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Sunnybrook Academic Family Health Team

Social work and Counselling

Our social workers provide counselling and support for patients of the Family Health Team. Patients can be referred by their Family Physician or Registered Nurse for counselling for a variety of issues.  Some of these issues include, but are not limited to struggles with anxiety, depression, grief and bereavement, stress management, parenting challenges, relationship difficulties, caregiver burnout for those caring for loved ones with mental or physical needs, life stage transitions, infertility and pregnancy loss, sleep difficulties, and interpersonal and communication challenges. 

Our social workers can also be involved in finding appropriate referrals and resources for patients.  For example, some people may be seeking specific types of treatments or interventions for themselves or a loved one, or wanting support groups or reading material about the issue they are struggling with.

Our social workers are Faina Stoliar Ben-David, MA, MSW, RSW and Karin Pereira, MSW, RSW.


Clinic hours

Regular office hours: Monday-Friday 9am-4:30pm

Evening hours: Monday-Thursday 5:30-8:00pm

Weekend hours: Sat 9am-3:00pm OR Sunday 9am-3pm (check voicemail for hours for upcoming week)

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COVID-19 concerns »

If you are feeling unwell with any of the following symptoms:

Fever, new cough, muscle aches, difficulty breathing (or a combination of these symptoms)

Please complete the self-assessment questionnaire to determine if you need to be assessed at one of the COVID-19 Assessment Centres, or phone:

Toronto Public Health:


Important notice

If you or your family member are part of the Family Health Team and are admitted to a hospital, please let us know.

Uninsured services advisory

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