How we can help
We offer support for…
- Loneliness & isolation
- Racial distress
- Grief & loss
- Family issues
- Relationship challenges
- Identity exploration
HOW IT WORKS
Referral from Community Partner
One of our community partners will submit a referral form on your behalf.
A trained graduate social work student will call you to introduce our services and schedule the first session.
First Video Call/Phone Call
A trained graduate Social Work Student and their supervisor will go over paperwork with you during the session. This will help us to understand how to best support you.
Continued Video Sessions/Phone Sessions
A trained graduate social work student will work with you for 8-10 sessions over phone or video.
Talk It Out operates on a community-based and collaborative model, with an aim of complementing current mental health services and enhancing the mental health and wellbeing of individuals living within the GTA. Student counsellors from the University of Toronto Master of Social Work program provide accessible free short-term counselling services via video and phone to individuals 16 years and older affected by mild to moderate mental health challenges.Talk It Out operates through the lens of anti-oppressive practice, anti-Black racism, and trauma informed care. Using a strength-based, client-centered approach, we build the client’s resilience through a deep grasp of case formulation that informs each session. Drawing from various therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SF-BT), our students carefully tailor their approaches to suit each client’s unique needs. To ensure the highest standards of care, our students receive ongoing weekly supervision from qualified social work supervisors as well as regular in-service training.