Anonymous helpline & chat
If you are unsure where to start and want to talk to someone about your options, reach out through our helpline or chatline to speak with a trained clinician.
Our chatline is offered in 28+ languages, with interpreters available for therapy services where needed.
It’s free, anonymous, and completely judgment free.
Available Monday to Friday (12-6pm EST).
Self-Referral Therapy Form
If you are ready to take the next step in your journey, a self-referral therapy form is available to begin the process of getting help through free psychotherapy.
This service is not anonymous. You will be required to share your name and other identifying details to speak to one of our clinicians.
Therapy is offered for people who do not have current legal involvement for a sexual offence.
Here’s what to expect after you fill out the Talking for Change self-referral therapy form:
A clinician from Talking for Change will contact you to review the limits to confidentiality and ask you a few brief questions (and you are welcome to ask questions, too).
Schedule assessment appointment
If you would like to move forward following that conversation, and your needs fit with the kind of help we can provide, we will schedule an appointment for an assessment (which can be in-person or virtual depending on your preference and location).
The assessment appointment is a 2-hour meeting with a clinician to talk about a number of areas in your life, and will include questions about your mental health, sexual interests, and behaviour.
At the end of that appointment, the clinician will share with you their professional recommendations for any next steps that might be helpful.
The clinician may recommend you for our psychotherapy program and/or suggest referrals to other services. It is your decision if you want to follow through with any of these recommendations.