Ktunaxa Kinbasket Child and Family Service Society (KKCFSS) counselling services are designed for all stages of life, with a focus on children, youth, and families, and delivered in the most holistic manner possible. The session format is designed to fit the client’s needs and can include: one-to-one counselling; circle work with families, extended families and communities; recovery groups; and/or a blend of Western and Aboriginal mental health programs with traditional healer(s) and Elder(s) working with mental health counsellors. Counselling services are focused on achieving mental wellness, fostering an understanding of self-worth and connecting with supportive others. All services are informed by indigenous models of attachment and trauma-informed practice. The counselling team offers both complex care interventions and psychiatric consultation as part of the collaborative case assessment process as needed.
Counselling services are offered in conjunction with the client’s right to self-determination and with respect to cultural values. The counselling team is primarily based out of the Chief Joseph Center, located at 1007 Baker St, Cranbrook, 250-489-4563. Services are offered in alternative locations dependent on the individual’s needs.
Counselling intakes are available Fridays from 10 – 2 at Chief Joseph Center (no appointment necessary)