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Psychology FAQ

Why Choose Therapy?

People come to therapy for many different reasons. You may want to understand yourself better, take charge of your life, or change life or relationship patterns that are not working well.

Some people come to therapy to strengthen their skill at managing troublesome symptoms that interfere with important parts of their lives, and some come for support during a difficult time or life transition.

Why choose a psychologist?

Psychologists complete more years of formal education and specialized psychotherapy training than other mental health professionals or other
types of psychotherapists.

There are some standards of practice that distinguish licensed from unlicensed therapists. Part of the licensing procedure for psychologists involves additional supervised practice hours and multiple exams related to ethics and competency to ensure that clients receive informed, high quality care. The College of Psychologists of Ontario is similar to the College of Physicians and Surgeons in that the organization strives to ensure consistent delivery of quality care.
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How long will I need to continue seeing a psychologist?

The length of our work together will depend on many factors, such as what brings you to therapy and what resources you have. We'll determine this together early on.

Is there heath coverage for the services of a psychologist?

Psychologists are registered health professions whose services are usually covered up to a certain amount determined by your extended work benefits plan (typically ranging from $500-$4,000+). Services over and above this amount are partly tax deductible. They can be claimed as health expenses on your income tax.

What fees can I expect?

I offer a 20 minute "meet and greet" and/or phone consultation to those with a longer therapy in mind for us to best determine match. Individual sessions are 50 minutes and fees are guided by the College of Psychologists of Ontario guidelines (www.cpo.on.ca).

How do I get to your office?

Appointments take place at 195 College. The office is TTC accessible (506 College streetcar - Exit Beverley on the South side or St. George St. on the North side) and there is also street parking for those driving. The office is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible (2 flights of stairs to office, for those who may have limited mobility).
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