About RCHS Counselling Services

Brief, solution focused, client centered, individual counselling for community members aged 18+ navigating mild to moderate mental health issues such as: anxiety, depression, grief, stress, managing relationships, emotion regulation and behaviour change. Clients can self-refer by contacting our office. 

The RCHS Counselling team offers psychoeducational groups throughout the year, check the website calendar or call the health centre to learn more.

Group programs include:


Grief Support Group
Join us to learn about the impact of grief and meet with others for connection and support. The Grief Support Group meets once a week for 8 sessions and combines a psychoeducational approach and peer support around the experience of grief, the grieving process and coping skills. This is a closed group which requires registration. Participants can self-refer.

Yoga Therapy
This 6-week closed group meets once a week to address the impact of trauma. Facilitators assist clients in developing integrative mind-body techniques to reverse or manage the somatic impact of trauma. Participants require a referral to join this program and are encouraged to be engaged in counselling. 

Meditation Group
Join us for 4-8 weekly 1-hour sessions focusing on breathing exercises to decrease stress and promote emotional and physical regulation, body awareness through relaxation exercises and guided visual imagery exercises. No previous experience required, and participants can self-refer. 

The Men's Connection
A 10-week group for male-identifying individuals ages 18 and up to make positive social connections, learn practical life skills, grow their knowledge of men’s health issues, and challenge stigma around mental wellness, all within a fun, supportive atmosphere.

Ontario Works Addictions Counselling

Addiction and mental health counseling and referral services are provided to people who request to be referred to the project while on Ontario Works (OW) in Lanark County. This trauma-informed program is private, confidential, and arm’s length from Ontario Works. There are no long wait lists and services are available by phone or in person in different locations across Lanark County. 

Addictions Counselling can help with:

  • Mental health/illness
  • Addiction
  • Stress management
  • Assertiveness
  • Work readiness

Counselling could include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); 
  • Mindfulness meditation;
  • Breathing/relaxation; 
  • Grounding strategies;
  • Navigation/referral to other programs and services; 
  • Help with forms

How to Get Services

Speak with you primary care provide, ask your Ontario Works case worker for a referral, or call 613-267-4200 ext. 2160