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Treatment Specialties for Psychological Therapies

People's reason for seeking therapy is personal or unique. However, with almost 10 years of experience as a Registered Psychologist in Calgary I have worked with people who have/are: 

  • Struggling with worry, feeling sad, down, or can't fall or stay asleep

  • Stressed, overwhelmed, tense, struggling to find joy and meaning in their lives

  • Experienced trauma in their childhood, or recent lives and are finding it difficult to cope

  • Struggling with diet, body image concerns

  • Facing substance use issues (e.g., alcohol/drugs, food, spending) which is impacting different areas of their life

  • Police Officers, Military Veterans, EMS and other First Responders

  • Feel immense grief, sadness, loss, or loneliness

  • Struggling with career or other life changes (e.g., life transitions)

  • Facing identity and/or relationship issues (e.g., newly married, divorced or separated)

  • People struggling with their job or career (e.g., feeling unmotivated, unproductive, feeing burnout)

  • Struggle with their faith, sprituality, connection to family, friends

And in terms of issues, people I work with have experienced including but not limited to:

  • Grief and Bereavement - following death of a loved one and living grief or ambiguous/complicated grief situations

  • Anxiety - including Situational Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety

  • Trauma - including PTSD, Acute Stress Disorder, Adjustment Disorder

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Phobias

  • Death and Dying & End of Life

  • Suicidality - support through suicidal ideation, and support for loved ones affected by suicide

  • Issues related to Sex and Sexuality - including issues related to dating, marriage, monogamous or polyamorous relationships; and Sexual concerns such as decreased libido, pain with intercourse, premature ejaculation disorder, etc)

  • Communication - between partners, between colleagues, between friends, within families, etc.

  • Resiliency, Self-Empowerment, and Coping Skills

  • Self-Concept, Self-Confidence, and Self-Worth

  • Body Image and Body Dysmorphia

  • Creating new meaning in life, reconnecting to your passions, reconnecting to a new or changed identity after a significant life event - e.g. establishing a new business, finding your voice, dating after divorce, sex after onset of chronic illness...and so on.

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