Walk-in Counselling Clinics are back! Same-day in-person sessions are available on a first-come, first-served basis in Orillia (Mondays), Midland (Tuesdays starting May 3rd) and Barrie (Wednesdays and Thursdays). Click here for details.
Virtual sessions will also continue across Simcoe Muskoka. To book a remote appointment, call 1-888-726-2503.
FREE • PROFESSIONAL • INCLUSIVE
Walk-in Counselling Clinics provide free single-session counselling on a drop-in basis. They offer quick access to support for individuals, couples and families.
Quick Access Walk-In and virtual counselling for immediate mental health issues is an innovative and effective solution for Ontarians experiencing mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, addictions, and relationship conflicts. It has proven to divert emergency department mental health visits by tackling mental health issues before they escalate into a crisis. Additionally, a reduction in primary care usage is realized when Quick Access Mental Health Walk-In counselling clinics are available and accessed.
Most lower-income families do not have access to comprehensive extended benefits that offer counselling, nor do they have the means to pay out of pocket for additional services.
CFSSC provides FREE Walk- In/Virtual Counselling Clinics across Simcoe County and Muskoka providing all residents and employees of our region with accessible, comprehensive and professional counselling services.
PLEASE NOTE: Babies and children who are not part of individual and couples therapy sessions are not permitted in the session room and the agency does not provide childminding services. Prior to attending, please contact our intake worker if you need assistance in attending at (705) 726-2503.
Plan Your Visit
Due to the drop-in nature of our Walk-in Counselling Clinics, it is difficult to predict how much time you may need to wait. If you have a specific time limitation, it is important to inform your Intake Worker.
Every effort is made to schedule your appointment time during the same-day clinic. You may be asked to return to the next clinic if all of the appointments are booked.
We do not provide childcare services at any of our facilities. This does not pertain to instances where the child is participating in the counselling services. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and encourage you to make appropriate arrangements for your child prior to arriving at our facility or call our intake team for assistance at (705) 726-2503.
Who Can Use This Service?
The Walk-In Counselling Clinic provides immediate counselling services to individuals, couples, and families. The sessions at a clinic are free to all members of the community, with no restrictions based on your address and no need for an appointment. Service for youth under the age of 12 is available. Please call us at (705) 726-2503 for more information.
North Simcoe and Muskoka Walk-in/Virtual Counselling Clinics are available are available thanks to the financial support of Ontario’s Ministry of Health.
We are proud to be working in partnership with:
What to Expect
The Walk-In Counselling Clinic offers confidential, single-session counselling services on a first come, first served basis. When clients arrive at one of our clinic locations, we aim to have them seen as quickly as possible. Upon arriving at the Walk-In you will be given some paperwork that includes an Intake Form. An Intake Worker meets with you briefly to review the form and set up your single session with one of the clinicians at the clinics. Counselling sessions are approximately 1 hour in length.
Our Virtual Counselling Clinic offers a similar experience, but from the convenience of your own location. Remote access provides online and/or telephone-based counselling. For more information about our Virtual Counselling Clinic, or to book an appointment, please call us at (705) 726-2503.
The focus of a clinic session is determined by each client’s unique needs. Whether coping with a stressful situation, enquiring about services, or looking for an understanding and non-judgmental ear, our clinicians are trained to help clients address what is most important to them.
Funding from Ontario’s Ministry of Health supports clinics in North Simcoe and Muskoka.
Catholic Family Services of Simcoe County strives to be inclusive of persons of all abilities, religions, cultures, sexual orientation or gender identity.