What is the difference between a Psychologist, a Psychiatrist, a Psychotherapist, and a Social worker?
A Psychologist is a professional who typically has completed a doctorate degree and has the ability to diagnose and treat several disorders.
A Psychiatrist is a medical doctor who can prescribe medication.
A Psychotherapist is a trained professional who uses talk therapy to treat emotional problems.
A Social Worker is a regulated health professional who works with individuals, families and communities to improve health and well being.
Do you accept Health care insurance
We do not contract directly with insurance companies, but many people do find that our services are covered through their out-of-network benefits.
Payment is made to Allied Psychological Services at the time of service and we provide you with a statement which you can submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement. We recommend that you contact your insurance company prior to your initial appointment with us, so that you are aware of your coverage.
At times, you may be required to obtain preauthorisation by your insurance provider for services at Allied Psychological Services; your therapist will be able to complete the required paperwork.
Accepted forms of payment: cash, and most major credit cards.
How much does it cost?
The cost of services is dependent on the type of service required. Please feel free to contact our office for additional information.
How will I communicate with my therapist?
Following your initial intake, you will be scheduled with the first available and appropriate therapist. Your therapist will be able to discuss with you appropriate communication options.
How long will I need to participate in therapy before I feel better?
Every individual presents with unique challenges and therapeutic goals. Your therapist will be able to analyze your presenting concerns and communicate an approximate treatment timeline
How do I make an appointment? Do I need a referral from a physician?
Feel free to contact our office at 416-487-0791 and ask for our intake department. You do not need a referral from a physician.
How long are sessions? How often would we meet?
Therapy sessions are typically one hour in length.
Frequency of sessions are determined by your therapist and it is dependent on several factors that your therapist will collaborate with you.
Do you prescribe medications?
No, we do not prescribe medications.
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DO YOU Have More Questions?
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