I offer counselling support in an inviting and confidential environment. You can be assured that your experience will be professionally and ethically tailored to meet your unique goals and needs. I received a Masters of Social Work from the University of Calgary and I am registered with the Alberta College of Social Workers. My practice utilizes and abides by the Social Work Professional Code of Ethics. I have been working in the field of social work for over 12 years and I have been operating Lifesmart Counselling Solutions, locally for almost 5 years.
Counselling support is available to individuals age 18 and over who are seeking individual therapy, couples counselling or family counselling. I have experience and have practiced in the areas of:
-Trauma (Certified to provide Critical Incident Stress Debriefings & on-site trauma support)
-Medical Social Work
-Addiction Assessment & Referral
-Mental Health Assessment, Support & Referral
-Employee Family Assistance Programs
I work collaboratively with clients in an individualized manner to determine what type of service they are seeking and what goals they would like to accomplish. My practice and techniques are influenced by and utilize approaches from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Systems Theory, Feminist Theory and Structural Theory.
Therapy is available for those who are seeking support for a variety of issues. Support is available for mental health issues and diagnoses such as Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Psychosis, and Personality Disorders among others. I also offer substance abuse assessments (using the SUDDS-V), support and residential referral, anger management, workplace support and organizational solutions, stress management, conflict resolution and Christian counselling upon request.
Sessions are one hour in length and the number of sessions required are based on individual need and in collaboration with the client.
Counselling has shown to be an effective way to manage a variety of issues. It can support and positively impact mood, health, relationships, finances and many other facets of daily life. It can provide individuals with enhanced communication, coping strategies and skills that can support both personal and corporate relationships. I enjoy working with clients and consider it a privilege to support others in improving their situations and overall quality of life. I am a compassionate and trustworthy individual. My overarching goal is provide professional and confidential support for realm of issues that if left unchecked, can impact smart living, personal goals, achievements and balanced life management.
Cara Stapleton ReachesFort McMurray AB