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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 – call 905.468.2177 x130

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

COVID-19 UPDATE:

The risks that COVID-19 present means that the majority of of visits have and will continue to be done virtually either over the phone or using a video visit, whenever possible.

During the COVID-19 pandemic our mental health counsellors will be available by telephone or by video visits (doxy.me) . Our team will let you know what to expect before your appointment.

To register please call Amanda at 905.988.9617 x 242

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
1882 Niagara Stone Road, Virgil

How to get involved:

St. Catharines – call 905.988.9617 x226
Virgil – 
call 905.468.2177 x 130

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

COVID-19 UPDATE:

The risks that COVID-19 present means that the majority of of visits have and will continue to be done virtually either over the phone or using a video visit, whenever possible.

During the COVID-19 pandemic our psychiatric assessments will be offered over video visit (OTN) or telephone. Our team will let you know what to expect before your appointment.

Single Session

ABOUT THIS SERVICE:

Single Session is a specific form of counselling, conducted by our Mental Health professionals, who use their clinical skill-sets and knowledge-base to address a patient’s presenting concern, within one session.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM SINGLE SESSION:

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

  • Identify and expand upon what’s worked for you before
  • 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. 905.468.2177 x130

How to get involved:

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

The risks that COVID-19 present means that the majority of of visits have and will continue to be done virtually either over the phone or using a video visit, whenever possible.

During the COVID-19 Pandemic Single Session PHONE APPOINTMENTS ARE AVAILABLE! Please phone the morning-of to schedule your appointment time with one of our mental health counselors.