Brief Telepsychology Service
The Brief Telepsychology Service will provide short-term psychological services via videoconferencing technology with clients in their homes. The service is designed for adults, children, youth and families struggling with adjustment or stress, and focused on maximizing emotional and physical well-being by improving skills for coping with stress. Clients will be offered 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 Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington. 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.
Stéphanie Boyer, Ph.D., C.Psych.
Tess Clifford, Ph.D., C.Psych.
Erika Hilderley, M.A., M.Ed., C.Psych. Assoc. (Supervised Practice)
Jeremy Stewart, Ph.D., C. Psych. (Supervised Practice)
Team: Individual and group therapy will primarily be provided by experienced graduate students in Clinical Psychology at Queen’s University, supervised by the registered psychologists/psychological associate listed above.
Referrals: Clients can refer themselves or be referred by a healthcare provider. Referrals can be made via our Brief Telepsychology Electronic Referral Form. 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.
This service is free for those in financial need thanks to the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and Community Foundations of Canada.
For those with access to benefits or other funds, there is a flat fee of $200 total (for 4 sessions) for this service payable by electronic money transfer after the first session.
Psychological services are not covered under OHIP. If you have health benefits (e.g., through your workplace) that cover psychological services, or access to Ontario Autism Program one-time payment funds, you can submit the receipt for full or partial reimbursement.