Calgary Counselling Centre has always been committed to improving the mental health and well-being of people in our community. For 57 years, we have continually adapted to meet the needs of Calgarians. We have grown with the population of Calgary, offering programs and services to help specific groups of people, from those dealing with domestic violence, to families struggling from the effects of the economic downturn, to others who lost everything when their homes were destroyed in natural disasters. In 2018, we received a record number of requests for service, and provided our clients with barrier free access; no wait list and sliding scale fees.
For the past 15 years, Calgary Counselling Centre has been using and refining a revolutionary form of practice that is improving mental health outcomes. With Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT) we have every client at every visit fill out an Outcome Questionnaire (OQ) to measure their levels of distress. This information has helped us consistently exceed published benchmarks in our industry.
We are delighted to share FIT best practices with colleagues around the world and help guide them in making improvements to their counselling methods. We are honoured to have local and international mental health professionals and organizations looking to Calgary Counselling Centre for our expertise in counselling outcomes.
Ever since opening our doors to our first client in the basement of the Calgary Central United Church in 1962, we have been working to help our community. With your support, we look forward to continuing to expand our services and impact.