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.
We are OPEN and are TAKING NEW Clients throughout this time of COVID-19.
To Support you best, we now offer Online Video Sessions and Face to Face counseling
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."
Meet Jim Franics
Hello, I’m Jim, and welcome to Jim Francis and Associates!
There are times in life when things surface and challenge us at multiple levels whether that be within our personal relationships, family, love relationships, work, or ourselves where we no longer know what to do.
That’s where I come in, I can help you to shift, focus, and reframe your thoughts and feelings empowering you to create new solutions in your life. I have practiced for over 40 years (I find that surprising myself lol) and I believe that everyone has the ability to solve their own problems, sometimes we get stuck or lost in our process.
My approach is eclectic, helping people become empowered through the use of solution-focused therapy along with other therapeutic models such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I have successfully helped many people with a variety of problems including anxiety, depression, stress, relationships, communication, parenting, grief/loss empowering them to show up as the best versions of themselves.
My practice is focused on working with adults, couples, and young adults (17 years old and over). Please check out our Team to make sure that you are able to find the best fit for yourself.
We look forward to seeing you!
“All you can change is yourself but sometimes that changes everything”
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* SEPTEMBER APPOINTMENTS ARE ONLINE ONLY *
PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU BOOK IN SEPTEMBER WITH JIM FRANCIS YOUR APPOINTMENT WILL BE DONE ONLINE
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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
At This Time Toni is not taking new clients
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.
Jim Francis - Owner
Suite # 107, 10405 102 Street
Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V 2W5
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