Josh Dempsey, Empowered Life Counselling

Counselor/Therapist, RTC
 therapist: Josh Dempsey, Empowered Life Counselling,
In-Person in Calgary, AB
In-Person in Calgary, AB
Online in Alberta
I believe in true connection with my clients, and I use an approach that is centered on relationship. My intention is to be a compassionate space for my clients to feel safe, seen, and heard, without judgement. To have them feel supported, reassured, and encouraged, and sometimes, literally cheered on. Our sessions will look to build confidence, self-awareness, and the ability to enrich the relationships within their lives. I invite you to book a complimentary 15 minute consultation to discuss whether or not I can be of assistance to you in the situation you find yourself in.

Client Focus

Session Format: Couple, Family, Group, Individual sessions.
Age Specialty: Adolescent, Adult, Elder, Young Adult
Languages: English

Treatment Approach

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focus Therapy
  • Existential/Humanistic
  • Experiential
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodrama
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Somatic
  • Transpersonal
Approach Description: Utilizing techniques based in Gestalt, Bowen’s Family Systems Theory, Transpersonal Psychology, AEDP, Somatic, and Experiential Therapy, we will look to remove the “boulders” you find yourself challenged by that may have begun years prior as “pebbles”. Through Re-enactments, or dramatizations, of both past and current experiences, as well as Emotional Processing, we will look to uncover the origins of our thoughts and feelings, and the triggers that can cause disruption in relationship with self and others. Growing the tools for Self-Regulation in those moments, gives us opportunity to deepen our connections with the community and world around us. In conjunction with Gestalt, I also incorporate Bowen’s Family System Theory to allow us a broader view of the behavioral patterns that you may have been living by since childhood, without even being aware of them, or how they impacted who you were either meant to or have become. Through the Transpersonal perspective, we allow ourselves to see that all the experiences that brought us to this point, as learning and opportunity for self-love and connection. We are on a path where our human experience is only part of the spiritual journey, we find ourselves on.

Education & Credentials

Josh Dempsey, Empowered Life Counselling RTC
  • Male
  • License # 2981
  • Licensed in Alberta
  • Practicing Since 2022
Education: • Transpersonal Therapeutic Counsellor Training Program, Clearmind International Institute, 2022 • Certified Educator, Keeping the Joy in Relationships, Positive Discipline Association, 2021 • Certified Laughter Yoga Facilitator, Center for Mindfulness, 2021


  • Average Session Fee 125
  • Affordable sliding scale therapy: apply if you may be eligible.
  • Based on annual household income. As a client you are responsible for providing accurate information about your income and the ability to pay for services. If there is a significant change to your income or financial circumstances, it is your responsibility to provide updated information.
  • Out of Network
  • Please check with your insurance provider. If you have coverage, you will be required to pay for your session first and then submit your receipt to your insurance company for reimbursement.

Josh Dempsey, Empowered Life Counselling Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available In-Person in Calgary, AB and Calgary, AB
  • Available Online for residents of Alberta
  • Online Therapy Details: Zoom
Josh Dempsey, Empowered Life Counselling Practice Description
Support for Individuals, Couples, Families & Youth​​ Empowered Life Counselling is a contemporary private practice located in Calgary, AB. We offer online or in person therapeutic counselling sessions. We also offer educational workshops and classes that provide tools to help empower parents on their journey to better relationships with their children and with each other.

Practice Overview

Available both in-person and online
2 Years Experience
Couple, Family, Group, Individual

Office Hours

9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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