Mental Health

The Alberta Conference Office of Education is pleased to announce a Mental Health Initiative by securing the professional resources of two Seventh-day Adventist counsellors that will be available to support our students through these challenging Covid-19 times. God has each of us in the palm of His hands and we are grateful that He also uses people to support, encourage and mentally equip our children when life throws difficulties their way.

Meet our Counsellors

Anna Chaparro

Anna Chaparro, MC, B.Ed, CCC, is a Counsellor and Educator. She is currently teaching part time online as well as counselling virtually from her home office. She has 15 years combined experience teaching in Adventist and Public schools as well as working as a Life Coach and more recently as a School Counsellor. She is excited to be a part of this Mental Health Initiative with the Alberta Conference Education Department.

Mike Jean-Baptiste

Mike states that he is very excited to be a part of this project. His educational career started at College Heights at CHCS and moved on to PAA for high school, graduating in 1992. Mike obtained an undergraduate Psychology degree at the University of Alberta in 1998, and a Master's degree in Marital and Family Therapy from Loma Linda University in 2004 and became a Registered Psychologist in 2009.

His previous work experience consists of working with at-risk children and adolescents (and their families) within the Criminal Justice and Social Services systems, Employee Assistance Programs and Community Mental Health. He's looking forward to working with the Alberta Conference on this new initiative.

Referral process

Parents, Teachers, Principals and Chaplains can refer students. Click on the referral form link, fill out all required questions. Our counsellors will contact the student parent(s)/guardian(s).

Our counsellors are looking forward to working collaboratively with students and their families, teachers, and school administrators to provide mental health support to the students/families who require assistance.