#5, 620 1st Ave N.W., Airdrie, AB
T4B 2R3

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Clayton Falk, M.A., Registered Psychologist & Canadian Certified Counsellor

Phone Direct: 403-703-7025,

E-mail: Clayton@airdriecounsellingcentre.com

(Direct billing options available if needed)

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Counselling Statement:

I believe it takes courage to recognize the need for help and then reach out for that help. I will work with you, helping you get through many of life’s challenges! I draw from a variety of proven approaches from solutions focused therapy to cognitive behavioural therapy. I will work with you as a psychologist to help you best assess your therapy needs and then work collaboratively with you to best meet those needs. I find as a fact that people have their own inner strength to work through problems and find needed solutions to issues they are facing in their lives. I will work with you to help uncover those strengths and add the needed resources to your current strengths, that will allow you to move forward positively in your life.

Couples/Marriage Counselling Statement:

Many people take care of things such as their car, house and physical health on a regular basis. However, neglect such important aspects of their life like their couple/marriage relationship and mental health.  In particular, as life gets busy the couple relationship takes a back seat to other concerns in their lives. However, research has found that if individuals are struggling in their intimate relationship then many aspects of their life can suffer including health. When was the last time you had a couple’s relationship check-up/tune-up? If you are struggling then couples/marriage counselling can help! I help couples work on rebuilding and strengthen their relationship using a variety of proven approaches including but not limited to Gottman model, solution focused approach, cognitive behavioural techniques.

Primary Areas of Practices

 

  • Addiction & Recovery (Alcohol, Drug, Smoking Cessation)

  • Anger Management

  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks

  • Blended Families

  • Domestic Abuse

  • Communication & Conflict Resolution

  • Couples/Marriage Counselling

  • Control Issues

  • Depression (Mood Disorders)

  • Family Conflict

  • General Counselling

  • Grief & Loss Counselling

  • Involved Fathering (Be A Great Dad)

  • Life Transitions

  • Men's Issues

  • Multi-generational Family Counselling (Adults)

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Phobias and Fears

  • Relationships and Dating

  • Self Injury/Cutting

  • Self-Esteem

  • Sleep

  • Stress Management

  • Trauma

  • Work and Career Counselling

  • Workplace Conflict

 

I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioural issues providing services that span from therapy for depression and grief counselling to parenting support, couples counselling and beyond. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my client's individual needs to help attain the personal growth they’re striving for.

Demographic Served 

  • Individuals

  • Couples

  • Families

  • Young Adults

  • Seniors

  • Limited work with Adolescents 

Types of services provided

  • Individual Counselling

  • Marriage and Family Counselling

  • Group Counselling

  • Career/Vocational Counselling

  • Consultation

  • EAP/EFAP

  • Workshops      

Primary Therapies Used

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Solution Focused Therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Gottman Couples Therapy

Education/Special Training & Registrations

 

  • Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists

  • Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

  • Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from City University of Seattle

  • Bachelor of Arts, Major in Psychology from Athabasca University in partnership with Mount Royal College 

  • Emergency Medical Responder from Alberta Health & Safety Institute

  • Arts and Sciences Diploma in General Studies from Mount Royal College

  • Arts and Sciences Certificate in General Studies from Mount Royal College

 

Languages

English

Biography

 

I bring with me the experience beyond being just a psychologist. I started my career working as an electrician having learned the trade from my father who currently runs his own electrical company of 30 plus years. I served as a volunteer/paid-on-call firefighter and registered emergency medical responder with the Airdrie Emergency Services from 2002-2007. I have worked in the criminal justice system as a correctional officer with adults and then as correctional service worker with youth at the Calgary Young Offenders Centre. As I worked on completing my Master's degree I was hired on to work at a community based agency as a family counsellor, working with individuals, couples, youth/children families and groups. I currently work as a partner/owner in the Aridrie Counselling Centre and own/operate Effective Solutions Counselling & Consulting Inc.

 

 

I feel privileged to have a very supportive wife and I am happily married to her for just over 17 years. We have four wonderful children who like all children have their own strengths, struggles and life to live.