Due to the impacts of colonization, Indian Residential and Day Schools, and the effects of inter-generational trauma, we, as Indigenous peoples, have a different view of the world - we literally see the world through a different lens, a lens coloured by those experiences. BUT - we have also proven that we are strong and we are resilient. We have demonstrated that we have the capacity to not only survive but thrive, despite the many obstacles we have faced.
Given that we know that real healing begins when people start to feel "heard", who better to hold witness to your story than another Indigenous person, someone who will listen with respect and honour your story, someone who will use a combination of learned therapeutic techniques and traditional Indigenous teachings to guide you on your personal journey to healing.
All Alsusuti service providers are Indigenous holding at least a Master's Degree level of education in counselling/psychology or social work, with an appropriate background and previous experience in mental health counselling. All are licensed and regulated by their respective provincial bodies and approved by N.I.H.B and I.R.S.
Our services are covered by NIHB and IRS (Residential Health Support Program) for all eligible status First Nations peoples (other programs may be available to non-status Indigenous persons) and are normally provided in your home (on and off reserve), your local Health Centre or in a safe space chosen by you such as at school or Friendship Centre.
Due to the global pandemic we are using Telehealth services