Since The Adler Centre’s inception in 1973, our guiding premise has been that a sense of belonging is at the root of well-being and that it can be nurtured.
We help people better understand and care for themselves by providing them with support, knowledge, and tools for growth. We offer this in a variety of ways and through them we help build healthier communities.
The Adlerian principles of individual healing, education, holism, and community need are implicit in all that we offer at The Adler Centre. Whether attending counselling, group workshops or academic learning, these founding principles will be present.
Compassion is at the heart of our work at The Adler Centre and we are dedicated to offering our varied services with respect, encouragement, patience and wisdom.
The theory of Holism is based on the idea that things can be best understood by looking at the whole rather than at parts. In this way people are an inseparable part of community. At the Adler Centre we support our communities by way of our accessible counselling and community-oriented programs.
Since Adlerian thought is based on essential human needs and drives, it will continue to remain relevant. Through the teaching of Adler’s ideas we underscore the importance of mutual respect and cooperation within community. This fosters Gemeinschaftsgefuhl – a term used by Adler and meaning community feeling or social interest.
The on-site Adler team comprises of the Executive Director, Clinic Director, Administrative & Grants Manager, Office Assistant, Community Liaison and the Associate Counsellors. The off-site team comprises of several Associate Counsellors working remotely, our Board Members, Accountant, and NASAP Representitive. In addition we have a large APABC membership that we consider an important part of The Adler Centre team.
Our programs and services would not be possible without the generous support of our donors and funders. The Adler Centre is grateful to our partners for their support of our mission to provide affordable mental health services to the community.