Our Approach

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, a group workshop 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.


At The Adler Centre, we consider the parts of people and community as inseparable. Through this holistic lens, we practice Gemeinschaftsgefühl, a term used by Adler meaning community feeling or Social Interest.


Through the teaching of Adler’s ideas we underscore the importance of mutual respect and cooperation within community. These powerful ideas will remain relevant.

Clinic Staff

Anna Goren

Executive Director

Dr. Chris Shelley

Clinical Director

Evelyn Taylor

Administrative & Grants Manager

Sara Kloepfer

Office Assistant

Kirsty Lewis

Community Outreach

Board Members

  • Jill Davies
  • Gabriel Hinojosa
  • Andrea Jonsson
  • Deborah Kong
  • Jean Mill
  • Nancy Chapman


  • Davies Family Fund
  • Robert Pirouz
  • Jason Jacobson & Michelle Trantina
  • Nadeem Meghji
  • Jeffrey Sundar
  • Jean Mill
  • Nicola Wealth Private Giving Foundation
  • 2Oaks Consulting Inc.
  • Alfred Adler Western Canada Society
  • David & Nancy Chapman