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Meet Clayton Falk

I'm a Registered Psychologist and Canadian Certified Counsellor passionate about supporting individuals and couples through their unique journeys. My professional path has been anything but ordinary, beginning with electrical work, which has imbued me with a practical, grounded approach to therapy. My career has evolved through diverse roles, including those as a volunteer firefighter/paid-on-call firefighter, emergency medical responder, correctional officer, and youth correctional service worker, experiences that have profoundly enriched my understanding of human resilience and adversity.


As a co-founder and co-owner of Effective Solutions Counselling & Consulting Inc. and Airdrie Counselling Centre Inc., I bring over sixteen years of counselling experience to my practice. My life outside of work, as a devoted husband and father of four, profoundly informs my compassionate and empathetic approach to counselling. This blend of professional expertise and personal insight enables me to connect with clients meaningfully, guiding them toward growth and healing.

Clayton Falk, Canadian Certified Counsellor, owner

Registered Psychologist & Canadian Certified Counsellor | Owner


Counselling Statement

Your step towards therapy is a brave one, and I honour your courage. I integrate effective treatments such as solution-focused therapy, cognitive-behavioural techniques, and more with a compassionate, tailored approach to meet your unique needs. Believing in each person's inherent strength to overcome life's hurdles, we will work together to unearth and bolster your inner resilience, providing you with the tools for positive change and enduring resilience.

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Couples/ Marriage Counselling Statement

Our intimate relationships are foundational to our happiness and well-being. Yet, they often get neglected in the busyness of daily life. Just like we regularly maintain our cars, homes, and physical health, caring for our relationships and mental well-being is equally crucial. Couples/marriage counselling isn't just for overcoming challenges; it's also about maintaining a 'check-up' or 'tune-up' for your relationship, which can be incredibly beneficial.

Employing a range of proven methods, including the Gottman Model solution-focused strategies and cognitive-behavioural techniques, I'm dedicated to assisting you and your partner in navigating challenges and enriching your connection for a healthier, more fulfilling partnership. Whether you face specific issues or wish to deepen your connection, counselling offers a valuable space to explore, rebuild, and strengthen your bond.


Primary Areas of Practice

  • Anger Management

  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks

  • Blended Families

  • Communication & Conflict Resolution

  • Couples/Marriage Counselling

  • Control Issues

  • Depression (Mood Disorders)

  • General Counselling

  • Grief & Loss Counselling

  • Involved Fathering (Be A Great Dad)

  • Life Transitions

  • Men's Issues

  • Multi-generational Family Counselling (Adults Only)

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Phobias and Fears

  • Relationships and Dating

  • Self-Esteem

  • Sleep

  • Stress Management

  • Any behavior that is difficult to stop 

  • 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.

Demographics Served

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Young Adults
  • Seniors

Types of Services Provided

  • Individual Counselling

  • Marriage Counselling

  • Group Counselling

  • Career/Vocational Counselling

  • Consultation

  • Workshops 

Primary Therapies Used

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Solution Focused Therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Gottman Couples Therapy

Educational/ Special Training and 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

  • ​Gottman Couples Therapy Level 1 and 2

Invest In Your Mental Wellness Today

Take the first step towards positive change and book your appointment today.  Don't wait any longer – schedule your session now and embark on a journey towards a happier and more fulfilling life.

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