• Welcome to
    Empower Counselling Services Winnipeg

    We are so glad you decided to visit Empower Counselling Services Winnipeg today, where empowerment counselling is always top of mind for our Winnipeg counsellors. We encourage you to take some time to look around, get a feel for who we are and for our philosophy of Winnipeg counselling services, and whether we would be the right fit for what you are looking for in your Winnipeg counsellor.

    Land 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.

    Celebrating Diversity and Empowerment

    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!

    Our Philosophy of Counselling and Psychotherapy in Winnipeg

    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 deeply informed by Person Centered Therapy. 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
    • If you struggle with addictions, you will not be required to stop your addiction in order to enter into or continue counselling with us. Remember that we are working towards YOUR goals, which may mean you want to quit but are not quite ready or you don't feel empowered to do so today; or your goal may be harm reduction at this time with the goal of making bigger decisions once you have more clarity on your long-term goals. However, in order to optimize therapeutic outcomes, we request that you refrain from coming to session under the influence of mind-altering substances such as drugs and alcohol. This will give you space and clarity of mind to engage in our shared work and will lead to stronger therapeutic outcomes for you

    Our Empowerment Counselling Services and Areas of Specialization

    Below we are listing just a few of our services and specializations. Feel free to take some time to peruse and then let us know if you have any questions.

    EMDR Therapy for Trauma and PTSD, Phobias, Addictions, And More

    Sex Positive Therapy for Individuals and Couples

    Counselling Therapy for Individuals

    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.

    Your Empowerment Counsellors in Winnipeg

    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.

    Are you suffering from symptoms of trauma and PTSD? Therapy at Empower Counselling Services Winnipeg can help.

    Are you suffering from sexual trauma? Therapy at Empower Counselling Services Winnipeg can help.

    Do you want to regain control over your eating disorder? Therapy at Empower Counselling Services Winnipeg can help.

    Are you struggling to set boundaries? Therapy at Empower Counselling Services Winnipeg can help.

    Are you confused about your gender identity or sexual orientation? Therapy at Empower Counselling Services Winnipeg can help.

    Do you want to regain your sexual confidence, sex-drive, or sexual mojo? Therapy at Empower Counselling Services Winnipeg can help.

    Are you feeling discouraged about life in general? Therapy at Empower Counselling Services Winnipeg can help.

    Are you feeling like life has been unfair to you? Therapy at Empower Counselling Services Winnipeg can help.

    Have you been unable to control and/or altogether kick your addictions? Therapy at Empower Counselling Services Winnipeg can help.

    Are you struggling with your mental health, including depression and anxiety? Therapy at Empower Counselling Services Winnipeg can help.

    Are you hard on yourself and would like to become more self-compassionate? Therapy at Empower Counselling Services Winnipeg can help.

    Do you suffer from low self esteem? Therapy at Empower Counselling Services Winnipeg can help.

    Therapy at Empower Counselling Services Winnipeg can help with many more issues and pains to help you get unstuck and once again experience the joys of life. Like everyone else, YOU deserve to be happy.

    If you’re interested in becoming a healthier, happier, more empowered and more fulfilled YOU, please get in touch with us to explore how we can help.

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    Finding the Right Winnipeg Counselling 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 Winnipeg 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 in Winnipeg 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, eating disorders, overcoming addictions, marital/couple or other 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.

    Let's work together towards your renewed empowerment and health. Call or email us today. Let's journey together.

    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, in addictions, and in dissatisfying jobs and relationships. It keeps us from enjoying health and vitality.

    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.

    Reaching Out Can Be Hard

    For many people, reaching out—be that to a loved-one, a Winnipeg 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!

    Perhaps you are searching for a counselling therapist in Winnipeg for a loved-one. In that case, we appreciate that you have stopped by, and would be deeply honoured to connect with your loved-one to explore whether we would be a good fit to work together towards a brighter and more empowered today and tomorrow.

    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.

    Breaking from your painful past and investing in your health is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. You deserve to be happy. It truly is possible!

    About Us

    About Liona Kehler

    Hi there, I’m Liona (she/her/hers). Thanks so much for stopping by today.

    I believe that 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….

    About Vern Kehler

    Hi, I’m Vern (he/him/his). Thanks kindly for stopping by.

    I believe to heal, we need to be vulnerable—let ourselves be seen. To grow, we need to look inside. At its 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….

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