Obtaining counselling services in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is a challenge for many. The Legacy Counselling Centre opened its doors in January 2015 to supplement existing services. It has an inter-faith board of directors and will provide interdisciplinary mental health services.
The Legacy Counselling Centre has:
- 3 counselling rooms
- 3 full time counsellors, 1 specializing in child & youth counselling
- 1 administrative director
- Access to meeting rooms for consultation
- Seminars and workshops are available to employee groups, churches, service groups and other organizations on various topics (e.g. stress, depression, abuse, marriage, and parenting.)
People come to Legacy Counselling Centre to …
- pre-marital counselling
- marriage concerns
- parenting issues
- child behaviour concerns
- practical problem solving
- conflict management
- stress / fear / depression
- anger management
- anxiety/ grief
- addictions / codependency
- sexual concerns
- spiritual issues
- employment issues
- identity issues
- eating disorders
- domestic violence
- separation / divorce
- adjustment to losses
- family violence and abuse
People come to find PEACE and JOY.
We select our team based on:
- Professional qualifications and affiliations
- Counselling skills and expertise
- Sensitivity to the spiritual dimension of life
- Commitment to personal and professional growth
Galina MacKenzie, Professional Counselor
Samantha Butt, Professional Counselor
Ashley Stacey, Professional Counselor
Ashley was born in Fort McMurray and returned to live here with her family at the age of 12
She has always had a passion to help people, with a special interest in working with children. Ashley has gained valuable experience in this area through volunteering opportunities with the Hub Family Resource Centre and the children’s program at her community church, along with, her job as a summer recreation programmer with the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
Ashley has received her Bachelor of Social Work through the University of Calgary, which has diversified her experiences in also working with youth, adult and senior populations. She feels especially drawn to the areas of addictions, mental health, suicide prevention/intervention, grief and loss, senior care, and children.
Glenda Pollard, LCC Administrator
Since childhood, Glenda has had a desire to serve and care for others. She holds a Bachelor of Nursing degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and has worked as a registered nurse in the provinces of Ontario and Alberta. During her nursing career she gained valuable experiences, having worked in various disciplines including medical, cardiac care and long-term care.
Glenda and Danny, her husband of 23 years, have two sons, Daniel and Jared, who are the pride of their lives. They moved from Ontario and have lived in Fort McMurray for 15 years.
In 2010 she made the decision to stay at home, devoting her time to family, while also working part-time as an administrative assistant. She is looking forward to her newest role, offering administrative support to the clients and counsellors at Legacy Counselling Centre.
WHAT’S THE COST?
It is Legacy’s aim to provide professional services at affordable rates. Therefore fees are based on a sliding scale according to individual means to pay. We understand that every individual’s circumstances vary, so please call our office at 780-791-3366 Ext. 232 for any questions regarding fees or our services. For those 19 and younger, counselling services are at no charge.
Employee and Family Assistance
The Legacy Counselling Centre works with employers to offer professional counseling services to employees and their families. Counselling is available for individuals from two years old and up.
Donations to The Legacy Counselling Centre will enable us to offer subsidies to families/individuals with limited income. Please make cheques payable to the Legacy Counselling Centre/Family Christian Centre. (Income tax receipts will be issued). Donations can also be made online care of Family Christian Centre. When donating online, please specify that your donation is being made to Legacy Counselling Centre.
At Legacy you will discover:
- Quality counselling provided by highly trained and experienced counsellors.
- A safe place to be heard and helped; a place where you are treated with dignity and compassion.
- Non-judgmental staff who are devoting their lives to assisting others toward a path of holistic living.
TALK TO US
Phone: 780-791-3366 ext. 232 Email: email@example.com Address: 160 Dickins Drive, Fort McMurray, AB T9K 1R4