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The North Durham Family Health Team provides brief therapy to patients of Medical Associates of Port Perry (MAPP), as well as, the broader North Durham community.  To provide equitable access to services, individual therapy appointments are reserved for those who are patients of MAPP and who do not have access to health care benefits or an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through their employer. Clients can be supported with mild to moderate mental health concerns, daily coping and learning new skills. 

Mental health

Individual therapy is best suited to individuals who are voluntary and motivated to work towards specific goals. Brief therapy is not suitable for those experiencing crisis, severe mental health concerns or active psychosis, or those who require long term or intensive services. It is recommended that clients do not receive therapy from multiple providers. If you feel you would benefit from individual therapy, please book an Intake Appointment and complete the necessary Intake Form provided online.  

Evidence-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Group Programming for Anxiety/Depression or Insomnia is available to all individuals living in North Durham Region age 18 years and older. If you are interested in attending a CBT Program, please book an Intake Appointment and complete the necessary Intake Forms provided online. Please see programs and services tabs for more information on group programs available.  

Therapists at the NDFHT hold a Master of Social Work and are Registered with their respective College.  

Mental Health needs are unique.  If your mental health needs are different than outlined above, please book an Intake Appointment and we will support you with Mental Health Community Connection.

To book an Intake Appointment click the above link. You will be directed to complete an Intake Form, which will take 5 to 10 minutes to complete. You will then be able to select a 30-minute appointment slot on Mondays between 9 am and 12pm. The Intake Appointment will be completed by phone call. If you require assistance with completing the Intake Appointment process, please call 905-985-2895 x 6070. 

If you are experiencing mental health crisis please contact:

Suicide Crisis Line: text 988 
Durham Mental Health Services: 1-800-742-1890 
Distress Centre Durham: 1-800-452-0688 
Pride Line: 1-855-87PRIDE (77433) 

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