The Family Enhancement Centre is a leading provider of individual counselling services in Brampton, Mississauga, Oakville, St. Catharines and Orangeville. The service provides clients with an opportunity to work one-on-one with our experienced counsellors in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment; to identify aspects of your life that you would like to change, get a better understanding of yourself and others, set personal goals and work toward desired change.

Individual counselling is helpful in concerns regarding:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Panic Attacks
  • Eating Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Communication Difficulties
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Harming Tendency
  • Trauma
  • Abuse (Physical, Emotional, Sexual)
  • Relationship Issues or Break-ups
  • Substance Abuse
  • Anger
  • Separation & Divorce
  • Loss of a Loved One
  • Career Transition
  • Life Transition
  • Domestic Violence
  • Workplace problems
  • Parenting

At The Family Enhancement Centre, we are committed to helping you effectively deal with the ups and downs of everyday life, with stresses that can cause severe mental health issues. It is about helping you heal from the negative experiences of the things that have happened.

Our therapists can support you in:

  • Finding different ways to effectively manage your stressors
  • Developing habits to solving the problems you are experiencing
  • Learning how to improve your relationships and connections to others
  • Providing the necessary information and accessing resources that can help you

Our counselling team include master level therapists, registered social workers, family counsellors, relationship counsellors, Christian counsellor, career counsellors, child counsellors and play therapists. Our therapists come from different cultures and backgrounds and are able to offer counselling in multiple languages, including – English, French, Spanish, Cantonese, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu and Arabic. Clients can avail counselling from our facilities in Brampton, Mississauga, Oakville, St. Catharines and Orangeville.

Q. What is the fee for counselling?
A.  The fee for individual counselling is $170.57 (plus applicable tax). Each session is 50-60 minutes long including clinical note taking.

Q. Why is my session 50 minutes long?
A. The College of social workers and registered psychotherapists require therapists to create and retain accurate medical records within each session. If you want more time with your therapist, ask to book a 1.5 or 2-hour appointment.

Q. How many therapy sessions will I need?
A. The number of sessions that you may require will depend on your unique circumstances, needs and personal goals for therapy. In many cases, clients have achieved desired results in as few as four or five sessions. In some cases, clients have to come for several months before they see desired results.

Q. Do I need a referral for counselling?
A. Clients can self-refer. Call us today to book an appointment.

Q. Is counselling covered under OHIP?
A. No.

Q. Do you accept insurance?
A. Most of our therapists are registered social workers and services may be covered under extended health care benefits. Contact your EAP to check if counselling by registered social workers is covered in your plan.

Q. Can I claim tax benefit on Counselling expenses?
A. Yes. Counselling by registered social workers is considered as a medical expense by Canada Revenue. You can claim tax benefit while filing your return at the end of the financial year.

Q. Can I change therapists?
A. We are here to serve your best interests. If you are not happy with your present therapist just let us know and we can assist in scheduling your next sessions with another therapist.

Q. How do I get started?
A. Your first step is to email ( or call (905-799-2228) us to schedule your first appointment. One of our intake coordinators will ask few questions over the phone to evaluate if counselling is your best treatment option. Our intake coordinator may then assist you in selecting a therapist depending on your requirements and time schedule and book your first appointment. The intake coordinator will also answer any questions regarding services, fees, confidentiality and what to expect in therapy.

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