Moving Forward

A therapeutic counselling program for young people living in care, and their families and caregivers

Life can be hard and a better future can seem beyond reach.
Moving forward to healing and hope is possible with support.


Knowles Centre therapists have specialized training and significant experience working with young people in care. All hold masters degrees in counselling, psychology, or social work and can offer a variety of therapeutic approaches. Plus, we can arrange access for clients to a consulting psychiatrist.


Grief & Loss • SKILL BUILDING • Substance Abuse • Anxiety • CULTURALLY SENSITIVE • Self-Harm • School Problems • FASD • Aggression • Suicidal Ideation • EMOTIONAL REGULATION • Depression • IMPULSE CONTROL • Poor Social Skills • HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS • Attachment Disorders • STRENGTH-BASED • History of Abuse • Exploitation • Intergenerational Trauma • Delinquent Behaviours • ADHD • MOTIVATION • Running Behaviours • MINDFULNESS • Other Mental Health Concerns

Flexible appointment times Monday to Friday. Sessions held at Knowles Centre's scenic campus at 2065 Henderson Highway, Winnipeg. Other locations with special arrangements.

This is a fee-for-service program open to clients ages 12 - 21 and their families and caregivers.

Clients may be referred by Manitoba CFS agencies or from the community.

Families with extended health benefit plans or health spending accounts may be eligible to receive a portion of the counseling fee reimbursed. We would be pleased to help you confirm your coverage prior to your first session.

Sorry, we are unable to provide services on a sliding scale or at a discounted rate at this time.

For more information, click to print a Moving Forward brochure, or contact

Lauren Hershfield
Director, Clinical Services
Telephone: 204-339-1951 (ext. 152)
Fax: 204-334-4173

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