FREE (or low cost) Counseling in Edmonton

Last Updated: September 2012
ORGANIZATION WHAT THEY OFFER COST WALK IN OR APPOINTMENT? PHONE
The Support Network4th floor, 10025-106 Street (Baker Centre)Edmonton, AB Single sessions of solution-focused counseling provided by qualified professionals. If your annual income is below $36,000 or $3000 per month, your session will be FREE of charge. Walk in: first-come, first-serve basis.  780-482-0198 or Dial 211If you are in need of immediate assistance, please contact (780) 482-HELP (4357).
Urban Counseling NetworkBoyle Street Community Services
10116 – 105 Ave
Edmonton, Alberta T5H 0K2
Counseling provided by qualified professionals FREE By appointment. 780.424.4106 ext. 272
City of EdmontonAssessment and Short-Term Counseling Services Speak privately with a professional social worker. FREE By appointment.8:30am-4:30pm, M-FLimited evening appointments Telephone 780-496-4777
YWCA  Professional counseling services for families, couples and individuals. INEXPENSIVE OR FREE depending on your income: the less you make, the cheaper it is By appointment.•M,W,F 9AM – 5PM•T, TH 9 AM – 9 PM 780-423-9922 ext. 222or email:counselling.services@ywcaofedmonton.org
AHS Edmonton Adult Addiction Services10010 102A Avenue NWEdmonton, Alberta T5J 0G5 Addictions focused counseling for alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, and gambling + other addictions. FREESEE OUR CHART ON ADDICTIONS TREATMENT AND COUNSELLING FOR MORE OPTIONS!!! By appointment.Intake/Assessment – available on a drop in basis M-F 8 a.m. -3 p.m. 780-427-273624 Hour Help Line:1-866-332-2322
PASTORS and MINISTERS Counseling from a spiritual perspective. FREE Usually by appointment: at almost any church. Varies: GOOGLE the Church denomination or ask staff.

 Many other counsellors offer low cost or sliding scale options if you ask when you call.

You may have seen counselors in the past and not had a good experience. NOT ALL COUNSELLORS ARE CREATED EQUALLY! There are a variety of people out there providing counseling, with different approaches, education, skill levels, and personalities. You may have to try a couple different counselors before you find one that you feel you ‘click’ with, who also has the skills and experience to help you in your individual situation. You must also be willing to be honest, work on yourself and your own thinking and behavior (instead of focusing on other people and placing blame), and TRY NEW APPROACHES to the problems in your life. The counselor will help you identify those new approaches. BUT – If you don’t take medicine, it doesn’t make you better. Similarly, if you don’t take professional advice, it doesn’t have a chance of helping you. :)

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