Patricia Morgan, Therapeutic Counselor, MA CCC
It has been an honor 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.”
My story: At thirty years of age, I entered therapy to better manage my anger rages. I, my gentle husband, and our dear three children were hurting. Self-reflection and deep dives into my pain 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 acknowledgment, support, and opportunities.
Education: By the time I was forty years of age I had earned a Master of Arts in Humanistic and Clinical Psychology. With a commitment to continual learning, I also have certifications in:
- Certified Canadian Counselor (CCC)
- Integrative Body Psychotherapist (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 trainings include Personality Dimensions, Marriage and Family Therapy (Credit Courses), Parent Education, Hypnosis, Transactional Analysis, Group Psychotherapy, The Virtues Project, and Adult Education.
Publications: I love to write about my continuing discoveries and personal growth.
Over 250 blog/articles at https://www.solutionsforresilience.com/blog include these topics:
- Emotional Insight (inner child healing)
- Positive Psychology
- Personal Resilience
- Stress Management
- Women’s Issues
My books include:
- From Woe to WOW: How Resilient Women Succeed at Work (has coordinated deck of 42 cue cards of strategies for strengthening resilience)
- Love Her as She Is: Lessons from a Daughter Stolen by Addictions, which was featured on national media.
- Gag Your Nagging: 101+ Ways to Communicate More Effectively & Enhance Family Cooperation & Harmony
- Stress Solutions: Tried and True Resiliency Strategies for Busy Lives
- Understanding Loneliness: What to Do for Yourself and Others
- Understanding Trauma: What to Do for Yourself and Others
- Frantic Free: 167 Ways to Calm Down and Lighten Up
- Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association
- Association of Counseling 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”
Location: For my therapeutic counseling services, you need to reside in AB, BC, SK, MB, NL, or PEI.
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. During COVID-19, the Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP) for federal public servants and their dependants recognizes CCCs in unregulated provinces.
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 $125. However, I have clients who are a lovely fit for my work, have limited finances, and we have agreed to a lower fee.
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 document and/or connect me. Ok?
If you would like a complimentary 30-minute chat please call 403.242.7796 or email me. OK?
I look forward to hearing from you,