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CFSSC Stories – Sean – Family Counselling

Family Counselling for Youth Twelve year old Sean* was referred to Catholic Family Services of Simcoe County by a children’s lawyer.  He was looking for support to be able to confront his father about having an affair, that ultimately caused his parent’s divorce. The family counsellor met with Sean’s mother to discuss how Sean had been involved in […]

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CFSSC Stories – Greg – Domestic Violence

Counselling for Domestic Violence Greg* was referred to CFSSC for anger management due to his abusive relationship with his partner Donna.  His involvement in counselling, for the most part, unremarkable and the therapist was surprised when Donna called to refer their son and his girlfriend for couples counselling. Donna shared how much Greg had changed his behaviour […]

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Seniors Outreach Project in Simcoe County

 New Parish Outreach to Seniors Project The definition of isolation is broad, and the program is designed to provide social companionship to those people identifying or being identified as lacking social and emotional support.  Volunteers connect with seniors in many different capacities; those living alone, those in retirement communities, those who wish to meet at […]

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Interview with a CFSSC Clinician – Royce Tucker

Royce Tucker has worked with CFSSC for close to 3 years. He holds an Honors Bachelors in Psychology, a Masters in Counselling Psychology and has certification in Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy. Royce is a registered Psychotherapist and a Canadian Certified Counsellor. Tell us your story of how you became a clinician During my undergraduate studies, […]

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Supporting Our Youth’s Mental Health

Today’s blog was written by the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka. Supporting our Youth’s Mental Health The YMCA is dedicated to the growth of all persons in mind, body and spirit and we recognize health as a holistic balance between this triad. When people think of the Y, they often think about how we provide amazing opportunities […]

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CFSSC Client Stories – Judith and John – Couples Counselling

Judith and John were mandated to attend couples counselling after one of their weekly arguments got physical and Judith hit John over the head with a beer bottle.  The police were called by neighbours and Judith was charged with assault.  During sentencing, the judge ordered the couple to participate in couples counselling. Initially, the couple began attending […]

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NEWS ADVISORY: CFSSC reallocates resources

Catholic Family Services of Simcoe County (CFSSC) is shifting resources to better serve its clientele. As a result, counselling hours will be expanded in Midland to reduce wait times, while services in Alliston, one of two South Simcoe locations, will be temporarily suspended as of May 1st.   “Demand for services in North Simcoe has […]

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Interview with CFSSC Board Member – Maureen Shave

In this interview, CFSSC Board Member Maureen Shave explains what it is like to be a board member for a charitable organization and shares her passion for making a difference in her community.  Maureen is an educator who has worked with the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board as a teacher and an elementary school […]

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CFSSC Stories – Jim – Walk-In Counselling

*Please note the name in this story has been changed for privacy of the client* “I came to a walk-in clinic at Catholic Family Services of Simcoe County because a friend thought it might be helpful. I was really a mess. My wife and I were always fighting and she and the kids had left […]

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