Indigenous Counselling Online in Ontario

How to walk alongside you on your Journey.
Based in Ontario, Canada, we provide online counselling for Indigenous people.

If you’re in need of support but don’t know where to start, schedule a meet-and-greet session with one of our trained online counsellors today to find a compatible helper.

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About our online counselling services for Indigenous people

Aasiujusi, Kwe, Shekoli, Oki, Haho, Ho-Chunk, Koolamalsi, Aanii, Tansi, Shekon, Atelihai!

We acknowledge that Healing Journey Counselling’s clinic is physically located in unceded Anishinabe Algonquin territory. It is important to honour the land we occupy, working towards animal preservation efforts, ensuring the land is not further compromised and exploited, and that colonialism does not continue to exist. It is important to honour the ancestors before us and the land that we work, play, and live on.

Decolonization efforts are of utmost importance to the professional helpers at Healing Journey Counselling in our service of Indigneous people. We are aware of the legal, systemic, and social discrimination that Indigneous people face on a regular basis and how that plays into daily life. We recognize that helping professions were created as part of the colonial agenda.

For Indigenous clients, we provide more targeted support than what an average private practice counsellor would. Our goal is to make space for your therapeutic experience that feels safe, welcoming, and considers your unique needs and identities.

We are called to provide this bespoke approach due to many years’ experience working with various Indigenous populations and seeing the daily injustices, the systemic barriers, and the historic and ongoing atrocities against their people.

We will write letters of support and advocacy on behalf of clients to navigate access to other professional supports, help with referrals and applications, and advocate for access to other social services as required and requested.

In certain cases, we can act as an appointed contact for clients to communicate with people they do not wish to engage with (due to the power dynamic and history of oppression) and also in a legal capacity (such as police officers, court officials, and parole officers as some examples). These extra support services are always at your disposal should you ever need to access them, and our clients have expressed that it is meaningful for them to know that someone is truly by their side to empower them to make positive changes in their life.

 

Who Can I Talk To?

Aden, Katrina, Alisa, and Rahul work with Indigenous clients.

Katrina and Aden are *NIHB mental healthcare providers.

Katrina and Rahul are currently taking new clients. Book a virtual meet-and-greet or go right into a consultation with them to begin your journey – you don’t have to go it alone.

* As an NIHB mental health care provider, we can provide you with 22 hours (or more) of counselling covered by NIHB per year. We direct bill to them, not to you, the client.

A Note on NIHB Mental Health Care Counselling

If you are Indigenous and have a status card, you have what we call Non-insured Health Benefits (commonly known as NIHB). This affords you the ability to work with a private practitioner who can provide counselling at no cost to you. NIHB-approved practitioners specialize in working with Indigenous people and are aware of the mental health concerns within the communities.

We are able to provide up to 22 hours of counselling for the first 12-month period, after this, you have ongoing access to 20 hours of counselling within that same time period. For every 12-month period after this, you have ongoing access to 20 hours of counselling and can seek approval for a possible additional 20 hours. You and your helper can work together for as long as you need towards bettering your mental healthAs all billing is directly to NIHB, this allows us the space to concentrate more on the work we will do together.

Important note: NIHB as a government system does not dictate how we work together, they do not have access to our files, nor do they see our session notes. The work we do together is sacred to us and does not involve anyone that you do not want to involve! 😊

Ready to begin your journey?

Book a consultation with a trained online counsellor now and take the first step on your Healing Journey!