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Online therapy in Calgary

The best thing about online therapy in Calgary is that it is easily accessible. In addition, you know who your therapist is going to be before you join. You can read their profile and decide whether or not they would be a good fit for you. And because it’s online, you don’t have to leave home. This has worked very well for a number of people in Calgary. Therapists in Calgary who offer therapy with both individual and couples clients. Their focus is on providing a safe, warm, and nonjudgmental environment where you can talk to them about whatever is on your mind.

They also provide a response within 12 hours, even for the most urgent cases. What’s more, everything you share with them will remain confidential between the two of you. They are registered clinical social workers or counselors who are experienced in addressing various types of issues people face every day.

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Mental Health in Calgary

An estimated 379,000 Canadians (2.7%) aged 16 and over currently living in the Calgary census metropolitan area have a mental or addictive disorder that is related to their reading, writing, speaking English or French, according to the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

Mental health conditions and addictions affect people from all walks of life and last year 15% of Canadians experienced a mental health or addiction problem. This number increases to 20% when looking at individuals under 24 years old or those experiencing social-economic disparities such as unemployment, homelessness, and lack of housing security.

The Mental Health Commission of Canada’s report on the prevalence of mental disorders in Calgary reveals that approximately 100,000 people aged 16 and over living in Calgary will experience an anxiety disorder during their lifetime. Men are about 40% more likely than women to be diagnosed with an affective disorder (depression or bipolar), while mood disorders occur twice as often among adults who have experienced childhood physical or sexual abuse.


People with schizophrenia tend to begin experiencing symptoms when they are between 18 and 25 years old, with men developing the illness slightly earlier than females. The average age at diagnosis has remained stable despite advancements in technology and treatment options. Women develop schizophrenia later than males but tend to show more severe symptomatology. The risk of developing serious psychological distress has been found to increase when adults move from a lower-income household into a higher-income household, with men also facing greater risk if they are single compared to those who are married or common law.

The rate of addiction is similar for both males and females in Calgary, but men aged 20–39 years old have the highest risk of being diagnosed with an addiction. The most prevalent addictions among adults living in Calgary include problem drinking (estimated at 15%) and drug use (9%), including cannabis, opioids, cocaine, methamphetamines, and hallucinogens.

Best Therapists in Calgary

Don Lapointe

This therapist is known for his interest in becoming psychologically and emotionally healthy. His love for psychology and passion to help others increased the demand for this therapist.

Vonh Dimatteo

This therapist is known for her dedication to patients while she was a medical doctor; it was not surprising that after she changed profession, she became one of the top therapists in Calgary.

Rajana Martinek

This therapist is currently working with hospice palliative care, where she finds much satisfaction assisting people to live their lives as much as possible before death; several years ago, he started his own practice which has grown into something very successful now.

Merilin Schumann (MSc)

This therapist knows how frustrating it is to have a mental illness, and how life can become unbearable. This is what drives her to help patients find solutions to their problems through therapy sessions.

Kamber Milani

This therapist previously worked as a medical doctor before realizing that the job was not something he wanted for his career. He has been helping people with their psychological issues ever since.

Types of therapists in Calgary

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Common types of therapies in Calgary

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Most common therapy approach in Calgary is where the therapist challenges your negative thoughts about you and the world. He tries to alter unwanted behaviors or treat disorders such as depression.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Second most common therapy approach in Calgary is which the therapists teach behavioral skills (mindfulness & emotion regulation) to help clients enhance motivation. DBT is often used for mental health issues including eating disorders, PTSD, personality disorder, self-harming notions.

Existential Therapy

3rd most common therapy treatment in Calgary focuses on self-actualization in the face of people’s challenges. Existential therapy aids clients in confronting hard and distressing truths about life and death.

Other therapy approaches include:

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Psychologists or therapists in Calgary help people understand and handle different life problems and mental health issues.

They diagnose and treat mental disorders, learning disabilities, and behavioral problems.

You should expect to pay between $100 and $250 for a face-to-face therapy session with a Calgary area therapist.  Online therapy in Calgary is relatively affordable and therapists charge between $30 to $ 150. You can book both online and face-to-face sessions with a therapist in Calgary via MantraCare.

In case you are looking for free therapists or free therapy, you can choose to call the Calgary free helpline number. There are a few online therapy options that can be free or low-cost. At MantraCare, therapy can cost you as low as $10.

Anyone interested in working as a therapist or counselor in the Calgary area must earn at least an accredited master’s degree in counseling or social work. Calgary also has some continuing education requirements, and every counselor or therapist is required to know all the rules and laws that pertain to their profession.

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Calgary Counselor or Therapists Directory

MantraCare offers a comprehensive and free directory listing of therapists in Calgary. If you’re a therapist starting your own private practice in Calgary, you can market your practice via our Free therapist directories