SAiF counselling is discreet, non-judgemental, and trauma-informed. We take a strength-based and solutions-focused approach to empower you in your journey towards self reflection, coping, and healing.
Our short term counselling (maximum 10 sessions) is provided FREE OF CHARGE, to offer those in current or past abusive relationships a chance to stabilize their mental well being and build the skills necessary for the promotion and nurturing of healthy relationships, healthy self esteem, healthy ways of coping, and the healthy regulating of emotions—despite their financial circumstance.
This service is available to adults (18+) and youth (ages 12-17) of all genders, races, orientation, and abilities. Our programs are open to residents of St Albert, Sturgeon County, Parkland County, and nearby rural communities. If you or a loved one have been impacted by family violence, please reach out to us.
We gladly accept referrals from other organizations and medical professionals as well as individuals calling on behalf of themselves or a loved one.
Unfortunately at this time we do not accept walk-ins. When you call or email us, we will schedule a 15-20 minute phone consult with a clinician. If counselling services are requested and deemed appropriate for your situation, we will schedule an in-person 1 hour intake appointment with one of our counsellors. Our intakes are based on an informed consent-based process, and you can revoke consent at any time.
Our individual counselling sessions are 50 minutes long (with 10 minutes to complete case notes).
Our trauma informed services are provided by professionals who have completed-or have nearly completed-a Master’s-level Counselling program and who are under the supervision of a Psychologist registered with the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP).
Please note: Not everyone may be ready for our counselling programs. If you are in immediate danger, please call 911. If you are struggling with significant mental health issues such as disordered eating, addictions, or active thoughts of suicide, we will want to ensure that you have the appropriate supports in place in order to achieve the level of stability needed to benefit from the counselling services we offer. Sometimes, if basic needs like housing, food insecurity, or legal needs are overwhelming, we will want to support you with meeting those needs before embarking on the counselling process.
If you are looking for immediate resources, please check out the Info & Resources page.
If we are unable to take your immediate call, please leave a message or fill out the form below to request a callback. We do our best to respond to voicemails and emails within two business days.