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Catholic Family Services of Simcoe County is an accredited registered charity offering professional counselling, psychotherapy and education. Our inclusive, affordable and accessible services are available to everyone living or working in Simcoe Muskoka regardless of age, ability, cultural or religious background, race, sexual orientation or gender identity.
Did you know that we are the only family service agency in the county that doesn’t have admission criteria related to a particular diagnosis? Thanks to your support, we serve more than 3,000 clients each year. That equates to more than 17,000 hours of direct service to individuals, couples and families across our region.
Walk-in counselling services in Alliston, Barrie, Bracebridge, Bradford, Collingwood, Orillia, and Midland.
Catholic Family Services of Simcoe County is a non-profit organization offering professional counselling services and education. Our services are available to everyone living or working in Simcoe County.
To best serve Simcoe County and surrounds, we have a number of locations for your convenience.
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By CFSSC clinician, Angie Blandford, B. Sc., MSW Emotions In the 20th century, Dr. Paul Ekman identified six basic emotions: Anger Disgust Fear Happiness Sadness Surprise In Dr. Ekman’s book, Emotions in the Human Face: Guidelines for Research and an Integration of Findings (1972), he states that these emotions are universal, hardwired, automatic and can trigger […]
By CFSSC clinician, Ricky Giesbrecht, MA, RP, CCC. Have you heard of self-compassion? When I first heard the word in 2012, I wasn’t sure what it meant. I always thought compassion was something you showed others, but the word “self-compassion” asks you to be compassionate to yourself. I wondered about this idea, so I did […]
By CFSSC communications intern, Ben Murray If you asked me three weeks ago what Family Service Ontario (FSO) is, I wouldn’t have been able to give you a good answer. I’m a Georgian College student just wrapping up a post-graduate diploma in Professional Writing. Three weeks ago I began my work placement at CFSSC with […]
UPDATE ON CFSSC SERVICES – Starting April 6, 2020
As always, our highly qualified counsellors are available to our Simcoe Muskoka neighbours and colleagues. Whatever your concern, our team is experienced in providing professional support. Telephone counselling is now available.
(temporarily replacing our Walk-in Counselling Clinics) Just leave a message and your intake team will call back to set up your FREE counselling session.
The clinic line will be monitored 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday (holidays excepted).
Active Counselling Clients Your sessions will continue with your clinician. Please call their direct line. Not sure of their number? Please call 1-888-726-2503 for more information.
Your PAR team has been working hard to transition its support services to a new delivery model with social distancing safeguards. Please call to learn more.
We’ll meet you online! Please visit https://cfssc.ca/services/group-counselling/ for upcoming programming.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we all move through this public health emergency.