About us
What We Do

Adult Services


Our Adult Services team strives to empower our clients with the resources and tools they need to cope with epilepsy and other seizure disorders and to improve their quality of life.

We provide support to adults with epilepsy and their families/caregivers. We aim to provide services that are collaborative and person-centered in a warm and accepting environment. We are here for you!

To access our services, please complete an intake form, so you can be added to our waitlist for services. Please note that wait times vary (a few days to 4 weeks) depending on your needs and the availability of the appropriate staff.  Please be patient with us as we address those ahead of you on the waitlist.

Please note you may be referred to other community agencies if your needs/issues fall outside our scope of practice.

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family posing at the Purple Walk


Some of the services we offer include:

  • Epilepsy fundamentals (education for newly diagnosed and new clients)
  • Counseling to manage the impact of epilepsy
  • Self-management strategies
  • Support for those preparing for epilepsy surgery
  • System navigation
  • Peer support
  • Select services for functional seizures (See Functional Seizure page)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy group (UPLIFT)
  • Support Groups – details here
  • Webinars and information sessions (periodically)
  • ACT for Caregivers – coming soon
  • Self-Management (SMART) group – coming soon

Our counsellors will conduct an intake session to learn more about you and then will recommend further services to best meet your needs. To request an intake session, please complete an intake form, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

To learn more about our services, upcoming workshops and support groups, and to stay up-to-date with the latest Epilepsy Toronto news, sign up for our monthly Adult Services ENews.

If you are looking for recreational activities to connect with others and enjoy a variety of fun activities within a supportive community setting, visit the Recreation Services page and find our more information. 

In addition to our counselling services, please see below to learn more about some of the ongoing support groups that we offer. 


People with epilepsy and seizure disorders often express feelings of isolation because oftentimes, they don’t know many (or any) other people who experience seizures. Our groups provide individuals with a shared sense of support and connection.

  • Adults with Epilepsy
  • Professionals Living with Epilepsy
  • Partners and Family Members of People Living with Epilepsy
  • Parents of Young Children living with Epilepsy
  • Parents of Teens living with Epilepsy
  • Parents of Adults living with Epilepsy
  • Friday Recreation Group
  • Surgery Support Group
  • Expecting and New Parent Support Group

To join any of our Support Groups you first need to have an intake session with one of our counsellors. Please complete an intake form, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

For more information on any of our support groups please click HERE.


UPLIFT stands for Using Practice and Learning to Increase Favorable Thoughts.

You may not be formally diagnosed with anxiety or depression but find yourself stressed and overwhelmed by the impact of seizures on either yourself, or a family member who you care for. This evidence-based 8-week mindfulness-based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)  group for people impacted by epilepsy and depression/anxiety can help you. For more information on UPLIFT, please click HERE.

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