Leaside Therapy Centre

For your emotional health and well-being

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you covered by OHIP? Will my Insurance cover your Services?

Therapists at the centre are not covered by OHIP.  Some therapists may be covered by Extended Health Care Benefits. You may wish to check with your Insurance provider to learn what requirements are necessary for coverage.

How do you know if you need a therapist?

There are a number of reasons why someone would benefit from seeing a therapist. Here is a list of questions that you might ask yourself.

If you are saying yes to one or more of these, you may wish to talk to someone about possibly seeking help:

  1. If you unable to function as you normally do.
  2. If you feel unlike yourself — if you are sleeping a lot more, at lot more anxious, less sociable, in a mood that you cannot shake
  3. If you are dealing with an issue you haven’t had to deal with before and it is making you very anxious and you are unsure how to proceed
  4. If the communication between you and your partner is getting worse and you just don’t have the relationship you used to
  5. If your child or partner is acting out in ways that worry you
  6. If you suffered a traumatic or unfortunate event or loss that you need to talk about with someone

Do you work evenings and weekends?

Yes, many of our therapists work evenings and weekends.

What are your fees?

Each therapist arranges his/her own fee schedule, so you will have to discuss this with your therapist.

How will I chose the right therapist for me or my family?

We hope that our website will be helpful in narrowing down your choices. Under ‘Therapists‘ you can access a very helpful article on this subject, review bios of all our therapists, or you can review a list of specific problems and then see which therapists specialize in that area. Feel free to contact our therapists directly with your questions.

We are also happy to speak to you and help guide you in the right direction. You can call our director Sheri Betel for a referral at 416-481-2600 ext 29 or email her at sheri@betelcounselling.com. Sheri will ask you some questions about the problem you are experiencing and the services you think you need. Based on this quick intake Sheri will refer you to the most appropriate therapist.

It is important to feel that you have found the right therapist. If after the initial meeting you feel that the therapist is not right for you or your family you can ask the therapist or Sheri for a new referral.  Your therapist may also decide that you need a different therapist with more suitable experience or qualifications for your particular situation or problem and refer you to another therapist at the Centre or elsewhere.