Counselling Services

Free Mental Health Services

 

The PCN Mental Health team consists of a PCN Psychologist & PCN Therapists whom provide brief therapy to youth and adult patients of Wetaskiwin PCN family doctors. 

 

Here are a few Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) 

 

How will counselling help?

 

  • Teaches new coping tools to deal with stressful life events

  • Provides a supportive environment to talk about difficult things without feeling judged

  • Assists with referrals and connects you to community supports

 

What kind of things can I talk about?

 

Common session topics include:

 

  • Grief and loss

  • Caregiver burnout/support

  • Stress management

  • Symptoms of anxiety or depression

  • Adjustment to life transitions

  • Healthy boundaries/communication

  • Emotional regulation

 

Should I see the Psychologist/Therapist?

 

Once a referral is received, you will be contacted by a PCN staff member to book your first appointment. This intake appointment is 30 minutes in length and gives you and the practitioner an opportunity to discuss your intentions for therapy and to determine if we are able to meet your needs or if a further referral is necessary. If it is determined that we are a good match for assisting you, then we typically offer brief therapy (3-5 sessions) that are 1 hour in length.

 

How Do I Sign Up?

 

Speak with your family Physician or Primary Care Nurse or PCN
Multi-disciplinary team member to request a referral.

 

If you have questions, please call the Wetaskiwin Primary Care Network
office at 780.312.2500.

 

Additional Services may include:

  • Counselling referral

 

 

 

    Walk-In Counselling

       is now available!


                  Monday

                 12:00 to 4:30pm

            Tuesday - Thursday

                 1:00 to 4:30pm

                

* a limited number of spots are available, and are on a first-come-first-served basis. Please arrive as early as possible on walk-in counselling days.

 

Crisis Lines:

 

  Addiction Helpline ………………………....................1-866-332-2322

  Brigantia Place—Camrose Women’s Shelter (24h)..1-877-672-1010

  Main Line…………………………………...................….780-672-1035

  Bullying Help Line ……………………….....................1-888-456-2323

  Child Abuse Hot Line.. …….....................…....1-800-387-KIDS (5437)

  Distress/Suicide Line………..………………............…1-800-232-7288

  Elder Abuse Intake Line…….…………....................…..780-477-2929

  Ermineskin Women’s Shelter…………..........................780-585-4444

  Family Violence Info Line …………….....................…...780-310-1818

  Health Link Alberta ……………………..................…..1-866-408-5465

                                                                  https://myhealth.alberta.ca

  Income Support Contact Centre…........................….1-866-644-5135

  Kids Help Phone ………………..….................…….…1-800-668-6868

  Mental Health Help Line ………….......................……1-877-303-2642

  Poison Control Centre/Children’s Safety............….…1-800-332-1414

  RCMP………………………........…………………..………………….911

  Complaint Line…………………………….......................780-312-7276

  Administration………………….……….......................…780-312-7200

  Seniors’ Abuse Helpline……….………....................…..780-454-8888

  Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton Crisis Line........1-780-423-4121

  Sexual Assault Support Centre……......................…1-866-956-1099

  Sexual Assault Centre-U of A Crisis Line…......……….780-492-9771

  Teens/Kids Helpline …….…........................ 1-800-668-6868 (TEEN)

  Victim Services….…….…………..........................…….780-312-7287

  Wetaskiwin Hospital…………….…...............................780-361-7100

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