Support & Recovery

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind.

We meet online and in person every Monday night (including holidays) at 7:00 p.m.

At the moment, we offer three online Open Share Support Groups as well as three in-person Open Share Support Groups.
Online groups include:
  • Women’s Mixed Issues
  • Men’s Mixed Issues
To register for an online group and to receive a weekly Zoom link please contact Kim Root at kroot@lakesidechurch.ca. Kim will need your name and email address to send to your facilitator. All contact information will be kept strictly confidential.
In-person groups at Lakeside (7654 Conservation Road) include:
  • Women’s Mixed Issues
  • Men’s Hurts, Hang Ups and Addictive Habits
  • Men’s Sex and Pornography Addiction.
No registration is required for in-person groups; just show up and we’ll guide you through the process.
If you’re new to Celebrate Recovery and this is your first meeting, we have two options for you as a newcomer. You can arrive in-person on Mondays at 7:00 p.m. and go through a Newcomers 101 Group or contact Brian Bulger at bbulger@lakesidechurch.ca to book an appointment for an online or phone meeting.
We’re looking forward to meeting you!

For more information please contact Brian Bulger at 519-836-8141 ext 225 or visit the Celebrate Recovery website.

Griefwalk

Griefwalk is a peer-based support ministry where those who have experienced losses themselves are ready to come alongside and “walk” with those who are grieving. We offer this support through:

  1. Bereavement Loss Support Groups
  2. One-to-one peer support
  3. Books and other resources
  4. Referrals to grief counsellors and other supports

During the COVID-19 situation, our grief support has taken on a new shape to offer virtual and phone supports. 

Whether feeling the recent loss of a loved one, having intense feelings of loss resurface, or just needing a safe place where you can join together to talk and connect, we have supports available to help.Our mission is to provide a safe place to cope with life’s losses.

Find an online group here.

  • Grief is what we feel when we experience loss
  • Grief is the inward response to loss
  • Mourning is the outward expression of our grief

It is important to find the best match for each grieving person; an interview is the starting place where together we can look at your personal grief journey and see what supports would be most helpful.

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Lengyel at elengyel@lakesidechurch.ca or 519-836-8141 ext 237.

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DivorceCare

DivorceCare is a 13-session course designed to help you face the challenges of separation and divorce and move toward rebuilding your life. Each DivorceCare session has two distinct elements: During the first 30-40 minutes of the meeting, each DivorceCare group watches a video seminar followed by a support group with focus. After viewing the video DivorceCare group participants spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in the lives of group members. Please see the DivorceCare website for more information. Each topic stands on its own so new members are welcome every week.

For more information about DivorceCare, please email divorcecare@lakesidechurch.ca.

DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K)

DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) is designed to help children 5-12 heal from a family breakup. Are your children angry, hurt and confused about your divorce? DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) provides a safe, fun place where children ages 5-12 will learn to understand their feelings, express their emotions appropriately, feel better about themselves and develop coping skills. Please see the DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) website for more information. Each topic stands on its own so new members are welcome every week.

For more information about DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K), which runs alongside DivorceCare, please email dc4k@lakesidechurch.ca.

HOPE House

HOPE House is an organization that exists to Help Overcome Poverty Everywhere and is located in the downtown core of Guelph, Ontario. If you are in need of food, clothing, or information about our city’s social assistance resources, please click here, call 519-265-4299, or come in to our location at 10 Cork Street East, Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Five Star Relationships (Counselling)

Services Provided

Sometimes you find yourself facing issues that you find difficult to understand and process. Whether it is anxiety, depression, relationships, a life transition, loss, questions about vocation, or many other issues, it can be helpful to talk to someone who can help give you insight and help you move towards healing. Five Star Relationships provides confidential and professional counselling to individuals, couples, and families. Our focus is to provide a listening, non-judgmental and supportive environment as we walk alongside you in your journey of healing and growth.

About the Counsellor

ANDREA GROENEWALD, M.Div, R.P. (Registered Psychotherapist), celebrates 17 years of counselling at Lakeside this year (2017). Andrea continues to meet with clients around a diverse number of issues, including anxiety, depression and relationship issues. She is trained in CBT, Narrative, Solution Focused, EMDR, Healing Prayer, and Prepare and Enrich. Using advanced Performance Analysis Tools, Andrea also has specialized training around vocational and work performance issues. Andrea’s passion is to help people unleash their potential in all areas of life.

You can contact Andrea at 519-836-8141 ext 224 or speak with Andrea’s assistant, Susan at ext. 221, to book an appointment or for any other inquiries.

Code of Ethics
All counselling is committed to the supervisory and ethical guidelines as outlined in the Code of Ethics of the CRPO (College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario). Should you require emergency assistance, please consult your family doctor or go immediately to the emergency department of your local hospital.

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