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Calgary Psychologist Clinic - Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Our Calgary Psychologist Clinic has therapists that are experienced in using the interpersonal psychotherapy framework. Book your free consultation today! Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) is a therapeutic approach focused on improving interpersonal relationships and resolving interpersonal issues that contribute to psychological distress. It is a time-limited and structured therapy that typically spans 12-16 sessions. IPT aims to address specific problem areas such as grief, role disputes, role transitions, and interpersonal deficits.

The therapy is based on the premise that psychological symptoms are often linked to difficulties in navigating social relationships and life transitions. By exploring and addressing these interpersonal challenges, IPT seeks to alleviate symptoms and enhance overall well-being. It is primarily used to treat mood disorders such as depression but has also shown effectiveness in other mental health conditions.

IPT employs a collaborative and supportive therapeutic relationship, where the therapist and client work together to identify and understand the interpersonal issues at hand. The therapist helps the client identify patterns of communication and interpersonal behaviors that may contribute to distress. The focus is on improving communication skills, expressing emotions, setting healthy boundaries, and resolving conflicts effectively.

The therapy is structured around four main problem areas or focal points: grief, role disputes, role transitions, and interpersonal deficits. Grief involves processing and resolving feelings of loss, while role disputes address conflicts and misunderstandings within relationships. Role transitions involve managing adjustments during significant life changes, such as marriage or retirement. Interpersonal deficits target difficulties in establishing and maintaining healthy relationships by enhancing social skills and support networks.

IPT draws on various theoretical frameworks, including attachment theory, social rhythm theory, and cognitive-behavioral approaches. It integrates techniques from these theories to address the specific interpersonal challenges faced by the individual. The therapy may involve role-playing, communication exercises, and exploration of emotions and thoughts related to interpersonal interactions.

Overall, IPT offers a valuable therapeutic approach that focuses on improving interpersonal relationships and addressing the associated psychological distress. By exploring and resolving interpersonal issues, individuals can enhance their overall well-being and develop healthier ways of relating to others.

Calgary Psychologists That Use Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)

Andrea Krygier

Clinical Psychologist

Murray Molohon

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Raheleh Tarani

Clinical Psychologist

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Our Calgary Psychologist Clinic works with the best Psychologists and Counsellors to meet your needs. Our therapists are proficient in a range of theoretical frameworks and each have their unique strengths. We all believe in building therapeutic relationships based on respect and trust and put the well being of our clients first and foremost. We are here to help you succeed in achieving your therapeutic goals so that, when you are ready, can move beyond therapy and face your life’s challenges with more optimism and clarity. Whether you are facing depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, family issues, anger or something else, we will do our absolute best to help you!

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We provide a diverse array of counseling and assessment services tailored to meet the unique needs of individuals, couples, and families. From family counseling aimed at improving communication and resolving conflicts to specialized assessments like psychoeducational evaluations and ADHD testing, we offer comprehensive support to address a wide range of mental health concerns. Our team of experienced therapists is dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment where clients of all ages and backgrounds can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Whether you’re seeking individual therapy, couples counseling, or support for your child or teen, we are here to help. We also offer convenient options such as in-person sessions and virtual counseling, ensuring accessibility and flexibility for our clients. Whatever challenges you may be facing, we are committed to guiding you towards healing, growth, and greater well-being.

Common Mental Health Issues

At our psychologist clinic, we specialize in treating a diverse range of common mental health issues with compassion and expertise. Our dedicated team of therapists is equipped to address issues such as grief, trauma, anxiety, depression, parenting challenges, PTSD, eating disorders, postpartum depression, fears and phobias, ADHD, self-esteem issues, relationship difficulties, and OCD. Whether you’re struggling with the aftermath of a traumatic event, feeling overwhelmed by anxiety or depression, navigating the complexities of parenthood, or facing challenges in your relationships, we are here to provide support, guidance, and evidence-based therapy tailored to your unique needs. Our goal is to empower you to overcome obstacles, cultivate resilience, and achieve greater well-being and fulfillment in your life.