Tangerine Walk-In Counselling:
Tangerine Walk-In Counselling (Tangerine) is provided in partnership with Associated Youth Services of Peel, Peel Children's Centre and Rapport Youth & Family Services. Tangerine offers the opportunity for children, youth and their families to meet with a professional, on a walk-in basis, to address their most pressing concern with the goal of improving their ability to cope with stresses at home, in school, and in the community.
Tangerine Walk-In Counselling is available at Peel Children’s Centre on Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
(last session begins at 6:00 pm). No appointment is required. The service is also available in French at Peel Children’s Centre.
Who is eligible for our services?
To be eligible for Tangerine Walk-In Counselling, the child/youth must
- be under 18 years of age,
- live in the Region of Peel for service in English, or live in either the Region of Peel or the Region of Halton for service in French, and
- have needs that can be met through services provided in office and community settings.
What do we do?
Tangerine provides Single Session Therapy (SST), an evidence-informed intervention. The model focuses on the child/youth and or their family’s needs and preferences, building on their strengths to develop a plan to address a specific issue.
A Child and Family Clinician meets with the child or young person and/or his/her family to help clarify the most pressing concern, explore solutions that have been attempted, and identify strengths and resources to address the issue. Family members begin to understand the issues differently and this, in turn, encourages them to try new approaches and strategies to address their concern. The child/youth and/or their family receive a written summary of the session and the recommendations.
Children, youth and/or their families are able to attend as many Tangerine sessions as they wish.
How can you access these services?
To access Tangerine Walk-In Counselling, including information on locations and hours, visit www.tangerinewalkin.com
or call 905-795-3530.