Skip links

Clinical Therapy (18+)

Clinical Therapy (18+)

Registration for our spring/summer specialized groups is closed.

The Clinical Therapy Program is a group-based program that helps people with serious mental health issues to be more successful in day-to-day living, by utilizing different forms of psychotherapy to help clients explore and manage unhelpful thoughts, overwhelming/difficult emotions, and problematic behaviours with the support of our team of Clinical Therapists. Our program helps clients develop and practice coping skills that help them gain control over unhelpful thinking patterns, overwhelming/difficult emotions, and unhelpful behaviours.

Who is This Program Intended For?

  • Individuals 18 years of age or above
  • Clients in York Region and South Simcoe with serious mental health issues who are motivated to attend groups/workshops and not looking for individual counselling/psychotherapy
Program Calendar

Contact Us to Register for Support

Registration for our spring/summer specialized groups is closed.

Register for our open groups at any time.

Please call Central Intake at 1-866-345-0183 ext.3321 or email intake@cmha-yr.on.ca.

Clinical Therapy Services Include

Open On-going Groups:

This is an ongoing open-format psychoeducation therapy group, in which participants will learn and practice mindfulness-based strategies as well as cognitive therapy tools to enhance body awareness, expand perception and view, and increase choice and responsiveness.

The MBCT Virtual Group runs every Friday from 1:00pm-2pm via Zoom.

Registration for this group is open. Please contact Central Intake at 1-866-345-0183 ext 3321, email intake@cmha-yr.on.ca or contact your CMHA worker to register.

Learn More

*Subject to change without notice

Closed Specialized Groups:

The Coping and Resilience Enhancing (CARE) therapy is a 10-session treatment program based on Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) with contributions from Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT). 

CBT is an empirically validated treatment for various mental health difficulties and focuses on symptom reduction to improve quality of life. CBT addresses the interactions between how we think, feel, and behave in depression and anxiety.  The goal of this intervention is to increase the awareness of emotions, gain a better understanding of what emotions indicate, and learn ways to deal with emotional reactions more effectively.  This is a skill-building program focused on the present.

Each group session is 90 minutes in length. This group is offered virtually and in person.

Booster CARE Sessions

After successful completion of a CARE group cycle, clients may attend booster CARE sessions based on the program schedule.  Booster sessions provide an opportunity for clients to further their practice in strategies learned in the CARE group and to consolidate their learning.

Learn More

ME (Managing Emotions) groups is a 10-session treatment program based on Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), which is a based on the work of Dr. Marsha Linehan. Clients will learn three sets of skills: Mindfulness, Emotional Regulation, and Distress Tolerance.

The goal of DBT is to help clients understand emotions they experience, decrease emotional suffering, reduce emotional vulnerability and survive a crisis.

Each group session is 90 minutes in length. This group is offered virtually and in person.

Booster ME Sessions

After successful completion of a ME group cycle, clients may attend booster ME sessions based on the program schedule. Booster sessions provide an opportunity for clients to further their practice in strategies learned in the ME group and to consolidate their learning.

Learn More

The Shame-Resilience group is offered in partnership with York Support Services Network (YSSN) with curriculum based on the work of Dr. Brene Brown, Ph.D., L.M.S.W.  The sessions brings to light the adaptive and maladaptive functions of shame and its relationship to mental health and focuses on developing 1) skills in managing shame and 2) resilience to its impact.

Each group session is 90 minutes in length. This group is offered virtually and in person.

Learn More

The CBT-P group is an 8-session group based on the work of Dr. Nicola Wright. The group focuses on providing a safe space for clients that have shared experiences of psychosis to build a support network and gently begin to challenge their thoughts, feelings and behaviours associated with their symptoms of psychosis.

Each group session is 90 minutes in length. This group is offered virtually and in person.

*Subject to change without notice

Registration for these closed specialized groups is now open. Spots are limited and assigned on a first-come basis. Click the below button to see the Program Calendar with the Spring/Summer dates for these sessions. Please contact Central Intake at 1-866-345-0183 ext 3321, email intake@cmha-yr.on.ca or contact your CMHA worker to register.

Program Calendar
Return to top of page