Our waitlist is currently open to internal referrals only. If you are already a service user at Sherbourne, please contact your doctor or nurse. If you are part of a community program, please contact the facilitator for your program for a referral. Please note that our internal waitlist is reserved for individuals experiencing barriers to accessing counselling services.
Brief Therapy Services
Brief Therapy Services (BTS) offers our service users timely access to short-term counselling. This consists of up to three sessions with a counselor to help you strategize resources, identify your immediate needs and provide episodic care. If you are in distress and looking for short-term assistance, ask your service provider (doctor, nurse, program facilitator) for more information about this service.
Sherbourne Health offers psychiatric consultations only to our primary care clients. Our psychiatrists provide a variety of services, such as assessments, diagnosis, recommendations and suggestions for treatment.
After reviewing your case with you, your healthcare provider may suggest a psychiatric consultation. The assessment may take one visit or a series of visits. Once the assessment is complete, recommendations for a treatment plan will be made in collaboration with you and your provider.
If you are interested in this service, please discuss your options with your provider.
Services are free-of-charge for individuals who cannot afford to obtain mental health counselling services elsewhere. Groups and workshops are free, unless otherwise stated.
Mental Health Emergency
If you have a mental health emergency, call 911 or head to your local emergency department. For information on other mental heath services and supports please contact:
Call 1-866-531-2600, text CONNEX to 247247, or visit connexontario.ca/Chat
- Gerstein Crisis Centre: 24 hour community-based mental health crisis service
Call 416-929-5200 or visit gersteincentre.org
- Distress Centres of Greater Toronto
Call 416-408-HELP (4357), text 45645, or visit dcogt.com
- Woodgreen’s Walk-In Counselling
Email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 416-572-3575, or visit woodgreen.org/programs/walk-in-counselling-wic
- Family Services Toronto: single session counselling
Call 416-595-9618 or visit familyservicetoronto.org/our-services/programs-and-services/walk-in-clinic