FREE Single Session Drop-In Counselling

Sage is very happy to be part of a partnership that allows us to provide free, drop-in counselling sessions for people seeking help when they need it most.

At this time, we offer drop-in counselling every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

This single-session therapy program is here when you are ready. The counselling team will support you, drawing upon your own strengths and abilities, and provide you with information that can help you create a plan for the change you most want in your life.  They can also direct you to other services that are available in our community. 

Counselling will be offered by Intern Therapists who are completing their Masters or PhD in therapy or other counselling areas. In addition to the extensive individual and group supervision these Intern Therapists receive, the service will use a team approach so that you can benefit from many perspectives to help you make the change you desire. 

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What to Expect

Sessions are about 1 hour long. There is no cost to you.

The drop-in model works on a first come first served basis, so you may need to wait while the Intern Therapist serves someone else. We recommend bringing a book or something to pass the time.

The Intern Therapist will consult a team of therapists during the session to ensure you receive the best possible service.

When you come to this service, what you and the Intern Therapist talk about is private and confidential. The therapist cannot, and will not, freely share any information about you to others outside this service.

If you need to come back for additional service, you may not get the same Intern Therapist, but the team is always available.

Individual, couple and family therapy is available. Referrals to additional supportive services are provided if required.

This service has been made possible through a partnership between Sage and four other Edmonton organizations: The Family Centre, Boys and Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters, the John Howard Society, and the Canadian Mental Health Association.

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