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Mid-East Toronto Sub-Region
Primary Care e-blast

Immediate access to adult mental health counselling is available without an appointment on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in Toronto

March 8, 2019

Each clinic offers mental health counselling for adults on a walk-in, first-come, first-served basis.

There are five local sites offering counselling at no cost or based on client ability to pay.

For youth walk-in counselling, please see previous e-blast offering ‘what’s up’ walk in clinic locations.

Can a single-session of walk-in counselling really help?

Single-session counselling has been found to have a positive impact for many people because they get the help they want when they most need it. Walk-in counselling has been proven to decrease emotional distress in the short-term, and may have positive long-term impact as well. Single-session counselling allows you to discuss your concerns and collaborate with the counsellor to improve your personal insight, access healthy emotional resources and develop useful coping strategies. (Adapted from Family Service Toronto)

Walk-in counselling clinics

Catholic Family Services
1155 Yonge Street, Suite 200, M4T 1W2

9 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Walk-in info (pdf file)

Fee for service: Counseling fees are charged according to income level. No one is denied service because of inability to pay fees.

Sherbourne Health Clinic
333 Sherbourne Street,
M5A 2S5

Tuesdays - register at 12 p.m., begins 1 p.m.

Ext 5310

Walk-in info (png file)

Free: For clients 16+ who are not receiving mental health services at Sherbourne or at any other agency

WoodGreen Community Services
815 Danforth Ave,
M4J 1L2

Tuesdays and Wednesday
open at 4:30 p.m.; latest arrival 6:45 p.m.


Walk-in info (pdf file)

Free: *English/Mandarin
Everyone is welcome
No health card is needed
No referral or appointment required
Subsequent visits are welcome

Family Services Toronto,
3rd flr, 355 Church Street,
M5B 1Z8

3:30 - 7:30 p.m.; last registration 6:15 p.m.


Walk-in info

Free: *call to for additional languages. For all persons 18 years of age and older, who live or work in GTA. No appointment is necessary. No health card/ID required.

Yonge Street Mission
Davis Centre Community
Support & Family Services
270 Gerrard St E, M5A 2G4

Walk-in: Thursdays
4:30 - 8:30 p.m.; opens at 4:15 p.m.; last registration 6:45 p.m.

Ext 3235

Counselling information (pdf file)

Free: Everyone is welcome
No health card is needed
No referral or appointment required
Subsequent visits are welcome

Virtual mental health options



Skills-based coaching for adults and youth 15+ to help manage worry and anxiety, combat unhelpful thinking, and become more active and assertive.

Big White Wall


Online anonymous mental health and wellbeing service offering self-help programs, creative outlets, and a supportive community.



mindyourmind exists in the space where mental health, wellness, engagement and technology meet. We work with community partners and young people aged 14 to 29 to co-create interactive tools and innovative resources to build capacity and resilience.

iCBT -The Scarborough Hospital


Online CBT program, with clinician support. No catchment. All welcome. Client works through six modules of CBT at own pace, with the support of email communication from a mental health Scarborough Hospital clinician.

Physician referral requiredReferral Form

Cost: OHIP-covered.

Wait time: Minimal

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