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FSCD Counselling Calgary

Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) is a provincial program providing funding support and services specific to child and family needs. The below information will focus on FSCD Counselling and dive into specifics such as what it is used for, when it is beneficial and how McAtee Psychology uses FSCD Counselling to meet their clients needs

General Information

Roughly fifteen percent of children and young individuals in Alberta school systems were in need of education disability support. Receiving early access to support in the early years of development is important in addressing barriers related to children with disabilities and their ability to fully participate in society and improve their developmental trajectories.


FSCD counselling depends on the contract or funding that the parent has. It can range anywhere from child counselling services, specialized contracts, or behavioural/developmental contracts where 1-2 clinicians work with an aid (we do not provide aids at this time). FSCD Services are specific to each family situation and will assist in determining your child and family’s needs, find services and resources to help achieve your child and family’s goals, setting goals to help child development and participation at home, school and in the community.

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An initial FSCD counselling session will determine what the main goals are, and what steps are needed to get there. Sessions with our clinicians are usually family centered, and involve teaching and implementing strategies that can be implemented in the household. If an FSCD caseworker approves funding, our clinicians here At McAtee Psychology can support by being the clinician for your family. In order to ensure that counselling is effective, the family and child need to be as involved as possible.

  • What are the steps I need to take to begin the couples counselling process?
    If you or your partner are worried about your relationship the first step you need to take is requesting a free 20-minute consultation. From this point we will book an appointment in person or online and then develop goals from there to best meet your needs.
  • What do you cover in couples counselling?
    I will work with you to develop a therapeutic plan designed to address your unique needs, goals, and problems/issues. Together we will prioritize which goals you would like to "target" first.
  • What's your clinical counselling timings?
    At the Thrive Business Centre: Tue & Thurs: 12 pm - 9 pm & Wed: 2 - 8 pm, At the Sunalta location: Monday and Friday from 12 pm - 9 pm. Subsequent sessions focus on your individualized goals. Appointments are between 1 - 3 weeks apart to give you opportunities to work on the skills you have learned from the previous therapy sessions.
  • How can someone outside my relationship really help me?
    Seeing a therapist can help you identify issues that you may not have seen at the time and then equip you with the tools you need to fix these issues and develop a better connection with your partner.
  • How long does the couples counselling process last?
    This process is a little different for everyone. It will depend on how much work you have to do, how often I see you, and how hard you work towards your goals.
  • Will my health insurance cover most of the costs of couples counselling?
    Almost all Extended Health Care Plans cover all or a portion of the costs for a psychologist under "psychologist services", "psychotherapy", or "counselling". Contact your insurance agent for more information on reimbursement procedures and coverage information. Direct Billing can be performed for a number of companies. Direct billing is where the Psychologist will bill your insurance company and you will only be responsible to pay for your portion of the session cost. Click here to see if yours can be directly billed.
  • Will my partner and I always attend couples counselling sessions together?
    Attending couples counselling sessions together works best for the relationship. It will help to see both sides of the story and different perspectives on the issues you wish to tackle. If for whatever reason you or your partner can not make it to the session we can always reschedule up to 24 hours beforehand.
  • Can I come for couples counselling without my partner?
    We recommend coming together, but if one of you can not make it we can reschedule up to 24 hours beforehand. We also offer individual counselling for individual issues outside the relationship: anger management, communication skills, conflict resolution, emotional expression

Get FSCD Counselling in Calgary

If you are unsure whether we can meet your  counselling or assessment needs give us a call to receive a free consultation. You can then decide whether we are a good fit for you or your family.

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