Wheatland County Counselling Inc. was founded by Rachel Dundas, Registered Psychologist, Certified Play Therapist, and Certified Trauma Practitioner. Rachel is one of only sixteen Certified Play Therapists in Alberta and less than one hundred in all of Canada.
In addition to carrying a small caseload of children and families, Rachel is a strong advocate for access to specialized, professional mental health services in the rural areas east of Calgary. She forges partnerships with local, provincial, and federal government, and has developed subsidized counselling programs for the Drumheller and Starland County areas. Rachel continually works to access grant and other funding for programs in our area, and is passionate about ensuring all Albertans have access to psychology services, regardless of income.
Rachel has expertise working with children, teens, and families. She has worked in both the school and health care systems. Residing in the Wheatland County area, and as a parent of a special needs child, Rachel saw a large gap in supportive service for residents of Strathmore, Drumheller, and Wheatland County. By providing services in these areas, Rachel hopes that children and families will not face travel barriers that may have prevented them from accessing mental health services in the past.
In her free time, Rachel enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, reading, and organizing.
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