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Counselling - Play Therapy Services Program
A trained play therapist uses the therapeutic powers of play to help children and families prevent or resolve psycho-social difficulties. The play therapist assesses the child’s play and uses it to help the child cope with difficult emotions.
Am I eligible?
This program is open to people of all faiths and cultures.
Where is this service provided?
This program is offered at all three Edmonton office locations (East, Central, and South), but can be offered at alternate locations depending on the client’s needs. Day, evening and Saturday appointments are available.
How much will it cost me?
This program may be covered by extended health care benefits. Please call your health care benefits provider to see if you are covered.
If there is no coverage, this program uses a sliding fee scale. The sliding scale fee is determined by the Counselling Program Intake Worker, and uses gross family income and number of dependents to figure out the fee for service.
Subsidized fees are made available through a variety of funding sources including the Sign of Hope
campaign, an annual fundraising campaign for programs offered by Catholic Social Services.
How do I access this program?
- Call the intake worker at (780) 420-1970. All calls are returned within 24 hours.
- The intake counselor will gather your information and work with you to set up an appointment.
Who do I contact for more information?
Please call the Intake Worker at (780) 420-1970.
- Any troubling behaviours or patterns exhibited by the child will be greatly decreased.
- The parent and/or guardian will have a better understanding of the child and how to help him or her.
“The counselors are excellent and professional. Placement done by the Intake Worker was done with great consideration for our situation. Thanks for all you do!”
“I found the counselor very helpful. I appreciated her approach and thoughtfulness. I believe this has helped improve my coping skills related to the initial problem and life in general.”