Individual Counselling Services is outpatient addiction treatment available to individuals 12 years of age and up who are concerned about their own or someone else’s substance use. Addiction services are client centred, acknowledging that people have the right to make their own choices while being treated with respect, compassion and dignity in a safe, non-judgmental environment.
Focus of counselling sessions may include exploring family history, history of substance use, triggers, coping skills, strategies and other topics identified by the client. Our approaches are rooted in evidence-based practices. Counsellors may use approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and others.
Goals are defined by you and may include abstinence, moderation, safer use or other harm reduction goals.
Attendance may be as frequent as weekly, depending on individual need. A specific treatment plan will be developed with the counsellor. Services are available by phone, videoconference or in person.
Counselling staff are all registered to provide psychotherapy in Ontario under one of the regulated colleges including College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario or College of Registered Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
The counselling program is voluntary which means you must make contact directly to become registered (no medical or outside referral is necessary).
Which program will best fit your needs will be determined at the point of intake.
CMHA SC Addiction Services supports people living in Simcoe County, north of hwy 89 (ie. not including Bradford, Cookstown, Alliston, Tottenham, Beeton)
To book an Intake Appointment in the Barrie area please call 705-726-5033 or 1-800-461-4319 (Toll Free)
For more information or to book an intake appointment outside the Barrie area please contact:
Orillia – 705-325-4499
Midland – 705-526-0393
Collingwood – 705-444-2558