Mental Health & Well-Being2019-07-17T21:51:46+00:00

Can We Talk?

Mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community. (WHO, 2016)

Let’s be honest. We all experience bumps in the road. There are times when we feel overwhelmed, lost or simply unable to cope with our problems. Without someone to talk to, life’s problems can go from bad to worse. Our counselling services are offered at a number of CFS locations.

Call us today to find out more. Please call 403.233.2360.

You can also email us at

“I came in feeling like I was broken, useless and unworthy. I am leaving with a sense of well-being, and able to accept things as they are. I am a whole, worthy and happy person with a positive future.”

– Affordable Counselling Client

Mental Health & Well-being Programs

Affordable Counselling Program
Functional Family Therapy
Caregiver Support Program (BICS)
Counselling For Teen Parents
Online Self-Help

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the cost?2019-07-17T21:12:13+00:00
  • All of our services are pay what you can afford. We allow you to determine the fee based on your own situation, up to $185 per session maximum, no minimum.
Where are you located and how do I get there?2019-07-17T21:26:14+00:00
  • Our Affordable Counselling Services are located at our downtown office at #250, 707- 10 Ave SW, Calgary. We are a 4-5 block walk from several LRT/CTrain stations on 7th Avenue SW (8th street or 7th street). The nearest bus stops include those for routes 107 and 112, the 13 and 90, and route 18.
How do I find out if my benefits cover your services?2019-07-17T21:04:33+00:00
  • If you have employee benefits, it is likely that our services are covered under the provision for counselling or psychological services. Contact your benefit provider directly to find out what kind of coverage you have, and how they will reimburse you, since we do not direct-bill. Some useful questions you may want to ask are:
    • What kind of counselling services are covered by my health benefits?
    • How much coverage is there per year/per session?
    • Are there any restrictions I should know about?
  • You do not need to have employee benefits to access counselling at Catholic Family Service.
What kind of qualifications do counsellors at Catholic Family Service have?2019-07-17T21:05:21+00:00
  • We have a variety of experienced counsellors from many backgrounds including Master’s level students, Social Workers, Certified Counsellors, and Provisionally and Fully Registered Psychologists. All of our counsellors receive regular supervision, consultation, training and support from Catholic Family Service, and are carefully chosen to work with our clients.
Who can answer other questions for me?2019-07-17T21:19:03+00:00
  • Call 403.233.2360 or email We strive to return all calls and emails within one business day.
Is there parking available onsite?2019-07-17T21:23:57+00:00
  • Stalls 64-70 across from the main west door are free, just sign in when you check in at reception.
Who can attend?2019-07-17T21:09:45+00:00
  • Any family member who is an independent adult or for whom you have the legal right to consent to counselling for.
What if I can’t get to your office?2019-07-17T21:20:51+00:00
  • Catholic Family Service approves the use of online secure video services with end-to-end encryption for use with counselling clients. These are Facetime, Zoom, and What’s App.

“I attended Louise Dean Centre for one semester in the Fall of 1971. I was 17 and pregnant. To any teenager in the same situation today, I would say that education is paramount to any happiness, success, self-awareness and confidence you will have in your life. Today I am very proud that my daughter works with Catholic Family Service as a consulting psychiatrist. I am so happy that she is able to give back to the organization that helped me when I needed it the most.”


Yes, you can start a conversation with us today…