About Us

As parents, we want the very best for our children...

…to lead happy, healthy, and productive lives. We want our children to live up to their potential, to grow up to be decent human beings, and to contribute back to society. And, although these goals are very admirable, it isn’t always easy. And unfortunately… parents aren’t issued an owner’s manual.

While children are born ready to learn and grow, they need someone to teach them skills to navigate this challenging world. There is still a strong stigma around Mental Health, and so many adults (and now some parents…) weren’t able to learn these same skills themselves. So how are we supposed to teach our children when we don’t have these skills ourselves?

Here at Tutum Counselling, we aim to facilitate healthy families by teaching children foundational skills and engaging parents in this process. Let’s learn together!

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Our Mission

/Tūtum/ - Latin word for safe place, shelter, and security.

Tutum Counselling is dedicated to providing a positive atmosphere through creativity, collaboration and safety.

Our Vision

Our vision is to support families in raising a generation of children who feel inspired and empowered.


Katie Tompkins

Registered Social Worker & Therapeutic Play Practitioner | Founder & Owner

Hello! My name is Katie, and I have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). I like to share this for a few reasons:

(1) A lot of kids & teens I support have ADHD.

(2) I’ve been living with ADHD my whole life…so I’m confident that my experience could be helpful for some.

(3) I like to show people that ADHD has nothing to do with success. There are lots of successful individuals with ADHD, we just need to learn how our brain works and go from there.

I am a Registered Social Worker with the Alberta College of Social Workers with authorization to perform restricted psychosocial interventions. What does this mean? I am qualified to assess and treat individuals that are impacted by substantial mental health. Further, I have a degree in psychology and in clinical social work. I’ve been in the industry for 10+ years, and I have provided services in several settings including schools, group homes, non-profits, government and private sector.

I like to think my approach is fun and engaging despite it being counselling (AKA a space to be vulnerable and emotional). I offer a skill based and directive approach meaning we can work towards rewiring the brain to gain new perspectives and means to support yourself (Yes this is possible!).

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About Katie...

My Education

My Certifications

Clients Served
years in the mental health industry

Frequently Asked

This will vary from person to person, but many of our clients experience positive, long-lasting changes within 8-12 sessions.

Individual counselling is $200 per 50 minute session and family counselling is $250 per 50 minute session.

Yes in certain circumstances. Please discuss this with your counsellor.

The short answer is yes. While each situation is unique, typically unless a parent has lost their parental rights through court process their consent is required for their child to receive services. If a parenting order states the custodial parent has sole medical decision making then consent from the other parent is not required. Please contact us if you have any concerns around this.

This does not have a simple answer as the three have many differences and many similarities. Everyone at Tutum Counselling is required to have at least a master’s level degree, licensed to provide therapeutic treatment, and are qualified to provide various psychological treatments.

Yes! We recognize that the payment process should be accessible and effortless.

We can direct bill to most major insurance companies. Contact your health provider to find out what coverage you have.

We require 24-hours notice to cancel appointments. Any missed or cancelled appointments within 24-hours are subject to a cancellation fee equal to your counselling fee.