Virtuous Circle Counselling


Affordable Counselling Calgary

Affordable Counselling In Calgary

At Virtuous Circle Counselling, we believe that everyone deserves access to quality mental health care. We understand that seeking counselling services can be a significant financial commitment for many individuals and families. That’s why we are dedicated to providing affordable counselling services in Calgary, ensuring that cost is not a barrier to receiving the support and guidance you need.

Our Affordable Counselling Approach:

Supervised Practicum Therapy: A Win-Win Approach

Supervised practicum sessions involve pairing our skilled and experienced therapists with graduate-level therapists who are completing their clinical training. These sessions provide an opportunity for our clients to access quality counselling at reduced rates while allowing emerging therapists to gain valuable hands-on experience under the guidance of our seasoned professionals.

Our Practicum Therapists

Stephanie Card Practicum Therapist
Stephanie Card
Registered Social Worker
Practicum Student
Wanda deLaronde Practicum Student Therapist-
Wanda deLaronde
BEd, Master of Counselling Student
Practicum Intern

The Benefits for Clients

By participating in supervised practicum sessions, clients at Virtuous Circle Counselling can enjoy the following benefits:

  1. Reduced Fees: Practicum sessions are offered at a reduced fee, making counselling even more affordable for individuals and families who may be on a limited budget or have financial constraints. ($50/hr Individual; $75/hr Couples).
  2. High-Quality Care: While practicum sessions involve therapists in training, rest assured that our emerging therapists are carefully selected and closely supervised by our experienced team. This ensures that you will receive competent and compassionate care throughout the counselling process.
  3. Fresh Perspectives: Practicum therapists bring fresh perspectives and innovative approaches to the therapeutic process. Their enthusiasm and dedication to learning can enhance the therapeutic experience and contribute to positive outcomes.

The Growth and Development of Emerging Therapists

Supervised practicum sessions are a vital component of our commitment to professional development and the growth of emerging therapists. By offering them the opportunity to work alongside experienced clinicians, we provide a supportive environment for their clinical training and help them refine their therapeutic skills.

Our supervisory team ensures that practicum therapists receive ongoing guidance, mentorship, and constructive feedback to facilitate their growth and competence. We maintain a collaborative and nurturing atmosphere, where emerging therapists can enhance their clinical knowledge and apply evidence-based techniques in their practice.

Please note: Supervised practicum therapy sessions will not be reimbursable by Extended Health Care Benefit Plans.

When it comes to affordability, we have also taken additional measures to ensure that our counselling services remain within reach for individuals and families in Calgary:

  1. Sliding Fee Scale: We offer some of our counselling slots on a sliding fee scale, which means that our counselling fees are adjusted based on income and financial circumstances. This approach allows us to offer reduced rates to those who need it most, making counselling more affordable and accessible.
  2. Insurance and Benefit Coverage: We work with a variety of insurance providers. This means that if you have mental health coverage through your insurance or employee benefits, we can assist you in navigating the process, making it easier for you to access the care you need. We, however, do not direct bill.
Low Cost Counselling Calgary

Accessible Mental Health Care for All

Mental health is an essential aspect of overall well-being, and we are committed to making counselling services accessible to individuals from all walks of life. We firmly believe that no one should have to compromise their mental well-being due to financial constraints.

In addition to our commitment to affordability, Virtuous Circle Counselling also offers supervised practicum therapy sessions as part of our comprehensive and inclusive approach to affordable counselling in Calgary. We believe in supporting the growth and development of emerging therapists while ensuring that our clients receive the highest standard of care.

High-Quality Counselling Services

While affordability is a priority for us, we never compromise on the quality of our counselling services. Our team of experienced and compassionate therapists is dedicated to providing evidence-based treatments tailored to your specific needs. We maintain a high standard of care and professionalism, ensuring that you receive the best possible support on your journey towards improved mental health.

A Range of Counselling Services

At Virtuous Circle Counselling, we offer a wide range of counselling services to address various mental health concerns and life challenges. Our services include:

  1. Individual Counselling: Our individual counselling sessions provide a safe and confidential space for you to explore your thoughts, emotions, and concerns. Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, or other life stressors, our therapists will work with you to develop personalized strategies for growth and healing.
  2. Couples Counselling: We offer couples counselling to help partners enhance their communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their relationship. Our therapists provide a supportive environment where couples can deepen their understanding of each other and develop healthier patterns of interaction.
  3. Family Counselling: Our family counselling services aim to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and foster stronger connections within families. We work with families facing various challenges, such as parenting issues, blended family dynamics, and transitions, to promote healthy relationships and overall family well-being.

Compassionate and Supportive Therapists

Our team of therapists at Virtuous Circle Counselling are highly skilled, experienced, and dedicated to helping you achieve your therapeutic goals. We understand that seeking counselling can be a vulnerable and courageous step, and we strive to create a safe and non-judgmental space where you can openly express yourself. Our therapists combine their expertise with empathy and compassion, providing the support and guidance you need to navigate your unique journey towards improved mental well-being.

At Virtuous Circle Counselling, we understand the importance of affordable mental health care, and we strive to address any questions or concerns you may have regarding our services. If you have any additional inquiries or would like to learn more about our affordable counselling options in Calgary, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. Our team is here to support you on your journey towards improved mental well-being.


At Virtuous Circle Counselling, the counselling fees will vary. We do offer limited spots on a sliding fee scale based on income and financial circumstances. This means that our fees are adjusted to accommodate your individual situation, ensuring that counselling remains affordable and accessible. We understand that financial circumstances can vary, and we strive to provide flexible options that fit your budget while maintaining the high quality of our services.

While we do work with a variety of insurance providers we do not offer direct billing services. If you have mental health coverage through your insurance or employee benefits, we can assist you in navigating the process and maximizing your coverage. Our goal is to make the financial aspect of counselling as seamless as possible, allowing you to focus on your mental well-being without the additional stress of managing insurance claims.

Absolutely. While practicum therapists are in the process of completing their clinical training, they are carefully selected and closely supervised by our experienced team of therapists. Our supervisory team provides ongoing guidance and mentorship to ensure the quality and effectiveness of the counselling sessions. Practicum therapists bring fresh perspectives and a passion for learning, which can contribute to positive therapeutic outcomes. Rest assured, your counselling experience, whether with an emerging therapist or an experienced clinician, will be compassionate, professional, and tailored to your unique needs.

Book Your Appointment Online

We are currently accepting new clients however being a good fit is everything in a therapeutic alliance. When you’re ready, please contact us for a free 30-minute phone consultation to see if we match your needs and goals.

We at Virtuous Circle Counselling acknowledge Moh’kinstsis, the lands where the Bow and Elbow rivers meet, in what we currently call Calgary. We acknowledge that we are visitors on Moh’kinsstis and acknowledge the Blackfoot are those who named this area as Moh’kinsstis. In the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation, we recognize the ancestral territories, cultures, and oral practices of the Blackfoot people, the Îyarhe Nakoda Nations, the Dene people of the Tsuut’ina Nation, and the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.