Mental Health

Counselling Services

Rapids Family Health Team(RFHT) provides structured short term clinical services to those experiencing challenges in their life.  Our focus is to provide treatment that is educational and motivates the individual towards developing goals and skills that will support their mental and emotional well-being. Services are offered to individuals 13+.

ACCESSING OUR COUNSELLING SERVICES

Individuals whose physician is affiliated with RFHT can self-refer. Physician referral is no longer required. Click here for a list of affiliated physicians

Rapids Family Health Team does not provide crisis services. For a list of crisis and help lines please click here

Some employee benefit programs provide coverage for counselling services, this is called EAP. Clients are required to use all of their EAP prior to accessing RFHT counselling services.

Patients who are receiving Ontario Works are required to access free counselling through OW prior to referring themselves to RFHT. Please contact your OW caseworker to learn more. Family Counselling Centre offers subsidized counselling for individuals receiving ODSP.

BOOKING AN APPOINTMENT

Walk in and complete the intake form at any RFHT site.

1150 Pontiac Drive, Sarnia or 233 Cameron St. Corunna.

Or Print the intake form from our website; fax or submit the completed form to reception.

The Intake Social Worker will connect with you to review your form and assess for next steps. 

If you require support with filling out the form or have any questions, please call the mental health intake worker—519-339-8949

MENTAL HEALTH INTAKE FORM (CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FORM)

Our therapists provide a wide range of clinical expertise on issues including:

  • Addictions
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Couples counselling
  • Grief and loss
  • Intrapersonal and/or family difficulties
  • Life transitions
  • Chronic pain management
  • Stress management
  • Trauma recovery

YOUR ROLE

You can gain the most from psychotherapy when:

  • You recognize that talking about your feelings and your thoughts is important.
  • You understand that bringing a change requires work on your part and will take time.
  • You are prepared to take responsibility for trying out new avenues as discussed during psychotherapy sessions.
  • You are willing to come regularly for your psychotherapy appointments and participate actively.

THE ROLE OF THE Therapist

Through a non-judgmental and empathic therapeutic approach,  the therapist will bring extensive professional knowledge and best-practice clinical skills to help you:

  • Understand your problem(s) and your strengths from a wider point of view.
  • Identify alternative courses of action and help you to understand the possible results of these actions.
  • Find a sense of direction and support you through the work you undertake.
  • Encourage you to make necessary decisions and support you while you carry them out.

** GROUP THERAPY  

In addition to Individual, Couple and Family Therapy we provide Group Therapy and Educational Workshops facilitated by the clinical social workers:

If you are looking for Mental Health Resources click here.

 

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