All posts in “counselling”

Turning Point Youth Services – Violence Prevention

Group Name: Turning Point Youth Services – Violence Prevention

Description: Turning Point Youth Services is a a Toronto-based, accredited children’s mental health centre that provides a wide range of programs and services to youth aged 12 – 24 and their families. Our mission, reconnecting youth and families to their community, is central to our service philosophy that highlights the importance of the individual, family and community. Our approach is youth and family centered, competency based and responsive to the life difficulties faced by our clients. Our programs and services are delivered by qualified professional and trained staff using models of service delivery that are evidence based and drawn from best practice models in the mental health and social service field.

Violence Prevention is offered under the Clinical and Counselling Services at Turning Point. Emergency shelter and day programs are also available.
Group and individual counselling is available for youth struggling with issues of violence in their lives. Supports and counselling options are provided to both perpetrators of violence and youth who have been victimized or traumatized by violence.

Where: 95 Wellesley Street East | Toronto, ON M4Y 2X9

Contact: 416-925-9250 |

Toronto Rape Crisis Centre / Multicultural Women Against Rape

Group Name: Toronto Rape Crisis Centre / Multicultural Women Against Rape

Description: TRCC/MWAR (Toronto Rape Crisis Centre / Multicultural Women Against Rape) operates on principles of mutual respect and anti-oppression. We believe survivors of sexual violence are experts in their own healing. Together we work toward creating a thriving community, empowering survivors of all races, classes, ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, abilities and spiritualities.

Services provided:

  • 24 Hour crisis line phone counselling
  • In person, one—to—one counselling sessions, Monday—Friday. Evening appointment available by calling the main line
  • Information and referral: we offer referrals to counselling, health, legal clinics and other government / community agencies.
  • Latin American Women’s Program: provide services in Spanish. To book an appointment with a Spanish speaking counsellor.

Where: P.O. Box 84, Station B | Toronto, ON, M5T 2T2

Contact: 416-597-8808 (Crisis & Counselling) | 416-597-1171 | 416-597-1171 Ext. 228 (Spanish) | | (Spanish) |

Street Health – Community Mental Health Program

Group Name: Street Health – Community Mental Health Program

Description: Street Health is a non-profit community based agency that improves the health of homeless and under-housed people in Toronto. We offer both physical and mental health programs. We provide our services on the street, in parks, and in homeless shelters and drop-ins. The people we work with have lives characterized by extreme poverty, chronic unemployment, insecurity in housing, poor nutrition, high stress and loneliness. They also have more frequent and serious illnesses, and die younger on average than the general population.

The Community Mental Health Program supports people who face the extra challenge of mental health issues while homeless or under-housed. As many as 30% of homeless people in Canada have experienced a mental health issue. The lack of supportive housing makes it all the more difficult for individuals to access and maintain housing. Beyond basic supports, the five-person mental health team provides crisis intervention, outreach, informal counselling, legal support, and referrals to other community resources. The team works with neighbouring service providers, the nursing team and others.

Where: 338 Dundas Street East | Toronto, ON M5A 2A1

Contact: 416-921-8668 | |

Canadian Centre for Men and Families – One on One Therapy/Counselling

Group Name: Canadian Centre for Men and Families – One on One Therapy/Counselling

Description: The first facility of its kind, we are an open, inclusive and safe space dedicated to the health and well-being of boys, men, fathers and their families. We provides workshops, counseling, discussion groups and a variety of special events. Programs include trauma and abuse support, suicide prevention, fathering, tutoring, mentorship and legal aid. We run services, research, advocacy, outreach and public education on all aspects of men’s issues.

One on One Therapy/Counselling
A men’s health, men’s issues and gender issues discussion group for anyone interested in learning about Call ahead to make appointment: 45 minutes, no charge, and confidential. One on One counselling: individual, family issues, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, separation/divorce, social isolation, employment, low self-esteem.

Where: 152 Carlton Street, Unit 201 | Toronto, ON, M5A 2K1

When: The second and fourth Tuesday every month 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Contact: 647-479-9611 | 1-844-900-CCMF (2263) | |

Senior Peoples’ Resources in North Toronto (SPRINT) – Counselling for Seniors

Group Name: Senior Peoples’ Resources in North Toronto (SPRINT) – Counselling for Seniors

Description: SPRINT (Senior Peoples’ Resources in North Toronto) began caring for seniors and enabling seniors to care for themselves in 1983. They continue to do so today as an accredited, not-for-profit community support service agency in Toronto by offering a wide range of practical and low-cost services to seniors and their caregivers. Their services help seniors stay safe, connected, and live as independently as possible, as well as prevent premature or inappropriate institutionalization.

SPRINT Senior Care offers high-quality counselling and support services, free to seniors, through our Social Work Department. It provides information and referral about services, confidential counselling to individuals and families, short- and long-term client intervention and case management, as well as help accessing retirement homes and understanding the meaning and importance of Power of Attorney.

Where: 140 Merton St. 2nd Floor | Toronto, ON M4S 1A1

When: To register, or to obtain for more information about SPRINT Senior Care’s counselling and support services, call or email.

Contact: 416-481-6411 | |

Settlement Assistance and Family Support Services – Counselling for Victims of Abuse

Group Name: Settlement Assistance and Family Support Services – Counselling for Victims of Abuse

Description: We provide a full range of services to our clients and their families, and continually identify and develop new programs that address the evolving needs of our diverse, ethno-cultural community. The Mission of SAFSS (Settlement Assistance and Family Support Services) is “to assist, educate and empower newcomers, women, seniors, youth, children and families in their integration process to improve their health and quality of life, realize their fullest potential and become contributing members of the Canadian society”.

Supportive Counselling for Victims of Domestic Violence
Supportive Counselling for Victims of Domestic Violence emphasizes holding group sessions in a linguistically and culturally appropriate manner for two different groups- Farsi/Dari speakers vs. Urdu/Hindi speakers. The support group for domestic violence model is based on sharing information about basic resources in the community and how to access them. The project teaches coping and survival skills in a culturally sensitive manner and help victims relate to each other and practice skills imparted during one-on-one counseling.

Where: 1200 Markham Road, Suite 214 | Scarborough, ON M1H 3C3

When: Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

Contact: 416-431-4847 | |

Family Service Toronto – Seniors and Caregivers Support

Group Name: Family Service Toronto – Seniors and Caregivers Support

Description: Family Service Toronto (FST) helps people face a wide variety of life challenges. For almost 100 years, we have been assisting families and individuals through counselling, community development, advocacy and public education programs. Our services are available to everyone who lives or works in Toronto.

The Seniors and Caregivers Support Service Unit at Family Service Toronto provides social work services to older people and caregivers. Our work includes counselling, group work, advocacy, training and educational sessions on a variety of topics such as aging and memory loss, anger and guilt, how to access community resources, abuse of older adults, etc.
You can come to our office for counselling, attend support groups or educational seminars, talk to a trained counsellor by telephone or, in exceptional circumstances, arrange for a home/community visit. We are able to provide counselling in English and Spanish. We provide counselling services for those facing issues such as:

  • Dealing with chronic or degenerative illness
  • Stress in family relationships
  • Bereavement
  • The uprootedness and difficulty of adapting to a new culture at an advanced age
  • Caregiver stress
  • Elder abuse

Where: 355 Church Street | Toronto, ON M5B 1Z8

When: Please call for more information.

Contact: 416-595-9618 | |

Tangerine Walk-in Counselling

Group Name: Tangerine Walk-in Counselling

Description: Tangerine Walk-In Counselling is a free service for children, youth and families who live in the Peel Region. Tangerine offers a unique single-session approach to counselling. As a walk-in service, we are able to support children, youth and families when they need it most. We help our clients develop a clear plan of action that recognizes and builds on their own strengths and abilities. Sometimes we refer our clients to other services but, in many cases, a single visit to Tangerine is all our clients need in order to feel better about their situation and take the necessary steps toward positive change.

Tangerine Walk-In Counselling is available free of charge to children and youth, up to their 18th birthday, and their parents, caregivers or adult supporters. Adolescents aged 12 to 17 may access this service independently. *** Tangerine Walk-In Counselling is only available to residents of the Region of Peel. We see families and their children for a wide range of reasons including:

  • Parents/caregivers/guardians frustrated with child/youth behaviours
  • Children, youth and families experiencing significant change such as a new school, a new relationship, or a new community
  • Challenges for children and youth that impact how they feel about themselves
    Issues for youth and/or their parents/caregivers relating to LGBT, including gender identity and sexual orientation
  • Relationship issues (friendships, dating, siblings)
  • Children and youth experiencing anxiety, depression or other mental health concerns
  • Strong feelings that are impacting behaviour at home, school or in the community
  • Youth experiencing difficulties at school or with parents
  • Youth involved in the justice system
  • Youth in transition
  • Youth who are at risk of homelessness
  • Grief and loss

Where: 160 Traders Blvd. East, Suite 100 | Mississauga, ON L4Z 3K7

When: Tuesdays 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (last walk-in session is at 6:00 p.m.) Wednesdays and Thursdays are the other counselling days at other locations. Please call for more details.

Contact: 905-795-3530 |

Women’s College Hospital – Wellness for Independent Seniors

Group Name: Women’s College Hospital – Wellness for Independent Seniors

Description: Women’s College Hospital is established in women’s health – our remarkable history goes back more than a century in Ontario. We have gone through many changes in the past several years – the most recent being regaining our independent governance on April 1, 2006. This is a very exciting time for us, as we explore new and better ways to provide care to women and their families throughout every phase of their lives. Women’s College Hospital is a community dedicated to achieving leadership in women’s health in an ambulatory care setting.

WISE stands for Wellness for Independent SEniors.The goal of the WISE program is to optimize the quality of life for seniors living in the community. Our program aims to:

  • Provide support and counselling to older adults and their families
  • Offer suggestions to improve our clients’ physical and mental health
  • Educate seniors about community resources and healthy lifestyle choices
  • Help seniors and their families plan for future care-related needs

You are eligible to participate in the WISE program if you are 60 years of age or older, and experiencing changes in your ability to function, due to: recent falls, changes in memory or
nutritional concerns (such as sudden weight loss or restricted diets). ***Referral: You must be referred to the WISE program by a physician.

Where: 790 Bay Street, 8th Floor | Toronto, ON M5G 1N9

Contact: 416-351-3700 | |

Toronto Military Family Resource Centre – Short-Term Intervention and Crisis Support

Group Name: Toronto Military Family Resource Centre – Short-Term Intervention and Crisis Support

Description: The Toronto Military Family Resource Centre (TMFRC) is a community based non-profit charitable organization. Our goal is to recognize and foster the unique strength of families within the military community. Our aim is to support our families in a meaningful way by providing the resources to assist, maintain and enhance their quality of family life while living in the Greater Toronto Area.

We all need a helping hand now and again. Our counsellor offers crisis intervention and short term emotional support for individuals, couples and families. We can assist you in dealing with issues and situations you find personally challenging. Counselling gives you a chance to be heard without judgment by someone outside of your situation. You can also acquire knowledge and learn new skills, which can help you find your own solutions. Assistance can be provided for a variety of issues, such as:

  • Deployment-related stress
  • Relationships
  • Youth
  • Stress
  • Grief, loss
  • Anxiety and self esteem
  • Addictions
  • Living with violence
  • Families with Special Needs

***Appointments can be booked Monday to Friday. The service is confidential and free. Eligibility:
Families of Regular Canadian Forces members and of the Reserve (Classes B and C).

Where: Toronto Military Family Resource Centre | 5 Yukon Lane | Toronto, ON M3K 0A1

Contact: Michael MacDonald 416-633-6200 Ext. 4330 | | |

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