The Clinic 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 who are 16 years of age and older. The Clinic operates through the lens of anti-oppressive practice, anti-black racism and trauma informed care. We incorporate a strengths-based model of practice, which builds on the strength of each client.
The Clinic offers short-term mental health counselling to those experiencing:
- Loneliness & Isolation
- Racial distress
- Grief and loss
- Family issues
- Relationship challenges
- Issues related to identity exploration
The Clinic is able to provide clients with 6-8 sessions. Each session is between 45 – 60 minutes in length. The approaches used by our team include, but are not limited to, cognitive behavioural therapy, solution-focused and strategic therapy, and narrative therapy. Support is customized to meet the unique needs of each individual.
The Clinic is grateful to work alongside the following community partners:
The Clinic works closely with community partners to ensure person-centred care, in which support is customized to meet individual needs.
Due to our limited capacity, the Clinic will not be able to provide service to individuals who are:
Clients who are in a crisis state (such as acute suicidal ideation or behaviours) and require immediate care
Clients who have serious mental health needs that require medical care
Clients who are currently receiving counselling or psychotherapy elsewhere
Clients who are requesting a psychiatric assessment for legal purposes
Clients who are requesting a psychiatric assessment that is recommended by their employer
Clients who are requesting a psychiatric assessment to resolve disputes at work
Clients who are referred by Children’s Aid Society (CAS)
Recently discharged from a psychiatric institute or psychiatric unit