Your family life doesn't look or feel the way you hoped.
Family years are a time of growth for children and parents.
You’re watching your lives transform into something new every season.
Transitions can be an exciting and stressful process for kids and families.
Each year brings new hopes, dreams, adventures, problems, and fears.
Families are facing new challenges at home, school, work, and social settings.
Maybe your family is struggling with:
conflict or communication
big life changes
illness or disability
mental health concerns
neurodiversity or gender diversity
You want to feel like a good parent.
You want your family to have a good life and your kids to be prepared for the future.
Parenting is difficult to navigate, especially when someone you love is struggling.
As a parent, you want to:
be confident in your decisions and actions
feel more connected with yourself and others
navigate the ups and downs of relationships
support your child at every stage of development
give your family everything they need to succeed
Maybe your relationship with your child, your partner, or your own parent doesn’t look the same anymore.
Perhaps the approaches you used in the past aren't working anymore, or you and your partner might disagree on how to handle things.
A family therapist can help you figure out what to do next to get back on track.
Family counselling can help you come together through difficult times.
Your family can engage in healthy ways and build strong connections.
It is possible to speak, listen and communicate with kindness.
When you gather with a mission to understand each other, everyone in the family can feel accepted and encouraged.
Home can be a safe haven again where you laugh, play, and have fun more often.
You can enjoy family time and look forward to making memories together.
What if your family could...
have clear boundaries
believe and trust each other
work through problems
enjoy being together
A good therapist helps you find what works best for you and your family.
Families can come in all varieties with unique experiences, cultures, and identities.
We don't have the perfect ready made solution for your concerns, but we can help you find a better way forward.
Counselling provides a space where to explore your needs and preferences so you can build new skills to meet your goals.
With family therapy, you can:
better understand yourself
identify and express emotions
build positive connections
gain new tools to help you succeed
feel confident and hopeful
Family therapy helps teens and parents engage in healthy ways, individually or together.
At Therapy Alberta, we know how hard it is to be a parent.
You can expect our counsellors to help you find new strategies with compassion and empathy.
We want to provide a space where everyone can feel seen, heard and understood as they are.
We want you to feel good about therapy and are committed to non-judgmental care.
Our approaches to family counselling include:
Our family therapists focus on building a positive therapeutic relationship to provide personalized care.
Your family therapist gets to know everyone to create a space where you can bring it all, big or small.
We want you to feel comfortable talking about anything and everything.
We can help families and youth with:
We offer in person & online counselling so families can easily connect with a therapist in the privacy and comfort of home.
Your family can connect to a therapist anywhere in Calgary and Alberta.
The best therapist to meet your unique needs might live in a different area.
We love online therapy because it's convenient and flexible, especially for busy families.
There's no commute, waiting room, or bumping into others. All you need is a phone or for a video session, a device, internet and a quiet place to talk. Family members can be in the same or different spaces.
We offer evening and weekend appointments to fit your family's lifestyle.
You might still have some questions or concerns about family counselling...
Question: Does insurance cover family counselling?
Answer: Private insurance usually covers individual and family therapy for the insured member as well as their dependents. You can check with your provider or read our Insurance Guide. We offer direct billing for most insurance companies.
Question: How much does family counselling cost?
Answer: Our family therapy sessions are $200 with a psychologist or social worker and $150 with a counsellor per 50-minute session. We offer direct billing for most insurance companies, or a receipt to claim for re-imbursement or as a medical expense on your taxes if you see a psychologist or social worker. Sliding scale fees are available.
Question: Is teen counselling private and confidential?
Answer: Our family counsellors discuss with parents and teens what information will be kept private and what will be shared (safety concerns). To build a good relationship, youth need to know they can trust their therapist. If teens are going to solo therapy, they can choose what to share with their parents after sessions. Sometimes teens invite their parents to join for portions of sessions.
Question: How do we choose a family counsellor?
Answer: If it's for you as a parent, you can read our therapist profiles and choose based on what feels like a good fit. If it's for your teen, you can let them read our family counselling page and our therapist bios, and they can decide. You can also meet the therapist for a free consultation first. If you're not sure, we can help match you to the family counsellor best equipped to meet your family's needs & availability.
Question: Should we all see the same family counsellor?
Answer: It's up to you and your teen. Family Systems therapy considers the whole family unit and benefits from gaining perspectives from parents and youth, however, some teens feel more comfortable if their parent has a different therapist, so this is also a great option!
Question: What if my teen doesn't want to do counselling?
Answer: That's okay! It can be hard to go to therapy. The best thing you can do is give your teen information and choice. Let them know they can meet with a couple therapists first to find a good fit and decide who they want to see, when they're ready. We offer individual counselling and couples counselling for adults and parents too. You can still improve your family life by going to therapy for yourself.
Do I have to see a family therapist near me?
With online therapy, you are able to connect with counsellors across Calgary and Alberta so you have more choice in finding the best therapist for you, based on your family's needs and preferences. You can choose from psychologists and family counsellors who live across the province and find the best fit for you.