Services for Adults

We offer a range of different assessments including full psychological Assessments for adults. The Psychology Clinic also offers Individual, Couples, and Group Therapy for Adults. The type of assessment and therapy differs by type of service so please check the descriptions below.

Clients can refer themselves or be referred by a healthcare provider. We are currently accepting referrals through our Electronic Referral System, located here, by fax (613-533-3282), or download our form here.

Our waitlist for Adult Psychoeducational Assessment is currently closed, and we are not accepting referrals at this time.

1. Intake Meeting

  • You will meet with the Psychologist and Graduate Student for a full discussion of the presenting concerns, strengths, and needs.

  • This meeting typically takes about 1.5 hours.

  • Please bring copies of past report cards and assessments to this appointment.

2. Sessions

  • We schedule 3 assessment sessions during which the graduate student meets with the person being assessed to look at overall abilities and functioning, learning strengths and challenges,  as well as social/emotional areas.

  • In between sessions, the graduate student meets with the supervising psychologist to examine the findings in depth and to determine if additional assessments are needed.

  • These sessions typically take 2 hours.

3. Feedback

  • Approximately 2 weeks after the last assessment session, the psychologist and graduate student meet with the client (and their family, if applicable) to discuss the findings and to share any diagnoses that may be present

  • Recommendations are made for next steps.

  • This appointment typically takes 1.5 hours.

The Clinic offers individual therapy for individuals seeking treatment for a variety of mental health symptoms, as well as difficulties with adjustment/stress. Our waitlist is currently closed, and we are not accepting referrals at this time.

Individual Therapy Services

Therapy is provided by graduate students in Clinical Psychology at Queen’s University, under the supervision of a registered Clinical Psychologist. Clients can expect to receive time-limited (i.e., between 4 to 16 sessions), evidence-based (i.e., therapy approach supported by research) treatment.

Brief Telepsychology Service

The Brief Telepsychology Service provides short-term psychological services via videoconferencing technology with clients in their homes. The service is appropriate to adults struggling with adjustment or stress, and focused on maximizing emotional and physical well-being by improving coping skills. Clients participate in four 30-minute sessions over a 2-week period focused on concrete problem-solving and skill building. Sessions may be group-based or individual depending on client needs. The service is available to people living in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington region. Clients will need access to a device that can connect to the internet, and internet access that can support videoconferencing (using Zoom) to participate in this service.

Fees

Consultation and individual therapy session fees are based on a sliding scale.

For participation in the Brief Telepsychology Service, there s a flat fee of $200 total for four (4) sessions.

Please see the Fees page for more information about methods of payment and cost for individual therapy services.

See full fee schedule.

Referrals

Clients can refer themselves or be referred by a healthcare provider. We are currently accepting referrals through our Electronic Referral System, located here or by fax (613-533-3282). We will schedule a telephone call with each person referred to the service so that we can provide more information about our current programs and determine together if our service is a good fit for the person’s current needs.

 

Our Perinatal Mental Health Service launched in January 2020, thanks to funding from the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund.

The Perinatal Mental Health Service provides psychological services for new and expecting parents focused on mental health and well-being. The overarching goal is prevention and early intervention during this critical transition period for parents, to ultimately support family well-being and mental health. We primarily offer evidence-based group programs, with some limited opportunities for individual therapy available to clients in our service.

Our Team

Services are primarily provided by experienced graduate students in Clinical Psychology at Queen’s University, supervised by registered Clinical Psychologist, Stéphanie Boyer, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Current Programs

All programs and services are being offered virtually at this time. For the 2024-2025 year, we will offer our Perinatal Anxiety Group once in the Fall and once in the Winter.

  • Perinatal Anxiety Group: 6-week cognitive-behavioural group for new and expecting parents to develop skills to manage anxious thoughts, feelings, and other difficult moods/emotions. The next session is Spring 2024.

  • Transitioning to Parenthood Group: 6-week group providing new parents with education and support around changes and difficulties associated with this transition period, in a supportive environment to facilitate well-being and self-care. Not offered at this time, TBD.

Fees

Fees paid to the Queen’s Psychology Clinic follow a sliding scale, depending on your income; see our Fees page below for further information. Psychological services are not covered under OHIP. If you have health benefits (e.g., through your workplace) that cover psychological services, you can submit the receipt for full or partial reimbursement. Please let us know if the minimum fee is not affordable, as we have some pro bono spots available.

See full fee schedule.

Referrals

Clients can refer themselves or be referred by a healthcare provider. We are currently accepting referrals through our Electronic Referral System, located here or by fax (613-533-3282). We will schedule a telephone call with each person referred to the service so that we can provide more information about our current programs and determine together if our service is a good fit for the person’s current needs.

Who is this for?

These services are for motivated young adults (aged 18 – 30), with Autism Spectrum Disorder (without a concurrent diagnosis of Intellectual Disability). Please note that since the group focuses on social skills training, it is not appropriate for individuals who are currently in crisis due to difficulties with emotion regulation or other mental health concerns. If you have any questions about these criteria please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Fees

$500 for 16 (sixteen) 2-hour sessions. We understand that clients receiving support from ODSP may be eligible for reimbursement of this fee. In addition, there will be a limited number of reduced rate spaces available for clients in financial need. Please indicate if you would like to be considered for one of these spaces on the referral form.

See full fee schedule.

Referrals

Clients can refer themselves or be referred by a healthcare provider. We are currently accepting referrals through our Electronic Referral System, located here or by fax (613-533-3282). We will schedule a telephone call with each person referred to the service so that we can provide more information about our current programs and determine together if our service is a good fit for the person’s current needs.

The Psychology Clinic is registered with the Community Mental Health Program offered through the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB). If you have been injured in the workplace and are seeking psychological services (assessment and/or intervention), please follow the steps below.

WSIB Assessment and Treatment Steps

  • Register your claim with WSIB

  • Contact us and we will ask questions to see if we can meet your needs for assessment and/or treatment. If we can and we have your permission, we will contact WSIB to obtain approval to move forwards under the Community Mental Health Program.

  • Once we receive approval, we will book an appointment to meet you.

  • Services are offered on an individual basis

  • Payment for services for Clients referred through WSIB are paid directly by WSIB.

Referrals

WSIB clients, please contact the Clinic at 613-533-6021, and we will conduct a brief screening to see if we can meet your needs for assessment and/or treatment.