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Nexus Youth Services

Community Counselling Program

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Description & Services
Alternate Name NYC ; NYS ; SOYC
Description Offers individual counselling for adolescents and young adults (14-24yrs), residing in Peel region. Helps youth build on their strengths and improve how they feel and function at home, school, and in the community. Also provides youth with links to community resources and supports, including the Nexus Youth Centre, located on the second floor of the Mississauga Central Library which is also a program of Nexus. 
Services offered through the Community Counselling Program include both brief and longer term service. The service approach is strength-based, youth-centred/directed, and solution focused. NYS is committed to using evidence-informed/evidence-based practices, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, to respond to the unique needs of each adolescent. NYS' Community Counselling Program has incorporated relevant elements of solution focused, brief/single session therapy to offer a brief service model to address the immediate mental health needs of youth, while also offering youth with continuing needs the option to receive further support through longer-term ongoing service.  
Counselling supports are available to youth who may be: feeling sad/depressed, anxious, angry; struggling to get along with others; getting into trouble; having problems with drugs and/or alcohol; experiencing bullying; and/or having trouble dealing with difficult things from the past or symptoms of trauma.
Hours Main office counselling hours: 
Monday - Thursday 9:00a.m. - 8:00p.m. 
Fridays 9:00am - 5:00pm 
Nexus Youth Centre: 
Monday - Thursday 12:00pm - 9:00pm  
Fridays 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Areas Served Peel Region
Eligibility Ages: 14 year(s) - 24 year(s) 
Resident of Peel Region
Application Under 16yrs: referral may be made by parent or youth 
Over 16yrs: youth must call to complete the referral 
Young people who are interested in individual counselling are encouraged to call at 905-451-4655 to book a telephone intake. If deemed appropriate for Nexus, upon completion of the intake, a first appointment will be offered within 2-3 weeks (appointments are usually held either at the office or at Nexus Youth Centre). There is a waiting list for longer-term counselling services. 
Young people who are interested in Nexus Youth Centre can visit any time during its operating hours or call 905-566-1883 for more information.
Fees None
Languages English ; French ; Other language arranged through interpretive services
Contact Information
Address & Map
85A Aventura Court
Mississauga, ON L5T 2Y6
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Site Location Main Office
Intersection Derry Rd and Hurontario St (Hwy 10)
Transit Information
Accessibility Fully Accessible
Mailing Address c/o Andria Amato 
85A Aventura Court 
Mississauga, ON L5T 2Y6
Office Phone Reception 905-795-3518  
Intake 905-451-4655 
Nexus Youth Centre 905-566-1883
Fax Main Office 905-696-0350 
Nexus Youth Centre 905-566-9194
Crisis Phone Crisis Response Service 416-410-8615
Primary Contact Andria Amato, Supervisor, Clinical Services; Phone: 905-795-3518; Email:
Primary Executive Humphrey Mitchell, Executive Director, Peel Children's Centre; Phone: 905-795-3501; Email:
Alternate Executive Karen Anslow, Manager, Clinical Services; Phone: 905-795-3518; Email:
Other Details
Service Level (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Subjects Advocacy ; Counselling ; Group therapy ; Mental health ; Mental health services ; Outreach ; Support groups ; Young adults ; Youth

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