Program Details: 4 to 6 individual, one on one, counselling sessions ( max 6 ) utilizing a strength based, client centered, solution focused brief therapy modality that focuses on solutions to presenting issues not the origins of the issue. As with all CMHA programs, Brief Service is provided within a Harm Reduction framework. Clients completing this program remain eligible for additional addictions supports including longer term individual counselling and group therapy.
The brief service program has been designed to facilitate treatment for four specific client groups
Brief Service Addictions Couselling may be appropriate for the following clients:
1) Mandated clients
Brief service may be appropriate for clients required to receive addiction treatment as a result of a decision by the courts or legal system, employers, Family Connections (CAS), or other agencies. Documentation of attendance and completed program will be supplied to mandated clients at the client’s request.
2) Aftercare clients
Brief service may be appropriate for clients who have completed an addictions treatment program. This may include an inpatient or residential treatment program, outpatient treatment program, or clients discharged as complete from individual counselling. Clients wishing to access Aftercare support may contact Todd Peat at 705-726-5033 ext. 217 for more information or book an intake appointment.
3) Significant Others
Brief service may be appropriate for clients presenting as significant others, family members or loved ones of an individual struggling with substance misuse.
4) Specific Goal Oriented Addictions Support
Brief service may be appropriate for addictions clients who wish to focus on implementing goals, techniques and solutions to presenting problems related to their substance misuse and not the underlying causation or mental health issue. Brief Service is NOT suitable for clients experiencing serious to severe concurrent mental health issues.
To book an Intake appointment for the Adult Addictions -Brief Service Program please call
705-726-5033 or (Toll Free) 1-800-461-4319 Extension 438
Or visit our “On Duty Service” at
90 Mulcaster Street, Barrie, Ontario