What type of counselling do you offer?
We offer psychotherapy services to address a wide range of concerns from anxiety to stress to trauma to career counselling to substance use (click here to see a thorough list of services offered). We operate from a strength-based, narrative/person-centred viewpoint.
Who can seek counselling at Whiteboard?
We provide professional support for men, women and children ages 12 and up. Also, we are proud to support clients from a broad range of social, cultural and religious backgrounds.
Do you offer online sessions?
Yes. We provide online as well as face-to-face visits.
Do you offer couples counselling?
Sorry, but due to scheduling constraints, we do not offer couples counselling at this time.
What's the difference between counselling, psychotherapy, and psychiatry?
The simplest way to define the difference between the three approaches is to use the terms from our motto: Empathy & Evidence. On one end of the spectrum, we have counselling. This is a non-regulated approach to mental health which is characterized by the counsellor showing empathy and sharing advice. On the other end, we have psychiatry. This is a more detached, evidence-based approach where psychiatrists use medical interventions like fixed programming or drug therapy. In the middle, between these two approaches, we find psychotherapy. This is a blended approach which allows therapists to use both empathy and evidence to tailor programs in a personalized manner for clients.
A quick note: Because most people use the term ‘counselling’ as a catch-all to describe mental health treatment, we used the phrase in our name. However, in actuality, we provide professional psychotherapy services at Whiteboard.
Do I need a referral from a family doctor in order to see a therapist?
How much does a session cost?
$140 (plus HST) for a 55 minute session.
Are psychotherapy services covered by OHIP?
No, they are not.
Are Whiteboard services covered by my employer health plan?
There is a very good chance that they are. We accept insurance reimbursement as psychotherapists, so clients with extended health benefits may be eligible for reimbursement of service fees, depending on your provider and plan.
Do you have male and female therapists?
Yes. We have both male and female therapsits on staff, as we always want our clients to feel comfortable and supported as they see fit.