OCISO’s Counselling Program is uniquely equipped to provide counselling services to the immigrant and refugee population in Ottawa. We offer clinical counselling to culturally diverse clients with migration and culture-related issues, and specialize in assisting survivors of war torture, trauma, political persecution and imprisonment. We employ a wide variety of intervention techniques, which allow for a culturally responsive therapeutic process. We do not just “respect” our client’s culture – we incorporate that culture into the therapeutic process. OCISO provides short term counselling for pre- and post-migration mental health concerns. Clients are provided 6-8 sessions as well as connections to other service providers to help address their settlement needs.These services can be provided at OCISO location, virtually or out in other community spaces.
Eligibility - open to permanent residents and limited capacity to all other immigrant classes. Current Languages Arabic, English, French, Urdu, Czech and German.
613-725-5671 ext 337.