Child/Youth Counselling

Child/Youth Counselling


Carya is a Calgary based organization that aims to provide a multitude of programs for youth, ages 8-17, from various backgrounds in order to enhance their quality of life in society. By providing holistic programs, Carya aspires to build a stable and responsive support network for youth, to develop their social and emotional skills. This website is available in many different languages including Punjabi, Hindi, Gujarati and Urdu. Each program is also a safe and welcoming space for LGBTQ+ youth. The cost for these initiatives is based on a sliding scale fee, which is determined after registering online and going through their intake process. Each program specifies whether there is space for more individuals, otherwise you will be put on a waiting list. WEBSITE: ADDRESS: 180, 839 5 Avenue S.W PHONE: 403-269-9888 EMAIL: [email protected] Due to Covid-19, the hours for this organization are limited:
Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday - Sunday Closed

Calgary Institute of Counselling

The Calgary Institute of Counselling was established upon the belief of creating an environment free from judgment in order to bring healing to clients. Through different forms of therapy, children and adolescents, aged 5-17, are able to rehabilitate their mental health in a safe space. Parents consent is mandatory for minors, and parental supervision during the first session is required in order to investigate the right path for you. A sliding scale option is available for those who need it, while those who are able to pay for counselling services pay $200/50 minutes. Sheryl Singh, a South Asian therapist, provides services in English, Punjabi and Hindi. While working with a diverse population of youth and adolescents, Sheryl develops plans that are unique to each individual while also offering a free 20-minute consultation for individuals to test out her services. She is available during the daytime, evenings and weekends in order to accommodate differing schedules. Some areas of struggle that are explored include:
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Bullying
  • Depression
  • Disordered eating/eating disorders
  • Emotional struggles
  • Mood swings
  • Panic attacks
  • Rage
  • Self-esteem
  • Sexuality
  • Social Anxiety
WEBSITE: ADDRESS: 160 Quarry Park Blvd suite 300, Calgary, AB PHONE: 587-350-8843 EMAIL: [email protected] Wednesday – Sunday: Closed Sheryl Singh Information:
Monday - Friday 8:30am-8:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Rocky Mountain Psychology Services

Rocky Mountain Psychology Services is a private practice that is designed to assist children and their families by delving into the root of issues the arise. By finding out more from the child’s history, RMPS implements counselling techniques through their extensive knowledge of child development in order to deliver counselling services, assessments and intervention skills that can aid in the success of your child’s wellbeing. Below are some services provided:

  • Play therapy
  • Group sessions
  • Child Counselling
  • Child Psychological Assessments
  • Neurotherapy

Any cost of services provided will be sent before the session begins in order to ensure that the price is agreeable, while the sliding scale is also given as an option. Prices are sent individually before attempting a service, and will range anywhere from $100-$275/session. Online booking is also available through their website. Services are available in Punjabi and Hindi if the request is specified through the contact form.


Clennan Square,
Suite 212, 110 – 11 Ave SW,
Calgary, Alberta

PHONE: 403-245-5981


Available after filling in their contact form:


Yellow Kite Child Psychology

Yellow Kite Child Psychology is committed to understanding and supporting individual needs by delivering quality expertise in order to support the unique interests of each child. Through the administration of standardized assessments, along with the application of evidence-based treatment strategies, Yellow Kite advocates for the fostering of growth and development through counselling treatments. A free 15-minute consultation is available in order to try out their service. If you’re interested in further treatment, a sliding scale option is available based on the service. These services can be delivered in Hindi if the option is needed.

ADDRESS: Unit 304, 1240 Kensington Road NW, Calgary, Alberta

PHONE: (403) 509-3250

EMAIL: [email protected]


Wood Homes

Woods Homes is a children’s mental health centre which provides treatment and support to youth by promoting and restoring their well-being. With programs deliverable in Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu, Woods Homes brings inclusivity into their practice of crisis and counselling services, some of which are listed below.

Services Include:

  • Crisis & Counselling
  • Short-Term Stays
  • Parents & Families
  • Live-In Treatment
  • Homeless & At-Risk Youth Schooling

Community Resource Team (all ages):

This is a 24/7 free phone support service that consists of crisis counselling. By incorporating family visits as well as providing accessible services, this resource encourages individuals to seek out help when vulnerable.

Seven days a week, 24-hours per day 

Text and Live Chat: 9am-10pm
Mobile Response: 12pm-7pm


Call: 403-299-9699 or 1-800-563-6106

Text: 587-315-5000


Calgary Counselling Centre

The Calgary Counselling Centre is a charitable organization that advocates for mental health policies within communities. In order to improve the well-being of individuals and families, this organization aims to inspire personal growth and social change through their accessible programs. Each program is funded by fees scaled to the income of clients. For children who cannot tell their parents about reaching out, the Calgary Counselling Centre still encourages them to connect with a counsellor who will figure out a solution, as mental health is the number one priority for this organization.

Youth are able to cover concerns such as:

  • Depression
  • Bullying
  • Parenting
  • Child behaviour problems
  • Eating disorders
  • Attention deficit disorder
  • Parent-child conflict
  • Family relations
  • Separation/divorce
  • Victim of crime

There are also programs available for children and adolescent to further explore and maintain a positive mental well-being.

Responsible Choices for Children (ages 5-16): A 10-week program where children and parents attend separate group experiences to problem solve through life hurdles and learn about emotions.

Self-Esteem for Adolescents: A 12-week program that challenges teens to deal with negative thoughts, enhance confidence and build healthier relationship

Children of Divorce (ages 4-16): ​Both children and parents partake in a 10-week program where communication skills, boundary building and coping with feelings are areas explored

ADDRESS: ​Suite 1000, 105 – 12 Avenue SE​ ​Calgary
PHONE: ​403-265-4980
EMAIL: [email protected]

The Children Grief Centre

The Children’s Grief Centre is a non-profit organization that provides programs and services to guide children, adolescents and families through grief attached to end-of-life and bereavement care. By normalizing conversations about difficult topics, this organization aims to reach individuals on a deeper level to encourage healing. Programs offered include:

  • Individual and Family Counselling
  • Text and Chat Support
  • Peer Support
  • Education and Consultation

ADDRESS: 1245 70 Avenue S.E Calgary
PHONE: 403-263-4525
EMAIL: [email protected]

Summer Camps

Summer camps are an effective tool for children and adolescents to immerse themselves with other individuals their age who have gone through similar experiences. Not only do youth actively engage with activities that strengthen their wellbeing, but they also have the opportunity to share their feelings within a safe environment. At times, it is difficult for children and adolescents to have a conversation with adults about their feelings, however when they’re surrounded by like-minded individuals, the hindrance to share their thoughts can be alleviated. Reach out to a counsellor or therapist to receive a referral in order to find the best opportunity for your child.