Our counsellors are here to support adults and youths with the challenges they are facing. As a client, you can expect to be listened to, respected in the goals you set for counselling, and helped in finding ways to cope with life difficulties. Counselling is about supporting you to discovery or build on your own strengths and abilities.

We provide counselling for a range of needs including:

  • feelings of depression and anxiety
  • coping with illness
  • trauma or abuse
  • grief and loss
  • harm reduction for substance use and other addictions
  • parenting
  • family or relationship difficulties

Counselling services are free. We offer this limited resource to clients who do not have a health plan. Counselling services could be a single session, a few sessions, or a series of sessions not greater than 16.

Counselling services are available in English, French, Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish and Portuguese. Interpretation services are available as needed.

Program Time & Hours:
Monday – Friday 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

*There are some evening appointments available 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Appointments are available on a weekly, bi-weekly or as needed basis.

Program Eligibility:

Confidential counselling, case management and group supports are available for individuals, couples and families who live in the catchment, or are members of the priority communities serves:

  • Adults (including seniors) and youth (16 years to 29) of all genders
  • People who are on social assistance or are low wage earners without related benefits
  • Homeless, or near-homeless, history of frequent evictions
  • Newcomers (including non-status) and refugees
  • People with mental and emotional health issues
  • People with chronic health issues that impact on wellness
  • Substance users
  • Sex workers
  • LGB and Trans-identified people
  • Parents andindividuals pre/post pregnancy
  • People who are or have experienced abuse or violence

Counselling approaches at CTCHC include:

  • Harm Reduction philosophy
  • Supportive, strength-based, brief solution
  • Trauma-Informed
  • Body-Centered
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Mindfulness (individual and group)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for individuals and groups
  • Provision of information about emergency services and other community services in the community
  • Case management, accompaniment, advocacy, referrals and other practical support as needed, eg. detox, food banks, housing help, legal aid, harm reduction supplies

Program Contact:

To book an appointment please call or Central Intake (416) 703-8482, ext. 2106

Referrals can be made from other community agencies, health professionals, or self-referral.