If you are aware of other mental health resources other than what is listed, please send the information to Dr. Cathy Chovaz at

National Resources

Deaf and Hear Alberta

Deaf and Hear Alberta is a charitable non-profit organization. We are dedicated to addressing the accessibility, advocacy, education and communication needs of the Deaf, deafened, and hard of hearing populations of Alberta.

  • Advocacy
  • Interpreter services
  • ASL instruction
  • Mental health counselling
  • Student Literacy Program

Vancouver Coastal Health – Deaf Well-Being Program

#300 - 4211 Kingsway
Burnaby, BC V5H 1Z6, Canada

Main contact:

TTY: 604-456-0901

Toll-free TTY: 1-800-949-1155

Voice: 604-456-0900

Fax: 604-456-0904

Mental Health Counsellors and Peer Support Workers:

TTY: 604-456-0903

The WBP provides Mental Health Services for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, & Deaf-Blind people throughout the Province of British Columbia.  The services for all of BC include:

  • mental health counselling therapy
  • mental health and addictions appointments interpreting services
  • drug and/or alcohol addiction support

Also, the WBP provides Mental Health Community Workshops in a variety of communities in BC such as Kelowna and Prince George.

Cindy Neil, M.Ed

Special Education Deafness Studies
Educational Support Services, St. James Assiniboia School Division, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Karen Priestley, Ph.D.

Deaf/Hard of Hearing Unit Manitoba

The Bob Rumball Centre for the Deaf

The Bob Rumball Centre for the Deaf (BRCD) is a multi-purpose, multi-program facility that functions both as a community centre and as a provider of services for the Deaf. Although it does not provide dedicated mental health services, BRCD operates a wide variety of programs, as well as offering a home for the activities and offices of Deaf groups and associations.

  • Adult Education Program
  • Ontario Early Years Centre
  • ASL instruction
  • Parent education
  • Community living services
  • Housing support and services
    • Senior services

Canadian Association of the Deaf |

Who We Are

The Canadian Association of the Deaf – Association des Sourds du Canada (CAD-ASC) is the national consumer organization of Deaf people in Canada. Founded in 1940, it is Canada’s oldest national disabled persons association.

Mandate and Objectives

The Canadian Association of the Deaf –Association des Sourds du Canada promotes and protects the needs, concerns, and rights of Deaf people in Canada, in particular those who are profoundly deaf and who prefer to communicate through Sign language.

We combine the purposes of a research and information centre, advisory council, representative body, self-help society, and community action group.

Canadian Association of the Deaf – Association des Sourds du Canada
606 - 251 Bank Street
Ottawa, ON   K2P 1X3
Phone:  613-565-2882

Canadian Hearing Society: Connect Counselling Services

CHS Connect offers a wide range of free counselling services at locations across Ontario to support culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard of hearing individuals and their families find healthy solutions to life’s challenges.

PAH! Mental Health Services

PAH! provides mental health services to Deaf and hard of hearing children and youth, and their families. PAH! and is a partnership between Bob Rumball Association for the Deaf (BRAD) and Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK). Services are client centred and strength based. the services offered include individual and family counselling, group programs, Art and Expressive therapy and consultation to agencies and professionals. Services are culturally and linguistically accessible.

Psychologists in Ontario

Last updated on February 12, 2015 (with thanks to Dr. S. James for compiling this list)

All of the psychologists listed here offer private practice services in American Sign Language, without the need for an interpreter in most cases.

Dr. Cathy Chovaz, C.Psych.

Mental Health and Deaf Kids Clinic
Kings University College
266 Epworth Avenue
London, ON N6A 2M3

Authorized Areas of Practice

  • Clinical Psychology
  • School Psychology

Authorized Client Populations

  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults


  • ASL & English

Gayle Goldstein, M.A.

(Ph.D. candidate in supervised practice)
New Leaf Psychology Centre
400 Main Street East, Suite 210
Milton, ON L9T 4X5
905-878-5050 v
905-878-3621 fax


  • ASL & English

Dr. Stephen James, C. Psych.

4 Beamish Drive
Toronto, ON M9B 3P3
647-478-1481 v

Authorized Areas of Practice

  • Clinical Psychology
  • School Psychology

Authorized Client Populations

  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Families


  • ASL & English

Dr. Steve Springer, C. Psych.

Springer & Title and Associates
469 Eglinton Ave W
Toronto, ON M5N 1A7
416-922-8432 fax

Authorized Areas of Practice

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Counselling Psychology

Authorized Client Populations

  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults


  • ASL, French, & English

Dr. Delia Wallis, C.Psych.

240 Roncesvalles Avenue,
3rd Floor #8 Toronto, ON
M6R 1L3

416-889-0242 office
416-604-8842 fax

Authorized Areas of Practice

  • Counselling Psychology
  • School Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

Authorized Client Populations

  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Families


  • ASL & English

Silent Voice

50 St. Clair Ave East
Suite 300
Toronto, ON
M4T 1M9

416-463-1104 (Voice)
416-463-3928 (TTY)
416-778-1876 (fax)

Silent Voice serves Deaf adults, youth, children and their families in an American Sign Language environment.  Silent Voice is dedicated to improving communication and relationships between Deaf and hearing family members and Deaf and hearing members of local communities.  Silent Voice does not offer dedicated mental health services but offers support to individuals and family members.  Silent Voice offers a Settlement Program which provides direct and essential services to support Deaf newcomers in settling and integrating into Canadian society in American Sign Language (ASL).

Small Language Connections

“small LANGUAGE CONNECTIONS” provides language, culture and communication expertise throughout the lifespan for individuals, schools, universities and organizations. This includes expert language tutoring, workshops, presentations, research and writing, editing, curriculum and program development, grant writing, cultural mediation and consultation.

For more detailed information contact me, Anita Small, by email at or to set up a video call. You can also contact me by phone at (905) 886-3010. Thank you!

International Resources  

Deaf Reach Program

In Pakistan there are 1.25 million deaf children of school age, yet less than 2% attend school!  

6 Deaf Reach Schools and Training Centers provide free education for deaf students and are located in Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Nawabshah, Tando Allahyar, and Lahore. Classes are from KG thru College. 

Facilities cover all academic and vocational costs, inclusive of free pick and drop transport in a 40 km. radius, healthy snacks, books and stationery, uniforms and excursions. Additionally, there is a Parent Training Program, Teacher Training Program, and a Job Placement Program to assist deaf youth in gaining employment with over 500 jobs provided. 

Watch a short 3 minute overview of Deaf Reach Schools: 

Please visit us at: Deaf Reach | Deaf Schools and Training Centers in Pakistan    FB:  Deaf Reach Face Book

Award winning Sign Language resources:  PSL | Pakistan Sign Language; and  PSL – Stories

Please contact Richard Geary for further information



Deaf Children, Young People and Family Service - London