The TH counsellor offers free counselling for TH (and beneficiaries) individuals, couples, families, and groups using a client-centered, collaborative, solution-focused approach to generalist counselling. Clients can expect a culturally sensitive approach for dealing with issues such as grief and loss, addictions, violence prevention and intervention, assertiveness and identity building, relationship dynamics, and anger/impulse management. The counselling service can include helping clients develop plans for counselling, answering questions and concerns, discussing special requests or expectations, deciding on a time frame, and talking about other personal supports and resources at the first meeting. Clients may also be advised of other TH or community services they might be interested in, with assistance offered in making contact with that service.
The TH counsellor is a part of the TH Health and Social team and uses a case management approach to client care. Counselling is arranged by referrals from teachers, parents, doctors, mental health Professionals, other Counsellors, social workers and other community agencies. Appointments are available from 8:00am to 6:00pm, Monday through Friday.
You can make an appointment by phoning the Community Support Outreach Worker at 993-7100 ext. 165.
Counselling services are confidential. TH is committed to providing confidential, high quality services. Information about clients is not shared with, or requested from, other agencies unless the client gives permission in writing. Information on file is released only
- by Court Order
- in the event of suspected/actual child abuse or in the event of actual/potential risk of serious harm to yourself or someone else.
The TH counsellor also offers presentations on substance use and misuse, violence prevention, relationship building, and other requested contemporary topics, and assists in coordinating local events related to national causes and programs such as Sisters in Spirit and National Aboriginal Addictions Awareness Week.
Kids Help Line 1-800-668-6868
Family and Children Services 1-867-667-3002
Dawson RCMP 993-5555
Dawson Medical Clinic 993-5744
Laurie Munroe (Minister, St Paul’s Anglican Church) 993-5381
National Health Help Line 811
Dawson Hospital 993-4444
Many Rivers Counselling 993-6455
Dawson Women’s Shelter 993-5086