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Social skills (and life skills) refers to the skills necessary to interact in a health way with other people. This includes skills required to initiate contact with others, making friends, and keeping friends. It includes communication skills as well as conflict resolution skills. Social skills don't always come naturally, and there are many conditions that can impair social skills, such as Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), learning conditions such as Non-Verbal Learning Disability, and even Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Counselling and Therapy

Publicly Funded / Free Services

Provides INTENSIVE INTERVENTIONS, utilizing science based principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). Our team of dedicated professionals is committed to ... more
Toronto, ON
416-554-8716
2 - 16 years
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Provides a broad range of mental health, legal, parenting, and abuse support programs geared at boys, men, fathers and their families. * Therapy & ... more
2 Homewood Ave., Toronto, ON, M4Y 2J9 Map
647-479-9611
All ages
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Treatment and therapy support to children with physical and or communication disorders in the Durham Region * outpatient treatment program includes ... more
600 Townline, Oshawa, ON, L1H 7K6 Map
905-728-1673
Area Served: Durham Region
All ages
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In Durham, Kinark Child and Family Services can help children under 12 experiencing social, emotional, and or behavioural difficulties. Services are ... more
20 Sunray Street, Whitby, ON, L1N 8Y3 Map
905-668-2411
Up to 12 years
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Lakeridge Health Network has a variety of services including Addictions and Mental Health, over various sites. Sites include: * Lakeridge Health ... more
1 Hospital Court, Oshawa, ON, L1G 2B9 Map
905-576-8711
Area Served: Durham Region
All ages
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The Child, Youth and Family Program provides service for families in Durham Region who are managing a child or adolescent's acute mental health issues. ... more
850 King Street West, Oshawa, ON, L1J 8N5 Map
905-576-8711 x4365
Area Served: Durham Region
5 - 18 years
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A public hospital providing a range of specialized assessment and treatment services to those living with complex and serious mental illness. Exemplary ... more
700 Gordon St, Whitby, ON, L1N 5N1 Map
905-430-4055
Areas Served: Central East, Durham Region, Kawartha Lakes (City of), Toronto
12 years and up
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INPATIENT SERVICES: Our Inpatient teams collaborate with the child/ youth, caregivers and community service providers in developing a comprehensive plan to ... more
600 Sanatorium Road, London, ON, N6H 3W7 Map
519-858-2774
Area Served: Ontario
Up to 18 years
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Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

Harmony Counselling Services
173 Brock Street North, Whitby, ON, L1N 4H3
647-872-2790
Areas Served: Durham Region, Toronto
All ages
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The Insight Clinic
101 Mary Street West, Whitby, ON, L1N 2R4 Map
289-483-0133
Area Served: Durham Region
All ages
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325 Lake Road, Bowmanville, ON, L1C 4P8 Map
905-623-1320
Area Served: Durham Region
13 years and up
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36 King Street East, Bowmanville, ON, L1C 1R3 Map
905-233-4424
Area Served: Durham Region
All ages
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Centre for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
95 Bayly Street West, Ajax, ON, L1S 7K8 Map
905-427-2007
Areas Served: Durham Region, Toronto
All ages
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1037 Howden Road East, Oshawa, ON, L1H 7K4 Map
905-655-5813
Area Served: Durham Region
2 - 18 years
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1315 Pickering Parkway, Pickering, ON, L1V 7G5 Map
905-426-7890
Area Served: Durham Region
All ages
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230 Westney Road South, Ajax, ON, L1S 7P9 Map
905-683-2678
Area Served: Durham Region
All ages
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1280 Finch Avenue West, Toronto, ON, M3J 3K6 Map
416-520-6910
All ages
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300 Rossland Rd. E, Ajax, ON, L1Z 0M1 Map
905-683-7228
Areas Served: Durham Region, York (Regional Municipality)
All ages
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58 Rossland Road, Oshawa, ON, L1G 2V5 Map
905-571-7441
Area Served: Durham Region
All ages
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Oshawa Psychological and Counselling Services
117 King Street East, Oshawa, ON, L1H 1B9 Map
905-721-7723
Area Served: Durham Region
18 years and up
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6633 Highway #7, Markham, ON, L3P 7P2 Map
905-202-2031
Areas Served: York (Regional Municipality), Durham Region
All ages
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Mills Psychology
905 Dillingham Road, Pickering, ON, L1W 3X1 Map
905-686-7184
Area Served: Durham Region
2 years and up
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Life Restoration Counselling Group
105 Consumers Drive, Whitby, ON, L1N 1C4 Map
289-460-5424
Areas Served: Durham Region, Halton Regional Municipality
All ages
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Choose A Lifestyle
231 King Street, Oshawa, ON, L1H 1C5 Map
416-702-2447
Area Served: Durham Region
10 - 95 years
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50 Commercial Ave., Ajax, ON Map
905-995-2326
Area Served: Durham Region
4 years and up
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Kara Pierson Counselling and Consulting
325 Lake Road, Bowmanville, ON, L1C 4P8 Map
905-809-8122
Area Served: Durham Region
13 years and up
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230 Westney Rd. S, Ajax, ON, L1S 7P9 Map
905-683-2678
Area Served: Durham Region
18 years and up
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Family-1st
ON, Canada
Area Served: Durham Region
19 years and up
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Specialized Health Services
40 Old Kingston Rd, Ajax, ON, L1T 2Z7 Map
705-818-0630
Area Served: Durham Region
14 - 90 years
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BASI Therapy and Counselling
Scarborough, ON, M1E 1B2
647-467-7123
Areas Served: Toronto, Durham Region
All ages
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2250 Bovaird Dr., Brampton, ON, L6R 0W3 Map
905-799-2228
All ages
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LS Whittick Psychotherapy
803 Ferndale Street, Oshawa, ON, L1J 5L8 Map
905-438-0013 x3
Area Served: Durham Region
All ages
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New Paths Counselling
286 King Street West, Oshawa, ON, L1J 2J9 Map
905-449-6648
Area Served: Durham Region
14 years and up
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Kids Clinic
1615 Dundas Street East, Whitby, ON, L1N 2L1 Map
905-436-1600
Up to 18 years
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ON, Canada
1-877-252-6707 (Toll Free)
Area Served: Canada
16 years and up
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ON, Canada
416-777-9933
Area Served: Canada
18 years and up
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Day treatment programs

Publicly Funded / Free Services

Provides INTENSIVE INTERVENTIONS, utilizing science based principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). Our team of dedicated professionals is committed to ... more
Toronto, ON
416-554-8716
2 - 16 years
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The Durham Family Court Clinic (DFCC) is an innovative, progressive charitable organization that is dedicated to fostering a healthy and safe community by ... more
44 Richmond Street West, Oshawa, ON, L1G 1C7 Map
905-436-6754
Area Served: Durham Region
12 - 18 years
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In Durham, Kinark Child and Family Services can help children under 12 experiencing social, emotional, and or behavioural difficulties. Services are ... more
20 Sunray Street, Whitby, ON, L1N 8Y3 Map
905-668-2411
Up to 12 years
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A public hospital providing a range of specialized assessment and treatment services to those living with complex and serious mental illness. Exemplary ... more
700 Gordon St, Whitby, ON, L1N 5N1 Map
905-430-4055
Areas Served: Central East, Durham Region, Kawartha Lakes (City of), Toronto
12 years and up
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INPATIENT SERVICES: Our Inpatient teams collaborate with the child/ youth, caregivers and community service providers in developing a comprehensive plan to ... more
600 Sanatorium Road, London, ON, N6H 3W7 Map
519-858-2774
Area Served: Ontario
Up to 18 years
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Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

1280 Finch Avenue West, Toronto, ON, M3J 3K6 Map
416-520-6910
All ages
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6633 Highway #7, Markham, ON, L3P 7P2 Map
905-202-2031
Areas Served: York (Regional Municipality), Durham Region
All ages
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Mills Psychology
905 Dillingham Road, Pickering, ON, L1W 3X1 Map
905-686-7184
Area Served: Durham Region
2 years and up
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BASI Therapy and Counselling
Scarborough, ON, M1E 1B2
647-467-7123
Areas Served: Toronto, Durham Region
All ages
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Drop-in centres

Publicly Funded / Free Services

Provides a broad range of mental health, legal, parenting, and abuse support programs geared at boys, men, fathers and their families. * Therapy & ... more
2 Homewood Ave., Toronto, ON, M4Y 2J9 Map
647-479-9611
All ages
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Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams

Publicly Funded / Free Services

In Durham, Kinark Child and Family Services can help children under 12 experiencing social, emotional, and or behavioural difficulties. Services are ... more
20 Sunray Street, Whitby, ON, L1N 8Y3 Map
905-668-2411
Up to 12 years
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A public hospital providing a range of specialized assessment and treatment services to those living with complex and serious mental illness. Exemplary ... more
700 Gordon St, Whitby, ON, L1N 5N1 Map
905-430-4055
Areas Served: Central East, Durham Region, Kawartha Lakes (City of), Toronto
12 years and up
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Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

1280 Finch Avenue West, Toronto, ON, M3J 3K6 Map
416-520-6910
All ages
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Self-help, Mutual Aid and Support Groups

Publicly Funded / Free Services

Provides a broad range of mental health, legal, parenting, and abuse support programs geared at boys, men, fathers and their families. * Therapy & ... more
2 Homewood Ave., Toronto, ON, M4Y 2J9 Map
647-479-9611
All ages
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The mission of VOICE is to ensure that all children who are deaf and/or hard of hearing have the right to develop their ability to listen and speak and to ... more
478 Dundas St. West, Oakville, ON, L6H 6Y3
416-487-7719
Up to 19 years
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If you are looking for a career, work or job that makes a difference in other people's lives and in the community we can help. The Community Mental Health ... more
400 Elliott, Kingston, ON, K7K 6M9
613-549-7027
Area Served: Central East
All ages
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Children's Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) works to improve the mental health and well-being of children, youth and their families. * We represent and support ... more
40 St. Clair Avenue East, Toronto, ON, M4T 1M9 Map
416-921-2109
Area Served: Ontario
All ages
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A non-profit, provincial, parent-run organization that provides a voice for children and their families who face the challenges of mental health problems.  ... more
ON, Canada
416-220-0742
Area Served: Ontario
All ages
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Active Minds is a nonprofit organization dedicated to utilizing the student voice to change the conversation about mental health on college campuses. ... more
4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON, M3J 1P3 Map
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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CANGRANDS is a not-for-profit organization devoted to providing support for Kin caregiver families across Canada. Approximately 57,000 children are being ... more
1613 Central Ave, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 2T4 Map
639-318-0435
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Co-Dependents Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The only requirement for membership is a ... more
423 6th St, New Westminster, BC, V3L 3B1
604-239-1042
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Our overall objective is to provide people suffering from mood disorders a strong, cohesive voice at the national level to improve access to: * ... more
3-304 Stone Road West, Guelph, ON, N1G 4W4 Map
519-824-5565
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

325 Lake Road, Bowmanville, ON, L1C 4P8 Map
905-623-1320
Area Served: Durham Region
13 years and up
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36 King Street East, Bowmanville, ON, L1C 1R3 Map
905-233-4424
Area Served: Durham Region
All ages
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300 Rossland Rd. E, Ajax, ON, L1Z 0M1 Map
905-683-7228
Areas Served: Durham Region, York (Regional Municipality)
All ages
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Kids Clinic
1615 Dundas Street East, Whitby, ON, L1N 2L1 Map
905-436-1600
Up to 18 years
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Community Health and Resource Centres

Publicly Funded / Free Services

The mission of VOICE is to ensure that all children who are deaf and/or hard of hearing have the right to develop their ability to listen and speak and to ... more
478 Dundas St. West, Oakville, ON, L6H 6Y3
416-487-7719
Up to 19 years
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A public hospital providing a range of specialized assessment and treatment services to those living with complex and serious mental illness. Exemplary ... more
700 Gordon St, Whitby, ON, L1N 5N1 Map
905-430-4055
Areas Served: Central East, Durham Region, Kawartha Lakes (City of), Toronto
12 years and up
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Active Minds is a nonprofit organization dedicated to utilizing the student voice to change the conversation about mental health on college campuses. ... more
4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON, M3J 1P3 Map
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

36 King Street East, Bowmanville, ON, L1C 1R3 Map
905-233-4424
Area Served: Durham Region
All ages
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ON, Canada
Area Served: Ontario
All ages
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General Community Mental Health Services

Publicly Funded / Free Services

A public hospital providing a range of specialized assessment and treatment services to those living with complex and serious mental illness. Exemplary ... more
700 Gordon St, Whitby, ON, L1N 5N1 Map
905-430-4055
Areas Served: Central East, Durham Region, Kawartha Lakes (City of), Toronto
12 years and up
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Active Minds is a nonprofit organization dedicated to utilizing the student voice to change the conversation about mental health on college campuses. ... more
4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON, M3J 1P3 Map
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

36 King Street East, Bowmanville, ON, L1C 1R3 Map
905-233-4424
Area Served: Durham Region
All ages
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1280 Finch Avenue West, Toronto, ON, M3J 3K6 Map
416-520-6910
All ages
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Specialized Health Services
40 Old Kingston Rd, Ajax, ON, L1T 2Z7 Map
705-818-0630
Area Served: Durham Region
14 - 90 years
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The Comrie Counselling Corporation
400 Dundas Street West, Whitby, ON, L1N 2J4 Map
647-998-9059
Area Served: Durham Region
12 years and up
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Kids Clinic
1615 Dundas Street East, Whitby, ON, L1N 2L1 Map
905-436-1600
Up to 18 years
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ON, Canada
Area Served: Ontario
All ages
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ON, Canada
416-777-9933
Area Served: Canada
18 years and up
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Other

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A toll-free telephone helpline for the LGBTQ community in Durham Region to offer non-judgemental emotional support,community referral information and crisis ... more
306 Brock, Whitby, ON, L1N 4H7 Map
1-855-877-7433 (Toll Free)
Area Served: Durham Region
All ages
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The Child and Parent Resource Institute (CPRI) is directly operated by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services. CPRI provides ... more
600 Sanatorium Road, London, ON, N6H 3W7 Map
519-858-2774
Areas Served: Ontario, Middlesex County
Up to 18 years
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A Developmental Services Agency, providing a wide range of developmental and mental health services to children and youth, including Full Time Residential, ... more
1950 Merivale Road, Ottawa, ON, K2G 5T5 Map
613-225-5900 x25
Area Served: Ontario
10 - 17 years
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Good2Talk is a free, confidential and anonymous helpline providing professional counselling and information and referrals for mental health, addictions and ... more
ON, Canada
1-866-925-5454
Area Served: Ontario
16 - 30 years
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The professional association for Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP) and Audiologists in Ontario. Their website has a Private Practice Referral Line for finding ... more
410 Jarvis Street, Toronto, ON, M4Y 2G6 Map
416-920-3676
Area Served: Ontario
All ages
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Psychotherapy Matters is an online directory of therapists in private practice, who pay in order to be listed in the directory. more
ON, Canada
Area Served: Ontario
All ages
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Ridgeview Children's Home Inc. is a staff model, co-ed treatment facility, capable of serving eight residents with a variety of special needs. The admission ... more
887 Longworth Rd, London, ON, N6K 0B8 Map
519-317-4190
Area Served: Ontario
3 - 18 years
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The YMCA Youth Gambling Awareness Program (YGAP) is a collaboration between the YMCA of Greater Toronto and 18 local YMCAs, consisting of 19 Youth Outreach ... more
180 Argyle Ave, Ottawa, ON, K2P 1B7 Map
613-237-1320 x5170
Area Served: Ontario
8 - 24 years
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The Access 2card (TM) is for people of all ages and types of disabilities who require the assistance of a support person. When a cardholder presents the Access ... more
40 Holly Street, Toronto, ON, M4S 3C3 Map
416-932-8382 x227
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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The Canadian Art Therapy Association is a voluntary association of art therapists in Canada. To be identified as an art therapist in Canada and the United ... more
Parksville, BC, V9P 2G7 Map
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Looking for a psychologist? The Canadian Register of Health ServicePsychologists (CRHSP) has a national directory of qualified psychology providers. more
72 Saint-Raymond Blvd, Gatineau, QC, J8Y 1S2 Map
819-771-1441
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only bilingual phone and on-line counselling service for youth. It’s free, anonymous and confidential. Professional ... more
439 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5G 1Y8 Map
416-586-5437
Area Served: Canada
5 - 20 years
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Looking for an occupational therapist (OT)? The OT search website through the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists makes it easy to find an occupational therapist anywhere in Canada. more
1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1S 5R1 Map
800-434-2268
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Non-profit association that seeks to transform the mental health sector to be an inclusive society where people achieve full social inclusion. Promotes ... more
140 Holland Street West, Bradford, ON, L3Z 2Y5 Map
1-866-655-8548
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Therapy Dog services are provided across Canada by St. John's Ambulance in a wide range of community settings such as: hospitals, seniors residences and care ... more
ON, Canada
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Our mission is to improve the health and quality of life of people with physical, emotional, and social challenges through partnerships with companion and service animals. more
1010 Polytek St, Ottawa, ON, K1J 9H9 Map
1-888-473-7027
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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E-counseling is the premier guide to e-counseling service and mental health. Access self-help articles on a range of mental health topics, written by licensed professionals. more
Country Not Applicable
Area Served: World
All ages
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Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

Engaging Potential
Whitby, ON Map
1-905-550-5636
Area Served: Durham Region
All ages
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Don Dussault Psychotherapist, RSW
63 King St. E., Oshawa, ON, L1H 1A6 Map
647-293-4900
Area Served: Durham Region
16 years and up
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5115 Harvester Rd, Burlington, ON, L7L 0A3 Map
905-633-9000
All ages
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230 Westney Road South, Ajax, ON, L1S 7P9 Map
905-683-2678
Area Served: Durham Region
16 years and up
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IG Consulting and Counselling Services
Ajax, ON
647-729-0722
Area Served: Durham Region
All ages
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2 Princess Street, Whitby, ON, L1M 1B1 Map
905-655-0752
Areas Served: Durham Region, Toronto
All ages
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120 West Beaver Creek rd., Richmond Hill, ON, L4B 1L2 Map
905-886-5941
Areas Served: Ottawa-Carleton, Toronto, Durham Region, York (Regional Municipality)
All ages
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Recovery First Psychotherapy
ON, Canada
647-952-5975
Areas Served: Durham Region, Toronto
6 years and up
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34 Mayo Ave, Ottawa, ON, K2E 6X5 Map
613-371-3804
Area Served: Central East
6 - 16 years
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Catchment: Ontario
List of aboriginal mental health services in Ontario created by the Ontario Aboriginal Health Advocacy Initiative (OAHAI).
Posted: Sep 16, 2015
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