Counselling Services

Your relationships are central to your health and well-being.

We work with families, couples, and individuals to seek to improve their current situation in the context of personal beliefs, goals, and gifts/skills. All of this is understood in the light of past attachment experiences and the impact of this on current styles of connecting.


Most insurance companies will provide some coverage for counselling services. 

Please phone us directly at 587-274-3939 todiscuss what your benefit company may cover and if we are able to offer direct billing.  Cost of counselling varies as we try to make services affordable according to your family's income.  This will be discussed when you book your first appointment.  Payments can be made by cheque, cash, debit, gift certificate, or e-transfer.  Gift certificates are available from the Karunia office.    

The City and County of Leduc, as well as Devon and Beaumont, offer subsidy through Family and Child Support Services (FCSS) to help cover the costs of counselling.   We can discuss your eligibility when you phone our office. 

Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) Counselling Support:

Residents of the City of Leduc, Leduc County, Town of Beaumont and Town of Devon whose gross annual family income is below $75,000.00 may request counselling subsidy through their local FCSS office. 

For more information or to access this service please call the following:

  • City of Leduc residents: FCSS (780) 980-7109
  • Leduc County residents: FCSS (780) 955-6424
  • Town of Beaumont residents: Beaumont FCSS (780) 929-1006
  • Town of Devon residents: Devon FCSS (780) 987-8325  

We provide support and consultation for:

  • Couple relationship challenges
  • Anger management
  • Conflict resolution
  • Child and youth challenges
  • Play therapy
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Loss and Grief
  • Life cycle transitions
  • Depression and bipolar disorder
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • ODD
  • Complex Developmental  Trauma (CDT)
  • Children and families with protection or legal concerns

Assessment Services

Assessment

Assessment services are available for students of all ages. When ability, learning style and areas of strength or difficulty are identified, learning environments can be modified to maximize the student's opportunity for success. The outcomes are transcribed into a report that will include recommendations for programming and remediation. The psychologist schedules a final meeting to explain the report and answer questions.

Assessments can help parents and teachers understand the child’s strengths and areas of challenge. For a student that struggles in school, a learning assessment can guide teachers and parents to develop realistic expectations and appropriate interventions.

Assessments are also appropriate and helpful for adults wishing to understand their own particular challenges cognitively and/or behaviorally.

Cognitive/Learning Ability Assessment

The purpose of this assessment is to evaluate the client’s learning ability and style.  The assessment consists of a selection of ability tests, a measure of the client’s adaptive behaviour and an interview with the client, and parents or teachers as appropriate.

Emotional/Behavioural Assessment

An emotional/behavioural report almost always includes a cognitive/learning assessment.  In addition,   the psychologist will conduct a clinical interview with the student and administer some tests.

A Cognitive/Learning Assessment requires 10 hours while an Emotional/Behavioural Assessment (which includes a Cognitive/Learning Assessment) will take 12 hours

 

 

ONLINE COUNSELLING

We know that life is busy and sometimes it can be difficult to come in to our office for counselling sessions.   For those that may find this option works better for them, we offer online sessions through Skype.   For more information please visit here:   http://www.karunia.ca/online-counselling/

 


 

mediation services

Interest based Mediation uses a process in which the facilitator guides the participants through a structured conversation, together setting guidelines for their conversation and determining what it is that needs to be resolved. The facilitator then provides an opportunity to have a conversation allowing for deeper understanding through interest based questions and active listening; and finally finding solutions that are mutually acceptable.

Mediation is an effective way to resolve differences that often result in broken relationships, through separation and divorce agreements, loss of jobs and organizational breakdown. I believe that with some coaching and support, it is possible to effectively communicate in the most difficult of situations.