Guidance: Personal Counselling


Program Head
Michael Ambeau

Counsellors
Nancy Arruda DaMarco ext. 5638 A - Dov
Joe Taranto ext. 5635 Dow - Her (+international students)
Mark Cameron ext. 5634 Hib - Luc
Lisa Collins ext. 5637 Luv-Moh
Colleen Borman ext 5636 Moi - Riv
Michael Ambeau ext. 5639 Roa - Z

Guidance Counsellors develop relationships with students and strategize around possible steps to deal effectively with pertinent issues using the supports available within and outside the school setting. Some students self-refer but others may be referred to Guidance by administrators, youth care workers and teachers.

Interventions include:

Community Supports

Crisis

Here 24/7 at 1(844) 437-3247 or www.here247.ca
9 Wellington St, Cambridge, ON N1R 3Y4

Kids Help Phone at 1(800) 668-6868.

Mental Health & Counselling

Front Door (519) 749-2932
Is your family struggling with mental health, conflict or parenting challenges? If so, the walk-in counselling program at Front Door can help.

  • Tuesday: 12pm - 6:30pm at 35 Dickson St., Cambridge (Lutherwood)
  • Wednesday: 12pm - 6:30pm at 1770 King Street E., Kitchener (Front Door)
  • Thursday: 9am - 3:30pm at 1145 Concession Rd., Cambridge (Langs)
  • Saturday: 9am-3:30pm at Front Door, 1770 King Street E., Kitchener (Front Door)

* Free/No appointment necessary - for families with children up to 18/students 17 years and under

KW Counselling 519-884-0000
Walk in – Thursday: 12pm – 6pm at 480 Charles St East, Kitchener, Ontario

Shalom Counselling Services Waterloo 519-579-9690
9 Avondale AV S, Waterloo, On

Grief/Loss

Hospice Waterloo Region  (519) 743-4114
298 Lawrence Avenue, Kitchener, ON N2M 1Y4

  • Provides support to teens and children who have experienced the death of a loved one. Irena at; www.hospicewaterloo.ca

Bereaved Families of Ontario-Midwestern Region 519-894-8344

The Coping Centre (519) 650-0852
1740 Blair Rd, Camebridge, On

  • Offers a peaceful place for support, understanding, compassion and encouragement in the uniqueness of one's grief journey. ; www.copingcentre.com.

Bereavement Resource Centre 519-745-2195

Kids Link, Early Intervention  519-741-1122
170 Kings St East, Suite 5, Kitchener

Substance Abuse

Ray of Hope (519) 578-8018.
230-659 King St. East Kitchener, ON N2G 2M4

St Mary's Counselling   (519) 662-9555.

Other/All

The Community Outreach Program (519) 742-8327.
Helps families link with community resources such as: recreation/summer camps – fees and subsidies, food supports, clothing supports, child care and other family needs. Contact the Community Outreach Worker closest to you at (519) 742-8327.