First Nations and Inuit

Supportive mental health counselling

Our psychologists and therapists 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 help clients continue to create new aspects of their stories in ways that strengthen and affirm a strong sense of both self and community.

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

Dr. Cheval Chez-Roy Birchwood

Psychologist (Adults) - St. Catharines

Primary Areas: Anger management; Behavioural disorders; Anxiety; Depression; & Addictions. Locations: St. Catharines [...]

Mr. Santiago Hoyos, M.A.

Pre-Doctoral Psychology Intern (Kids, Teens, Adults) - Burlington

Primary Areas: Relationship difficulties; Depression; Anxiety disorders; Chronic pain; & Trauma. Languages: Spanish / [...]