Gentle Path Counselling Services is a social enterprise, registered charity that seeks to provide group and individual professional mental health services to everyone, regardless of their means to pay.
In the 2020-2021 Fiscal Year, Gentle Path provided 3,974 professional counselling appointments to 708 clients from the Greater Saint John region. Of these, 1,214 sessions to 202 clients were fully or partially subsidized.
Our agency started in 1998 as a venture by two professionals who left their secure social work jobs in order to provide counselling and group mental health services to those ignored or disheartened by the lack of available resources in the Saint John NB region.
Since then, we have grown to a respected agency with twelve professionally qualified counsellors, support staff, and several dedicated volunteers.
“To provide hope and healing opportunities through professional counselling– Our Mission
and educational group programs, regardless of financial means.”
Mental health is a pressing issue in New Brunswick. Wait times are at an all time high and some who may be uninsured, or unable to financially cover costs, wait for months before they receive an appointment.
Limited services mean emotional, relationship, or behaviour issues can escalate, sometimes to the point of losing family, jobs, and precious time.
We provide professional counselling services for individuals, couples, and families, with intermittent short-term group programming.
At the beginning of 2022, Gentle Path Counselling Services opened a satellite office at 350 Hampton Road, Quispamsis, to address the issue of wait times for Mental Health care in the KV.
We are proud of the work we do and are committed to offering Saint John, and all surrounding areas, a safe space to share, learn, and grow with hope and healing opportunities for everyone.