NCTS has extensive experience providing clinical services to address addiction in northern communities, with evidence-based best practices that are tailored to meet the individual client’s needs. NCTS provides these services for a variety of populations and both in- and out-of-territory. Services are offered in person, by phone and telehealth. 

NCTS counsellors are trained in addictions counselling and treatment for a wide variety of addictions and have a particular understanding of how addictions issues may be concurrent with other, diagnosable problems such as experiences of trauma, depression, or anxiety.

Individual and Family Counselling for Addictions and Trauma

NCTS clinicians employ a holistic client approach which may include:

  • Person centered Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing and Counselling
  • Trauma focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Somatic Therapy /Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
  • Accelerated emotional psychotherapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Integrative Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Bio psycho-social spiritual model: looking at the “whole person”.
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and attachment therapy
  • Family systems therapy
  • Emotional regulation

Group Workshops, Training and Psycho-Education Sessions on Addictions and Trauma

NCTS clinicians frequently provide individual, family, and group workshops, training, and psycho-education sessions relating to addictions, trauma, and underlying/associate issues.


NCTS clinicians are highly experienced in advocating for and facilitating residential treatment where needed. This is often achieved by working in collaboration with staff and community-based healing and friendship centers.


Medical Escorts

NCTS clinicians possess expertise and extensive experience in organizing and facilitating medical escorts for Out of Territory addictions treatment.

    Clinical  Services

    Counselling Services

    NCTS counsellors provide professional counselling and psychological services for individuals, couples, families, groups, and youth. Our counsellors are certified with appropriate registration associations and regulatory colleges.

    Event Support

    NCTS has extensive and long-standing experience in providing emotional support, counselling, crisis intervention, event planning, logistical support and facilitation for large events across the three territories.

    Children and Youth

    NCTS Child and Youth Mental Health Services consist of evidence-based best practices assessment (including psycho-educational assessments), counselling, workshops, in-services, and critical incident response in a diverse...

    Emergency Response

    NCTS provides governments with emergency response services across the northern region to address crisis situations and assists with debriefing and counselling clients in the event of accidents, deaths, trauma, or illness...

    School Based Services

    NCTS provides specific clinical counselling, training, psychological and consulting services to schools in Northern regions. Services focus on therapeutic interventions for high-risk children and youth, as well as school staff workshops,


    NCTS uses a wide assortment of psychometric tools for Trauma/PTSD assessments, as primarily recommended by the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Trauma assessment tools are used to address a diverse array...

    Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    NCTS provides Employee Assistance Program (EAP) individual and family counselling services to address a wide range of issues, both in person (i.e. in the Iqaluit office), on the phone...


    Individuals may present with complex issues that require comprehensive, standardized psychological assessments in order to inform treatment and support planning. NCTS offers formal psychological assessments as related to...

    Additional or Specialized Services

    NCTS provides various other services and clinical support for individuals, families, communities and corporate clients.
    These include General Forensic Programs and Aftercare Follow-Up Services.

    Contact Us

    Iqaluit, Nunavut
    X0A 0H0

    Call Us : 1 (800) 346-1589