Care Providers – Red Deer and Central Alberta

Residents of central Alberta can contact the Disordered Eating – Child and Adolescent Services at 403-340-5274 for services in your area. Nutritional counselling services are often available through local primary care networks (PCN) You can find your PCN through this website. Looking for a doctor who has experience in eating disorders? You can search the Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons site.

​Banff

Support Works

Offers support groups on Thursday evenings. This isn’t a support group specific to eating disorders, but rather an open group for people experiencing a variety of mental health issues or illnesses (anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD.)

Phone: 403-305-4465.

Banff Community Health Centre

Mental Health counselling for individuals, couples and families. The Banff Community Health Centre provides programs and services for people experiencing mental health issues. It offers short-term Mental Health Counselling (1 to 10 sessions) that include:

  • assessing, treating and follow up
  • providing information
  • referring people to other mental wellness services

Phone: 403-762-4451

Address
303 Lynx Street
Banff, Alberta
T1L 1B3

Camrose

Camrose Primary Care Network

The Camrose PCN is made up of over 40 family doctors and many healthcare providers to serve over 30,000 people. Their website offers community resources, physician & healthcare provider information, and programs for individuals.

Serving: Camrose, Bashaw, Tofield, Daysland, Killam, Forestburg and Hardisty.

#1108 Suite 4 Camrose Recreation Centre
4512 53 Street
Camrose, Alberta T4V 5K4

Phone: 780 608-4927

St. Mary’s Hospital

St. Mary’s Hospital is a modern, progressive hospital that serves a diverse and growing rural community with a wide range of acute care services. St. Mary’s Hospital serves with hospitality and compassion, providing many programs & services including mental health support.

4607 53 Street
Camrose, Alberta
T4V 1Y5
Phone: 780-679-6131

Canmore

Canmore Hospital

The Canmore Hospital offers walk in counselling, 7 days a week from 2-9 PM. You just go to the front desk and let them know you would like to speak to a mental health worker.

1100 Hospital Place
Canmore, Alberta
T1W 1N2

Phone: 403-678-5536.

Canmore Mental Health Office

The Canmore Mental Health Office has a couple of therapists on staff who have some experience in eating disorders. They are located at 302- 800 Railway Avenue. Phone: 403-678-4696.

Canmore Public Health Clinic

The Canmore Public Health Clinic has a dietician on staff who has experience with eating disorders. Her name is Monique Chambefort. You don’t need a doctor’s referral to see her.

Phone: 403- 678-5656.

Support Works

Support Works offers support groups in Banff (about 20 minutes away), Thursday evenings. This isn’t a support group specific to eating disorders, but rather an open group for people experiencing a variety of mental health issues or illnesses (anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD).

Phone: 403-305-4465

Private Psychologists

Here are some names of private psychologists who list eating disorders as part of their practice. It’s a good idea to make some inquiries about approach, years of experience in eating disorders, etc. These professionals will all charge a fee.

​Edson

Eating Disorder Services – Edson Healthcare Centre (AHS)

The Edson Provincial Building houses the Edson Healthcare Centre. It offers services for individuals/families and health care providers including education, resources, individualized support, consultations assistance with referrals to appropriate services. Counselling is completed in collaboration with other health care providers. Workshops and in-services are available.

3837 6 Avenue
Edson, Alberta
T7E 0C5
Phone: 780-723-3331

Hinton

Hinton Healthcare Centre

Serving the Town of Hinton and surrounding area, the HHC offer both in-person and telehealth options individuals, families, and healthcare providers. Counselling is completed in collaboration with other healthcare providers

1280 Switzer Drive
Hinton, Alberta, T7V 1T5
Phone: 780-342-2383

Lloydminster

Lloydminster Primary Care Network

Serving City of Lloydminster and surrounding area, including Blackfoot, Kitscoty, Onion Lake (SK), Marshall (SK), Lashburn (SK), Maidstone (SK) and Turtleford (SK).
Phone: 780-874-0490

Jennifer Beattie (Psychologist, MSc, MTS.)

Focuses on bulimia and binge eating disorder.
Triune Systems Inc.
6209 – 44th Street
Suite C, Yellowhead Business Centre
Lloydminster, Alberta Canada T9V 1V8
Phone: (780) 874-0335
Email: jennifer@triunesystems.ca

Velma Johnson

Freedom Counselling
#205 5101 48 Street
Lloydminster, AB
T9V 0H9
Phone: 780-875-6311

Red Deer

Patty Rempel, (Clinical Social Work/Therapist), MEd, BSW, RSW
Embody Therapy Group
Email: patty@embodytherapygroup.com
Phone: 403-597-5546

Sharon Vanin (Registered Dietitian)

Email: vansha@telusplanet.net

Joe Johnson, (Registered Psychologist)

Blue Bonnet Psychology
Email: info@bluebonnetpsychology.com
Phone: 403-392-9426

Jennifer Bartlett (M.Ed, R.Psych)

Phone: (587) 602-1505
Email: jennifer@redtreepsychology.com
Clinician Profile as seen in “Psychology Today”

Audrey Tait, MSc, RD

Inspirational Insights Counselling, Inc
#301 4820 50th Avenue
Red Deer, AB, T4N 4A4
Phone/text: 403-848-2432
Email:  info@inspirationalinsightscounselling.com

Audrey Tait is a Canadian Certified Counsellor with a Master’s Degree and Registered Dietitian with specialized training in Eating Disorders (binge eating, overweight, obesity, anorexia, and bulimia); therefore, Audrey can deal with the psychosocial and the nutritional issues at the same time. Beyond this, she is trained in trauma, attachment/developmental issues, addictions, cognitive therapy, and expressive art therapy. Her books I Am Wonderfully Me: Positive Affirmations for Me! Vol 1-3 are helpful. She is a National Speaker on the subject and is available for speaking engagements. Her private practice includes working with individuals, groups, couples, family, youth, LGBTQ and First Nations community.

Jasper

Eating Disorder Services – Seton – Jasper Healthcare Centre (ASH)

Offers services for individuals/families and health care providers including education, resources, individualized support, consultations, and assistance with referrals to appropriate services. Counselling is completed in collaboration with other health care providers. Workshops and in-services are available.

Seton – Jasper Healthcare Centre
PO BOX 310
518 Robson Street
Jasper, Alberta
T0E 1E0
Phone: 780-342-2383

If you know of other family doctors in the Central Alberta region who have experience with eating disorders, please let us know.