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Mental Health

Support our patients in their overall physical and mental health

Our patients (aged 12 and over) can benefit from free mental health services. We offer the following services: 

  • Psychosocial or psychological assessment -In order to better understand your issues.
  • Switch - A point of contact for mental health resources, available internally and in the community.
  • Psychotherapy - Short term (up to 8-10 sessions) -Therapies vary according to the clinician: cognitive-behavioral (CBT); acceptance and commitment (ACT); dialectic-behavioral (DBT); focused on solutions.
  • Psychoeducational groups (offered according to demand)

-Stress management
-Assertiveness
-Insomnia
-ACT



Here is an overview of the issues addressed:

-Depression
-Stress
-Anxiety
-Mourning
-Insomnia
-Chronic medical conditions
-Periode of change/Life transitions
-Family violence

To get our services,just complete the form Request for Mentale Health Services and drop it off to one of our front desk staff. Click here for the form



If you have an appointment with one of our Mental Health workers.

Please  read and complete  the following forms and bring them to your appointment:

  • For those waiting for an appointment with Anne Bilodeau, MSS, TSI:

-AAQ-II (French)
-AAQ-II (English)

FAQ

Is there a fee for this service?
Individual therapy is covered by your OHIP card. However, failure to comply with the Attendance Policy at the Team's appointments may result in a fee of $20 per missed appointment. For those who can afford it, a small fee applies to our group programs. Also, it often happens that a therapist recommends you a therapeutic book. If you can not get it, we may be able to lend you a copy or go to the public library.

What are the benefits of consulting with my family health team?
You can benefit from better coordination of your primary care.

How can I get mental health follow-up?
Please complete the Request for Mental Health Services form first. You can get it here (PDF link), from one of our secretaries or from any member of your treatment team. Once the form is completed, please submit to the secretariat and a member of our mental health team will then contact you to assess your needs.

How can I guarantee that I can see an internal therapist?
Your needs may be better served outside the clinic, either because of an extended waiting period or because some issues are not addressed by our therapists, such as addictions and eating disorders.

What if I am in crisis?
Call one of the crisis lines in the area (see list here) or go to the Walk-in Counseling Clinic of Ottawa. 
http://walkincounselling.com/en/.