The Adler Centre counselling clinic & Adlerian Psychology Association of BC (APABC) (est. 1973) is a registered non-profit organization with the BC Societies Act and a Registered Charity.
Our guiding premise is that a sense of belonging lies at the root of well-being and that it can be nurtured. We help people better understand and care for themselves by providing the support, knowledge, and tools for growth. We believe that healthier individuals lead to healthier families and 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, 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.
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.