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If you are looking for counseling geared to income levels, you might try Thrive Counseling in Burlington, Shalem in Hamilton, or Catholic Family Services in Hamilton.  You might also try your family doctor if you belong to a Family Health Team. There are usually counselors onsite and they are covered by OHIP.  Family Health Teams may also offer help for anxiety, depression, insomnia and so on through DBT, CBT or mindfulness groups.

In case of immediate crisis or emergency, I have compiled a non-exhaustive list of contact information for additional mental health resources in the Hamilton and Burlington area.  Please note these are not intended as endorsements but as information resources.

You may also call 911 or visit your nearest emergency department.

COAST: Crisis, Outreach and Support Hamilton Crisis Line 24 hours – 905-972-8338

Suicide Crisis Line: 905-522-1477

Mental Health Helpline  : MHH provides free, anonymous, confidential information and referral services and supports for people experiencing mental health issues or to their families, more1-866-531-2600

Good2Talk Post-Secondary Student Helpline: Good2Talk is a free, confidential and anonymous helpline providing professional counselling and information and referrals for mental health, addictions and more 1-866-925-5454 (ages 16 – 30)

Distress Centres Ontario

Distress Centres Ontario (DCO) is a non-profit association of community-based distress centres in Ontario.   If you are in distress or crisis and need more 416-486-2242


Groups (CBT and DBT), Private and Publicly Funded (Doctor referrals required):

DBT Hamilton (only 17 years of age and older)
Publically Funded:
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Program 2757 King St. E./100 West 5th St. (905) 522-1155 x38005
Some more OHIP DBT Programs



Friends in Grief: 905-318-0059 / Bereaved Families of Ontario: 905-318-0070

Halton Womens Place Crisis Line (24 hours): Burlington 905-332-7892, Milton 905-878-8555 * TTY (24 hours) Burlington 905-332-7892, Milton 905-878-8555, see full record here * crisis line and shelter for abused women and their dependent children, emergency transportation to shelter available.

SAVIS (Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Services: 905-875-1555, see full record here.

Femaide (Francophone, formerly Oasis Centre des Femmes): 1-877-336-2433 TTY 1-866-860-7082, see full record here.

Inasmuch House, Hamilton: 905-529-8600 TTY 905-529-8029, see full record here * Emergency shelter

Interval House of Hamilton: 905-387-8881 (if long distance, call collect), see full record here * Emergency shelter and free emergency transportation by taxi for abused women and their children

Good Shepherd Centre, Martha House , Hamilton: 905-523-6277, see full record here.

Native Womens Centre, Hamilton: 905-664-1114, Toll Free 1-888-308-6559, see full record here.