Our Purpose

Aboriginal Psychological Services was created as a gathering place for service providers who
serve our Indigenous peoples, families, and communities. The hope is that this forum will offer
a supportive place for those who specialize in this work, while also offering a connection for
clients and others interested in our services. Aboriginal Psychological Services acknowledges how the sociocultural and colonial history has gravely impacted mental health of Indigenous families. From a strengths-perspective, we also acknowledge that Indigenous communities have been resourceful, adaptive and resilient in the face of multiple challenges. Aboriginal Psychological Services honors the traditional teachings of our elders and knowledge keepers, and our way of practice and ethics is guided by their wisdom. Aboriginal Psychological Services is aware that there are unique barriers for Indigenous clients in seeking out psychological services, and they are committed to offering services that address and work with these challenges.