Making Strides – Equine (*HORSE) and Canine (*DOG) Therapy

MAKING STRIDES Equine (Horse) and Canine (Dog) Therapy Program A one-on-one weekly session with a therapist and animals! Equine Therapy (HORSES!) A collaborative project between Equinox Therapeutic, Boyle Street Community Services, and the Bissell Centre. WELCA’s Galla raised $9,845 for equine-assisted psychotherapy services to Edmonton’s inner city community members. Canine Therapy (DOGS!) Three 1 hour … Continue reading

Youth Charged or Found Guilty of a Crime

If you are 12-17 years old, and have been charged or found guilty of a Crime, here are some links that may be helpful: Resources and Supports BearPaw Youth Criminal Justice Resource Centre (has videos and podcasts) Programs for Young Offenders (Solicitor General) Edmonton Public Schools programming for Young Offenders Young Offender therapy, counseling, life skills  Edmonton Young Offenders Book … Continue reading

Mental Health Services at Boyle McCauley Health Centre

Boyle McCauley Health Centre – Mental Health Services Services: The counselors provide assessment, consultation, and treatment of mental health problems, counseling, crisis intervention, advocacy, and psychiatric assessments. Psychiatric treatment following an initial assessment, if necessary, is provided. Population Served Adults aged 18 to 65 who qualify to access the Boyle McCauley Health Centre’s medical clinic. … Continue reading

Adult Residential (Live In) Addictions Treatment

Addiction Services – Adult Residential Alberta Health Services offers Residential treatment programs, ranging from 20 to 42 days, for adult Albertans seeking help for addictions. The programs are free for those who cannot afford them: speak to AHS staff about how to get funded. Residential Treatment Programs are operated by Alberta Health Services and agencies … Continue reading

Adult Detox

Addiction Services – Adult Detoxification 24 hour medical care for individuals experiencing withdrawl. Counselling support is available. Services provided may include: •health stabilization •assessment •information sessions •introduction to self-help groups •addiction treatment planning •discharge planning •referral For adults 18+ needing detoxification from substance use. Priority access is given to pregnant women and Alberta residents. Accessing … Continue reading

Free, Confidential Adult Addiction Counselling Appointments

Addiction Services – Adult Counselling Short-term adult outpatient (appointment/drop in) treatment services include individual, family and group counselling for those with alcohol, other drug or gambling concerns. All counselling services are strictly confidential and free. •Edmonton Adult Addiction Services 10010 102A Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0G5; 780-427-2736 •Leduc Neighbourhood Center Leduc Neighbourhood Centre 4901 … Continue reading

FREE Counselling

The Salvation Army (Crossroads Church) Outreach offers free counselling: “We have a great connection with our student friends from the Master’s course on counselling through the Edmonton Campus of the Seattle University. During the week we can offer FREE counselling as these students offer their placement hours to help meet our needs. Call our Drop … Continue reading

The Centennial Centre for Mental Health and Brain Injury

Check out the website HERE “Treats and cares for people with psychiatric disorders and those who have suffered brain injury. Located in the community of Ponoka, within the parkland region of Alberta, the Centennial Centre is one of the most modern mental health referral centres in Western Canada.” Seniors Mental Health Adult Psychiatry Brain Injury … Continue reading

Dreamcatcher Nature Assisted Therapy Association

  “Dreamcatcher offers specialized services to help people who have not found success in other forms of treatment. These services include incorporating animals into the counseling environment in an open and natural setting or indoors if the individual prefers. Dreamcatcher offers many methods of treatment and services are provided by a team of Registered Psychologists, … Continue reading

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.  … Continue reading