Talk therapy provides a space to express your reality. You may be someone who is very in touch with your emotions, or someone who have trouble even knowing when you're hungry. Exploring yourself with a therapist helps you to unpack what is happening and the unproductive coping mechanisms you may have developed. Therapy provides a supportive and comfortable space, where we can explore together.
There are many types of therapy, including behavioural focused such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and humanistic focused therapy such as client-centred, Gestalt, and Existential. You may find certain therapies very effective, others less so, and your choice of therapy will be dependant on the direction you (and your therapist) choose.
Only you can answer that. Freud believed that everyone needs therapy, and spent years undergoing deep psychoanalytic therapy. If things feel a little overwhelming or out of control, it might be time to consider talking to someone. The search for a therapist can be a tough decision, and most therapists will offer a free meet and greet session for you to get to know them before committing. We encourage you to do your homework!
First off, it’s important for you to know that therapy is regulated in Ontario. As such, those designated to provide therapy services are authorized and regulated by professional colleges, such as the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, the College of Psychological Associates, and the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW).
Second, psychotherapists, psychologists, and social workers are all authorized to provide the controlled act of psychotherapy in Ontario, although the education is differently focused for each. For psychotherapists, a masters degree in counselling/psychotherapy is required and therapists must be licensed through the College of the Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.
We do not assess or diagnose and are focused on treatment based approaches.
There is no one set timeframe for clients, as it is different for everyone. Behavioural-focused therapies can sometimes be effective in shorter timeframes, but generally this should be discussed with your therapist in terms of your needs.
Our sessions are $110 for 50 minutes, or $150 for a 90-minute session. Our fees are within the recommended fee range from our College.
If you have an insurance provider, typically our sessions will be covered (some insurance programs offer full coverage, others offer a limit). We encourage you to check with your insurance provide before beginning therapy, as well as the designation of therapy they cover: they must cover Registered Psychotherapy.
Clients submit payment and are provided a receipt, which they remit to their insurance company for reimbursement.
Impart Therapy is a private practice, and is not covered through OHIP.
Public services are available for mental health, and more can be found here.
If you are in crisis and in need of immediate assistance please call 911, go to your nearest Emergency Room, or reach out to the Toronto Distress Centre at 416-408-4357, which is available 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Choosing the right therapist for you is key. Take advantage of meet and greets, where you have an opportunity to ask questions and learn more. Pay attention to how you are responding to the therapist, as the relationship between practitioner and client is one of the most important parts of your success in therapy.
To meet us, please book a free meet and greet! From there, if you like to move forward, you can book online at your convenience.
Impart Therapy is a virtual-only private practice. We do not see clients face to face, but understand that many people wish this type of therapy. If you are looking for face to face, please contact us, and we're happy to assist you in your search!