Effective therapy solutions to create a life worth living well.
The complexities of stress are fascinating; this I learned first-hand as a journalist in Part 1 of my life, experiencing high levels of it every day (and usually not effectively).
Later, for Life: Part 2, I studied stress in an academic context, returning to school after a successful career as a news/current-affairs writer/producer to become a Registered Psychologist, now at the dissertation stage of a PhD in Health Psychology.
This may seem like an odd switch - but mental health counselling is still interviewing - I like to joke that this time it's interacting with others for good and not evil.
Ahhhh. Stress. Now I get it, and can fix it.
Creating a peaceful, meaningful, productive life worth living...
Happiness, fulfilment, satisfaction - these are values we all deserve, but are sometimes elusive. Integrating empirically-tested therapy approaches can effectively and efficiently pull all the pieces together, helping clients achieve their goals.
I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprogramming), Mindfulness for Stress Reduction, and Clinical Hypnosis (CHyp). I teach groups - DBT to teens, families and anyone with high emotional dysregulation, like BPD, and I also teach an ACT group (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) for chronic pain patients.
Because one size does not fit all.
FEES/ SERVICES OFFERED
Individual 60 minute sessions:
$180 Altius Centre
$200 Caleo location
$250 INLIV location
Group Sessions 90 minutes:
10 Week DBT Skills at Altius Centre location $499
4 Week ACT chronic pain group at Caleo Health
$200 with physician referral
Please contact me with any questions.
CBT: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to change dysfunctional thinking patterns.
DBT: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to identify and manage dysfunctional emotional behaviors.
EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing to help heal from trauma.
Clinical Hypnosis: Creating space for change, forgiveness, and mediation to increase peace of mind.
DBT or ACT
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy helps guide you in coping and resiliency; distress tolerance; and effective communication for emotional dysregulation of all types.
10 week groups ongoing. These are held at the Altius Centre in downtown Calgary. Call for next start date.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy help guides you in how to increase psychological flexibility so you can accept things that are not in your control, stay in the present moment and out of past negative experiences, and create and commit to goals that move you forward. Especially effective in the management of chronic pain.
Four week groups have monthly start date; these are held at Caleo Health.
Therapy works when the client feels safe and comfortable with their therapist,
and when the therapist has the expertise you need. Please call to discuss whether we're a fit.
Sessions out of 3 locations depending on service.