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 Find a Physician site at the College of Family Physicians, by entering “Eating Disorders” in the PRACTICE INTERESTS field (right side, down a bit). You can also filter by TOWN/CITY. The colours on the left side indicate if they are: accepting patients (Green), require referrals (Yellow) or aren’t accepting patients (Red).
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. Call: 403-305-4465.
Camrose Primary Care Network
Serving: Camrose, Bashaw, Tofield, Daysland, Killam, Forestburg, Hardisty
St. Mary’s Hospital
4607 53 Street
Dr. Singh, Psychiatrist
Chelcie Zimmer, Psychologist
Shelly Dalueg, Mental Health Worker
Angela Badry, Mental Health Worker
The Canmore Hospital offers walk in counselling, 7 days a week from 2-9 PM. The address is 1100 Hospital Place. You just go to the front desk and let them know you would like to speak to a mental health worker. Phone: 403-678-5536.
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.
The Canmore Public Health Clinic has a dietician on staff who has experience with eating disorders. Her name is Monique Chambefort. Phone: 403- 678-5656. You don’t need a doctor’s referral to see her.
Support Works offers support groups in Banff (about 20 minutes away), Thursday evenings. Phone: 403-305-4465. 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).
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.
Eating Disorder Services – Edson Provincial Building (AHS)
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.
Edson Provincial Building
111 54 Street
Hinton Community Health Services
1280A Switzer Driver
Hinton, Alberta, T7V 1T5
780 342 2383
Serving the Town of Hinton and surrounding area, they offer both in-person and telehealth options individuals, families, and healthcare providers. Counselling is completed in collaboration with other healthcare providers
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).
Jennifer Beattie (Psychologist, MSc, MTS.)
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
Patty Rempel, (Clinical Social Work/Therapist), MEd, BSW, RSW
Embody Therapy Group
Sharon Vanin (Registered Dietitian)
Joe Johnson, (Registered Psychologist)
Jennifer Bartlett (M.Ed, R.Psych)
Phone: (587) 602-1505
Clinician Profile as seen in “Psychology Today”
Audrey Tait, MSc, RD
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.
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
If you know of other family doctors in the Central Alberta region who have experience with eating disorders, please let us know.