Frequently Asked Questions

How long are sessions?

  • Sessions are 50-60 minutes

 

Do I need a referral from a doctor?​

  • No, you do not need a referral from a doctor or other professional to access these services. You can self-refer through the contact section on this website.

 

How do I book an appointment?​

  • You may email Dr. Sinclair or complete the 'Contact Me' section at the bottom of this page. Please also provide a very brief explanation of your current difficulties to determine if these services are right for you.  If necessary, a free 15 minute phone consultation may be offered to determine if your concern is appropriate for treatment. 

 

If my doctor sends a referral, will you contact them with updates on my progress?​

  • If you provide consent, Dr. Sinclair is able to contact your doctor or other people involved in your treatment.

 

Can you prescribe medication?​

  • No. Psychologists in Ontario are not able to prescribe medication. Dr. Sinclair may consult with your doctor or psychiatrist to determine if medications may help your treatment.

How long will treatment last?

  • This depends on the reason for which you seek treatment. Treatment typically lasts between 8-12 sessions, but may be shorter or longer depending on the challenges you face. Treatment is not usually meant to be long-term. In your initial session, Dr. Sinclair will help determine the approximate length of therapy. 

 

What if I complete treatment and I struggle again in the future?

  • You are able to re-refer for services. You may be offered to return for booster session/s. In other cases you may be referred to another psychologist who can provide a new approach to treatment.

 

How much do sessions cost?​

  • Sessions are billed at a rate of $180/hour.  (See Fees and Payment Options for more information.)

 

Is there additional tax?​

  • No. Psychological services are not subject to goods and service or provincial taxes in the province of Ontario.

 

Can I bring someone to my session with me?​

  • This will need to be discussed with Dr. Sinclair prior to having an additional person in your session. In some cases, it is helpful to have a support person in one session if they are able to collaborate with you on treatment.