Currently Accepting New Intakes!

YW Calgary’s Counselling programs are currently open for new intakes. Our services are available to all individuals currently.

For inquiries regarding service application, please reach out to our team via email at

In the event of a crisis, please contact our crisis line at 403.266.0707. If you are facing immediate danger, please dial 911.

Adult Counselling

Welcome to YW Counselling for adults, where we offer a supportive environment tailored to your needs. Our services encompass both individual and group counselling, focusing on the prevention and treatment of family violence. We aim to empower individuals by equipping them with the knowledge and skills necessary to cultivate healthy relationships and foster overall wellness. Join us on your journey towards a brighter, healthier future.

Our Team

Meet our dynamic Counselling team, comprised of skilled Counsellors and Group Facilitators who are registered professionals specializing in Social Work, Counselling, and Psychology. Together, they provide advanced, evidence-based programming tailored to meet your needs.


We operate on a sliding scale that is tailored to your financial circumstances.

Your fee will be determined during your initial intake session, considering factors such as your annual income, number of dependents, and insurance coverage.

Our goal is to work collaboratively with you to establish a manageable fee. This approach ensures that anyone can access our counselling services, regardless of their financial situation, and prevents anyone from being turned away due to financial constraints.

Our accessible services guarantee that all our clients, particularly those who are most vulnerable, can access high-quality care.

How to Apply

To access our Counselling services, contact us at or call 403.536.2844. Our team will guide you through the intake process and assist in selecting the most suitable program for your needs.

The Impact of Our Counselling Services

In 2023, our Counselling programs made a profound impact, serving 463 adults and 533 children, empowering lives, and fostering growth.

More About Our Programs

This group empowers partners, parents, and caregivers to prevent violence in their families by teaching skills and sharing information. Each session covers resources that develop a protective factor related to domestic violence and child maltreatment.

  • Weekly sessions for eight weeks.

Individualized therapeutic counselling for adults who are facing challenges around communication, relationship conflict, stress management and mental health. Adult counselling focuses on the individual’s needs and strengths while developing skills for mindfulness, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness and resiliency.

  • Affordable and flexible sliding scale fee is applied
  • Weekly sessions for up to 16 weeks

This program looks at the connection between mindfulness and overall wellness. Delivered as a course, facilitators work with program participants to teach mindfulness skills and how to apply them where and when it matters the most, in everyday life. When mindfulness becomes a part of your daily life, there are many benefits including reduced feelings of stress, improved coping, the ability to recognize and appreciate pleasant feelings, and improved overall wellbeing.  This course is a good fit for anybody looking to improve their overall wellness in a group learning environment.

  • Free
  • 8 weeks

Healthy connections are an important part of our overall wellness. In this program, facilitators teach participants skills related to mindfulness, effective relationships, managing strong emotions, and distress tolerance.  Developing skills in these areas allows participants to have healthy connections with others.   Delivered as a course, participants will learn these skills in the presence of others, allowing for practice, group problem-solving, and connection with others. This course is a good fit for anyone interested in the topic of healthy relationships and who enjoys group learning environments.

  • Free
  • 12 weeks

Domestic Violence Treatment groups are for men and women (groups delivered separately) who have been professionally referred and mandated by the legal system. The focus of the program is to provide skills for healthy relationships and enhance family and community safety through promoting change.

  • Weekly sessions for 16 weeks

Other Counselling Services

Additional counselling programs are available for children and families. Click here to learn more.

Alex’s Story

“I enjoyed and look forward to group, the layers of the ‘onion’ that are being exposed are beneficial to acknowledged, revisit, improved, [so far so good].”