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

Adrianne Sequeira will be teaching the following upcoming Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses:

MHFA for Adults who interact with Youth, July 6 & 7, 2018, at Tyndale Seminary, 3377 Bayview Ave (Bayview & Cummer). To register, email: adrianne.sequeira@rogers.com

MHFA for Adults who interact with Youth, Aug 31 & Sept 1, 2018 at Tyndale Seminary, 3377 Bayview Ave (Bayview & Cummer). To register, and for more details, email: adrianne.sequeira@rogers.com

Adults who Interact with Youth | MHFA


2017 - 2018


AAMFT Approved Supervisor:
Diane Marshall, M.Ed., RP, RMFT

Beginning its 21st year in September, 2017, IFL’s Advanced Counselling Training Program (“ATP”) will provide an unusual opportunity for intensive discussion of selected aspects of advanced marriage and family therapy. For both medical and non-medical counsellors and clergy, the Program is eminently suitable for practical and theoretical investigation of various therapeutic issues that arise in clinical practice and are dealt with in supervision. The Program also provides AAMFT supervised hours for those who require them.

Program members at various levels of experience and expertise are expected to participate as contributors to a “community of learners.” Case presentations are an integral part of every session. Medical doctors, marriage and family therapists, addiction counsellors, social workers and clergy who seek to expand their repertoire of counselling techniques and modalities will find the ATP a unique and valuable learning experience.

September 2017 to June 2018

1:00pm - 5:00pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month

IFL, 3080 Yonge Street, Suite 5034, Toronto
(at the northwest corner of Yonge and Lawrence)

Term 1 (September to January) = $750.00 + HST 97.50 = 847.50
Term 2 (February to June) = $750.00 + HST 97.50 = 847.50

Payment is due at the beginning of each term. Payment may be made by cash, cheque, MC or VISA

Information: Please call Diane Marshall at (416) 487-3613


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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