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eScotty

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GPs in T.O. who do psychotherapy
« on: April 22, 2017, 05:56:13 PM »
Hello,
I'm not a new member technically, but haven't posted here since 2014.  I have depression and GAD.  Does anyone know of a G.P. in Toronto who practises psychotherapy full-time (and is covered for it by ohip)?  The GP Psychotherapy Association of Canada used to provide names of such GPs on its website but no longer does so and declines to do so by phone.  My family doctor doesn't know of any.  Any suggestions would be appreciated. ;D

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Re: GPs in T.O. who do psychotherapy
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2017, 11:55:35 PM »
Hello eScotty. The short answer is they are extremely hard to find and due to some gov't practices it has made them even harder to find.

 You might want to try telehealth Ontario  1-866-797-0000 and ask if they know of anyone. Or you can try http://www.mentalhealthhelpline.ca/  by phone, email, chat or self search and see if they have anything. 

 You could try your local walk in clinics, community care access centre etc to see if they know of any.

  You can ck this website out https://www.ontario.ca/locations/health/searchResults.php?latitude=43.653226&longitude=-79.38318429999998&lang=en&find=PSYCHOTHERAPY&near=Toronto%2C+ON%2C+Canada#main   You will find 13 family health care teams listed offering therapy.   You then click one, say the Scarborough Academic Family Health Team Overlea Blvd Site  https://www.ontario.ca/locations/health/locationDetails.php?location=153379&lang=en 

 If you then scroll down it sez that they offer psychotherapy.  However you have to be refered by a doc who is a member of a health care team (a majority , but not all G.P.'s are). You might want to give them a call first to see what kind of psychotherapy they offer who who does it for them.

 A few hospitals also have out patients services that may offer counselling covered by OHIP

 If the system sounds confusing and more than a little stupid you are not alone feeling that way.  Sorry that's the best I can offer. Let us know if you find anything that works to find the proper doc.  Take Care. paul m

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Re: GPs in T.O. who do psychotherapy
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2017, 12:45:07 PM »
Thanks for the suggestions, Paul. I will follow up. :D

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Re: GPs in T.O. who do psychotherapy
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2017, 04:45:12 AM »
Paul, thanks....didn't know that.

I'm not recommending her for other people, but my nurse practitioner has a "knack" for kind of psychotherapy, and is pretty firm about trying to get me to change.  She's good.


Peter