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Listening is Only the Beginning
Provisional Psychologists Alberta
“We heal ourselves. We find new strength and wisdom to utilize in assisting others. Our process is a transformative journey, from self-healing to learning how others heal.” – Richard W. Anton
A provisional psychologist’s primary purpose is to be empathic, supportive, and enrich the lives of our clients. Our job is to support our clients to transform their unhappy feelings into happy ones. We practice the specific skills and methods we’ve learned, but more profoundly, we both gently support and challenge others. In the end, experiences with our own emotions and clients culminate, and our proficiency grows.
A great provisional psychologist develops deep professional wisdom concerning creating positive emotions through reflection and introspection. As your supervisor, we’ll focus on heightening your professional competence and confidence, growing your therapeutic approach.
Before opening Anton Counseling & Health Psychology, I operated as a counselor for many years. My psychology practice started in 2003. Several office locations – primarily based in downtown Calgary – allow clients and other professionals easy access and the ability 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; having 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 open communication and cooperative “dialogue.”
Combining 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 with a high degree of client value. My clients must grow and evolve. I must support, encourage, liberate potential, and encourage a robust, healthier identity.
At Anton Counseling & Health Psychology, we believe in “the power of family.” A provisional Psychologists’ loving/respectful approach to communication and relationships is paramount, and it is how we become strong, healthy, and well-adjusted. Each day we assist others in seeing, understanding more fully, and making a positive difference in their own lives.
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 mutually respectful, healthy, therapeutic dialogue with a professional.
Provisional Psychologists Reputation Depends on it.
The tone of a provisional psychologist’s 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.
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 accept, appreciate, and maintain firm professional boundaries.
I want to personally extend an invitation to partner with you and other independent clinicians. Together, we can demonstrate a healthy example for clients. Partnering is 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. All of this reflects our ideal here at Anton Counseling & Health Psychology. Please join us.