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  • Moving forward from your painful past and investing in your health and well-being is one of the best gifts you can give yourself.

    Welcome to
    Empower Counselling Services Winnipeg

    Our Warm and Compassionate Winnipeg Therapists Liona Kehler and Vern Kehler Offer In-Person and Virtual Counselling Therapy Services for Adult Individuals in Manitoba

    Have you been finding yourself struggling more than you would like in recent weeksor perhaps much longer, perhaps months, even years? Has the going been hard and you’d like some warm and compassionate therapeutic support to help you through this difficult time in your life? Have you been looking for a Winnipeg therapist who works with adult individuals and who is a good fit for what you need at this time? If so, we are so glad you decided to visit Empower Counselling Services today, where empowerment counselling is always top of mind for our Winnipeg therapists. We encourage you to take some time to look around, get a feel for who we are as Winnipeg therapists, and whether our services are right for you at this time.

    Below you will find information about our services, links to important pages on our site, a bit about who we are as Winnipeg therapists, and a bit about our philosophy of counselling therapy.

    Land and Water Acknowledgement

    We acknowledge that we are on ancestral lands, on Treaty One Territory. These lands are the heartland of the Métis people.

    We also acknowledge that our water is sourced from the Shoal Lake 40 First Nation.

    About Liona Kehler


    Hi there, I’m Liona (She/Her). Thanks so much for stopping by today.

    I believe people are, at their core, incredibly resourceful and resilient. We find a way to survive really difficult experiences the best way we are able to. Sometimes, we have really great resources and supports and the challenges we face are just a blip on the life-path. At other times, the challenges are greater or we may not have the resources and support we need, making coping difficult. Warm, compassionate, and experienced therapeutic support can be so helpful in gaining clarity of what we need to find the path forward again…

    About Vern Kehler


    Hi, I’m Vern (He/They). Thanks kindly for stopping by.

    I believe it takes great courage to show up when life has not always been easy to you. In fact, it’s quite possible that you showing up here today was one of those moments of courage.

    I believe at it’s finest, both healing and growth happen in the company of another human, a safe space in the presence of a non-judgmental listening and supportive ear. I strive to create that kind of a space in therapy.

    I believe courageous steps often lead to resilience, and in turn, resilience makes it easier to take courageous personal steps in the future…

    Don't wait to get the help you've been looking for. Just like everyone else, you deserve to feel well again. Getting started is often one of the toughest steps in therapy.

    Our Philosophy of Counselling and Psychotherapy

    We believe each person deserves to live the empowered life they want and deserve. We also understand that sometimes there are obstacles that prevent people from living this empowered life. With the right help, the quality of life can almost always be significantly improved, and in many cases the problem can be entirely eliminated.

    Our philosophy of counselling therapy is informed by research based therapeutic modalities such as person centred therapy, humanistic therapies, mindfulness based therapies, EMDR therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, emotion focused therapy etc.

    In other words, we take an eclectic approach to counselling therapy because we believe no one size fits all. This means that our work is tailored to Your unique needs and desires. It also means that we work form a non-judgmental, non-oppressive perspective, which means you are welcome to come just as you are today. It also means that we believe in non-discriminatory inclusivity.

    Examples include but are certainly not limited to:

    • We work hard to create a zero-shame environment for you, leaving you space to work on the issues that led to, and maintain, your unique struggles
    • We work hard to create a space in therapy that feels comfortable and safe. To achieve this, we like to use some humour and make our time together as enjoyable as possible, as human as possible
    • Your life, your goals: We believe adults set their own life and health goals. While we will gently challenge and encourage you towards healing and making changes to improve your well-being, we respect how far you wish to go with counselling and with making your desired life-changes. Our goal is to work towards your empowerment

    Therapy at Empower Counselling Services

    Life isn’t always easy. Sometimes, even the strongest of us need a little bit of help to work through some of life’s more challenging problems. Everyone has hurdles to overcome at some point. Whether you struggle with PTSD, or complex PTSD, anxiety, self-esteem, issues around sexuality and/or gender identity, we are here to be by your side as you do this what can sometimes feel like exhausting work of growing, healing, changing.

    You might be initially hesitant to seek out help and support for personal matters, but when you do, you will feel confident that you are taking a courageous first step towards getting to a better place and becoming a healthier and more empowered You.

    Health and Empowerment

    At Empower Counselling Services our Winnipeg therapists are all about empowering people like you to make decisions about your life, health, and well-being. Through an empowerment lens, we work hard to help you heal, grow, achieve your goals, and make the changes you want to make in your life.

    Diversity at Empower Counselling Services

    Diversity is very important to us here at Empower Counselling Services. We strive to create an environment that feels safe and inclusive; an environment where you can grow in your empowerment over your needs, health, and well-being; an environment where diversity is welcomed and celebrated; an environment in which to do your work free of discrimination against gender, age, sex, ethnicity, religion, disability/ability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, etc. As humans we all have preconceived notions, prejudices, and assumptions, but at Empower Counselling Services we work hard at growing in our awareness and then challenging our assumptions about people. So, welcome, just as you are today. Welcome to our space! Now, let's get you the empowerment you've had to wait for, for too long now!

    “Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult
    as spending our lives running
    from it."
    Brené Brown

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