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Our multidisciplinary team of Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Speech pathologists, Occupational therapists and Parent Coaches provide holistic assessments and evidence-based treatments to help individuals and families better understand and more effectively address the mental health and learning needs of their children and themselves, beginning in the earliest stages of development and continuing through adolescence and into adulthood.


Appointments take place in person or online through video sessions.


Rest assured, we will match you with one of our professionals that best suits your needs.

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frequently asked questions.

  • How do I know if I need to see a therapist?
    Many individuals turn to therapy for a variety of reasons, such as coping with elevated stress, navigating relationship challenges, grappling with loss, confronting life uncertainties and transitions, address sleep disturbances, boosting self-esteem, managing anxiety, overcoming depression or dealing with trauma. If you're contemplating whether therapy is a suitable option for you, feel free to reach out to us for a complementary consultation.
  • Do I need a referral to book an appointment?
    No. A referral from your doctor is not needed to start therapy. To schedule your first appointment, contact us here.
  • How long will therapy take?
    Duration depends on your goals and unique situation. Many of our clients participate in therapy for 10 to 20 sessions, but several continue beyond 20 sessions. We recommend starting with weekly sessions to increase effectiveness and reduce your symptoms. Less frequent sessions may be indicated after a few months, but you and your therapist can talk about the best plan for you.
  • What is the length and session rates?
    Individual sessions for children and adults are 60 minutes and range between $185 - $300 (with HST where applicable) depending on the seniority of the practitioner. Please inquire about Couples and Group therapy rates during your introductory call. Psychological assessments range between $1,000 to $6,000 depending on the nature and complexity of the concerns. Your psychologist will be able to provide a more exact amount once they've familiarized themselves with the case.
  • Will my session be covered by insurance or OHIP?
    Most insurance plans cover our services, and our Centre will provide you with the required receipts after each session. Our services are not covered under OHIP; however, psychology fees are also normally tax deductible. Please check with your accountant or tax advisor.
  • What are the methods of payment?
    Payment is due after each session and can be paid by credit card or e-transfer (we do not accept cash). For third party insurance plans, it is expected that clients pay directly for each session and receipts will be issued for reimbursement by your insurance plan.
  • What is the cancellation policy?
    Please provide us with at least 24 hours notice for any cancellations. If such advance notice is not received in a timely manner, the fee for the missed appointment will be billed accordingly.
  • What is the difference between a psychologist and a psychotherapist? How do I know which one to choose for me / my child?
    Psychotherapists are mental health professionals who usually have a master's degree in counselling, psychology, social work or some other related field. They specialize in treating mental health issues in children, adults and families using a variety of different approaches, which support positive change, learning and growth. Typically, psychotherapists do not perform psychological assessments or diagnose psychological disorders, but rather use therapeutic inveterventions to help their clients achieve treatment goals. Psychologists require an advanced degree and training in clinical psychology. In Ontario, most psychologists hold a PhD or PsyD and specialize in administering psychological and/or educational assessments and evaluations. Unlike psychotherapists, psychologists can issue diagnoses, which are often required for educational placements and planning. Most psychologists also provide psychotherapy. If you are looking for someone to assess and potentially diagnose yourself or your child, a psychologist is required. If you are looking for someone to treat mental health, relational and/or behavioural issues in yourself, your child and/or your family, then either a psychotherapists or psychologists are great options. At The Giving Tree Centre, we know how important it is to find the best mental health professional to work with you and/or your child's specific and unique needs. That is why we take time to work with you at the beginning to determine the best practitioner fit!
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