Individual Therapy Psychologist Calgary
What is Individual Therapy?
Individual therapy, sometimes called psychotherapy, counselling or talk therapy, is a process where a client works one-on-one with a trained therapist in a safe, caring, and confidential environment. We explore feelings, beliefs, behaviours and work through challenging or influential memories to improve overall wellness. Part of individual therapy is helping you better understand yourself and others. Identifying aspects of your life that you would like to change and setting personal goals to work towards are fundamental in achieving these desired changes.
Get Support with Our Calgary Psychologist
Can’t We Just Get Along Counselling is a private practice Calgary Counselling Centre lead by registered provisional psychologist, Melody Evans. Melody strongly believes in the positive change that individual counselling can help people create. She uses various therapy modalities and delivers calm, sensitive, and goal-oriented counselling sessions to ensure that the counselling process is working for you. Melody doesn’t stop at delivering superior psychological services, she also develops a positive therapeutic relationship with all her clients to support their personal growth and development.
In addition, Melody has a Master’s Degree (M.Sc.) in Marriage and Family Therapy and is a Registered Psychologist (RPsych) with the College of Alberta Psychologists. She has 20 years of experience helping Calgarians and people across Alberta address their mental health or relationship challenges through non-biased, non-judgemental, and transparent counselling services.
How Individual Therapy Can Help
We have experience treating a wide variety of issues through psychotherapy to meet our clients’ needs and improve their overall well-being. How can we help you?
It’s difficult to find a relationship in your life that couldn’t benefit from some type of improvement. Perhaps you want to feel closer to your husband or wife. Maybe you want to know what’s going on in your teenager’s head. Or perhaps your boss is simply driving you crazy. Counselling can help to connect people and offer tools for feeling closer and more comfortable with that person.
Depression is a common catalyst for mental illness. If you’ve ever been sneezing or hacking from a cold, you know how debilitating this can make daily challenges. The same is true for depression. If left untreated, it can often make life problems intolerable.
Divorce is one of the most stressful life events one can go through. The hurt of a divorce brings about a pain similar to the death of a loved one, without prompting the same comfort from peers. Individual counselling can help you to grieve the loss and find a new sense of self after a divorce.
Couples tend to enter couples therapy 5 years later than they should have. While this doesn’t mean your situation is hopeless, it does make it more challenging. We encourage couples to go for yearly couples counselling to check-in with a marriage counsellor and make sure all is well in their marriage.
Body therapy is often more useful than talk therapy to treat this issue. We recommend EMDR, as it is one of the most effective forms of therapy for trauma. Learn more about EMDR therapy by clicking on the service page.
This is a complex but important issue for men, women, and children alike. Anger can be a largely misunderstood emotion, as anger can often disguise the root of the problem. Assistance is often needed to find a long term solution.
Health issues can turn your world upside-down, and it can be difficult to talk to a loved one, friend, or co-worker. Counselling offers a neutral party to talk things through with and can assist you in handling your concerns.
Eating disorders stem from an array of self-esteem, body image and stress issues. Eating disorders are best treated with family therapy. If an eating disorder is affecting you or your loved one, a family therapy appointment can be the most effective tool for treatment.
In its most basic form, anxiety is about fear. It’s easy to get lost in the cycle of anxiety, and even thinking about getting anxious can be a trigger. This is treatable, and counselling can help you to learn about the physiological, cognitive, and emotional aspects of anxiety.
Have you ever been dissatisfied or unhappy with yourself on the whole? It’s not uncommon for us to be hard on ourselves at times, particularly when experiencing a challenging or stressful situation, but if you think about yourself in these terms on a more regular basis you may have low self-esteem. Low self-esteem refers to having a generally negative overall opinion of oneself. While everyone has faults, it is important not to let them dictate one’s self-image.
Grief is a strong and sometimes overwhelming emotion for people. It can stem from a variety of things, including the death of a loved one, the ending of an important relationship, job loss, loss through theft, or the loss of independence through disability. You may feel numb and removed from daily life, unable to carry on with regular duties while saddled with this sense of loss. But grief is a natural reaction to loss. It’s both a universal and a personal experience, and no two individuals grieve the same way. Individual experiences of grief vary and are influenced by the nature of the loss. It’s challenging to grieve for a loved one, and counselling can help provide guidance, understanding, and education on what the grief process is all about.
Book An Appointment
As a leading psychologist in Calgary, Melody Evans and her team are here to support you with the necessary tools, experience and compassion. Do not hesitate to schedule an appointment to talk to us about any of the conditions, difficult times or life transitions you may be suffering from. Our counselling services are non-judgemental and client-centred to provide you with the best support possible. We also offer group therapy services for those looking for a communal counselling experience.
The sooner the issue can be approached, the easier the solution may be. Don’t put a healthy life on hold. Book an appointment and get started on your personal growth journey today.