What is a Psychologist?

A few of the main differences between Psychologists and other mental health providers.

A Psychologist has the ability to communicate a diagnosis as does a Psychiatrist.

Social workers and Psychotherapists are not able and are not authorized to diagnose your difficulties. Accurate diagnosis is important in order to receive appropriate treatment.

A Psychologist has completed 5000 plus hours of supervised practice as well as graduate degrees in Psychology and gone through extensive liscensing requirements including rigourous exams in Psychology.

Psychologists are specialists in providing evidence based mental health treatment.

A Psychiatrist has the authorization to prescribe medication, a Psychologist does not.

Psychiatric services are covered by OHIP, Psychological Services are not.

Psychological services are covered by Insurance Companies, Veteran's Affairs, and clients pay privately to access services.