Crowsnest Counselling Services

Our Goals



David Combden

My name is David Combden and I am a Registered Psychologist. I treat individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, stress, and addiction. I use cognitive behavioural techniques, but work from a person-centered perspective, using techniques that focus on thoughts, behaviours, and emotions but while also focusing on the client as a person. In session, the client is the expert in him or herself. I strongly believe that the relationship between the therapist and the client is crucial in any type of meaningful therapy work. I primarily use Person-Centered, Cognitive-Behavioural, Feminist, Mindfulness, and Systems approaches in my work with clients. I also employ EMDR for individuals suffering from trauma.

Since graduating with my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 2004, I have held a variety of positions doing research, completed my Master’s degree in Health Psychology (in stress management and emotional expression), volunteered with a Distress Centre Crisis Phone Line, completed my Master’s of Counselling degree, and worked with individuals with disabilities. Using this diverse background to inform my knowledge and experience of life, I completed the path to becoming a Registered Psychologist in July of 2019. I also self-published a book in 2014 entitled Instances of Change: The Process of Personality Change, a non-fiction work in which I examined the possibilities of personality change in adults.

In my spare time, I enjoy reading, running, cooking, writing music, playing guitar, and spending time with my family.

I am available morning, afternoon, and limited evening appointments 4 days per week.

We are committed to:

  • Providing high quality professional counselling services, by licensed mental health professionals, informed by best practices, current research and the highest ethical standards.

  • Providing services that respect the dignity and value of all people inclusive of gender, age, sexual identity/orientation, religion, ethnicity, physical qualities, and ability.

  • Providing accessible services to individuals in the form of a convenient location, flexible hours, and a sliding fee scale.

  • Engaging and collaborating with stakeholders and community agencies to promote mental health in the Crowsnest Pass.