Joanna Jewell, M.A., R. Psych., CSAT, CMAT
#620 One Executive Place, 1816 Crowchild Tr. N.W., Calgary, AB T2M 3Y7
People exist in relation and within relationships; change affects everyone and can sometimes be uncomfortable. Where appropriate, I welcome and invite families in to avoid common pitfalls and create better environments of success for therapy. I create a non-judging atmosphere where each persons view is respected and heard. Family members often have great insight and perspective on the problem.
Bow Valley Counselling, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Clinical Social Worker
#202 - 2120 Kensington Road N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 3R7
I believe strongly that human beings are naturally designed to form close connections with others. Emotional difficulties can often be linked back to challenging relationships with those closest to us. I help to facilitate discussions that support individuals to appropriately deal with the issues that are negatively impacting the family's functioning. By examining how the family as a whole interacts and understanding those problematic communication patterns, change can be fostered. Through an open and supportive counselling environment, family members develop compassion and connectedness that allows for the healing of past pain.
Cal H. Henze, MA., R. Psych. (Prov),. CPC.,
Registered Provisional Psychologist, Registered Christian Counsellor
Braeside Dr. S.W., Calgary, AB T2W 2V5
Family in knots? Need healing? Christian Counselling for couples and families can help you understand each other, to see relationships in a new light, to learn to resolve conflict, to restore that spark of intimacy and to learn to love again. You can learn the relational skills that allow you to untie those knots and set hearts free to be what they were always supposed to be.
Talia Zink, MSW, RSW
Masters in Clinical Social Work, Registered Social Worker
2-323 17th Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0A5
It is not surprising that conflicts often arise in families when many people with various personalities, communication styles, needs and ages try to co-exist. Very often one or several people within a family can feel misunderstood, disrespected or simply not connected to the others. I have passionately worked with youth and their families for over ten years. I work to support families to "see" the intentions behind each other’s often misunderstood actions so that conflicts can be resolved and relationships strengthened.
Monique Smith, M.S.W., B.A. (Religion), R.S.W.
Masters in Social Work; Registered Social Worker
Ranchlands NW Calgary and Cochrane, AB, Calgary, AB T3G 1E4
Prusik works with families whose children are experiencing emotional/behavioural problems, enabling families to develop methods of managing these problems. By teaching children and parents simple "grounding" (emotional regulation skills) & by practicing these skills in the home and out in the community, children are able to create healthy neuro-pathways (pathways in the brain). Prusik exposes children to various activities & helps them overcome emotional dysregulation (i.e. explosive anger, anxiety etc.) utilizing grounding skills. Prusik utilizes family/parent participation as part of the therapeutic approach. For more information.www.prusikyouthservices.com.
Sig Taylor, MSW, RSW, RMFT
Registered Marriage & Family Therapist
1511 - 10th St. S.W., Calgary, AB T2R 1E8
Many studies, including the famous 75 year Harvard study (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/11/how-this-harvard-psycholo_n_3727229.html) have found that the quality of our relationships are by far the most important factor in people's happiness and fulfillment in life. Many families have dysfunctional relationships; It's because they don't know how to talk with each other. I teach communication and problem-solving skills so that families can develop an open line of communication and resolve long standing issues and resentments. At the end of lives, it's the quality of relationships that matter most. No one on their deathbed ever says, "I wish I'd spent more time at the office."
Eunice Peterson, MA., R. Psych.
#200, 2003-14 St. NW, Calgary, AB T2M 1T6
Family counseling is a profound experience in which predictable behavior patterns are disrupted, each person is given a voice, and balance of power is realigned. All family members are brought into goal making processes and members hold each other accountable to the desired changes. The goal is to create an environment in which differences can be acknowledged and integrated most effectively.
Journey Counselling, Inc., MA, MSc, R.Psych, RMFT, CCC
Reg. Psychologist, Marriage & Famly Therapist, Counsellors
1404 10 Street NW, Calgary, AB T2M 4M8
All families are unique. Families tend to have their own system, sometimes it works well and sometimes it doesn't. Learn how to identify the systems your family uses to do life and to name the challenges affecting your family. Also find some effective ways to achieve a healthy balance between your family goals and individual goals within your family.
Velma Noble, BA, MA, CCC, CPC, PAg (Ret)
Certified Clinical Counsellor (CCC), Certified Professional Counsellor (Pastoral) CPC)
203, 6628 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary, AB, Calgary, AB T3E 5R8
The success or failure of the attachment bond formed with our primary caregivers affects us as adults. People who grow up believing their needs will be met are resilient and able to remain focused, relaxed, and creative in challenging situations. People who grow up without such expectations will fear conflict, and will not trust themselves in conflict situations. Relational therapy and attachment theory informs my work in family therapy. I believe that a healthy family life involves an open and reciprocal sharing of affection, feelings, and love. By bringing genuine warmth, caring and compassion to the therapeutic relationship, I model a core belief of mine that caring and acceptance are key ele....
Lynne Goertzen, BJ, MA
Suite 105, 2003 - 14 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2M 3N4
Families are the foundations from which individuals launch their lives, and the safe haven in which we live our lives. Sometimes, families get a bit off-track or forget the gentle arts of forgiveness and positive regard for each other. The ways in which we communicate both our needs and our caring impact our experience of family. I can help you improve communication, learn effective and respectful ways to resolve conflict, and strengthen connections inside your family.