Our Services

We offer counselling, psychological treatment, psychotherapy, and assessment services for a wide range of needs, including:

  • Trauma, Abuse Experiences, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Depression
  • Anxiety (e.g., generalized or social anxiety, OCD, phobias, panic, etc.)
  • Self-regulation/Emotion Dysregulation Difficulties
  • Self-esteem Issues
  • Assertiveness
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Anger
  • Addictions (e.g., alcohol, substances)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Body Image/Body Acceptance Concerns
  • Sleep Difficulties
  • Existential Concerns
  • Grief and Loss
  • Family Functioning
  • Parenting/Co-Parenting
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Sexuality, Sexual Identity and Coming Out
  • Gender Identity, Gender Dysphoria, Gender Transition, Gender-affirming Surgeries
  • Educational/Learning difficulties
  • Workplace Stress/General Life Stress
  • Career Exploration, Development, and Transition
  • Life Stage Transitions
  • Prenatal and Postnatal Parent Functioning and Mental Health (e.g., postpartum depression)

We offer a complementary 20 minute “Meet and Greet” in person or telephone consultation to get to know you, discuss your needs, and to explore whether our team is a “fit” for you and the work you wish to do.


About Treatment, Psychotherapy and Counselling Services:

Individual  Psychological Treatment, Therapy and Counselling:

We offer individual services for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Using a holistic, collaborative, and integrative approach, client’s needs are assessed and therapy or treatment is tailored to best meet those needs.

Approaches: Therapeutic approaches offered at our service include…

Emotion-Focused Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy

Play Therapy

Family Therapy

Parenting Support

Couples Therapy

Psychodynamic/Relational Therapy

Insight-based and supportive Counselling

and Mindfulness-based therapies.

Gender Exploration and Transition Counselling:

We offer individual counselling services to assist clients to explore their gender identity concerns. We provide supports and assistance for those navigating gender transition (or de-transition) and undergoing gender-affirming surgeries or hormone replacement therapies.  Parent and Family counselling and support for clients are also offered. Assessments for readiness and eligibility for gender affirming aka sex reassignment surgeries are also available – see Assessment Services section below.

Career Counselling and Development:

We offer individual career counselling and development services utilizing collaborative assessment techniques to assist clients to explore career development options and to work towards their life-career goals. Career transition counselling and support are also offered.

Session Length:

Individual therapy sessions are based on a standard 50-minute therapy hour. Group therapy may range from 60 to 90 minutes per session.

 

Group Therapy: 

Anxiety Group for Youth – Spring 2019  We are offering an 8-week Cognitive Behaviour therapy group for youth ages 14 to 17.  Contact us for session start dates

DBT Skills – Youth Skills Support Group – May 2019 We are offering an 8-week group supporting youths’ use of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy skills for ages 14 to 17. Contact us for session start dates.

Trans and Non-binary Group – This Spring 2019 we will be offering group therapy for trans and non-binary individuals who may be -experiencing concurrent mental health concerns (e.g., anxiety, depressed mood, trauma symptoms, etc.). Contact us for session start dates.

Contact us for details and to book your sessions now at 416 551 7284 or email: info@stepstonepsychology.com

 

Psychotherapy Fees: 

Fees are offered at insured and non-insured sliding scale rates that range from $125 – $225/therapy hour depending upon the clinician and level of expertise/type of service offered (e.g., $225 for a full psychologist, $200 for a psychologist in supervised practice, $140-$180 for a registered psychotherapist, $125 for a counselling associate, etc.). Fees are payable by cash or cheque at the time of your appointment, or via Internet/e-transfer to be received the day of your appointment just prior to your session start time. Our practice maintains a 24-hour cancellation policy wherein full session fees will be charged for no-shows or late cancellations.

Student and Trainee Reduced Fees:

Fees are reduced further for clients who are interested in working with interns, students, and trainees of Step Stone. All students receive comprehensive regularly scheduled supervision on all cases and are dedicated to providing targeted treatment tailored to your unique needs and goals.

About Assessment Services:

Individuals and families access assessment services for many different reasons. Some seek assessment to clarify the nature of, and treatment options for, mental health, learning/educational, social, family functioning, and/or career difficulties they or their loved ones are experiencing. We will work with you to explore the best assessment approach for your needs.

We offer comprehensive Psychodiagnostic and Psychoeducational assessments for a wide range of concerns.

As we have a team of professionals with unique experience/training we are able to specialize in

Mental health and Psychiatric Diagnoses

Addictions and Substance use concerns

Learning Disabilities, Learning Disorders, Attention and Hyperactivity Disorders, and Giftedness

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Gender Identity and Gender Dysphoria We offer assessments  related to Gender Identity, Gender Dysphoria concerns, including eligibility and readiness assessments as a secondary assessor for gender-affirming surgeries and hormone replacement therapy. Fees range based on complexity of the assessment and time required for completion contact us for more details.

We tailor all assessments and associated recommendations to suit clients’ individual needs, generating easy to read, user-friendly reports to help guide treatment, workplace and academic accommodations.

 

Assessment Fees:

Fees are offered on a sliding scale and vary depending upon the complexity of assessment needs, please contact us for more details at:   416 551-7284. Reduced rates are available should clients be interested in incorporating the services of supervised interns, students, and trainees in portions of their assessment.

Fees are payable by cash, cheque, or Internet payment/e-Transfer.

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