The Men’s Therapy Centre is here to help and support any man who has experienced emotional, sexual or physical trauma as a child or an adult. Experiencing a trauma is distressing and can impact every part of your life. Sometimes you may have lived with a trauma for years or perhaps this is something that happened to you recently.

COVID-19 Statement update April 1st

Updated statement from Men’s Therapy Centre April 1, 2020

Dear community,

We continue to work via phone and online conferencing to provide support and services to survivors of childhood abuse, adult sexual assault and trauma.

Please know that we are still taking referrals, our response time will be a bit slower but we are checking phone messages everyday (250-381-6367) and you can refer by email

Our staff will respond to you once we receive your message and contact you by phone or email to set up a first appointment (intake appointment) by phone.

We know that at difficult times likeCOVID-19 life can be extra stressful as we struggle with many things beyond our control. It is not unusual to find it more difficult to cope, to feel more anxious or to find our emotions and moods to be more extreme. Many people are going through the same thing, please know that you can reach out for help and support.  Below are our contact numbers again and some other numbers you may find useful to connect with.

Men’s Therapy Centre – 250-381-6367/

Vancouver Island Crisis Line – 1-888-494-3888

Victoria Sexual Assault Response Team –  if you have been recently sexually assaulted you can access this service, call the Vancouver Island Crisis Line (1-888-494-3888) and request to speak to a VSAC Sexual Assault Support Worker, or attend at Victoria General Hospital.

NEEDS2 Suicide prevention – can also be accessed through the Vancouver Island Crisis Line or phone the provincial suicide crisis line 1-800-SUICIDE

We continue to follow the direction of the Provincial Health Office to keep everyone safe and healthy but please know we are committed to supporting you.

Men’s Therapy Centre

Click here for up to date information about local resources

You can also find out more information about COVID-19 and mental health

For accurate and up to date information please visit office of the Provincial Health Officer.

BC Centre for Disease Control

Individual Counselling
A therapist can meet with you on a one-to-one basis; You will receive supportive and confidential therapy in a safe environment
Youth Crime Reduction Program
15 sessions of individual trauma therapy/counselling for young masculine identified persons ages 16 – 30
Stage I Trauma Group
A 10-week educational program intended to support and allow healing for adults
Parenting Group
A 10-week parenting group to help you discover how your trauma can trigger you as a parent
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Men* do experience trauma, it’s more common than you may think and it can be devastating. There is help here for you and we are here to listen to you. When you survive a trauma you may experience:

  • Difficulty dealing with your feelings (anger, stress, depression, anxiety)
  • Trouble getting along with your partner/family/children
  • Challenges at work
  • Trouble sleeping; bad dreams/insomnia
  • Disturbing memories or ‘flashbacks’ of the traumatic event
  • Increased use or problems with alcohol and/or drugs

When you first contact the Men’s Therapy Centre you will be seen for what we call an ‘intake session’. This is a time for you to talk in confidence with someone who can support you and help you decide what you want to do next. Below are some of the services we offer to masculine identified persons.

Call 250-381-MENS or email info @ menstherapycentre dot ca to book your first appointment

Please contact us if you are interested in more information and/or want to take that step to move forward in your healing and recovery within an inclusive, safe, and supportive environment.

* man/male/boy includes cis, gay, bi-sexual, trans, non-binary, 2spirit, queer, gender fluid+