Counsellors' Corner

Hello Dino families!

There's a lot on our plates these days and it can be overwhelming to say the least.  When we feel like "it's just too much" let's try giving ourselves some grace and compassion - this will help with patience for ourselves and for those we love and care about.  Every parent makes mistakes; it's often less about the mistake and more about what you learn from them and how you make it right after the fact.  Check out these helpful resources from Child Mind Institute for Self Care for Parents and Supporting Mental Health in Young Children. Good parenting isn’t about staying calm all of the time. Good parenting is about repairing the relationship when we lose our cool.

Ms. D (lisa.doiron@fmpsd.ab.ca)

Dr. K. A. Clark School Counsellor

Counseling Services in Fort McMurray

Mental Health at the Hospital (Ask for Crisis Nurse)

  • 780-791-6161
  • 7 Hospital Street
  • When in crisis and need immediate assistance. 24 hours

Mental Health Walk-in Clinic (FREE) No appointment necessary

  • 780-793-8360
  • Beside the dollar store in Timberlea (Powder Drive)
  • A short-term counselling service. If someone arrives in crisis they may be seen on a priority basis. Counselling sessions are 50 minutes. Monday - Friday 9am - 7pm

Wood Buffalo Primary Care Network (FREE)

  • 780-714-2193
  • #301, 108 Riverstone Ridge

Sania Dookie -  Pediatric Mental Health Therapist *Need doctor referral 

  • Legacy Counselling (FREE under 19 years old)
  • 780-791-3366 ext.232
  • 160 Dickens Drive
  • See website: Legacycounsellingcentre.org
    M, W, Th, F  8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    Tuesday  8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Waypoints Counselling 

  • Provides all types of counselling now (FREE)
  • 780-750-8650
  • They offer counselling services for all RMWB residents

Access Counseling

Journeys of Life Counseling

TLC Therapy Tammy Lockyer

Pathways Consulting (Brenda Smith)

TrueNorth Counselling  Alexis Laird

Diane West-Walsh

  • 780-880-2125
  • Reg. Psychologist 

Denise Mannell 

  • 780-715-7211
  • Reg. Psychologist 

Shanneen Goszulak  

  • 780-880-7665
  • Reg. Psychologist 

Tamara Austin 

  • 780-972-6672
  • Reg. Psychologist 

Dr. Courtney Dookie 

  • 8600 Franklin Ave. #616
  • Katie Sauret 780-750-8684

MaxWell Medical 

  • Janene Hickman
  • 780-972-1650
  • 9912A Manning Ave

Anna Trillana  

Jennifer McWhirter 

Jillian Martin 

  • 780-804-1218
  • 118 Millennium Dr#5
  • Reg. Psychologist

Jillian Martin Psychology

Chloe Beedham 

Judith Friesen

  • 780-743-8605
    8706 FranklinAve.

SOS Counselor

  • Rita Uzorchukwuamaka
  • 780-743-8605
  • 8706 Franklin Ave
  • SOS Grief and Loss Counselor 

Mental Health Help Line

  • 1-877-303-2642
  • 24 hours 

SOS Crisis Line

  • 780-743-4357
  • Local - 24 Hours

Kids Help Phone 

Trans Lifeline 

Dr Berrin Tutuncuoglu

  • 1 587 276 4487
  • 620- 8600 Franklin Ave
  • Psychologist 9 am - 4 pm and later if needed.

Ditch the “What did you do/learn today at school?”

Ditch the “What did you do/learn today at school?” and try questions like these in order to get more meaningful and descriptive answers from your child - remember, just choose ONE!

  • What was the favourite part of your day? What made this event so special?
  • Ditch the “What did you do/learn today at school?” and try questions like these in order to get more meaningful and descriptive answers from your child!
  • What was the favourite part of your day? What made this event so special?
  • If you got to be teacher for today, what would be one thing that you would have done?
  • Did you help anyone today?
  • Who did you play with at recess? What did you do? If you got to be teacher for today, what would be one thing that you would have done?
  • Did you help anyone today?
  • Who did you play with at recess? What did you do?

Post credit: Laurie Wright @ Mindful Mantras

Please check out their website www.easecare.ca for more detailed information. They offer online mental health services and access to free psychiatry support services.

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