Psychotherapy and Treatment Services

What Are Some Reasons People May Require Psychotherapy or Treatment?

People refer themselves or their children for psychotherapy or treatment when there are concerns about:

anxiety, depression, selective mutism, OCD, phobias, other mental health concerns.

  • children’s hard-to-manage behaviour, parenting challenges, family support.  
  • feelings of distress, sadness, anxiety, fearfulness, low motivation, poor self-esteem, or difficulty with friendships.
  • coping with trauma and major life transitions including separation, parent-adolescent conflict, step-parenting, adoption, loss, and grief.
  • sexual trauma, abuse, and sexualized behaviours in children and adolescents.
  • coping with adult ADHD
  • feeling stuck, dissatisfied, and generally unhappy; stress management, and self-care.

What is Psychotherapy or Treatment?

While the course of psychotherapy or treatment will vary depending upon your specific needs, most psychotherapy or treatment involves…

  • an initial interview (called intake interview) with the therapist, in which you will discuss the nature of your concerns, arrive at an understanding of the cause of the difficulties and create a plan for addressing them.
  • sessions based on the plan, the frequency of which will vary as determined in the intake interview.  
  • we offer a variety of treatment modalities, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, parental guidance, play therapy, etc.
  • when the concerns involve a child, some sessions will be with the child but parents/caregivers and other family members will also be involved.
  • some approaches will involve structured sessions with homework, others focus more on thoughts and feelings, but all interventions involve a special relationship with the therapist to explore new possibilities and help make changes.
  • Regardless of the approach undertaken, the therapist will provide a collaborative, supportive environment in which to help you make the changes you seek.

Throughout psychotherapy or treatment, we engage in ongoing assessment to ensure that the services provided are targeted to meet your changing needs, and are helping.  

How Much Does It Cost?

For the 2018-2019 year, the cost of therapy is between $40.00 and $150.00 per hour. On occasion, we do offer a reduced fee when finances would be a barrier to treatment.

Who Pays for Psychological Services?

Services are paid by clients.  The services of registered psychological service providers are covered by most extended health benefit plans.  Because different insurers offer different coverage, you should find out, in advance, what your insurer offers and requires from you in order to access benefits.  Psychological services are not covered by OHIP.

How Can I Make An Appointment?

To make an appointment for psychotherapy or treatment services, or any other CPS service, contact the CPS intake team at (519) 824-4120 extension 52601.