First Nations and Inuit

Supportive mental health counselling

Our psychologists and psychotherapists provide supportive mental health counselling that is aimed at building collaborative relationship and trust over time.

We aim to listen and hear the stories that need to be told.

Our intention is to give our clients voice to their story on the road to a healing journey that will strengthen their resolve in life’s new path.

Treatment Funding

Affordable psychotherapy

NIHB Funding

Funding for mental health counselling is available through the First Nations and Inuit Health Programs – Non-Insured Health Benefits Program. This program is a national program that provides coverage to eligible registered First Nations people and recognized Inuit people for mental health counselling if individuals are not entitled through other plans and programs (provincial/territorial health or social programs, or other publicly and privately funded programs).

We can help you navigate the funding process. Following the initial sessions, your psychologist or therapist will submit a Mental Health Counselling Prior Approval Form for determination of eligibility for coverage under NIHB.

Assessment & Advocacy

Removing barriers and providing support

If you’re experiencing emotional distress and want to talk, call the First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line at 1-855-242-3310. It’s toll-free and open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Meet our Psychologists and Therapists

Our Psychologists and Therapists Registered with the Non-Insured Health Benefits for First Nations and Inuit

Carolyn Golden, MSW, RSW

Social Worker, Psychotherapist (Kids, Teens, Adults, Couples, Families, Seniors) - Burlington & Online

Primary Areas: Anxiety; Depression; ADHD; Suicidal Ideation; Stress; Trauma; Grief; Substance Use/Addiction; Relationship [...]

Andrea Paschert, RN, CNP

Certified Nurse Psychotherapist (Teens, Adults) - St. Catharines & Online

Primary Areas: Anxiety; Depression; Trauma; Grief; Addictions. Populations: Teens (10+) Adults Seniors (65+) Licensi [...]