Our team offers individual, couple, and family counselling free of charge. We do our best to make services accessible and low barrier and are committed to supporting community members wherever they may find themselves.

Counsellors at YSM can support community members who may be experiencing:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Social Isolation
  • Trauma
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Grief
  • Addiction
  • Or any other emotional difficulty
YSM Mental Health Counselling Team

Mental Health Services During COVID-19:

For the safety of our clients and to prevent the spread of COVID-19 YSM is now offering remote counselling by phone or video.

If you are in crisis and need immediate support, please contact:

Walk-In and Ongoing Tele-Counselling:

  • To be connected with a counsellor for a single session or to set up ongoing appointments please call 416 355 3568.
  • We’re open Monday to Friday from 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM, and Thursdays from 10:00 AM – 7:30 PM. If the line is busy, please leave a message with your name and number and we will return your call as soon as possible.

Virtual Groups:

  • Anger Management: This group focuses on finding ways to process and deal effectively with anger. To register, call 416 929 9614 x 2269
  • Trauma and Transformation: This psycho-educational group focuses on fostering safety to support people with past trauma. To register, call 416 929 9614 x 3235
  • Living Through COVID19: This group focuses on finding strategies to cope with the current pandemic and bringing people together to support one another. To register, call 416 929 9614 x 2269

Questions about psychiatry:

Walk-In Counselling

No appointments necessary, simply visit us and ask to speak with one of our counsellors. Whether you are looking to learn more about counselling, have a short conversation, or address an immediate problem, we are here to support you.

YSM Evergreen Centre
365 Spadina Ave Toronto.

Monday to Friday from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM.

*Wait times vary*

Questions? Call 416 355 3568

YSM Davis Centre
270 Gerrard St. E. Toronto.

Thursdays from 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

  1. What to expect:
    Reception: Once you have signed in at reception, you will be greeted by our program assistant and led to the waiting room.
  2. Intake: The program assistant will give you some general forms to fill out while you wait.
  3. Session: When it’s your turn, your counsellor will greet you and meet with you for 45 minutes in the counselling office.
  4. Consultation: Your counsellor will lead you back to the waiting room while they speak with the counselling team for 10-15 minutes to supply you with resources.
  5. Closure: Your counsellor will speak with you for another 15 minutes in the counselling office to give you the resources provided by the counselling team and close the session.

*Wait times vary*

Questions? Call 416 355 3568

Ongoing Counselling

Ongoing counselling is an incredible resource for those looking for continued support and to invest in their mental health.

Receive up to 12 sessions with a professional counsellor.

Call 416 355 3568 to be connected.

Counselling offices are located at the Evergreen Centre, 365 Spadina Ave.

What to expect:

  1. Intake: Our program administrator collects information from you and provides you with a few forms.
  2. Assessment: A counsellor books your first appointment and gets to know you. During assessment they work collaboratively with you to set specific goals for therapy and build a treatment plan together.
  3. Treatment: You work towards your goals with the support of your counsellor.
  4. Closure and Celebration: You will celebrate all the progress you’ve made during counselling and explore resources to enhance your further growth.

*Wait times vary*

Receive up to 12 sessions with a professional counsellor.

Call 416 355 3568 to be connected.

Counselling offices are located at the Davis Centre, 270 Gerrard St. E.

What to expect:

  1. Intake: Our program administrator collects information from you and provides you with a few forms.
  2. Assessment: A counsellor books your first appointment and gets to know you. During assessment they work collaboratively with you to set specific goals for therapy and build a treatment plan together.
  3. Treatment: You work towards your goals with the support of your counsellor.
  4. Closure and Celebration: You will celebrate all the progress you’ve made during counselling and explore resources to enhance your further growth.

*Wait times vary*

Groups/Workshops

We offer a variety of groups and workshops where you can find community and specialized support.

This group focuses on finding ways to process and deal effectively with anger.

Meetings take place every Monday from 1:00 – 2:30 PM for six weeks at YSM Evergreen Centre, 365 Spadina Ave Toronto.

Pre-registration is required

Learn more about our online group by downloading this flyer.

*Spaces are limited*

To register, call 416 929 9614 x 2269

This psychoeducational group fosters safety to support people with past trauma.

Meetings take place every Tuesday from 2:00 – 3:30 PM at the Davis Centre, 270 Gerrard St. E.

Pre-registration is required

*Spaces are limited*

To register, call 416 929 9614 x 3235

Connecting you with a Psychiatrist

At YSM we work in partnership with other professionals and can connect you to a psychiatrist. Learn more about psychiatry and the reasons you might visit a psychiatrist here.

For inquiries about being connected to a psychiatrist please call 416 929 9614 x 2200

*Referrals to psychiatry are based on a needs assessment*

OR

Visit YSM Evergreen Centre, 365 Spadina Ave:

Psychiatric consultations are available at Evergreen, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1:00 – 4:00 PM

*Spaces are first come first serve*

For inquiries about being connected to a psychiatrist please call 416 929 9614 x 3235

*Referrals to psychiatry are based on a needs assessment*

Our Mental Health and Counselling Services team also provides professional development to front-line staff ensuring all YSM staff are equipped to support community members.

Some of these trainings include:

  • Working from a trauma-informed lens
  • Strength-based, holistic approach
  • Wellness and self-care to prevent compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma or burnout
  • Consultation on Mental health related issues to our staff best support our community members