We Can Help You Through The Services We Offer
Individual Counselling is aimed at helping you to cope with the ups and downs of everyday life. Individual Counselling can assist in coping with various life circumstances such as stressful life situations, work problems, emotional distress, relationship difficulties, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, addictions, anger, grief, and trauma.
Couples counseling is aimed at helping improve relationships & marriages by increasing one's knowledge about yourself, your partner and the patterns of interaction between you. Through evidence-based practice, counseling can help in a wide variety of situations such as communication difficulties, personality differences, infidelity, and intimacy and desire complexities
Family counseling is aimed at strengthening the family system. Counseling can provide your family with the skills to manage everyday problems or ongoing concerns. Through cohesiveness and aligning family values, your family can explore existing communication patterns and family functioning to better work together to make positive changes.
What Our Clients Say
"I have actually enjoyed my time with Jim. You know for years I’ve seen a couple different people to help me work through my issues, life issues and I had always kept my distance from men doing it. I was always comfortable with woman because of how emotional I can be. But with Jim he makes me confront myself. He pushes me and he won’t put up with my instant remarks as I’m so blunt. I, for once, can look at myself for who I am with him. My first session with him, he put me in my place and nobody ever has done that with me. I respect this. I have the utmost respect for Jim and what you guys do there. Best choice I ever made and well worth it. Thank you Jim for all you do and have done for myself."
In memory of Jim Francis
Jims celebration of life will be on January 29th at 12:00 PM MST - You can access it by clicking HERE
On January 15, 2022, James Douglas Francis passed away peacefully at the Grande Prairie Regional hospital at the age of 67 with his immediate family by his side.
Jim was born and bred a “ Bluenoser”, who moved to Grande Prairie in 1976 on the “two year” plan but ended up staying here for over 43 years. He first started working in Grande Prairie as a Social worker and then went on to open a counseling practice which he ran for over 40 years. Even up until his health began to decline, he always made sure that he was present for others.
Jim had three main loves in his life: his family, caring for and helping others, and being active. He was always on the move. He loved many types of sports. His favorites being; skiing, mountain biking, cycling, hiking, squash, and anything that involved being out on the water. You name it. He loved it.
Jim was an active member in the community. He sat on numerous boards and committees both locally and provincially over the years. He was actively involved with the Nitehawk Ski Hill Board for five years, and later became involved with the Northern Extreme Freestyle Ski club. This led him to become involved at the provincial level and eventually the national level in this sport. He was a member of the Canada Freestyle Association Board for 10 years and Chairman of that Association for 9 years.
Jim will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 43 years, Debbe and his son, Devan. His brothers Mike, Peter and his sister Dee and their children. As well as the 70 plus members of his wife’s “Pierce “clan. He was so proud to be a member of that clan.
The Francis family are very appreciative of the staff at the Cancer Clinic, the Home Care staff and the Emergency Services staff of Grande Prairie who provided the upmost care, compassion and comfort during this phase in their lives.
A celebration of Jim’s life will be held on Saturday January 29th, 2022 by invitation only, for those unable to attend, a livestream of his service will begin at 1pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Jim’s memory to the Canada Freestyle Association at freestylecanada.ski or 808 Pacific Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 1C2, Egale Canada at egale.ca or the Community Kitchen & One Window of Grande Prairie at gpfriendshipcenter.com/donations
“A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.” -Maya Angelou
Book With One Of The Associates
To Book With Kari
Kari Is Offering Face To Face And Online Sessions
Kari has been working with Jim Francis & Associates for 6 years.
She holds a Masters of Social Work from Dalhousie University and has over 20 years of experience working with individuals with complex mental health needs.
Kari’s experience is with children and adults with mental health issues as well as with addictions. She works with anxiety, depression, grief, mood disorders, personality disorders, stress, relationship and family issues, substance use issues, and assessments.
Kari also specializes in Forensic treatment and can provide assessment and treatment services for sexual offending behaviors with complex mental health histories-she is currently accepting youth referrals only of this type.
Karis approach is using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Therapy. She also uses Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, Gottman strategies for couples counseling and is trained in play therapy for children.
Kari provides clinical consultation and supervision to agencies in the community and is a strong believer in building capacity within individuals and organizations.
“We make a living by what we get~we make a life by what we give” ~ Sir Winston Churchill
To Book With Jordan
Jordan Is Offering Face To Face And Online Sessions
Jordan believes asking for help is just the first step and wants to congratulate you on getting this far!
Jordan has been a practicing Social Worker for the past 11 years, specializing primarily in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and other styles of talk therapy.
Jordan loves to golf and is an avid sports fan in general. He has a passion for helping people through the many challenges that life brings and looks forward to meeting with you and helping you navigate through those challenges.
To Book With Kendra
Kendra Is Offering Face To Face And Online Sessions.
Please note Kendra will be on a Leave as of April 15th.
To Book With Toni
Toni Is Offering Face To Face And Online Sessions
Kendra is a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). She holds a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy. Kendra is passionate about helping others grow in the midst of challenges and author their life story with meaning and purpose. Kendra has experience working with youth, adolescents, couples, and individuals with a broad range of concerns, including: depression, anxiety, anger, stress, relationships, life transitions, self-harm, and grief. Her hope is to help others develop emotional wellness, create deeper connections, and gain a better understanding of who they are.
Originally from Ontario, Kendra has now built a home in Grande Prairie with her husband and two children. When she’s not in the office, she is most likely at home keeping up with her busy toddler. In her spare time you can find her enjoying the outdoors or reading for her bookclub.
Toni completed her Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Calgary. She has over 13 years of clinical experience across a variety of settings including crisis intervention, children's mental health, and private practice.
She has a broad range of clinical experience working with individuals and groups across the life span in the following areas:
Depression and Anxiety, OCD, Self-Harm Behavior, Complicated Grief Reactions, Anger and Stress Management, Trauma and Abuse, Family and Relationship Issues, Couple’s Therapy, Self-image, and Self-Esteem Issues.
Toni's approach emphasizes the mutual development of goals for therapy and has trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, EMDR, (EFT) emotionally focused therapy.
Jim Francis and Associates has been an integral provider of counseling services for over 40 years in Grande Prairie and Area as well Northern Alberta, NWT, and Northeast British Columbia We are a multidisciplinary business comprised of Psychologists, MSW Social Workers, and Ph.D. Counselor to meet the needs of you (our client). Our business hours are flexible (Daytime, Evening, Weekends) to meet a variety of needs in today’s world.
We believe that your privacy and confidentiality is a priority for us in our ability to help you be the best version of yourself possible and we do this by offering a safe, caring, open environment free of judgment.
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Suite # 107, 10405 102 Street
Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V 2W5
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