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Janet Wagar


Phone: 403-606-4493
Email: janetwagar@shaw.ca

Biographical Sketch

Janet has provided counselling in the field of clinical social work for 28 years. For ten years she delivered programming for men, women and children through the YWCA. The last eighteen years she has been in private practice, Exploring Solutions Counselling Services. Janet offers individual, couple, family and group counselling. She works with family members of all ages and at all stages of life. Janet’s specialties include life coaching; conflict resolution; couple communication; anger and stress management; separation/divorce issues; parent/child struggles; life transitions; and domestic abuse. She provides workshops locally, nationally and internationally to clinical professionals. Topics presented include couple counselling, family trauma, healthy relationships, group facilitation, as well as, treatment issues and service provision in family violence. Janet has also conducted evaluations and research into groups for men, women and children who have been abusive and abused. Additionally, Janet developed a model for interviewing and assessing families “in-home.” She has published several articles and developed exercise packages for children, individuals and couples to utilize as part of the counselling process. In the past few years she has been presenting to community groups on “Rebuilding Relationships” and “Witnessing Anger and Abuse – How Children are Impacted!”