Psychosocial Counseling Services

The Psychosocial Counseling Centre offers a variety of confidential counseling services designed to meet the unique needs of each client:

Individual Counseling: Individual counseling services are available for adults of all ages who are experiencing emotional distress and/or have particular issues in their life that they would like to address. Common issues include work or school based stress, lack of self-esteem, family and relationship conflict, substance use/abuse, and feelings of loneliness, depression, and anxiety.

Couples Counseling: Couples counseling is helpful for addressing problems with communication, intimacy, personality differences, and other issues faced in marriage or romantic relationships. Sessions may be conducted either individually or jointly, depending on the counselor’s assessment of client needs.

Family Counseling: Family counseling can help address stressors and conflict in the family and has the potential to increase family cohesion, communication, and harmony. Common issues addressed through family counseling include parenting issues, child and adolescent developmental transitions, bereavement/grief, and family conflicts.

Group Counseling: Group counseling is conducted by an experienced facilitator for a group of individuals facing a common issue or difficulty. It provides members with the opportunity to offer and receive support from a group of their peers as well as gain insight and coping skills for addressing life’s difficulties. Common issues addressed in the group setting include anxiety/depression, anger management, addictions, parenting, and adolescence. Please note that groups run based on the common needs of clients and that not all groups may be available at all times.

Potential Benefits of Counseling Include:

  • Develop skills to manage stress and tension
  • Build self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Improve communication skills
  • Enhance family relationships
  • Learn positive parenting skills
  • Cope with major life changes (e.g. adjusting to university life, new marriages, grief/loss, etc.)
  • Relief from feelings of despair, loneliness, and isolation
  • Assistance with recovery from addiction

Appointment Process

Counseling services are available by appointment only and same day appointments cannot be guaranteed. Please contact us if you would like to speak with someone regarding the psychosocial counseling services offered at our Centre or if you would like to make an appointment with a counselor.