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Individual Counselling

A mental health counselling therapist can help you learn techniques to manage patterns of anxiety, depression, self-criticism, and other unhealthy thoughts and emotions. Learn tools to navigate emotions, life stressors, and feel empowered to transform & enhance your wellness.

Common Challenges

When life becomes overly demanding, seems insurmountable, or presents great challenges, personal therapy could be a viable solution. It can provide insight into your difficulties and needs, build your resilience and empower you to take back control of your life.

Some common reasons people seek out individual counselling includes, but is not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anger
  • Feelings of being generally overwhelmed
  • Post college/early career decisions
  • Disordered eating or other self-harming behaviours
  • Intense stress
  • Self-worth/self-esteem
  • Self-care
  • Feeling discriminated against or targeted
  • Domestic violence
  • Managing changing life roles
  • Separation/divorce
  • Infertility/fertility issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Parenting young children or special needs children
  • Parenting teens
  • Work issues
  • Family or life transitions

“In my early professional years I was asking the question, How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for his own personal growth?”

Carl Rogers

How Therapy Can Help

The purpose of therapy: Individual therapy is a process that takes place in a safe, compassionate, and private environment, allowing for transparent conversation and problem-solving. Therapists are experienced mental health professionals from diverse academic, professional, and cultural backgrounds and specialize in treating a range of issues that impact mental well-being.

By addressing your thoughts, feelings, and actions, therapy can be helpful in a variety of ways, including but not limited to:

  • Providing a non-judgmental listening environment
  • Pinpointing your specific issues and their triggers
  • Reviewing the effectiveness of your current coping methods
  • Developing positive and effective strategies for dealing with stress
  • Assisting in problem resolution
  • Enhancing self-belief, self-value, and resilience

Make a decision to show up for yourself today!

If you need immediate assistance, please use these resources

  • Crisis Line: 416-408-4357
  • The Canada Suicide Prevention Service 1-833-45-4566 or text 45645 4 pm-midnight ET.
  • Warm line  12pm -8pm 416-323-3721
  • Warmline 8pm to midnight – 416-960-9276 (WARM) or text 647-557-5882
  • Health Link – 811
  • Community Resources – 211 Alberta
  • Crisis Text Line – Text HOME to 686868
  • Addiction Services Helpline: Help for problems with gambling, alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. 1-866-332-2322 (24 Hours)
  • Alberta Quits Helpline: Tobacco cessation counsellors can help you plan to quit, manage cravings, and stay on track.
    Website or 1-866-710-7848 (8am-8pm)
  • Bullying Helpline: Advice or support on bullying. or 1-888-456-2323 (24 Hours)
  • Child Abuse Hotline: Call if you think a child is being abused or neglected by a parent or guardian.  1-800-387-5437 (24 Hours)
  • Dementia Advice: Advice and support for people who have problems with thinking, reasoning, or remembering (e.g., dementia) or the people who care for them. 811 (24 hours)
  • Family Violence Info Line: Call if you (or someone you know) are going through family violence or abuse if you have questions or want to find out about programs, resources, and services.  310-1818 (24 Hours)
  • First Nations, Inuit and Metís Peoples: Call 1-855-242-3310 if you are in a mental health crisis.  
  • Income Support Contact Centre: Financial help for Albertans who don’t have resources to meet their basic needs (e.g., food, clothing, shelter).
    1-866-644-5135 (24 Hours)
  • Kids Help Phone: Free, anonymous, confidential telephone and web counselling for youth in Canada.) or 1-800-668-6868 (24 Hours)
  • Medication & Herbal Preparation Advice Line: Advice and information about medicines and herbal products from pharmacists and nurses. 1-800-332-1414 (5pm-9am)
  • Mental Health Helpline: Offers help for mental health concerns for Albertans. 1-877-303-2642 (24 Hours)
  • Missing Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQIA+ peoples: 1-844-413-6649 
  • National Indian Residential School Crisis Line: 1-866-925-4419 
  • Poison & Drug Information Service: Confidential advice about poisons, chemicals, medicines, and herbal products. 1-800-332-1414 (24 Hours)
  • Rehabilitation Advice Line: Occupational therapists and physiotherapists give advice and help finding services for people with concerns about pain, movement, and daily activities. Phone line:
    1-833-379-0563 (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm)
  • Native Youth Crisis Hot Line: 1-877-209-1266