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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

    Accepting New Adult Individual Clients in Manitoba. Reach Out Today for an In-Person or a Virtual Therapy Appointment

    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 for you and you’d just like some warm and compassionate therapeutic support to help you through this difficult time in your life? Have you been looking for Winnipeg counselling therapy services that are right for what you need at this time? If so, we are so glad you decided to visit Empower Counselling Services Winnipeg 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 Winnipeg counselling therapy services are right for you at this time.

    Below you will find information about our counselling therapy services in Winnipeg, links to important pages on our site, a bit about who we are as Winnipeg therapists, our philosophy of Winnipeg therapy services, and some examples of how therapy at Empower Counselling Services Winnipeg may help you heal from your painful past; help you move forward with renewed health and empowerment.

    Please do not hesitate to reach out to us any time for questions or to book your first counselling appointment with us. We look forward to hearing from you.

    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/hers). 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/him/his). 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.

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    Winnipeg therapy services can help you gain the needed confidence to pursue what YOU want for once. This includes personal and professional growth, which often also requires some psychological healing

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    Therapy services in Winnipeg can help you learn about your unique relationship patterns and then help you make the needed changes so you can start experiencing deeper joy in relationships

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    Counselling services in Winnipeg can help you become a more mindful and awake person

    Counselling services in Winnipeg can help you understand where you've come from, where you are, and where you are going

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    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 desired life, but 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 researched based therapeutic modalities such as person centred therapy, humanistic therapy, 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 Services in Winnipeg Can Help

    Therapy services in Winnipeg can help you start seeing yourself for you who really are when your struggles quiet down. When your struggles quiet down there is space to see the genuine Self

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    Therapy services in Winnipeg can help you develop a deeper security in your own identity, and help you move beyond the guilt and shame about being seen as different. Perhaps even start feeling confident and proud in your difference

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    Are you struggling to make sense of your story? Counselling services in Winnipeg can help you understand why you are the way you are

    Embarking on a significant life change? Consider accessing therapy services in Winnipeg to help you navigate this change

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    Do you often feel like others are running your life? Winnipeg counselling services can help you gain renewed empowerment and help you build the life YOU want to build for yourself

    Struggling to find effective solutions to your current struggles? Perhaps you should give Winnipeg counselling services a go

    Therapy at Empower Counselling Services Winnipeg

    Life isn’t always easy. Sometimes, even the strongest people among us need a little bit of help to work through some of life’s more challenging problems. Everyone has battles to fight and hurdles to overcome at some point. Whether you struggle with complex PTSD, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, issues around sexuality and/or gender identity, or any other issue, you should know that there is hope for a better tomorrow.

    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.

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    Personal struggles can have a significant impact on your physical well-being. Different approaches to psychological healing have been shown to improve physical symptoms associated with stress. This might include a reduction in migraines, digestive upset, better appetite, improved sleep

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    Understanding where our feelings come from is often the first step towards renewed empowerment and health. Truth is, our past significantly impacts our present. And it can be difficult to recognize this in our daily lives. Winnipeg therapy services can help you gain awareness of your emotional wants and needs

    Our Winnipeg Therapists Can Help You Get Unstuck

    You’ve been feeling stuck in an area of your life, and just can’t seem to move beyond this struggle. You’ve tried everything you can think of, but nothing has worked to move you forward. Perhaps you've tried to find a Winnipeg therapist but haven't been able to get yourself to reach out.

    We all get to points in life where the things we used to do, and what we thought we knew of ourselves, don’t seem to work anymore. After a while of protesting silently (or loudly) in frustration, you try to “just settle” and hope the issue will go away, but it doesn’t. Friends and family constantly tell you what you should do, but that just gets annoying after a while. You feel misunderstood by them. If it was as simple as what they present, you would have already fixed it. Frustrated and defeated, you seek ways to fill this annoyance in ways that are not helpful towards your goals of health, wellness, and success for life. This may be the right time for you to find a Winnipeg therapist to walk with you for this stretch of your journey.

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    Do you want to regain your sexual confidence? Therapy at Empower Counselling Services Winnipeg can help

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    Would you like to experience more joy in relationships again? Therapy at Empower Counselling Services Winnipeg can help

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    Health and Empowerment

    At Empower Counselling Services Winnipeg 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.

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    Winnipeg therapy services can help you set achievable goals as well as help you outline the micro-steps you’ll need to take to get there. They can also then act as coach and cheerleader, supporting your efforts to reach your goals

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    You feel stagnant personally and/or professionally and would like to explore ways to get unstuck. Winnipeg therapy services can help you identify your stuck-points and then help you to start achieving your personal and professional goals

    The Following Are Just a Few Ways in Which Our Winnipeg Therapists Can Help

    Our Winnipeg Therapists Can Help You Heal From Trauma

    Trauma, neglect, and abuse can leave lasting scars that, if left untreated, can negatively impact many, or perhaps even every, aspect of your life, from relationships to your ability to experience joy and happiness for most things in life. Coming to terms with your experience by speaking with a warm, empathetic, and specially-trained Winnipeg therapist can help you to heal from the suffering the trauma has caused for you. Our Winnipeg therapists can help you heal from the trauma so you can once again experience the joys of being your genuine, true, and amazing Self.

    Our Winnipeg Therapists Can Help You Build Confidence

    Our Winnipeg therapists can help you gain the needed confidence to pursue your life's dreams, perhaps even those dreams that have felt inaccessible to you due to low self confidence and other personal struggles.

    Our Winnipeg Therapists Can Help You Build Deeper Relationships

    Our Winnipeg therapists can help you learn about your patterns in relationship struggles and then help you make the needed changes so you can start experiencing deeper joy in relationships.

    Our Winnipeg Therapists Can Help With Negative Self Beliefs

    What we believe about ourselves can have a direct and significant impact on how much we suffer. For example: If you constantly feel like and/or think to myself "I am not good enough," then over time that part of you keeps looking for confirmation that affirms this negative Self belief. This part of you is protecting another part form experiencing the hurt(s) that caused you to believe this in the first place. As time goes on, you might start to live, even lean, into the belief of "I am not good enough," which may lead to underemployment based on your abilities, and many other ways of not living as fully and deeply as you might if not for this pain in your life. Our Winnipeg therapists can help you develop strategies to heal and then start seeing yourself for the amazing person you really are.

    To learn more about ways our Winnipeg therapists can help, please click the buttons below.

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    Diversity at Empower Counselling Services Winnipeg

    Diversity is very important to us here at Empower Counselling Services Winnipeg. 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, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation.... As humans we all have preconceived notions, prejudices, and assumptions, but at Empower Counselling Services Winnipeg 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 been wanting for too long!

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    Therapy Services in Winnipeg Can Help

    One of the biggest boosts to self-worth comes from a feeling of accomplishment. Therapy services in Winnipeg can help you identify specific activities that can lead to personal and professional accomplishments, which can turn into a strong confidence boost

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    Finding the Right Winnipeg Counselling Therapy Services

    You are feeling stressed out and anxious. It feels like no matter what you do, you can't find the happiness you're looking for. You're struggling to find meaning in your life. And it's getting harder to cope. You've tried to solve these problems on your own and realized you'd like some help. You've known for a while now that you should try to find a counsellor who can help you navigate this difficult time, but haven't been able to get yourself to reach out.

    Does this resonate with you? If so, know that you don't have to be alone in this pain. We know this is hard. You've likely been debating seeking counselling supports in Winnipeg for months, if not years. But we are so glad you have taken the courageous step of being here today.

    Finding the right Winnipeg counselling supports might just be the thing that will get you back on your feet and experience the joys of life again. We are here for you. We would love to journey with you during this difficult time in your life.

    We understand that reaching out and connecting with a counsellor can feel quite vulnerable, and we want to do everything we can to help you with this step by encouraging you step into your power and courage. By encouraging you to look at your story and courageously venturing towards a fuller, happier, and more fulfilled YOU.


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


    We are confident that together we can work to empower and equip you with the necessary tools to help you face and overcome these challenges. Whether you're struggling with trauma and PTSD, relationship problems, or perhaps struggles around sex, gender, and/or sexuality, or anxiety and depression, it is important that you know you don't have to be alone in this journey, and that healing is possible.

    We understand no two individuals are the same, and we tailor our collaborative work to address challenges that are unique to you. We will work together to understand the root cause of your struggles and address those with long-lasting therapy strategies, helping you get closer to the life you want and deserve.

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    Therapy at Empower Counselling Services Winnipeg might be an excellent way for you to get some non-biased therapeutic support for your professional development dreams

    Your Story Matters

    Each of us has a story. Some aspects of our story are written by our own choices, while other aspects are written by the impact of other people’s choices: parents, siblings, friends, classmates, lovers, and others. Some of this story is beautiful, some of it is beautifully complex; and some of it is so painful that it keeps us from living life fully and deeply. It keeps us stuck in a life filled with shame and guilt, not knowing which is our’ and which is someone else’s responsibility. It keeps us stuck in low self-esteem, and in dissatisfying jobs and relationships. It keeps us from enjoying health and vitality.

    However, as C.S. Lewis said so well, "You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending." Your story is still being written, you are still writing your story, and there are likely more days ahead—some of which will be great, some good, some average, some decent, and most of us experience days that are quite shitty. There are more blank pages just waiting to be written, and you have the power of significant influence over what those pages read.

    Some days will be wonderful, some will be fine, some blah, some will be hard, and it's likely that some of your days will be very difficult. We believe you already have the ability to navigate this all, you just may not have tapped into those abilities, yet. We believe with some support from our skilled, warm, and compassionate Winnipeg therapists, you can have many days of story-living and writing that will induce a celebratory mood for you; i.e. days that will present many compelling reasons to celebrate. It's possible!

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    Therapy services in Winnipeg can help you learn to approach your struggles with renewed optimism in life, including a feeling of hopefulness to navigate through and rise above your current struggles and pains

    Therapy services in Winnipeg can help you find powerful solutions to life's problems

    Counselling services in Winnipeg can help with major life transitions

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    When life throws obstacles your way, unconditional professional support is invaluable. Consider Winnipeg therapy services as part of the solution to your current problem

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    Consider accessing counselling services in Winnipeg to help with anxiety about a rapidly changing world

    Therapy Services in Winnipeg

    One of the helpful things about counselling therapy is to have someone listen to you for once, truly listen. We believe listening is one of the world’s most scarce commodities. True listening is more than silence while someone else speaks. It is to engage fully in what is being said, leaving you feeling heard and seen. It’s like seeing yourself mirrored on still water when the storm subsides and the waves recede. This, then, makes space to clarify how to work through difficult life-stuff and to regain vitality and holistic health. It offers space to sort through the noise, the shame, and the guilt. It allows space to accept your responsibilities and let go of those that belong to someone else, and clarity to know the difference.

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    Reaching Out Can Be Hard

    For many people, reaching out—be that to a loved-one, a counsellor, a spiritual leader—can be one of the toughest steps on the journey towards renewed empowerment and health. We are confident that, together, we can achieve your desire to regain control over your life and reclaim your health. It's possible!

    So, why wait till tomorrow? Today is the right day to get started on your empowerment journey. Email or call us to get a sense for whether we are the right fit for you. Let’s start your empowerment journey today. Let's walk this journey, together.

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    Counselling services in Winnipeg can help you discover and accept your limitations and boundaries

    Are you hard on yourself and would like to become more self-compassionate? Winnipeg counselling services can help

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    Counselling services in Winnipeg can help you discover solutions to life's complex problems

    Winnipeg counselling services can help you become the person you would have been in the first place if it weren't for the pain and struggles that are holding you back at the moment

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