Our Programs

How to Access Services

At Stella’s Place, we offer free mental health services for young adults ages 16 to 29 living in Toronto (with a M postal code). Our programs are divided into 3 categories: drop-in, by appointment and registered. To limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the site at 18 Camden Street is closed. We are still offering our programming through chat, phone and online platforms.

 

 

New to Stella’s Place?

Info for New Participants Link to page

Drop-in Programs

No intake required

BeanBagChat

An online Chat-Based App

Mondays to Thursdays
4:00 to 9:00pm

Get some one-on-one support online for whatever is on your mind. Download the free app at beanbagchat.ca or in the app store for iPhone or Android. Available for anyone ages 16 to 29 living in Ontario, Canada.

Virtual Drop-in Counselling

Tuesdays & Thursdays
3:00pm to 6:00pm

Are you looking to speak to a Clinician and get individual support? Call us on Tuesday or Thursday to book a same-day counselling appointment.

To Access:
Call us at 416-461-2345 ext.1 or email us at connect@stellasplace.ca.

Frequently Asked Questions about Drop-In Virtual Counselling

DBT Refresh

Mondays 4:00 to 6:00 PM
From June 6 to June 27

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Refresh is an open drop-in group facilitated by Clinicians (registered social workers and/or psychotherapists) and Peer Ambassadors (individuals with training and lived experience using DBT skills within their recovery).

The group is available to anyone who has previously participated in DBT programming (at Stella’s Place or elsewhere).

DBT Refresh is a drop in group. This means you can attend one or up to all of the sessions. DBT Refresh has a cap of 12 participants in the online room. Each group will cover a theme based on the 4 DBT modules. The DBT Refresh sessions will run on the following dates. 

1st session: Monday, June 6th from 4pm to 6pm: Mindfulness Skills 

2nd session: Monday, June 13th from 4pm to 6pm: Distress Tolerance

3rd session: Monday, June 20th from 4pm to 6pm: Emotion Regulation

4th session: Monday, June 27th from 4pm to 6pm: Interpersonal Effectiveness

To Register:
Fill out this Google Form

Programs by Appointment

By appointment, no intake required

Consult a Family Doctor

By appointment

Talk with a doctor familiar about mental health. Ask about general health, mental health, sexual health, chronic illnesses, or anything you’d see a doctor for! 

To Book and Learn More:
Give us a call at (416) 461-2345 ext.1 or email us at connect@stellasplace.ca.

Registered Programming

Intake required

Short Term Individual Counselling

Waitlist is open. Participants will meet with the same clinician for 6 consecutive sessions that take place every 1 to 2 weeks. Sessions are 50 minutes long.

The short term individual counselling approach at Stella’s Place is integrative, drawing primarily from Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (FACT). FACT is a brief version of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and is an effective treatment for many mental health challenges. In a FACT approach, participants are viewed as “stuck, not broken” and treatment targets one primary issue, which is collaboratively selected by participant and clinician. Clinicians introduce experiential interventions during sessions to increase participant awareness, skillfulness, and encourage application beyond sessions. FACT supports individuals in taking values-based actions while coping flexibly and effectively with difficult challenges, thoughts, memories, and emotions.

Fill Out the Intake Form Link to page

DBT Skills

Waitlist for future groups is open.

Learn to apply Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Skills to your life. You will learn how to identify and cope with your emotions, how to manage difficult situations, and how to build communication skills with family and friends.

Fill Out the Intake Form Link to page

BIPOC DBT Group

Waitlist for future groups is open.

For BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) folks. Learn to apply DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy) Skills to your life. You will learn how to identify and cope with your emotions, how to manage difficult situations, and how to build communication skills with family and friends.

Fill Out the Intake Form Link to page

Drop-In Program Calendar

Categories:  BeanBagChat  Drop-in Services  Access

Events in June 2022

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
May 30, 2022(2 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

May 31, 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: Creative Expression

June 1, 2022(2 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

June 2, 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: Game Night

June 3, 2022(1 event)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

June 4, 2022 June 5, 2022(1 event)

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

June 6, 2022(2 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

June 7, 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

June 8, 2022(2 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

June 9, 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

June 10, 2022(1 event)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

June 11, 2022 June 12, 2022(1 event)

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

June 13, 2022(2 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

June 14, 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

June 15, 2022(2 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

June 16, 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

June 17, 2022(1 event)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

June 18, 2022 June 19, 2022(1 event)

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

June 20, 2022(2 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

June 21, 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

June 22, 2022(2 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

June 23, 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

June 24, 2022(1 event)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

June 25, 2022 June 26, 2022(1 event)

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

June 27, 2022(2 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

June 28, 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

June 29, 2022(2 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

June 30, 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

July 1, 2022(1 event)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

July 2, 2022 July 3, 2022(1 event)

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

  

Call for Co-Design

Are you interested in helping to inform our programs and services? We are looking for current and future participants’ help to create our mental health programs! Please fill out this Google Form if interested.

Fill out the Co-Design Google Form Link to page

How to Get Connected

Individual Intake

Discuss what programs you are interested in with Access Coordinators 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.

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

“Stella’s Place means community. It’s not the place that makes it so wonderful, it’s the group of people in it that makes it such a safe haven.”

 

-Stella’s Place Community Member

“Before coming to Stella’s Place, I guess I was lost, and felt a bit lonely. I felt like a crisis was about to happen and I needed to take some preventive action. I was able to choose several options in one place: the job connection program, figure out my financial situation, participate in WRAP with a peer supporter, and one-on-one counselling.

 

Victoria, Participant & Young Adult Council Member

A photo of Victoria sitting down, laughing and looking to the right. Victoria has their hand up tucking hair behind their ear and is sitting in front of a wood table. In the background is a white wall with a drawing of a tree hung up on the wall.