Group counselling is an affordable way to help you build a healthy future in a safe, supportive environment. It helps build healthy relationships, develop positive parenting skills, stimulate mindfulness, reduce stress, and help women, children, men and families heal from trauma.
YW works hand-in-hand with professionals including pediatricians, psychiatrists, physicians, schools and teachers, as well as authorities and the court system to match you with the services best for you.
Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT) for women and men
YW offers groups for women and men designed to reduce stress and manage strong emotions through mindfulness practice. Highly trained YW counsellors teach DBT skills to help increase pleasant emotions and build happier and healthier lives.
Building skills for healthy relationships – LGBTQ2S+ youth
A free eight-week program for LGBTQ2S+ youth (ages 13-17) to learn about healthy dating relationships, mindfulness and stress, emotion management and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) skills. Families are invited to attend two of the sessions to provide support and encourage use of skills at home, school and in social settings. Learn more
Women, children, men, and families can be referred to our counselling department for individual or group sessions. YW Calgary provides one-on-one counselling on a case by case basis for women, children and men who need extra support. We also refer women to our Family Access services, which provides safe visitation options.
“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].”