What Are Some Reasons People Reach Out for Therapy?
Feeling low in mood, unmotivated to do daily tasks such as cooking, cleaning, taking care of oneself, socializing and engaging in hobbies
Wanting to be able to live a more authentic life, but not knowing where to begin
Feeling overwhelmed by life, disorganized and scattered in thought and wanting a system to feel more in control
Wanting to improve relationships, learning to trust oneself and how to establish boundaries with others
Feeling anxious, often contributing to difficulty falling asleep, but also within specific contexts such as grocery stores, dinner parties, shopping malls.
Going through a life transition such as starting a new job or university, becoming a parent, retiring, grieving the loss of loved one
Do I Really Need Therapy?
Everyone chooses to come to therapy for different reasons.
You do not need a clinical diagnosis to "need" therapy.
Having said that, if you are curious whether or not how
you've been feeling falls within normal ranges, you can visit
which allows you to answer questions around mood, anxiety and substance use and to share your results with a practitioner.
If you want to talk about your results or have general concerns and want to learn more about how occupational therapy can help, reach out to schedule a free phone call.
What's the difference between an occupational therapist and a psychologist?
Occupational therapists and psychologists are both regulated mental health professionals in Alberta.
Both offer screening, assessments, and therapeutic interventions, however, an occupational therapist does not provide a formal diagnosis.
While a diagnosis can provide certain insights, an individual is always treated as just that.
Occupational therapists often have a heavier focus on utilizing activity breakdown and goal setting as strategies to promote an individuals re-engagement in day-to-day functioning.
Occupational therapists can also be more often found supporting individuals with their goals in the community e.g., for exposure therapy.
Ultimately, while both occupational therapists and psychologists may have training in CBT, DBT, MBSR, ACT, IFS and other therapeutic interventions, each is unique in the approach they take to assisting their clients which is why it's often best to reach out to a few different therapists to see who you connect best with.
Where and who do we offer online therapy to?
Any Alberta resident living in: Calgary, Airdrie, Okotoks, Cochrane, Chestermere, Strathmore, Canmore, Banff, Red Deer, Lethbridge, Fort McMurray, Medicine Hat, Grand Prarie, Spruce Grove, Leduc, Lloydminster, Fort Saskatchewan, Beaumont, Camrose, Stony Plain, Sylvan Lake, Brooks, High River, Lacombe, Wetaskiwin, Morinville, Blackfalds, Whitecourt, Hinton, Olds, Taber, Coaldale, Edson, Grand Centre, Cold Lake, Ponoka, Innisfail, Drayton Valley, Devon, Slave Lake, Rocky Mountain House, Drumheller, Wainwright, Bonnyville, St. Paul, Stettler, Redcliff, Vegreville, Langdon, Didsbury, Westlock, Peace River, Barhead, Jasper, Raymond, Carstairs, Crossfield, Vermillion, Cardston, Pincher Creek, High Level, Claresholm, Penhold, Fort Macleod, Grande Cache, Gibbons, La Crète, Three Hills, Coalhurst, Clairmont, Black Diamond, Turner Valley, Diamond Valley, Grimshaw, Fairview, Magrath, Sexsmith, Rimbey, Beaverlodge, Hanna, Lac la Biche, High Prarie, Westlake, Nanton, Heritage Pointe, Calmar, Millet, Provost, Bow Island, Tofield, Picture Butte, Redwater, Sundre, Vulcan, Springbrook, Blairmore, Bon Accord, Coleman, Nobleford, Wembley, Fox Creek, Elk Point, Two Hills, Lamont, Vauxhall, Valleyview, Bowden, Lancaster Park, Swan Hills, Bassano, Athabasca, Mayerthorpe, Legal, Irricana, Stirling, Carriage Lane Estates, Cardiff, Manning and everywhere in between!