By Mamta Lulla

Family Care Psychology, in Stony Plain, provides counselling services for individuals, couples, family, and children.

The clinic provides support within the school community as well.

FCP has a team of psychologists who are intentional about supporting their community to provide ethical for locals of the Tri-Region. The team is excited to continue to expand their involvement in the area to work alongside community partners who are providing various mental health resources in the community.

“As the new school year has started up, students may feel anxiety for various reasons,” said registered psychologist at the clinic, Joel Pukalo. “Parents can also experience some level of anxiety, particularly, if their children are just starting school.”

The team at the clinic consists of four psychologists including Pukalo.

PinaMartinovich, a registered psychologist specializes in educational assessments, social skills, anxiety, navigating through divorce and separation, bullying at school, ADHD/ADD, OCD, austism spectrum disorder, depression, and emotional regulation.

Registered psychologist Ryan Tonn’s professional interest and expertise include child psychology, Autism Spectrum Disorder, learning disabilities, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling services, and behaviour disorders.

Zelda Kause, a registered provisional psychologist describes herself as having a heart of a healer, as a pharmacist, clinical pastoral counsellor and in psychology. She has spent three years in pastoral care and counselling at the Royal Alexander Hospital, and has worked or volunteered at many not for profit organizations.

Pukalo has experience supporting families, couples, and individuals. In his work with families and couples, Joel believes helping each individual understand their nervous system, build relationship skills, and engage in activities to enhance emotional connection.

In addition to their work in the clinic, the psychologists at Family Care are thankful to work with community partners to support mental health in the Tri-Region.