- Relationship counselling
- Individual counselling
- Crisis counselling
- Information and referrals
- Service navigator
- Sliding Scale
- LGBQ+ Affirming
- Trans Affirming
- Wheelchair Accessible
- 2S/LGBTQ+ Affirming
- Online resource
- Remote services
Arukah Counselling offers clinical counselling support for a variety of age groups, from school-aged children, to teens, adults and elders. We work with LGBTQ+ populations; mental health issues like depression and anxiety; grief and loss; goal-setting and planning. We use a variety of modalities, such as cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, EMDR, emotion-focused therapy, and many others with a client-centred and respectful approach.
A sliding scale is offered for those who may need more accessible cost.
Franya Jedwab has been working in the counselling field for 20 years and has a warmhearted, non-judgmental approach to counselling.
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Do you collect and use preferred names (rather than legal names) for all communications?
Are the forms used in your practice inclusive of various sexual orientations and gender identities (e.g., opportunities to fill in pronouns, etc.)?
Are you and your colleagues aware of what specific barriers may exist for trans individuals accessing your services?
Do you offer Indigenous 2S/LGBTQ+ specific resources, for example Indigenous Elders or Knowledge Keepers?
Are you and your colleagues comfortable asking relevant questions about gender identity and sexual orientation?
Are you and your colleagues aware of what specific barriers may exist for LGBQ individuals accessing your services?
Do you and your colleagues ask clients about pronouns and use them appropriately?
Are you and your colleagues aware of what specific barriers may exist for Two-Spirit, queer, or trans Indigenous individuals accessing your services?
Do you and your colleagues have experience working with people who identify as living with a disability or chronic illness? Please tell us more about your experience and any training you have received.
Can you and your colleagues distinguish gender/identity dysphoria/distress from other mental health conditions that are unrelated to gender dysphoria or distress?
Does your practice have gender-neutral washrooms?
Are there clear anti-discrimination policies that include gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation in your organization or practice?
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Last updated: December 20, 2022
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