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.
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.)
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
303 Lynx Street
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
Kendell Banack (R.Psych)
Kendell works with clients to explore painful, stuck areas in their lives in order to open the possibility of relating to themselves and others in more adaptive, accepting, and meaningful ways. She has worked with clients who struggle with bulimia nervosa as well as anorexia nervosa. She offers a slight sliding scale and is registered in Ontario as well as Alberta.
Centre for Restorative Mental Health
Camrose, AB T4V
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
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 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 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).
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 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
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
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.)
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
#205 5101 48 Street
Patty Rempel, (Clinical Social Work/Therapist), MEd, BSW, RSW
Embody Therapy Group
Sharon Vanin (Registered Dietitian)
Joe Johnson, (Registered Psychologist)
Blue Bonnet Psychology
Jennifer Bartlett (M.Ed, R.Psych)
Phone: (587) 602-1505
Clinician Profile as seen in “Psychology Today”
Audrey Tait, MSc, RD
Inspirational Insights Counselling, Inc
#301 4820 50th Avenue
Red Deer, AB, T4N 4A4
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.