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MA, CPC, CCC, CPCS, CCC-S, Counselling Supervisor/Counsellor
My name is Mike and I have been the Counselling Services Supervisor at FCSS since January of 2019. I am a Certified Professional Counsellor (CPC), Canadian Certified Counsellor , Certified Professional Counsellor Supervisor (CPCS), Canadian Certified Counsellor Supervisor (CCC-S) and a registered member of the Association of Counselling Therapy of Alberta (ACTA).
With over 27 years of counselling experience I have come to believe healing begins with unconditional acceptance and understanding. I offer a compassionate, respectful, and safe environment as we strive together to gain insight into your current struggles. Together we will explore how past events have shaped your beliefs and behaviors and how they are affecting current relationships and present challenges. I will always focus on the skills you already possess, and help you develop new skills and strategies. I believe in therapy that allows you to share your story without fear of judgment.
MSW, RSW, CIHCM
My name is Laura and I have been a counsellor at FCSS since 2017. As a counsellor with Family and Community Support Services, I work towards helping individuals, couples and families to more successfully journey through life hopes, challenges, experiences and transitions. Committed to the principles of self determination, self efficacy, and a fundamental belief in the innate worth and dignity of all persons, I use a strength's based, short-term goal directed counselling approach to help clients grow and guide themselves down their chosen and preferred pathways. In working with couples and families, I use Positive, Mindfulness and CBT, the Gottman's 10 Principles for Effective Couples Therapy approach and the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families, and Strength Based Activity-based approaches.
BSc, BSW, RSW
My name is Tanie and I have been a counsellor at FCSS since 2004. Across the life span, of Rural Albertans, I have been supporting with situations such as Grief, Loss, Life Transition, Self Esteem, communication, relationship building, mild anxiety and depression, anger and more. I am trained in level two Gottman Marriage and apply this training when working with families and couples. A career long passion has been supporting people with mourning their losses. Recently I was able to acquire Training from Dr. Alan Wolfelt on Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Grief. First and foremost, authenticity and relationship building are my mode of practice. A few of the tools Tanie employs are mindfulness, art and play therapy tools, personality tests, videos and strength building.
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My name is Tim and I have been a counsellor at FCSS since 2019. I have completed my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, doing a practicum with FCSS, and am a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. After completing my Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Alberta in 2006, I taught in public and private schools for about 12 years. My counselling generally follows Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) with a client centered and solution focused approach. This approach to counselling involves helping people identify their needs/goals/wants, identifying strategies used that have been effective or ineffective, and then solving problems collaboratively.
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My name is Amanda Fontaine and I am a new arrival to FCSS and to the Coaldale area. I grew up on a farm in rural Manitoba and spent the first ten years of my social work career in Regina, SK - a prairie girl through and through!
My training includes a Bachelor of Social Work degree through the University of Regina, a Master of Social Work degree from Dalhousie University, as well as additional training in Narrative Therapy, Attachment-Based Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, and the Expressive Arts.
I have experience supporting individuals facing a wide variety of issues including but not limited to trauma recovery, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, family violence, life transitions, relationship stressors and grief processes.
Amanda is currently accepting clients age 6 and up.
My name is Trevor Gilbert and I am a new arrival to FCSS and to the Coaldale area. I completed a practicum with FCSS in 2018. My training includes a Child and Youth Care diploma through Lethbridge College, an Addictions Counselling degree through the University of Lethbridge and a Master of Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. I use a strength-base, person centered approach. I have an eclectic approach, drawing on Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Solution focused approaches, Mindfulness and grounding strategies, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, and experiential therapy. My approach is one of empathy and compassion and I strive to help others develop empathy and compassion towards themselves. I also believe in the importance of feeling connected. This includes being connected to others, to yourself, to nature, work, your story and anything else that is important to you.
I have experience supporting individuals facing a wide variety of issues including but not limited to trauma recovery, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, family violence, life transitions, relationship stressors and grief processes.
I am accepting new clients.
Karen Wind Vandenberg
My name is Karen, and I am a practicum student working on the last step to completing a Master in Counselling degree. I am a student member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, and my developing counselling style is mainly informed by Narrative Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing, all having a foundation built on being client-centered.
My life experience before beginning this degree includes growing up on a farm and working in the agricultural sector here in Southern Alberta. I then had the opportunity to live and work in Mexico for more than 12 years, mainly in humanitarian aid, community development and foster parenting. Y si, significa que hablo español!
I value authenticity and am passionate about helping people to see their true value and bring positive change to the narrative of their life stories.
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