Our Organization

Open Doors for Lanark Children and Youth is the accredited child and youth mental health centre delivering service throughout Lanark County. Our staff members are highly trained professionals in the fields of family therapy, child and youth counselling and early childhood education. Professionalism is assured as each staff is a member of a regulatory college including Ontario College of Social Work and Social Services, and the Ontario College of Psychotherapists. Each staff member is dedicated to improving the mental health and wellbeing of children, youth and families. When necessary, we arrange for consultation with other mental health professionals in other organizations to secure the most appropriate services to assist children and youth to be healthy. We believe that each child, youth and parent/guardian possesses the strengths and resources to be successful.


Our commitment is to treat each person who accesses our services with dignity and respect. We commit to developing positive working relationships that respect each person’s race, culture, religion and sexual orientation. Finally, Open Doors for Lanark Children and Youth commits to working with each child, youth and family to gain understanding of each person’s unique circumstances and social relationships so that we can tailor a plan that is uniquely fitted for each young person. 


Our services are confidential and without fee to clients, as we are funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and the Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services. Accessing our services is easy. Look for Open Doors for Lanark Children and Youth staff in schools across the county or at our office locations in Carleton Place, Smiths Falls and Perth.