*in-person counselling services may be limited due to COVID-19 restrictions*
Family Service Toronto Counselling Services offers individual, family and couple counselling. Counselling may be able to help you. Counselling helps people (from all walks of life) explore options, find solutions, develop coping strategies, identify strengths, locate information, provide resources and promote healing, resiliency and self-empowerment.
Our professional staff can work with you using a variety of tools and approaches including but not limited to cognitive behavior therapy, EMDR, Sensory Motor, Trauma informed therapy, narrative therapy, and Emotional Focussed Therapy.
Fees: Sliding scale, determined based on income and/or need. Free on Wednesdays from 3:30pm to 7:30pm (subject to capacity). For more information, click here.
489 College Street, Suite 503, Toronto, ON M6G 1A4
The Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic is a specialized clinic for women experiencing violence, established in the memory of Barbra Schlifer – an idealistic young lawyer whose life was cut short by violence on the night of her call to the bar of Ontario on April 11, 1980. In her memory, the Clinic assists approximately 4,000 women a year to build lives free from violence through counselling, legal representation and language interpretation. We amplify women’s voices, and cultivate their skills and resilience. Together with our donors and volunteers, we are active in changing the conditions that threaten women’s safety, dignity and equality.
Fees: Free for women-identifying survivors of violence
1155 Yonge Street, Suite 200, Toronto, ON M4T 1W2
Catholic Family Services of Toronto offers individual, couple, family and group counselling. Their professional counselling staff help people resolve problems that challenge their lives. The helping process acknowledges the needs, strengths, values and goals of individuals and families. Their counsellors recognize and sensitively respond to differences in cultural, racial, gender, and religious backgrounds of clients.
Phone: 416-921-1163 / Email: [email protected]
Fees: Determined based on income and/or need. No one is denied service because of his/her inability to pay fees.
815 Danforth Avenue, Suite 100, Toronto, ON M4J 1L2
Their registered Social Workers provide counselling, psychotherapy and support services to individuals 16 years of age and older who are experiencing problems with mental health issues, substance use, and other difficulties in their lives. Through their Social Work and Full Circle program, registered Social Workers also work with older adults and seniors, their families and caregivers to develop the skills and abilities to function independently, through counselling and case management. Social Workers also offer support groups for caregivers or bereaved persons.
Phone: 416-572-3575 / Email: [email protected]
Fees: Please contact intake line to discuss
658 Danforth Avenue, Suite 204, Toronto, ON M4J 5B9
Art Therapy is a mental health profession, which helps individuals externalize and organize their thoughts and feelings that may otherwise be difficult to articulate. The guided creative process as well as the end product can be used to enhance a person’s emotional, spiritual, social, cognitive, and physical well-being.
Phone: 647-245-3344 / Email: [email protected]
Fees: $100-$145, depending on therapist. Sliding scales are offered, determined based on income and/or need.
YWCA Toronto’s Breakthrough program offers free support groups to women who have been abused or harmed by other kinds of violence. They currently offer the following groups; Imagining New Directions for women who have experienced childhood sexual abuse or incest; Healing Through Expressive Arts for women who have experienced violence or abuse; Stepping into Connection. an open group for women who may be new to group support and who have experienced violence or abuse; and Creating Safety and Possibilities for women dealing with the effects of intimate partner abuse.
Phone: 416-487-7151 (ext. 267)
Fees: Free for women-indetifying survivors of violence
221 Broadview Avenue Toronto, ON, M4M 2G3
Margaret's works with members of the community experiencing a psychiatric, emotional, psychosocial or situational crisis requiring immediate short-term intervention. They provide crisis intervention services that prevent escalation and the need for unnecessary hospitalizations. Margaret’s is an entry point that can assist at-risk individuals through proper assessments and referrals, helping people secure the appropriate community resources for their individual needs. Additionally, Margaret’s Mental Health and Justice Program offers intensive individual assistance and advocacy for those experiencing mental health issues and who are accused of committing low-risk offences.
Fees: Contact Margaret's to discuss and/or visit website for eligibility criteria
417 Parliament Street, Toronto, ON M5A 3A1
Gestalt therapy is an approach to personal transformation that invites a fuller presence and awareness of the here and now, thus allowing you the possibility of more excitement, energy and courage to live your life directly. People come to Gestalt therapy seeking support in times of challenge and transition, a desire to explore unfinished business, find creative solutions in relationships, and to decrease levels of fear and anxiety. Gestalt's student therapists in the clinic receive a minimum of 3 ½ years of training, and some have many more years of diverse personal and professional experience. They will work with you in the present moment in a warm, honest and direct manner. All of the therapists have a supervisor and all of their client cases are reviewed confidentially. Neither the Student Clinic nor the Gestalt Institute of Toronto has access to your files or in any way manages or supervises the therapist’s practice.
Phone: 416-964-9464 / Email: [email protected]
Affordable Therapy Network provides an online database of therapists across Canada, including Toronto & Ontario, that provide low-cost or sliding scale rates. The site allows you to research individual therapists, filtered based on therapy approach or issues, and reach out to individual therapists for consultations, in order to meet your unique mental health concerns and needs.
Varied per therapist
Fees: Low-cost, $50-$65/session. Sliding scale, $70-$120/session; determined by individual therapists based on income and/or need.