My ideal client is a child or youth with significant anxiety issues. They need a better understanding of what is going on in their heads and in their bodies. They want to feel less distress, and to be able to do the things that their anxiety is preventing them from doing.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RSW, ICST, TCTSY-F
Do you feel exhausted all of the time? Overwhelmed with no time for you? Trouble sleeping? Not feeling like yourself? Are you feeling sad but you don’t know why? Tired of going through the motions? Are you irritable? Do you experience conflict or lack of closeness in your relationship? Maybe your arguments go on and on without getting resolved, leaving you feeling lonely and further apart. You feel hurt, or a sense of numbness about your relationship. Do you wonder if you’ll ever have a fulfilling relationship? You’ve had enough troubled relationships. You’re tired of hurting and struggling.
Are you struggling with this pandemic? Depression? Covid19 overload? Anxiety? Lack of self esteem or confidence? Grief? Or perhaps you have a child who is the one requiring additional support and coping? By coming to therapy you can expect a supportive, non judgement relationship based therapy approach; whereby you or your child can learn the tools and process what is occurring. Sometimes what we think is normal feelings, behaviors or thoughts, may in fact be a sign of something else...let's work together to figure it out.
With my experience working at a large agency focusing on generalized counselling, I have worked with many ages and walks of life. I enjoy working with adults and teens who are struggling with emotion regulation, anxiety, relationship issues, past trauma, and stress/burnout. I am passionate about helping people live to their full potential and overcome life’s challenges by developing goals to best fit their unique needs and strengths. I believe in helping people thrive in life and find purpose and meaning rather than simply surviving.
Feeling disconnected? It’s not like you haven’t tried, right? I get that. There have been times in my past when, despite trying my hardest to communicate or get along or fit in, it seemed like my best wasn’t good enough, and important others didn’t understand or accept me. That hurts. The freedom to be ourselves in genuine accord with others, especially people who are significant in our lives, is something most of us have wanted since we were kids.
Do you desire lasting change? Not just temporary shifts or crisis management? Relief from stress, anxiety, or depression due to trauma? It is our goal to equip, empower, and inspire you. Our work together will energize, rejuvenate, and enhance your life. The things we think about impact how we function physically. Research suggests that 87-95% of physical and mental illnesses come from our thought life. we must seek out and change toxic thoughts. This way we can treat the root cause and end the turmoil. Change your thinking, change your life!
One of my greatest joys is providing compassionate counselling care. I believe that growth and healing is always possible. My goal is to create a trusting, safe relationship where we collaborate together towards your experience of greater wholeness & wellness.
Hello! I'm a Registered Psychologist who is passionate about helping children, adolescents, adults and couples be their best selves. If you are experiencing problematic trauma symptoms such as PTSD or C-PTSD, problematic substance use, relationship issues, or struggle with meeting the needs of daily life, therapy may be able to help! Together, we will develop customized goals that meet your needs, develop useful coping strategies, and create some forward momentum to help improve your quality of life.
I am a Registered Psychologist in both AB and SK. I have over 15 years of clinical assessment experience with children, adolescents, adults, public safety personnel, front line workers, and health care professionals. My goal with formal assessment is to help you explore your symptoms, gain understanding of your responses and patterns, and empower you to gain renewed agency, with or without a formal diagnosis. I am competent to diagnose within the scope of the DSM. I also offer trauma treatment and am certified in TFCBT and BOS and have training in CPT, NMT, and other models, having worked in this field over 15 years.
Hello! I'm glad you stopped by, because I know that seeking out help during difficult times can be intimidating. Right off the bat, I want to let you know that I would love to meet with you and talk about what you're going through. My goal is to provide a warm environment where we can work together on your goals. Ideally, you would come with a willingness to share about what's bothering you, and an openness to trying some new things. In return, I commit to helping you set meaningful goals and identify the blind spots that might be holding you back.
Having been well acquainted with the weight and pain of toxic shame myself, as well as having experienced this weight being lifted, I have a passion for helping others go through this shift too, in order to feel freer to share their authentic self with the people they hold most dear. I also have a passion for practicing and teaching mindfulness. Applying mindfulness to the many areas of my own life, including work, parenting, communication, and relationships with both myself and others, to name a few, has been life changing and has allowed me to more frequently experience life in the moment.
Everyone has their own story, and I am always ready and willing to listen to each individual. I will listen first, and then help you to explore and reflect on your past and current situation as you begin to move forward in your life. I am committed to providing a safe, non-judgemental and hopeful environment for you to share your story, and to begin working toward helping you to achieve your goals. I will support you in finding a new path of hope and well-being. I would be honoured and happy to work with you.
I am a registered psychologist and have worked with a diverse clientele over my career. Common themes I have noticed are, It takes a tremendous amount of courage to ask for help and almost everyone can benefit from the opportunity to share and explore in a non judgmental, comfortable setting. This experience can lead to learning new skills, recognizing existing strengths and/or gaining a new perspective. All of which can be helpful in reducing symptoms, discomfort and increase the quality of life. WGM Psychology is nationally recognized and is dedicated to achieving high quality mental health services notably to first responders.
Are you going through a transition period in your life? Are you dealing with a divorce, job change or looking to confront your barriers to losing weight? I can assist with setting effective goals and supporting you while you commit to achieving those goals. Do you want another perspective or feedback related to certain issues in your life? I will support you in your transitions through pregnancy, motherhood, separation, divorce, depression, or the challenge of creating work/life balance. Build your confidence and create a life of happiness!
Thoughts of suicide, self-harm, anxiety and depression, overwhelming emotions, relationship challenges, negative self-talk, low confidence and struggles with self-esteem. If these are areas you or your teen are struggling with life can feel hopeless, overwhelming, like you are stuck and not sure how to feel happy but this is what you desire! Together, we will explore and identify the underlying root causes of these challenges while supporting you to achieve the happy, hopeful life you want with easily manageable bite-sized strategies to help you or your teen regain a sense of purpose and enjoy life again.
My goal is to meet you where you are, emotionally and physically. I can meet you where you are most comfortable which could be at your home, for a walk, a coffee shop, or in my office. I have significant experience with substance abuse and mental health concerns with youth, young adults, families, and parents.
I provide a nonjudgmental space that encourages clients to be themselves. I encourage and utilize humour within sessions and believe therapy is most effective when clients are involved in the development of goals and treatment approaches for their specific needs. I provide counselling services to teens (12+ with limited availability), adults, seniors, and couples. My areas of experience and interest include: Anxiety, BPD, Chronic Illness, Couples (Monogamous & Alternative Lifestyles), Depression, LGBTQ2S+, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Sexuality and Gender Identity, Stress Management, Trauma & PTSD.
I enjoy working with a variety of clients including children, teens, adults, and couples, who are struggling in some area of their life. You could be encountering a mental health concern, trauma, career stress, or life transition. I help support you in identifying and reaching your goals. As the driver in therapy, you decide what is right for you.
We all experience times in our lives when we struggle, whether it be with mental health, relationships challenges, life transitions or a lack of purpose. We need to be gentle with ourselves and give ourselves grace as we move through the different stages of our lives. Sometimes it feels messy, and collaboration with a professional can help us to make sense of it. From an attachment-based and trauma-informed perspective, I will help you work through your circumstance and move forward in a way that is healthy for you. In counselling, I see teenagers, adults, couples and families.
I am a Registered Psychologist specializing in anxiety, depression, women's issues and body image. It's an honour to be able to share in the experiences of my clients and I strive to provide a warm and compassionate therapy experience, free of judgment. I utilize evidence based therapy techniques, which I tailor to the unique needs of each client. I am able to offer CBT, ACT, Positive Psychology, Solution Focused Therapy, EMDR and Mindfulness based approaches. My goal is to provide the support that you are looking for in the way that best fits you and to ensure that your voice has been heard.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Carstairs are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Carstairs then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Carstairs, or Child Psychologists in Carstairs.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Carstairs psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Carstairs specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.