Therapy in Edmonton
Breaking free from emotional and behavioral struggles
Unless someone has walked a mile in your shoes, it’s hard for them to understand what you are going through. However, the compassionate psychologists at Edgar Psychological understand where you are coming from. Our experienced team of registered psychologists is proud to offer a wide range of general psychology and individual counseling services that will help you find the answers you seek so you can get back to enjoying life to the fullest.
What is individual therapy?
Individual therapy allows for a psychologist to address your emotional and behavioral needs on a one-on-one basis. At Edgar Psychological, we believe that effective therapy is based on clinical skill, a good "fit" between you and your therapist, and a safe space where your thoughts and feelings can be freely expressed and explored collaboratively. We are committed to ensuring that therapy is working for you in the ways you feel are most important and useful. This is a partnership in which we work towards your desired "real life" outcomes by way of discovery, development of self-knowledge and clarity, increased courage and resilience, and simple skill building if necessary.
Benefits of individual therapy
- Develop fresh perspectives about life
- Learn new techniques for coping with common or habitual patterns
- Gain the strength to overcome addiction or substance abuse
- Learn to see the positive instead of giving way to anger and depression
- Regain self-esteem
- Improve relationships
Issues our psychologists treat during individual therapy:
A mood disorder is a mental health problem where your general emotional state or mood is distorted or inconsistent with your circumstances. Often attributed to an imbalance of chemicals in the brain (neurotransmitters), some examples of mood disorders include bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, and mania.
Abuse or neglect in your childhood can have a significant impact on your adult life. You may experience feelings of anxiety, worry, shame, guilt, helplessness, depression, PTSD, grief, drug or alcohol abuse, anger, or relationship difficulties.
If you compulsively engage in an activity (gambling, shopping) or ingest a substance (alcohol, drugs) that interferes with your ordinary responsibilities such as work, relationships, or your health, then you are suffering from an addiction.
The loss of a loved one is always hard to bear. It can lead to feelings of anger and abandonment or an overwhelming sense of sadness that is hard to shake. Seeking support and taking care of yourself is the only way to heal in your time of mourning.
While it’s natural to feel down some days, depression is a state of lingering sadness or lack of interest in the pleasures of life. Other symptoms may include fatigue, insomnia, persistent aches and pains that don’t ease with treatment, and loss of appetite.
Borderline personality disorder
A serious mental illness, borderline personality disorder is characterized by pervasive instability in moods, interpersonal relationships, self-image, and behavior, which often disrupts family and work life, long-term planning, and your sense of identity.
Everyone gets angry or frustrated from time to time, but if you don’t know how to appropriately express your anger, it can come out in a variety of unforeseen ways, such as violence, abusive language, or criminal behavior.