Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addiction Mike Ellis and Counselling Alberta executive director Robbie Babins-Wagner held a virtual news conference on Tuesday to ensure those suffering from mental health issues know where to go for help. (Advocate file photo)

Counselling Alberta launches new website

Site aimed at making mental health assistance easier for Albertans

Counselling Alberta now has its own website and phone number to ensure easy access to mental health assistance for all Albertans.

“We are happy to announce the launch of the Counselling Alberta website. This website will allow all Albertans quick

access to effective mental health counselling services without a waitlist,” said Dr. Robbie Babins-Wagner, Calgary Counselling Centre CEO.

Counselling services can be requested at or by calling 833.827.4230.

The government of Alberta allocated $6.75 million to ensure access to both virtual and in-person counselling throughout the province last year. Since June 2022,Counselling Alberta has been providing online counselling across the province.

While Counselling Alberta services were being accessed via the Calgary Counselling Centre website, Counselling Alberta now has its own website, where all Albertans can book services. Counselling Alberta offers both virtual appointments and telephone appointments.

In a release, the organization said it is committed to ensuring that every Albertan can have easy access to mental health counselling without a waitlist or financial barriers. Fees for service are assessed on a sliding scale.

According to a release, since March 2020, Calgary Counselling Centre and Counselling Alberta have jointly delivered over 130,000 hours of counselling to individuals, couples, families, children, and youth.

Counselling Alberta is a new division of Calgary Counselling Centre that was launched in June 2022. The Calgary Counselling Centre has been providing the most effective counselling services with the highest client results in the industry for 60 years.

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