Is this an emergency?
If you are worried that your teen may be suicidal, is in imminent danger, or is going to hurt themselves or someone else, you need to take action.
- Call 911 to get immediate help and have your child transported to a hospital
- Or bring your child to the nearest hospital Emergency Room
- Alternatively, for mental health related issues, you can bring your child to CAMH Ambulatory Services at 250 College Street
- If you think your ten may have taken pills or other substances, call Ontario Poison Centre at 1 800 268 9017
If your child is experiencing a crisis and they need to speak with someone immediately:
Click here for our list of recommended crisis resources: Crisis Emergency Information »
Click here for our list of recommended Toronto walk-in counselling: Walk-in Counselling »
Delisle's Counselling Program
The years between 13 and 21* are a time of growth, change, and major life transitions, so it's not uncommon if your teen seems confused, stressed out, anxious, or depressed. As a parent, it can be hard to know what to do or how to help. Delisle's counsellors are here to help you and your child access the supports that you need. Delisle's Counselling Program offers individual and family counselling and support to youth and their families. All youth between the ages of 13-21* and who live in Toronto are eligible. Our services are tailored to the individual strengths and needs of each youth/family.
Delisle's Team has a great deal of experience addressing a wide range of issues that affect youth. Our counsellors work collaboratively with youth and/or their families to enhance their understanding of their challenges and to meet their goals.
Here are some of the issues that our counsellors can help with:
- Mental health issues (for example: depression, anxiety, self-harming tendencies, suicidal thoughts)
- Family conflict
- School-related stress
- Self-esteem issues
- Social isolation and peer-related stress, including bullying
- Emotional regulation (for example: anger management, distress management)
- Trauma (for example: physical, emotional, or sexual abuse)
- Relationship conflicts
Our counsellors can also accompany youth to courts and hospitals, connect them with other important resources such as housing, case management or crisis services, and make referrals to other professionals, including a psychiatrist.
*up to the youth's 21st birthday
How to Access Counselling Services
To access counselling services, youth and their families are to come in for an intake session. Together with a counsellor, youth and families will develop an action plan for treatment. To book an intake, please call (416) 482-0081 and ask for the Counselling Intake Worker.
Cost of Counselling Services
There is no cost for our counselling services.
Counselling Staff Credentials
Our counsellors each possess a Master's level education in either Social Work of Counselling Psychology. Our team is committed to ongoing learning and skills development.
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