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Ranch Team

We are a diverse team here to serve our community and provide the space for healing through connection to animals and nature.


Our Story

This Ranch was a vision manifested after many years of dreaming and hard work. Tammy & Allan were both farm kids heavily involved in their respective rural communities growing up which included several years in 4-H and being involved in their families beef and grain farming operations. Tammy's interests lie more in the equine side of things, and Allan in poultry and water fowl.

Tammy founded Family Counselling Centres in 2013 and began practicing animal-assisted therapy the year prior. She then began training other therapists in AAT and started an internship program for masters-level counselling students. She formerly leased a facility to conduct the therapeutic services, but when this property came available she knew it was the program's forever home. 

The ranch not only offers counselling services (group and individual) but is the Alberta chapter training facility for Animal-Assisted Therapy through the non-profit organization Tammy founded in 2021: Child-Centered Animal-Assisted Therapy Association ( The ranch also provides volunteer opportunities for youth to be involved with the care of the therapy animals, serves as a venue for local wedding & family photographers, and in 2022 will be offering the opportunities for corporate retreats & trainings.


Meet The Team



Anh Ambler
Mental Health Therapist 


I completed my undergraduate degree in Education at the University of Alberta and have spent the last 15 years working with children ages 3 and up as an elementary school teacher with specialized training and experience working with children and families who are neurodivergent or experience cognitive, social, developmental, or physical diversities. In April 2023, I completed my Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University.

What drew me into the field of counselling was the ability to focus on building and maintaining connections and relationships with client’s founded in an attachment based perspective and through a person-centered approach. I work collaboratively with client’s to explore how early relationships influence the way we understand, view, and belong in the world and create meaningful and purposeful goals as we journey on a path together towards healing, growth, and change. As individualistic as my clients, I use modalities specific to the needs of the client: play therapy, animal assisted therapy, art activities, cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness, sandtray, and person-centered therapy. 

Aside from counselling, I enjoy fishing, rock climbing at the gym, hot yoga, and spending time on our acreage with my husband, 3 dogs, and cat.




  • Children {age 3+}

  • Teens

  • Adults

  • Parents


  • Anxiety

  • ADHD

  • Autism 

  • Behavioral Concerns

  • Emotional Regulation

  • Parenting Support

  • Trauma



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