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Family Counselling

Catholic Social Services Family Counselling and Family Care programs support individuals, couples and families in Red Deer who are experiencing the common stressors and challenges of everyday life such as family relationships and parenting, conflict resolution and communication, and more complex situations related to anxiety and depression.

We offer in person, phone and video conferencing counselling sessions according to the client’s preference or need. 

What we provide:

  • Therapeutic counselling for all individuals, couples and families from all faiths, and all backgrounds
  • Fees are based on a sliding scale ranging from $15 per session to $120 per session to ensure services are affordable and accessible.
  • Options for counselling sessions, including in person, phone or video


About the program:

Catholic Social Services has expanded its programming in Lloydminster and Vermillion to offer internationally accredited counselling services for individuals, couples, and families of all faiths and cultures. 

About the counsellor: 

Todd MacIntyre, MSW, RSW, specializes in mental health and addictions and is passionate about helping people embrace their power and the change they desire for themselves.

What is the cost for this service?

  • Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) funded areas (County of Vermilion, Kitscoty, Marwayne), a sliding scale fee ($15-$120/hr) applies
  • Town of Vermilion FCSS funds 5 free sessions per year for all Vermilion residents, following 5 sessions,  a sliding fee scale applies.
  • Non-funded areas are billed at $120 / hour (ask about payment arrangements as required).
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) with your employer may cover the fee. 

Payment will never be a barrier to providing services to those in need. 

Family Counselling

Clinical counsellors offer therapeutic counselling to individuals, couples, and families to address a range of challenges.

Family Care (offered only in Red Deer)

  • Preventative psycho-educational counselling for families with children, aged 6 to 17 years
  • Services offered at No charge for both family and group sessions
  • Supports available for issues, ranging from managing anger to self-esteem and bullying.



  • Monday to Friday, 9 am - 5 pm    exceptions may apply


We look forward to helping you take the next step in your journey towards personal growth and well-being.

For more information or to book email or call 403-347-8844.

Red Deer

Phone*: (403) 347-8844
Address: 5104 48 Avenue, Red Deer, AB


Phone*: (780) 875-9084
Address: 6612 35 Street, Lloydminster, AB

*If staff are unavailable, please leave a message and a staff member will return your call during business hours.

Family Counselling

Where is this service provided?

This program is offered in Red Deer and Lloydminster office locations. Day and early evening, appointments are available Monday to Friday.

Red Deer Office
5104 - 48 Avenue
Red Deer, Alberta

Lloydminster Office
6612 - 35 Street
Lloydminster, AB T9V 3H1

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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 net family income and number of dependents to figure out the fee for service.

Subsidized fees are provided through a variety of funding sources including the Sign of Hope campaign, an annual fundraising campaign for programs offered by Catholic Social Services.

Subsidized fees are provided for Red Deer from the Central Alberta United Way and the Sign of Hope

People living in the funding areas of City of Lloydminster, County of Vermilion, Town of Vermilion, and Village of Kitscoty are eligible for the sliding fee scale. Funders who subsidize the sliding fee scale include Agency Allocations, Lloydminster United Way, and FCSS from County of Vermilion, Town of Vermilion, and Village of Kitscoty. Specific to Town of Vermilion residents, additional subsidization by Vermilion FCSS allows a number of sessions at no cost. Contact Intake for further details. Those not living in those funding areas can access services for a flat rate fee.

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How do I access this program?

Call the intake worker at:

  • Red Deer
    (403) 347-8844
  • Lloydminster / Vermilion 
    (780) 875-9084

All calls are returned within 24 hours during regular business hours.

The intake worker will gather your information and work with you to set up an appointment.

Client Testimonials

“Counselling helped me to leave an abusive relationship. Coming there just reaffirmed what I already knew was happening. I just needed that extra push.”

“I feel the counsellor was a gift from God at the time when my hope was crushed. His wise counsel gave me the will to grow and renew my life!”

“Thank you so much for being my counsellor and helping me get through my 'burn out'. You are a warm, kind, caring person.”

“The counselor was very encouraging, non-judgmental, and insightful.”

“I am stronger and I react differently now.”



Who do I contact for more information?

Red Deer (403) 347-8844
Lloydminster / Vermilion (780) 875-9084

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