The Counselling Program provides individual and family counselling for children and youth aged 0-17 and/or their families. Sessions are office-based and length of service may be up to 6 months, as determined by client need.
- To assist children/youth and their families to become more effective at managing mental health concerns
- To provide client-directed service as identified by the child/youth
- To help children/youth and families become aware of the strengths that exist within their family
- To improve the child/youth’s relationships with family, peers and the community
- Residents of Peel
- Children and youth aged 0 – 17 yrs
- Children or youth experiencing mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, attention impulse control, attachment, oppositional behaviour and trauma
- Children/youth and families who voluntarily agree to participate in counselling
- Children/youth who are actively suicidal, homicidal or in need of immediate crisis stabilization
- Children/youth who have been diagnosed with an eating disorder and the primary reason for service is to treat that eating disorder
- Custody and Access assessment and/or documentation for court
- Self-referrals (youth and/or family)
- Community service providers
Parents/caregivers can make a self-referral to counselling by calling WhereToStart.ca at (905)451-4655.
Partner organizations and AYSP staff working with clients who meet eligibility requirements can make a referral to the Counselling Program via the Internal Transfer Protocol.
The Counselling Program Supervisor is available to answer any questions you may have regarding the referral process or program criteria.