The 519's Counselling Services are trauma-informed. Our service providers and front-line staff understand the impacts of trauma and work with clients to promote safety. Trauma-informed services are different from trauma-specific services, which usually involve longer-term therapy. If you are looking for trauma-specific services, we can provide you with appropriate referral information.
To REGISTER for The 519’s Trauma-Informed Counselling Services (including group-based services and short-term individual or couple’s counselling), please complete the following online registration form between the 1st and 10th day of each month.
If you do not have access to an electronic device to complete this form, you may use the tablets available at The 519’s Front Desk.
If you need any assistance in filling out the form or clarification on any part of the form, please arrange a time with one of the two Coordinators of Trauma-Informed Counselling Services to complete the form, over the phone:
- Cressida Frey (she/her; they/them) at CFrey@The519.org; 416-392-6878 ext 4055
- Naaila Ali (she/her) at NAli@The519.org; 416-355-6774
All identifying information provided to The 519 is confidential. If you have questions or concerns related to confidentiality, please contact our Privacy Officer at Privacy@The519.org or the Manager of Direct Services at FSalari@The519.org.
Free single-session drop-in counselling sessions are open to any individual over the age of 16 on a first-come, first-served basis during drop-in hours. Sessions are up to one hour in length.
First Time to Drop-in Counselling? Click here to learn more.
To register for short-term individual or couple’s counselling services at The 519, complete our online registration form between the 1st and 10th day of each month:
To register for group-based counselling services at The 519, complete our online registration form between the 1st and 10th day of each month.
Get immediate support:
- Gerstein Crisis Centre at 416-929-5200
- Trans Life Line 1-877-330-6366
- or visit your nearest Emergency Department
Questions / Concerns:
If you need any assistance or have specific questions about The 519’s Trauma-Informed Counselling Services, contact us at: