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The fees at Wise Mind Psychology follow the guidelines for the fees for psychological services which were set by the Ontario Psychological Association. While the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) does not cover psychological services, most private insurance companies cover services by a registered psychologist. Any fees that are not covered by insurance can be claimed as a medical expense on your annual income tax return.
Clients can choose to pay for their services using cash, cheque, or Electronic Money Transfer (EMT). We require 24 hours notice for cancellation of an appointment, in order to avoid paying for the missed session.
Please note that we are a registered provider with Medavie Blue Cross.
Referrals from physicians, lawyers, third parties (e.g., Veterans Affairs, WSIB, etc) and other professionals are welcome, though referral is not needed to initiate psychological services. Individuals are welcome to contact Wise Mind Psychology directly to access services.
Wise Mind Psychology is located in Vaughan, slightly to the north of the city of Toronto. The clinic is just west of the intersection of Dufferin Street and Steeles Avenue West. The clinic is conveniently accessible by bus or subway (Pioneer Village, York University, and Finch Stations are minutes away via transit). We are also within a 10 minute drive to from highways 400, 401, 407 and 7. Finally, free parking is available on site for the use of Wise Mind Psychology clients.
Yes! We are happy to provide ample, free above-ground parking on site. If the parking in front of the building is full, please find additional parking to the side of the building.
Evidence-based therapy includes any therapy that has been researched and has peer-reviewed scientific evidence supporting its effectiveness. The treatments offered at Wise Mind Psychology, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and more recent treatments based on CBT, including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness-based therapies, have been rigorously researched and shown to be highly effective for different types of mental health difficulties.
Once you schedule an appointment, you will be asked to print and review a series of forms prior to the first visit. These will outline clinic procedures and ask for relevant information about you. These will be reviewed with you at the beginning of the first visit, and will make getting started that much more efficient.
The goal of the first appointment(s) is for the psychologist to understand your current concern(s), review our clinic’s policies, and determine whether the services at Wise Mind Psychology will be a good fit for your needs. It is an opportunity to discuss relevant history, current difficulties, and will inform an accurate diagnosis. An accurate diagnosis is often a key for an effective evidence-based treatment process. The information collected in the first 1-2 sessions will help your psychologist understand your unique goals and needs, and set the stage for you to have a successful, helpful, and impactful experience.
We are happy to offer a brief, free phone consultation (5-15 minutes) as an opportunity to introduce ourselves, to answer any questions you may have about the services offered at Wise Mind Psychology, and to get an initial sense of whether our services are right for you.
Assessment and therapy sessions are generally 50 minutes and the typical frequency of sessions is weekly at the start of treatment. In some cases, these can be adjusted to better meet specific client needs.
If you’d like to book an appointment, refer a client, or have a question about our services, please reach out by phone or email.