for Children, Teenagers
We are a team of mental health experts. We provide assessment and therapy services to children, teens and adults. Our team is led by Dr. Tim Smith, Clinical Psychologist. Dr. Smith has over 20 years of experience serving the people of Barrie, Simcoe County and beyond. Each of our clinical staff is highly trained. We receive referrals from a wide range of established professionals including Family Doctors, Pediatricians, Psychiatrists, Teachers, Principals, Social Workers and Psychotherapists. Let Us Help You!
Frequently Asked Questions
How many counselling sessions should I book?
It is best to schedule the first six to ten sessions weekly. This helps establish a strong working relationship with the therapist and makes it more likely that you will start making progress as soon as possible.
Do you offer remote appointments?
Yes, we offer both in-person and remote appointments. We use a secure video conferencing platform. The platform is PIPEDA and HIPAA compliant to ensure your privacy is protected. Clients who request remote appointments will be asked to keep credit card information on file for payment...
Are your services covered by extended health insurance?
Yes – the majority of extended health plans do cover psychological services. However, extended health plans differ on how much they cover per calendar year for each family member. A small percentage of insurance plans require you to have a referral ...
Do you bill directly to the insurance company?
At this point, we do not bill directly to the insurance company. We get you to pay us and then you submit the paid receipt to the insurance company. Many plans are very fast getting the reimbursement back to you ...
Does OHIP cover your services fees?
OHIP (The Ontario Health Insurance Plan) does not cover the fees of any private practice Psychologists in Ontario. Psychological services can be accessed for free through Psychologists who are employees of hospitals. However, this has become rather rare in Ontario and is typically found only at the largest hospitals.
What type of payment method do you accept?
We accept credit card, debit card, e-transfers, and cash as payment methods.
Can I book appointments online?
The ability to book your own sessions online is coming soon. We are working efficiently behind the scenes to implement online booking. Stay tuned for more information shortly.
Why Choose Us?
- Our psychological assessments are practical, user friendly and designed to help you plan the best next steps
- Our therapists are highly trained in methods that are practical, solution-oriented, and empirically validated to bring about the change you desire
- We offer culturally informed services to indigenous people (First Nation, Metis and Inuit) and we know how to access funding
- Secure virtual counselling & in person appointments available
- Team is led by Dr. Tim Smith, over
20 years of experience
- A team approach allows us to find the best match for your needs!