Patricia Morgan, Therapeutic Counsellor, MA CCC
It has been an honour to facilitate the healing of hundreds of clients presenting with depression, anxiety, negative self-talk, relationship conflict, despair, anger issues, and shame. As a seniorpreneur, I thrive by sharing my insights and journeying with clients as they gain new awareness of their resilient, lovable, and resourceful selves. One client shared, “It is like you are my personal flashlight bringing me the ability to see light.”
Story of a Calgary Therapist
At the young age of twenty-four my husband and I, already the parents of a two year old, adopted a beautiful six year old girl. We were Kelly’s fifth family, after a failed adoption and foster homes. My failures and challenges as a mother are described in Kelly’s and my book, Love Her As She Is: Lessons from a Daughter Stolen by Addictions. By age thirty I entered therapy. My anger rages were shaming to me, my gentle husband, and our dear children. We were all emotionally hurting.
Self-reflection and deep dives into my painful childhood was often hard. However, realizing that I was not a bad or stupid person but an adult with unresolved issues from generational trauma and childhood emotional and physical abuse, was liberating. The rewards of healing were improved relationships, a deepened sense of gratitude, and increased confidence. I began to filter criticism and welcome helpful feedback, acknowledgment, support, and opportunities.
By the time I was forty years of age I had earned a MA in Humanistic and Clinical Psychology and started working with individuals, couples, families, and women’s groups.
Therapeutic counselling to heal issues of:
- Anger management
- Family Conflict
- Relationship Dissatisfaction
- Sexual Abuse
- Women’s Issues
Therapy approaches and certifications in:
- Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC)
- Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP)
- Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR for trauma)
- Janina Fisher’s Integrative Approach to Treating Trauma
- Finding Joy – Trauma Treatment Technique
- Myers Briggs Indicator
- Personal Strengths
- Emotional Intelligence (EQ-i)
Other approaches and training include:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Ego-state Therapy
- Inner Child Healing
- Internal Family Systems (IFS)
- Trauma Informed
- Polyvagal Theory (autonomic nervous system)
- Positive Psychology
- Personality Dimensions
- Marriage and Family Therapy (Credit Courses)
- Transactional Analysis
- Group Psychotherapy
Most of my clients are adults, parents, and/or couples.
Location: For my therapeutic counselling services, you need to reside in Canada. However, I am prohibited to practice in Quebec. We meet either online using Zoom or in my Calgary home office.
Want to know what a therapy session looks like?
Here is a clip from an online session focused on Inner Child work. Notice how an image from a trauma treatment healing process, unfolds into an awareness of being seen but not heard as a child. Also, notice how the reality of a child is separated from an adult’s freedom to do and be who we are, and concludes with an affirmation of the client’s wisdom.
Health Insurance: My services are covered by several plans including Alberta Blue Cross, Manulife, SunLife, Pacific Blue Cross, Equitable Life, and Greenshield. Coverage is not automatic because insurance varies with each insurer’s specific plan. The client is responsible to contact their insurance company to determine if therapeutic counselling services are included.
When checking with your insurance company refer to:
- Certified Canadian Counsellor (Mary Patricia Morgan, Certification #5641)
- The Association of Counselling Therapy of Alberta (Mary Patricia Morgan Certification #1493)
Fee: For those with no health insurance my therapy session (1 – 1.5 hours) fee is $139. However, I have clients who are a lovely fit for my work, have limited finances, and we have agreed to a lower fee. Clients can pay by cash, cheque or etransfer.
- Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
- Association of Counselling Therapy of Alberta
- Canadian Association of Professional Speakers
- Chosen as a Woman of Vision (2003) by YWCA and Global TV
- 2010 Spirit of CAPS recipient for “contribution to excellence in the speaking profession”
Here is a fun 40-second description of my work featuring the Calgary, singer and songwriter, Amy Bishop and our grandson.
One last note: Our culture encourages significant spending on appearance, electronics, new and shiny vehicles, and non-essentials. Yet, a small percentage of people invest in their internal world where pain, disconnect, and even shame eat at their well being. Please know you deserve to explore mending or healing those gnawing parts and to increase your moments of confidence, clarity, and peace.
If you know someone who would benefit from at least a beginning conversation with me, please share this page with them. Ok?
If you would like a complimentary 30 to 45-minute chat please call 403.830.6919 or email me. OK?
I look forward to hearing from you,