What is an I-Session?

An I-Session is an in-person, group appointment designed to give you clear understanding of how Pathstone Mental Health works. We want you to be aware of how important the role is that your family plays in this process. The I-Session is a great way to get to know us better and provide an opportunity to ask any questions your may have.

*Please note, not all Pathstone programs require an I-Session.

No, the I-Session is designed to give families information to best prepare them to support their child/youth through their treatment.

This is not a counselling session for you or your child/youth; however, it does give you an opportunity to ask some questions of a clinician.  The I-Session will support you and help you support your child/youth in their treatment.  We will provide you with information about the programs we offer.  At this session you will also be asked to complete a few forms that will assist us in ensuring your child/youth is in the most appropriate treatment program

Child-minding provided by our volunteers is available at some of the I-Sessions for children aged 3-11.  The sessions with child-minding available will be indicated when you book your I-Session online.

No. We will have everything you need.

The I-Session typically takes 60-90 minutes.

No. The I-Session is delivered in a group setting. If you are unable or uncomfortable attending a group session, please contact Lisa Merlino at 905-688-6580 ext. 116 to help you.

It is important that you attend the I-Session; however, there may be circumstances that prevent you from attending or require you to change the date.  You will be able to do this through the email that is sent to you.  The email will provide you with the link and password to log onto your account and manage your I-Session booking.

It is important for families to understand the I-Session is the first step in your child/youth receiving treatment.  Until you have attending the I-Session, your child/youth is not assigned to a program or counsellor or therapist.  It is also improvement to note that if you miss three scheduled I-Session without calling or making alternate arrangements your child/youth’s file will be closed and they will not be assigned to a treatment program at Pathstone.

The I-Sessions are provided at our Branscombe Centre at 1338 Fourth Ave in St. Catharines.

There is a fee for parking at our Branscombe location.  There is no parking on the street(s) surrounding the building.  The fee for parking is $2.50/hour up to a maximum of $5.00.

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