EMDR

 The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step

What is EMDR Therapy?

The world of psychology is continually evolving. New research regularly emerges, pointing to new and effective ways of treating various symptoms of mental health and psychological disorders. EMDR, which stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is one such modality that has emerged within the last fifty years, developed by Francine Shapiro in 1987. EMDR functions on the assumption that psychopathology is a result of maladaptive encoding and/or incomplete processing of traumatic events in one’s life. The goal, therefore, of EMDR is to help individuals identify trigger memories and then reprocess those events to result in feeling less bogged down and more able to function optimally. EMDR therapy incorporates aspects of mindfulness and relaxation and is an especially effective treatment for individuals who have PTSD. While the most significant research has been done into its effectiveness in relation to psychological trauma, EMDR has also helped people dealing with depression, anxiety, grief, addiction, and other mental distresses. Speak with one of our Calgary psychologists to discover if EMDR could help you.

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What to Expect From EMDR Therapy in Calgary

Individuals experience trauma differently; sometimes, we are able to deal with these traumatic events and move forward in positive and healthy ways, but other times, trauma rears its ugly head, and the effects can be residual and far-reaching. Trauma, especially when it has not been dealt with appropriately, can hinder and impede our ability to adequately integrate certain experiences into our mental capacity, and challenging symptoms may arise as a result. In order to help manage these symptoms, EMDR therapy uses an 8 phase approach to help diminish or eliminate distress from traumatic memories or other triggers. During an EMDR therapy session in Calgary, a psychologist will guide you through the healing process and encourage the use of coping strategies, ensuring you are in control.Some of our Calgary psychologists have taken additional training to become certified EMDR therapists so that we can better empower your mental health.

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          OUR LOCATIONS

Services at Calgary Location

  • Individual Therapy
  • Child & Adolescent Therapy
  • Marriage, Couple, & Family Therapy
  • Grief & Trauma Therapy
  • EMDR
  • ADHD Coaching & Counselling
  • Video Counselling
  • Divorce Coaching
  • DBT
  • Sport Psychology
  • Group Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech & Language Therapy
  • PsychoEducational Assessments
  • Social Skills Workshop
  • Neurofeedback

Services at Cold Lake Location

  • Individual Therapy
  • Child & Adolescent Therapy
  • Marriage, Couple, & Family Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Video Counselling
  • Divorce Coaching
  • Occupational Therapy
  • PsychoEducational Assessments
  • Social Skills Workshop
  • Also serving clients from Bonnyville and surrounding area

BENEFITS OF SUPPORTING WELLNESS

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Safe & Welcoming Environment

Our office is comfortable and inviting for clients of all ages with a modern, open, and friendly atmosphere. We do our best to ensure you feel completely safe and comfortable when you come for your appointment, whether with a family member or on your own.

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Family Oriented
Practice

We cater to families with multiple concerns. We are experts in marriage and family counselling, couples therapy, and child therapy. We are dedicated to maintaining an environment that is safe, comfortable and inviting to families.

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We Listen &
Give Feedback

We engage an interactive method to our therapy and counselling sessions. We listen intently, respond appropriately, provide relevant feedback, and often offer suggestions of additional activities and reading material to supplement our sessions.

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Specialized Care

We are specialized psychologists, not general counsellors. When you need divorce coaching, DMT therapy or EMDR, you can have confidence in the training and experience of the professional providing your care.

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No Referral Necessary

We do not require a referral from your family physician; seeking care from one of our trained psychologists is the first step to better mental and emotional health, and we want you to have easy access to the care you need.

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Free Consultation

We offer a free over-the-phone consult. Give us a call if you need to talk, and we can pair you with the therapist in our office with the appropriate training and experience to help you through your challenges.

psychologist calgary

Safe & Welcoming Environment

Our office is comfortable and inviting for patients of all ages with a modern, open, and friendly atmosphere. We do our best to ensure you feel completely safe and comfortable when you come for your appointment.

psychologist calgary

Family
Oriented

We cater to families with multiple concerns. We are experts in marriage and family counselling, couples therapy, and child therapy. We are dedicated to maintaining an environment that is safe, comfortable and inviting to families.

psychologist calgary

We Listen & Give Feedback

We engage an interactive method to our therapy and counselling sessions. We listen intently, respond appropriately, provide relevant feedback, and often offer suggestions of additional activities and reading material to supplement our sessions.

psychologist calgary

Specialized
Care

We are specialized psychologists, not general counsellors. When you need divorce coaching, DMT therapy or EMDR, you can have confidence in the training and experience of the professional providing your care.

psychologist calgary

No Referral Necessary

We do not require a referral from your family physician; seeking care from one of our trained psychologists is the first step to better mental and emotional health, and we want you to have easy access to the care you need.

psychologist calgary

Free Consultations

We offer a free over-the-phone consult. Give us a call if you need to talk, and we can pair you with the therapist in our office with the appropriate training and experience to help you through your challenges.

We Want To Hear From You

IT'S EASY TO SEE A PROFESSIONAL

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Step 1: Over the Phone Consult

Give us a call for a free, 20 minute, over-the-phone consultation. There’s no referral necessary! We look forward to getting to know you and helping you access the care you need.

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Step 2: Pair With a Specialist

Once we’ve spoken on the phone, we’ll be able to assess your concerns and pair you with a psychologist in our office who is best suited for your situation. We want you to receive relevant and relatable support.

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Step 3: Come in to Talk

We look forward to having you come in for your first session; our goal is to make you feel welcome and comfortable. You will sit down with a registered psychologist who has specialized knowledge of your area of concern.

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You Can Trust Our Team of EMDR Therapy Professionals

All of the therapists at Supporting Wellness are highly certified and meet all of the qualifications set out by the College of Alberta Psychologists. We understand that having a positive relationship with your therapist is of the utmost importance, especially when discussing sensitive issues like grief and trauma; we want you to feel completely comfortable when you make an appointment and sit down with one for EMDR therapy in Calgary. We believe in fostering a positive, relationship-focussed environment where clients of all ages can come for support, guidance, and counselling for whatever concern they may have. Supporting Wellness Psychological & Family Services is a place where families and individuals can receive help for any psychological issue. We believe that change is possible, and we want our clients to know it as well. Together, we can open the door to a new chapter of wellness, happiness, and stability.

OTHER RELEVANT COUNSELLING SERVICES

Child
Counselling
We offer a wide range of support for children and adolescents who are in need of therapeutic services. Our therapists take an understanding and respectful approach to family counselling and working with children.
Grief Therapy & Trauma
Counselling
Grief is a reaction to any form of loss such as the death of a loved one, the end of a relationship, or the loss of physical abilities due to illness or injury. Trauma is a distressing event in which a person feels severely threatened.
Online & Video
Counselling
When busy schedules, lack of transportation, or living in a rural area gets in the way of your counselling, we provide the option to make an appointment for a video session with one of our counsellors.

Individual
Counselling

If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, or lack of confidence, or you simply need help making decisions or finding motivation, Supporting Wellness can help. We believe that therapy is for everyone and it is empowering.