About Us

About Us

Do you know that saying, it takes a village…?

We believe it not only takes a village to help raise children but also to navigate life, especially when life becomes challenging and overwhelming, as it so often does. 

We were never meant to weather through life’s transitions and turbulences alone. In fact, many studies have shown that having strong support and connections can improve the quality and length of our lives.

At Onyx, we value relationships and we aim to be an extension of your village to support you no matter what you are going through, from small stressors to major transitions. Positive connections and strong social support can aid in resiliency to stress, decrease the effects of trauma, and contribute to a fulfilling life full of connection.

We meet you where you are at.

We are not a one size fits all collective. Our trusted therapists have training in various approaches and modalities that allow us to work with the unique needs of each client. We work with you to decide the best plan for you based on where you are now and where you want to be, as well as the support/resources you are working with. Our process is collaborative and our goal is to ensure we are meeting your therapeutic goals.

Values :


Let’s talk about “it takes a village” concept

– We turn towards others for support. We will provide therapeutic support as long as you need us. No, therapy is not forever – but we are that safe haven for you to turn towards when you need support.

Let’s talk about a holistic approach to therapy.

– We can cite studies that show how having support can lead to coping better with tough situations.

Let’s discuss the symbolic meanings of onyx

– it is a mineralized compound known for its strength.

let’s talk about our therapeutic practice being a source of strength and support.

– Onyx is also know as a stone of protection, healing, and absorbing negative energies. We can tie that into the concept of our therapeutic practice.

The stone physically is multicolored – layers – and that like life – it ripples with light and dark elements that we have to navigate through.


Land Acknowledgment:

Onyx Counselling and Psychotherapy acknowledges that we have the privilege of operating in Sherwood Park, Alberta located on Treaty Six Territory, the original homeland of the Cree, Métis, Blackfoot, and many other First Nations who were here before us, and we are grateful and honoured to be able to live, work, and play here on this land.

Counselling Support for Individuals, Couples, & Families.

We are a group counselling practice located in Sherwood Park, AB (Treaty 6 Territory) to support you and the needs of your family. Wherever you are right now we are here to help you thrive during moments of adversity, crisis, or transition.

This work is not meant to be done alone, sometimes we need to lean on others. We understand it’s not easy to manage stressors, relationships, and all the other responsibilities life throws our way. This is a non-judgemental place where you can put the heaviness down for a bit. If you are struggling, let us be the landing place for you, a place where you can feel supported and held as you navigate change. We are a kind, compassionate team that strives every day to create a place where you feel validated and heard.

We’ve got you, for as long as you need us to!

At Onyx, not only do we understand the concept of the village, but we also embody it in our practice and philosophy. We believe that healthy relationships and strong supports are essential to wellbeing and quality of life. To feel supported, seen, heard, understood, and validated area basic human needs. Even when we are unable to change the unfair outcomes that life deals us, having supports are vital to coping.

Our caring and compassionate team of therapists provide a safe space for you to unload some of the mental weights you have been carrying. We are here to support you and your loved ones with whatever you are dealing with, from everyday stressors to major life transitions.

Let us be a part of your village.

Why Choose Onyx

Our therapists bring a diversity of experiences, training, backgrounds, and competencies to our practice, to meet the ever-changing needs of individuals, couples, and families. They are trained in a variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, and more, which can be integrated into a customized treatment plan.

What Our Clients Say

We often hear the following feedback from People about working with our therapists:
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