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Counselling At Family Ties Association

Family Ties Association offers individual and family therapy to parents, teens, children and families with the goal of processing and healing from adverse childhood experiences that have impacted their development. Supporting individuals to heal issues and difficulties surrounding grief and loss, creating independence and lifelong family health continue to be areas our clinical team is committed to. All treatment is individualized, healing centered, and trauma informed, recognizing that all adults, children and youth, along with their families have strengths to build upon. Our team recognize that aboriginal adults, children and youth have a unique identity and cultural connection that is vital to support and foster.

The delivery of counselling sessions can be in a variety of forms to accommodate the needs of the individual or family. Clinical staff with meet with individuals to determine if in-home, community, in-office or even tele or video conference appointments would best meet their needs.

Please Complete the consent form that is emailed to you or use the fillable PDF found here Fillable PDF Consent Form.

Please see our clinical team below for more information about each of our team members and their unique areas of interest.

Registered Psychologist

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Caitlin Slavens

Hello, my name is Caitlin Stevens I am a Registered Psychologist with the college of Alberta Psychologists and I am excited to be collaborating with individuals and families ar Family Ties Association in helping people meet their needs.

My areas of practice include working with adults, adolescents, and children in areas of trauma, grief and loss, relational trauma, anxiety, depression, and interpersonal difficulties. I am trained in EMDR as well as integrating EMDR with children and adolescents. I have training from Rocky Mountain Play Therapy Centre in Play-Based Treatment of Trauma.

In my practice I use a variety of therapeutic approaches, such as EMDR, directive and non-directive Play Therapy, Dealectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, Somatic/body-centered approaches, and Expressive Arts Therapy.

You can connect with me by calling 403.320.8888 or by emailing me directly at c.slavens@family.ca

Registered Psychologist

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Amy Davis

I am a Registered Psychologist who has been working with children, youth and families in various capacities for over 20 years in Southern Alberta. I utilize an empathic, collaborative, and client centered approach to counselling. Through my eclectic approach, I draw on various modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, Solution Focused and Mindfulness. I also incorporate Art Therapy, Play Therapy and Narrative Therapy techniques into my sessions.

I am passionate and skilled about working with children, youth and adults, including couples and families. My primary areas of interest include self-injury, process addictions, Depression, Anxiety and ADHD.

Outside of counselling, I also teach and train Mental Health First Aide for Adults who Interact with Youth, and also administer Parenting Assessments and S.A.F.E. Home Assessments

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, hiking, running and, reading.

For more information please feel free to connect with me by calling 403.320.8888 or emailing me directly at a.davis@familyties.ca.

Thank you and looking forward to connecting with you.

MSW Registered Social Worker

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Chelsie Grenier-McNabb

Hi, I’m Chelsie and I am the Clinical Director at Family Ties Association. I have been working at Family Ties Association in the clinical team since 2013 and in this time, I have worked closely with my team members to create a safe, accessible and professional space where the people that we serve will benefit from exceptional service.

I pride myself in my commitment to creating a safe space and practices from an anti-oppressive, client centered, trauma informed lens, that values dignity, diversity, and self-empowerment. My educational and clinical experience has included a strong focus on trauma and therefore I work with individuals to overcome individual, societal, and systemic factors to enable growth and healing.

I approach counselling using tenants of Mindfulness, Internal Family Systems, Somatic and compassionate inquiry focusing on self-healing and therapeutic approaches to care. I work with older children and adolescents as well as adults and their support systems. The individuals I serve often present with trauma, depression, anxiety, high-risk youth, domestic violence, and parent-teen conflict.

You can email me at c.grenier@familyties.ca or call at 403.320.8888

Registered Psychologist

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Rebecca Smith

Hi, I am Rebecca and I am a Registered Psychologist. During our time together, know you will be met right where you are with a warm energy, a sense of empowerment & control, and a belief that you can flourish. I have a passion for working alongside children, adolescents, and those young at heart. I can support concerns such as trauma, anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationships, parenting, emotional regulation/copping skills and, grief &loss.

Sometimes we need to play, create and/or talk about our life stories; for this reason, i utilize a variety of evidence- based modalities and specialized trainings I have within Play Therapy, EMDR, Expressive Arts Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy to help you make sense and process your and/or your child’s life experiences.

I look forward to hearing your story!

You can find me at r.smith@familyties.ca or call me at 403.320.8888

Registered Social Worker

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Sabina Ross

Hello, my name is Sabina Ross and I am a Registered Social Worker with a Bachelor of Social Work obtained in 2016.1 am currently working towards a Masters Degree in Social Work with a specialization in Trauma which will be completed in 2021. I believe that through my social work lens I am able to take a holistic approach to providing support and counselling to any person seeking support. While working together, I will take a client centered and trauma informed approach focused on building a safe and caring relationship together. My therapeutic approach incorporates attachment focused, strengths based, systems approach, mindfulness and DBT skills. I have supported individuals with addiction related concerns, survivors of sexual assault, family of origin concerns, and histories of trauma. The age range I am able to see is 12+.

Please feel free to reach out to me directly at s.ross@familyties.ca or call me at 403.320.888

Thank you.

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Stafford Drive and 3rd Avenue North.

909 3 Avenue North,Lethbridge,Alberta,Canada,T1H 0H5

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