Caleb Anacker Counselling

Caleb Anacker Clinical Social Worker

“I am dedicated to helping individuals of all ages build resilience against trauma and severe stress. As a Registered Clinical Social Worker with extensive experience in trauma counselling and Indigenous social work, my mission is to provide compassionate guidance and support to those in need.

In-person and online at Yaremko-Galas Counselling St. Paul, AB

  • I specialize in Children, Stress, Trauma, and PTSD
  • $200/hr
  • I accept most insurance
  • Individual one-on-one therapy
  • Family therapy

With a background in child protection, I bring over 15 years of expertise in holistic, strength-based, and solution-focused practices. Specializing in trauma counselling for children and adults, I am committed to nurturing cultural resilience and empowerment, particularly among Indigenous peoples.

Drawing from diverse therapeutic modalities such as EMDR, mindfulness-based techniques, and trauma-focused cognitive-behavioural therapy, I create a safe and supportive environment for people to explore their emotions, strengthen coping mechanisms, and foster healing.

Whether you’re struggling with past traumas, navigating overwhelming stressors, or seeking support for your family,I offer personalized therapy services to meet your unique needs. My approach is rooted in respect, understanding, and collaboration, ensuring that you feel supported every step of the way.

Contact me today to embark on a journey towards healing and well-being.

Caleb Anacker

Registered Clinical Social Worker #20971 (AB), #847483 (ON)
Yaremko-Galas Counselling
4405 51 Avenue St. Paul, AB

Types of Therapy offered:

  • EMDR
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
  • Circle Process
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive

Specializing in

  • Trauma Counselling
  • Child Trauma
  • Adolescent Trauma
  • Counselling Indigenous Peoples
  • Sharing Circles

I’ve been helping kids and teens since I was 16. My work has included being a youth leader, coaching sports, and protecting kids from neglect and abuse. These roles formed relationships that taught me that kids and teens are diverse, strong, and inspiring. I have seen this most clearly while working with Indigenous kids and families, using the Cree way of life, language, and ceremonies as our guide.

I love to help people heal from the bad things that happened to them and their ancestors because of colonization. I want to help rural and Indigenous young people heal by teaching them and helping them deal with those bad things. My goal is to help them with their feelings, thoughts, and well-being. I have learned how to do this in a way that respects their culture and family.

I also know how to use a technique called EMDR that helps people with stress and trauma. I can help kids, their parents, and adults understand stress, how it affects their bodies, and how they can heal themselves. I can do this in St. Paul Alberta or online for people in Alberta and Ontario.

We Offer

Specialized Counselling Services


Embark on a journey of healing with a skilled trauma counsellor by your side, providing compassionate guidance and support.

Counselling Indigenous People’s

Nurturing cultural resilience: Counselling Indigenous Peoples with respect, understanding, and empowerment for your well-being.

Sharing Circles

Creating connections, fostering growth: Engage in transformative healing through the power of sharing circles.

Registered Clinical Social Worker in AB & ON. Started in February 2022 as a therapist. 15 years in Child Protection specializing in Indigenous approaches

Trauma Counselling

Trauma counselling is a way of talking to someone who can help you feel better after something bad happens to you. Sometimes, when something bad happens, you might feel scared, sad, angry, or confused for a long time. You might have nightmares, flashbacks, or trouble sleeping. You might also think that it was your fault or that you are not safe anymore. These feelings can make it hard for you to do things you normally enjoy, like playing with friends, going to school, or having fun.

Trauma counselling can help you understand your feelings and learn how to cope with them. A trauma counsellor is trained to listen to you and help you find ways to feel better. They will not judge you or make you feel bad about what happened. They will also respect your privacy and not tell anyone else what you talk about, unless you are in danger.

Learn More About Trauma Counselling
Trauma counselling can help you heal from what happened and feel more confident and happy. It can also help you improve your relationships with your family and friends. Trauma counselling is not easy, but it can make a big difference in your life.

Child trauma and adolescent trauma are when something very scary or painful happens to you or someone else when you are young. It can be something like being hurt by someone, seeing someone get hurt, not getting what you need to be healthy and safe, being in a big storm or fire, getting in a car crash, or living in a place where there is a lot of fighting or danger.

Trauma can affect how you grow up in different ways. It can make it hard for you to think clearly, remember things, control your emotions, trust other people, make friends, do well in school, and take care of yourself. Trauma can also make you feel sad, scared, angry, guilty, ashamed, or hopeless. Sometimes you might have nightmares, flashbacks, or panic attacks because of what happened.

But trauma does not have to ruin your life. There are people who can help you heal and feel better. Some of them are therapists who can talk to you and teach you skills to cope with your feelings and memories. Some of them are other adults who care about you and support you. Some of them are other kids who have been through similar things and understand what you are going through. You are not alone and you can recover from trauma.

There are different types of trauma counselling that can help you in different ways.
Some of the methods we provide are:

Prolonged Exposure

This means that you talk about what happened over and over again until it does not scare you anymore.

Cognitive Processing Therapy

This means that you talk about how you think and feel about what happened and learn how to change any thoughts that make you feel worse.

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

This is for people who have been through something bad. It helps them learn how to deal with their feelings and behaviours.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

This means that you follow the counsellor’s finger or a light with your eyes while you think about what happened. This can help your brain process the bad memories and make them less upsetting.

Counselling Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous trauma counselling is a type of counselling that helps Indigenous people heal from the effects of trauma that they or their ancestors have experienced. Trauma can be caused by things like colonization, residential schools, violence, abuse, racism, and loss of culture and identity.

Indigenous trauma counselling is different from other types of counselling because it respects and includes Indigenous values, traditions, spirituality, and ways of knowing. It also recognizes that trauma can affect not only individuals, but also families, communities, and generations.

Sharing Circles can help people to learn from each other’s experiences and perspectives, to heal from trauma and pain, to resolve conflicts and problems, to make decisions and plans, and to strengthen their identity and culture. They can also help people to align their actions with their values and principles, such as the Seven Grandfather Teachings or the Medicine Wheel. Sharing Circles are a way of honouring Indigenous worldviews that everything is alive, sacred, and related.

Learn More About Our Counselling Approaches
Some approaches to help clients connect with their inner wisdom and feelings, and culturally appropriate trauma interventions, which use activities like drumming, storytelling, ceremonies, and land-based healing. Other approaches blend therapies with Indigenous practices in compatible ways where Indigenous worldviews are centered. Finally, some approaches offer Western forms of therapy while integrating elements of Indigenous practices at the client’s level of knowledge and comfort. In all forms, Indigenous trauma counselling can help clients feel more empowered, resilient, and connected to their culture and identity.

Indigenous healing is a way of helping people feel better in their body, mind, heart and spirit. It is different for different groups of Indigenous people, because they have their own cultures and traditions. Indigenous healing is not just about medicine or doctors, but about the whole person and their relationship with nature, family, community and themselves.

Indigenous healing is based on the idea that people can heal by seeking balance inside themselves and with their relationships to all things living and nonliving, but they need to learn how to do it. Indigenous people need to be aware of themselves, control themselves, express themselves, and take care of themselves to be well. Indigenous healing also involves being connected to the land, family, community and environment as important parts of being well.

Indigenous intergenerational trauma is the term used to describe how the pain and suffering caused by historical oppression and abuse can be passed down from one generation to the next. One of the main sources of this trauma for Indigenous people in Canada is the residential school system, which was a policy of the Canadian government to separate Indigenous children from their families and communities and force them to attend schools where they were often mistreated and denied their culture and identity. Many of these children experienced physical, emotional, sexual and spiritual abuse, which had lasting effects on their mental and physical health. Some of them died or went missing at these schools. The last residential school closed in 1997, but the trauma did not end there. Many survivors of residential schools had difficulty coping with their experiences and passed on their pain, anger, fear, shame and grief to their children and grandchildren. This can affect how they relate to themselves, their families, their communities and society at large. It can also lead to problems such as substance abuse, violence, suicide, poverty, homelessness and poor health. Intergenerational trauma can also affect the cultural identity and resilience of Indigenous people, as they may lose their connection to their language, traditions, spirituality and values. However, many Indigenous people are working to heal from this trauma and reclaim their culture and dignity. They are seeking justice, truth and reconciliation for what happened at residential schools and other forms of colonial violence. They are also finding ways to support each other, share their stories, honour their ancestors and celebrate their diversity and strength.

Cree Sharing Circles are a way of learning and working together based on Cree teachings and values. They are based on the idea that everyone has something valuable to share and that listening to each other is a way of showing respect and understanding. This circle process can be used for different purposes, such as education, research, healing, decision-making or community building. Sharing Circles involve the following elements:

  • Ceremony: Circles begins and ends with ceremony, such as a pipe ceremony, a smudge or a prayer. Ceremony helps to create a sacred space and invite the presence of the Creator and the ancestors. Ceremony also helps to acknowledge the intention and purpose of the circle and to express gratitude and respect for all participants and relations. The circle is formed by sitting in a circle with no barriers or distractions.
  • Talking piece: A talking piece, such as a feather, a stone or a stick, is used to indicate who has the right to speak in the circle. The talking piece is passed around the circle in a clockwise direction, giving everyone an equal opportunity to share their thoughts and feelings. The person holding the talking piece speaks from their heart, while others listen with their ears and hearts. The person holding the talking piece can also ask questions or seek guidance from others in the circle.
  • Respect: Respect is a key value in circles. Respect means honoring the diversity and uniqueness of each person in the circle and recognizing their gifts and contributions. Respect also means being honest, humble, compassionate and accountable in one’s words and actions. Respect also means keeping what is shared in the circle confidential, unless permission is given to share it with others.
  • Relationship: Relationship is another key value in sharing circles. Relationship means acknowledging the interconnectedness and interdependence of all living beings and all aspects of creation. Relationship also means building trust, understanding and harmony among the participants in the circle and with their families, communities and environment. Relationship also means supporting each other’s growth, healing and well-being.

Sharing Circles

With families, I often facilitate Sharing Circles that promote holistic safety and relational engagement. All peoples from across the globe have gathered in circles for connecting, governing, sharing, and healing for as long as we have had fires at which to gather. Many cultures continue to use circles for healing, resolving conflict, and making decisions, particularly in family groups.

Regardless of culture, sharing circles for families are a way of using the universal principles of circle process to address issues of concern or interest for families. They can help to create a safe and respectful space for family members to freely share their stories, feelings, needs and goals.

Sharing circles for families can also help to involve the village contributing to raising the children, who can offer support and guidance to the family. These circles help to empower family members to make decisions and plans that are in the best interest of the children and the family as a whole.

Fees & Insurance


  • Individual Sessions $200/hr
  • Pay by E-transfer, Cash, Cheque

Insurance (including but not limited to)

  • Alberta Blue Cross
  • Alberta School Employee
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • Canada Life
  • Great-West Life


Book An Appointment

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Office Address

Yaremko-Galas Counselling 4405 51 Ave, St Paul, AB T0A 3A2

Caleb Anacker Clinical Social Worker

I work with people affected by severe stress in acute, complex, and/or historic traumas. At first, we will explore your current symptoms and root causes, in balance with your strengths and resources. Once we collaborate on a goal, I introduce a variety of experiences that build capacity to tolerate and change distress while improving core self image.

Many people notice improvements within 3-6 sessions.

Professional Endorsements

Caleb is very knowledgeable and always has great resources to share with clients and fellow practitioners.

Melody Cesar

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, MSW, RSW

Caleb is a very knowledgeable and caring therapist. He is skilled in E.M.D.R and is always sharing new techniques and approaches with his colleagues!

Elizabeth Sim

Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW