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Mental Health Counselling

The Mental Health Team at CCRIHC provides free private and confidential counselling for issues related to the unique experiences of refugees and newcomers in their lives prior to arrival, during their journey to Canada and upon settling into the Greater Toronto Area.

Our Mental Health Team is comprised of  experienced counsellors such as Registered Social Workers/Registered Psychotherapists who are specialized in culturally-sensitive, trauma-informed psychotherapy for diagnoses such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other mental illnesses.  A wait-list for referral to Psychiatric/Psychological assessments is maintained, with needs-based triage by our team.

We also provide short-term counselling and referral for psychosocial problems related to stress management, family or relationship problems, trouble adjusting to Canadian life, addictions, domestic violence, sexual assault or abuse,  parenting issues, and difficulties related to grief and loss or separation and divorce.  

Support, referral and advocacy is provided for issues of emergency housing and food access as well as access to local community services.  

And we are growing! So stay tuned for announcements of new programs for adults and children starting soon, including Art Therapy Groups, our Legal Advice Clinic and our REBOUND counselling program for youth and young adults!


Patient Information:

Please ask your family doctor or other healthcare provider for a referral if you wish to speak with a member of our Mental Health Team. If you do not have a family doctor/healthcare provider, call to schedule an appointment to see a healthcare provider at our clinic, free of charge.  We accept referrals for newcomers with and without immigration status regardless of federal or provincial healthcare coverage.