Counselling

Psychological Assessment & Intervention ServicesWhat is counselling/psychotherapy?

The purpose of counselling/psychotherapy is to help people change their thoughts, emotions, and behaviours through the collaboration between an individual and a psychologist. It provides a supportive environment to talk openly and confidentially about concerns and feelings. Psychologists use a number of different theoretical models to assist with this change. Our psychologists use a combination of cognitive-behavioral, narrative, solution-focused, and systemic theories to guide their practice.

Who is our counselling services meant to assist?

Children, adolescents, adults, and families affected by Learning Disabilities and associated disorders (e.g., ADHD, Pervasive Developmental Disorders) are our primary target group.

Who offers the counselling?

We are pleased to have a team of Registered Provisional Psychologists, led by Dr. Karen MacMillan – Registered Psychologist, working with us at Foothills Academy Community Services to provide counselling services.

What are some of the concerns that can be addressed through our counselling services?

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Time Management / Organization
  • Attention Hyperactivity Deficit Disorder (ADHD)
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorders (Asperger’s, PDD-NOS)
  • Behaviour management
  • Accepting and Managing Learning Difficulties
  • Anger Management
  • Communication
  • Social Skills/Peer Relations
  • Family issues
  • Parenting skills
  • Stress

No formal referral is required to begin counselling. We currently offer counselling at a rate of $125/hour session.

Many private and employer benefit plans provide coverage for psychological services. It is recommended that parents/clients discuss their coverage with their insurer to determine whether our services will be covered. That is, it will be identified on the receipt who provided the service, including their position with us (e.g., Registered Provisional Psychologist). All Registered Provisional Psychologists are supervised by Dr. Karen MacMillan, who is a fully Registered Psychologist in the province of Alberta.

Please note: Any costs for such services as psycho-educational assessments, counselling, or consultation that are not reimbursed through insurance may be claimed as a medical expense upon completing your income tax.

If you are interested in counselling, please complete the Counselling Intake Form and  fax to 403-205-2754 (ATTN: Karen MacMillan) .  If you have any questions you can call 403-270-9400 Ext. 238.

 

Once you fax us the intake form please call Rachel at 403-270-9400 (202) and leave a message to let us know that the referral was sent.   You will be contacted within 3 business days to set up an initial appointment.   Do not fax in a form or leave a voice mail message if this is an emergency.  In such a situation go to the nearest emergency room or call the Distress Centre 24-hour line at 403-266-4357 to speak with someone.