Mental Health and Counselling


As well as family physicians the Uxbridge Health Centre is home to counsellor  Rita Vanhalteren. 

Call: 905-852-1009 x 1013

Rita Van Halteren has a passion for empowering youth, young adults and their families to reach their personal and emotional goals. With a Masters in Counselling (focusing in youth) and over 20 years of counselling experience, Rita connects well with all age groups. Her style is down to earth, gentle and practical. She also has extensive experience teaching and leading workshops on a variety of topics including: self-esteem, depression, anxiety, attachment issues and grief. A new focus over the past several years has been Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples, which educates couples to overcome a range of emotional concerns and move beyond their current struggles to live richer, fuller lives. Rita, like wise has lead marriage groups that have enabled couples to have a stronger connection and understanding within relationships. Other areas of expertise: · Abuse · Anxiety · Depression · Grief or Loss · Life Transitions · Marriage Relationships · Relationship Issues · Self-esteem · Self- Harm · Stress and Trauma


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If this is an emergency call 911 or visit your local emergency department.

Kids Help Phone Text Line
By texting CONNECT to 686868, you can chat confidentially with a trained, volunteer crisis responder for support with any issue. Our texting service is available 24/7/365. You don't need a data plan, Internet connection or an app to use it.

Durham Region Mental Health C.A.L.L Line
905-666-0483 or 1-800-742-1890

Operating 24 hours per day/seven days per week, our  C.A.L.L. service takes the guesswork out of accessing mental health services by providing  immediate access  crisis services.

Gerstein Crisis Centre

416 929-5200

Our crisis services include 24/7 telephone support, in-person mobile crisis team, community support referrals, substance use crisis management, follow-up and access to short-term crisis beds.


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