Michael Kluba, BSW, RSW
Clinical Counsellor/Registered Social Worker
I am a Registered Social Worker with the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers. I achieved my Bachelor of Social Work Degree from the University of Regina, and have three years of undergraduate level education in Psychology from the University of Saskatchewan.
I have a diverse knowledge base, education, and experience in human services and health care. I have worked with individuals with severe physical impairments, making me highly cognizant of the complex family dynamics that occur as a result of such impairments. I have experience in child welfare, am aware of signs of child abuse, have facilitated foster/adoptive parent training, and am educated in child development. I am highly knowledgeable and experienced in working with individuals and families with mental illnesses, trauma, individual relationship issues, anger management, mindfulness, family differences, high conflict divorce, acute and chronic health concerns, end-of-life care, and death. I’ve worked in the health care areas of addictions counselling and detox, Critical Care and Emergency, Internal Medicine, Acute Care Pediatrics, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Palliative Care, Vascular/Thoracic and General Surgical units, and have vast experience in working with patients and families in these areas with multiple intricate issues.
My approach to practice includes: a Systems approach, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness Counselling, and Motivational Interviewing. I provide holistic care, paying detailed attention to the bio-psycho-social-spiritual components of clients. I am educated and highly experienced in Crisis Intervention, Crisis Counselling, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), and New Ways for Families, a parenting skills method for high conflict divorce or separation cases. I am trained in Pet Bereavement Counselling, a bereavement program unique to those experiencing pet loss; and am informed, educated, sensitive, and experienced with Queer issues. I have experience working with people of all ages, cultures, ethnicities, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
I have walked experiences of trauma, provided in the role as a child caregiver, and have moved forward with multiple approaches, including mindfulness and meditation. I’m highly active, a health nut, and enjoy spending time with my husky/shepherd, Zeus. I’m known for my humour, compassion and empathy, candor, proactivity, calmness, honesty, and supportive nature with clients. I am client-centered, strength-based and a generalist practitioner. I provide counselling, case management, and services to individuals and families living with issues in:
- High Conflict Divorce
- Individual Relationship Issues
- Critical Incident Debriefings
- Anger Management
- Supervised Visitation
- Death, Dying, Grief, and Loss
- Situational Stress and Workplace Stress
- Queer Issues (i.e., “coming out,” acceptance, loss, self-esteem, relationships, and family dynamics)
- Mental Health (Anxiety, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, other mood disorders, and Self-Harm)
- Acute and Chronic Physical Health support (for individuals and families)
- Crisis and Conflict Management (for individuals and families)
- Trauma (Acute Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
I do my very best to accommodate with my schedule, where I am available evenings and weekends.
- Tel: (306) 382-2391
- Location: Saskatoon