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    MenzLeague Therapy

    MenzLeague understands that men can face unique challenges when it comes to their mental health. From societal pressure to the stigma surrounding men seeking help, we know that men can often struggle to reach out for support. Through a strong partnership with Carbon Psychology, MenzLeague provides a safe and supportive environment for men to receive the help they need to improve their mental health and well-being.

    The team at Carbon Psychology offers experienced psychologists who are dedicated to providing a warm and welcoming space for men to explore their feelings and work through their struggles. Whether you’re dealing with depression, anxiety, addiction, relationship issues, or other mental health concerns, our therapists will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that is effective and achievable. They also understands the importance of building strong relationships with male clients and take the time to listen carefully to your concerns, providing a non-judgmental and compassionate space where you can feel safe to share your thoughts and emotions.

    Seeking help is a sign of strength, not weakness. We are committed to helping men improve their mental health and lead fulfilling lives. If you or someone you know is struggling, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for support. We are here to help.

    Carbon's Therapists

    Carbon Psychology’s Calgary-based team offer in-person services as well as virtual services to anyone residing in Canada. The team has a diverse set of skills and practice from a variety of modalities, including, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-Based Therapy, EMDR, Somatic processing, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Gottman Couples Therapy, and more.

    Contact us to learn more about who might be the best fit for you.


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    Therapy for Men - FAQ

    Not all therapists are the same and choosing a psychologist that you feel comfortable with is important. Research suggests that a strong therapeutic relationship is one of the most significant factors contributing to positive therapy outcomes. I often encourage clients to find a psychologist who they feel understands and respects them, as well as someone who they can be open with to ask questions and offer feedback.

    In addition to fit of personality, you may want to consider if the psychologist has experience in the area you’re looking for support, or if their philosophy or therapeutic approach works for you.

    For example, many people benefit from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), as it focuses on the development of coping strategies and offers a pragmatic approach to problem-solving. However, this approach may not be beneficial for someone who wants to focus on the “here and now”, to work on family issues, or to process deeper emotional concerns, etc.  Many psychologists have training in multiple approaches to adapt to the varying needs of clients. It is important that the work feels beneficial and meaningful to you.

    Please see “about” tab for more information about the therapeutic approaches I often use in my work with clients.

    There are many reasons that a person might decide to work with a psychologist. Therapy can be beneficial for anyone who wants to develop greater self-awareness and understanding, gain insight into their problems and develop skills for managing difficult situations and emotions, take steps toward making desired changes in their lives, or to discover how to live a more authentic and meaningful life. We can all experience times in our lives where we feel overwhelmed by stress or unable to face feelings of loneliness, emptiness, worthlessness, defeat, etc. Working with a therapist can help provide encouragement and increase your ability to manage such challenges. Psychological services may be beneficial at various times throughout your life to enhance and maintain physical and mental well-being.

    Therapy is not easily described in a general sense, as it is highly dependent on the personalities of the therapist and the client, and the issues that are being addressed. Therapy is a collaborative process between you and your psychologist. Therapy is most successful when you are actively engaged in the process, and the speed at which change takes place depends on your willingness to work on the things we talk about.

    There are many different therapeutic approaches that can influence the nature of the work that is being done in session. However, you can typically expect a therapist to enquire about your current concerns and symptoms you are experiencing, as well as information about present circumstances, personal history that is relevant to your concerns and goals for therapy, and reflections on what you have noticed after and between sessions.

    For some people, change occurs naturally through a process of open discussion, and development of insight and understanding into the problem. For others, their concerns demand more meaningful and intentional change to be made across several domains in their lives.  This may be a slower process due to the nature of your concerns, and will require dedicated work on your part, both in and between sessions.

    Therapy is unique to each person and the number of sessions required is dependent on many factors including: motivation to makes changes, the amount of self-work completed outside of session, the nature and complexity of your concerns, and current life circumstances.

    At the beginning of therapy, I typically see people for a 50 minute session once a week to every two weeks. This frequency often helps to stabilize clients who are in crisis, or facilitates movement toward making desired changes. It is my personal style to discuss with you what frequency of meeting you think would be beneficial and to offer my recommendations once I have met you and understand your concerns better.

    What you share with me is treated with respect for your privacy and is considered confidential.  You can expect that I will not release information about you to anyone without your written consent. In some cases, you may want me to consult with another professional (e.g. psychiatrist, lawyer, etc.). In these cases, I will only release the relevant information with your written consent.

     

    There are three exceptions to the above practice, to which I am ethically and legally responsible to share relevant information with others:

     

    1. When there is a risk of serious or imminent danger to yourself or others.

    2. When there is reasonable and probable suspicion that a child or any vulnerable person is being sexually, physically, or emotionally abused or neglected, or is at risk of such abuse.

    3. When the court issues a subpoena regarding information that has been shared in therapy or obtained as part of an assessment.

     

    If one of the above conditions occurs, I will make every effort to fully discuss it with you before taking any action.

     

    Please note: Parental consent is required for me to meet with minors. Conditions of confidentiality regarding minor’s needs to be negotiated with a parent/guardian at the outset of services.

    Session fees may be reimbursable in whole or in part by Extended Health Care plans or Employee Assistance Programs. As the coverage varies among insurers, I would encourage you to contact your insurance company to enquire about your policy and the extent of your coverage. My office does not do direct billing to insurance companies. I will provide you with a receipt after every session for you to submit to your insurance provider.

     

    Additionally, psychological services may be used as a Tax Deductible Medical Expense if claimed on your personal income tax.

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