Student Supports

School Counsellors are here to assist students in the following areas:

  • Academic advising
  • Career and Post-Secondary advising
  • Timetable setup and changes
  • Brief/short term personal counselling
  • Referrals to outside counselling and other resources

Our team:


Student last names A-L

Student last names M-Z

School Counsellor

Ms. Sonya Quinlan-Jacob

Phone ext: 6161

Ms. Theresa DeRosier

Phone ext: 6116

Learning Support/IPPs

Mr. Craig Baskerville

Phone ext: 6171

Ms. Katie Teague

Phone ext: 6181


Ms. Gladys Brown

(and all French Immersion)

Mr. Lael Johnston

Off-Campus Coordinator

  • Work Experience
  • RAP
  • Green Certificate

Ms. Liz Schweizer

On-campus at GMHS on Wednesdays only

To book an appointment, click here


To book an appointment with a school counsellor, please use the link below:

Book Now

** Please make sure to book with the correct counsellor based on student last name. Under "Staff" make sure you select your counsellor and not 'Anyone' **

For immediate mental health or family crisis.

1. Airdrie Urgent Mental Health - urgent mental health services available with no appointment. May include mental health assessment or single session therapy.

2. Distress Centre - a variety of services including 24-hour crisis support, professional counselling, youth peer support, and navigation and referrals.

  • Website
  • 24 hour crisis line - 403-266-4357

3. Wood's Homes - a non-profit mental health centre that provides treatment and support for children, young people, adults and families with mental health challenges

  • Website
  • Multiple locations - see their website for phone numbers

4. Calgary ConnecTeen - a texting or chat feature of the Distress Centre.

  • Website
  • 24 Hour Help Line: Text 587-333-2724 or Call 403-264-8336

5. Kids Help Phone counsellors are available to help teens 24 hours a day. It is a free support service that is confidential.

  • Website
  • Call 1-800-668-6868 or Text 686868

If you are a victim of sexual or domestic violence, please report it to the RCMP or Calgary Police by calling 911.

1. Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse (CCASA) is the primary sexual harassment, sexual abuse and sexual assault crisis, counselling and education service provider for Calgary and the surrounding areas.

  • Website
  • Support and Information Line - 403-237-5888
  • Alberta's One Line for Sexual Violence - 1-866-403-8000

2. Luna Child and Youth Advocacy Center - a recognized centre of excellence in child abuse intervention and prevention

3. Center for Sexuality - a community-based organization delivering programs & services to support healthy sexuality across the lifespan

4. Airdrie P.O.W.E.R (Women's Shelter, Domestic Violence Airdrie) - a non-profit organization that seeks to provide women in Airdrie and District with the means to leave an abusive environment through emergency resources, education and empowerment, thus creating a safe and sustainable community.

  • Website
  • Office phone: 403-960-0644 or Text: 403-891-9409
  • 24-hour domestic violence line: 403-234-7233 or 1-866-606-7233

5. Calgary Police Service Victim Assistance Support Team (VAST) - promotes and advocates the rights and entitlements of victims of crime and trauma.

  • Website
  • 403-428-8398 or toll-free 1-888-327-7828

Counselling Agencies in Calgary and Airdrie

1. Access Mental Health - provides information to connect callers to appropriate community services/programs

2. Community Links - provides a variety of valuable programs and services for all ages living within the North Rocky View Region in Alberta (Airdrie, Beiseker, Crossfield, Irricana, and surrounding North Rocky View County)

  • Website
  • Airdrie office: 403-945-3900. For other location offices, see their website.

3. Calgary Counselling Center - provides counselling for individuals and familes on a sliding fee scale

4. Kindred - provides counselling for individuals and families on a sliding fee scale

Private Counselling Options

Psychology Today - a directory and pictures of various psychologists and counsellors. Specific search criteria can be entered (e.g. area of the city, mental health concerns etc.)

Please contact your school counsellor for additional recommendations for private counselling or psychoeducational assessments.

The following list was compiled by the Rocky View Schools Addictions and Mental Health Team: 

Addictions And Mental Health Resources


Welcome to Stepping Stones to Mental Health

"Imagine a world without stigma, where vulnerability is strength and compassion is your first reaction."

A partnership of Alberta Health Services and Rocky View Schools.

Stepping Stones to Mental Health is one of 37 provincial mental health capacity building projects that promotes positive mental health and wellness to students.

This is accomplished by providing programming and activities to increase the awareness, and promotion of mental health and wellness.

Stepping Stones also collaborates and partners with organizations in the community to connect and engage students to their programs and activities. Connect to the Stepping Stones website for parent resources.

Feel free to contact:

Melissa Ramsay

Mental Health Success Coach

Mondays and Wednesdays

403-948-5935 ext. 6183

Land Acknowledgment

Rocky View Schools would like to acknowledge the land and recognize all the Indigenous Peoples whose footprints have marked these lands from time immemorial. Together, we can learn and honour the Ways of Knowing of Indigenous Peoples for all future generations.