Mental health is not a destination, but a process – it’s about how you drive, not where you’re going.

People come to YKPT counselling and assessment services for many reasons. They’re worried about their own well-being, or the well-being of someone they love. No matter what the issue is, our counsellors are experts in guiding individuals, couples, families and youth through their concerns.

Our approach to counselling is multi-faceted, incorporating a number of therapeutic lenses, which includes Existential Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Systems and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Adults and Youth (12 Years and Older)

Counselling services provide a safe place for youth to explore their feelings and to develop techniques to manage issues. Youth are generally in control of their own counselling process, determining their goals for counselling, what level of involvement their parents and/or guardians will have and what information will be shared between parents and/or guardians and the counsellor.

Clinical Counselling allows the essential YOU beneath all the constructed layers to emerge and shine through a process of exploration, skill acquisition, emotional re-evaluation, and knowledge attainment. This process constructs new beliefs about self, others and life, which in turn, allows new adaptive behaviors.

Couples and Family Counselling

The goals of Couples and Family Therapy are to disarm conflicting verbal communication, increase intimacy, respect, and affection, remove barriers that create a feeling of stagnancy in conflicting situations, and create a heightened sense of empathy and understanding within the context of the relationship. Our counsellors empower every client with the tools and self-awareness to make choices and take actions that support their well-being.

Employee & Family Assistance Program

YKPT offers support to you and your family with Arete’s Employee & Family Assistance Program. We can all be impacted by personal or work-related challenges, and your well-being is important to us and your employer, and to their business. Through accessing support, you’ll feel like your best self again, sooner, all while building resilience to navigate other life challenges that may crop up in the future.

Residential School Counselling

YKPT offers support to residential school survivors and their families through Indigenous Service Canada. Our counsellor will listen, talk and assist individuals to find ways of healing from Residential School experiences.