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Counselling & Therapy

Counselling Services


Children’s Centre Thunder Bay offers counselling services to children between the ages of 0 and 17, which may include case management and advocacy as well.


Counselling Services involve both individual and family therapy. The service begins with an assessment, with consistent reassessments on an ongoing basis. This service may be beneficial for children who are experiencing significant emotional, social, and/or behavioural issues such as trauma, mood swings, depression, anxiety, attention deficit issues, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, self-esteem, food-related issues, peer issues, family conflict, and issues of identity.


Services offered are designed to increase skill and coping ability, improve the family’s ability to deal with a child’s mental health issues, as well as to enhance the parent/child relationship and contribute to the child’s overall well-being, with the ultimate goal of supporting families in living healthier and happier lives.


Options for support in this area may include social skills development, parenting education and support, and family and individual counselling when appropriate.


For more information, or to make a referral for services, please call the Access Network at 1-855-486-5037, or Children's Centre Thunder Bay at 807-343-5000.


Intensive Child & Family Intervention


This intensive home-based parenting program may be helpful for parents of children who are already involved in another service through Children's Centre Thunder Bay.


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Walk-in Counselling


Children’s Centre Thunder Bay, in partnership with Thunder Bay Counselling Centre, offers single-session counselling services on a weekly basis. This service is available to children, youth, and adults of all ages, as well as to couples, parents, and families. No appointment is necessary during walk-in hours, and clients are met with by professional counsellors on a first-come, first-served basis, with no fees for service.


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