Who We Are

At Calgary Counselling Centre, we help people learn to thrive. Since our inception in 1962, we’ve been driven by that purpose to provide the best counselling treatment possible. Not just the best in our community, or our country, but the best you could get anywhere.

Every year, thousands of people come to us to change their lives for the better. Our clinical staff of over 20 provide world-class individual and group counselling services and programs. We have over 100 volunteers and dozens of committed donors that make our services possible.

We are always learning, growing, and beating benchmarks. We measure progress and know that our counsellors help people achieve their goals — in fact, we have unparalleled results in the counselling industry. We are committed to providing the best counselling possible so people in our community can achieve better emotional, psychological and social well-being. And, we train the next generation of counsellors so more people in our community and around the globe have the right knowledge and skills to do the same.

We are widely recognized as a Centre of Excellence in research. Our evidence-based work propels our practice, informs our treatment methods and improves our quality of service.

Mission

Improving the well-being of individuals and families and strengthening communities by delivering best practices in counselling, training and research.

Vision

To be the pre-eminent centre of excellence boldly transforming counselling to inspire personal growth and social change.


Our 2018 Results

2018 Results8.2DETERIORATEBENCHMARK% OF CLIENTS AT END OF CARESTABLERECOVEREDOR IMPROVED4.556.847.535.048.0CALGARY COUNSELLING CENTRE

Client Demographics in 2018

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infographic-client-gender-male-201841%MALE
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Client employment in 2018UNEMPLOYED OR LOOKING FOR WORK13%EMPLOYEDFULL-TIME43%
 
 
 
infographic-age-range-201875% UNDER 4025% OVER 40
 
 
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infographic-relationship-separated-201810%
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Top five reasons clients sought counselling in 2018

infographic-top-five-reasons-2018STRESS4SELF-ESTEEM53COUPLE AND MARITAL RELATIONS2DEPRESSION1ANXIETY
Asset 20NEW CLIENTS 6,030CLIENTS CARRIED OVER 2,385TOTAL CASES 8,414PEOPLE SERVED 46,040TOTAL HOURS OF COUNSELLING 32,395

Staff

We have more than 40 full- and part-time staff dedicated to improving the well-being of our community. Our multidisciplinary staff includes psychologists, registered marriage and family therapists and registered social workers, pastoral counsellors and dieticians. Our interns and residents in our training program provide treatment under the supervision of senior staff.

Learn More About Our Counsellors


Funding

We are a charitable organization and most thankful to our donors and the funding agencies that let us continue serving our community. Many organizations, foundations, corporations and individuals generously donate their time, talent and financial support. Without these ongoing contributions, we would not be able to provide our high-quality service.

We are funded by fees scaled to the income of clients, generous community agencies and donors, occasional government grants, and partnerships which support specific projects. Calgary Counselling Centre does not receive government funding for our day-to-day operations.