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Psychotherapy Counselling in Calgary

Healing the past so your Future Self can Thrive. Our psychotherapists & coaches use a powerful combination of positive psychology, mindfulness & proven strategies
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What is psychotherapy counselling?

Finding the best psychotherapist in Calgary for you is a tough decision. You first want to make sure that you have found a registered psychotherapist when it comes to trusting your provider with your mental and emotional well being. Our team of Calgary psychologists and psychotherapists are up to the task.

The modern world we live in right now demands a lot from us and now more than ever it is so crucial for people to understand how to develop powerful mindsets and learn how to release old emotional residue from our past, and depression counseling in Calgary is one of the best ways for you to do that.

At One Life we have many qualified psychotherapists that you can choose from. We believe that therapy is a process and journey between therapist and client and that trust in that relationship is the biggest factor in being able to do the inner work needed for anxiety counselling to work best.

The goal of psychotherapy is always better health, whether that is mental, emotional or spiritual health. The process usually follows a 50min or 80min time frame once a week or bi-weekly and is the professional relationship between a specialist and their client.

It is vital that the relationship between the therapist and client be professional and therapeutic. Which means that the relationship between the psychotherapist and client be only for the purpose of working on self-development and well-being.

Why this is so important is because having a therapeutic relationship means the client does not have to worry about their information being shared and everything is kept strictly confidential. Having the ability to be that honest with your psychotherapist is very helpful. It means you can be 100% yourself and totally honest about your feelings. This means you do not have to worry about offending, pleasing or looking a certain way to anyone else.

The good specialist will disclose a little about themselves to their clients, but if they are truly doing this in the most therapeutic way, they will always be thinking this is going to be helpful for the client to hear on their journey.

Psychotherapy Modalities

Our psychotherapists use a variety of different therapies to help their clients and there are many different styles of psychotherapy to choose from. Each style has a different set of benefits and treatment depends on the symptoms.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

This type of psychotherapy counselling helps people change thinking patterns that are destructive or not helping the client and helps them replace those thoughts with more positive thinking patterns. This usually helps old behaviors that were previously destructive as well. CBT Therapy is very well researched and majority of the psychotherapists in Calgary that work on the One Life team are trained in this modality

Psychodynamic & Humanistic Therapy

Psychodynamic & humanistic therapy is grounded in the premise that many of our behaviors and thoughts are habits and come from our past influences. The role of the psychotherapist is to use this approach to help clients navigate their pasts and undo old patterns with new awareness and feel more in control of their life.

Interpersonal & Relational Therapy

This is a form of psychotherapy that is used to create a therapeutic relationship to help the clients learn more about their emotions and thoughts through the way they show up in the therapy room. This Interpersonal Therapy often draws on the present moment and mindfulness to help facilitate that growth.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

DBT is very close to cognitive behavior therapy and differs in focusing attention on helping clients regulate their emotions. This approach is especially helpful with clients who have been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder or have trauma and PTSD in their lives.

Gestalt Therapy

Defined by Gary Yontef and Lyanne Jacobs, Gestalt is a therapy that focuses on the here and now. It is based on creating self awareness and new possibilities for each client. Gestalt therapy uses mindfulness to help clients grow greater confidence and self esteem within themselves.

Somatic Therapy

Somatic psychotherapy counselling is a powerful process of helping the client develop greater awareness of their emotions, their body and understanding how their nervous system works. This approach can be very effective with trauma, anxiety and depression.


Psychoanalysis is a process that is used to explore a client's thoughts through deep introspection and analytical thinking. It is usually a more expensive option as it can be 2-3 times a week over the course of several months.


The investment of choosing psychotherapy for yourself is that you are going to give yourself the gift of understanding your thinking and behaviors at a greater level. Old age wisdom tells us that if we are not aware, we cannot change.

They have done research and found that the same brain images that change from mental health medication also changes from doing long term psychotherapy. Which means that psychotherapy is a very good choice in investing for your mental and emotional well being.

The very first step is contacting our One Life team to get set up with the specialist. Our intake coordinator will reach out to you and set up an appointment for you.

Your first appointment is a discovery session where you talk about your goals, your challenges and you ask us any questions you might have about the process. Our psychotherapists will then let you know the course of treatment that they plan to take in therapy and coaching with you.

We encourage you to bring a journal with any questions and thoughts for your first appointment.

We welcome you to bring a snack or drinks to your appointments and we will certainly offer you a warm cup of tea, coffee or water when you arrive.

In the very beginning it is about getting to know you. Whether that is as an individual or couple, we want to know how we can best help your situation. Usually the conversation starts with your goals and key points that will help us understand you better. Our therapy is not a one size fits all approach and so there is no right or wrong answer for what you should share or ask in your sessions.

We believe that One Life counseling and coaching is a great space for you to share and address all your thoughts and feelings in a way that works best for you. Most people, once they feel comfortable share their feelings and thoughts more easily. We take pride in fostering an approach that walks a path of being beside our clients and we like to empower people with an approach that works best for their learning style and unique personality.

Our psychotherapists offer very convenient online counselling options for our clients. If you want to meet from the convenience of your home or office, we have secure internet video conferencing for our clients that cannot make it into the office.
Our psychotherapy mixed with the combination of coaching is a great resource for achieving career goals and enhancing your performance at work. We believe that if you have someone supporting you that you can achieve great things for your life and that many of your goals will become real possibilities.
Our psychotherapists will give you an idea after meeting with you how often you should be coming in for individual counselling therapy. We believe that success comes from investing in the beginning of therapy and starting off strong to get positive momentum.
Majority of our sessions are covered by insurance, we always like to encourage our clients to check with their providers before coming in. So you need to ask your provider if your coverage includes psychotherapists at first.

Research shows psychotherapy improves our overall wellbeing

Benefits of Psychotherapy

    • Develop more self-esteem and confidence
    • Have healthier relationships
    • Discover new insights and develop greater self awareness
    • Work through old belief systems
    • Heal from the past
    • Let go of bad habits
    • Develop a positive mindset
    • Calm and at peace within
    • Become more authentic

What to expect in psychotherapy

    • Diving into our life patterns to gain greater understanding
    • Processing through unresolved feelings
    • A space to talk about your emotions and thoughts
    • A partner in crime to help guide you through your situation
    • A non-Judgemental & safe pace
    • A warm & inviting space that is dedicated to you

Are you feeling stuck in life and unsure where to start next in life?

Let us help you with that part, our team is trained in the latest proven strategies and research in the field of psychology.

We help to guide you through a journey of really learning deeper insights about yourself, your beliefs and habits so that you can feel empowered in your life.

We believe that with more awareness, you can choose so many different possibilities for yourself.

Rates and Insurance


Individual Sessions

(60 minutes)
$220 + GST
Per Session

Couples Sessions
(Recommended first 4-6 sessions)

(90 minutes)
$330 + GST
Per Session

Maintenance Couples Counselling
Follow-up or Maintenance

(60 minutes)
$220 + GST
Per Session


(60 minutes)
$220 + GST
Per Session

If being able to use your insurance benefits is an important factor in your selection, our team would be happy to recommend one of our therapists who's services are covered by most insurance plans. Please be sure to confirm in advance if insurance coverage is preferred.

Our standard fees are aligned with the recommended fee schedule from the Psychologist’s Association of Alberta. However, we offer the added value of 60-minute sessions in contrast to the recommended 50-minute session for this fee.

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