Chigamik offers individual, couple and family counselling to children and adults at no cost. The purpose of counselling is to provide individuals with a confidential opportunity to explore personal, psychological, relational, and/or addiction-related issues. Chigamik’s registered social workers and psychotherapists are trained to assess mental health and addiction problems and use different methods of therapy to address specific issues. Clients are provided up to 10 sessions at a time. These sessions may occur weekly or bi-weekly and are one-hour in length.
Registered clients of Chigamik can access a variety of counselling services at no cost including:
- Addiction Counselling – support for anyone who is concerned about their addiction and use of opioids (Heroin, Percocet, Oxycodone, etc.) or any other form of illicit drug and alcohol.
- Anger Management Counselling – designed to help individuals identify their anger style, triggers and the scenarios that prompt anger. The therapist focuses on different strategies for dealing with anger, conflict resolution and establishes a plan of action.
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) – a structured form of psychotherapy to help treat anxiety and/or depression.
- Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) – used to help people recover from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related conditions.
- Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) – a structured approach to couples’ therapy.
- Motivational Interviewing – used to help an individual move away from a state of uncertainty towards making positive life decisions.
- Narrative Therapy – focuses on how the stories we develop about ourselves and carry with us throughout our lives affect our self-esteem, abilities, relationships, work etc.
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) – places focus on a person’s present and future circumstances and goals rather than past experiences.
- Sand Tray Therapy – an effective form of “play” therapy.
- Transactional Analysis – designed to explore how an individual’s personality has been shaped by experiences – particularly those stemming from childhood.
How to book an appointment
To access services, ask your family physician or nurse practitioner at Chigamik to send a counselling referral on your behalf. Primary Care clients of Chigamik can also book their own appointment by calling Jeff Graham, Mental Health – Intake Coordinator at: 705.527.4154 x7206.
Non-registered clients of Chigamik are able to access single-session counselling and addiction counselling at no cost. Please click the links below for information on how to access these services:
*If you are in need of immediate help, call the Mental Health Crisis Line: 1.888.893.8333