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Mental Health

Individual and Supportive Counselling

Our team of mental health counsellors are trained to counsel people who are experiencing challenges in daily living.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM COUNSELLING

St. Catharines – call 905.988.9617 x226

Virgil/NOTL – call 289.272.0180

✓ This service is open to all patients of the Niagara North Family Health Team

Mental Health Assessments

Our psychiatrists work at two of our main sites to assess patients with complex mental or emotional problems.

Location

145 Carlton Street, St. Catharines
and
101 Garrison Village Dr. NOTL

How to get involved:

St. Catharines – call 905.988.9617 x226
Virgil/NOTL –
call 289.272.0180

✓ This service is open to all patients of the Niagara North Family Health Team

Single Session

ABOUT THIS SERVICE:

Single Session is a form of brief, solution-focused counselling, conducted by our Mental Health professionals, who use their clinic skill sets and knowledge base to address a patient’s presenting concern, within one to three sessions. 

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM SINGLE SESSION:

You will work together, with the mental health counsellor or social worker, to explore the things you’ve tried before to resolve your current problem to: 

  • Identify and expand upon what’s worked for you before
  • Help connect you with resources that may be available to you both within the Niagara North Family Health team and within the community
  • Explore your current coping strategies to see if they are helping or hindering your progress towards a life well-lived. The mental health counsellor focuses on your strengths & skills and helps you to identify/practice tools that you can use now – to get yourself unstuck. In addition, the Single Session highlights your resiliency factors (the building blocks) in the process of moving you forward in life – in a direction that aligns with what is most important to you. Knowing that you can come into a Single Session to solve a problem with a ‘right here, right now’ approach is a very empowering experience. 

When it’s offered:

St. Catharines (for patients of the St. Catharines Sites):

Wednesdays from 9:00am – 12:00pm
Must call to register starting at 8:45am. 905.988.9617 x 226

Virgil /NOTL (for patients of the Virgil/NOTL Sites):

Friday mornings from 9:00am – 2:00pm (closed for lunch from 12-1pm). Last appointment at 1:00pm.
Must call to register starting at 8:45am. 289.272.0180

How to get involved:

✓ This service is only open to patients of the Niagara North Family Health Team