Empowering Your Journey Towards Mental Wellness in Calgary & Cochrane

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Welcome to Calgary Family Counselling: Where Compassion Meets Expertise

At Calgary Family Counselling, we believe in nurturing mental wellness with a blend of compassion, expertise, and personalized care. Nestled in NW Calgary and the heart of Cochrane, our clinic is a sanctuary for those seeking understanding, healing, and growth.

We recognize that every individual’s journey is unique. That’s why our dedicated team of mental health professionals offers a diverse range of services tailored to meet your specific needs. From individual therapy that delves into personal challenges to family counseling that strengthens relationships, and group sessions that build communal support – we are here to walk alongside you on your path to mental well-being.

Our commitment extends beyond traditional therapy. We embrace innovative approaches and provide flexible options, including online therapy, ensuring accessibility and comfort for all.

In a world that can often be turbulent and uncertain, Calgary Family Counselling stands as a beacon of hope and transformation. Here, you are more than just a client – you are a valued member of a caring community. Together, let’s embark on a journey towards a brighter, more resilient you.

Comprehensive Services for Diverse Needs

At Calgary Family Counselling, we understand that mental health is a multifaceted journey, and each individual requires a unique approach. Our array of services is designed to cater to various needs, ensuring that everyone who walks through our doors finds the support they need. Here’s a glimpse into our specialized services:

Dive into a personal exploration of self in a safe and nurturing environment. Our therapists specialize in addressing issues like anxiety, depression, stress management, and personal growth. Using techniques tailored to your individual needs, we help you uncover inner strengths and develop coping strategies for life’s challenges.

Families are unique systems with their dynamics and complexities. Our family counselling services focus on improving communication, resolving conflicts, and strengthening bonds. Whether it’s navigating parenting challenges, marital issues, or intergenerational conflicts, we’re here to guide your family towards harmony and understanding.

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Navigating the unique challenges of youth and adolescence requires specialized care. At Calgary Family Counselling, we provide a supportive environment for young individuals, focusing on issues like anxiety, school stress, and self-esteem.

Our expert therapists use age-appropriate strategies to empower adolescents with resilience and emotional intelligence, fostering a foundation for long-term mental well-being.

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Group Sessions

Find strength in community through our group sessions. These sessions cover various themes, such as managing grief with on-site grief support, parenting classes, or developing social skills. Led by experienced therapists, group therapy provides a supportive space to share experiences and learn from others facing similar challenges.

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Online Therapy

Embrace the convenience and comfort of therapy from your own space. Our online therapy sessions offer the same level of professional support as in-person visits, using secure and confidential video platforms. This service is ideal for those with busy schedules, mobility issues, or a preference for virtual sessions.

Meet Our Team of Compassionate Experts

At Calgary Family Counselling, our strength lies in our dedicated team of mental health professionals. Each member brings a unique blend of expertise, empathy, and a deep commitment to helping individuals navigate their mental wellness journey. Get to know the passionate individuals who will be by your side:

Najwa Zahr, BSW, MSW, RSW

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A registered social worker with 25 years of experience, Najwa has helped countless families overcome parenting, financial, and mental health challenges with an evidence-based approach. She offers compassionate counselling services to children, teens, adults, and families.

Najwa believes your time is valuable and is committed to utilizing the most advanced therapeutic techniques for the fastest results possible. 

In her free time, Najwa enjoys spending time with her grandkids and fur-babies. 

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Rania Spitula, MSW, RSW

Rania Spitula

A highly experienced Registered Social Worker at Calgary Family Counselling. With 20 years of expertise in mental health, including 10 years working with individuals and families facing health challenges. Rania specializes in evidence-based attachment and trauma-informed interventions, focusing on client and family-centered care.

In her spare time, Rania enjoys family time with her two kids and running with her beloved dog. 

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Real Stories of Transformation

Discover the powerful success stories of clients who found balance, conquered personal struggles, and revitalized their relationships through our partnership.

Conquering Childhood Phobias: A Leaps and Bounds Story
We've been working with a wonderful 7-year-old who had a significant fear of seeing someone become physically ill. Previously, such incidents triggered major anxiety. But guess what? After only four sessions of Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), she encountered her fear at school. Instead of a meltdown, she cleverly used her binder to block the view and remained calm—a huge win for her!
A Journey from Overwhelm to Liberation
One of our clients was struggling to manage work alongside caring for her ailing husband, leading to anxiety, panic attacks, and self-isolation. It was tough; she couldn't even savour moments with friends or family. Enter ART, or Accelerated Resolution Therapy. After a series of sessions, we've seen incredible change. She's tackled her deepest health fears for both herself and her husband with bravery. Now, she's experiencing life to the fullest, present, and free from the weight of constant worry.
Overcoming Deep-Rooted Fears: The Sky's the Limit
A client came in with paralyzing fear of people getting sick on planes, to the point where she'd feel queasy herself. She couldn't understand why, and it was grounding her travel dreams. Together, we embarked on a journey through Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). Like detectives, we traced her anxiety back to a childhood memory—being scolded by a harsh caregiver. That long-forgotten moment had left her with a deep-seated fear of abandonment, fueling her current anxieties. Fast forward to today, she's made leaps and bounds in understanding and addressing her past. Not only is she healing, but she's also breaking free from the chains that held her back from flying high.
From Night Fears to Clear Days
A client with a history of waking up panicked in the middle of the night, totally out of sorts came in for help. She’s been grappling with anxiety since she was a kid, and every time things spiraled out of control at work or home, it hit her hard. She's tried so many therapies, but none seemed to stick. Then, we tried ART sessions together. She’s digging deep, processing those early traumas and, little by little, regaining control. She now feels confident to take on what ever life brings her.
How A.R.T. Empowered Me to Navigate Workplace Tension
"I saw Najwa for an A.R.T. session to address the stress I was experiencing in dealing with a passive aggressive co-worker. A couple of days after my session, I had another negative encounter with this woman. However, this time I remained calm. I message my co-worker directly and explained what I'm observing and experiencing. This opened the lines of communication and I was able to calmly hear her perspective while confidently holding my boundaries even when we didn't agree. By changing the way I respond I now feel confident in addressing negative interactions should they come up again."
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Calgary Location

Suite 108, 70 Country Hills Landing NW

Located in the Simply Counselling Services Office

Evening & weekend appointments available

Cochrane Location

Suite 205, 100 Grande Blvd

Above the Cochrane Primary Care Centre

Evening & weekend appointments available

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