Why do less men seek counselling services? 

iMentalhealth Counselling Services offers mens counselling in the City of Saint Albert, Alberta and Edmonton area, with Registered Provisional Psychologist Geordy Murphy and Registered Social Worker Carson Ryner. 

From my experience some men are hesitant to seek out counselling support because our culture has influenced men to handle things on their own and to not share their feelings. Many of us men were raised with phrases like “suck it up, dont be a pussy, and don’t cry.” 

Unfortunately what happens though, is that many of us guys have been given the adequate tools to deal with emotions when they come. Basically, if we suck it up all the time, the emotions will eventually come out in ways like anger outbursts, addiction, abuse, agitation, depression, rage, being a workaholic. 

Interestingly, if we do not learn to tools to effectively deal with our emotions as men, it could also impact our physical health as well. 

The other thought I have in mens counselling, is what is our identity as men in this day and age. If it is not being tough guys who like trucks and dont cry, what does it actually mean to be a man? 

These are all important questions to grasp and being two fellow men, it gives us that personal experience with the pros and cons of being a man in our culture. 

Both Carson and I would love to share more with you as we meet you on your journey. 

We are located at 13 Mission Avenue, in Saint Albert, Alberta. We offer online and in person appointments. 

Carson Ryner is currently taking online appointments only as a contractor with iMentalHealth. 

 

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Counselling Services Available

Individual Counseling

One on One support from a client centered perspective. Online or in person we work together to support you in meeting your goals. 

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Mens Counseling

Issues specific to men’s related concerns not limited to anger, anxiety, depression, relationship, self esteem, critical illness, pain.

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Couples Counseling

Couples work based on the Gottman Method to help couples identify areas of growth and tools for their relationship. 

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Communication Counseling 

Many couples would say that communication is the main issue in their relationship. We work alongside with tools for communication to dialogue about areas of perpetual disagreement. 

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Marriage / Relationship Counselling

Do you know that it takes a couple up to 7 years of having issues before seeking help? Come for a relationship checkup and learn skills to enhance your marriage or relationship. 

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Depression Counseling

Feeling low mood, lack of motivation, tired, and have suicidal thoughts? Let us join you in supporting you through this.

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Anxiety Counseling

Feeling a general feeling of unease in situations, heart racing, palms sweating, throat choking up, or have anxious thoughts about covid…?

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Trauma Counselling

Have you been dealing with the impacts of trauma in your life? EMDR is an evidence based approach that can be very effective in helping people recover….

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Addiction Counselling

Work with at therapist on substance use, behavioral or impulse control.. 

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Mediation Counseling

We have support available for separation/divorce mediation

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Psychosocial Assessment

We can provide you with a psychosocial assessment 

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Conflict Counselling

Did you know that 69% of conflicts are perpetual disagreements that do not have a solution. 

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