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Counselling Services

Yorktown Child and Family Centre (YCFC) offers a full continuum of mental health services for children and youth from birth to eighteen years of age and their families or caregivers. Professionally qualified mental health staff work within a multi-disciplinary framework to ensure a comprehensive and holistic approach to child, youth and family needs. Clinicians use evidence-informed practices and a range of therapeutic skills and counselling modalities, to address diverse social, emotional, and behavioural challenges that children, youth, and families present with.  The length of counselling depends on client needs and what the child, youth or family want to accomplish collaboratively as a result of counselling. All situations are unique and services are individualized to address a family’s specific situation.         

                          Yorktown's what's up Walk In® Clinic

Children and youth from birth to age 18, along with their families/caregivers can access a counselling session with no appointment necessary and no fee required at Yorktown Child and Family Centre, located at 2010 Eglinton Avenue West, Suite 300 during the following clinic hours: 

      Mondays & Thursdays    2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

        Tuesdays & Fridays        10 a.m.. – 2 p.m.

        Wednesday evenings     4 p.m. – 8 p.m. 

Please arrive ONE hour prior to the end of the walk-in hours to allow sufficient time for a counselling session.

Upon arrival to the clinic, clients will be asked to fill out brief forms to assist the clinicians in understanding a family’s unique circumstances and needs, including their issues of concerns and goals for the session. The clinician will thoroughly review with clients, the service process and relevant policies, including the consent to service and confidentiality policies.  Please note that for parents/caregivers who have joint custody, both parties must sign Yorktown’s consent to service form in order to access service.  Consent to service forms will also preferably be signed by both parent(s)/guardian(s) and youth aged 12 – 15 years, except where the youth asks for service without parental knowledge. Youth aged 16 years or older may sign the consent to service form on their own. The benefits of involving parent(s)/guardian(s) will be discussed with youth and family involvement is encouraged.  Youth will be supported to understand that clinicians will need to advise their parent(s)/guardian(s) or other appropriate person if they believe that information must be shared for reasons of safety involving the client or others.

Translation services through professional interpreters can be made available to clients who are in need of this support during their counselling session. This is usually accessed by telephone at our walk in.

For information on any of these programs call 416-394-2424 and press "0" or email us at info@yorktownfamilyservices.com