Inga Gusarova, MSc, CCC

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  • Canadian Certified Counsellor
  • 1716 16 AVE NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2M 0L7
  • Phone: 403-801-7075
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  • Session Fees: My fees are $90 for 60-minute hour and $120 for 90 minutes.
  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Email, Phone, Webcam

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Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed, be it a life circumstance, relationship(s) or mental health concern? Do also you see yourself as a thinking and thoughtful person... yet despite all the thinking about or around it, you are not where you want to be? I could help.
I will walk with you through those difficult places, so that together we could find patterns. Once you see patterns and have a safe place to be in, you can change them. In a nutshell, that’s what my approach to therapy and counselling is about. I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor, with a Master of Science degree in Counselling Psychology. I work with adults and couples (LGBTQ+ clients are welcome!), online across Alberta and in-person in Calgary.
I care passionately about fitting counselling with your circumstances - and your values; as well as with recent research into therapy practice, emotion, and how we interpret things. I also care about making counselling more affordable, so my fees are $90 an hour, $120 for 90 minutes, and I offer sliding scale on top of it. 
Specific concerns I could help with include:
•   Feelings and experiences of worry, anxiety, or depression; general coping skills
•   Couple therapy (straight and LGBTQ+ couples, married or not, as well as long distance relationships); and more than two: open and polyamorous relationships welcome as well. 
•   Family/relationship difficulties (e.g., working on improving relationships between adult family members, handling a family business when people have conflicting visions, dealing with life events or mental illnesses that stress the entire family, etc.)
 •   Sexuality-related concerns (such as identity, questioning, dealing with conflicting feelings, seeking acceptance and comfort, relationships, communication, and so on)
•   Life transitions
My counselling philosophy is built on the following principles:
✓    The first step of my role is to provide a safe and confidential space where we work together as a team. Then, I need to understand enough about you to create a personalized plan of action: Plan that is based on research knowledge and represents a good fit for your values, personality, and situation. I prefer to start with 90-minute appointments ($120), to make sure we have enough time to lay foundations for this plan.
✓    My technical focus is on integrative approaches to therapy that have solid evidence behind them. I use strength-based, solution-focused, systemic, narrative, and cognitive-behavioural tools, as is most likely to benefit you. 

I see clients in person (Calgary NW) and online. I passionately believe in online counselling as a way to make services easier to access. It helps to deal with commute, difficulties getting around, and allows for more flexible hours. It also means that if you found a therapist you really want to work with, you could still do it even if you live nowhere close to them. I have taken additional training in online counselling, and I follow best practices established by the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. This includes using special platforms for secure email and video.
To serve you better, I also receive supervision from a Registered Psychologist with 30+ years of experience.    
My website has more information about my services, training, online counselling practices, as well as useful and interesting resources you could check.
If you decide to send me a message here, please include: When are good times to call you? Is it okay to leave a voicemail?
Also, if you prefer email to phone, I encourage you to register for secure encrypted messaging on my website, so that your confidential information could be safe:

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