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Counselling Services available for People, Families Receiving St.Amant Services

Counselling Services available for People, Families Receiving St.Amant Services

St.Amant will again host a student counselling practicum through a partnership with the University of Winnipeg’s Marriage and Family Therapy Program and the Aurora Family Therapy Centre. Two counselling students will provide a total of 240 hours of counselling services under appropriate supervision.

Sessions may be available during the day as well as in the evenings and on weekends. Services will take place at St.Amant, and will be free of charge. The counselling program will run through Social Work Services, and will be offered from fall 2019 to spring 2020.

This service will support any person, couple, or family currently receiving or waiting for services from St.Amant, or that has received services from St.Amant within approximately the last six months. Services are not available to St.Amant staff.

If you wish to attend counselling, please complete the Counselling Services Referral Form and provide it to St.Amant’s Central Intake. The counselling students will be available to provide service as soon as their placement begins. The attached brochure contains additional information about the service.

If you have any questions or concerns surrounding the above information, please contact Central Intake at  204-258-7041 or intake@stamant.ca.

What is it?

Therapy is an invitation to understand oneself better, heal past harms, and create bonds. It is an opportunity to work through the challenges of life.

Individuals, couples, or families who have been touched by developmental disabilities or autism can struggle with barriers to resolving these challenges.

They can be faced with additional stressors that can make it seem impossible to break free of their problems.

Who is eligible?

Counselling Services is a program of support for any person, couple, or family currently receiving or waiting for services from St.Amant, or having received services from St.Amant within the last six months.

Unfortunately, services are not available to St.Amant staff.

The Counselling service is provided independently from other services offered by St.Amant and does not affect these services in any way.

Confidentiality and privacy are assured and any information shared with the therapist is not shared with other St.Amant programs or services.

A Practicum Therapist will work with clients on setting goals and seeking solutions through a systemic, evidence based, therapeutic process.

Where do services take place?

Counselling services occur at St.Amant’s head office at 440 River Road in St. Vital. The building is accessible via Winnipeg Transit.

How long are sessions?

Counselling sessions are approximately 50 minutes in length for individuals, 80 minutes for couples and up to 2 hours for families (depending upon size). Counselling will vary between 3 – 10 sessions.

People seek out St.Amant Counselling Services for:

  • Exploring the diagnosis
  • Grief work
  • Couple issues
  • Processing change in family dynamics and structure
  • Transitions and life change stress
  • Relationship conflict or breakdown
  • Parenting concerns
  • Communication problems
  • Parenting through divorce
  • Sibling concerns
  • Attachment repair
  • Stress management
  • Gender/Sexual Identity Exploration
  • Financial and/or employment issues
  • Functioning in the community
  • Violence/abuse
  • Other issues that affect relationships or quality of life

These counselling services are offered through a partnership between St.Amant, the Master’s of Marriage & Family Therapy Program at the University of Winnipeg, and Aurora Family Therapy Centre.

The counsellors are graduate students in the Master’s Degree program in Marriage & Family Therapy and have extensive experience working with individuals, couples and families who are working through a variety of struggles and challenges.

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