Adult Mental Health Counselling
Who can benefit from this service?
Adults age 18 or over who are experiencing mild symptoms of stress, anxiety or depression. Our counsellors will help you develop goals that focus on mental wellness. Please note this is a non-urgent service so if you are experiencing a crisis or need urgent support, please call 911.
Other services which we are NOT able to offer include:
- Emergent services such as suicidality, crisis intervention, active psychosis, specific addiction services, trauma therapy
- Ongoing therapy (currently maximum of 3 sessions)
- Family therapy/Couples Counselling
- Moderate to severe cognitive impairment
- Formal assessments (e.g. court, back to work, disability, AISH, insurance assessments)
- Counselling for youth or children
We offer in-person or virtual (phone or Zoom) sessions during daytime hours.
What happens at my appointments?
Over the course of 3 sessions, our Mental Health Counsellors will focus on enabling you to use tools to help you manage your mental health concerns. Our Counsellors will schedule individual appointments with you to discuss with you some strategies that can help you build skills, resilience and change your thought patterns.
How do I access the service?
You can access this service by asking for a referral from your Peaks to Prairies PCN family physician. This service is by appointment only.
Where is the service located?
Our Counsellors see patients in the clinics located throughout our PCN, or at our PCN location in Olds at 4920-50th Ave. Virtual appointments (phone or Zoom) are also offered. Days of work may vary depending on location, so please ask your Mental Health Counsellor about scheduling options when booking your initial appointment.
911 – Emergency police, ambulance, fire
811 – Health Link
211 – Community and Social Support Services
Mental Health and Addictions
Calgary Distress Center – 24-Hour Crisis Line (call or text): 403-266-HELP ( 403-266-4357) https://www.distresscentre.com/
Access Mental Health 1-888-594-0211
Addiction Helpline 1-866-332-2322
Mental Health Helpline 1-877-303-2642
Red Deer Emergency Shelter (Safe Harbour Society) 1-403-347-0181
Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter (located in Red Deer) 1-403-346-5643
Mountain View food bank – 1-403-556-1693
McDougal +1 program in Sundre 1-403-636-0554 * emergency hampers available
Sunshine Bus (Olds) 1-403-556-8003
Sundre Community van 1-403-638-3266
Alberta Supports: Emergency Financial Assistance 1-877-644-9992 or after hours 1-866-644-5135
Greenwood Neighborhood Place – 1-403-638-1011
Caroline Neighborhood place 1-403-722-3787
Mountain View Family Resource Centre 1-877-761-0033
Mountain View Emergency Shelter Society (no physical shelter, provides outreach services) 1-403-586-4765
Central Alberta Sexual Abuse Support Centre 1-866-956-1099
Health and Wellness
Alberta Healthy Living Program 1-877-314-6997
Prescription to get Active
Alberta find a Doctor
***If you are in need of resources and/or support not identified her please refer yourself to the social work program by calling 1-587-796-0765.