Issues:

Individuals

Most of us will struggle at some point in our lives, and sometimes the ways we have to cope are not enough. Janus Associates counsellors can help with issues including:

  • Anxiety/Depression/Grief
  • Marriage/Relationship ProblemsCounselling
  • Workplace Stress
  • Addictions
  • Eating Disorders
  • Stress Management
  • Retirement Preparation
  • Anger Management
  • Self-Esteem
  • Abuse/Family Violence

Couples

Relationships are complicated. Whether you have been together six months or 20 years, a third party can help you learn new skills and sort out old issues. Our relationship therapists address issues like:Counselling Couple

  • Communication
  • Division of Labour
  • Intimacy
  • Separation/Divorce

Children

Children often experience difficulty growing up. They can struggle with issues at school, family relationships, regulating feelings and may require more help than parents can provide. If your children are exhibiting behaviours which concern or alarm you or their teachers, consulting with one of our child therapists is recommended. Our therapists provide quality service based on the latest research to ensure your child’s success. Some issues that our children face include:Child Playing

  • Anxiety
  • Peer Pressure
  • Trauma
  • Family Relationships
  • Self Harm
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Grief and Loss

Families

Families are our biggest source of support and can be our biggest source of stress. They are foundational for children, providing them with an opportunity for normal neurological and social development. When things go wrong, through events such as separation and divorce, families need a coordinated and comprehensive approach to sort out issues. Our family program will assess and advise your family around a therapeutic approach to make your family and kids the best they can be.

Assessment:

Learning Assessments

Learning or psychoeducational assessments help clarify a child's learning strengths and weaknesses. A learning plan can then be developed with the child's teachers based on your child's individual needs. Generally, a learning assessment looks at behavioural concerns that affect school performance, academic achievement, and cognitive ability. The tests cover a wide range of skills and abilities such as intellectual development, memory, eye-hand coordination, attention/concentration, memory, language skills, as well as performance in academic areas such as reading, writing and arithmetic.

The pattern of results that emerge when all of the tests are looked at together help psychologists identify a variety of learning styles and concerns, such as:Taking The Test

  • Giftedness
  • ADHD
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mood or anxiety disorders that may affect learning
  • Impact of a child's chronic illness on concentration and academic performance

Most assessments take three or four sessions and include an intake interview with the parents, five-six hours of testing, feedback session with parents, scoring and interpretation of test results and a written report. You may then distribute the report to all those who will be involved in the development of your childs treatment plan (e.g., teachers, school counsellors, family doctor, pediatricians, etc). Please note that consent from both parents is required at the first assessment session.

Psychological Assessments

There are times when a full psychological assessment can be helpful. It can help guide treatment decisions, understand an individual’s patterns and issues and formulate future plans and goals. A psychological assessment is highly individualized but may include an evaluation of symptoms, personality, and coping styles. We also do assessments for the purpose of providing third-party opinions for insurance companies.

Specialities:

Divorce Coaching

When the decision to divorce has been made, the Interdisciplinary Collaborative Divorce process offers a healthy and effective way for families to navigate this difficult time.The process involves a team of trained professionals who work with the family to find the best solutions to legal, financial and childcare problems – solutions that work best for everyone involved.

The team may include Mental Health Professionals acting as coaches, a child specialist representing what is best for the child(ren) involved, an unbiased financial specialist who gathers financial information and provides projections and advice regarding the division of assets, and finally, lawyers who represent their client's legal interests. This team approach has been proven to be highly effective at moving families through the divorce process without litigation, and nurturing individualized and creative solutions to a family's needs.

Career Coaching

Many people fall into their career pathways without considering whether or not this is the best pathway for them. Or, they find themselves in a work situation that is overwhelming or no longer viable. Regardless of age or stage of life, career counselling can help individuals to identify their strengths, values, beliefs, and skills for making decisions about their future.

Career counselling can help clients to explore the issues associated with life transitions and help to make plans and build effective coping resources. Career counselling takes a holistic approach to consider work and other roles in life, and how relationships are impacted by decision-making.

Types of Coverage:

Most employers provide access to mental/emotional health counselling services. Many companies provide these services through Employee and Family (EFAP) Assistance Programs. EFAPs are available in many different forms. For example, employers may choose to cover the full amount or have employees co-pay; employers may cover a few sessions (e.g. three-five) or may cover an unlimited amount. Employers may choose to cover dependent family members as well. This type of coverage is typically provided through a designated EFAP company such as Janus Associates.

Some companies support counselling services through their regular extended benefits package from a third party insurer. This type of coverage usually has a limited number of hours that will be reimbursed to you once you have accessed services, and often will reimburse only a portion of each session. This type of coverage can be used with any qualified professional. This should be explained as part of your extended benefits summary. Janus Associates counsellors will be eligible for reimbursement under your extended benefits plan.

How to Access:Friendly Receptionist

To access our treatment professionals, call us at 403-269-9600. Or submit a confidential appointment request.

Please plan to arrive at our offices 10 minutes earlier than your scheduled appointment to allow time to complete our intake form. We follow all professional guidelines for the storage and management of confidential information.

Our intake staff will ask you what the issue/s is that you would like to discuss, recommend the best counselor to fit your needs and schedule an appointment that fits your schedule. They will ask you what times you would like appointments to be available. They will then suggest a counselor who will best help you and will schedule an appointment with that person.

Take Emotional Health Tests and Learn About Mental Health

These brief quizzes, profiles, and inventories are provided for self screening purposes to help you clarify and assess whether you may need professional help with mental and emotional health issues. If any of the quizzes indicate concerns, Janus Associates can help.