MasterMinds focuses on teaching skills within Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and how they can be applied to help individuals with both mental health difficulties and substance use.


To learn and improve skills is the areas of mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance

To practice these skills in a group setting so that participants can use these skills in real-life situations to deal with substance use cravings, manage anxiety or depression, and improve interpersonal relationships

Structure:  15-week skills training, closed format. Weekly attendance is required and a certificate of completion will be provided at the end of the group.

Stage of Change:  Preparation /Action

Referral Process:  Requires an internal referral from a Counsellor.                                      

Day/Time/Location:  Wednesdays, 2:30pm – 4:30pm at 133 Elgin St.


Ellis Palmero

Concurrent Disorders Clinician
Phone: 519-754-0253 ext. 2115
Fax: 519-754-0264

Sonia Krizikova

Concurrent Disorders Clinician
Phone: 519-754-0253 ext. 2119
Fax: 519-754-0264