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The FCSS Counselling Program is an affordable, professional service designed to address short-term counselling needs and focuses on resolving client concerns. Our counsellors mainly use solution focused, cognitive behavioural approaches to assist clients in meeting their counselling goals. 


Who is it for?

Some people can solve problems on their own, but often outside help makes the difference between resolving a problem quickly or going through a long period of struggling - a period where people are unable to be themselves at home or work.

Typical concerns include:

  • Marital and relationship issues
  • Family conflict
  • Loss
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

All FCSS counselling services are confidential.


Meet Our Counsellors 

Valerie Jansen-Lakusta (B.A., M.Ed.)
Valerie is a Registered Psychologist and has been working as a counsellor with the City of Fort Saskatchewan since 1998. Val enjoys working with youth, adults, couples, families and seniors. Support is provided for a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stress, parenting challenges, self-esteem and others.

Penny Smith (B.Ed., MC)
Penny is a Provisionally Registered Psychologist who has been working with the City of Fort Saskatchewan since 2011. Penny has experience with individuals, couples, youth and seniors. 


For more information, or to book an appointment: call 780-992-6267 or toll free at 1-866-992-6267.


Additional Resources

Addiction and Mental Health Services

Edmonton Region Child and Family Services