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.
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.
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.