Youth and Family Counselling

Learning To Manage Life Problems

The Youth and Family Counselling service offers individual youth and/ or family counselling to help youth and families address a wide variety of concerns and problems faced in daily life.

Youth 12 years of age or older may access this service on their own but where indicated we will encourage the involvement of parents. Typical of the kinds of concerns youth and families bring forward are:

  • Substance use
  • Depression
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal thoughts, feelings or actions
  • Anxiety
  • School concerns (bullying, cyber- bullying, other struggles)
  • Sexuality
  • Gender questioning
  • Gaming addiction
  • Gambling concerns
  • Transition struggles (to high school; to college)

The program provides Masters level clinicians for up to eight confidential sessions of counseling. More sessions may be provided if such a need is determined. The topics to be discussed are primarily the choice of the youth and/or parent.

Access to the Youth & Family Counselling program is provided through our Crisis and Intake Team (519-433-0334).