Affirming care for 2SLGBTQIA+ adults, youth, relationships and families.
About Us

Professional Counselling and Therapy

Welcome to Centrepeace. We offer counselling to youth, adults, families, and adult relationships with a special focus on providing affirmative care to the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. Our services are provided in person, online and by telephone. Centrepeace Counselling & Therapy Services opened its doors as a solely-staffed, part-time practice in September 2019. It has expanded to a full-time group practice, with services being offered by a number of therapists and social work student.

Connection, Compassion and Collaboration

The counselling relationship is key to making positive changes during the therapy process. We work hard to establish a connected, compassionate and collaborative relationship with the people we see. Together, we can work towards achieving your personal goals.

Our Approach

We use strategies and techniques from the following therapeutic frameworks and certifications:

Family Therapy
Family Systems Theory
Internal Family Systems Theory (IFS)
Sand Tray Therapy
Art Therapy
Play Therapy
Attachment Theory
Feminist Theory
Narrative Therapy
Brief Solution-Focused Therapy
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
Circle of Security International
Caring Dads
Our Services

Teens and Pre-Teens

Individual and Family Therapy for children ages 10 and up

Adults

Individual, Relationship, and Family Therapy for those 18+

Parent/Caregiver Coaching

Counselling and guidance for parents and caregivers of children and teens

Connection to Community

As part of our work, we provide information on other community services that may meet your needs.

In-Person, Online & Telephone Counselling

All of our therapists provide online sessions as per COVID-19 guidelines. Most of our therapists offer in-person and phone sessions. See our individual profiles for more information.

2SLGBTQIA+ Affirming Care

We provide a safe place for queer and trans* individuals, relationships and families. ​2SLGBTQIA+ affirmative therapy is that which holds a positive view of people who are Two Spirited, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Pansexual, Intersex, Non-Binary, Gender Fluid, Gender Non-Conforming, Transgender, Agender, Queer, Questioning and other gender identities and sexual orientations.
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Frequently Asked Questions

For many people, making the decision to see a therapist comes after some thought and deliberation.

Please don't hesitate to contact us. We're happy to answer any of your questions.

  • What should I expect during my first appointment?
    The initial appointment involves a detailed assessment to understand you and your particular situation, current problems, background, and your strengths and resources in order to develop a plan for therapy. Our aim is to help you feel comfortable and safe to talk openly about your concerns.
  • How long are the sessions?
    Sessions are either 50 minutes or 80 minutes long and typically occur once every one or two weeks.
  • How long does therapy last?
    This is a reasonable question and difficult to predict. Research shows that the duration of therapy is variable and can be influenced by the specific therapy interventions used, the strength of the relationship with your therapist, as well as factors specific to you. These other factors may include your goals, personal characteristics, the nature, severity, chronicity, and complexity of the problem(s) you are experiencing, external factors such as what else is happening in your life and available social support, the extent to which you actively engage in therapy both inside and outside of sessions, and how comfortable you are with making changes.
  • How do I know if counselling is right for me?
    Counselling is an investment in yourself, and sometimes your relationships with others. It is a personal choice and is often most helpful when a person feels ready to commit to the journey. Feel free to contact us for a free 15-minute consultation to discuss what you're looking for and how we might be of support to you.