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Identity Disruptions


Securing the real you

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You're different. You're not "normal." And you do not want to be different. "Maybe I am broken..." No. But you are different.


Neurodivergence. This means your brain processes, learns, and/or behaves differently from what is considered "typical." And that is okay.


Being diverse means you're not exactly the same, and in that, there is actually a superpower. You have an ability to move comfortably into areas others just cannot imagine. There are advantages and opportunities here. You just need to "see" them! Our identity therapist in Calgary or Edmonton understands your individuality and helps you navigate real-life situations confidently.


Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by challenges in social interaction, communication, and repetitive behaviors. For those with autism, navigating social cues and forming connections can be intricate, leading to a sense of isolation. Sensory sensitivities intensify experiences, making certain stimuli overwhelming. The world might feel complex and unpredictable. An identity therapist in Edmonton or Calgary with FHCTS embraces neurodiversity and provides support tailored to individual needs, creating a more inclusive and understanding environment for autistic individuals.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD)

ADHD is a neurodevelopmental condition characterized by persistent patterns, in varying degrees, of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Individuals with ADHD may struggle with focus, organization, and impulse control, impacting academic, professional, and personal aspects of life. Living with ADHD can feel like navigating a constantly shifting mental landscape, with thoughts darting unpredictably and tasks requiring extraordinary effort. Frustration, restlessness, and challenges in maintaining attention create a sense of internal chaos. Proper diagnosis and management by an identity therapist in Calgary or Edmonton with FHCTS, often involves therapy and medication, can significantly improve daily functioning for individuals with ADHD.

(linked site is from the US, but the information is still applicable)

* PLEASE NOTE: ADHD / ADD can also be strongly influenced by trauma. Every client with this condition needs to also be assessed for trauma.

Trauma Based

Events like trauma or too-early sexual experience demand our full attention, imprinting themselves and trapping us. Gutted, we become a shell to it as it compels us like puppets. Defeated, we are lost. But you can be found and restored, as an identity therapist can purge this burden from you. Find out more here at FHCTS.

Which is the real you?

Childhood is innocence... until it isn't. There are distinct moments when we realize our individuality, recognizing our ability to control certain aspects of our lives, while other areas of our lives are beyond our control. Parents tasked with caring, modeling, and protecting may struggle to provide what they lack themselves. An urgent need becomes present, and we begin to seek control at any cost. Innocence lost. You have changed. This compulsion, initiated without a clear understanding of right and wrong, persists. What reaction that may have been appropriate in its inception is often inappropriate now. An experienced identity therapist (Edmonton/Calgary) with FHCTS aids in unraveling this compulsion, rooted in early juvenile perceptions, rectifying past missteps in the present.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

ACEs encompass traumatic events during childhood, such as abuse, neglect, or household dysfunction. These experiences can cast a long shadow, impacting mental and physical health into adulthood. Living with ACEs may evoke profound emotional pain, disrupt trust in relationships, and foster a constant sense of vulnerability. The aftermath often involves navigating challenges like anxiety, depression, or self-destructive behaviors. Addressing ACEs involves therapeutic support from a qualified identity therapist (Calgary) and resilience-building, acknowledging the profound impact while working towards healing and breaking the cycle for future generations.

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 Personality Disorders (PD)

PDs are enduring patterns of thoughts, behaviors, and inner experiences that deviate markedly from societal expectations. These patterns, ingrained and inflexible, often lead to impaired functioning and distress for the individual. Examples include borderline, narcissistic, and antisocial personality disorders. They impact relationships, self-perception, and emotional regulation. Diagnosis and treatment involve psychotherapy by an identity therapist in Edmonton and Calgary. Psychotherapy aims to modify dysfunctional patterns and enhance coping mechanisms, fostering improved interpersonal dynamics and overall well-being.

All you want is to be at peace with the world and with yourself, but all there is conflict. If I have done wrong, tell me what it is, and I will fix it! ...but there don't seem to be any straight answers. 

Every individual has the right to live in harmony with the world and to see their struggle end. This might seem wrong, but freedom from your burdens begins in you... how you see and engage with everything. If done rightly, peace can rightfully be yours - even in chaos.

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