Are you accepting new patients?
Yes - most of the time.
Sometimes we're overwhelmed with requests and need to stop taking new patients in order to be able to fulfill our commitments to the people already in our practice. Please contact us to find out if this is the case.
Do I need a referral?
You don't need a referral to set up an appointment. However, some insurance companies require a referral note from a physician before they will reimburse you for paying our fees.
How do I make an appointment?
It's best to call the psychologist you're interested in meeting with directly, listed in the contact section of this website.
How long will I wait to be seen?
Do you prescribe medication?
No - prescription of medication for mental health issues is limited to physicians, including psychiatrists. We think there's value in using medications carefully and in certain circumstances to treat many common psychological problems, although we tend to believe (based on scientific studies and experience) that the combination of meds and psychotherapy is best in many cases, although individuals vary significantly in what works most effectively.
What's the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist?
There are a few key differences. Many psychiatrists in Ontario focus on prescription of medication, whereas psychologists do not prescribe meds and use a variety of psychotherapeutic techniques instead. Generally education is different, with psychiatrists training in medical school, whereas many psychologists train in professional programs that incorporate biological, psychological, and social factors in considering mental health and wellness. In Ontario, psychiatrists services are generally covered under OHIP, while psychologists in private practice are not.