Addiction Counselling Calgary
Addiction can be painful and frightening. Addiction can impact anyone but there are a lot of misconceptions about it, which can leave us feeling alone, misunderstood, and helpless. Have you ever been told to “just stop”? These kinds of phrases are invalidating and ignore the emotional pain underlying the behaviour. Addiction is not a sign of weakness or an issue of willpower. Addictions counselling Calgary is a combination of learning new coping strategies and better understanding ourselves.
In life, we do everything for a purpose, even if it is harming us. Maybe you are trying to enhance your emotions. Maybe you are trying to numb your emotions. Maybe you are trying to escape a long history of pain. Addictions Counselling Calgary helps you explore what is happening underneath and can help you better understand and change these destructive cycles. That way, you can meet your needs in ways that are not harmful and that give to your life rather than take. It is normal to feel conflicted about entering recovery. It can feel frightening. That is why our Calgary Psychologists create an accepting environment where people feel safe to share their story. People struggling with overwhelming challenges deserve to feel valued and heard. This exploration is combined with behavioural strategies to help you find freedom from destructive patterns. We want to help you achieve this. We would love to connect you with one of our Calgary Psychologists to help empower you to break free from painful cycles.