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Specialties

Anxiety Therapy

Anxiety therapy is  aimed at helping you manage and overcome anxiety-related challenges. Our psychologists in Calgary specialize in providing evidence-based anxiety therapy tailored to meet the unique needs of each client. Whether you're struggling with generalized anxiety, panic disorder, social anxiety, or specific phobias, anxiety therapy can offer you the support and tools you need to regain control over your life and find inner peace.

 

Key Components of Anxiety Therapy:

  • Understanding Anxiety: The first step in anxiety therapy is gaining a deeper understanding of anxiety and its impact on your life. Through guided exploration, you'll learn to identify the thoughts, emotions, and behaviours that contribute to your anxiety, as well as the triggers that set it off.

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Techniques: Anxiety therapy often incorporates cognitive-behavioral techniques to challenge negative thought patterns and develop more adaptive ways of thinking. By learning to reframe irrational beliefs and replace them with healthier alternatives, you can reduce the intensity of your anxiety symptoms.

  • Exposure Therapy: Exposure therapy is a cornerstone of anxiety treatment, involving gradual and systematic exposure to feared situations or stimuli. Under the guidance of your therapist, you'll learn to confront your fears in a safe and controlled environment, gradually building confidence and resilience in the face of anxiety triggers.

  • Mindfulness and Relaxation Practices: Anxiety therapy may also include mindfulness and relaxation techniques to help you cultivate a sense of calmness and inner peace. From deep breathing exercises to progressive muscle relaxation, these practices can reduce physiological arousal and promote relaxation in times of stress.

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Anxiety Therapy provided in Calgary and online by all of our psychologists

Therapy for Anxiety, Solasta Counselling and Psychological Services, Calgary

Depression Therapy

Depression can be crippling, hindering your ability to engage in daily activities and robbing you of joy. It may disrupt your work, routine, and even your relationships with loved ones. Symptoms such as sadness, hopelessness, anxiety, and fatigue can pervade every aspect of your life, making it challenging to sleep, eat, or find pleasure in activities you once enjoyed.

We understand that treating depression requires a multifaceted approach. We utilize various therapeutic techniques tailored to your unique needs, including:

Recognizing that each individual's journey through depression is unique, we approach treatment with patience, consistency, and empathy. Seeking help for depression is a courageous step toward reclaiming your life and breaking free from the silence and stigma that often accompany mental health struggles.

Choosing to engage in counselling for depression is a powerful decision that can transform your life. By learning coping mechanisms and gaining insight into your emotions, you can break free from the confines of your mind and reconnect with those you love. Take the first step towards healing and discover the tools you need to navigate through depression, one step at a time.

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Depression Therapy provided in Calgary and online by all of our psychologists

Counselling for Depression, Solasta Counselling and Psychological Services, Calgary

Grief and Loss Therapy

Grief therapy, also known as bereavement counselling, is a specialized form of therapy aimed at helping individuals cope with the emotional and psychological impact of loss. Our psychologists in Calgary specialize in providing compassionate and effective grief therapy to support individuals as they navigate through the grieving process.

Grief is a natural response to loss, whether it's the death of a loved one, the end of a relationship, or a significant life change. It encompasses a range of emotions, including sadness, anger, guilt, and confusion. Grief can also manifest physically, affecting sleep, appetite, and energy levels.

Key Components of Grief Therapy:

  • Validation and Empathy: In grief therapy, clients receive validation and empathy for their feelings and experiences. We create a safe and supportive space for clients to express their emotions and process their loss without judgment.

  • Exploration of Emotions: Grief therapy involves exploring and processing the wide range of emotions associated with loss. Clients learn to identify and express their feelings in healthy ways, allowing them to release pent-up emotions and find relief.

  • Coping Strategies: We can help clients learn coping strategies to manage the intense emotions and physical symptoms of grief. Techniques such as relaxation exercises, mindfulness, and self-care practices can help clients navigate through difficult moments and find moments of peace and comfort.

  • Meaning-Making: Grief therapy often involves helping clients make sense of their loss and find meaning in their experience. Clients explore questions of identity, purpose, and spirituality, allowing them to find solace and understanding in their grief journey.

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Grief and Loss Therapy provided in Calgary and online by all of our psychologists

Greif and Loss Therapy, Solasta Counselling and Psychological Services, Calgary

Children and Teens Therapy

Child and adolescent psychologists play a vital role in providing support and guidance to young people navigating complex challenges, offering specialized expertise to help them thrive. Our Calgary psychologists and therapists can help by:

  • Understanding and Assessing Needs: Child and adolescent psychologists are trained to assess and understand the unique needs of each young person they work with. Through comprehensive evaluations and assessments, they can identify underlying issues such as behavioral problems, learning difficulties, or emotional concerns.

  • Providing Individualized Therapy: Once needs are identified, child and adolescent psychologists develop tailored treatment plans to address specific concerns. They utilize evidence-based therapeutic techniques to help children build coping skills, manage emotions, and overcome obstacles.

  • Supporting Families: Child and adolescent psychologists recognize the importance of family dynamics in a child's development. They work closely with parents and caregivers to provide guidance, education, and support, helping families create a nurturing and supportive environment for their children.

  • Managing Mental Health Concerns: Child and adolescent psychologists play a crucial role in identifying and treating mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, and trauma-related disorders. Through therapy, counselling, and intervention, they help young people develop resilience and improve their overall well-being.

  • Collaborating with Schools and Communities: Child and adolescent psychologists sometimes collaborate with schools, pediatricians, and community organizations to provide comprehensive support to children and families. They advocate for the needs of young people within educational and community settings, promoting inclusive and supportive environments.

  • Promoting Positive Change: By empowering children with the tools and skills they need to navigate life's challenges, child and adolescent psychologists facilitate positive change that extends beyond the therapy room. They inspire confidence, resilience, and a sense of empowerment in children, laying the foundation for a bright and promising future.

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Gillian, Scott, Misha, Jocelyn, and Caitlin work with young people of all ages.

Marissa and Sydney work with young people from the age of 12. 

Child Psychologist, Solasta Counselling and Psychological Services, Calgary
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