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Dr. Ross Plews
Certified Professional Counsellor Supervisor #20140046
Certified Gottman Couples Therapist #214

#205 5101 48th Street  Lloydminster, Alberta T9V 0H9


Dr. Ross Plews
Certified Professional CounsellorSupervisor #20140046
Certified Gottman Therapist #214
Dr. Plews, is an ordained clergyman, clinical pastoral counsellor, a Certified Professional Counsellor Supervisor (CPCS) and a Certified Gottman Couples Therapist (CGT).  He is a member in good standing  with the  Professional Association of  Christian Counsellors and Psychotherapists (PACCP) and The Association of Counselling Therapy of Alberta  (ACTA) and adheres to their Code of Ethics.

Over forty years ago, Ross left the field of professional portrait photography and entered the pastoral ministry.  He has worked as a volunteer police and hospital chaplain, and has pastored six  churches.

From 1998-2005, he served as Coordinator of Midwest Victim Services Program, a police-based agency that responds to victims of crime and traumatic events and is presently the director of CrisisCare Counselling.

Dr. Plews holds an earned doctorate with a crisis intervention specialty and while serving with Victim Services, was accredited as a “Certified Trauma Responder” with the International Traumatic Stress Specialists Association. He also held the role of clinical director for the Lloydminster Critical Incident Stress Management Program.

Ross served 12 years as an Auxiliary Constable with the R.C.M.P.

"I have been helping couples for more than 38 years.  In 2009, when I began training in the Gottman Method of couples therapy, I quickly realized that this research-based approach was not only highly effective, but also very rewarding.  Couples who consider their relationship to be in good shape, sometimes need a refresher, a tune-up, so to speak.  Gottman couple's therapy is suited just for that.  However, sometimes relationships are in rough shape and need intervention.  Gottman couple's therapy is especially suited just for that!

The greatest joy for me is to watch a couple on the brink of disaster, learn how to engage and regulate conflict, acknowledge their differences, emotionally connect and move forward in success.  This success often transcends their relationship as a couple, and affects their immediate and extended family as well. What is even more exciting, is when these couples tell others about their success. Success breeds success!"
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