Is This Opportunity for You?
Listening is Only the Beginning
“As we heal ourselves, we find new strength and wisdom to utilize in assisting others, a transformative journey, from self-healing to learning how others heal.” – Richard W. Anton
A psychologist’s primary purpose is to be empathic and supportive of our clients. Our job is to support our clients as they transform their unhappy feelings into happy ones. We practice the specific skills and methods we’ve learned, but more profoundly, we learn how to both gently support and challenge others. In the end, experiences with our own emotions and with those of our clients culminate and our proficiency grows.
A great psychologist learns to develop deep professional wisdom concerning how to create positive emotions through reflection and introspection. As your supervisor, we’ll focus on heightening your professional competence and confidence, developing your own personal therapeutic approach. This is our focus.
Before opening Anton Counseling & Health Psychology, I was employed as a counselor for many years. My psychology practice started in 2003. Several office locations – primarily based in downtown Calgary – allow easy access for clients and other professionals to network.
Our Organizational Ideal
Essential Beliefs and Values: I value self-confidence and creativity. I believe in the healing nature of optimism, excellence, and continuous improvement. I know through my own personal experience that learning from difficult experiences is our best teacher, although not our favorite one. Hope and a sense of purpose function as pathways to client happiness. They guide my therapeutic practice. Of central importance to therapy and supervision is the concept of cooperative “dialogue.”
Combining all these beliefs and values, they function as the underlying “Psychological Space” for a fresh new, robust therapy approach. I provide a unique, strengths-focused therapeutic service aimed at providing a high degree of client value. My clients must grow and evolve. I must support, encourage, liberate potential, and encourage a more robust, healthier identity.
At Anton Counseling & Health Psychology, we believe in “the power of family.” A Psychologists’ loving/respectful approach to communication and relationships is paramount. This is how we become strong, healthy, and well-adjusted. Then we have something powerful to offer our clients. Each day we assist others in seeing, understanding more fully, and making a positive difference in their own lives. Yet each one of us must develop our processes for handling our own emotional lives. In addition to assisting your clients, you’re asked to focus on your feelings, interests, deepest beliefs, and what’s most meaningful to you.
In the spirit of leading by example, we connect and collaborate with our colleagues and our community. Being a counseling Psychologist is a gift, a privilege, and a creative work of art. Therapy is not a time for a tirade or to vent. It is an opportunity to engage in a healthy, therapeutic dialogue with a professional.
Your Professional Reputation Depends on it.
The tone of our communication and the look and feel of our relationships should reflect and create a compassionate, interested, engaged, and supportive feeling for our clients and significant others. Together, our voice is strong. Together, we thrive.
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” Anne Frank
Anton Counseling & Health Psychology strives to provide an opportunity for you to develop your professional process and express yourself. Our profession already provides us with mission, values, ethics, and purpose. It’s now up to you to give acceptance and appreciation.
I want to personally extend an invitation to partner with you and other independent clinicians. Together, we can demonstrate a healthy example for clients. Just one more opportunity for you, as we strive to create a family feeling together. A family of continuous learning, personal growth, and professional improvement to deliver the highest level of service possible. This is our ideal here at Anton Counseling & Health Psychology. Please join us.