As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, all services provided by ASSIST will be conducted via teleconference or vieo conference. This procedure is safe and effective and allows ASSIT to continue to support you and your family.
As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, ASSIST Counselling has expanded its hours. If you are experiencing an increase in anxiety or fear as a result of the virus feel free to contact us at (705) 716-0749 or click the link below to book an appointment.
ASSIST is a full-service counselling center designed to help you rediscover joy, peace and comfort in your life.
Using the newest technology and evidence-based approaches, our counsellors help you identify and achieve your personal goals.
We can help you experience rapid and long-lasting relief from mental stress, anxiety and trauma.
We are committed to helping you
Located in on the 10th Floor of 30 Duke St. W in downtown Kitchener our offices are bright, light-filled spaces overlooking the city.
ASSIST offers individual counselling offices, small group or conference rooms. All rooms are clean, professional and modern.
Our offices are safe, private and confidential. They are a place for healing.
Can't come to the office? We offer phone and video counselling, virtual and augmented reality therapy and access to psychiaric assessment and consultation through our virtual clinic.
Contact us to receive help anywhere in the world.
We are as close as your phone.
We welcome all people with dignity and respect. Regardless of your background, race, orientation or the challenges you face, you will be valued and supported. All matters of diversity will be respected. ASSIST Counselling is a safe, trauma-informed, and inclusive space. Your needs will be respected. Your needs matter.
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) is an recognized psychotherapy that provides rapid relief from PTSD, Trauma and other mental health concerns. Created by Lanny Rosenwig, ART is quickly becoming one of the most recognized and tlked about treatments.
ASSIST is proud to announce that they have the only ART certified therapists in Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge area. ASSIST is also pleased to host the ART-Canada, a counselling and training institute dedicated to the promotion and expansion of ART..
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) was developed by Arron Beck and it is considered one of the most effective and well researched therapies available today. It is considered teh gold standard in treating people with depression, anxiety, and trauma.
ASSIST staff have extensive training and experience in implementing CBT therapies.
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) was developed by Marsha Linehan and is a highly effective form of therapy for people dealing with overwhelming emotions, attachment difficulties, suicidality, self-harm.
ASSIST therapists have been trained by the Marsha Linehan Institue in individual and group skills training.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a highly effective therapy for treating a wide range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma and grief. Created by Francine Shapiro to help people process traumatic memories, EMDR has become one of the worlds most validated treatment processes.
ASSIST is proud to have EMDR trained therapists on staff.
Solution-focused therapy is a goal-directed collaborative psychotherapy that focuses on solutions and strengths rather than problems and deficits. Created by Steve de Shazer and Insso Kim Berg, SFBT is a radically different approach to traditional counselling psychotherapy.
ASSIST Counsellors have extensive training and experience in working in a SFBT environmment.
The use of virtual and augmented reality to address multiple conditions began in the 19990 with studies of how VR could be used to treat PTSD. Today, there are hunderds of sutudies showing the effectiveness VRT. At The counsellors at ASSIST have been specially trained in VR therapy and have access to a wide range of virtual environments, tools and resources.
Through our association with Psychotherapy Matters, ASSIST is pleased to offer rapid access to a variety of psychiatric services such as assessment, consultation and medication recommendations.
Through the Virtual Clinic, our therapists work together with your psychiatrist, doctor and other health professionals to ensure stong collaboration and continuity of care. You benefit from a diagnosis, medication recommendations or monitoring, and psychotherapy — all from the convenience of our offices at 30 Duke St. W. Kitchener.
We support your recovery through timely psychiatry consultations delivered by caring and dedicated psychiatrists.
Psychiatric and medical services are covered by OHIP and are provided to you at no additional charge.
Counselling services are covered by most benefits and EAP programs.
Please contact us with questions.
10th Floor 30 Duke Street West, Kitchener, Ontario Ca. N2H 4Y5
09:00 a.m. – 09:00 p.m.
Mon-Fri: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm