Attachment-based Therapists in Carstairs, AB

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Pawluk Child and Adult Psychology
Psychologist, MEd, DipPsy
Verified
Verified
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.
(587) 207-8978
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Carstairs, AB T0M
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Kimberly Williamson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RSW, ICST, TCTSY-F
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
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.
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Carstairs, AB T0M
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Donna Mirus
RN
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you presently struggling with Anxiety? Depression? 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.
(587) 872-0767
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Carstairs, AB T0M
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Core Essence Counselling
Counsellor, RTC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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.
(587) 857-0411
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Carstairs, AB T0M
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Kate Harper
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
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.
(587) 802-4916
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Crossfield, AB T0M
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Ellen Schultz Counselling and Coaching
Counsellor, MACMHC, MAHSC, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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.
(825) 258-5931
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Three Hills, AB T0M
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Shantelle Szuch
Psychologist, MSc, RPsych
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
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.
(825) 809-5412
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Blackfalds, AB T0M
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Jennifer at Silver Willow Psychology
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified
Verified
Hello! I am a Registered Psychologist and am passionate about helping children and adolescents, adults and couples be their best selves. I work with people who are experiencing anxiety, depression, problematic substance use, trauma, or are having difficulty with dealing with daily life. Whether you are seeking to foster a better relationship with yourself, your partner, family members, or other people in your life, counselling may be able to help! Together, we will develop customized, attainable goals that meet your needs, develop useful coping strategies, and create some forward momentum.
(587) 205-6916
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Crossfield, AB T0M
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Bernie John Moen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
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.
(587) 803-4635
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Crossfield, AB T0M
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Bloom Narratives Therapy & Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Your mind might be racing as you try to juggle all the responsibilities and hats you wear, or maybe your body is telling you about the impact anxiety is having on your life. You might be feeling stuck or overwhelmed. Maybe you're wondering if you'll ever feel fulfilled and peaceful with your identity. That's where we can come in to help you recover and find relief from past events, trauma, anxiety, stress, burnout, eating disorders, and depression. We are a team of therapists providing individual and relationship counselling locally in Airdrie, Alberta and virtually across Alberta.
(587) 409-1806
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Balzac, AB T0M
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Jennifer McIntee-Leinweber
Psychologist, BEd, MA, RPsych
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
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.
(587) 907-5530
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Crossfield, AB T0M
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Aaryn Manning
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified
Verified
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.
(403) 556-7505
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Didsbury, AB T0M
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Stephanie Caras
Psychologist, MA, CSAT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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.
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Blackfalds, AB T0M
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Online Therapists

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Amanda Hoang
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I take an integrative approach to therapy and utilize interventions informed from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), family systems therapy, attachment-based therapy and solution-focused therapy (SFT).
Life is not without its challenges. Especially during a pandemic, day-to-day life can be even more overwhelming. The good news is that I am here to help. Whether you are experiencing low mood, anxiety, relationship problems, or trauma, my goal is to assist you in working towards the future you desire. I believe all individuals have the capacity to grow from their current circumstances. My priority is ensuring that my clients feel safe, valued, and heard, while also providing exceptional clinical support. I strive to create an atmosphere that is welcoming for all individuals from diverse backgrounds, and I am LGBTQ+ affirming.
(587) 806-5022
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Calgary, AB T3K
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Maribela Arruda-Block
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych, CPT, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe individuals have the ability to reach their goals through a supportive, caring, collaborative, and responsive therapeutic relationship. Healthy coping and mental health are critical to overcoming life's stressors and obstacles. Working with a mental health professional can assist you to deal with these stressors and move your life forward in a healthy and positive direction. I believe in using an integrated model of therapy that is client directed and culturally appropriate. I use the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics to inform assessment and practice. I base treatment on client's neurodevelopmental functioning and response.
(855) 748-1944
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Red Deer, AB T4N
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Haley Hykawy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I draw on various evidence-based therapy modalities in my practice, including; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Mindfulness Based-Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and Attachment-Based Models.
Finding our authentic selves sometimes requires us to let go of what we have been told, what we have been doing, and who we believe we must become. Gently pushing against the norms to embrace ourselves just as we are can be a meaningful, healing journey and one I would be privileged to accompany you on. As a therapist, I strive to create a safe space where clients can feel heard while having room to be curious. I hold gratitude for each opportunity to accompany clients through their individual journey to wellness.
(587) 600-7999
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Calgary, AB T2S
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Rose Thatcher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, BSW, BCC, RSW
Verified
Verified
Hi! Let’s take a deep breath: you’ve made it past the first step of identifying you need some help. In a world that is often too loud and busy, it is easy to fall into thought patterns that you are lacking; as a therapist, it is my role to help you shift that narrative from deficit to plenty. I believe mental health is fluid experience and that understanding your emotions and building meaningful coping strategies is key to sustainable resilience. My role is to create a safe and empathetic space for you to be vulnerable and show up as your authentic self. My practice style is grounded in attachment-based and family systems theory.
(825) 250-0618
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Calgary, AB T3E
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Solace Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
My goal is to connect with you in a safe, nonjudgmental environment. I work collaboratively with my clients towards finding relief and life changing solutions, recognizing that people have power and strength within them. Whether it's problematic relationships, parenting support, stress, family dynamics, mental health issues or trauma that is impacting your life, I have seen over and over that change can happen. I offer a warm approach to therapy and welcome any struggle, small or large. Although I work with a variety of adult clients I am known for easily connecting with children and adolescents.
(855) 815-3840
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Calgary, AB T2M
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Sunny Cheung
Registered Provisional Psychologist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work from an attachment-based perspective and I provide trauma-informed care.
Distress can be the catalyst for personal growth and meaningful transformation. The journey can take many paths and I would be honoured to join you. We will work collaboratively together and provide guidance toward positive change. We will focus on trust to create a safe and supportive relationship. It is crucial to me that we have a strong relationship in the therapy room, laying the foundation for effective therapy. I find value in understanding how past experiences shape our ways of thinking, relationship patterns, and coping mechanisms. In other times of need, we will focus on the urgent crisis at hand.
(587) 856-8441
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Calgary, AB T2N
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Meg Lindemulder
Counsellor, MC, BEd, CCC
Verified
Verified
I work from attachment-based and trauma-informed perspectives and can help you with: Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Grief & Loss, Guilt & Shame, Self-Harm, Relationship Concerns, Faith-based Issues including Religious Trauma, ADHD, Life Transitions, and Personal Growth.
Life can be a beautiful mess and a heartbreaking gift, sometimes at the same time. My aim is to provide the connection and support you need to navigate the challenges you are currently facing. I will remind you of your innate strengths and values and encourage you to listen to and trust yourself. I will seek to help you recognize the patterns of thinking and behaviour that might be holding you back, as well as invite you to consider how various influences in your life impact your functioning. I believe the body-mind connection is essential for health and wellbeing and I will work to help you strengthen that bond within yourself.
(587) 206-3535
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Calgary, AB T2R
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Attachment-based Counsellors

Is attachment-based therapy the same as attachment therapy?

Attachment-based therapy may be confused with what is called “attachment therapy” (sometimes called “holding therapy”), a discredited and dangerous approach to treating children with attachment disorders, autism, or other mental health concerns. Attachment therapy—not attachment-based therapy—may involve restraining a child, forcing eye contact, and other coercive or abusive techniques. None of these practices are used in attachment-based therapy and the two modalities are in no way related.

What should I expect from attachment-based therapy?

Attachment-based therapy is based on attachment theory, which posits that children’s early relationships with their caregivers strongly influence their ability to navigate the world later in life. Thus, adults who seek attachment-based therapy should expect to deeply explore their childhood, identifying the dynamics or experiences that disrupted their attachment and the steps necessary to overcome challenges that arose as a result. Parents and children should expect to explore the possible factors that disrupted the parent-child relationship and work toward restoring trust and connection.

How long does attachment-based therapy last?

Certain forms of attachment-based therapy, especially those designed for parents and children, last for a set number of sessions; for example, Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up, a specific attachment-based approach for young children who have undergone early adversity, unfolds over 10 one-hour sessions. When attachment-based therapy is practiced on adults or combined with other modalities, it may not last a specific length of time; clients may wish to ask prospective therapists how long they expect treatment to take.

Does attachment-based therapy work?

Most of the research on attachment-based therapy focuses on children and adolescents. Some of this research shows a positive effect, especially for attachment-based family therapy (ABFT). Other studies, however, have found that attachment-based therapy is no more effective than other approaches to childhood depression, anxiety, or suicidality. Less is known about the therapy’s efficacy on adult populations.