Counselling

Holistic, Culturally-Informed, Supportive

Ifarada seeks to support, heal and empower community members through the use of holistic interventions.

A boutique of services that include individual psychotherapy, family therapy, child and youth therapy, group therapy, life coaching, and more.

Family Therapy

Healing and restoration do not focus on an individual. Issues and challenges can impact the entire family. Counseling can help to support healing within the entire family, and provide strategies family members can use to manage the stressors they may encounter.

Child & Youth Therapy

Children and youth experience the world through their caregivers and others around them. Sometimes they don’t have the language or the tools to understand the difficulties they may face. Therapy is a safe space for children and youth to build their strengths and access the support they need.

Individual Psychotherapy

Whether you are struggling with mental health difficulties, or managing your emotions, or need guidance to manage life difficulties, individual psychotherapy is here for you. Specialized supports and guidance are designed to assist you to achieve your goals and achieve your desired outcomes.

Life Coaching

Life coaching consists of guidance, support, and motivational interviewing designed to support individuals through transitions or stagnation in their lives. Unlike other models, life coaching is rooted in a self-esteem/confidence model, motivational interviewing and, guidance.

Couples Therapy

Couples may choose therapy at any time throughout their relationship. From the new couple, the couple entering commitment, to the couple experiencing life transitions, and to the couple experiencing separation, a dedicated counselor can help guide the couple through these experiences. Renew your relationship today! Consider couples therapy.

Crisis Intervention

Crisis intervention support provides outreach and guidance to individuals and families impacted by the immediate crisis. Whether the crisis involves mental health support, resource navigation, police or, child welfare involvement, our team is ready to help.


We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma, and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive. Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity. We need only to be awake, alive in the present moment.

Thich Nnat Hanh


Our Approach

We value the harmony that exists within our body, mind, and spirit. Through the use of holistic healing, we work to build our strengths, empower our visions, and spark motivation to achieve our outcomes. Our work is centered around culturally informed practice and is rooted in equity and inclusion. We aspire to support individuals, families and communities to demonstrate their power through healing, empowerment, resilience, and opportunities.

Theories & Practices

  • Narrative therapy
  • Solutions focused therapy
  • Family Systems approach
  • Interpersonal
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Strengths-based
  • Mental health difficulties, i.e., anxiety, depression
  • Grief/loss
  • Trauma
  • ADHD, Conduct disorder
  • Attachment difficulties

Understanding counseling at Ifarada

Some of our programs are funded by third-party funders, and require eligibility to meet the requirements. Other programs can be provided at a low cost with an intern supervised by an internal and external supervisor and consultant. These programs may require interns to record sessions for teaching purposes. Contact us for more information and to register as a client.

What is holistic care?

Some Westernized approaches follow the medical model on extinguishing the problem, in a set number of sessions. In holistic care, there is focus on the individual’s needs and peace within their body, mind, and spirit. You are encouraged to direct your healing, determine the number of sessions for yourself, and your desired outcome. It may take 2-3 sessions for you to engage and connect with the therapist/counselor. Following this, you may decide on weekly, bi-weekly or monthly sessions. Our team accepts that pain may exist in life, and that pain is inevitable. Thus, we support you to address in the pain in a way that can last a lifetime.

What is supervised counseling?

Becoming a psychotherapist or counselor in Ontario is a regulated and supervised practice. Once an individual completes their undergraduate or graduate degree requirements, they may be required to complete an internship. After the internship, there are additional requirements such as supervised practice, additional continuing education credits, completion of an exam, and more. Since therapists are still learning, our practice can offer lower fees and access additional funding. Quality is never compromised, and our counsellors are guided to provide you the service you need.


Bring peace of mind now with the support you need..

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