EFAP CONTRACTED AGENCIES
City of Saskatoon Employees and their dependants can access counselling by calling the EFAP office, or by contacting the contracted counseling agencies directly. Employees will be required to provide the agency their name and the department they work for. Employee's are required to show Photo ID. Family members are also required to show their eligibility by presenting their Blue Cross Cards.
The following counselling agencies are contracted to provide services. The EFAP will be billed directly from the counselling agencies. The agency does not provided the EFAP the name of the client.
The following is some suggestions that may help you choose which Counsellor to see.
Picking a Counsellor.
· Be an understanding and supportive listener.
· Help you develop your ability to cope with life's difficulties.
· Help you develop some of your life-skills: more effective communication, better problem-solving, better impulse-control, etc.
· Help you look at your problems in different ways and with a different perspective.
· Help you gain more insight into your behaviors, thoughts, and emotions.
· Work with you to help you make changes in how you function and feel.
· Offer advice on how to find services which s/he isn't able to provide.
· Un-do hurt feelings and painful events.
· Change other people in your life, and cannot tell you how to change them, either.
· Create instantaneous change in you. Change requires hard work and dedication.
· Ask lots of questions and take notes.
· You could ask the Counsellor about his/her training, or about whatever else feels important to you to know (for example, does s/he have experience working with people of your ethnicity/sexual orientation, etc.).
· You're essentially acting as an employer who is giving a job interview, and you're going to determine whether you want to hire this therapist as a consultant. Keep this idea in mind during each call.
· Ask the therapist about how s/he handles conflict: therapists who are able to repair the rupture in the relationship when there is conflict tend to have a better outcome than their conflict-avoidance colleagues.
· Pay attention to how you feel when you talk with the therapist. If it doesn't feel like a good fit for you, don't make an appointment with that person even if you can't give a logical explanation about why you don't feel good about that person. Trust your feelings.
You can choose to see another Counsellor if you don?t think this is the right Counsellor you.
· It's important to bear in mind that some problems will take longer to resolve than others, so treatment duration can vary considerably. But if you notice absolutely no change in your problem after the first couple of months, hire a different Counsellor.
If you are unsure of who to choose , please call the EFAP office at 306-975-3327 and we would be happy to assist you.
PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLIGISTS & COUNSELLORS
1118 College Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7N 0W2
CROSSROADS THERAPEUTIC SOLUTIONS
617C Main Street East
Saskatoon, SK S7H 0J8
Morrison+Schenn-Visentini BROADWAY COUNSELLING & THERAPY
Suite 201 626 Broadway Ave.
PENNEY MURPHY & ASSOCIATES
518 Circle Dr. East
FAMILY COUNSELLING CENTRE
601 4th Avenue North
Saskatoon, SK S7K 2J8
GRYBA PHILLIPS PROFESSIONAL COUNSELLING ASSOCIATES
#206 912 Idywyld Drive North
Saskatoon, SK S7L 0Z6