The people in this city are known for their resiliency but even the strongest in the community can receive benefits from counselling in Edmonton. Whether it be the economic hardship in Alberta, or the multitudes of other strife that may impact the citizens, they are still all willing to pull together and contribute to a community where they can build a home and create a life.
The people of Edmonton have always been advocats of constructing healthier, stronger and more equitable communities. They know where there is a powerful sense of community, there is hope, even in the darkest of times and as the old adage goes “none of us is as smart as all of us”. This reminds them that they are never alone with their problems, and help is there should only you ask for it.
The alliance between you and your counsellor in Edmonton is of the utmost importance. It’s for this reason that Virtuous Circle Counselling takes the time to build and establish a solid foundation of trust in a non-judgemental environment where you will feel safe to share and open up. We are here for you to answer any questions and ensure your top priority is focusing on your own self-care.
Knowing that you have a sounding board and someone in your corner routing for you can make a huge difference when you’re working through a stressful time. A strong support system lifts you up when you’ve been pushed down, holding one another up is a core element of community. That is what we hope you will find when you contact Virtuous Circle Counselling, a sense of belonging, trust and absolute support.
There are many reasons that someone may seek the help of a counsellor or therapist in Edmonton. Some people may be dealing with feelings of depression or anxiety, or have experienced trauma and are living with the debilitating emotions and afterthoughts.
Others may be feeling disconnected and are having troubles finding enjoyment or purpose in life. People may also approach therapy because they have addiction problems or are because they are grieving. Regardless of the reason, the benefits of counselling speak for themselves:
Among the many benefits to seeing a counsellor or therapist, therapy is also a safe, confidential and private place for you to discuss your problems while receiving support and guidance from someone who is not involved in your day-to-day life.
Alberta Health Care does not cover counselling services but Blue Cross or other extended health insurance might. Regardless, your emotional well-being is essential to living a fulfilled life and is worth investing in.
Counselling or therapy may be recommended when any type of mental health or emotional concern affects the functioning of your day-to-day life. Counselling and therapy can help you to better understand your thoughts and cope with any hard feelings you may be experiencing.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, also known as CBT, is widely used in the treatment of anxiety disorders but there may be other options worth discussing with your therapist.
It is important to do some research before settling on a therapist. Check for experience, credentials and licensing. You may also ask if your therapist will provide you with a consultation before your first session so you may assess if they will be a good personal fit with you.
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.