friends. Our psychologists can provide tools for improving communication, resolving conflicts constructively, and fostering intimacy and trust in relationships.

  • Addressing Fatherhood and Parenting Challenges: Fatherhood brings its own set of joys and challenges, from bonding with children to navigating parenting responsibilities and balancing career and family life. Our psychologist can offer support and guidance for fathers, helping them cultivate positive parenting skills, strengthen family bonds, and navigate the complexities of parenthood with confidence.

  • Fostering Personal Growth and Fulfillment: Ultimately, psychology for men's wellbeing is about empowering men to live authentically and pursue their passions and goals. Through self-exploration, goal-setting, and personal development, therapy helps men unlock their full potential, cultivate resilience, and find fulfillment in all areas of life.

Services provided by all of our psychologists

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Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVAs)

Following a car accident, people often grapple not only with physical injuries but also with the challenge of regulating their thoughts, emotions, and behaviours. This traumatic event can trigger a range of psychological responses, including hypervigilance, agitation, anxiety, depression, and emotional numbness. Sleep disturbances, memory issues, and difficulties with attention and concentration can further complicate their recovery. Loved ones may observe heightened irritability and sensitivity, leading to strained relationships with coworkers and family members. Children may display regression, such as a loss of previously acquired independence and increased tantrums. Consequently, accident survivors may withdraw socially, avoiding activities they once enjoyed, exacerbating the psychological toll, especially if they also contend with physical pain.

Thankfully, in Alberta, individuals experiencing physical and/or psychological symptoms resulting from an MVA within the past two years may be entitled to treatment, with their automobile insurance provider often obligated to cover the costs.

Accessing psychological treatment is a straightforward process for MVA victims. They need only contact our office, supplying their insurance contact information and claim number, and we take care of the rest. Our comprehensive services include assessment, evaluation, treatment planning, and obtaining the necessary approval for their care. We prioritize convenience by handling all communication with insurance companies and in some cases facilitating direct billing to our clients' automobile insurance providers

In some cases, a note from a medical doctor is required recommending psychological intervention. In addition, some clients may need to exhaust personal health plan benefits beforehand.

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Therapy for Adopted Adults

Navigating the complexities of identity, belonging, and relationships can be particularly challenging for adopted adults. How can therapy help adopted adults to navigate their journeys with resilience and self-understanding.

  • Exploring Identity and Self-Discovery: Therapy provides a safe and supportive space for adopted adults to explore questions of identity, including their sense of self, cultural heritage, and roots. 

  • Processing Adoption-Related Trauma: Many adopted adults grapple with unresolved feelings of loss, abandonment, or rejection associated with their adoption experience. Therapy offers a compassionate and nonjudgmental environment to process these emotions, heal from past wounds, and develop healthier coping mechanisms.

  • Navigating Relationships and Attachment: Adoption can influence the way individuals form and maintain relationships throughout their lives. Therapy helps adopted adults navigate attachment patterns, trust issues, and intimacy challenges, fostering deeper connections with themselves and others.

  • Addressing Grief and Loss: Adopted adults may experience a unique form of grief associated with the loss of biological family connections, cultural heritage, or a sense of belonging. Therapy provides a space to honor and mourn these losses while finding meaning and acceptance in their adoption story.

  • Exploring Adoption and Family Dynamics: Therapy explores the complexities of adoption dynamics and family relationships, including issues of reunion, reunion rejection, or navigating contact with birth families. 

  • Supporting Life Transitions and Milestones: Adopted adults may face unique challenges during major life transitions, such as marriage, parenthood, or career changes. Therapy provides guidance and support during these transitions, helping individuals navigate new roles and identities with confidence and authenticity.

  • Empowering Self-Acceptance: Ultimately, therapy for adopted adults aims to foster self-acceptance, self-compassion, and empowerment. Through validation, affirmation, and self-exploration, therapy helps individuals embrace their adoption story as an integral part of their identity and journey.

If you're an adopted adult seeking support and understanding, our psychologists can help.

We offer Attachment-Focused Family Therapy, Theraplay and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy to support families to connect and deepen their relationships. See our services for children and adolescents.

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Adult Psychological Assessments

Adult psychological assessments are comprehensive evaluations conducted by psychologists to gain insight into an individual's emotional, cognitive, and behavioural functioning. These assessments employ a variety of standardized tests, interviews, and observations to assess factors such as personality traits, mental health conditions, cognitive abilities, and interpersonal functioning. The results of these assessments provide valuable diagnostic information, guiding treatment planning and therapeutic interventions tailored to each person's unique needs. Whether addressing specific concerns or promoting personal growth, adult psychological assessments empower individuals to better understand themselves and improve their overall well-being.

We offer:

  • Adult Psychoeducational Assessments

  • Adult ADHD Assessments

  • Adult Autism Assessments

Some of the potential benefits of adult psychological assessments are:

  • Comprehensive Evaluation: Adult psychological assessments involve a thorough evaluation of various aspects of psychological functioning, including cognitive abilities, personality traits, emotional regulation, and interpersonal dynamics. By examining multiple domains, assessments provide a comprehensive picture of an individual's strengths, challenges, and areas for growth.

  • Identification of Mental Health Issues: Psychological assessments can help identify underlying mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). By recognizing and diagnosing these conditions accurately, individuals can access appropriate treatment and support to manage symptoms effectively.

  • Tailored Treatment Planning and recommendations.

  • Validation and Normalization: For some individuals, undergoing a psychological assessment can provide validation and normalization of their experiences and struggles. Knowing that their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are recognized and understood can reduce feelings of shame, stigma, and isolation, fostering a sense of acceptance and belonging.

  • Empowerment and Decision-Making: With knowledge and insights from psychological assessment, individuals can make informed decisions, advocate for themselves, and proactively manage their mental health.

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