Our Mission

The Institute of Family Living (IFL) is a multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural team of professional therapists and physicians. Guided by Christian and Jewish faith traditions, we offer psychotherapy, assessment, and consultation to individuals, couples, families, and human service agencies.

Since 1971, IFL has provided therapeutic, educational, and consulting services to a wide variety of people and organizations. Our associates are members of the Ontario and American Associations for Marriage and Family Therapy (OAMFT/AAMFT), Ontario Medical Association (OMA), Ontario Psychological Association (OPA), Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) or other accredited professional associations, and we maintain a growing network of professional Consultants

Our Institute offers rich and diverse possibilities for therapeutic help, as each Associate brings his or her unique gifts and expertise to the IFL team.

Mental Health First Aid  for Adults

MHFA (Adults Who Interact with Youth): 14 hrs, 8:30 AM - 5 PM, over 2 days, Participants obtain a Certificate from the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

1. April 26 & 27, 2019, for Tyndale RAs (closed to the public).

2. Oct 18 & 19, 2019, at Tyndale Seminary, 3377 Bayview Avenue @ Bayview and Cummer. Open to the public.

MHFA Basic: 12 hrs, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM, over 2 days

1. May 3 & 4, 2019, at Peoples Church, 374 Sheppard Ave East, at Bayview and Sheppard. Open to the public.

2. July 13 & 20, 2019, at Blessed Trinity, 3220 Bayview Ave, at Bayview and Finch. Open to the public.

3.  Oct 4 & 5, 2019, at Tyndale Seminary, 3377 Bayview Avenue at Bayview and Cummer. Open to the public.

Please email Adrianne for details: adrianne.sequeira@rogers.com


Healing from Abuse Group.

Women only. Led by Nancy Molitz, M.A., RP, RMFT.

Meets 2 hours a week for 6 – 8 weeks, depending on participants’ needs. Women who have suffered abuse may continue their healing journey through guided imagery, journalling, music, therapeutic body work, prayer, etc.
For more information, please call 416-487-3613 to speak to Nancy at ext. 214.


Led by Adrianne Sequeira, RN. CPMHN(C), RP, BHA


Information Sessions are held monthly for family, friends and supporters of individuals who are living with an addiction or concurrent disorder (mental health and addiction). The Information Sessions are 90 minute single group sessions.

Participants will learn:

  • About addiction and the interplay between substance use, mental health and functioning;
  • How to assist a family member or friend who is struggling with an addiction;
  • What treatment options are available.


Individuals who are addicted to harmful substances will attend a module of four 75 minutes group sessions, held once per week, designed to help them to assess the effect that substance use has on their life, and to formulate treatment goals and plan.
For more information about the above groups, please call 416 487 3613 ext 206, and speak to Adrianne.

Our Associates serve the greater Toronto community with offices throughout the city.

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