Kindercare Psychology Frequently Asked Questions

Psychological services are not covered by OHIP. Many private insurance plans provide full or partial coverage for psychological services. We suggest contacting your insurance provider to determine your level of coverage.
We do not submit claims on behalf of clients. We will provide you with a receipt after your service is complete, which you can submit to your insurance provider.
Assessments:
Psychoeducational and Autism assessment: $4750
Psychoeducational assessment: $4150
ADHD assessment: $2450
Socioemotional assessment: $2150
Gifted assessment: $1250

Treatment:
Initial therapy session/consult: $360/90 minutes
Therapy sessions: (child, adolescent, adult, parent, new parent support): $235/hour

Educational Consulting: $235/hour
We accept payment by credit card.
The best way to make an appointment is by contacting our clinic through email to [email protected]. If you prefer to give us a call, our phone number is: (416) 350-8438.
Reception is open:

Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Fridays from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Our clinicians are available to see clients at the following times:

Monday: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Tuesday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Wednesday: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Thursday: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

No, a referral is not required since psychological services are not covered by OHIP.
We ask that appointments are cancelled at least 2 business days in advance. If an appointment is cancelled in less than 2 business days, please note that you will be invoiced for the full cost of the missed appointment.
Initial therapy or consult appointments are 1.5 hours in duration.

Subsequent therapy sessions are typically 50 minutes in duration, however billed for 60 minutes to account for the clinician's preparation and administrative time.
Session frequency and course of treatment varies across individuals. Once a clinician has met with you or your child, they will recommend a treatment course that best fits your needs and concerns.
Yes, all psychological services are strictly confidential. This means that anything that our client(s) share within our sessions is both private and protected. We can only communicate your information to third parties with your written permission. By law, we will have to break confidentiality in some specific circumstances.
As we are not medical professionals, we can not prescribe medication. However, should medication be of interest, we work closely with Kindercare Pediatrics and other physicians in the community.

Every client's mental health circumstance is unique and requires a tailored and thoughtful care plan. Typically, non-pharmaceutical approaches to mental health challenges (e.g. therapy) are used prior to considering medication. Sometimes, however, medications are helpful to enhance and support recovery. The decision to treat a mental health concern with medication is ultimately made by the client/family after extensive discussion with his/her therapist and consultation with a physician.
A psychoeducational assessment is intended to identify social-emotional and behavioural concerns, attentional difficulties, and/or learning challenges. It also characterizes strengths and weaknesses with an individual’s psychological profile, including deficits in executive functioning.

Please find more information about our Psychoeducational Assessments under our services tab.
The psychoeducational and autism assessment is designed to evaluate the developmental, emotional, social, behavioral, attentional, cognitive, and academic functioning of a child, adolescent or adult. This assessment encompasses everything that is included in a psychoeducational assessment, as well as specialized testing to screen for Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Please find more information about our Psychoeducational and Autism Assessments under our services tab.
An ADHD assessment evaluates social, emotional, and behavioral functioning, as well an individual’s attentional profile. In addition to ADHD, other mental health diagnoses, such as mood and anxiety disorders, are also considered.

Please find more information about our ADHD Assessments under our services tab.
A social-emotional assessment evaluates social, emotional, and behavioural functioning to determine whether any psychological diagnoses, such as anxiety or depression, are present.

Please find more information about our Social-emotional Assessments under our services tab.
A gifted assessment evaluates an individual’s cognitive abilities, including their intelligence quotient (IQ). This assessment can be used to determine whether or not a student meets criteria for the gifted program within a school board.

Please find more information about our Social-emotional Assessments under our services tab.
Psychoeducational assessment : approximately 10.5 hours, typically broken into 4 different sessions.
Psychoeducational and Autism assessment : approximately 12.5 hours, typically broken into 5 different sessions.
ADHD assessment : approximately 3 hours
Socioemotional assessment : approximately 2 hours
Gifted assessment: approximately 2-3 hours
*if required, additional time will be booked as needed
*in addition to time mentioned above, all assessments also include a feedback session which is approximately 1-1.5 hours in length.
We recommend using a computer or tablet with a good webcam, speakers, and microphone. Doxy will work best with an internet connection with at least 350 Kpbs download and upload speeds (check your internet speed here: https://speed.measurementlab.net/#/). Doxy is compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, or Safari 11+ (latest release versions).
We use a telemedicine software- Doxy.me. Doxy.me complies with personal health information legislation (i.e. PHIPA, PIPEDA). Client health information is not stored on the platform.