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Family Counselling Calgary

My relationship with my partner and family is only what it looks like today due to my desire to dedicate time and energy to resolving conflict opposed to brushing them under the rug. I use personal experience along with a number of treatment modalities to help you clarify what's truly important and meaningful to you and help you use that knowledge to set goals and take actions that enrich the relationships in your life.

 
Happy Family in Nature

Types of  Family Counselling

The types of Family counselling I offer include:

  • Interpersonal Therapy

  • Family Systems Therapy

  • Gottman Therapy for Couples

  • Individual counseling for individual issues outside the relationship:

    • Anger management, communication skills, conflict resolution, emotional expression

Benefits of  Family Counselling

  • Learn how to ask for and receive help

  • Learn how to diffuse a situation before it becomes anything hurtful

  • Develop better communication and conversation skills

  • Strengthened relationships between family members

  • Increased self-esteem and confidence

Family Counselling FAQ

What do you cover in family counselling?


  • Interpersonal Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gottman Therapy for Couples
  • Individual counselling for individual issues outside relationships: anger management, communication skills, conflict resolution, emotional expression




What's your clinical counselling timings?


At the Thrive Business Centre: Tue & Thurs: 12 pm - 9 pm & Wed: 2 - 8 pm, At the Kensington location: Monday and Friday from 12 pm - 9 pm. Subsequent sessions focus on your individualized goals. Appointments are between 1 - 3 weeks apart to give you opportunities to work on the skills you have learned from the previous therapy sessions.




How long does the family counselling process last?


This process is a little different for everyone. It will depend on how much work you have to do, how often I see you, and how hard you work towards your goals.




Will my health insurance cover most of the costs of family therapy counselling?


Almost all Extended Health Care Plans cover all or a portion of the costs for a psychologist under "psychologist services", "psychotherapy", or "counselling". Contact your insurance agent for more information on reimbursement procedures and coverage information. Direct Billing can be performed for a number of companies. Direct billing is where the Psychologist will bill your insurance company and you will only be responsible to pay for your portion of the session cost. Click here to see if yours can be directly billed.




Will all members have to attend family counselling sessions together?


Attending family counselling sessions as a family works best for the relationship. It will help to see all sides of the story and different perspectives on the issues you wish to tackle. If for whatever reason someone can not make it to the session we can always reschedule up to 24 hours beforehand.




What are the steps I need to take to begin the family counselling process?


The first step to begin family counselling is understanding that there is nothing wrong with asking for help. Counseling should be proactive and provide the right tools to better the relationships within the family to be healthy and happy in everyday life.





Get Family Counselling in Calgary

If you are unsure whether I can meet your family therapy online or assessment needs give me a call to receive a free consultation. You can then decide whether I am a good fit for you or your family.

Gavin McAtee - Calgary Clinical Psychologist

Tel: 403 926 3738

McAtee Psychology  SE: 11500 29 St SE (Thrive Business Centre)

Ideal for clients living in South Calgary

Tue, Wed & Thurs: 12 pm - 9 pm

McAtee Psychology  NW: 203, 1982 Kensington Road NW

Ideal for clients living in Central & North Calgary

Mon & Friday: 12 pm - 9 pm

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