Counselling Services

- Trauma Informed Counselling Services

The 519's Counselling Services are trauma-informed. Our service providers and front-line staff understand the impacts of trauma and work with clients to promote safety. Trauma-informed services are different from trauma-specific services, which usually involve longer-term therapy. If you are looking for trauma-specific services, we can provide you with appropriate referral information. Our online registration form is open between 1st and 10th day of each month:

Crisis Support and Counselling Referrals

Get immediate support: Gerstein Crisis Centre at 416-929-5200 Trans Life Line (for trans and gender non-conforming folks) 1-877-330-6366 or visit your nearest Emergency Department

Drop-in counselling

Free single-session drop-in counselling sessions are open to any individual over the age of 16 on a first-come, first-served basis during drop-in hours. Sessions are up to one hour in length.

Group Programs

Our group programs provide structured activities that focus on providing a safe, caring, healing environment, and empower individuals to take positive steps in dealing with stress or trauma. Some of these groups are run by expert facilitators while others are community-led and based on a peer-learning design.

One-on-One Counselling

We provide free short-term counselling (up to 8 sessions) to individuals and couples over the age of 16. Our services are driven by a team of supervised counsellors with training and experience in mental health and psychotherapy. Our services prioritize the experiences and support needs of LGBTQ2S+ people.