Counselling

Counselling services are offered for individuals, parents, and families, who are struggling with the impact of separation/ divorce and have a desire to work toward promoting healthy adjustment. This also includes separation consultation and/or counselling for parents considering separation and wishing to reduce the impact on themselves and their children. Clients may self-refer or may be referred by their physician or another professional. 

Parenting Coordination

Parenting Coordination is intended for separated parents, who have already settled their parenting matters by way of a Separation Agreement or a Court Order, but who continue to experience significant conflict and difficulties in working together and communicating about their children. Parents may retain a Parenting Coordinator to assist with implementation of an existing Parenting Plan or Order, and may authorize the Parenting Coordinator to make decisions on specific parenting matters. Parents are required to obtain independent legal advice before retaining a parenting coordinator. More ...

Parenting Plan Assessment

Parenting Plan assessments (also known as custody and access assessments) are offered by qualified and experienced mental health professionals.  The assessments are usually court ordered, but can also be agreed upon by the parents.  The assessment may address such issues such as: how decisions will be made, reducing the conflict, parenting schedule, and other issues particular to the family.

The assessor gathers information through interviews with both parents, individual and private interviews with the children, observations of parent-child interaction and from third party collaterals.

The assessor makes recommendations to address the parenting issues and shares these with the parents/ caregivers and their legal counsel, in an attempt to settle.  These recommendations may also be provided in a report for court. More...


Kinship Assessment

Kinship assessment is a comprehensive assessment of any member of a child’s extended family who is considering fostering or adopting that child. The assessment includes family history, contact with collaterals, a home study, police checks, and medical and financial reports. The assessor provides a written report, including recommendations. More ...

Parent-Child Reunification Counselling

Parent-Child Reunification Counselling may be helpful to families where one or more children in the family have become estranged from one parent and the agreed upon or court ordered contact is either difficult to maintain or is not taking place at all. The goal of Parent-Child Reunification Counseling is to assist the children and their estranged parent to resume their relationship. More...

Parenting Mediation

Parenting Mediation is for parents who wish to negotiate their post-separation parenting arrangements through a cooperative process. With the assistance of the mediator, parents discuss a Parenting Plan for their children. Mediation is possible only when both parents agree to participate. Mediation is successful when both parents are willing to give priority to their children’s needs before their own. More...

Parenting Consultation

Parenting Consultation may be the first step when parents are considering separation and wish to have the benefit of professional guidance in managing their children’s needs through the process. Parents may also seek consultation at a later stage of separation/divorce if circumstances have changed or there are concerns regarding the co-parenting relationship and/or children’s adjustment. More ...