Meet our Therapists

“Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass; It is about learning to dance in the rain”
–Vivian Green


 

It takes a strong person to know they’re ready to see a counsellor. Often, the idea of seeking out help is frightening; and yet, without skilled help, it can be harder to facilitate the change you need to push you towards a better life.

Innovative Counselling Solutions was founded on the goal of creating a safe space and a collaborative relationship to help you make that important life change.

With diverse cultural backgrounds and experiences, we are committed to working with you to gain a deeper understanding of your problems and to create meaningful and lasting solutions.

Our Counselling Solutions

At Innovative Counselling Solutions, we create a personalized approach to counselling by creating a safe and trusting environment for you to share your concerns find solutions to your problems.

We have experience in various therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Person Centered Therapy, among others to help individuals, couples, families and groups.

We start by understanding you as an individual and assessing your personal needs. Then we work with you – using the appropriate tools and strategies – to create dramatic, positive changes in your relationships, your family, and your life.

Our focus is always on you. Whether you’re new to counselling or you’ve had therapy before, we are committed to creating a warm and professional environment that will help you comfortably identify and apply solutions that promote positive changes in your life.

 

Meet Our Innovative Counselling Therapists

Dr. PrinceDr. Prince Oteng-Boateng, Ph.D., M.Div., Th.M., B.A. (Hons) Dip. Ed.,  CSAT, CMAT, CPCS
 Certified Professional Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor, Certified Sex Addiction and Trauma Therapist, Certified Multiple Addictions Therapist

For over 20 years, Dr. Prince Oteng-Boateng has been a practicing counsellor, pastor, and teacher with a rich international experience and a solid educational background and training from some of the leading experts in the field of psychotherapy.

He is a Certified Professional Counsellor and Supervisor with the Professional Association of Christian Counsellors and Psychotherapists. He is also a Certified Sex Addiction and Trauma Therapist (CSAT) and a Certified Multiple Addictions Therapist (CMAT, through the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP). In addition, he holds professional memberships with a number of international counselling organizations.

Currently, Dr. Oteng-Boateng is a professional counsellor and a certified marriage educator serving the Calgary, Alberta area. He completed his internship at the Canberra Hospital and the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, Australia, and completed his residency at the Calgary Counselling Centre.

Dr. Oteng-Boateng received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Seoul National University. His doctoral dissertation focused on the impact of forgiveness on conflict and marital satisfaction among expatriate couples. After completing seminary training, Dr. Oteng-Boateng served as the senior pastor of the oldest protestant congregation in South Korea, and simultaneously maintained a private practice as a professional clinical counsellor. He also helped to establish the Family Life Center – a marriage and family counselling service for United States service members and their families.

His experience of living and training in different countries and working with clients from various ethnic backgrounds and faiths has given him a deep respect for people of all backgrounds and a cultural awareness that is inclusive and caring.

Currently, Dr. Oteng-Boateng is pursuing Post-Doctoral studies in Clinical Neuropsychology at Fielding University under the supervision of Dr. Arnold Purisch, Board Certified Neuropsychologist.

Over the years, Dr. Oteng-Boateng has helped couples turn their difficult circumstances/marriages around and helped individuals to overcome the fear of judgment, work/performance anxiety, and to become more confident in professional and social settings.

He believes in using an integrative therapeutic framework that is specialized for the client from an outcome-informed perspective. He holds himself accountable to his clients, measuring progress and collecting client feedback to ensure the client reaches their desired outcome or goal. His expertise includes the following:

  • Substance Abuse & Dependency – Drug & Alcohol
  • Sex Addiction – Pornography, Masturbation, etc.
  • Effective Strageties for Marital Communication
  • Conflict Management Techniques
  • How to PICK a Life Partner
  • Healing Attachment & Trauma Wounds
  • Neuropsychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Behavioral & Personality Assessment
  • Healing and Rebuilding Trust After Betrayal/Infidelity
  • Strategies for Divorce Prevention
  • Strategic Intervention for Children of Divorce
  • Christian Counselling & Spiritual Issues
  • Relationship Enhancement
  • Marriage Preparation and Enrichment
  • Domestic Violence & Family Therapy
  • Mood Disorders – Anxiety, Depression, etc.
  • Forgiveness Therapy
  • Clinical Hypnotherapy and Strategic Psychotherapy

Specialized Training

  • Clinical Neuropsychological Assessments
  • Psychological Assessments
  • Attachment and Trauma Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Healing Infidelity/Betrayal
  • Domestic Violence & Anger Management
  • Divorce Prevention
  • Ericksonian Approach to Clinical Hypnosis & Strategic Psychotherapy
  • Gottman Couples Therapy
  • Forgiveness Therapy
  • Behavioral Assessment
  • Discernment Counselling
  • Relationship Enhancement
  • Marriage Preparation and Enrichment
  • Forgiveness Therapy
  • Strategic Treatment of Depression and Anxiety

Dr. Oteng-Boateng is committed to creating a supportive, professional, and safe therapeutic space and promises complete confidentiality and zero judgment. He considers his work with clients a special privilege and looks forward to getting to know you and helping you on your path to recovery.


Michael WMichael Williams, M.A.
Registered Psychologist

Michael is a Registered Psychologist and a member of the Psychologists Association of Alberta with 6 years of clinical practice experience in providing counselling psychotherapy. He is competent in using a variety of therapeutic models and methods within an integrative therapeutic framework to accommodate the particular concerns you may bring to therapy. Michael has expertise in working with a broad spectrum of client ages and ethnicities including individuals, couples, families and youth.

Michael completed his clinical residency at Calgary Counselling Centre in 2013 and went on to build a private practice to provide counselling support for the residents of Calgary, High River and surrounding area following the flood in 2014. In addition, Michael provides psychological services in managed health care with Mosaic Primary Care Network.

Michael says:

“A wise person once said – ‘be kind, everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle’. These are words I strive to live by in my own life.

The feedback I frequently hear from clients I’ve worked with is that I am really ‘grounded and comfortable to talk to’. I believe that this is because I am authentic in my work and truly interested in understanding your concerns. My approach to therapy is anchored in evidence–based practices to support making effective changes that matter to you.

First, I will provide a supportive space to carefully and respectfully collaborate to identify your needs and treatment goals. This can include developing better insight and clearer understanding of yourself and your clinical concerns. I will bring my expertise to provide an assessment and develop interventions that will provide you with the skills and confidence in order to make meaningful changes in your life.

Clinical Expertise:

  • Recovery from Trauma / Abuse / Neglect
  • Mood Disorders (depression, anxiety)
  • Emotional Deregulation
  • Stress Management
  • Self-Esteem
  • Grief and Loss
  • Guilt / Shame
  • Anger Management
  • Relationship Concerns
  • Couples Issues
  • Family Conflict
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexuality
  • Coping with Chronic Pain
  • Attachment Issues and Concerns
  • Communication Skill Development
  • Youth Behaviour Problems

Specialized Training:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Centered Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Eriksonian Approach to Clinical Hypnosis and Strategic Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy

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