Third Party Funding

Autism Funding

Autism Funding

Funding assists with the cost of getting support. Autism funding helps pay for eligible services or supports that promote skill development for children living with autism.

Funding helps families pay for services that promote skill development for their child – communication, social-emotional, academic and life skills. Once approved, we direct bill and allocate funds to your chosen services within the Clinic based off the funding you receive. We will let you know when your funding is low so you can re-apply in time to continue your sessions.

Children under age six 

Up to $22,000 per year for each child may only be used for:

Children aged 6 to 18

Up to $6,000 per year for each child can be used for:

  • Behaviour consultants or analysts, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists or physical therapists
  • Behaviour interventionists (BI)
  • Life skills and social skills programs
  • Out-of-school learning support that’s not part of a regular school program – for example, support and tutoring that takes places outside of school hours, speech-language therapy, or behaviour consultation
  • Dietary counselling from a registered dietician
  • Family counselling/therapy
  • Specialized therapeutic activities and camps designed for children with autism


We have provided the forms necessary for you to apply for your grants/funding. If you need any help filling them out, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!

Lisa Moore

Lisa Moore, MA

MA Counselling Psychology, RCC, CCC, Clinical Counsellor (RCC) & Certified Play Therapy Supervisor

DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Adults and Family Therapy 

SPECIALTIES: Play Therapy, Special Needs Advocacy and Diagnosis, Anxiety, Depression, Career Counselling, Addictions, LGBTQIA+, Aboriginal Issues, Grief

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Nadine Viker

Associate Counsellor, Behavioural Programmer & Technician

DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Parents

SPECIALTIES: Child Play Therapy, Assessments for various Diagnoses, ADHD, Autism, ODD

SHannon is one of our counsellors

Shannon Lawrence

Associate Counsellor (CBT) & Grief Specialist

DEMOGRAPHIC: Adults, Families, Youth, Children

SPECIALTIES: Anxiety, Grief & Loss, Self-Esteem, Fears, Mental Health, Trauma, Personal Development, Parent Education, Blended Families, Depression, supporting parents with special needs, Autism/Adhd/ADD/OCD/ODD diagnosis

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Mansi Parekh

Associate Counsellor

DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Young Adults, New Moms, Families

SPECIALTIES: Play therapy, Art therapy, Special needs, Anxiety, Fear, Self-esteem, Behavioural Intervention, School and academic related challenges, supporting parents with Autism/ADHD/  ADD/ODD diagnosis

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Desiree D’silva, m.ED

Clinical Counsellor (CCC) & Certified Play Therapist with a specialization in anxiety

DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Adults, Couples

SPECIALTIES: Depression, Anxiety, Self Esteem,  Play Therapy, Behaviour Intervention, Supporting parents with Autism/adhd/odd diagnoses

Counsellors - Colleen

Efrosini Stratidakis, MA

MA Counselling Psychology, RCC, CCC, Clinical Counselor

DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Adults

SPECIALTIES: Play Therapy, Behavioural Intervention, Self-Regulation, Family Dynamics, Pregnancy, Pre-natal, Post-natal, Anxiety, Depression, Self-esteem, Personal Development and Education, Conflict Resolution, Boundaries


Amanda Morazain

Associate Counsellor & Virtual Counsellor

DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Adults, Couples, Group Therapy, Seniors

SPECIALTIES: Anxiety, Depression, Music Integrated Therapy, Play Therapy, Self Esteem, Life Transitions, Trauma, Mindfulness Based Techniques



Gurdeep Patara, RPC-C

Diploma of Applied Psychology and Counselling, Counselor Candidate

DEMOGRAPHIC: Toddler, Child, Youth, Adult, Adults 65+ Individual and Groups

SPECIALTIES: Grief & Loss, Anxiety, Depression, Suicidal Ideation, Low self-worth,Confidence Relationship and couples/Physical and Mental abuse

looking for a Counsellor? ask for Rubina!

Rubina Garcha

Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Adults

SPECIALTIES: Anxiety, Depression, Divorce/Separation, Life Transitions, Personal Development, Self-Esteem, Trauma


Ana-Maria Comia, DVATI

Art Therapist

DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Adults, Families

SPECIALTIES: Depression and Anxiety, Life transitions, Grief and Loss,  Substance Use and Addiction, Trauma, Illness


Brent Hayter

Clinical Counsellor (RCC), (CCC) & Virtual Counsellor

DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Adults, Couples, Group Therapy

SPECIALTIES: Self-Esteem, Depression, Anxiety, Thoughts of Suicide and Self-harm, Addictions, LGTBQ+, Trauma (recent, acute, or historic), Grief & Loss, Addiction, ADHD, Stress, Family Conflict, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Sports Performance, Men’s Issues


Counsellors - Colleen

Nisha Sangwan, Ph.D

PH. D Counselling Psychology, RCC, Clinical Counselor


DEMOGRAPHIC:  Children, Adolescents, Parents, and Adult Females

SPECIALTIES: Trauma, Children, Neurodiversity, ADHD and Autism, Parent/Child Relationships and Aboriginal Issues


Mary Tuhkala

MA Counselling Psychology, Clinical Counselor Pre-Licensed

DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Adults, Couples, Families 

SPECIALTIES: High Conflict, Family Support, Relationships, Emotion Regulation, Trauma, Developmental Trauma, Attachment, Parenting, Life Transitions, Play Therapy, Depression, Anxiety

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If you have any questions about any of the programs, feel free to reach out to our team of experts. Crossroads Counselling is always here to help you and guide you through those difficult times.

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