Type of Service

Counselling and Treatment

Program Description

The purpose of this program is to provide a time limited, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach to managing depression and anxiety. The underlying assumption of CBT is that negative patterns of thinking contribute to and maintain emotional distress and unhealthy behavioural patterns which are often characteristic of individuals suffering from depression and anxiety conditions. CBT helps the individual to increase their awareness of negative thought, feeling and behaviour patterns through self-monitoring and psycho education. CBT tends to deal with the "here and now" rather than on issues from the past. The focus of the service is on areas of illness education, symptom management and on wellness and relapse prevention planning. This program also offers Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), which supports individuals experiencing emotional dysregulation and impulsive behaviour. The program is offered in a 20 week format.

Access Information

Self-referrals or by physicians, hospitals or community organizations are received through the Sarnia Lambton Mental Health Access Committee. Contact CMHA for assistance in making referral. Access committee meets weekly to review referrals. Services are for individuals that have a severe and persistent mental illness causing disability.

User Costs

Program Cost No
Additional Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 519-337-5411

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 16 and up
Catchment Counties: (Lambton)
Wheelchair Access No
Accessibility AccommodationsFirst floor access.


Policy Allowed


English Interpretation Services


Main Hours

Monday 0830-1700
Tuesday 0830-1700
Wednesday 0830-1700
Thursday 0830-1700
Friday 0830-1700