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    Getting in Touch

    📧 Email: info@empoweryoutoday.ca

    📞 Phone: (431) 688-8103

    📅 Online Booking (see below)

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    Business Hours

    ⌚️ Monday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    ⌚️ Tuesday 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

    ⌚️ Wednesday 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

    ⌚️ Thursday 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM

    ⌚️ Friday 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM

    About Liona Kehler

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    For New Adult Individual Clients

    New clients for Liona are currently being placed on a waiting-list. For booking and other inquiries, please feel free to contact Liona

    About Vern Kehler

    Book an Appointment with Vern

    For New Adult Individual Clients

    New clients for Vern are currently being placed on a waiting-list. For booking and other inquiries, please feel free to contact Vern

    The Right Time to Book Your First Counselling Therapy Appointment in Winnipeg

    Have you been wondering whether you should seek professional help with a specific struggle, but you're not sure how and where to get started? Are you feeling unsure of when may be the right time to book your first counselling therapy appointment in Winnipeg? If so, we are so glad you are here. Take your time to look around our site and then let us know if you have questions, or conveniently book your first counselling therapy appointment with us above.

    Don't hesitate to reach out to us any time. We would love to hear from you even if you're not ready to commit to booking your first counselling therapy session with us at this time.

    When to Book an Appointment with a Winnipeg Therapist

    When it comes to physical health, it’s often fairly easy to know whether or not you need to see a doctor. For example: If you catch a light cold, there’s really no need to make an appointment with your doctor. However, if you break your ankle, you need to immediately get to an emergency room. But when it comes to your mental and emotional health, things are often not as black and white.

    Truth is, seeking help before problems get too big and complex, regardless of the issue at hand, often leads to quicker and more successful therapeutic results. For example: Relationships that are generally strong and healthy can weather a single conflict quite successfully. However, when conflict gets stacked on layer upon layer of long-term discord, healing will take much more work and time; i.e. the longer and more complex the conflict, the longer and more complex the healing journey. The same is true for any other life-struggles.

    Examples of when may be the right time to book your first counselling therapy appointment in Winnipeg include:

    Book Your First Counselling Therapy Appointment in Winnipeg To Heal From Trauma or Abuse

    Trauma and abuse can leave lasting scars that, if left untreated, can negatively impact every aspect of your life, from relationships to your ability to experience joy and happiness. Coming to terms with your experience by speaking with a warm, empathic, and specially-trained trauma therapist can help you to heal.

    Book Your First EMDR Appointment Near You

    If you have experienced an event that causes you to experience distressing emotions that appear to you, and perhaps to loved-ones, to be stronger than the current situation may realistically call for, then EMDR therapy may be a good fit for you.

    Other reasons to consider booking your first EMDR therapy session in Winnipeg may include:

    • Being highly reactive to certain triggers
    • One or more dysfunctional belief(s) about yourself that on an intellectual level you know is not true
    • You experience nightmares, flashbacks, low self-esteem...

    If any of the above resonates with you then you may be a good candidate for nearby EMDR therapy in Winnipeg.

    Book Your First Winnipeg Counselling Therapy Session for Help With Anxiety

    It’s common to feel anxious from time to time, but if you’ve noticed your anxiety levels increasing and interfering with your ability to do normal activities like work, household chores, and sleep, you may benefit from talking to a mental health professional.

    Book Your First Winnipeg Counselling Therapy Session for Help With Depression

    Whether your depression comes in waives of intense bursts or whether you have low-grade and persistent depression, this may be the right time to book your first therapy appointment in Winnipeg for depression. Given the current political (and other) concerns we all face in one way or another, this is a difficult time, and getting some professional support may just be what gets you back to being your genuine, healthy, and empowered YOU.

    Book Your First Session for Tailored Therapy for Adult Individuals

    Whether you are looking for help with self-esteem, trauma healing, relationships, behavioural patterns and habits you haven't been able to break...., therapy for adult individuals is so effective because it allows you and your therapist to tailor your therapy sessions to your unique needs.

    Book a Counselling Therapy Session For Help With Difficult Life Transitions

    Difficulties such as the loss of a job, divorce, or loss of a loved one can make a once-peaceful life seem chaotic and unbearable. The emotions that go along with these challenging life transitions can be too much for many people to handle alone. Speaking with a therapist can be an effective way to work through your emotions and grief.

    Anxiety About Therapy

    Yup, that's totally a thing. Although it can feel frightening and overwhelming to take that first step and book your first therapy appointment, learning to manage your emotions and behaviour is an investment in yourself that can improve your quality of life in dramatic ways. If you or a loved one is interested in exploring treatment, please contact us today. We would be happy to speak with you about how we may be able to help.

    Importance of Therapist and Client Fit When Booking Your First Counselling Therapy Appointment

    At Empower Counselling Services Winnipeg we strongly believe that counselling works best when the therapist and the client are a good fit. That's why doing some research before booking your first counselling therapy appointment in Winnipeg is so important. You can learn more about finding a therapist that's right for you, in this blog.

    Our No Pressure Approach to You Booking Your First Counselling Therapy Session in Winnipeg

    At Empower Counselling Services Winnipeg we take a zero-pressure approach to your Winnipeg counselling therapy inquiry process. Our zero pressure approach includes your first counselling therapy appointment as well as follow-up appointments. While we will be more than happy to make recommendations for how often to meet and how to space your counselling therapy appointments, especially the first few appointments until we gain some momentum and we get into your desired therapeutic rhythm, we will not push you to book as many counselling therapy sessions as possible or to stay in therapy as long as possible. You may hear us say things like "trust your gut on how often you'd like to meet and/or how often you can afford to meet."

    After reading our website and/or after talking with us over a free 15-minute consultation, your gut will help you determine whether we are the right fit for what you're looking for in your Winnipeg therapist.

    The Inner Conflict

    You know that thing when you know you want to take an important step but you shrug it off, saying to yourself, "I'll do it tomorrow?" Those can be moments of intense inner conflict, and for many people, to find a counsellor in Winnipeg is a lot like that.  You want to send that email or submit that appointment form, or dial that number and make the call, but can't get yourself to do it. Perhaps you've already written the email or filled out the appointment form, and simply can't get yourself to hit the send or submit button.

    For many people, taking the step of reaching out is one of the toughest steps in the therapy process. Not knowing how the process works is often a big part of the anxiety, which is the reason we do our very best to offer several ways to connect and help you understand the processjust one small way we believe we can help you navigate the anxiety and overwhelm.

    For First Counselling Therapy Appointment Bookings

    If, after browsing our website, you are feeling ready to book your first therapy appointment, simply click Book Your First Appointment with Vern or Book Your First Appointment with Liona and there you can conveniently schedule your first appointment online. Within minutes of booking your appointment, you will receive an automated email with the appointment details, including: Date, time, address, parking, how to find us in the building, and a few initial forms to submit prior to the appointment.

    Preparing for Your First Winnipeg Counselling Therapy Session

    You may be wondering, "Do I need to bring something to my first session?" Or, "How do I prepare for my first session?" If that's you, no need to worry. There's nothing you have to bring. Just show up as you are, with some sense of what you want to work on in therapy. However, some clients like to bring a pen and notebook/journal to jot down some important notes such as homework, books and videos we may discuss, or important aha's in session. To learn more, please click "How to Find a Winnipeg Therapist"

    For First Counselling Therapy Appointment Inquiries

    As mentioned earlier, we have a strict "no pressure" practice for booking with us after you've inquired. This is your journey of finding a nearby counsellor that's a good fit for you.

    And as it is with many decisions in life, it's quite normal to feel undecided, ambivalent, unclear, uncertain... whether this is the right time to seek therapy in Winnipeg. If you have any questions before you book your first full appointment, we would be more than happy connect.

    Here's how:

    • Give us a call at (431) 688-8103. Leave a brief message if we're not available to answer the phone and we will return your call as soon as we can—whenever possible within 24 hours or less
    • Email us with your questions: info@empoweryoutoday.ca
    • Request your free 15-minute consultation (via email or the below Secure Contact Form). We would be more than happy to chat even if you're not feeling ready to make a commitment to a full counselling appointment at this time

    We very much look forward to hearing from you soon.

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    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2B5

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