NEW: As of July 3, 2018 please drop in for a counselling session. Appointments are no longer needed.
If you require immediate assistance, please call the 24-hour distress line at 780.482.4357. If you’re outside of the greater Edmonton region, call the rural distress line at 1.800.232.7288.
Children and youth can also phone the 24-hour Kids Help Phone at 1.800.668.6868 or chat on their website kidshelphone.ca
If it is an emergency, please call 911.
At some point in your life, you may be faced with a problem that you don’t know how to solve. Up to this point, you’ve probably dealt with issues on your own or with the help of those close to you. Has anyone ever told you that it’s OK to ask for help?
At The Family Centre, we can help. We may not have all the answers, but our mental health therapists can help you understand your situation better and figure out ways to move successfully through it. We have experience in a broad range of issues and our mental health therapists are all trained in helping people get through trauma.
With a little support, you will build awareness, understanding, knowledge, skills, and perspectives to raise healthy children, build strong relationships, heal from trauma, and navigate through change. Going to therapy or counselling is a big step, and booking a session for the first time is often the most difficult part. Often, one session may be enough to help you think more clearly and work through your own solution when you are stuck.
What type of counselling is available?
The Family Centre offers the following forms of therapy and counselling:
- Goal-oriented counselling (no appointment needed)
- Free single-session drop-in counselling
- Strive (men’s group counselling)
- Healthy Relationships (women’s group counselling)
- Counsellors at schools (community-based family therapy)
- Critical incident response
We provide counselling for a wide range of topics including:
- Relationship challenges, including separation and divorce
- Stress and anxiety
- Grief, separation, and loss
- Parenting challenges and conflict
- Child and adolescent development and behaviour
- Domestic abuse prevention
- Trauma and change
- Sexual orientation and gender identity
- Sexual abuse
- Sexuality and/or intimacy
- Anger problems
- Health issues
- Personal growth
- Adjusting to life in Canada