Daniel Calvin Klassen,Provisional Psychologist (P7619) in Alberta, Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC 19147) for the rest of Canada

Daniel Calvin Klassen,Provisional Psychologist (P7619) in Alberta, Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC 19147) for the rest of Canada

Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Psychologist, Licensed Professional Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: CAP pPsyc - P7619
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
Fees: Individual sessions run 55 minutes at my regular rate of $225; Couples or Family sessions are $335 for 85 minutes. Rate reductions based on income and assets can reduce fees up to 50%. I make allowances for those clients who are struggling intensely in sessions, to go longer than the 1 hour allows, so that the client can end the session feeling relieved and at peace. If this happens, I ask that I am compensated at their set rate to the nearest 15 minutes. Ask for details if you think this may apply to you.
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Offices

Calgary, Alberta T2Z2W3

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My Approach to Helping

I believe everyone has the right to live a peace-filled life, where happiness can take hold and flourish. My focus in therapy is to identify the root causes of suffering in my clients and breakdown the stored trauma, freeing them from their suffering.

I take the view that we have primarily three aspects to us, our body, mind, and emotions. When emotions are hurt and injured by some trauma, they recede, cry, and even scream out their suffering. This overwhelms the mind, trying to dissociate from the hurt. Often though, the mind cannot suppress the emotions, and the emotions take over in racing thoughts, tormented by various fears and shame. When hurting emotions are not addressed, the pain they carry flows into the body, evidenced in anxiety, tension, headaches, bowel issues, weight gain and many other ailments.

Addressing emotions directly – getting the story out, often in tears, is the basis of my work. Making sense of it and putting our intellects together to understand this problem, I seek the details of how this trauma entered the person and hooked into them. Trauma happens when a person is overwhelmed, against their will by an action intent on harming them. This hurt holds its place within the psyche by the many walls of protection the mind itself puts up to defend against further harm to painfully tender pain it now is forced to concede to.

However, that pain, specifically the hook that holds it inside the psyche, is a lie told to the mind. Once the lie is identified and isolated, this lie can be nullified with the truth. It turns out that it isn’t the individual that somehow was caught in weakness and is deserving of this pain, it is the lie, the hook, and the poison, working to diminish and nullify that person. The good news is with truth, the lie implodes and the hurt itself, is lessened or even nullified.

More Info About My Practice

I come from a background of early childhood trauma that persisted into my mid-life. With the support of others, I have grounded myself in reality, educated myself about trauma, and now, I am dedicated to assisting others in overcoming their challenges and achieving the lives they have always desired. I found this period of my life to be emotionally painful, and because I do not want my clients to experience prolonged suffering, I work efficiently and purposefully to stabilize them and restore hope as quickly as possible. My strength lies in connecting with people, empathizing with their pain, breaking down barriers, and guiding them towards freedom.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Our business name reflects our core counseling objectives: freedom and hope. Freedom is essential for fostering hope; with hope, individuals gain the belief that they can overcome their obstacles and find a way forward. My sincere wish is to witness individuals find peace, rediscover meaning, chart their own paths, and achieve success. Through this process, my understanding of life's purpose is reaffirmed.

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Services I Provide

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Groups I Work With

    My work centres on breaking up the foundations that negatively holds a person, areas of Trauma & Abuse, such as: Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs); Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) and Dissociation. Areas covered in the description of Disorders of Thinking & Emotions, such as: Anxiety, Depression, Compulsiveness Addictive Personality, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and addictions. Identity Disruptions, such as: Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHDADD), ACEs, and personality disorders. As well as Relationships, be it with others, family, or yourself. Learn more about my specialties at fhcts.ca, near the bottom of our home page at OUR FOCUS.

Industries & Communities Served

  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Borderline
  • Bullying
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Dissociation
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Hoarding
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Incest
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Jealousy
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

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