New Participants

How to get connected—virtually

Info for New Stella’s Place Participants

Are you between the ages of 16 to 29 and looking for tools to support your mental health journey? You have come to the right place! We offer free mental health services for young adults living in Toronto.

Is Stella's Place Right for Me?

We support young adults living with mental and emotional health issues including but not limited to:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Self-esteem

  • Coping with trauma

  • Relationship challenges

  • Boundary setting

  • Life transitions

  • Compulsions, perfectionism and overcontrol behaviors

  • Impacts of homophobia, transphobia, racism, sexism, and other structural oppressions

  • Support with struggles relating to identity, sexual orientation, and gender identities

  • Mild to moderate substance use

Our Counselling Philosophies

Anti-Oppressive & Anti-Racist:

  • Understanding of the ways in which participants are harmed by systemic oppression.

  • Looking critically at how oppression occurs and is resisted between participants and clients.

  • Acknowledging the intrinsic worth of all individuals, whatever their background, preferences or situation.

Trauma Informed:

  • Acknowledging the widespread impact of trauma and the many paths to individual recovery.

  • Recognizing the signs and behaviors that are consistent with survivors of trauma and responding accordingly.

Supportive, Strengths Based and Solution Focused:

  • Acknowledging the strengths of individuals and their communities.

  • Utilizing personal strengths to find solutions to challenges participants face, instead of emphasizing limitations and weaknesses.

Self-determination Oriented:

  • Having faith that each person knows which path towards recovery is most suitable for them and their needs and to see our role as supporting them in acknowledging and increasing that capacity.

Harm Reduction Informed:

  • Utilizing practical strategies and ideas aimed at reducing health issues and the social and legal consequences associated with substance use.

Hope and Recovery Oriented:

  • Acknowledging the power of hope and the positive impact that comes from a recovery approach.

Collaborative:

  • Engaging in dialogue that encourages mutual growth, learning and change for both the Participant and Clinician.

More Questions?

Navigating support services can be challenging! We are here to help answer any questions you have.

Program Calendar

Categories:  BeanBagChat  Drop-in Services By Appointment Access

Events in October 2022

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
September 26, 2022(4 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

4:00 pm: DBT Refresh Drop-In

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

5:30 pm: Mosaic: BIPOC Drop-In

September 27, 2022(3 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

3:00 pm: Virtual Drop-in Counselling

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

September 28, 2022(3 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

5:30 pm: Virtual Café: Creative Expression

September 29, 2022(4 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

3:00 pm: Virtual Drop-in Counselling

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

5:30 pm: Virtual Café: Games Night

September 30, 2022(1 event)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

October 1, 2022 October 2, 2022
October 3, 2022(3 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

5:30 pm: Mosaic: BIPOC Drop-In

October 4, 2022(3 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

3:00 pm: Virtual Drop-in Counselling

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

October 5, 2022(3 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

5:30 pm: Virtual Café: Creative Expression

October 6, 2022(4 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

3:00 pm: Virtual Drop-in Counselling

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

5:30 pm: Virtual Café: Games Night

October 7, 2022(1 event)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

October 8, 2022 October 9, 2022
October 10, 2022(1 event)

All day: Closed for Statutory Holiday

October 11, 2022(3 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

3:00 pm: Virtual Drop-in Counselling

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

October 12, 2022(3 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

5:30 pm: Virtual Café: Creative Expression

October 13, 2022(4 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

3:00 pm: Virtual Drop-in Counselling

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

5:30 pm: Virtual Café: Games Night

October 14, 2022(1 event)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

October 15, 2022 October 16, 2022
October 17, 2022(3 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

5:30 pm: Mosaic: BIPOC Drop-In

October 18, 2022(3 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

3:00 pm: Virtual Drop-in Counselling

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

October 19, 2022(4 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

1:00 pm: DBT Refresh Drop-In

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

5:30 pm: Virtual Café: Creative Expression

October 20, 2022(4 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

3:00 pm: Virtual Drop-in Counselling

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

5:30 pm: Virtual Café: Games Night

October 21, 2022(1 event)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

October 22, 2022 October 23, 2022
October 24, 2022(3 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

5:30 pm: Mosaic: BIPOC Drop-In

October 25, 2022(3 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

3:00 pm: Virtual Drop-in Counselling

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

October 26, 2022(4 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

1:00 pm: DBT Refresh Drop-In

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

5:30 pm: Virtual Café: Creative Expression

October 27, 2022(4 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

3:00 pm: Virtual Drop-in Counselling

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

5:30 pm: Virtual Café: Games Night

October 28, 2022(1 event)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

October 29, 2022 October 30, 2022
October 31, 2022(3 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

5:30 pm: Mosaic: BIPOC Drop-In

November 1, 2022(3 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

3:00 pm: Virtual Drop-in Counselling

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

November 2, 2022(4 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

1:00 pm: DBT Refresh Drop-In

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

5:30 pm: Virtual Café: Creative Expression

November 3, 2022(4 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

3:00 pm: Virtual Drop-in Counselling

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

5:30 pm: Virtual Café: Games Night

November 4, 2022(1 event)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

November 5, 2022 November 6, 2022
  

How to Get Connected

Individual Intake

Meet with our Access Coordinators, Ajay and Nakeesa, to discuss what programs you are interested in and get placed on a waiting list.

Drop in Programs

Drop-in Programs are available throughout your time at Stella’s Place. They can be accessed while on a waitlist for registered programming.

Registered Programs

The wait list for our registered programs is 4 months to 1 year. Before enrolling in your program you will meet with a Clinician to speak about goals.

Fill out the Intake Form to meet with one of our Access team members so we can learn more about how to support you. 

Fill out the Intake Form Link to page 

A photo of a wall in the Stella's Place café. A very bright and vibrant wooden shelf hung up on the wall has books, stuffed animals, drawings and more plastered all over.

“I really don’t think there is anywhere else like this. I can only imagine how many other young people are stuck in the darkness, trying to find help…I don’t know what I would have done without Stella’s Place, without the DBT program here, it changed my life!”

-Stella’s Place Community Member