- Are your services covered by OHIP or insurance companies?
- Are you a Medavie Blue Cross Provider?
- Do you prescribe medication?
- How do we get started?
- What happens during the first therapy appointment?
- How long will therapy take?
Assessment and therapy services are not covered by OHIP. However, most extended heath care plans will cover a portion of the cost of services. Your insurer will be able to inform you of your coverage for doctoral-level Psychologist services and whether a referral from your family doctor is required.
Yes, I am registered as a Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC), Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Medavie Blue Cross provider. The Department of National Defence (DND) covers Psychologists’ services for eligible currently serving CAF members and VAC covers Psychologists’ services for eligible veterans.
No, I do not prescribe medication. Psychologists have a Ph.D. degree and tend to focus on assessment, therapy, consultation, and research. Psychiatrists have a M.D. degree and tend to focus on prescribing psychiatric medication.
If you are considering making an appointment, please call 647.948.9522. We can answer any questions to help decide if you would like to schedule an initial meeting. You do not need a referral to make an appointment.
CAF Members: Please visit Health Services for a referral for therapy. Health Services will determine your eligibility for off-site health care services. ARC Psychology will contact you to schedule your first appointment once we receive authorization from CAF Health Services.
CAF Veterans: Please visit the Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) website at www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/contact/map to find a VAC District Office near you. You will be able to speak to a VAC Case Manager when you visit your local VAC District Office. The VAC Case Manager can assist with submitting a referral for assessment and/or treatment services. ARC Psychology will contact you to schedule your first appointment once we receive a referral from VAC.
During the first appointment, I will focus on understanding your current difficulties, gaining an understanding of who you are, and what you would like to work on in therapy. All individual therapy appointments span for 50 minutes and couples therapy appointments span for 60 minutes.
It is difficult to assess how long therapy will take until I have met you and we agree on what you would like to work on in therapy. The number of therapy sessions varies from person to person. I provide both short-term and long-term therapy.