Anaka Foster, MA, CRC, CIRT

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  • Registered Psychologist
  • #9, 740 4th Ave S, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 0N9
  • Phone: 403-715-5002
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  • Session Fees: $200 per Full 60 min hour, and billed in 15 min increments thereafter
  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Email, Phone, IM, Webcam

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Currently taking new clients in Lethbridge or Cardston offices. 
NEW!!  Now Offering More Options for Couples on a Budget or in a Hurry!
Rekindle the Flame: Couples Workshop in a Retreat Setting

Spend a 2 day Weekend over a Friday and Saturday in Beautiful Mountain View, AB just 15 minutes outside of Waterton National Park.
Receive 14 hrs of group instruction and interaction, and time to practice one on one with your partner. 
Get the Equivalent of 3-6 months of private sessions, valued at $2800, for a third of the cost, all while enjoying the peaceful setting and natural beauty of the nearby Mountains!
Cost Options:
Workshop only: $700 per couple;  Not including room and meals. Water, juice and light snacks are provided for all workshop participants.
Perfect for Couples who could use a Relationship Tune-up and some quiet time away from home to reconnect and renew their relationship.
Private Marathon Counseling Sessions
Spend 2-3 consecutive days in intense, structured and individualized sessions for 4 hr time blocks (small breaks inc). Each 4 hr block of time is equivalent to approximately one month of therapy (2 sessions of 2 hrs each per month).
Get the benefit of 2-4 months of counseling in a few days versus several consecutive weeks.
Address urgent matters and distress such as affair discovery, or separation and divorce topics.
Perfect for Couples with intense issues to discuss and who are both anxious to work toward resolve.
Special Rate of $700 per 4 hr block Applies (Compared to Reg Rate of $200 for 4 hrs = $800).
 Personal and Professional Style:
Anaka has always wanted to help others and incorporates a Rogerian client-centered approach to therapy by listening attentively to her clients' concerns with genuine interest, positive regard, and without judgment. She believes that a healthy therapeutic alliance plays a big role in her ability to help her clients achieve the desired changes in their lives.

Anaka especially enjoys working with couples and individuals to improve their relationships. Her warm and gentle approach, genuineness, passion and specialized Training as a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist are what make her your best choice for relationship issues.

How Imago Therapy Helps Improve Relationships:
• Improve communication through increased connection
• Listen effectively without interrupting
• Share one's personal thoughts and feelings in a respectful manner
• Share frustrations by appointment only
• Recognize maladaptive defensive patterns
• Discover how our childhood affects our current relationships
• Establish mutual goals for the relationship
• Recognize how each partner holds the blueprint for the other's growth
• Repair and restore emotional connection
• Begin a journey to discover a new relationship with the same partner!

She works with clients in a variety of relationship stages including:
 • Pre-marital counseling & New Relationships
• Physical Intimacy Issues
• Long-term relational issues
• Pre-Divorce counseling
• Infidelity & Affairs
• Individuals seeking a healthy love relationship

When working with individuals, Anaka found that EMDR was helpful to many clients struggling with low self-esteem, insecurities, depression and anxiety that stem from childhood issues.
How EMDR Helps Individuals:
• Teaches how to develop and employ coping mechanisms for reducing stress and anxiety
• Discover your internal negative messages that impact your current life
• Replace those negative cognitions with positive cognitions
• Help you to reprocess emotional trauma without needing to revisit every detail
• Regain feelings of peace and calm surrounding emotionally disturbing events

Training and Credentials:
After Anaka received a Bachelor's Degree in Community Rehabilitation in 1999 from the University of Calgary and a Master of Arts degree in Rehabilitation Counseling in 2003 from the University of Arizona, in Tucson, AZ, she has worked continuously on improving and expanding her professional skills and knowledge by completing additional trainings and certifications including:
 • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC),
• Certified Imago Relationship Therapist (CIRT),
• Basic Training Program in EMDR,
• Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists.

After reading "Getting the Love you Want: A Guide for Couples" by Harville Hendrix in late 2005 and attending a "Getting the Love you Want" Couple's Workshop in Calgary with her husband in 2006, Anaka pursued training in 2007 to become a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist.

Since then, she has trained in EMDR as a means to help individual clients better deal with trauma, emotional disturbances, and anxiety that are preventing them from moving forward in life.

In recent years, Anaka has worked hard to earn the designation of a Registered Psychologist in Alberta, including receiving 1600 hours of supervised practice as a Provisional Psychologist and writing the National Board Exam for Professional Practice in Psychology. In doing so, she has expanded her knowledge and her ability to take on clients with diverse personal challenges.

Another benefit of her Registration with the College of Alberta Psychologists, is that clients who have third party insurance have the ability to claim their counseling receipts for reimbursement (within their policy limits), thereby making it more affordable to receive the necessary help.


Anaka Foster Reaches

Lethbridge AB