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Welcome to Campanula Psychological Services. We provide online individual and group psychotherapy, psychological assessment and clinical supervision to adults in Alberta Canada through convenient, accessible and secure videoconferencing technology.

Our services include:

Individual Psychotherapy

Whether you want to discuss your feelings about a person or situation, improve your mental health, begin making healthy changes in your life, overcome obstacles to your happiness or find a new path to health and wholeness, online therapy services provide a safe and convenient platform for reflection, support, coaching, planning and implementing change.

Campanula Psychological Services provides Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) based treatments approaches in the context of a supportive, strength-based therapeutic relationship. CBT whether alone or in combination with mindfulness based therapies are effective in the pursuit of improved mental health and enhanced quality of life, whether the goal be changing unhealthy behaviours, overcoming anxiety or depression, enhancing relationships, or building a life worth living.

Campanula Psychological Services can help you find your way.

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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

CBT is based on the theory that our thoughts, feelings and behaviours are linked, and that change in any one will effect change in the others. For example, when we wake up in a low mood, we tend to interpret events with a negative spin, and are unlikely to engage in activities that may help us feel better. Similarly, when we say “hi” while passing an acquaintance, if they fail to acknowledge us we may think that they dislike or are upset with us. Such thoughts are likely to make us doubt and feel badly about ourselves, and make us less likely to greet the next person we see. If we think of a more neutral reason for their lack of greeting, such as they were preoccupied or did not hear us, we do not experience any injury to our feelings.

CBT interventions typically target our behaviours and thoughts with the aim of improving our feelings. When treating depression, for example, ruminative thoughts and self-critical judgements are challenged, while behaviours that improve mood (such as exercise, self-care and socializing) are encouraged. When treating anxiety, behaviours that lessen the physiological arousal that accompanies anxiety (such as breathing and relaxation exercises) are practiced while realistic and calming thoughts are used to challenge unproductive worrying. Mindfulness based interventions are often integrated with CBT to help build awareness

Whether delivered in one on one sessions, group sessions or virtual sessions, CBT has been proven to be an effective treatment for a number of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, insomnia, addictions, and disordered eating. At Campanula Psychological Services, we collaborate with our clients to design and implement CBT interventions to target the issues that hold them back from meeting their mental health goals.

Online Therapy

Psychotherapy conducted over the internet has several advantages over conventional, in-office psychotherapy. These benefits include:

  1. Accessibility. Online therapy is available to those who live in rural or isolated areas and may not have access to a licensed mental health professional. It is also available to individuals with transportation or mobility challenges and by eliminating time spent travelling to and from appointments provides a convenient alternative to anyone with a busy life .
  2. Comfort. Clients can participate in online therapy from the comfort of their home or private office. Control of environmental factors such as lighting and temperature help create a calm and reflective space conducive to therapeutic work.
  3. Cost. With lower overhead, online therapists typically charge a more affordable rate.
  4. Privacy. For those concerned about privacy, online therapy avoids shared waiting areas and visible parking lots.
  5. Convenience. Participate in online therapy from anywhere with an internet connection and mobile device.
  6. Effectiveness. Online delivered CBT has been shown to be as effective as face-to-face interventions for a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, stress management, emotion regulation, post-traumatic stress, substance abuse, personality issues and disordered eating.

Campanula Psychological Services provides online therapy through the Zoom for Healthcare platform which complies with government standards of privacy and confidentiality including the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). To participate in a video therapy session, you will need an internet connection and a device with a webcam and microphone.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for Depression Group

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for Depression is a structured group program for individuals experiencing recurrent depressive episodes and who want to learn skills and techniques which reduce the probability of future episodes. In this eight session program, participants learn how to use awareness, self-compassion and acceptance to break the downward spiral of depressive thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

Participate from the comfort of your home with our MBCT online group. A group therapy experience provides opportunities to learn from peers as well as receive support, understanding and encouragement from individuals experiencing similar challenges. Group therapy in general has been found to enhance motivation in addition to being less expensive than individual sessions.

MBCT has been proven effective for relapse prevention as well as reducing current depressive symptoms. Campanula Psychological Services has extensive experience providing mindfulness based cognitive therapy groups both in person and online. Join us as we explore alternatives to living with depression.

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