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.
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, Gentle Path has grown to a respected agency with twelve professionally qualified counsellors, support staff, and several dedicated volunteers.
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.
“To provide hope and healing opportunities through professional counselling and educational group programs, regardless of financial means.”– Our Mission
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.
Gentle Path provides professional counselling services for individuals, couples, and families, with intermittent short-term group programming.
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.