Counselling Services

"There are no shortcuts to any place worth going"

-Beverly Sills



Foothills Counselling Psychology offers Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and DBT Skills Groups for both adults and adolescents, DBT Phone Coaching, Trauma Therapy, Telephone Counselling, and Couples Counselling in Turner Valley and Bragg Creek.

Individual Counselling

Individual counselling for both adults and adolescents age 15 years and older. Initial sessions of 80 minutes in duration are recommended to allow adequate time for assessment, rapport building, and the setting of therapy goals. Sessions, however, are available either on a 50 minute or 80 minutes basis, depending on your preferences or needs. For instance, some individuals prefer longer sessions and feel they get more out of the session when they have more time per visit. Others find 50 minute sessions to be more practical or affordable. You can choose to book what works best for you.


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Trauma Therapy

Individual trauma therapy for adults using either Prolonged Exposure for PTSD (PE) or Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). You will get to choose which trauma treatment is best for you. Trauma specific therapy requires longer sessions (80 minutes) to allow time for exposure work and processing.


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Telephone Counselling

Rural travel is not always practical or possible, so I offer telephone or Skype counselling options. We will discuss and assess both the risks and benefits to telephone counselling, prior to deciding whether it is an effective option for you..


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Couples Counselling

Improving connection with your partner. Learn how to decrease and regulate difficult emotions and ineffective behavioral patterns that get in the way of your relationship. Improve your communication and affective expression to enhance intimacy, respect, and affection.


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DBT Telephone Coaching

Telephone coaching is typically a short 15-20 minute phone intervention to help you effectively use skills or navigate a current challenging situations. Receiving timely coaching and support can be effective at helping you practice and generalize new skills you have learned. I will contact you within a 24 hour period from the time of your call requesting coaching.



DBT Skills Group for Adults

DBT skills groups for adults are scheduled several times throughout the year. Skills groups are available for 2.5 hours, one day per week, for 14 weeks. These groups teach the 4 main sets of DBT skills: mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness skills. Because mindfulness skills are core skills within DBT, these skills are included at the start of each session.


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DBT Skills Group for Adolescents

DBT skills groups for adolescents age 15 years and older are scheduled several times throughout the year. DBT skills groups for adolescents are scheduled several times throughout the year. Skills groups are available for 2.5 hours, one day per week, for 14 weeks. These groups teach the 4 main sets of DBT skills: mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness skills. Because mindfulness skills are core skills within DBT, these skills are included at the start of each session..


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DBT Generalization Group

DBT generalization group is offered to individuals who have completed the DBT skills group. This group is offered for 1.5 hours once per month and is a sharing group where participants can discuss their use of the skills and/or receive skill use suggestions and support from the group. This group helps participants maintain their skills knowledge, practice, and generalize the DBT skills in their day to day lives through a peer support focused group setting. Participants can choose to participate for as long as they find the group to be beneficial to their needs, but a minimum 4 session commitment is required.


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