Counselling Services

Counselling Services

Travelling Counsellors

Nodin CFI has counsellors that travel into First Nations communities to provide individual and family counselling, group work, support, and intervention and case management services.  They hold individual sessions with First Nation children, youth and families who are experiencing social, emotional, behavioural or psychiatric problems in the communities, homes and school settings.  These counsellors see clients who are referred to Nodin’s main office and also work closely with community stakeholders to see people if they require assistance.  Counsellors also are required to help community service providers build capacity to deal with mental health issues. Counsellors are split up to be supervised by four (4) Clinical Supervisors.

Youth School Counsellors

Nodin CFI has two (2) Full-time Mental Health Counsellors providing mental health care to students of Pelican Falls First Nation High School (PFFNHS).  PFFNHS is  a private, First Nations-controlled and operated school, that offers unique and culturally relevant educational services to students from 24 First Nation communities within the Northern Nishnawbe Education Council and the Nishnawbe Aski Nation. Nodin’s counsellors attend the high school on weekdays to offer prevention and intervention strategies that support students. These activities include facilitating individual and group therapy sessions, while collaborating with other service providers.  The Mental Health Counsellors primarily work in conjunction with Northern Nishnawbe Education Council (NNEC) and Pelican Falls Centre (PFC) staff to offer students client-centred care that coincides with their mental health needs.


Nodin CFI has two(2) Full-time Mental Health Counsellors providing mental health care to students of Sioux North High School. SNS is the publicly funded local high school for the Sioux Lookout region.  Many  Northern students attend SNS and reside with boarding parents throughout the school year. Nodin’s counsellors attend the high school on weekdays to offer prevention and intervention strategies that support students. These activities include facilitating individual and group therapy sessions, while collaborating with other service providers.  The Mental Health Counsellors primarily work in conjunction with the Kenora Patricia District School Board (KPSDB) and Firefly staff to offer students client-centred care that coincides with their mental health needs.