Community Services

Offered for adolescents and their families who are not in need of more intensive services such as residential and day treatment. Assessment and treatment may be provided through individual, family, art or group therapy. Community Services also provides therapeutic follow-up supports for residential and day treatment clients.

Types of Therapy

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Individual

One-on-one counseling to support individual growth for adolescents in need.
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Family

Full family unit therapy to improve dynamics, communication, and relationships.
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Group

Group support available for adolescents and/or caregivers.

Types of Group Therapy

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Adolescents Groups

A variety of groups available to support various mental health needs
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Caregiver Groups

For one or both caregivers to discuss issues related to their adolescents and themselves.

Specialized Consultations

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Psychological Consultations

Consultation with clients currently involved in our services with an emphasis on client treatment plans.
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Psychometric Testing

Intelligence and academic ability can be tested by an onsite Psychometrist to identify areas of strength and weakness. Psychometric scales can be administered for adolescents who have struggled with learning or school work. The Psychometrist consults with a Psychologist regularly regarding further testing of a psychological nature.
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Psychiatric Consultations

Consultations with clients currently involved in our services with an emphasis on diagnostics and medication needs.
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Art Therapy

Art Therapy is a creative process of making art to strengthen the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals and is provided by an Art Therapist for adolescents who have difficulty expressing themselves verbally.

Treatment is focussed on art and play, during which adolescents can enhance their sense of self, coping mechanisms, and interpersonal relationships.

School Mental Health Program

Brief mental health School Mental Health Program​ counselling is provided for adolescents in the Durham, Kawartha Pineridge, Peterborough Victoria Northumberland, and Clarington Regions who are experiencing challenges emotionally, behaviourally, or socially.

A team of school mental health workers supports these youth toward meeting identified goals and can transfer to longer term therapy if desired. If you are interested in this support, connect with your school administration

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Dual Diagnosis Supports

Various therapy approaches can be implemented for adolescents and their families, experiencing multiple difficulties. There is also a residential program with a day treatment component offered for youth with complex needs
Durham Region's Crisis Response line can be reached by calling 905-666-0483 or 1-800-742-1890 Learn about the Durham Region Crisis Line
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