Counseling and Support Services
The Estevan Family Resource Centre offers free counselling and support services to the city of Estevan and surrounding area.
The Family Centre’s counselling program offers brief-solution focused therapy, focusing on solution-building rather than problem solving while discovering the resources available in the community to achieve the solution. The sessions are generally short-term, approximately 6-8 sessions, however every individual and families situation is unique and requires a case-plan that reflects their best interest. Additional sessions will always be provided if the support is necessary. The counsellor acts as an information hub, providing information about and referrals to various specialized support agencies that will meet the individual’s needs. Referral(s) to support agencies are provided on behalf of the client with their permission. If referral(s) are made to specialized services, the counsellor remains connected with the client until it is determined that they are satisfied with the service. For the community’s convenience, the counsellor has flexible hours, accommodating evenings and weekends if necessary.
The services provided by the counsellor include but are not limited to:
- Support and assistance with parenting specific issues and individual coping strategies
- Blended family conflict
- Parent / Youth conflict
- Sibling conflict
One on One support
Pre-Natal / Post-Natal / Post-Partum
Assistance navigating the legal system and other systems
Divorce / Separation, Custody / Access
We also coordinate collaboration with families seeking or requiring further assistance from other services and agencies within the community, but not limited to the following:
Ministry of Social Services programs
Food Bank programs
- How do I access services?
Individuals can self-refer or get referred by another agency by calling the Confidential Counselling and Support line at (306)634-7234 or email Brianna.email@example.com.
- Is there a fee for service?
No, all services are no cost for everyone.
- Is the information that I tell you about ever shared?
No, all information is kept confidential unless you have signed a release of information to another support agency or my records are subpoena by the courts.
- Do you just do referrals to agencies in Estevan?
No we refer to the best possible fit for each client. Last year we referred to 55 agencies within SK & AB.
- If I’m too nervous to come in alone can I bring someone to support me?
Absolutely! We can also schedule appointments outside of our regular hours to make things as smooth as possible for you.
- Can the counselor accompany me to other services?
Yes, the counselor can accompany clients to other agencies and services. For example if you have to fill out Police Reports we can be of support to you while you are there.